The needs of the institution and the division/department must to be balanced with the needs of the staff member to develop themselves.
The University has a right to expect a staff member to fulfil the job requirements. If staff development and training is needed to better equip the staff member to fulfil the job requirements, then the staff member is expected to participate in training and development. If a staff member refuses to do so, this would be insubordination, resulting in a failure to perform the job requirements. That could lead to dismissal for misconduct and/or incapacity.
The staff member has a right to training if s/he is not performing the job to the required standard. Should there be a problem with work performance due to a lack of skills, the staff member must be provided with the necessary training.
Providing training opportunities to enhance performance and prepare staff for future positions is good practice in terms of people management. The emphasis is on developing a partnership between the staff member and the institution/department/division.
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