Why are important development sessions scheduled during prime teaching times?

I note that the open staff sessions for the development of leadership behaviours are planned for prime teaching time. Unfortunately, this means that I shall not be able to participate because I shall be teaching for the two hours of the session in Stafford.

It is very disappointing that Executive and faculty managers continue the recent trend of scheduling important events at times when academics are engaged in their primary responsibility (for example, the recently announced roadshows by Professor Gunn are also at times when I shall be teaching).

Is this a deliberate or accidental tactic to prevent many academics from engaging in the processes that shape the university?

Thank you for the question. We appreciate there is never an ideal time to run these sessions. We are however in the process of arranging an additional session to run on a Wednesday afternoon which we hope will be well attended.