chapter  2
Professional Development in Retreat: Using a retreat to work on developing skills in academic writing
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This case study raises the issue of designing professional development1 courses that support ongoing change in practice for both academic advisers2 and the academics we work with.


This case study is set in an established university in Aotearoa, New Zealand. A fairly experienced academic adviser wanted to assist women academics to write, and also to improve her own academic writing skills, but she was sceptical of the capacity of traditional professional development approaches to achieve her aims.