Professional Development Calendar 2011

There are many opportunities for staff to enhance their knowledge, skills and career outcomes. All staff are encouraged to read the professional development opportunites below, and contact the relevant senior staff if interested in attending one or more of these.

Date and Location

Duration 

 Title

 Description

Recommended 

Offered by 

7 April - UoN

1 day 

Vision Introductory/Intermediate 

Learn how to use Microsoft Visio 2007 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

12 April - UoN

4 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 3 (HR Online)

This advanced program is designed for participants who want to stretch and grow their communication skills. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

13 April - UoN

2 hours 

Spendvision (HR Online)

Spendvision is the University's Expense Management System. This system uses web-based technologies to deliver online management of the University's credit cards and staff reimbursements. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

April (TBC) - Sydney

1 day 

Contemporary Issues & Practice in Research & Development

Research is a significant area of university business. All administrators & managers need to be up to date with the key policy drivers and practices. 

Understanding the sector 

ATEM 

April (TBC) - Cairns

3 days 

Middle Managers 

Middle Managers program designed for existing middle managers who are thinking about moving on in their careers, and who want to prepare them selves for taking on more or different responsibilities. 

Growing Careers 

ATEM 

April (TBC) - UoN

8+ days

Diploma in Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are  engaged to manage the work of others, or to add value to or review management practices. Their role may be in any industry or organisational setting. Typically people in these roles will have considerable experience in their respective industries or vocational areas and couple an informed perspective of the specific work requirements with their managerial approaches. The BSB51107 Diploma of Management requires a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or the work of a team. 

Growing Careers 

UoN (HR Online)

13 April - UoN Ourimbah

2 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 1

This foundation program aims to raise awareness of what it means to be an effective communicator and to equip participants with practical skills. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

14 April - UoN

1 hour 

Groupwise Archiving 

This short course is designed for those already familiar with GroupWise but who require assistance either getting started with or learning more about GroupWise archiving. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

4 May - UoN

7.5 hours 

Writing for Clarity and Accuracy 

Improving writing skills

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

5 May - UoN 

3.5 hours 

Minute Taking at UoN 

Improve minute taking skills 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

9 & 16 May - UoN Ourimbah

2 days 

Excel Introduction / Intermediate 

Microsoft Excel course 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

18-20 May, 16-17 June, 8-9 August - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

7 days throughout May, June & August

Tertiary Education Leadership

This intensive residential program provides the opportunity to explore significant policy issues, change implementation strategies and the leadership challenges and opportunities faced by academic and administrative Department/School Heads in the implementation of institutional strategy.

Managers / Senior Administrators

LH Martin Institute 

19 May - UoN

3 hours 

Groupwise Introduction 

How to use Groupwise at an inroductory level 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

24 May - UoN

3 hours 

Groupwise Advanced 

How to use Groupwise at advanced level 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

24 May - UoN 

4 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 2 

This program focuses on how to build trust and commitment using influencing skills. It builds on the foundation program and equips participants with the skills and strategies for influencing up and across the organisation. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

25 May - UoN 

3 hours 

Excel Pivot Tables 

Staff attending this course should have received training in MS Excel Introductory/Intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

30 May & 6 June - UoN

2 days 

Access Introduction/Intermediate 

Introduction to Microsoft Access 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

30 May - UoN 

7.5 hours  

Service Excellence 

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to ensure your products and services are delivered and maintained to consistently meet organisational quality and delivery standards. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

31 May - UoN

7.5 hours 

Service Excellence 

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to ensure your products and services are delivered and maintained to consistently meet organisational quality and delivery standards. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

May-October(TBC) - UoN

6 sessions May-October 

HEW 7-9 Leadership / Develop your Image as an Emerging Leader 

The focus of this year's Leadership Development Program will be on cross collaboration and how staff can assist each other to achieve maximum performance in their roles. It is an exciting program with excellent facilitators and a great opportunity for staff to develop their skills and interact with peers. 

Growing Careers 

UoN (HR Online)

May (TBC) - Online

Online 

Leadership as Intervention Webinar 

An interactive online workshop program of 6 x 90 min sessions in which senior and middle level university managers & professionals from across the range of functions gain skills in exercising leadership for change through handling contentious - messy - problems more productively, eg apparent resistance to change; partnering issues; difficulty in engaging with those up the line; group/individual performance issues.

Growing Careers 

ATEM

1 & 8 June - UoN Ourimbah

2 days 

Word Introduction/Intermediate 

Introduction to Micosoft Word 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

6-7 June - Brisbane

2 days 

Budgeting & Financial Management for the Tertiary Sector 

Provides an opportunity for those responsible for managing financial resources to enhance their understanding of financial systems, tools and processes, and optimise their use in improved management and strategic planning. 

Senior staff with budget &/or resource management responsibilties

LH Martin Institute 

7 June - UoN

4 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 3 

This advanced program is designed for participants who want to stretch and grow their communication skills. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

7 June - TBC

1 day 

Having the Difficult Conversations: Working with Underperforming Staff 

Provides understanding on how to deal with difficult/undeperforming staff and conflict management 

Managers 

LH Martin Institute 

7 June - UoN

1 day 

Workstation Ergonomics Training 

Workstation Ergonomics training is available to all staff and provides the latest guidelines on how to best set up your own workstation. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

8 June - UoN

4 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 3 

This advanced program is designed for participants who want to stretch and grow their communication skills.  

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

14 June - UoN

2 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 1 

This foundation program aims to raise awareness of what it means to be an effective communicator and to equip participants with practical skills.  

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

16 & 23 June - UoN 

2 days 

Access Advanced 

Learn how to use Microsoft Access at an advanced level. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

20 June - UoN

7.5 hours

Using Time Effectively

This one day program aims to provide you with practical strategies and skills to use your time more effectively. This will be achieved through completing a brief pre-course activity which will be used as the basis for activities during the program; assessing the use of your time in a work setting; planning and prioritising the effective use of time and the use of specific time management tools.

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

21 June - UoN

2 hours

Spendvision

Spendvision is the University's Expense Management System. This system uses web-based technologies to deliver online management of the University's credit cards and staff reimbursements. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

22 & 29 June - UoN

2 days

Excel Advanced

Learn how to use Microsoft Advanced at an advanced level

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

28 June - UoN

4 hours

Communcation Workshop - Level 2

This program focuses on how to build trust and commitment using influencing skills. It builds on the foundation program and equips participants with the skills and strategies for influencing up and across the organisation. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

June (TBC) - Sydney

1 day 

Orientation to the Tertiary Education Sector 

Provides an introduction for people new to the sector, & those who want to learn more about how the sector operates.  

Understanding the Sector 

ATEM 

12 July - UoN

4 hours 

Communication Workshop - Level 3 

This advanced program is designed for participants who want to stretch and grow their communication skills.   

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

July (TBC) - Brisbane 

3 days

Expanding your Influence 

This is an opportunity to explore how you operate in your role in your organisation and how to continue to build your effectiveness and influence. 

Growing Careers

ATEM 

14-17 August - Gold Coast  

3 days

Tertiarry Education Management Conference (TEMC) 

Theme: 'Riding the Waves'.  As leaders & managers we ride the waves of the expected and unexpected of change and challenge. 

Connecting People and Groups

ATEM 

22 August - UoN

7.5 hours 

Using Time Effectively

This one day program aims to provide you with practical strategies and skills to use your time more effectively. This will be achieved through completing a brief pre-course activity which will be used as the basis for activities during the program; assessing the use of your time in a work setting; planning and prioritising the effective use of time and the use of specific time management tools. 

All staff

UoN (HR Online)

August (TBC) - Sydney

2 days 

The Leadership Imperative: Winning 'Hearts and Minds' at Work

The Enneagram is a powerful tool describing  nine distinctly different personality profiles. Organisations depend on people working co-operatively. 

Growing Careers

ATEM 

August (TBC) - Sydney 

1 day 

Orienatation to the Higher Education Sector 

This program provides an introduction for people new to the sector, and those who wnat to learn more about how the sector operates. 

Understanding the Sector 

ATEM 

29-30 September - Sydney 

2 days 

Budgeting & Financial Management for the Tertiary Sector 

Provides an opportunity for those responsible for managing financial resources to enhance their understanding of financial systems, tools and processes, and optimise their use in improved management and strategic planning.  

Senior staff with budget &/or resource management responsibilties 

LH Martin Institute

 3-7 October - Melbourne

5 day residential program

 Moving Into Management

 Provides an opportunity for new managers to explore different leadership styles and their effects, team dynamics, broader leadership challenges, and the policy environment of their institution.

 

 

New and aspiring Managers

LH Martin Institute

27 October - Brisbane

1 day

National Fees Forum

Annual gathering of universities to showcase and discuss student fees related issues.

Suitable for staff responsible for managing student financial issues.

University of QLD

14 November - UAC

1 day

Scholarships Information/Refresher Session

Session to explain processes and tasks associated with scholarship applications, verifications, assessments and offers via UAC (ESSUN).

Suitable for staff responsible for the management of University Equity Scholarships

UAC

14-18 November -Canberra


 

5 day residential program

Senior Strategic Leadership

 

Provides opportunity to explore significant policy issues, strategic imperatives and approaches to leadership with high profile guest speakers, master classes and problem-based learning. Key themes to be examined include: the challenge of establishing strategic direction; implementing strategic plans; and ensuring sustainability in the current dynamic tertiary environment. Particular emphasis is placed on the opportunities and challenges posed by the current policy environment.

 

 


 

Senior Administrators

LH Martin Institute

23 November -Melbourne

1 day

Conversations with Dave Ulrich: Sustaining an Effective Workforce - HR Challenges & Solutions

Excellent and high achieving staff are the backbone of any tertiary institution. Motivating and sustaining quality staff is a key challenge facing tertiary leaders. Professor David Ulrich, world leader in human resource management, will present and discuss the latest trends in leading, motivating and rewarding staff in this half-day executive seminar. Participants will have the opportunity to raise strategic HR issues and to interact with peers who face similar challenges.

Managers/Senior Administrators

LH Martin Institute

TBC - TBC

1 day

The Sustainable Campus

Developed in collaboration with the Eidos Institute, this new program explores the social, economic and educational benefits of tertiary education institutions ‘going green’. Rather than a fragmented approach to tertiary education institutions’ impact on the environment, the program addresses the question of sustainability holistically, ranging from policies on energy conservation to the pursuit of sustainable missions.

Senior Administrators

LH Martin Institute

TBC - UON

 1 day

Managing Effective Workplace Relations

Provide supervisors and team members with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective team member, and to contribute to their team's overall development and performance, as well as participating in creating a more committed and co operative work environment within the organisation by focusing on effective workplace relations.


 

Building Professionalism

ATEM

TBC - UON

1 day

Customer Service Across Cultures

Explore factors that influence the way our clients behave and strategies to imporve communication skills.  Participants relect on services provided from the client perspective, learn techniques to improve communication with clients who have limited English skills, and explore the impact of culture on behaviour.

Building Professionalism

 

ATEM