Are you a leader?

Published: Friday 23rd January 2015

The Leadership Competency Framework (LCF) is one of the ways in which ACU invests in its people by developing leadership capability across the University.  During this year, a series of three workshops will explore the LCF and help to empower supervisors in the vital role they play in leading the University’s success. These leadership workshops are interactive, informative and an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and meet fellow colleagues.

These tailored workshops are for professional and academic supervisors at ACU, and all supervisors are expected to attend the three LCF series workshops within the first few years of their employment.  Leadership competencies are important for the enhancement of personal and team performance and these workshops provide practical tools to enhance skills and decision-making. 

Each of the workshops will be facilitated across all ACU campuses and below is an outline of what will be covered.

Workshop 1: Preserves Our Essential Character

February - March
The first workshop explores the broad area of preserving our essential character and unpacks the essential ACU leadership behaviours of displaying integrity, excellence and demonstrating interpersonal understanding.

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding ACU’s character in context - mission and values
  • Reflect on your own leadership style in relation to the LCF
  • Define and demonstrate - delivers excellence
  • Interpersonal understanding of self and others

Workshop 2: Works Collaboratively

June and August
The second workshop explores the broad area of working collaboratively and unpacks the essential ACU leadership behaviours of working in teams, leading and developing others and influencing effectively.

Topics covered will include:

  • Understand team formation and communication styles
  • How to build a collaborative environment
  • Examine how you lead and develop others
  • Build trust and understand Influencing techniques

Workshop 3: Leads Our Future Success

November - December 
The third workshop explores the broad area of leading our future success and unpacks the essential ACU leadership behaviours of displaying business acumen, demonstrating confidence and leading change. 

Topics covered will include:

•    The ACU context from an operational perspective 
•    ACU service principles
•    leading with confidence
•    Understand and navigate change  

For further information please contact Erin Ryan, Leadership Competency and Development Facilitator on 02 9739 2151 or email

Other leadership development opportunities

Please also look out for other upcoming development opportunities during 2015 such as the Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP); Creating Service Excellence for Supervisors; Recruitment for Managers; Introduction to Coaching for Managers and the Management Fundamentals@ACU workshops. 

The annual Leading and Managing in the ACU Context conference will also be held at Sydney and Melbourne venues in November.   You can keep abreast of upcoming ACU workshops during the year by checking the Managers and Supervisors section of the Training and Development calendar.

ATEM programs

There are also a number of programs run externally by the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) throughout the year, such as the Middle Managers Program – please see the 2015 ATEM calendar for more information.