During the last Leading and Managing in the ACU Context Conference ACU’s leaders identified improving communication and collaboration as one of the key issues to ensuring the University’s future success. Results from a Leadership Excellence Review undertaken at ACU in 2015 showed that managers and leaders rated this area as one of the top two challenges to embedding a culture of excellence across ACU.
As ACU continues to grow and strives to maintain high student satisfaction, excellent communication and collaboration among staff in all roles is crucial to our success. See how you boost your own skills, and that of your team, by registering for an upcoming workshop.
Introduction to DISC: profiling for Team Communication
The DISC Profile is the most widely used behavioural model in the world. Effective and productive teams need a mixture of different behavioural types, each person being in a position to make a real contribution; given their unique strengths, knowledge, skills and experience. The DISC models differentiate four behavioural types and allow participants to appreciate, learn from and work with others who have different operational and communication styles to their own.
This session will introduce staff to the DISC model and provide an understanding of how DISC can benefit team environments.
Post this session, Managers/Supervisors can contact Capabilities and Development for a more specialised session for their team.
Managing a virtual team can pose extra challenges due to mismatch between communication styles, absence of nonverbal cues, time difference and cultural differences. This workshop will equip you to overcome these challenges and succeed in creating a highly productive dispersed workforce.
This topic will be broken down into four main topics and will be delivered via webinar/video conference at different times of the year, each for two hours in duration.
The topics are as follows:
Virtual team fundamentals/working in a virtual team: April
In our daily lives, billions of messages are sent in various forms, but not all of them get through. Of those that do, many are filtered, scanned or misunderstood which is why communication breakdowns are so common in the workplace and we don’t get the outcomes we are looking for. Improve your effectiveness by understanding different behaviours and preferred communication styles.