Professional development opportunities
Published: Monday 24th August 2015
Listed below are a number of professional development programs and networking events available across the tertiary education sector. Staff are encouraged to review learning opportunities and to liaise with their supervisor if they are interested in participating. You can register through the links provided.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Ryan on extension 2151.
The University supports staff learning and eligible staff can apply for Study Support for a nationally-recognised award course of study from a public or private provider (subject to eligibility criteria). For more information on Study Support visit the HR website.
Australian Catholic University
Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne - Six start dates- 2015/2016
The MBA (Executive) is designed for experienced managers and professionals who aspire to executive roles - critical and creative thinkers for whom ethical, informed and sustainable decision-making will define their management style. The course is designed to allow each unit to be taught intensively over the course of 24 weekends. Invest in your future and enhance your skills to progress your career.
The Faculty of Law and Business is pleased to announce that all staff are eligible for a 10% discount. This discount is in addition to all benefits received through ACU. Learn more about our staff discount here. Register now to attend the next free MBAE Masterclass “Sustainable finance” in Sydney on Friday, 11th September.
Stay tuned - Registration for the next free MBAe Experience evening in Brisbane and Masterclass in Melbourne will be posted on the FLB news page.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
The Writing Persuasive Documents short course develops your talent for producing compelling and influential copy. Exploring a range of techniques and styles, you'll gain the skills you need to express ideas in ways that engage audiences and inspire action.
Melbourne: 10 September 2015 9:30am – 5.00pm
This program is designed for people who want to understand the role that emotions play in their ability to perform, enjoy and be successful at work and who want to empower themselves by strengthening their emotional style and perception. It is an opportunity to validate the intuitive or emotional side of personality and the power it has to enhance all aspects of performance and interactions.
This workshop is designed for the busy support professional and will improve your financial knowledge as well as your technical Excel skills. You will gain an overview of fundamental accounting and financial concepts, and learn how to present the data available to you into a concise report.
Organisational Development Symposium
Adelaide: 14 September 2015 9:30am to 5:00pm
This challenging one-day program has been developed following the success of the 'The Hows and Whys of Process Mapping' workshop. This program was inspired in various process improvement methodologies initially designed for the manufacturing industry (BPR, BPI, Six sigma, Lean, Change management, etc) but practically applied to the government and education sector.
This 3 hour power session is a Hands On Instructor-led Virtual Classroom Experience that gives participants the opportunity to experience training without having to travel to the training room. Participants are able to chat and collaborate with the facilitator and each other - just like any other workshop
*ATEM also has a number Priority Place Programs for a selection of on-demand events, to improve the flexibility and accessibility of courses. These events will run once a minimum number of attendees have registered. Please browse the ATEM program listings for more information.
ACU holds a corporate membership with ATEM which allows staff to attend programs at a reduced rate. When registering, indicate that you work for ACU and you will be entitled to the Affiliate rate. View ATEM’s 2015 Training Calendar.
LH Martin Institute
This program 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. Tailored to the tertiary education environment and utilising a series of related case studies, the program's sessions will relate back to participants’ individual situations and responsibilities.
Maintaining Quality within Institutions
Online: 28 September – 20 November 2015
government. This subject will enable students to understand the contexts and approaches of internal quality monitoring, addressing and exploring a range of theoretical, cultural, methodological and practical considerations.
Operating an External Quality Agency
Online: 28 September – 20 November 2015
This subject provides an overview of key elements of institutional research in tertiary education, to provide participants with knowledge and insights in areas such as:
- the foundations of institutional research: its history, emergence as a profession, contexts of application, and the role it plays in institutional governance and management
- international developments, concepts and approaches: the emergence of benchmarks and rankings and the use of institutional classifications
- analytic resources: common tools, techniques and technologies
- common domains of analysis: student enrolments, progression and completion, programs of study, research activity, workforce planning.
Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA)
Online training library
ACU staff have free unlimited access to a vast online library of training videos at http://lynda.acu.edu.au/.
Have a look at the newly added videos below, or to browse the whole library, log in using your ACU staff username and password. The videos are segmented into chapters so you can pick up handy tips even if you only have 10 minutes to spare! Interactive exercise sheets are also available to some topics so you can practise your new skills.
Duration: 1h 13m
Discover the secrets to writing powerful emails your colleagues will read and answer by crafting your message and delivery. In this short course, author and business writing professor Judy Steiner-Williams shows you how to write emails for maximum readability and impact.
Creating Customer Value
Duration: 33m 50s
Customer loyalty expert Jill Griffin explains how customers form perceptions of your brand, why they switch brands, and how you can manage the relationship between your brand, your product/service, and your price—so they see why your offering is valuable and remain loyal. She offers seven proven methods to maximize value and differentiate your product/service, drawing on real-world examples from companies such as Zappos, 3M, and Amazon. Plus, get a 10-day action plan that will help your company or team find fresh ways to bring value to customers.
Study Skills Fundamentals
Duration: 1h 36m
Whether you want to ace your next test or simply retain information better (at work or at home), good study habits are essential. Paul Nowak offers tips for improving your reading speed and comprehension, creating detailed notes, committing the learning to memory, and even taking tests. The information in this course is appropriate for all levels of learners, from grade school and grad students to full-time members of the workforce. Start watching now—you'll never approach studying the same way again.