Published: Thursday 20th April 2017
Professional Development Opportunities –
Listed below are a number of professional development programs which are offered by ACU or are available through external providers 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 Capabilities and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
ACU offers a number professional development programs for staff, run by in-house trainers. There is no cost for attendance for these programs, and all interested continuing and fixed-term staff are encouraged to register.
Video Conference: 4 May
This information session introduces enhanced resources and guidance to support professional staff in career planning.
Video Conference: 4 May
This information session introduces supervisors to enhanced resources that have been developed to support professional staff and supervisors in career planning.
Video Conference: 9 May
Lunchbox Session: You can make a difference with recruitment practices that support employment equity.
Video Conference: 6 Jun
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.
- Ballarat: 21 June
- Brisbane: 6 July
- Canberra: 29 June
- Melbourne: 22 June
- North Sydney: 14 June
- Strathfield: 16 June
What does a good presentation involve? This course will take staff through how to present information, including, verbal, non-verbal, engaging an audience and the use of multimedia tools.
External Professional Development Opportunities
The following programs are run by external providers across the tertiary sector.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
We make decisions every day in our personal and professional lives. This course will help you make better ones.
5-MAY-2017 -Melbourne, Victoria
NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! How are your presentations? Interesting but dry, informative but a little dull? Anthony Ackroyd is the consummate presenter and he will be sharing his skills and techniques.
5 May 2017 -Sydney, NSW
This program is now full and registrations have closed.
8-10 May 2017 -Melbourne, Victoria
This Effective Business Writing short course provides you with practical tools and techniques to effectively develop professional business communications. This course will enable you to write structured, high quality and engaging workplace documents.
9 - 10 May 2017 -Brisbane, QLD
The inaugural UFC 2017 - "Navigating the World of University Finance"
11-12 May 2017 - Gold Coast, Australia
The CPM program was held successfully in Sydney in October last year and is coming to Melbourne.
18 May 2017 - Melbourne, VIC
This workshop will provide participants with the tools required to conceptualise and define processes at a high and detailed level, analyse them while at the same time equip them with the practical tools to illustrate and document these.
19-MAY-2017 - Melbourne, Victoria
The SSCC 2017 will be held on 24-26 May at Macquarie University, New South Wales.
24 - 26 May 2017 - Sydney, NSW
In this workshop you'll learn how to discover the root causes of conflict, how certain behaviours impact others and learn specific strategies to deal with difficult people in an appropriate manner. Whether it’s a conflict involving customers, staff or management, you’ll be equipped with the tools and techniques to approach others, reach a resolution and prevent further issues going forward. This training course provides you with an opportunity to plan and practice your situational management skills so you feel empowered to handle any workplace conflict.
29 May 2017 -Online
Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA)
Workplace Relations Practitioner (2 days)
Advanced Workplace Relations Practioner ( 2 x 1/2 days)
People Behaving Badly (1 day)
10 October, Adelaide
Online Training Library
Provided by Lynda.com
ACU staff have free unlimited access to a vast online library of training videos at http://lynda.acu.edu.au/. You can watch individual videos from Lynda without completing a whole course. To browse the library, log in using your ACU staff username and password. Interactive exercise sheets are also available to some topics so you can practise your new skills.
Recommended Lynda Links this month:
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