Tip of the Week – Training for Managers

Published: Monday 25th August 2014

ACU supports its leaders, managers and supervisors with a range of professional development opportunities throughout the year.  Browse the upcoming workshops below which may be of interest.

Introduction to Coaching for Managers

Workplace coaching is a technique for unlocking potential and creating peak performance. Learn the key skills of coaching so you can help your team solve tough problems, set goals, and learn on the job. Hear how workplace coaching works. See how you can use coaching to promote high levels of motivation and performance in your team.   Get hands on experience using a range of coaching techniques – including the GROW cycle, solution focused questions, SMART goals and action planning. Coaching conversations can bring out the best in your people. If you want to build a motivated, productive team you will benefit from attending the introduction to coaching for managers.

Academic Staff Performance Review and Planning Program (PRP) Information Sessions for Supervisors

Now is the time to plan for the annual Academic PRP meetings and these information sessions have been designed for both new and existing supervisors and staff to assist you in the preparing for these meetings. The information sessions will include an overview of the process which has recently been updated to include the linking of the Research Performance Review and Plan (RPRP)with the PRP process where applicable. The sessions will also provide tips and hints either as a supervisor or a staff member   for each stage of the process.

Leadership Competency Framework for Supervisors - Leads Our Future Success

The Leadership Competency Framework is one of the ways in which ACU is investing in the future of its people by developing Leadership capability across the University. As a supervisor you play a vital role in growing and contributing to organisational success. Leadership competencies are important for the enhancement of personal, team and University performance. Attending this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to build skills in these capability areas.

LUNCHBOX SESSION - Recruitment and Selection

This session ‘Recruitment and Selection for Managers and Supervisors’  is designed to provide support to Managers and Supervisors involved in recruiting staff at ACU; particularly those new to ACU or who have recently become Managers or Supervisors.
Other staff involved in participating on selection panels and those who provide administrative support to the recruitment and selection process are encouraged to attend.

HDR Supervisor Training Workshops

These workshops are intended for staff who are yet to complete Supervisor Accreditation and are interested in seeking accreditation to supervise Higher Degree by Research candidates.  There are four modules to complete - with two conducted face-to-face and two via online training.

HDR Supervisor Up-Skilling: Rules and Regulations

Participate in this workshop to ensure you are up-to-speed with the rules and regulations regarding HDR Supervision.

Ongoing support

If you have any further queries in relation to building your own capability or the capability of your staff please contact Capabilities and Development on x2158.   ACU managers are also reminded that a free Manager Support service is available for counselling on people management issues.

Online Training Library

ACU staff have free unlimited access to a vast online library of training videos at http://lynda.acu.edu.au/

Don't have time to watch a whole video?  No problem – the videos are broken into useful sub-topic chapters, so you can still brush up on some quick tips even if you only have 5-10 mins to spare!

See a sample of videos of interest to managers below: 

Topic Duration Description
Influencing Others
1hr 21mins Learn how to increase your influence and visibility in your organization.  Whether you're influencing at work or at home, you'll learn what the best influencers do before they influence, and see how to choose the best steps for your situation, and have people want to be influenced by you.
Building High-Performance Teams
2h 23m
In this course, author and leadership-training expert Mike Figliuolo shows you how to create and lead the teams that get more done for their organizations. Learn about the seven elements of a high-performance team, and the techniques necessary to set direction, gather and deploy the right resources, prioritize work, motivate employees, and help team members develop their individual strengths.