Professional development opportunities in April
Published: Thursday 31st March 2016
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.
Ballarat: 19 Apr ; 12 Apr ; Brisbane: 1 Jun ; 3 Jun ; Canberra: 19 May; 26 May; Melbourne: 28 Apr ; 2 May ; North Sydney: 5 May ; 12 May ; Strathfield: 24 May ; 19 May ;
Video Conference: 28 Apr
Video Conference: 3 May
Video Conference: 7 Apr
Brisbane: 20 Apr ; Melbourne: 18 Apr ; North Sydney: 12 Apr ;
Video Conference: 14 AprThe Performance Review and Planning (PRP) process provides a key framework at ACU in building a culture of performance excellence which requires the alignment of each staff members work with organisational and strategic priorities.
Brisbane: 13 Apr ; 14 Apr ; Canberra: 5 Apr ; Melbourne: 3 May ; 4 May ; 5 May ; 6 May ; North Sydney: 6 Apr ; 26 Apr ACU has partnered with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to develop a new Leadership & Accountability of the Supervisor Program tailored to ACU’s operational context. Supervisors in Ballarat should register for Melbourne sessions. Supervisors in Strathfield should register for North Sydney sessions.
Video Conference: 12 AprThis workshop is designed for National Heads of School, State Heads of School, and Deputy Heads of School who are supervising Academic staff members considering applying for promotion in 2016, or in the future.
Professional Staff Performance Review and Planning Program (PRP) Information Sessions for Supervisors
Video Conference: 19 AprThe Performance Review and Planning (PRP) process is essential as it supports staff in building a culture of performance excellence and the University achieving its strategic objectives.
ACU Faculties offer the following opportunities for staff on a fee-paying basis:
Available: Melbourne (multi-mode) and online in Semester 2, 2016
- Know and understand the theological concepts fundamental to the Catholic tradition.
- Understand the place and use of the scriptures in the Catholic tradition.
- Know and understand the communal, sacramental, liturgical and moral dimensions of the Catholic tradition.
- The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies can be used to articulate into the Master of Professional Studies in Theology.
Available: Nationally across all ACU campuses (multi-mode) and online in Semester 2, 2016
The new Master of Professional Studies in Theology (MPST) is ideal for professionals working in Catholic organisations who are looking to develop and enhance their leadership capacity.
For ACU staff, the MPST will allow you to build upon existing qualifications and professional experience to understand and promote the mission, identity and ethos of the Catholic Church.
The course has been designed to develop a deeper level of engagement with the discipline of theology. It provides a rich variety of international study tour opportunities, an ability to specialise in particular discipline areas, as well as a capstone research component.
External Professional Development Opportunities
The following programs are run by an external provider.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
Adelaide: 6 April 2016 9:00am to 1:00pm
Please join Jo Schneider and Judy Szekeres in this interactive workshop where they will discuss building professionalism in your career. Jo will take you through: General resume support and maintenance Effective work practices, including practical tips and tools to gain ultimate productivity, Advice on succeeding in your current role.
If you have come via the link from our email, please note that this course is scheduled for Friday 8th April, not the 15th. Writing an Effective Business Case Learn business case writing with training from a professional communicator. This business case writing workshop outlines practical ways to plan and write an effective business case, efficiently.
This course is right for you if: You're a first-time manager, or you'd like to increase your potential for promotion into a leadership role. Your employer will benefit because: You will gain the necessary skills to become a highly capable and successful team leader. Learning Outcomes: Identify the strengths of your character and develop your effectiveness.
Sydney: 22 April 2016
The Hows and Whys of Process Mapping Process mapping has become increasingly important in our daily work. It is used as a way of conceptualising and communicating complex activities in an abstract, visual and concise manner. Process maps are also paramount for any process improvement initiative, system implementation and other changes.
Melbourne: 22 April 2016 9.30am – 5.00pm
The role of a committee Executive Officer in universities is not just about taking minutes, but understanding the full committee cycle, from the establishment of a committee and its Terms of Reference, to preparing agendas, taking and writing minutes, completing follow-up action items and preparing reports and agenda items.