Professional development opportunities in August

Published: Tuesday 1st August 2017

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Staff can access a range of professional development programs offered by ACU or by 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 mailto:learninggs@acu.edu.au.

Study Support

ACU 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.

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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.

Workplace Relations Essentials

(Human Resources)

North Sydney: 2 Aug

This Workshop introduces managers and supervisors to the industrial relations environment within a higher education sector context, including underlying legal concepts, the various industrial instruments and the practical application of both through policy and actions in the workplace.

TechOne Reporting and Journal Training

(Finance)

Ballarat: 3 Aug

The Finance Directorate is conducting an interactive session on TechOne Reporting and Journals.

Workplace Relations Essentials

(Human Resources)

Brisbane: 22 Aug

This Workshop introduces managers and supervisors to the industrial relations environment within a higher education sector context, including underlying legal concepts, the various industrial instruments and the practical application of both through policy and actions in the workplace.

Introduction to Leximancer

(Human Resources)

Video Conference: 24 Aug

Register now for the Introduction to Leximancer video conference

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External Professional Development Opportunities
The following programs are run by external providers across the tertiary sector.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)

Business and Report Writing

This one-day workshop supports higher education staff to write with impact and to get results. 1 August, Melbourne

Time Management

This workshop will help you become more productive and more efficient in your role, and includes training in effective time management strategies such as goal setting, task prioritisation and delegation, applying Pareto's 80/20 rule, managing emails, how to overcome the procrastination habit and much more.  8 August, Online.

Introduction to Design Thinking

An introductory-level full-day workshop for staff who want to harness the energy of change by intentionally seeking to take advantage of the opportunities it brings and to design around the challenges that go with it. 8 August, Perth.

HoSA Conference 2017

Sun, Surf and the Student Experience.  From 9-11 August, Noosa.

Incidental Counsellor

This course is designed for tertiary staff whose work involves assisting others in situations where they may be faced with strong emotional reactions from their clients.  15 August, Melbourne.

Pre-TEMC and Central Region Networking drinks at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery. 15 August, Adelaide.

Success and Retention - Key Issues in Higher Education Today

This forum will explore ideas to understand the issues and improve the outcomes around success and retention in Higher Education. 28 August, Sydney.

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Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA)

AHEIA provides practical, relevant training for members.

People Behaving Badly (1 day)

10 August - Sydney; 29 August - Canberra; 13 September - Perth; 5 October - Melbourne; 10 October - Adelaide and 18 October – Brisbane

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Online Training Library - Provided by Lynda.com

ACU staff have free unlimited access to a vast online library of training videos by Lynda.com.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 Courses this month:

Social media in the classroom

Learn how to harness common social media platforms—such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Flickr—to accelerate student learning.

Leading with emotional intelligence

Emotions are all around us in the office, and it's important for leaders to understand how to harness them to cultivate productivity and positive relationships. In this course, lynda.com director of learning and development Britt Andreatta shows how to develop emotional intelligence to better lead teams, work with peers, and manage up.

Getting things done

Learn the art of getting things done with world-renowned productivity expert David Allen

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