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.
Register now for the weekend course - SPSS Data Input without Tears
Introduction to DISC: profiling for Team Communication Video conference: 6 June 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.
Register now for the the upcoming Video Conference : Accessing iThenticate, uploading files and interpreting reports.
External professional development opportunities
The following programs are run by external providers across the tertiary sector.
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
Writing for Digital Platforms Writing an online forum, intranet, internet or even a blog or Facebook page? Brush up on the best ways to capture an online audience. 2 June - Sydney
Institutional Policy Seminar This seminar is an opportunity for policy practitioners across the sector to explore best practice, and to discuss practical development and implementation issues. 9 June - Sydney
This breakfast seminar will cover legal constraints on institutions and the rights of employees and students: when an institution's reputation is on the line, is partial compliance the best option? 13 June - Perth
The critical thinking and problem solving short course provides you with the skills you need to make decisions that are aligned to business goals. The course considers a range of models and techniques and provides practical guidance on how to implement them in your workplace. 13 June - Brisbane
Emotional Intelligence We are very pleased to be bringing back one of our most popular programs - Emotional Intelligence 21 June - Melbourne
Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA)
AHEIA provides practical, relevant training to our members.
Workplace Relations Practitioner (2 days)
June 13 - 14 - Brisbane
Advanced Workplace Relations Practioner ( 2 x half days)
June 7 - 8 - Sydney
People Behaving Badly (1 day)
August 10 - Sydney
August 29 - Canberra
September 13 - Perth
October 5 - Melbourne
October 10 - Adelaide
October 18 - Brisbane
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 courses this month:
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