TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDE 2018

 
TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDE 2018
2018 TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDE

     2018
  TALENT AND
  LEADERSHIP
 DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM GUIDE
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TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDE 2018
2018 TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDE

Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751 Australia

Talent & Leadership Development
Building AA Frogmore House
Werrington North

02 9678 7493
westernsydney.edu.au/tld

January 2018

© Western Sydney University 2018
ABN 53 014 069 881
CRICOS Provider No: 00917K

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INTRODUCTION

     VICE-CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE

     Dear Colleagues,
     At Western Sydney University, we recognise the
     importance of supporting our staff to further develop
     their careers including through the provision of
     opportunities to extend and strengthen their skills and
     capabilities.
     The 2018 Talent and Leadership Development Program
     Guide outlines a comprehensive suite of organisational
     and career development activities and opportunities for
     academic and professional staff.
     I encourage you to engage in the many development
     opportunities available at Western Sydney University
     and to participate in the programs offered though Talent
     and Leadership Development.

     Professor Barney Glover FTSE
     Vice-Chancellor and President
     Western Sydney University

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WELCOME                        to the 2018 Talent and Leadership Development
                                                              Program Guide

Western Sydney University is committed            You will be familiar with some of our more
to providing a range of development               successful programs including the Inspire
opportunities to help staff secure success in     Leadership Program to support professional
their roles and careers by strengthening their    and academic leaders to motivate and inspire
skills, knowledge, experience and capabilities.   others; and Academic Mentoring enabling
                                                  early to mid-career academics to engage in
This year’s program offers a diverse suite        mentoring conversations with members of
of job-relevant, practical and skills-based       the professoriate.
workshops, online learning, discussion forums
                                                  Our programs have been reviewed and
and career development opportunities. Our
                                                  refreshed to better support and equip
core programs support capacity building in
                                                  supervisors and managers through the
leadership and management, organisational
                                                  revised Foundational Leadership and
knowledge, career development, diversity,
                                                  Management Program. The Work Planning
well-being, and University systems. In 2018,
                                                  and Career Development process (formerly
we will focus on building staff capability in
                                                  Compass) has also been redesigned to ensure
the following areas to support the University’s
                                                  supervisors have the support and skills to
Securing Success 2017-2020 Strategic Plan:
                                                  have quality coaching conversations about
                                                  careers and performance, and that staff have
                                                  career and development plans in place.
    ENABLING A QUALITY STUDENT-
                                                  In collaboration with the Research
      CENTRED SERVICE CULTURE                     Development and Learning Transformations
                                                  portfolios there are now many opportunities
                                                  for academic staff to broaden and strengthen
       ENABLING A DYNAMIC AND                     their careers including fellowships, awards
                                                  and research grants as well as professional
         INNOVATIVE CULTURE
                                                  networking and skills-based programs
                                                  including the Foundation of University
                                                  Learning and Teaching and Early to Mid-
                                                  Career Networks.
      FOSTERING DIVERSITY AND
             INCLUSION                            Talent and Leadership Development also
                                                  provides an internal consultancy service
                                                  for team building, strategic and operational
                                                  planning, career planning and development,
    PROMOTING HIGH PERFORMANCE                    coaching and online learning for staff.
    AND CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
                                                  Visit westernsydney.edu.au/tld for more
                                                  information on our services and programs.
                                                  You can enrol in our programs through
       SUPPORTING ACADEMIC                        MyCareer Online (Staff Online).
     CAREERS AND DEVELOPMENT
            PATHWAYS

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Contents

This booklet provides you with information about Talent and Leadership
Development (TLD) and the range of professional and organisational
development programs and consultancy services available. Details on how to
enrol, learning objectives, dates and locations are available in MyCareer Online,
accessed via Staff Online. In this booklet:

SECTION 1: ABOUT TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (TLD)                                                           PAGE
‘CREATING A DYNAMIC AND INNOVATIVE CULTURE FOR ORGANISATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT’                          7
≥≥ Who We Are and What We Do                                                                                         7
≥≥ Talent and Leadership Development Strategic Focus 2018                                                            8
≥≥ Learning and Development Opportunities and Pathways                                                               9
≥≥ Leadership and Management Development Strategy                                                                    13
≥≥ Foundational Leadership and Management Program                                                                    14
≥≥ The Inspire Leadership Program                                                                                    15
≥≥ The Capability Framework                                                                                          16
≥≥ Online Learning for Staff at Western Sydney University                                                            17
≥≥ Work Planning and Career Development Conversations                                                                17
≥≥ Information for New Staff                                                                                         18
≥≥ Information for New Academic Staff                                                                                18
≥≥ Career Development Opportunities: Recognising and Rewarding Excellence                                            19
SECTION 2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                                                                         21
≥≥ Leadership and Management Development                                                                             22
≥≥ Career Development                                                                                                24
≥≥ Organisational Knowledge and Policies                                                                             27
≥≥ Diversity and Wellbeing                                                                                           29
≥≥ University Systems                                                                                                30
≥≥ Networks and Forums                                                                                               32

SECTION 3: FOR QUICK AND EASY ACCESS                                                                                33
≥≥ How to Register and Venue Directions                                                                              33
≥≥ Cancellation Policy                                                                                               33
≥≥ The Venue                                                                                                         33
≥≥ Travelling By Car                                                                                                 33
≥≥ Penrith Shuttle Bus                                                                                               33
PROGRAM INDEX                                                                                                       35

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TALENT & LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT TEAM
         Kathy Adam-Cross                     Leone Cripps          Kay Hempsall
         Coordinator                          Senior Consultant     Associate Director
         Talent & Leadership                  Talent & Leadership   Talent & Leadership
         Development                          Development           Development

         Phillip Marler                       Merissa Wales         Ted Webber
         Consultant                           Project Officer       Consultant
         Talent & Leadership                  Talent & Leadership   Blended Learning
         Development                          Development

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SECTION 1:
About Talent & Leadership Development (TLD)
‘Creating a Dynamic and Innovative Culture for Organisational and Professional Development’

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO                       TALENT & LEADERSHIP
Talent and Leadership Development                  DEVELOPMENT
(TLD) provides a range of professional and         Frogmore House, Building AA,
organisational development programs and            Penrith Campus (Werrington North)
services.
                                                   Phone:   9678 7493
We recognise the importance of building the
capacity, skills and professionalism of our        Fax:     9678 7474
people to contribute to the achievement of
the University’s strategic goals and priorities.   Email:   tld@westernsydney.edu.au

TLD provides consultancy services for              Web:     westernsydney.edu.au/tld
Schools and Divisional Units in planning,
team development, coaching, implementing
change processes and online learning for
staff. TLD coordinates training by various
units and provides advice and support
in the development and implementation
of organisational and staff development
initiatives.

TLD also provides a suite of programs
that build organisational knowledge,
management and leadership capabilities,
professional capabilities and team
development and performance.

For further information contact one of
our Talent and Leadership Development
Consultants.

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TALENT & LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGIC
FOCUS 2018
With the Securing Success
2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan as
                                     SERVICE
a priority, Talent & Leadership      Enabling a quality student-centred service culture

Development has identified
five strategic themes aligned
with Creating a Dynamic
                                     CHANGE
                                     Enabling a dynamic and innovative culture
and Innovative Culture for
organisational and professional
development.                         DIVERSITY AND WELLBEING
                                     Fostering diversity and inclusion

                                     PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND
                                     CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
                                     Promoting high performance and capability development

                                     ACADEMIC CAREERS AND
                                     DEVELOPMENT
                                     Supporting Academic careers and pathways development

                                        UNDERPINNED BY THE SECURING
                                        SUCCESS STRATEGIC GOALS 2017 - 2020

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LEARNING AND
DEVELOPMENT AT
WESTERN SYDNEY –
PATHWAYS
At Western Sydney University we are
committed to the professional and
career development of our people.
TLD programs are aligned to the
University’s Strategy, Securing Success:
2017-2020, the Capability Framework,
the Professional Development Policy
and other relevant policies. The 2018
Talent and Leadership Development
Program is provided by TLD and
internal and external partners. The
programs align to Goal 6: A dynamic
and innovative culture that secures
success. To assist staff to plan and map
their development, three Learning
and Development Pathways that align
with TLD programs are outlined on the
following pages:

≥≥ Administrative Development
   Pathways
≥≥ Technical Officer Development
   Pathways
≥≥ Leadership and Management
   Development Pathways

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Diagram 1: Administrative Development Pathways
                                                  NEW                                 EXPERIENCED                          SENIOR
                    NEW STARTERS                  ADMINISTRATORS                      ADMINISTRATORS                       ADMINISTRATORS
 Development        ≥≥ Customer Service          ≥≥ Information Systems [job          ≥≥ Writing with Clarity              ≥≥ Inspire Leadership
 Programs              and Professional             specific]                         ≥≥ Presentation Skills                  Program
                       Communication             ≥≥ Callista (online)                                                      ≥≥ Recruiting the Right
                                                                                      ≥≥ Recruiting the Right Person:
                    ≥≥ EO Online                 ≥≥ My Student Records                   Behavioural Interviewing             Person: Behavioural
                    ≥≥ Getting Started with                                                                                   Interviewing
                                                 ≥≥ Complaints Handling               ≥≥ The Psychology of Influence
                       MyCareer Online                                                                                     ≥≥ The Psychology of
                                                 ≥≥ Squiz Matrix Edit Plus            ≥≥ Managing Yourself Through
                       (online)                                                                                               Influence
                                                ≥≥ Meetings and Minutes                  Change
                    ≥≥ Introduction to                                                                                     ≥≥ Tools for Personal
                                                                                      ≥≥ Working with Emotional
                       Performance Planning & ≥≥ Oracle Financials (online)                                                   Productivity
                                                                                         Intelligence
                       Development (online)     ≥≥ Introduction to Performance                                             ≥≥ Writing to Persuade
                                                   Planning and Development           ≥≥ Writing to Persuade
                    ≥≥ WHS (online job specific
                       modules)                    (online)
                    ≥≥ Orientation for New      ≥≥ WHS (online job specific
                       Staff                       modules)
                    ≥≥ Privacy Awareness         ≥≥ Tools for Personal Productivity
                       (online)                  ≥≥ Meetings and Minutes
                    ≥≥ TRIM Records
                       Management
                    ≥≥ Orientation for New
                       Employees (online)

 Further                                                                              ≥≥ Certificate IV in Leadership and ≥≥ External programs
 Development                                                                             Management*                         such as: LH Martin
 Programs                                                                             ≥≥ Undergraduate study for e.g.        Institute Leadership
                                                                                         Bachelor of Business and            Development
                                                                                         Commerce (BBC)                      Programs
                                                                                      ≥≥ Association for Tertiary          ≥≥ Public Sector
                                                                                         Education Management                 Management
                                                                                         (ATEM) Programs                      Program
                                                                                      ≥≥ Australian Institute of           ≥≥ AIM Executive
                                                                                         Management (AIM) Programs            Programs
                                                                                                                           ≥≥ GSM Executive
                                                                                                                              Programs

 Capabilities                | Achieves results | Cultivates productive working relationships | Exemplifies personal drive and integrity |
                               | Shapes strategic thinking | Communicates with influence | Displays professional/technical excellence |
                                                         | Enhances engagement and the student experience |

                              Engaging with people - Building trust - Strengthening relationships - Self awareness

                                                                                                                         Inspire Leadership
     Lynda.com Online Learning            Creating Wellness at Work             Mentoring and Coaching
                                                                                                                              Program

                    Mental Health First Aid @ WSU           The Psychology of Influence           Professional Staff Network

                                                    Learning and Development Opportunities
*Program offered through The College. For more information on Accredited Training please contact The College at rto@westernsydney.edu.au

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Diagram 2: Technical Officer Development Pathways
                                                  NEW                        EXPERIENCED                      SENIOR
                       NEW STARTERS               TECHNICAL                  TECHNICAL (LEADER)               TECHNICAL (MANAGER)
  Learning and        ≥≥ Customer Service        ≥≥ Career Development       ≥≥ Writing with Clarity         ≥≥ Writing to Persuade
  Development            and Professional           for Professional Staff   ≥≥ Introduction to              ≥≥ Meetings and Minutes
  Programs               Communication              (online)                    Performance Planning &       ≥≥ Inducting Your Staff (online)
                      ≥≥ EO Online               ≥≥ Emergency Warden            Development (online)
                                                                                                             ≥≥ Inspire Leadership Program
                      ≥≥ Getting Started with       Training                 ≥≥ Recruiting the Right
                                                                                                             ≥≥ The Psychology of Influence
                         MyCareer Online         ≥≥ First Aid Training          Person: Behavioural
                         (online)                                               Interviewing                 ≥≥ Tools for Personal Productivity
                                                 ≥≥ Introduction to
                      ≥≥ Introduction to            Performance Planning ≥≥ Presentation Skills              ≥≥ Foundational Leadership and
                         Performance Planning       & Development                                               Management Program
                                                                         ≥≥ Specialist training to meet
                         & Development              (online)                unit needs                       ≥≥ Working With Emotional Intelligence
                         (online)                ≥≥ WHS (online job         (eg PC2 Training,
                      ≥≥ WHS (online job            specific modules)       Radiation Safety Training,
                         specific modules)       ≥≥ Tools for Personal      Introduction to Research
                      ≥≥ Orientation for New        Productivity            Ethics)
                         Staff                                               ≥≥ Changing Gears:
                      ≥≥ Privacy Awareness                                      Engaging in Challenging
                         (online)                                               Conversations
                      ≥≥ TRIM Records                                        ≥≥ Developing High
                         Management                                             Performing Teams
                      ≥≥ Orientation for New
                         Employees (online)

  Other                                          ≥≥ External programs        ≥≥ Certificate IV in Leadership ≥≥ Certificate IV in Leadership and
  Learning and                                      such as: Certificate        and Management*                 Management*
  Development                                       IV In Business           ≥≥ Diploma of Laboratory        ≥≥ Certificate IV in Training and
  Programs                                          Administration*             Technology                      Assessment*
                                                                             ≥≥ Advanced Diploma of          ≥≥ External programs such as:
                                                                                Laboratory Operations           »» Universities Australia programs
                                                                             ≥≥ Undergraduate or                »» AIM Post Graduate Certificate in
                                                                                postgraduate study e.g.            Professional Management
                                                                                Bachelor of Business and
                                                                                                                »» Australian Laboratory Manager’s
                                                                                Commerce (BBC)
                                                                                                                   Association
                                                                             ≥≥ TechNet Australia Annual
                                                                                                                »» Annual Conferences
                                                                                Conferences
                                                                                                                »» ATEM Programs
                                                                             ≥≥ Association for Tertiary
                                                                                Education Management
                                                                                (ATEM) Programs

  Capabilities         | Demonstration of University values | Student engagement and service | Results achievement and personal drive |
                       | Productive working relationships | Communication and Influence | Problem solving, analytical thinking, strategy |

                 Making the difference – valuing and rewarding our people – promoting a vibrant and inclusive intellectual community

    Creating Wellness at Work            Mental Health First Aid @ WSU           Inspire Leadership Program            Professional Staff Network

                       Lynda.com Online Learning                 Mentoring and Coaching                    The Psychology of Influence

                                                      Learning and Development Opportunities

*Program offered through The College. For more information on Accredited Training please contact The College at rto@westernsydney.edu.au
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Diagram 3: Leadership and Management
Development Pathways
                   ASPIRING MANAGER             NEW MANAGERS                       EXPERIENCED MANAGERS                   SENIOR MANAGER

 Development      ≥≥ Writing with Clarity      ≥≥ Working with Emotional          ≥≥ Coaching for Growth and             ≥≥ 360° Feedback
 Programs         ≥≥ Meetings and Minutes         Intelligence                       Success                             ≥≥ Coaching for Growth and
                  ≥≥ Presentation Skills       ≥≥ Writing to Persuade             ≥≥ Inspire Leadership Program             Success
                  ≥≥ Tools for Personal        ≥≥ Coaching for Growth and         ≥≥ Leadership and Management           ≥≥ Executive Coaching
                     Productivity                 Success                            Conversations                       ≥≥ Senior Management
                  ≥≥ Conflict of Interest      ≥≥ Inspire Leadership Program      ≥≥ Academic Mentoring Program             Conference
                     (online)                  ≥≥ Foundational Leadership and ≥≥ Recruiting the Right Person:            ≥≥ Relevant Senior Staff
                                                  Management Program             Behavioural Interviewing                   Forums
                                               ≥≥ Meetings and Minutes            ≥≥ The Psychology of Influence         ≥≥ Quality Forum
                                               ≥≥ Academic Mentoring              ≥≥ Certificate IV in Training and      ≥≥ Leadership and
                                                  Program                            Assessment*                            Management
                                               ≥≥ WHS for Managers and            ≥≥ Writing to Persuade                    Conversations
                                                  Supervisors
                                               ≥≥ Inducting Your Staff (online)

 Other            ≥≥ Cert IV in Leadership     ≥≥ Cert IV in Leadership and       ≥≥ Undergraduate or                    ≥≥ External programs such
 Development         and Management*              Management*                        postgraduate study                     as:
 Programs                                      ≥≥ Association for Tertiary        ≥≥ External programs such as:            »» LH Martin Institute
                                                  Education Management              »» LH Martin Institute                    Leadership
                                                  (ATEM) Programs                      Leadership Development                 Development
                                               ≥≥ Institute of Public                  Programs                               Programs
                                                  Administration NSW (IPAA          »» Public Sector Management            »» Public Sector
                                                  NSW) Programs                        Program                                Management Program
                                                                                    »» AIM Management Programs             »» AICD Company
                                                                                                                              Directors Course
                                                                                    »» IPAA NSW Programs
                                                                                                                           »» AIM Executive
                                                                                                                              Programs
                                                                                                                           »» GSM Executive
                                                                                                                              Programs

 Capabilities                | Achieves results | Cultivates productive working relationships | Exemplifies personal drive and integrity |
                               Communicates with influence | Shapes strategic thinking | Displays professional/technical excellence |
                                                         | Enhances engagement and the student experience|

                              Engaging with people - Building trust - Strengthening relationships - Self awareness

                                                    Learning and Development Opportunities

       Inspire Leadership                       Lynda.com                     Foundational Leadership and
                                                                                                                               Mentoring
            Program                           Online Learning                    Management Program

           Tools for                          The Psychology                      Coaching for Growth
                                                                                                                      Mental Health First Aid @ WSU
     Personal Productivity                      of Influence                          and Success

*Program offered through The College. For more information on Accredited Training please contact The College at rto@westernsydney.edu.au

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT                        Leadership and Management Development           FOUNDATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY                             programs are underpinned by a capability        MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
                                                 framework that reflects the essential skills,
The University recognises the talents of its     attributes and behaviours expected of           The Foundational Leadership and
people and is highly committed to developing     Western Sydney University leaders and           Management Program recognises that new
the capabilities, skills and confidence of its   managers. These include:                        Managers and Supervisors:
managers and supervisors at all levels.
                                                 ≥≥ Demonstration of the Western Sydney          ≥≥ Have a key leadership role and a
At Western Sydney University, leaders and           University Values                               responsibility for ensuring staff are
managers are expected to demonstrate the         ≥≥ Results achievement and personal drive          aware of, work within, and support
following values and behaviours:                                                                    the implementation of the guidelines
                                                 ≥≥ Student engagement and service
                                                                                                    established by relevant legislation,
≥≥ Have high ethical and professional            ≥≥ Communication and influence                     University policies, procedures and the
   standards
                                                 ≥≥ Productive working relationships                Staff Agreements;
≥≥ Be transparent, accountable and
                                                 ≥≥ Problem solving, analytical and strategic    ≥≥ Are aligned to the University’s strategic
   responsible for their actions
                                                    thinking                                        goals, values, and Code of Conduct; and
≥≥ Commit to the mission and values of the
                                                 ≥≥ Professional and technical excellence        ≥≥ Apply the appropriate guidelines and
   University
                                                                                                    standards for developing staff and
≥≥ Work with the people and teams to meet        Leadership and Management Development              managing performance.
   standards and goals for high performance      is broad ranging and includes the Senior
≥≥ Engage with our people and the                Management Conference, the Quality Forum,       The Foundational Leadership and
   community                                     Inspire Leadership Program, Academic            Management Program comprises of two core
                                                 and Professional Mentoring Programs,            mandatory Series 1 and 2 that include both
≥≥ Engender a culture of service dedicated to
                                                 Foundational Leadership and Management          face-to-face and online training. In addition,
   meeting the needs of our students, clients
                                                 Program, numerous networking forums,            Series 3 provides an advancement and
   and stakeholders.
                                                 seminars, short study programs, specialised     growth opportunity to prepare managers for
                                                 consulting and coaching.                        greater responsibilities in the future. There
                                                                                                 are optional extension modules available
                                                 Professional coaching for senior leaders is     online that supplement further learning
                                                 offered via a network of Western Sydney         within the series.
                                                 University approved external providers on a
                                                 fee for service basis. For more information     ≥≥ New Managers and Supervisors should
                                                 about individual and small group coaching          complete the first two series “People
                                                 please contact TLD at:                             Performance Excellence” and “Minimising
                                                 tld@westernsydney.edu.au                           Risk - Maximising Value” during the first
                                                                                                    year in their role.
                                                                                                 The Foundational Leadership and
                                                                                                 Management Program is the ideal practical
                                                                                                 launching pad for supervisors and managers
                                                                                                 (including academic managers) to the suite
                                                                                                 of Leadership programs provided across the
                                                                                                 University. This program directly supports the
                                                                                                 University’s Securing Success strategic goal
                                                                                                 6.4 – Develop staff capabilities in key impact
                                                                                                 areas of the University’s strategic plan.

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     Foundational Leadership and Management Program

                                       Series 1:               Series 2:                 Series 3:
                                       People Performance      Minimising Risk -         Further Development
                                       Excellence              Maximising Value          Options

                                       Core:                   Core:                     Core:
                                       3 days face-to-face +   3 days face-to-face +     Face-to-face +
                                       online modules          online modules            online modules

                                       Coaching for Growth     Legal Responsibilities
                                       and Success             in a Nut Shell
            FACE TO FACE PROGRAMS

                                       Managing                Preventing Things        Changing Gears:
                                       Performance and         Going ‘Pear Shaped’      Engaging in Challenging
                                       Achievement                                      Conversations**

                                       Developing High         WH&S for Managers
                                       Performing Teams        and Supervisors

                                          Introduction to
                                                               Equal Opportunity         Strategic Planning
                                       Performance Planning
                                                               Online 1&2                Foundations*
                                         and Development
            ONLINE MODULES

                                       Building High           Privacy Awareness         Executive Leadership
                                       Performance Teams*                                Fundamentals*

                                                               Conflict of Interest
                                       Having Difficult                                  Thinking Like a
                                       Conversations *                                   Leader*

                                       Flexible Work                                     Project Management
                                       at WSU                                            Foundations*

                                       Negotiation*            Coaching and              Project Management
            ONLINE EXTENSION OPTIONS

                                                               Developing                Foundations:
                                                               Employees*                Requirements*

                                                               Finance for Non-          Project Management
                                                               Financial Managers*       Foundations: Teams*

                                                               Managing Your Time*
                                                                                           *Lynda.com courses available from
                                                                                           MyCareer Online.

                                                               Leading Productive          **Expressions of Interest required
                                                               Meetings*

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THE INSPIRE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM                   Learning Outcomes:                                 Program Topics:
This comprehensive, blended learning             ≥≥ Apply the Integrated Competing Values           ≥≥ Integrating Higher Education leadership
program explores principles and models of           Framework (ICVF) to your leadership role           roles and behaviours
leadership relevant to academic and higher
education settings and applies theory            ≥≥ Identify leadership capabilities and            ≥≥ Leadership and Wellness
to practice. The program includes highly            strengths in self and others                    ≥≥ Coaching conversations: an effective tool
relevant and informative workshops, a 360        ≥≥ Identify strategies to build positive working      for performance feedback
degree feedback survey on leadership roles,         relationships                                   ≥≥ Inspirational leadership: developing,
access to online learning resources, peer        ≥≥ Describe the value of coaching and peer            motivating and empowering others for
mentoring, completion of an action learning         mentoring as a leadership development              success
leadership project and guest speakers.              strategy                                        ≥≥ Modelling ethical and values-based
The Inspire Leadership Program is endorsed       ≥≥ Plan and implement an action learning              leadership
by the Vice-Chancellor and Executive and is         project on leadership                           ≥≥ Negotiating change through strategic
fully funded by the University through Talent                                                          communication and influencing others
                                                 ≥≥ Identify resources to support you in
and Leadership Development.                                                                         ≥≥ Fostering an innovative culture
                                                    undertaking your project
Intended for: Academic and Professional                                                             ≥≥ Inspiring the self and others
Managers and Leaders in a supervisory role.
                                                                                                    For more information go to:
Program Aim: To enhance the leadership                                                              westernsydney.edu.au/inspire
and management capabilities of Academic
and Professional leaders to both be inspired
by contemporary leadership models and
practices, and to inspire others to achieve
their aspirations and make a difference in the
University and broader community.

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CAPABILITY FRAMEWORK
The Capability Framework was developed
through the Our People 2015 staffing
strategy. The diagram below describes the
core capabilities for all staff at Western
Sydney University. The Talent and Leadership
Development Program aligns with the
University Core Capabilities.

                                                            Demonstration
                                                              of Values

                                                                                                  Results,
                       Problem Solving,                                                        Achievement
                         Analytical and                                                      and Personal Drive
                       Strategic Thinking

                                                           UNIVERSITY
                                                               CORE
                                                          CAPABILITIES –
                                                          ALL STAFF AND
                                                          MANAGEMENT
                           Productive                                                              Student
                            Working                                                              Engagement
                          Relationships                                                          and Service

                                                           Communication
                                                            and Influence

                                                                                                              Core: applies to all staff, described
                                                                                                              appropriately for the level of work.

     GLOSSARY
     Work Plan:               An individual’s work plan for a period into the future, usually twelve months, sometimes up to three years.
                              Includes performance objectives and key performance measures.

     Career Development:      Describes an individual’s career aspirations and development needs and goals.

     Development Plan:        Describes goals related to an individual’s capability/skills and outlines development activities such as
                              training and coaching, in terms of specific development activities and timelines to support current and
                              future work.

     Capabilities:            Capabilities describe the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be successful in work at various
                              levels. Capabilities are described so that appropriate training can be identified and completed.

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ONLINE LEARNING FOR STAFF AT                     WORK PLANNING AND CAREER                        Relevant agreements, policies and
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY                        DEVELOPMENT CONVERSATIONS                       guidelines:

MyCareer Online provides University staff        Western Sydney University recognises the        Professional and Academic Staff Agreement
members with the ability to access online        importance of career development and            westernsydney.edu.au/staffagreements
modules on a range of topics. New online         planning for its staff. Regular conversations
courses are being developed or acquired          between supervisor and staff member inform      Professional Development Policy
to support our blended learning programs,        the University’s Work Planning and Career       policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
incorporating face to face and online            Development process as outlined in the Staff    php?id=00136
delivered content. This includes the provision   Agreements. All ongoing staff and staff on
of a specially selected range of Lynda.com       fixed-term contracts of 12 months or more are   Professional Development – Continuing
courses and a suite of 34 Epigeum courses        required to participate.                        professional development guidelines
covering researcher and teaching skills, all                                                     policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
available from MyCareer Online. The Epigeum      The Work Planning and Career Development        php?id=00251
courses are available until August 2018 and      conversations are intended to provide you
interested academic staff are encouraged to      with the guidance, direction and support to     Academic Development Program (ADP) for
access them before this time.                    navigate the various career pathways and        Academic Staff Policy
                                                 development opportunities at the University,    policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
When you complete an online module or            and to help with the planning of your work      php?id=00075
a face to face program it is automatically       aligned to the Securing Success 2017-2020
recorded in your training record. This assists   strategic plan.
with the management of your development
plan, and you can also take advantage of         The Work Planning and Career Development
a number of online courses related to this       process uses the MyCareer Online System
process including Career Development for         to help keep your career development and
Academics and Career Development for             work plans and activities on track and up to
Professionals, as well as the new Lynda.com      date. Work Planning and Career Development
courses.                                         is about having ongoing discussions with
                                                 your supervisor and colleagues about your
As part of the blended learning approach,        portfolio activities in Teaching, Research,
TLD also facilitates the development and         Administration, Governance/Leadership/
publication of online courses for access by      Engagement and the support and training
staff members from MyCareer Online. If           needed to help you do your job.
you require further information on blended
learning and developing or publishing online     For more information and support in
modules for specific staff requirements,         developing work unit plans, individual goals
please contact Ted Webber:                       and objectives, and using MyCareer Online,
t.webber@westernsydney.edu.au                    contact Talent and Leadership Development
                                                 at tld@westernsydney.edu.au
To find out more about online courses for
staff, go to the TLD Online Learning page at:
westernsydney.edu.au/tld_courses

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INFORMATION FOR NEW STAFF                        INFORMATION FOR NEW ACADEMIC                       Campus Based Speed Mentoring
Orientation for New Staff provides an            STAFF
                                                                                                    These campus based sessions are an
overview of Western Sydney University,           Foundations of University Learning and             opportunity for early to mid-career
its strategic directions, governance and         Teaching                                           researchers to meet with members of the
organisational structure, key policies,                                                             Professoriate in 10 minute intervals to discuss
employment conditions, staff benefits            The Foundations of University Learning and         teaching, research, governance, engagement
and services available. These sessions           Teaching (FULT) program is project-based           and writing.
complement the induction sessions provided       and runs over one semester. It is required for
by your School or Unit.                          all academic full-time staff newly appointed       For more information, go to:
                                                 to teaching positions at the level of Associate    westernsydney.edu.au/speed_mentoring
Staff are also required to complete online       Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer,
training in a number of areas including:         where the appointment is for 12 months or          Early - Mid Career Academic Networks
                                                 longer. Staff whose letter of offer informs
≥≥ Orientation for New Employees                 them of this requirement are contacted and         Various campus based Early - Mid Career
≥≥ Equal Opportunity Online 1 & 2                provided with details of the next commencing       Academic networks have been scheduled
≥≥ Getting Started with MyCareer Online          program.                                           to provide vital support for academics in
                                                                                                    developing their careers. Events involve
≥≥ Introduction to Performance Planning and      Enquiries can be directed to:                      guest speakers, subject matter experts and
   Development                                   fult@westernsydney.edu.au                          resources to assist with career planning and
≥≥ WHS Modules 1-5                                                                                  development.
                                                 Sessional Staff Recognition Enhancement
≥≥ Privacy Awareness
                                                 and Development (RED) Orientation                  For more information, go to:
Supervisors new to the University are            Program                                            westernsydney.edu.au/tld_courses
encouraged to undertake the following face-
                                                 This program is run early each major               Library
to-face and online courses:
                                                 teaching period to help orient new
≥≥ Foundational Leadership and Management        sessional staff to learning and teaching at        The Library provides support and training in
   Program (compulsory for all Supervisors       WSU, and helps them develop effective              Turnitin, I:Cite, EndNote X7 and RefWorks.
   and Managers)                                 learning environments with their students.         More information is available on the Library
                                                 Participants will complete two short online        website: library.westernsydney.edu.au/main/
≥≥ Inducting Your Staff (online)                 modules focused on supporting, identifying,        services/training
                                                 developing and implementing good practice
≥≥ Getting Started with MyCareer Online for      in a variety of different teaching and learning
   Managers and Supervisors (online)             contexts and then attend a two-hour face-to-
                                                 face collaborative session. Staff completing
Further information for New Staff                the program will be paid for three hours of
                                                 general academic work (based on completing
For information and resources to help you        at least two of the online study modules and
in the first few weeks of your employment        attending the two-hour face-to-face session).
at the University, including frequently asked    Priority will be given to new sessional staff at
questions, pay and benefits, and an Induction    WSU.
Plan and Checklist, please visit the Office of
Human Resources website:                         Please direct Program enquiries to Sharon
westernsydney.edu.au/your_employment             Short at s.short@westernsydney.edu.au

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                                            1. Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards         3. Vice-Chancellor’s Professional
                                                                                           Development Scholarships
CAREER DEVELOPMENT                          The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence
OPPORTUNITIES:                              Awards showcase the endeavours and             The Vice-Chancellor’s Professional
RECOGNISING                                 accomplishments of our staff and reward,       Development Scholarships Program offers
                                            recognise and encourage excellence in          up to sixteen $2500 Scholarships for staff
AND REWARDING                               performance and achievements.                  to attend relevant conferences or programs
EXCELLENCE                                                                                 to further their professional or career
                                            There are eight award categories:              development:
An underlying goal of the University’s
Securing Success 2017 -2020 Strategic       ≥≥ Excellence in Teaching                      7 x $2500 scholarships are available for
Plan is to have a ‘…dynamic and             ≥≥ Excellence in Professional Service          academic staff
innovative culture that secures success.’
                                            ≥≥ Excellence in Postgraduate Research
                                                                                           7 x $2500 scholarships are available for
The University’s success depends               Training and Supervision
                                                                                           professional staff
on the dedication, professionalism,         ≥≥ Excellence in University Engagement and
innovation and capabilities of its staff.      Sustainability                              2 x $2500 scholarships are available for
Western Sydney University strives to        ≥≥ Excellence in Leadership                    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
recruit and retain the best people using
                                            ≥≥ Excellence as an Early Career Researcher    See the Professional Development policy
a broad range of measures, including
different ways to recognise and reward      ≥≥ The College Award for Excellence            policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
excellence.                                 ≥≥ Excellence in Research (Researcher of the   php?id=00136
                                               Year)
The University provides the following                                                      Or further information can be found at:
professional and career development         Guidelines regarding these awards can be       westernsydney.edu.au/vcpd
opportunities for staff to broaden their    found at:
knowledge, skills and experience.           westernsydney.edu.au/university_awards
                                                                                           4. Western Sydney University Staff
                                                                                           Postgraduate Coursework Study
                                            2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research &        Scholarships
                                            Development) Excellence Awards
                                                                                           The Western Sydney Postgraduate
                                            There are two award categories:                Coursework Study Scholarships provide
                                                                                           support in achieving postgraduate
                                            ≥≥ Research Excellence through Partnership     qualifications in management, leadership
                                                                                           and a range of disciplines. It is one of the
                                            ≥≥ Excellence in Research Interdisciplinary
                                                                                           initiatives that Western has implemented
                                               Team
                                                                                           in recent years to support the career
                                            Guidelines regarding these awards can be       development of our academic and
                                            found at:                                      professional staff.
                                            westernsydney.edu.au/university_awards
                                                                                           The scholarships are offered annually and are
                                                                                           available to both academic and professional
                                                                                           staff. Reduced fees are offered for Western
                                                                                           Sydney University postgraduate coursework
                                                                                           degrees, with units capped at $1,000 each.

                                                                                           For further information and application
                                                                                           guidelines, please visit:
                                                                                           westernsydney.edu.au/staffpostgrad

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5. Education Allowance and Study Leave           7. Academic Development Program (ADP)              8. Relevant Policies and Guidelines

The University provides an education support     The underlying principle of an academic            Academic Promotions Policies
allowance for staff to undertake approved        development program is to allow academic           policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
formal award programs up to 140 hours per        employees to have an extended period of            php?id=00060
year.                                            time away from day-to-day work duties              policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
                                                 to concentrate on research, scholarship,           php?id=00059
Further information can be found in the          collaboration and knowledge-building. ADP
Professional Development Policy                  will generally involve working with colleagues     Academic Development Program (ADP) for
policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.                at other institutions, either overseas or within   Academic Staff
php?id=00136 or on the TLD website               Australia                                          policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
westernsydney.edu.au/tld                                                                            php?id=00075
                                                 Employees may apply for a period of up to
6. Academic Promotion                            22 weeks in total. Employees may apply             Education Allowance and Study Leave
                                                 for ADP leave in only one of the following         policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
The University seeks to attract, retain and      time periods. Note; regardless of the option       php?id=00136 or on the OD website uws.edu.
develop very high quality staff to put into      selected, only one teaching period can be          au/od
effect its educational and research plans        affected for the ADP leave:
and to achieve its goals. As part of this                                                           Guidelines for Continuing Professional
commitment it seeks to encourage, by way of         a. One block of ADP covering 22                 Development
promotion, those members of academic staff          weeks                                           policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
who demonstrate outstanding qualities in the        b. 2 x 11 week blocks to be taken over a        php?id=00251
performance of their responsibilities. Through      2 year period
promotion, the University acknowledges the          c. 3 x 7 week blocks to be taken over a         Professional Development Policy
contributions made by academic staff within         2 year period                                   policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
the University and the wider community.                                                             php?id=00136
                                                 For further information refer to the website:
There is an always-open process for              westernsydney.edu.au/adp                           Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study
academic promotions, with applications                                                              Scholarships
accepted throughout the year. The Academic                                                          westernsydney.edu.au/staffpostgrad
Promotions Committee will convene three
times per year to consider applications.                                                            Retreats & Conference Policies
                                                                                                    policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
To view the relevant policy, procedures and                                                         php?id=00190
guidelines relating to academic promotion,                                                          policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
please refer to the website:                                                                        php?id=00163
westernsydney.edu.au/academic_promotion
                                                                                                    Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards Policy
                                                                                                    policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.
                                                                                                    php?id=00114

                                                                                                    Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Development
                                                                                                    Scholarships
                                                                                                    westernsydney.edu.au/vcpd

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SECTION 2:
Learning and Development Programs

This section provides details of     Foundational Leadership and
the suite of 2018 Learning and       Management Program
Development Programs available to    Required
all staff.
                                     Job Specific
TLD is committed to professional
and career development designed to
enhance staff capabilities.          Highly Recommended

                                     Online

                                     Fee for service - minimum numbers
                                     required to run
                                     New

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LEADERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT
DEVELOPMENT
The Leadership and Management Development Program is underpinned
by Leadership Values and a framework that reflects the essential leadership
capabilities, attributes and behaviours a contemporary leader needs, to be
effective and successful in their leadership role.

 PROGRAM NAME          INTENDED FOR                PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 Certificate IV in     Supervisors, team           Gain a nationally recognised qualification and improve and develop your
 Leadership and        leaders and manager         ability to supervise and manage others.
 Management*

 Inducting Your        Managers and                Assists supervisors and managers to induct new staff. This online module
 Staff                 supervisors who need        outlines the steps for introducing new staff to Western Sydney University,
                       to induct new staff         their responsibilities and working at the University.

 Inspire Leadership    Academic and                Take part in a unique blended learning program to enhance your
 Program               professional managers       leadership and management capabilities. Complete a 360 degree survey,
                       and leaders in a            online modules, and workshops with senior staff as guest speakers.
                       supervisory role            Participate in peer mentoring and an action learning leadership project.

 Leading Through       Managers, supervisors       Change is an essential part of organisational and everyday life,
 Change                & team/project leaders      and leading people through change is an essential skill required by
                       with responsibility for     today’s leaders. This practical workshop will cover a range of change
                       leading and supporting      management principles, strategies and techniques for leading through
                       team members through        change effectively and is aimed at leaders who have responsibility for
                       a change process or         implementing a change process or initiative.
                       initiative. (Program
                       scheduled on request.)

 Lynda.com courses     All staff                   A specially selected range of Lynda.com courses covering many areas of
                                                   leadership and management development have been made available to
                                                   all University staff directly from MyCareer Online.

 Organisational        All staff (in particular    This interactive workshop will explore the ‘power of story’ and surface
 Storytelling          leaders and managers)       awareness of how our conversations impact culture. We will use this
                                                   awareness to create stories that engage, persuade, and influence
                                                   others, and build trust. We will design ways to maintain a story that is
                                                   developmental and assists us to meet the challenges we face.

 Quality Forum         Invitation only event       An annual forum hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and Executive to discuss
                                                   quality improvements in the University’s core activities.

 Recruiting the        Western Sydney              This program focuses on the Western Sydney University recruitment and
 Right Person          University staff who will   selection process and behavioural interviewing, including developing
 – Behavioural         be a convenor or panel      questions.
 Interviewing          member

 Senior                Senior staff of the         An annual conference for senior staff at the University hosted by the
 Management            University – invitation     Vice-Chancellor and Executive to discuss and provide input into the
 Conference            only event                  University’s strategic plan and priorities.

*Program offered through The College. For more information on Accredited training please contact The College at rto@westernsydney.edu.au

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 PROGRAM NAME            INTENDED FOR              PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 The Psychology of       All staff                 Understand the principles of how to get others to listen to you, persuade
 Influence                                         them to change their mind and shift the direction of a conversation.

 Working With            All staff                 Emotional intelligence (EQ) determines how you handle yourself. By
 Emotional                                         building your EQ you can increase your influence, reduce stress and build
 Intelligence                                      healthier work relationships.

FOUNDATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM**
 PROGRAM NAME            INTENDED FOR             PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 Managing                Required training for    Provides the techniques, skills and tools that provide solutions to
 Performance and         all new managers and     improving performance by:
 Achievement             supervisors
                                                  ≥≥ Linking of individual performance with team and organisation goals
                                                  ≥≥ Providing just-in-time feedback
                                                  ≥≥ Using questions to bring out the best in staff
                                                  ≥≥ Facilitating performance improvement conversations that make a
                                                     difference

 Coaching for            Required training for    Gain skills for coaching employees to improve the effectiveness
 Growth and              all new managers and     of individuals and teams through discussion about performance,
 Success                 supervisors              communicating clear expectations, collaborative goal setting and
                                                  problem-solving.

 Developing High         Required training for    Developing high performing teams will take managers through the
 Performing Teams        all new managers and     proven grounding principles of how to build, lead and empower an
                         supervisors              effective team, and provide tools to create and sustain a team culture.
                                                  The program is full of practical tips to help you build an effective team
                                                  or make the necessary changes to take an existing team to the next level
                                                  and higher performance.

 Legal                   Required training for    This workshop will identify and explain managers’ and supervisors’
 Responsibilities in a   all new managers and     responsibilities along with Western Sydney University sources of
 Nutshell                supervisors              information and support, to minimise risk and act in compliance with
                                                  University policies, procedures and relevant legislative requirements for:

                                                  ≥≥ Implementing Financial Responsibilities
                                                  ≥≥ Preventing Corruption
                                                  ≥≥ Key HR matters
                                                  ≥≥ Preventing Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment

 Preventing Things       Required training for    As part of leading and managing staff, issues or situations may arise that
 going ‘Pear             all new managers and     need to be dealt with both quickly and appropriately. These situations
 Shaped’                 supervisors              can be challenging and stressful for all concerned. Overlooking or
                                                  not following the correct procedures or policies can later cause more
                                                  problems. This workshop is designed to provide managers/supervisors
                                                  with practical and helpful information on the importance of following
                                                  processes, who to contact for advice, and pitfalls to avoid when “things
                                                  go pear shaped”.

 WHS for Managers        Required training        The Work Health and Safety Course for Managers and Supervisors
 and Supervisors         for all managers and     provides managers and supervisors with the skills and knowledge needed
                         supervisors              to manage health and safety within the Western Sydney University.
                                                  This is essential learning required under State Work, Health and Safety
                                                  legislation for University staff who have been allocated Risk Management
                                                  duties.

**For further information on the Foundational Leadership and Management Program, please refer to page 13 and 14 of this guide.

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CAREER
DEVELOPMENT
The University encourages its staff to actively plan their careers and engage
in career and professional development activities that will enhance their
career prospects and job progression or promotion. Career management
involves setting realistic goals that match your current capabilities and
future career aspirations. The Work Planning and Career Development
process will assist you to plan your work, learning and development goals.

 PROGRAM NAME           INTENDED FOR                PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 Academic               Nominated staff             Provides career development, support and opportunities for early and
 Mentoring Program                                  mid-career Academic staff.

 Business Writing       All staff                   Consists of an all-inclusive set of online modules covering grammar, plain
 Online Learning                                    English, document planning and structure. The lesson modules can be
                                                    accessed at any time to assist with your writing tasks.

 Career                 Academic staff              Provides a comprehensive range of tools, templates and information for
 Development for                                    Western Sydney University academics on how to plan their career in an
 Academic Staff                                     academic environment.

 Career                 Professional staff          Provides a comprehensive range of tools, templates and information for
 Development for                                    Western Sydney University professional staff on how to plan their career
 Professional Staff                                 in a university environment.

 Certificate IV         All staff                   Gain a nationally recognised qualification and be able to deliver training
 in Training &                                      and conduct competency based assessment.
 Assessment*

 Changing Gears:        All staff                   Develop practical strategies for reflection, taking action and engaging
 Engaging in            (Expressions of interest    in challenging conversations. This workshop will help you to assess
 Challenging            required)                   challenging situations from different perspectives and determine either a
 Conversations                                      plan of action or options for responding effectively.

 Collaborative          All staff                   Learn to recognise how you approach decisions, and explore different
 Decision Making                                    thinking patterns and ways to inform and improve your decision making
                                                    and communication skills.

 Customer Service       All staff                   Learn to engage with your customers, provide an exceptional customer
 and Professional                                   experience and develop skills to communicate effectively with a
 Communication                                      professional attitude.

 Email Etiquette        All staff                   Maximise the effectiveness of your email communication with this online
                                                    module.

 Foundations of         Newly appointed full-       The Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT) program is
 University Learning    time academic staff         project-based and runs over one semester. It is required for all academic
 & Teaching (FULT)                                  full-time staff newly appointed to teaching positions at the level of
 Program                                            Associate Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, where the appointment
                                                    is for 12 months or longer. Staff whose letter of offer informs them of
                                                    this requirement are contacted and provided with details of the next
                                                    commencing program.

*This program is offered through The College. For more information on Accredited training please contact The College at rto@westernsydney.edu.au

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PROGRAM NAME           INTENDED FOR              PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Hows and Whys of       All staff interested      Provides participants with the required tools to conceptualise and define
Process Mapping        in gaining insight        processes at a high and detailed level.
                       into how processes
                       are structured,
                       defined, assessed and
                       represented

Improve Your           All staff with previous   Gain a deeper level understanding of the skills required to review and
Business Processes     knowledge or              change processes.
with ‘8 Steps to       understanding of
Tango’                 process mapping

Job Application        All staff                 This program reviews the Western Sydney University selection process
and Interview Skills                             and provides practical information to help you reflect on your career,
                                                 build a standout resume, address selection criteria, and prepare for
                                                 interviews.

Introduction to        Required training         Gain an understanding of the University performance planning and
Performance            for all managers and      development process.
Planning and           supervisors
Development

Lynda.com Courses      Intended for all staff.   A specially selected range of Lynda.com courses covering many areas
                                                 of career development have been made available to all University staff
                                                 directly from MyCareer Online.

Meetings & Minutes     All staff                 Learn to take the kind of minutes the modern university requires as well
                                                 as save time in meetings by gaining tips and formats to adapt for your
                                                 own use.

Presentation Skills    Staff wishing to build    Learn the basics of how to design and deliver effective presentations
                       or refresh their skills   using a variety of techniques, tips and tools.
                       and confidence in
                       presenting to groups

Professional Staff     All professional          Since its inception in 2010, the University’s Professional Staff Conference
Conference             staff, including          has become an important event in the University calendar. It has given us
                       administrators,           the opportunity to share what we do across the University and to engage
                       managers and technical    with our senior leaders on strategic discussions. The program features
                       officers                  opening addresses by the University Executive, keynote speakers,
                                                 concurrent sessions (comprising presentations by professional staff
                                                 that show case achievements, innovations, best practice and collective
                                                 ventures at Western), and networking opportunities. For further
                                                 information about the Conference, please see westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                 conference

Researcher             Academic staff            These events focus on the individual researcher - specifically, on
Development                                      determining a professional development path for improving skills as a
Events                                           researcher. Events will be tailored to identified research needs and are
                                                 offered in partnership with the DVC REDI Office.

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 PROGRAM NAME          INTENDED FOR              PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 Researcher Skills     Academic staff            This suite of 34 online courses developed by Epigeum (part of Oxford
                                                 University Press) is provided to enhance your skills in the Academic
                                                 research area, so as to prepare you for the critical journey ahead at
                                                 Western Sydney University.

 Tools for Personal    All staff                 Use powerful, practical tools and ideas for increasing your organisation,
 Productivity                                    energy and creativity in work and life - find an extra hour a day “just for you”!

 Winning Strategies    All staff or whole work   This online module provides staff members with ways to effectively
 for a New Job         units                     navigate through the early stages of their new job at the University.

 Working with          All staff                 Understand how thinking patterns and emotional states influence
 Emotional                                       your success at work and in life. Then learn how to access positive
 Intelligence                                    states quickly and easily.

 Writing for Clarity   All staff                 A course designed to help you write complex information in a clear
                                                 and functional way without sacrificing rigour or accuracy.

 Writing to            All staff                 This course is the companion course to Writing for Clarity and is
 Persuade                                        designed to develop your writing skills to help you get your
                                                 recommendations accepted through presenting clear cases that
                                                 balance risks and opportunities. You will learn how to stop your work
                                                 being sent back for revision and to better understand what senior
                                                 managers are really looking for. You will also learn how to write letters
                                                 that say ‘No’ clearly and respectfully.

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ORGANISATIONAL
KNOWLEDGE AND
POLICIES
Programs within this stream are designed to build your knowledge and
understanding of legal obligations impacting your work at the University.
You will apply a range of University policies and procedures to enhance your
effectiveness in University administration.

 PROGRAM NAME           INTENDED FOR              PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 Academic               All staff                 This online module familiarises staff with the Commonwealth disability
 Integration Plans -                              legislation and provides the knowledge and skills to understand and
 The Nuts and Bolts                               effectively implement Academic Integration Plans (AIPs).

 Compliance             All staff                 The University’s compliance program depends on the active commitment
 Program                                          of all staff. This suite of online courses provides you with essential
                                                  knowledge in relation to your compliance responsibilities at Western
                                                  Sydney University.

 Conflict of Interest   All staff                 This online module assists University staff to identify conflict of interest
                                                  situations, understand how and why a conflict of interest exists, and to
                                                  provide practical ways and means to deal with the situation.

 (The) Essential        Staff engaged in          This half day workshop provides University staff with information about
 Guide to               procurement or            contracts and their development and management.
 Navigating             negotiation of large
 Contracts at           transactions
 Western

 Flexible Work at       Managers and              A self-paced online course that assists Managers and staff to better
 Western Sydney         supervisors               understand what flexible work at Western Sydney University means,
 University                                       explore the various options available, and appreciate staff responsibilities
                                                  as defined by Federal and State Legislation and University policy.
                                                  Managers are encouraged to complete this training.

 Influencing Climate    All staff                 This online module provides an understanding of what climate change is
 Change                                           and how its effects can be mitigated.

 Orientation for        All new and existing      This online module provides an overview of Western Sydney University
 New Employees          staff and as an ongoing   history, structure, policies and procedures together with information
 (online)               reference                 about working at the University.

 Orientation for        All new staff             Gain an overview of the University, its strategic direction and priorities,
 New Staff                                        and relevant policies and employee benefits. Face-to-face program.

 Privacy Awareness      All staff                 This online module provides an awareness of what privacy is, and what
                                                  your obligations are as employees within the NSW public sector.

 Procurement at         All staff                 Learn about the procurement process at Western Sydney University by
 Western Sydney                                   completing this online module.
 University

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