Career Development

Leadership and Management Development

'At their heart universities are about people: what they can become, what they can create and how they can inspire'.1

The University of Tasmania's Strategic Plan 'Open to Talent' has an ambitious vision. Staff will be enabled to be the best they can, helped by a formative performance management framework and 'supported by an institution committed to holistic development of individual capabilities and a healthy leadership culture'.2

The University is currently designing a Leadership Development Strategy, with activities and programs to support those in leadership roles develop and contribute to a strong and healthy leadership culture. See what programs and resources are currently available for leaders and emerging leaders.

Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarships

Applications for the 2017 Tasmanian Leaders Program are now open.

Human Resources are excited to announce that two scholarships will be offered for the 2017 Tasmanian Leaders Program.  The full course cost is $5,600 each.  Human Resources will contribute $2,800 to cover the employer’s fee for two successful University of Tasmania applicants.  The successful applicants organisational unit will contribute the reminder of the course fee.

The Tasmanian Leaders Program identifies, promotes and develops aspiring business and community leaders, creating significant future benefits for both them and Tasmania.

Each year, a diverse group of participants with one thing in common – high leadership potential – is selected, to come together regularly over a ten-month period to learn and cultivate a range of specific competencies crucial to leaders. Participants explore critical issues facing Tasmania through seminars, panel discussions, field trips, case studies and retreats, exposing them to hundreds of community leaders, experts and critical thinkers. The result is a unique, life-changing experience that achieves positive outcomes for participants and their employers.

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship please complete the 2017 University of Tasmania Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarship Application and email it to the Staff Experience Unit by close of business Friday 30 September 2016. Applicants will then be required to submit their online Tasmanian Leaders Program application by 12 noon, 1 October 2016.

The 2017 TLP brochure is attached  and further information on the program and how to lodge an application can be found at the Tasmanian Leaders website, In order to be eligible for the $5,600 scholarship the UTAS Staff member must be accepted into the 2017 program. Please note that entry into the program is very competitive, with approximately 50% success rate.

Participants in the program are required to pay $1,155 and there are other costs associated with the program such as accommodation and vehicle use, and it is anticipated the University business unit will offer to cover these costs, all potential applicants are advised to discuss their applications with their manager prior to submission and to make contact with the Staff Experience Unit within Human Resources.

For further information in regard to the University of Tasmania 2017 Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarships please contact Meg Archer, Associate Director, Staff Experience.

For more information about the Tasmanian Leaders Program, please contact Angela Driver, General Manager, Tasmanian Leaders on telephone 6777 2781, mobile 0417 037 90703 or email:

Leadership Development for Women 2015-2016

The Leadership Development for Women (LDW) program is the University's flagship career development initiative supporting the development of emerging female leaders through a 10 month long experiential learning program. The program will develop a learning community of academic and professional staff with significant benefits for themselves and the university.

LDW is available for professional staff (HEO7 to 10) and academic staff (levels B to D).

Applications for the 2016 program have now closed.

For information on the program, please email Christene Sytsma.

Emerging Leaders and Managers Program

The University of Tasmania will support up to 15 professional staff members, at HEO levels 6 to 8, to participate in the LH Martin Institute's Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (ELAMP) in 2016.

ELAMP is an online program offered in partnership with the Association of Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) and participants will also receive a complimentary membership with ATEM for 2016.

ELAMP consists of four online modules.  Participants will also have the opportunity to undertake a face-to-face 2-day workshop at the end of the program, which together with a final capstone project, will provide 2 units of credit towards LH Martin's Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education Management.  This workshop is optional and costs $2475 plus travel – all costs would need to be covered by the local budget area.

Nominations for the 2016 program have now closed.

If you would like further information on the program please contact Meg Archer.

Coaching and Consultancy

Coaching and Consultancy provides the opportunity for you as a senior staff member to enhance your skills, knowledge and insight in specific areas where you have limited experience or when you are faced with a particularly challenging issue or situation, or when you are facing a career transition.

1 P4 Open to Talent, University of Tasmania, Strategic Plan 2012 onwards
2 P10 Open to Talent