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. The following programs and resources are currently available for leaders. Please visit the Learning and Development page to view further programs available.

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).  Eligible female staff are encouraged to apply for the program which commences in November 2015.

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 can be made on the ELAMP Nomination Form and must include the support of your line manager. 

If you would like further information on the program please contact Kirsten Winspear.

Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarships

Human Resources will be funding up to 2 Scholarships valued at $5,500 each, to cover the employer's fee for 2 successful applicants in the 2016 Tasmanian Leaders Program.  Further information on the program and how to lodge an application can be found at the Tasmanian Leaders website,

Applications for the 2016 Program have now closed.

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.

Development Tools

Personality Preference questionnaire like the MBTI can assist leaders to identify their strengths and the strengths of others, and provide other insights.

360 Deg Feedback is another tool for developing understanding about how you are perceived.

Both sets of Development Tools (PDF 88KB) can support the leader's quest for self-development and are available through Leadership Development.

Leadership Library

A reading list specifically for leaders has been prepared and books purchased on the recommendation of our leadership development facilitators and coaches. All are available for loan from the Leadership Library.

If you would like to borrow any of the resources available, please contact

Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP)

The Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP) provides best practice training in financial management, grant administration, business planning, commercialisation and technology transfer, corporate governance, financial reporting, acquittal and audit requirements to current and emerging researchers in universities.

Please contact the Research Development team for further details. 

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