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 have now closed.  The 2018 application process will open in August next year.

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.

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

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

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

For more information on the program or to express interest in the 2017 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 2017.

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 2017.  Participants in this program will undertake the “individual” delivery model.

ELAMP consists of four online modules.  Participants will also have the opportunity to undertake the Bridging Program, which will provide 25CP (Credit points) and guaranteed entry into the LH Martin Institute’s Graduate Certificate Programs with advanced standing for the foundation subject.  This program is optional and costs $2600 plus travel – all costs would need to be covered by the local budget area.

Nominations for the 2017 program are now open.  To apply please complete the ELAMP Nomination Form and return to by Friday 10th February 2017.

If you would like further information on the program please visit the ATEM Website or contact Christene Sytsma in the Staff Experience Unit.

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