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 2018 Tasmanian Leaders Program are now open.

Human Resources are excited to announce that two scholarships will be offered for the 2018 Tasmanian Leaders Program.  The full course cost is $5,600 each.  Human Resources will contribute $2,800 for two successful University of Tasmania applicants.  The successful applicants organisational unit will contribute the reminder of the course fee along with other costs associated with the program such as accommodation and vehicle use.

Participants in the program are personally required to pay $1,155.  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.

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 University of Tasmania Tasmanian Leaders Program 2018 Scholarship Application Form and email it to the Staff Experience Unit by close of business Friday 29 September 2017.  Applicants will then be required to submit their online Tasmanian Leaders Program application by 12 noon, 1 October 2017.

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 2018 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 2018 Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarships please contact Christene Sytsma, Career Development Advisor, Human Resources.

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 annual Leadership Development for Women (LDW) program is designed to support women to develop the leadership skills and knowledge required to increase their participation in the University's decision-making processes, facilitate their leadership at all levels, and build their careers. The program also seeks to foster an organisational culture that encourages inclusive management styles, recognises the value of self-development, and actively promotes women's involvement in organisational leadership and decision-making.

Previous programs have been offered to female professional (HEO7 to 10) and academic staff (Levels B to D) who:

  • are emerging leaders, or seeking to take the next step into a leadership role
  • find themselves managing a more diverse and complex range of tasks and are reliant on influencing others to achieve outcomes
  • are seeking to learn more agile ways of thinking and grow self-confidence
  • want to build strong networks across the University with academic and professional staff
  • want grow their career

For information about future programs please contact Christene Sytsma in the Staff Experience Unit, email: or telephone: 03 6324 3198.

Emerging Leaders and Managers Program

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

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.  

For information about future programs 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