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 Training and Development page to view further programs available.

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 2015.

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 2015.

ELAMP consists of four online modules.  Participants will also have the opportunity to undertake face-to-face workshops associated with each of these sessions which, together with a final capstone project, will provide 2 units of credit towards LH Martin's Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education Management.  These face to face workshop sessions are optional and cost $450 each (excl GST; plus travel) – all costs would need to be covered by local areas.

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

Nominations for the 2015 Program have now closed, if you would like further information on the program please contact Christene Sytsma or Melissa Burr.

Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarships

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

Human  Resources supports  University staff  to undertake TLP by offering scholarships to successful applicants of the program to assist with program costs. 

Applications for the 2016 program will  be called for in August this year.  Please visit the TLP website for further information on the program.

Leadership Development for Women 2014-2015

The Leadership Development for Women (LDW) program supports 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). 

The 2014-2015 program is currently underway. 

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