'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.
Tasmanian Leaders Program Scholarships
The Tasmanian Leaders Program identifies, promotes and develops aspiring business and community leaders, creating significant future benefits for both them and Tasmania.
Staff are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Tasmanian Leaders Program. Applications are now open and Human Resources is offering scholarships of $5,500 towards the program costs for up to 3 University staff members. Please visit our page for further information on these scholarships.
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). Eligible female staff are encouraged to apply for the program which commences in December 2014.
Applications for the 2014-2015 program close 17 October 2014.
More information on the program, including contact details for any queries, is available on the LDW flyer.
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.
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.
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 Human.Resources@utas.edu.au
1 P4 Open to Talent, University of Tasmania, Strategic Plan 2012 onwards
2 P10 Open to Talent