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.

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). 

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 for the 2016 program have now closed. 

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.

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