Welcome to Enterprising Essentials

a suite of professional development opportunities designed to support both
professional and academic staff achieve their full potential.


To build our collective capability to deliver on our aspiration for UniSA, and achieve our individual and collective potential, we have developed a range of development opportunities for our staff which are designed to:

  • Enable and grow our strategic and systemic capability and,
  • build collaborative relationships and connections across our University community,
  • empower our people to thrive.

To adapt to our evolving environment there is a balance of in-person and virtual workshops available to support and empower our staff to achieve their individual and collective potential.

We are a learning community that welcomes and values the divergent voices, skills, knowledge and talent of our staff. We encourage participation from a diverse range of people in all our development opportunities.

 

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Workshop Calendar

2022 Workshops

May

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience

Be The Leader of Your Career 

Wednesday 4 May 

Michelle Gibbings 

All staff 

Positive Workplace Culture - Positive Practices to Increase Wellbeing, Engagement and Performance

Thursday 5 May 

Sue Langley 

Staff with direct reports 

Foundations of LGBTIQ+ 
Fully booked

Tuesday 10 May 

Shine SA 

All staff 

Inclusive Leadership 

Tuesday 17 May

Steve Asnicar 

Staff with direct reports 

Strategies for Busy People

Tuesday 24 May

Maria Gardiner 

Academic staff 

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams 

Thursday 26 May

Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann 

Staff with direct reports 

Complexity of Communication 
Fully booked

Tuesday 31 May 

Tim Ridgway 

All staff 

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience

Coaching for Performance 
Fully booked

Wednesday 1 June 

Michelle Mills & Justene Knight 

Staff with direct reports 

Unconscious Bias 

Tuesday 7 June 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

Writing Effective Reports and Business Cases
Fully booked

Thursday 9 June 

Shaun McNicholas 

All Staff 

Turbocharge Your Writing

Tuesday 14 June

Hugh Kearns 

Academic and research staff 

Core Attributes In Action 

Wednesday 15 June 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

All Staff 

Simple Ways to Communicate on Your Feet with Confidence and Clarity 
Fully booked

 

Thursday 16 June 

 

Kerry Pienaar 

 

All staff 

Building Team Trust 

Tuesday 21 June

Ruchi Sinha 

Staff with direct reports 

Ignite Series – Ignite Leadership 

Wednesday 22 June 

John Dare & Angela Giacoumis 

All staff 

Leading & Embedding Inclusion for Senior Leaders 

Thursday 23 June 

Anna Lee 

Senior Leaders 

Persuasive Presentations 

Tuesday 28 June 

Sharon Ferrier 

All staff 

Emotional Intelligence 

Wednesday 29 June 

Hayley Lokan 

All staff 

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience

Critical thinking, creativity and innovation

Tuesday 5 July

Professor David Cropley & Pia Grimm, UniSA

All Staff

Ignite Series – Ignite Connection  

Wednesday 6 July 

John Dare & Angela Giacoumis 

All staff 

Manager’s Guide to Performance, Development & Management (PDM)

Thursday 7 July 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports 

Bystander Learning Conversations 

Tuesday 12 July 

Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson 

All staff 

Communicate Technical Content to an Audience Outside your Field 

 

Thursday 21 July 

 

Kerry Pienaar 

 

All staff 

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience

Writing Effective Reports and Business Cases

Wednesday 3 August

Shaun McNicholas 

All Staff 

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams 

 Tuesday 9 August

Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann 

Staff with direct reports 

Ignite Series – Ignite Wellbeing 

Wednesday 10 August 

John Dare & Angela Giacoumis 

All staff 

Unconscious Bias 

Thursday 11 August 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

Building Blocks of Influence 

Tuesday 16 August 

Hayley Lokan 

Professional staff (HEO4 – HEO7) 

Managing Conflict 

Wednesday 17 August 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

All staff 

Core Attributes In Action 

Thursday 18 August 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

 

All Staff 

Introduction to Project Management

Tuesday 23 August 

Lisa Twyford

All staff 

Strategies for Busy People 

Wednesday 24 August 

Maria Gardiner 

Professional staff 

Inclusive Leadership 

Tuesday 30 August

Steve Asnicar 

Staff with direct reports 

Preparing for Your Performance, Development & Management (PDM) Conversations 

Wednesday 31 August  

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

All Staff 

 

Workshop Date Facilitator

Audience

Building Team Trust 

Tuesday 6 September

Ruchi Sinha 

Staff with direct reports 

Leadership Foundations 

Tuesday 13 September 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports or aspiring leaders 

Manager Essentials @ UniSA

Thursday 15 September

University Leaders & Specialists

New Managers

Emotional Intelligence 

Wednesday 14 September 

Hayley Lokan 

All staff 

Recognising & Responding to Everyday Sexism

Wednesday 21 September 

Anna Lee 

All staff 

Workshop

Date

Facilitator

Audience

Manager’s Guide to Performance, Development & Managment (PDM)

Thursday 6 October

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports 

Core Attributes In Action 

Tuesday 18 October 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

All Staff 

Foundations of LGBTIQ+ 

Wednesday 19 October 

Shine SA 

All staff 

Unconscious Bias 

Thursday 20 October 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

Bystander Learning Conversations 

Wednesday 26 October 

Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson 

All staff 

Building Trust in the Workplace 

Thursday 27 October 

Ruchi Sinha 

All staff 

Workshop

Date

Facilitator

Audience

Coaching for Performance 

Thursday 10 November 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports 

Workshop Audience Duration Register

SBS Core Inclusion

All staff 2.5 hours (approx.)

E-LEARN COURSE

Coaching for performance

Staff with direct reports 1 hour (approx.)

E-LEARN COURSE

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

All staff 1 hour (approx.)

E-LEARN COURSE

ICAC Induction for Public Officers

All staff 1 hour (approx.)

ACCESS COURSE

 

2022 WORKSHOPS

MAY

MAY
4

Be the Leader of your career

Facilitator: Michelle Gibbings
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 4 May
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

In a world of work that is constantly changing, you can’t rely on others to accelerate your career. Each person needs to be the leader of their career. Building a dynamic and progressive career isn’t about luck; it’s about the decisions you make every day.

In this workshop, you will Identify the five critical steps to accelerating your career success

  • Finding your purpose
  • Living your values
  • Elevating your brand
  • Building relationships, not connections
  • Rising from setbacks

For each of the steps, you’ll start to understand your current state, along with the growth opportunities and the steps to take to accelerate progress. You will walk away from the session with the makings of a targeted career plan, which you can use to plan, execute and track your progress.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the five critical steps to accelerating your career success

  • Recognise your current state and growth opportunities for each of the 5 steps

  • Begin to develop a targeted career plan which you can use to design, execute, and track your progress

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MAY
5

Positive Workplace Culture - Positive Practices to Increase Wellbeing, Engagement and Performance

Facilitator: Sue Langley
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 5 May
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

The session will explore the background behind Kim Cameron’s model of positive leadership, and on fostering a positive emotional climate where positive emotions predominate over negative emotions inside and outside the workplace.
Content will include:

  • Four positive leadership principles you can use to create a positive culture that inspires and motivates yourself and others: positive emotional climate, positive relationships, positive communication and positive meaning
  • Adopting a positive leadership mindset to increase your professionalism, self-leadership, collaboration and resilience skills
  • Cultivating a climate where people feel inspired and motivated to do their best to help achieve business outcomes.

Learning outcomes:

  • The key positive leadership principles
  • How psychological safety is built through positive culture
  • How to generate positive communication outcomes

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MAY
10

Foundations of LGBTIQ+

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Facilitator: Aymon Spielhagen, Shine SA
Target group: All staff
Date: Tuesday 10 May
Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

The Foundations of LGBTIQ+ training is a half-day (4 hour) introductory workshop providing participants an overview of the knowledge needed to understand the importance of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity in their workplace.

Covering topics such as gender diversity, inclusive language and anti-discrimination laws, we will look at key areas of focus for increasing awareness and cultural sensitivity, creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

Learning outcomes:

This will workshop will provide you with:

  • Introductory understanding of LGBTIQ+ definitions & concepts
  • Awareness of the impact of discrimination
  • Skills to incorporate inclusive practice into your workplace

MAY
17

Inclusive Leadership

Facilitator: Steve Asnicar, Diversity Australia
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 17 May
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Diversity is reality, but inclusion is a choice. Diversity is all around us but we decide as leaders whether or not to make full use of diversity around us. Inclusive leaders listen, observe and learn from people. In this session, Steven Asnicar, Director of Diversity Australia use experiential learning techniques that challenge traditional mindsets and engage leaders, managers and employees through honest discussion.

This approach ensures that the session is tailored to the needs of the team and the individuals within the team, allowing participants to challenge and adapt their behaviours in a safe environment.

Learning outcomes:

Participation in this workshop will provide UniSA leaders with:

  • Strategies to create high-performance through leveraging diversity of thinking, perspective and backgrounds of team members
  • Knowledge of leadership behaviours and work practices to maximise the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • An understanding of how to create higher levels of psychological safety for their team
  • Confidence and commitment to create momentum towards a more inclusive workplace and culture

REGISTER HERE

MAY
24

Strategies for Busy People

Facilitator: Maria Gardiner 
Target group: Academic staff 
Date: Tuesday 24 May 
Time: 9.00am – 11.30am 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

It can be difficult to navigate a path that achieves high levels of success at work, without compromising a life outside work. With high workloads, competing demands and an ever-changing political landscape we can often struggle with the balance between the day to day crises/demands and having the time and headspace for getting the important things done. 

This workshop is designed to provide skills and strategies to decide how to spend time on high priority, high quality work. 

Learning outcomes 

Based on the latest research and practice on maximising productivity, this evidence-based workshop will focus on: 

  • how daily work can often take precedence over longer term projects and planning 
  • how to set your own agenda and run it, rather than have it hijacked by others 
  • knowing when enough is enough 
  • managing competing demands 
  • staying motivated 

all of this and still having a life!

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MAY
26

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams

Facilitators:Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 26 May
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm  
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

As leaders, we understand that supporting the health and wellbeing of our team is an important responsibility – but how can we balance this with the demands and challenges of workplace priorities as well as a hybrid working environment?

Through small group discussions and experiential learning activities, in this workshop you will build your understanding of:

  • Why healthy and resilient teams are important in the workplace
  • How resilient teams are vital to succeed in an uncertain world to adapt effectively to workplace challenges and adversity
  • How leaders can proactively manage team resilience by using strategies that support team wellbeing and helping the team deal with daily work pressures

This workshop aims to provide knowledge and skills for leaders to build their personal wellbeing as well as understanding how to provide a healthy and resilient working environment that supports team wellbeing.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, participants will:

  • Develop their personal resilience
  • Identify strategies and tools for building a resilient team culture
  • Explore the role of resilience in performance conversations
  • Understand how to lead in a hybrid working environment

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MAY
31

Complexity of Communication 

This session is now fully booked

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Facilitator: Tim Ridgway
Target group: All staff
Date: Tuesday 31 May
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

This workshop will explore in greater detail the real complexities of communication, teasing apart some of the key elements that are required for effective interactions with other people. The key communication skills of listening, giving and receiving feedback and questioning techniques will be explored. This session will also involve using the RocheMartin framework of emotional intelligence (EQ) to better understand how specific emotions can impact both listening and responding. With better recognition and regulation of one’s emotions, the quality of communication can be enhanced.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key elements of Communication, and to recognise the difference between Verbal vs Non-verbal Communication and the importance of body language.
  • Able to ask Questions of others to demonstrate genuine interest in others and have an improved capacity for giving and receiving feedback.
  • Appreciate the value of listen intently to other people in order to truly understand their perspective in a conversation.
  • A deeper understanding of how one’s emotions can impact the quality of communication and how to use some self regulating techniques to better manage the emotional content of a conversation.

JUNE

JUN
1

Coaching for Performance

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Facilitator: Michelle Mills and Justene Knight
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Wednesday 1 June
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

As part of UniSA’s commitment to support managers with meaningful opportunities to grow and achieve their full potential, this workshop has been designed for those with supervisory responsibilities and the opportunity within those roles to support and coach their team members for great performance.

This face to face session will give leaders the opportunity to work with leadership specialists to develop their knowledge and apply contemporary coaching strategies in an open and collegial environment. It has been structured as a full day so  participants can apply these strategies with professional actors and build their confidence through practice and feedback.

Learning outcomes:

Participation in this session will provide UniSA leaders with:

  • Clarity regarding People and Performance principles
  • Knowledge of key aspects of a Performance Framework that will support effective workplace coaching
  • An understanding of the coaching role for leaders and supervisors at UniSA
  • An opportunity to explore and use the globally recognised GROW model of coaching

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to provide a catered lunch for full day workshops.  You are welcome to use the fridge available at venue to store your lunch or we'd be happy to direct you to local eateries.

JUN
7

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date:  Tuesday 7 June
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions.

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking.

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work.

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JUN
9

Writing Effective Reports & Business Cases

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Facilitators:  Shaun McNicholas, Cool Rules
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 9 June
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm  
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Professional, succinct and effective writing is an important skill to have in your toolkit – particularly when it comes to reports and business cases.

Presented by Shaun McNicholas, from Cool Rules (for writers), this half-day workshop focusses on applying the principles of effective business writing to meeting reports and business cases. 

This workshop is suitable for experienced and reasonably confident writers wanting to improve the content, structure and readability of their written reports and business cases.

Learning outcomes:

On completion, participants will:

  • understand the principles and importance of effective business writing in 2022
  • know how to structure meeting reports and business cases for maximum impact
  • know how to create logic and flow in their written work
  • know how to argue a position persuasively, in writing.

JUN
14

Turbocharge Your Writing

Facilitators: Hugh Kearns 
Target group: Academic and research staff 
Date: Tuesday 14 June
Time: 9.30am – 12.00noon 
Location:  Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.  

This workshop will help you to understand: 

  • why it's hard to get started 
  • how we deliberately use distractions to slow down writing  
  • the principles of quick starting 
  • how to deal with destructive internal beliefs 
  • how to set a writing plan and stick to it 
  • how to set achievable goals by writing in a silo 
  • how to greatly increase the number of actual words you produce 
  • how to clarify your thinking, and improve the quality of your work 

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify your writing priorities 
  • work out your best writing time and place 
  • increase the number of words you write.

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JUN
15

Core Attributes in Action

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 15 June
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Our strategic intent is to differentiate UniSA as a true University of Enterprise. To help achieve this ambition, the University has developed a unique set of core behavioural attributes to guide our development as an enterprising workforce culture. 

The University is committed to providing a work, teaching and research environment that supports and nurtures the wellbeing of our staff so that they can flourish and perform at their best. It is important that our people conduct themselves in a manner that is professional and respectful, reflecting and embracing our core attributes.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will give staff an opportunity to understand what Core Attributes in Action look like. Through discussions, activities and toolkits, we will explore: 

  • Background to the development of UniSA Core Attributes and how they support the work you do
  • Ways to expand and improve how you embed the Core Attributes in your workplace, and
  • How to support others in your teams to develop and exemplify the Core Attributes at workplace

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JUN
16

Simple Ways to Communicate on your Feet with Confidence and Clarity 

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Facilitator: Kerry Pienaar
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 16 June
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Does any of the following ring true?

Have you:

  • been in a meeting where your colleagues don’t seem to value your ideas?
  • pitched a product or service to clients, stakeholders, or colleagues who don’t seem engaged?
  • delivered an impactful and confident presentation but bombed out in the Q&A that followed the presentation?
  • avoided giving your opinion because you didn’t feel listened to?
  • attended an interview where you had a mental blank?

We are regularly faced with challenging impromptu questions where we need to think and communicate on our feet. Common examples are at job interviews, during work meetings, in Q & A sessions, when communicating with customers or in social or networking situations.

Practical techniques and structures learnt in this workshop can be easily applied to a variety of contexts where you may be asked to respond to a question with little or no preparation. You will walk away with practical and life-long tools for responding confidently and credibly to impromptu situations.

Learning Outcomes:
You will be able to use the strategies, techniques and structures learnt during the workshop to

  • Look and feel more confident when communicating on your feet so you are taken seriously,
  • present ideas and opinions with confidence and clarity so that you inspire action,
  • logically and powerfully present ideas, and
  • manage nerves when under pressure and deal with the unexpected so that your professionalism shines.

JUN
21

Building Team Trust

Facilitator: Dr Ruchi Sinha
Target group: Academic and professional staff with responsibility for establishing and leading trusting, productive relationships
Date: Tuesday 21 June
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Trust is a crucial ingredient in all high-quality relationships in life and at work. However, we are rarely aware of the social and psychological process by which others judge our trustworthiness and how we see theirs.

The costs of over-trusting and under-trusting can be costly. Relying on our past relationships, our betrayals, and successful experiences – we have all come to develop mental short-cuts for deciding who, when and how to trust. However, these preferences can leave us exhausted as we sometimes miss opportunities to build strong, trusting relationships with people at work.

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will provide you with the psychological science behind the building, sustaining, and repairing of trust in the workplace. Participants in this session will receive the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand strategies that will allow you to become better at judging others' trustworthiness while also learning how to establish your own trustworthiness
  • Understand ways in which trust can be sustained over time
  • Understand how trust can be repaired in the aftermath of conflict and betrayal

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JUN
22

Ignite Series - Ignite Leadership

Facilitators: John Dare and Angela Giacoumis, Emotos
Target group: All Staff
Date: Wednesday 22 June
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Are you leading with possibility?

Unleash creativity, confidence and influence in your leadership. Step into your potential and ignite your goals and aspirations with more clarity, confidence, and courage.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore the power of optimism and possibility
  • Cultivate more creativity, confidence and courage in your leadership
  • Identify the obstacles that may get in your way
  • Create clear goals and a roadmap to action

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JUN
23

Leading and Embedding Inclusion for Senior Leaders

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: Senior Organisational Leaders
Date: Thursday 23 June
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

As a senior leader at UniSA, you probably know that the challenges of our current environment require a proactive approach to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. And you’re probably all too well aware that for many in your organisation, inclusion is a long way down the priority list.

Unfortunately, role modelling inclusive behaviours in your daily interactions isn’t sufficient to create an inclusive organisation – as a senior leader, you need to be taking a proactive approach at the team, organisation and stakeholder levels. This workshop will equip you with:

 Learning Outcomes

  • Increased awareness of your own Leadership Shadow when it comes to inclusion – what are you doing or not doing, saying or not saying, that will drive inclusion in your organisation?
  • An understanding of the five levels of inclusion that require senior leaders’ attention – intrapersonal, interpersonal, team, organisation and stakeholder
  • A simple model for talking about inclusion, both within and beyond your organisation.
  • A Personal Action Plan for your next steps as an inclusive leader.

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JUN
28

Persuasive Presentations

Facilitator: Sharon Ferrier
Target group: All staff
Date: Tuesday 28 June
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Everyone is capable of giving a persuasive presentation!

All you need are three things:

  1. Stories/Facts
  2. Skills
  3. Confidence

If you work on the first two, the third will magically appear!

Communication skills are vital in any business environment. To be able to stand up, speak up and persuade is crucial to getting yourself heard and your message understood. We are all ‘salespeople’ when we present to our clients and staff, we need to sell our company our services and most importantly – ourselves.

This workshop will provide participants with the skills and practical experience to deliver engaging, informative and persuasive presentations.  Participants will prepare and present a five minute speech on each day as well as a short impromptu presentation. Written feedback will be provided.

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Select strategies to increase your confidence
  • Clarify your presentation objective
  • Tailor your message to the audience
  • Include elements of persuasion into your presentation
  • Design and deliver engaging slides to amplify your message

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JUN
29

Emotional Intelligence

Facilitators:  Hayley Lokan
Target group: All staff
 Date: Wednesday 29 June
 Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm  
 Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

This session will cover the following:

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • The history of EI
  • Exploring the RocheMartin model of Emotional Intelligence

Our emotional intelligence can have a significant impact on our lives – affecting how we engage with our friends and family, how we deal with colleagues, how we manage and lead a team. This session will explore the concept of emotional intelligence and use practical activities to explore how we can build our capacity to be emotionally intelligent.

This 4 hour session will include experiential learning activities, facilitator input and group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build an understanding of the origins and biology of emotional intelligence
  • Identify the competencies that underpin emotional intelligence
  • Generate strategies to strengthen our emotional intelligence

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JULY

JUL
5

Critical thinking, creativity & innovation

Facilitators:  Professor David Cropley and Pia Grimm, UniSA
Target group: All staff
Date: Tuesday 5 July
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location:  Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

We work in an environment that is changing every day, and change brings new problems that need to be solved. COVID gave us a very clear lesson in the effects of change. Ideas, processes and services that solve a problem today therefore may not be the best solution tomorrow. The only way to deal successfully with change, and the new problems it brings, is to innovate. Organisations – and people – with this capacity thrive in the face of change.

What does this mean for individuals? It means that we need to develop our capacity for finding new solutions to new problems. We need, in other words, the ability to think creatively and critically.

In this workshop, Professor David Cropley, internationally recognised expert on creativity and innovation, will provide you with theory and insights relating to critical thinking, creativity and innovation. Joined by Pia Grimm (possibly the least creative person in the history of the world), together we will explore the tools which will enable you to put these insights into practice back in the workplace.

This workshop is aligned to ‘provides solutions’ in our UniSA core attributes, an important factor in our ability to reach our strategic ambitions.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, you will:

  • Understand the theory and science behind critical thinking, creativity and innovation
  • Have a toolkit of practical approaches to apply when you are back in the workplace
  • Be motivated to think differently about everyday problems and solutions

 
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JUL
6

Ignite Series – Ignite Connection

Facilitators: John Dare and Angela Giacoumis, Emotos
Target group: All Staff
Date: Wednesday 6 July
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Do you feel like you’re in this alone?

We all have a basic human need to be seen and heard - whether it’s at home, at work, or in our community. Connection and trust are intimately tied as a foundation for all relationships, which when harnessed over time fuels motivation, resilience, enhances our influence and builds a deeper sense of belonging & fulfillment. Learn how to maximise your relationships and build the blocks of a thriving team, network and community.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore the power of connection
  • Understand the importance of trust and empathy Identify connection gaps
  • Develop strategies to foster more connection

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JUL
7

Manager’s Guide to Performance Development & Management (PDM)

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture Specialists
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 7 July
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

This session is designed to support managers understand their role and responsibilities within the PDM process, and provide them with the tools and techniques to navigate the PDM process effectively, from preparation to having the conversation.Participants will have the opportunity to learn from People, Talent & Culture specialists, engage in practice and discuss common challenges in an open and collegial environment with their peers

Learning outcomes:

Participation in this session will support leaders to:

  • Understand why we invest in PDM
  • Understand their role and responsibilities as leaders within the UniSA PDM process
  • Recognise the critical success factors for effective PDM
  • Develop understanding of contemporary models used in PDM to support setting goals and providing feedback

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JUL
12

Bystander Learning Conversations

Facilitator: Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson
Target group: All staff (it is recommended that participants have completed ‘unconscious bias’ training prior to this session)
Date: Tuesday 12 July
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

This 2.5-hour session forms part of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion program and addresses:

  • Your own relationship to diversity,
  • the impacts felt by people who experience marginalisation,
  • practical strategies to promote workplace cultures that celebrate diversity, and
  • how to stand up for a diverse and inclusive workplace and be an ally.

This workshop focuses on “how groups of people work through their differences”, “what skills are needed to do so with intelligence and compassion?” and “how we celebrate diversity through the practice of learning conversations and conscious conflict”. This workshop provides a vehicle for creating authentically diverse workplaces.

You will learn through a skill-focused and practical approach where participants learn by reflecting, sharing, listening and doing. This workshop is reflective, conversational and active. The facilitators won’t tell you what to think but instead provide opportunities for you to make up your mind by hearing from your peers and exploring your own (default) sense-making patterns.

This session will include experiential learning activities, facilitator input and group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Reflect on your relationship to demographic and viewpoint diversity
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Learn active bystander communication skills
  • Develop competence intervening in tricky situations.

REGISTER HERE

JUL
21

Communicate Technical Content to Audiences Outside your Field

Facilitator: Kerry Pienaar
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 21 July
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Have you ever had to present to an audience outside of your field and watched a sea of confused faces, or found it difficult to synthesise years of research into a short presentation that captures and maintains the audience’s attention?

If you are not accustomed to it, communicating technical and specialist information to a non-technical audience can be tough. All organisations and departments typically have their own sets of specialist jargon and acronyms that we often assume audiences outside our field will be familiar with and understand. This is common in industries such as engineering, science, information technology, finance, education, the medical industry or trades, but all specialist areas use their own set of in-house language.

The purpose of this workshop is to learn and practice tools and strategies that can be easily applied to a variety of contexts where you may be asked to communicate technical content. You will walk away with practical and life-long tools for communicating specialist concepts to a variety of audiences so they can easily understand your message.

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to use the strategies and tools learnt during the workshop to:

  • Feel more confident when communicating technical information so that you are successful in getting your point across.
  • Identify and clearly communicate the key message of a presentation or idea.
  • Prepare the content and structure for a presentation that is easy to understand for audiences outside your field.
  • Tailor information for different audiences and purposes so that important information can be shared and you can make a difference.

REGISTER HERE

AUGUST

AUG
3

Writing Effective Reports & Business Cases

Facilitators:  Shaun McNicholas, Cool Rules
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 3 August
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm  
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Professional, succinct and effective writing is an important skill to have in your toolkit – particularly when it comes to reports and business cases.

Presented by Shaun McNicholas, from Cool Rules (for writers), this half-day workshop focusses on applying the principles of effective business writing to meeting reports and business cases. 

This workshop is suitable for experienced and reasonably confident writers wanting to improve the content, structure and readability of their written reports and business cases.

Learning outcomes:

On completion, participants will:

  • understand the principles and importance of effective business writing in 2022
  • know how to structure meeting reports and business cases for maximum impact
  • know how to create logic and flow in their written work
  • know how to argue a position persuasively, in writing.

 

REGISTER HERE

AUG
9

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams

Facilitators:Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 9 August
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm  
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

As leaders, we understand that supporting the health and wellbeing of our team is an important responsibility – but how can we balance this with the demands and challenges of workplace priorities as well as a hybrid working environment?

Through small group discussions and experiential learning activities, in this workshop you will build your understanding of:

  • Why healthy and resilient teams are important in the workplace
  • How resilient teams are vital to succeed in an uncertain world to adapt effectively to workplace challenges and adversity
  • How leaders can proactively manage team resilience by using strategies that support team wellbeing and helping the team deal with daily work pressures

This workshop aims to provide knowledge and skills for leaders to build their personal wellbeing as well as understanding how to provide a healthy and resilient working environment that supports team wellbeing.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, participants will:

  • Develop their personal resilience
  • Identify strategies and tools for building a resilient team culture
  • Explore the role of resilience in performance conversations
  • Understand how to lead in a hybrid working environment

REGISTER HERE

AUG
10

Ignite Series – Ignite Wellbeing

Facilitators: John Dare and Angela Giacoumis, Emotos
Target group: All Staff
Date: Wednesday 10 August
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Location: via zoom

Feeling burnt out?

Stress and burnout have been called the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization. Discover practical and effective self-care skills that’s necessary to help you complete the stress cycle and overall feel more healthy, fulfilled, and resilient.

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise burnout
  • Understand the impact of burnout on yourself and others
  • Learn strategies to avoid burnout
  • Lead with more vitality and confidence

REGISTER HERE

AUG
11

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 11 August
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions.

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work.

REGISTER HERE

AUG
16

Building Blocks of Influence
  

Facilitators:  Hayley Lokan  
Target group: Professional staff (HEO4 – HEO7) 
Date: Tuesday 16 August
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm   
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

Whether you are a leader or a team member using influence is not always about your title, and often, the people that have the most influence are not necessarily the people in power. While you may have great ideas, having your ideas heard and implemented will require you to build influence. 

This session will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss how to put their skills to best effect, navigate roadblocks and make the most of the opportunities that arise to become a valuable voice in your team. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Identify and move past personal barriers that challenge your ability to speak up with ease, effectiveness and authenticity, 
  • influence others with impact to promote yourself, your team and our organisation with authenticity, 
  • learn to inspire action in others and communicate with influence and assertiveness, 
  • negotiate with success to significantly improve the quality and results of conversations, 
  • manage your roadblocks effectively to improve organisational outcomes. 

REGISTER HERE

AUG
17

Managing Conflict

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 17 August
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Conflict can occur in many ways in the workplace... Whether it’s a disagreement between two colleagues about the best approach to a challenge, or competition between groups for resources, being able to manage conflicts effectively and productively is a useful tool for us all.

In this workshop, we will explore the reasons behind workplace conflict, as well as the positive and negative impacts of conflict, and then explore and practice communication techniques to enable you to manage conflict effectively.

Learning outcomes:

Following this workshop, participants will:

  • Build understanding of workplace conflict
  • Learn how to communicate effectively to effectively manage conflict
  • Have a practical toolkit of approaches which you can use

REGISTER HERE

AUG
18

Core Attributes in Action

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 18 August
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Our strategic intent is to differentiate UniSA as a true University of Enterprise. To help achieve this ambition, the University has developed a unique set of core behavioural attributes to guide our development as an enterprising workforce culture. 

The University is committed to providing a work, teaching and research environment that supports and nurtures the wellbeing of our staff so that they can flourish and perform at their best. It is important that our people conduct themselves in a manner that is professional and respectful, reflecting and embracing our core attributes.

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will give staff an opportunity to understand what Core Attributes in Action look like. Through discussions, activities and toolkits, we will explore: 

  • Background to the development of UniSA Core Attributes and how they support the work you do
  • Ways to expand and improve how you embed the Core Attributes in your workplace, and
  • How to support others in your teams to develop and exemplify the Core Attributes at workplace

REGISTER HERE

AUG
23

Introduction to Project Management

Facilitator: Lisa Twyford, Clear Decisions
Target group: All staff 
Date: Tuesday 23 August 
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

Project management is a fundamental skill in our modern workforce, as it ensures that what is being delivered is not only right, but that it also delivers against the business opportunity.


This short course is designed to cover the basic principles of managing projects to help you plan, control and organise activities to ensure that you are delivering successful projects every time. It is best suited for staff who may be new to managing projects or have not previously undertaken any formal project management training before.

Participants are encouraged to bring along current or future projects to start applying your new knowledge and skills immediately to boost your confidence and drive great results.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of project management, including how project management is different to the operating environments.
  • Apply and develop a scope statement.
  • Understand how to create a project plan (schedule) that works and tools and tips on how to execute quickly and effectively
  • Understand the elements of stakeholder management in a project environment

REGISTER HERE

AUG
24

Strategies for Busy People 

Facilitator: Maria Gardiner 
Target group: Professional staff 
Date: Wednesday 24 August 
Time: 9.00am – 11.30am 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

It can be difficult to navigate a path that achieves high levels of success at work, without compromising a life outside work. With high workloads, competing demands and an ever-changing political landscape we can often struggle with the balance between the day to day crises/demands and having the time and headspace for getting the important things done. 

This workshop is designed to provide skills and strategies to decide how to spend time on high priority, high quality work. 

Learning outcomes:

Based on the latest research and practice on maximising productivity, this evidence-based workshop will focus on: 

  • how daily work can often take precedence over longer term projects and planning 
  • how to set your own agenda and run it, rather than have it hijacked by others 
  • knowing when enough is enough 
  • managing competing demands 
  • staying motivated 

all of this and still having a life! 

REGISTER HERE

AUG
30

Inclusive Leadership

Facilitator: Steve Asnicar, Diversity Australia
Target group: All Staff
Date: Tuesday 30 August
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Diversity is reality, but inclusion is a choice. Diversity is all around us but we decide as leaders whether or not to make full use of diversity around us. Inclusive leaders listen, observe and learn from people. In this session, Steven Asnicar, Director of Diversity Australia use experiential learning techniques that challenge traditional mindsets and engage leaders, managers and employees through honest discussion.

This approach ensures that the session is tailored to the needs of the team and the individuals within the team, allowing participants to challenge and adapt their behaviours in a safe environment.

Learning outcomes:

Participation in this workshop will provide UniSA leaders with:

  • Strategies to create high-performance through leveraging diversity of thinking, perspective and backgrounds of team members
  • Knowledge of leadership behaviours and work practices to maximise the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • An understanding of how to create higher levels of psychological safety for their team
  • Confidence and commitment to create momentum towards a more inclusive workplace and culture

REGISTER HERE

AUG
31

Preparing for Your Performance Development & Management (PDM) Conversations

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists 
Target group: All Staff 
Date: Wednesday 31 August
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

This session will provide staff with the opportunity to understand their role and responsibilities within the University’s Performance Development & Management (PDM) process, and how they can actively contribute to productive and successful performance conversations. This session will involve key information regarding the PDM process, together with a chance to apply the learning in a safe, risk free environment. 
 
In this session we will cover topics including: 

  • Preparing for your PDM – what do you need to know? 
  • PDM forms and resources available 
  • Core Attributes and development opportunities 
  • Giving and receiving feedback 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Key information to navigate the PDM process effectively and fulfill your responsibilities as a staff member 
  • The opportunity to develop your understanding of the core attributes and how they contribute to PDM conversations 
  • Working knowledge of the resources, tools and support available 
  • An understanding of contemporary approaches to giving and receiving feedback. 

REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER

SEP
6

Building Team Trust

Facilitator: Dr Ruchi Sinha
Target group: Academic and professional staff with responsibility for establishing and leading trusting, productive relationships
Date: Tuesday 6 September
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

Trust is a crucial ingredient in all high-quality relationships in life and at work. However, we are rarely aware of the social and psychological process by which others judge our trustworthiness and how we see theirs.

The costs of over-trusting and under-trusting can be costly. Relying on our past relationships, our betrayals, and successful experiences – we have all come to develop mental short-cuts for deciding who, when and how to trust. However, these preferences can leave us exhausted as we sometimes miss opportunities to build strong, trusting relationships with people at work.

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will provide you with the psychological science behind the building, sustaining, and repairing of trust in the workplace. Participants in this session will receive the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand strategies that will allow you to become better at judging others' trustworthiness while also learning how to establish your own trustworthiness
  • Understand ways in which trust can be sustained over time
  • Understand how trust can be repaired in the aftermath of conflict and betrayal

REGISTER HERE

SEP
13

Leadership Foundations 

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists 
Target group: Staff with direct reports or aspiring leaders 
Date: Tuesday 13 September
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm 
Location:  Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

Leadership Foundations has been designed especially for UniSA staff who are new to leadership or who are beginning their leadership journey. 

Being a new leader can be a challenging time, and this full day workshop will explore practical strategies to build your leadership capabilities as you navigate the transition from team member to team leader.  

 Learning outcomes: 

 Following this workshop, participants will: 

  • Understand the key aspects of managing and leading a team  
  • Consider what motivates themselves and their team
  • Have explored the science and art of delegation 
  • Recognise how and when to give feedback to build performance and relationships

REGISTER HERE

SEP
14

Emotional Intelligence

Facilitators:  Hayley Lokan
Target group: All staff
 Date: Wednesday 14 September
 Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm  
 Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

This session will cover the following:

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • The history of EI
  • Exploring the RocheMartin model of Emotional Intelligence

Our emotional intelligence can have a significant impact on our lives – affecting how we engage with our friends and family, how we deal with colleagues, how we manage and lead a team. This session will explore the concept of emotional intelligence and use practical activities to explore how we can build our capacity to be emotionally intelligent.

This 4 hour session will include experiential learning activities, facilitator input and group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build an understanding of the origins and biology of emotional intelligence
  • Identify the competencies that underpin emotional intelligence
  • Generate strategies to strengthen our emotional intelligence

REGISTER HERE

SEP
15

Manager Essentials @ UniSA

Facilitator: University Leaders & Specialists
Target group: New managers
Date: Thursday 15 September
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Pridham Hall, Level 2 function rooms

Manager Essentials @ UniSA forms part of the recommended induction activities for new managers at UniSA. This one day event has been designed to support all new managers acclimatise to their positions quickly and confidently, and understand the strategic and cultural expectations of our leaders at UniSA.

Manager Essentials will provide academic and professional staff managers the opportunity to:

  • Understand their roles and responsibilities as managers
  • Familiarise themselves with key concepts and principles that are critical to their performance
  • Receive practical information and strategies from University specialists
  • Contribute to a connected community of leaders and build individual networks

Further information and resources for managers can be found on the Manager Essentials homepage.

REGISTER HERE

 

SEP
21

Recognising and Responding to Everyday Sexism

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Ever noticed that men and women may be treated differently in exactly the same circumstances?

Sometimes this is due to outdated, sexist, conscious beliefs about the difference between men and women’s abilities, roles, responsibilities and potential.

And sometimes it’s due to our unconscious system’s tendency to categorise people according to gender – which we have no idea it’s doing. As a result, no matter how ardent our conscious desire to treat everyone as
individuals, gender often plays a significant role in how we assess, respond to and communicate with other human beings.

While gender equality has come a long way in recent years, gender can still play a big role in our personal and professional relationships, in our career decisions and in our self-belief and confidence.

In this highly interactive session you'll learn:

  • how to identify – and respond constructively - to ‘Red Flags’ for sexism (both conscious and unconscious) in the workplace
  • how to approach workplace interactions, decisions and relationships through a ‘gender lens’
  • what to do when you inadvertently make assumptions based on gender
  • why challenging traditional masculine stereotypes is every bit as important as tackling traditionally feminine stereotypes.

REGISTER HERE

OCTOBER

OCT
6

Manager’s Guide to Performance Development & Management (PDM) 

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists 
Target group: Staff with direct reports 
Date: Thursday 6 October
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm 
Location:Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

This session is designed to support managers understand their role and responsibilities within the PDM process, and provide them with the tools and techniques to navigate the PDM process effectively, from preparation to having the conversation 
 
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from People, Talent & Culture specialists, engage in practice and discuss common challenges in an open and collegial environment with their peers  

Learning outcomes 

Participation in this session will support leaders to: 

  • Understand why we invest in PDM 
  • Understand their role and responsibilities as leaders within the UniSA PDM process 
  • Recognise the critical success factors for effective PDM 
  • Develop understanding of contemporary models used in PDM to support setting goals and providing feedback
     

REGISTER HERE

OCT
18

Core Attributes in Action

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists 
Target group: All staff  
Date: Tuesday 18 October
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm  
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 
 

Our strategic intent is to differentiate UniSA as a true University of Enterprise. To help achieve this ambition, the University has developed a unique set of core behavioural attributes to guide our development as an enterprising workforce culture.   

The University is committed to providing a work, teaching and research environment that supports and nurtures the wellbeing of our staff so that they can flourish and perform at their best. It is important that our people conduct themselves in a manner that is professional and respectful, reflecting and embracing our core attributes.  

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will give staff an opportunity to understand what Core Attributes in Action look like. Through discussions, activities and toolkits, we will explore:   

  • Background to the development of UniSA Core Attributes and how they support the work you do  
  • Ways to expand and improve how you embed the Core Attributes in your workplace, and  
  • How to support others in your teams to develop and exemplify the Core Attributes at workplace 

REGISTER HERE

OCT
19

Foundations of LGBTIQ+

Facilitator: Aymon Spielhagen, Shine SA
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 19 October
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

The Foundations of LGBTIQ+ training is a half-day (4 hour) introductory workshop providing participants an overview of the knowledge needed to understand the importance of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity in their workplace.

Covering topics such as gender diversity, inclusive language and anti-discrimination laws, we will look at key areas of focus for increasing awareness and cultural sensitivity, creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

Learning outcomes

This will workshop will provide you with:

  • Introductory understanding of LGBTIQ+ definitions & concepts
  • Awareness of the impact of discrimination
  • Skills to incorporate inclusive practice into your workplace

REGISTER HERE

OCT
20

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 20 October
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions.

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work.

REGISTER HERE

OCT
26

Bystander Learning Conversations

Facilitator: Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson
Target group: All staff (it is recommended that participants have completed ‘unconscious bias’ training prior to this session)
Date: Wednesday 26 October
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

This 2.5-hour session forms part of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion program and addresses:

  • Your own relationship to diversity,
  • the impacts felt by people who experience marginalisation,
  • practical strategies to promote workplace cultures that celebrate diversity, and
  • how to stand up for a diverse and inclusive workplace and be an ally.

This workshop focuses on “how groups of people work through their differences”, “what skills are needed to do so with intelligence and compassion?” and “how we celebrate diversity through the practice of learning conversations and conscious conflict”. This workshop provides a vehicle for creating authentically diverse workplaces.

You will learn through a skill-focused and practical approach where participants learn by reflecting, sharing, listening and doing. This workshop is reflective, conversational and active. The facilitators won’t tell you what to think but instead provide opportunities for you to make up your mind by hearing from your peers and exploring your own (default) sense-making patterns.

This session will include experiential learning activities, facilitator input and group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Reflect on your relationship to demographic and viewpoint diversity
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Learn active bystander communication skills
  • Develop competence intervening in tricky situations.

REGISTER HERE

OCT
27

Building Trust in the Workplace

Facilitator: Dr Ruchi Sinha
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 27 October
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Trust is a crucial ingredient in all high-quality relationships in life and at work. However, we are rarely aware of the social and psychological process by which others judge our trustworthiness and how we see theirs.

The costs of over-trusting and under-trusting can be costly. Relying on our past relationships, our betrayals, and successful experiences – we have all come to develop mental short-cuts for deciding who, when and how to trust. However, these preferences can leave us exhausted as we sometimes miss opportunities to build strong, trusting relationships with people at work.

This workshop will provide you with the psychological science behind the building, sustaining, and repairing of trust at the workplace.

Learning outcomes:

After attending the workshop individuals will have the ability to understand:

  • strategies that will allow you to become better at judging others' trustworthiness while also learning how to establish your own trustworthiness.
  • ways in which trust can be sustained over time.
  • how trust can be repaired in the aftermath of conflict and betrayal.

REGISTER HERE

NOVEMBER

NOV
10

Coaching for Performance 

Facilitator: Justene Knight & Michelle Mills
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 10 November
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

As part of UniSA’s commitment to support managers with meaningful opportunities to grow and achieve their full potential, this workshop has been designed for those with supervisory responsibilities and the opportunity within those roles to support and coach their team members for great performance.

This face to face session will give leaders the opportunity to work with leadership specialists to develop their knowledge and apply contemporary coaching strategies in an open and collegial environment. It has been structured as a full day so  participants can apply these strategies with professional actors and build their confidence through practice and feedback.

Learning outcomes

Participation in this session will provide UniSA leaders with:

  • Clarity regarding People and Performance principles
  • Knowledge of key aspects of a Performance Framework that will support effective workplace coaching
  • An understanding of the coaching role for leaders and supervisors at UniSA
  • An opportunity to explore and use the globally recognised GROW model of coaching

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to provide a catered lunch for full day workshops.  You are welcome to use the fridge available at venue to store your lunch or we'd be happy to direct you to local eateries.

REGISTER HERE

 

Self Paced e-Learning

e-Learn

SBS Core Inclusion

Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)

UniSA aspires to be a culturally competent and inclusive organisation. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and creating safe environments where all can thrive. This course has been developed by SBS in partnership with International Education Services. It focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge required to support UniSA to achieve its goal of cultural competence. 

Upon completion of the Core Inclusion course you will be able to 

  • Identify different types of bias 
  • Recognise that you have unconscious biases, and that workplace practices and decision making can be negatively affected by unconscious bias and assumptions 
  • Recall what constitutes unlawful discrimination and the difference between direct and indirect discrimination 
  • Understand the legislative environment and complaints procedure for victims of discrimination 
  • Utilise core inclusion skills or ‘people skills’ - such as curiosity and flexibility 
  • Incorporate your understanding of diversity and intersectionality into your core inclusion skills 
  • Understand inclusive design 

E-LEARN COURSE 

e-Learn

Coaching for Performance

Effective coaching helps provide you with the confidence to grow both as a person and to support others. A good coach will help your coachee or direct reports to reach personal goals and challenging targets, which will in-turn ensure the success of the business overall.

This coaching skills e-learning course is a complete review of the key principles of coaching from start to finish. It covers the importance of coaching, assesses current skills and development areas and provides all the practical tools and techniques required to take coaching to another level and ensure the success of those who complete it as a business coach. The e-learning provides a comprehensive view of everything the successful coach needs.

Each module has a brief introduction and expected completion time so you can easily pace yourself. The entire course should take roughly one hour.

E-LEARN COURSE

e-Learn

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

Undoubtedly the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the way we live and the way we work. To support our people manage challenges associated with COVID, UniSA is are offering an e-learning program designed by Human Psychology for the first 30 university employees to register. This program will help you understand and monitor your own physical and mental health and to recognise the signs of stress in yourself, your colleagues and your loved ones. Importantly it then provides a practical tool-kit you can apply straight away to enable your own wellbeing and support the wellbeing of others.

Click the link below to access this course and apply the code LAYMH-UniSA to gain free access.

E-LEARN COURSE

links to external provider

e-Learn

ICAC Online Learning Portal 

Find out about your rights and obligations under the ICAC Act.

SA public officers are encouraged to register for the ICAC Online Learning Portal and complete the ICAC Induction for Public Officers and ICAC Conflicts of Interest courses.

E-LEARN COURSE

links to external provider