Workshops for Managers

Explore UniSA's suite of in-person, webinar and self-paced workshops for Managers below.

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.

Visit our Enterprising Essentials Program for workshops for all staff.

For more information, please contact Talent & Organisational Development at staff.development@unisa.edu.au

 

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Workshop Calendar

2021

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience
MARCH
Establishing teams  Wednesday 24 March People, Talent & Culture specialists Staff with direct reports
APRIL

Inclusive leadership

Wednesday 14 April Cate Borness Staff with direct reports

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

Thursday 29 April People, Talent & Culture specialists Staff with direct reports
MAY

Coaching for performance          

Wednesday 5 May Alex Dickinson Staff with direct reports
JUNE

Inclusive leadership

Thursday 3 June Cate Borness Staff with direct reports

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

Thursday 17 June People, Talent & Culture specialists Staff with direct reports

Manager Essentials induction

Tuesday 29 June UniSA specialists Staff with direct reports
JULY
Establishing teams Thursday 1 July People, Talent & Culture specialists Staff with direct reports
Coaching for performance Wednesday 14 July Alex Dickinson Staff with direct reports
Building trust in the workplace for managers Friday 23 July Dr Ruchi Sinha Staff with direct reports
AUGUST
Translating strategy into action Tuesday 10 August Adrienne Nieuwenhuis Staff with direct reports

Authentic leadership

Wednesday 25 August David Romano Staff with direct reports
SEPTEMBER

Manager Essentials induction

Thursday 16 September UniSA specialists Staff with direct reports

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

Wednesday 22 September People, Talent & Culture specialists Staff with direct reports
OCTOBER
Coaching for performance Tuesday 12 October Alex Dickinson Staff with direct reports
Core Attributes for managers Wednesday 20 October People, Talent & Culture specialists Staff with direct reports

 

Self-paced e-Learning workshops

Workshop Duration

Coaching for performance

1 hour (approx.)
Looking after your mental health during COVID-10 1 hour (approx.)

 

2021 WORKSHOPS

MARCH

MAR
24

Establishing teams

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: Academic and professional staff with responsibility for establishing and leading teams
Date: Wednesday 24 March
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Is your team “Forming, Storming, Norming or Performing?  How can you tell and what do you need to know to lead your team successfully through each stage?

To coincide with many teams establishing (or re-establishing) themselves in 2021, this session will provide participants with strategies and tips for leaders on establishing and leading effective teams including practical strategies on:

  • Navigating the different team development stages
  • What managers can expect during the forming and storming stages (e.g tasks/behaviours)
  • Establish meaningful team values and norms.

Learning outcomes

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand each stage of team development and asses where their team may be placed
  • Establish team norms to guide everyday team interactions
  • Recognise the key elements of building a positive team culture

REGISTER HERE

APRIL

APR
14

Inclusive leadership

Facilitator: Cate Borness
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Wednesday 14 April
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Core aspects of leadership, such as setting direction and influencing others, are timeless, but we see a new capability that is vital to the way leadership is executed. We call this inclusive leadership and there are six traits that characterise an inclusive mindset and associated repertoire of inclusive behaviours. This workshop introduces the Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership and engages participants through self-assessment, storytelling, peer coaching and action planning. It is assumed that staff registering for this workshop will have already completed some form of Unconscious Bias training.  

Learning outcomes

Outcomes from this workshop include an awareness of: 

  • the six signature traits of an inclusive leader 
  • your strengths and development areas in relation to the six signature traits 
  • how others experience inclusion 
  • inclusive leadership behaviours and how to develop them 
  • your personal commitments to being an inclusive leader 
  • moving from a diversity focus to an inclusion focus
     

REGISTER HERE

APR
29

Manager's guide to Performance Development & Management (PDM)

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group:Staff with direct reports
Date:Thursday 29 April
Time:9.30am - 12.30pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Performance Management & Development (PDM) at UniSA is about working in a way that will support and build the knowledge and skills of our people, while enabling ongoing performance in line with the University’s direction and goals.
 
This session is designed to support managers to 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.

Learning outcomes

Participants will hear from People, Talent & Culture specialists, engage in practice and discuss common challenges in a collegial environment with their peers. Attending this session will provide managers with:

  • Knowledge of their role and responsibilities as leaders within the PDM process
  • Recognition of critical success factors for effective PDM
  • An understanding of best practice models used in PDM to support setting goals and providing feedback

REGISTER HERE

MAY

MAY
5

Coaching for performance 

Facilitator: Alex Dickinson
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Wednesday 5 May
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
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

JUNE

JUN
3

Inclusive leadership

Facilitator: Cate Borness
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 3 June
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Core aspects of leadership, such as setting direction and influencing others, are timeless, but we see a new capability that is vital to the way leadership is executed. We call this inclusive leadership and there are six traits that characterise an inclusive mindset and associated repertoire of inclusive behaviours. This workshop introduces the Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership and engages participants through self-assessment, storytelling, peer coaching and action planning. It is assumed that staff registering for this workshop will have already completed some form of Unconscious Bias training.  

Learning outcomes

Outcomes from this workshop include an awareness of: 

  • the six signature traits of an inclusive leader 
  • your strengths and development areas in relation to the six signature traits 
  • how others experience inclusion 
  • inclusive leadership behaviours and how to develop them 
  • your personal commitments to being an inclusive leader 
  • moving from a diversity focus to an inclusion focus
     

REGISTER HERE

JUN
17

Manager's guide to Performance Development & Management (PDM)

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group:Staff with direct reports
Date:Thursday 17 June
Time:9.30am - 12.30pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Performance Management & Development (PDM) at UniSA is about working in a way that will support and build the knowledge and skills of our people, while enabling ongoing performance in line with the University’s direction and goals.
 
This session is designed to support managers to 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.

Learning outcomes

Participants will hear from People, Talent & Culture specialists, engage in practice and discuss common challenges in a collegial environment with their peers. Attending this session will provide managers with:

  • Knowledge of their role and responsibilities as leaders within the PDM process
  • Recognition of critical success factors for effective PDM
  • An understanding of best practice models used in PDM to support setting goals and providing feedback

REGISTER HERE

JUN
29

Manager Essentials induction

Facilitator: UniSA specialists
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 29 June
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Pridham Hall, City West Campus

As part of our ongoing support of new managers at UniSA, this one day induction activity will support newly appointed UniSA managers to acclimatise to their roles as managers, understand the strategic expectations of them as leaders and connect with their peers.

This face to face workshop will also give managers the opportunity to meet with senior University staff and internal specialists in the areas of People, Talent & Culture, Finance, Marketing and IT, with guest speakers including:

  • Jane Booth, Executive Director: People, Talent & Culture,
  • Adrienne Nieuwenhuis, Director: Office of the Vice Chancellor and Strategic Programs
  • Alan Brideson: Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Learning outcomes

Participation in this induction activity will give managers:

  • Understanding of their role and responsibilities
  • An enhanced strategic and cultural understanding of UniSA
  • Practical information from internal specialists to answer the question ‘what do I need to know?’
  • An opportunity to build networks and connect with colleagues

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

JULY

JUL
1

Establishing teams

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: Staff with responsibility for establishing and leading teams
Date: Thursday 1 July
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Is your team “Forming, Storming, Norming or Performing?  How can you tell and what do you need to know to lead your team successfully through each stage?

To coincide with many teams establishing (or re-establishing) themselves in 2021, this session will provide participants with strategies and tips for leaders on establishing and leading effective teams including practical strategies on:

  • Navigating the different team development stages
  • What managers can expect during the forming and storming stages (e.g tasks/behaviours)
  • Establish meaningful team values and norms.

Learning outcomes

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand each stage of team development and asses where their team may be placed
  • Establish team norms to guide everyday team interactions
  • Recognise the key elements of building a positive team culture

REGISTER HERE

JUL
14

Coaching for performance 

Facilitator: Alex Dickinson
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Wednesday 14 July
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
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

JUL
23

Building trust in the workplace for managers

Facilitator:Dr Ruchi Sinha
Target group:Academic and professional staff with responsibility for establishing and leading trusting, productive relationships
Date: Friday 23 July
Time: 10.00am - 12.00noon
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

REGISTER HERE

AUGUST

AUG
10

Translating strategy into action

Facilitator: Adrienne Nieuwenhuis
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 10 August
Time: 9.30am - 12.00noon
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Who are we? What do we do and how do we do it? The University’s strategic plan Enterprise 25 outlines our strategic intent for each of these elements, and importantly, the values that guide us to achieve our strategic aspirations for our People, Programs and Precincts.

UniSA leaders hold an important role to understand the strategic intent but also communicate and translate it in a meaningful way to team members responsible for bringing these strategies to life.

Learning outcomes

This session will give participants the opportunity to explore our strategic direction in detail, and consider how leaders and team members can all contribute to its achievement. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Understanding our values and how they inform our strategic ambitions
  • Strategic projects that underpin Enterprise 25
  • Supporting plans and strategies
  • External influences and connections to industry

This session will be led by Adrienne Nieuwenhuis, Director: Office of the Vice Chancellor and Strategic Programs. Adrienne is responsible for providing high level strategic analysis and advice to senior staff, and overseeing the effective development and implementation of strategic projects across the University.

This session provides a valuable opportunity for participants to ask questions and engage in facilitated conversation to inform their role in communicating and translating the University’s strategy into everyday action.

REGISTER HERE

AUG
25

Authentic leadership

Facilitator: David Romano
Target group: Academic and professional staff with responsibility for establishing and leading trusting, productive relationships
Date: Wednesday 25 August
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Have you noticed that many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their ‘true’ personality emerges outside of work? Authentic leadership is a modern and more inclusive approach to leadership, and works on the principle that a leader can establish their value and integrity by creating sincere relationships with their team members, and giving importance to their input.

This session will give participants the knowledge to answer the question ‘what is authentic leadership?’, and develop an understanding of what an authentic leader looks and sounds like, including exploration of characteristics held by effective authentic leaders.

Learning outcomes

Led by leadership expert David Romano, Director at Pique Global, participants will also be given the opportunity engage in facilitated discussion with their peers on elements of authentic leadership and its application, including:

  • Authentic vs traditional leadership traits
  • The 5 step process to defining authentic leadership
  • The role of authentic leadership in building (and maintaining) trust
  • The impact of authentic leadership on individual and team performance

REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER

SEP
16

Manager Essentials induction

Facilitator: UniSA specialists
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 16 September
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building City West Campus

As part of our ongoing support of new managers at UniSA, this one day induction activity will support newly appointed UniSA managers to acclimatise to their roles as managers, understand the strategic expectations of them as leaders and connect with their peers.

This face to face workshop will also give managers the opportunity to meet with senior University staff and internal specialists in the areas of People, Talent & Culture, Finance, Marketing and IT, with guest speakers including:

  • Jane Booth, Executive Director: People, Talent & Culture,
  • Adrienne Nieuwenhuis, Director: Office of the Vice Chancellor and Strategic Programs
  • Alan Brideson: Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Learning outcomes

Participation in this induction activity will give managers:

  • Understanding of their role and responsibilities
  • An enhanced strategic and cultural understanding of UniSA
  • Practical information from internal specialists to answer the question ‘what do I need to know?’
  • An opportunity to build networks and connect with colleagues

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

SEP
22

Manager's guide to Performance Development & Management (PDM)

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group:Staff with direct reports
Date:Wednesday 22 September
Time:9.30am - 12.30pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Performance Management & Development (PDM) at UniSA is about working in a way that will support and build the knowledge and skills of our people, while enabling ongoing performance in line with the University’s direction and goals.
 
This session is designed to support managers to 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.

Learning outcomes

Participants will hear from People, Talent & Culture specialists, engage in practice and discuss common challenges in a collegial environment with their peers. Attending this session will provide managers with:

  • Knowledge of their role and responsibilities as leaders within the PDM process
  • Recognition of critical success factors for effective PDM
  • An understanding of best practice models used in PDM to support setting goals and providing feedback

REGISTER HERE

OCTOBER

OCT
12

Coaching for performance 

Facilitator: Alex Dickinson
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 12 October
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
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

OCT
20

Core Attributes for managers

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: Academic and professional staff with responsibility for leading teams
Date: Wednesday 20 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. 

To embody the essence and culture of an enterprise workforce, we aspire that each of our staff will:

  • Be trusted, authentic and self aware
  • Take the initiative to deliver results
  • Provide solutions
  • Communicate with Impact
  • Lead and work well with others

Leaders at UniSA hold an important role in reflecting the core attributes themselves, and facilitating an understanding among their teams that core attributes should be the foundation of everyday behaviours and interactions.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will give managers time and opportunity to understand what Core Attributes in action look like, from manager and team member perspectives. Through discussions, activities and toolkits, participants will receive: 

  • Background on the development of UniSA Core Attributes and how they support the work you do
  • Skills and knowledge to exemplify the core attributes as a leader
  • Strategies to enhance how the Core Attributes are embedded in your workplace and integrated into PDM conversations with team members
  • Ideas to support others in your team to develop and reflect the Core Attributes into your team norms

REGISTER HERE

NOVEMBER

NOV
16

Manager's guide to Performance Development & Management (PDM)

Facilitator: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group:Staff with direct reports
Date:Tuesday 16 November
Time:9.30am - 12.30pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Performance Management & Development (PDM) at UniSA is about working in a way that will support and build the knowledge and skills of our people, while enabling ongoing performance in line with the University’s direction and goals.
 
This session is designed to support managers to 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.

Learning outcomes

Participants will hear from People, Talent & Culture specialists, engage in practice and discuss common challenges in a collegial environment with their peers. Attending this session will provide managers with:

  • Knowledge of their role and responsibilities as leaders within the PDM process
  • Recognition of critical success factors for effective PDM
  • An understanding of best practice models used in PDM to support setting goals and providing feedback

REGISTER HERE

 

Self-Paced e-Learning

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