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 People & Organisational Development at staff.development@unisa.edu.au

 

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Workshop Calendar

2022

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience
MARCH

Leadership Foundations 

Wednesday 9 March 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports or aspiring leaders 

APRIL

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams 

Thursday 14 April 

Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann 

Staff with direct reports 

MAY

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

Thursday 5 May 

Sue Langley 

Staff with direct reports 

Inclusive Leadership 

Tuesday 17 May

Steve Asnicar 

Staff with direct reports 

JUNE

Coaching for Performance 

Wednesday 1 June 

Michelle Mills & Justene Knight 

Staff with direct reports 

Building Team Trust 

Tuesday 21 June

Ruchi Sinha 

Staff with direct reports 

Leading & Embedding Inclusion for Senior Leaders 

Thursday 23 June 

Anna Lee 

Senior Leaders 

JULY

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

Thursday 7 July 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports 

AUGUST

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams 

 Tuesday 9 August

Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann 

Staff with direct reports 

Inclusive Leadership 

Tuesday 30 August

Steve Asnicar 

Staff with direct reports 

SEPTEMBER

Building Team Trust 

Tuesday 6 September

Ruchi Sinha 

Staff with direct reports 

Manager Essentials @ UniSA

Thursday 15 September

UniSA Leaders & Specialists

New Managers

Leadership Foundations 

Tuesday 13 September 

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports or aspiring leaders 

OCTOBER

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

Thursday 6 October

People, Talent & Culture Specialists 

Staff with direct reports 

NOVEMBER

Coaching for Performance 

Thursday 10 November 

Michelle Mills & Justene Knight 

Staff with direct reports 

Self-paced e-Learning workshops

Workshop Duration

SBS Core Inclusion

2.5 hours (approx.)

Coaching for performance

1 hour (approx.)
Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 1 hour (approx.)
ICAC Induction for Public Officers 1 hour (approx.)

 

 

2022 WORKSHOPS

MARCH

MAR
9

Leadership Foundations

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists 
Target group: Staff with direct reports or aspiring leaders 
Date: Wednesday 9 March 
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

APRIL

APR
14

Building Healthy & Resilient Teams

Facilitators:Gina Brooks & Lindsay Sportmann
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 12 April 
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

MAY

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

REGISTER HERE

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

JUNE

JUN
1

Coaching for Performance

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.

REGISTER HERE

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

REGISTER HERE

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.

REGISTER HERE

 

JULY

JUL
14

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

REGISTER HERE

AUGUST

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
30

Inclusive Leadership

Facilitator: Steve Asnicar, Diversity Australia
Target group: Staff with direct reports
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

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: 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

SEP
15

Manager Essentials @ UniSA

Facilitator: University Leaders & Specialists
Target group: New staff with direct reports
Date: Thursday 15 September
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Pridham Hall Function rooms, Level 2, Pridham Hall, City West Campus

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
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

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

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