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People Development and Performance, based in the Human Resource Unit, each year offer a suite of development activities open to Academic staff of the University of South Australia.

The program aims to:

If you have a suggestion for inclusion or improvement, or if you require further information, please contact Siobhan Langan, Consultant: Organisational Development.



2015 CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS

 

FEBRUARY
1. Introductory Seminar for new Course Coordinators, Tuesday 24th
MARCH
2. Introductory Seminar for new Program Directors, Tuesday 3rd
3. Resilience at Work, Friday 20th
4. Structural Editing, Tuesday 24th
5. The Imposter Syndrome, Friday 27th - NEW
APRIL
6. Academic Promotions Information Session, Wednesday 1st
7. Leading Successful Project Teams (Agile Project Management), Tuesday 14th - NEW
8. Writing Fast class: Principles of effective business writing (90 mins), Thurs 16th - NEW
9. Writing Fast class: Writing well: clarity, brevity, simplicity, humanity (90 mins), Thurs 16th
10. Writing Fast class: Grammar (90 mins), Thursday 16th - NEW
11. Mentoring, Networking and collaborating, Tuesday 28th - NEW
MAY
12. Developing a research track record on a shoestring, Thursday 7th - NEW
13. Cognitive behavioural coaching for high performance, Monday 11th - NEW
14. Writing Fast class: Sentences and paragraphs (90 mins), Tuesday 12th - NEW
15. Writing Fast class: Punctuation (90 mins), Tuesday 12th - NEW
16. Writing Fast class: Proofreading and editing (90 mins), Tuesday 12th - NEW
17. Two real hours, Friday 15th
JUNE
18. Successful mentoring - An Introduction, Monday 22nd
19. Persuasion and influence, Tuesday 23rd - NEW
20. Powerful Presence, Wednesday 24th - NEW

 

JULY - MID-YEAR BREAK SERIES
21. Effective Self Management, Tuesday 14th - NEW
22. Plan your research career, Wednesday 15th - NEW
23. Writing Fast class: Marketing and self-promotional writing (90 mins), Friday 17th - NEW
24. Writing Fast class: Writing for the web (90 mins), Friday 17th - NEW
25. Writing Fast class: Writing for social media (90 mins), Friday 17th - NEW
26. Writing your research track record (90 mins), Wednesday 22nd - NEW
27. Ideas mapping/ mind mapping, Friday 24th - NEW

 

AUGUST
28. Political Nous: Understanding Influence, Thursday 13th
29. Persuasion and personal brand, Friday 14th - NEW
30. Presenting your Research with Confidence, Thursday 20th
SEPTEMBER
31. Getting down to business, Wednesday 9th - NEW
32. Adaptive Leadership, Friday 11th
33. The Strategic Researcher, Tuesday 22nd
NOVEMBER
34. Building a Team Culture of Excellence, Thursday 5th - NEW
35. Strategies for Communicating your Research, Friday 6th




WORKSHOP DETAILS



Introductory Seminar for new Course Coordinators

This workshop is designed to assist new Course Coordinators understand aspects of their role and how it is supported within the University.

The workshop will address:

Places available: 60
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am - 12.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 24 February
Venue: Bradley Forum (H5-02), Level 5, Hawke Building, City West Campus
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy
of the Quick Guide for Course Coordinators

 

Materials, resources and podcasts from the 2015 session available here.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Introductory Seminar for new Program Directors

This workshop is designed to assist new Program Directors understand aspects of their role and how it is supported within the University.

The workshop will address:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am - 12.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 3 March
Venue: Council Room, Level 5, Hawke Building, City West
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy
of the Quick Guide for Program Directors

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Resilience at Work - Presented by Kathryn McEwen

High workloads and constant change in today’s workplaces, combined with a hectic pace of life, mean resilience is often the key to survival. This session offers practical tips for building resilience in these challenging times. It will explore how to develop mental toughness, physical stamina and emotional bounce-back while maintaining a sense of purpose and meaning. All of these elements contribute to both personal and team resilience.

Course Outline:

Places available: 30
Duration: 4 hours (9.00am - 1.00pm)
Date: Friday 20 March
Venue:
AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy of Kathryn McEwen's book 'Building Resilience at work'.   

Presenter: Kathryn McEwen, Principal of CoachPartners, Corporate and Executive Coaching.
Kathryn McEwen has been a registered psychologist since 1986. Specialising in organisational psychology she commenced her career in WA, working in industrial rehabilitation. A promotion saw her move to Darwin to become State Manager of a national company. Following this she worked for Coopers and Lybrand before starting her own HR consulting business in 1989. Concurrent with her consultancy work Kathryn has owned and operated, with her husband, a national motor parts company. She has lectured in business and organisational psychology at University of SA and Curtin University and presents frequently at conferences. Kathryn will draw in this session on material from her latest book Building Resilience at Work and research she has conducted with colleague Dr Peter Winwood into measuring workplace resilience.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Structural Editing for Academic Writing - Presented by Shaun McNicholas

This half-day workshop will examine the art of structural editing. What can you do to ensure that your publications are clear, accessible, and fit for purpose? How can you maintain objectivity about the quality of your writing when you’ve been breathing, eating and sleeping it for months? What techniques can you use to be confident that the approach you’re taking is the right one?

Big questions. Come to this workshop prepared to listen, share your experience, learn from your colleagues, create some knowledge, and enjoy the process.

Bring along a précis of something you’re working on now and, time permitting, we’ll use it as a case study.

Places available: 15 only
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 24 March
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Shaun McNicholas Founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.
Shaun McNicholas is a skilled and innovative trainer, an accomplished songwriter and musician, and an experienced public and private sector senior manager. He has been Director of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA), Education Adelaide, the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). He is the writer/producer of Cool English, a Musical Guide to Better Grammar and Writing, and The Apostrophe Song iPhone/iPad application. Cool English is used in schools across Australia, and by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Shaun has been running innovative and effective writing skills workshops for almost 20 years and is the founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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The Imposter Syndrome - Presented by Hugh Kearns - NEW

Ever feel like an imposter?  How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud?

Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need to have a chat”.

Come along and hear from our internationally renowned speaker what the latest psychological research has to tell us about ‘The Imposter Syndrome’ and more importantly some strategies for dealing with it.

Places available: 30
Duration: 2.5 hours (9.00am-11.30am)
Date: Friday 27 March
Venue: Room AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell™
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Academic Promotion - Information Session

To support academic staff wishing to apply for promotion in 2015 a general information session for all academic staff will be held on Wednesday 1 April. This session will allow you to hear from the Vice Chancellor and members of SMG and to ask questions about the 2015 round.

Places available: 70
Duration: 2 hours (2pm - 4pm)
Date: Wednesday 1 April
Venue: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, City West Campus
Cost: Nil

Further information regarding academic promotion can be found at: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/hrm/employment/promotion/acad_prom.asp

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

Note: Additional information sessions for academic women considering applying for promotion in 2015 will be held under the auspices of the Women’s Development program. Complementing the Academic Promotion Information Session for Academic Staff, this session provides academic women who are considering applying for academic promotion at any level with the opportunity to ask any further questions in a supportive and informed environment.

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Leading Successful Project Teams (Agile Project Management) -
Presented by Lisa Twyford
- NEW

Explore how the use of agile project management techniques and mindset can help you lead successful project teams.

This half-day workshop will cover:

Places available: 30
Duration: 2.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 14 April
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Lisa Twyford, Director: Clear Decisions
Lisa Twyford is a highly motivated professional with extensive business improvement and project management experience. As Managing Director and founder of clear decisionsTM, Lisa delivers business services across a wide range of industries to clients such as Elders, Minter Ellison Lawyers, South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), SA Water, University of South Australia, SA Power Networks, Asthma Foundation SA and Zoos SA.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Writing Fast Classes - Presented by Shaun McNicholas - NEW

This set of 3 x 90 minute workshops is suitable for all writers and can be done as three separate sessions or together for a half-day. With excellent take-away materials choose the ones that are best for you and come along to 1, 2 or to all 3!

Fast class: Principles of effective business writing
New to writing grant applications, business cases, management reports, administrative correspondence? This 90 minute session examines the basics of good business writing – organising your thoughts; understanding your audience; writing for a response; writing clearly, simply and succinctly.

Duration: 90 minutes (9.00am – 10.30am)
Date: Thursday 16 April
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest


Fast class: Writing well: clarity, brevity, simplicity, humanity
Effective writers choose the right words, organise them into readable sentences, and organise those sentences into paragraphs that move the reader forward. So what are the right words? What does a good sentence look like? What does a good paragraph do? What techniques can you apply to be confident your writing will engage your reader? All this, and more, in 90 minutes.

Duration: 90 minutes (10.45am – 12.15pm)
Date: Thursday 16 April
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest


Fast class: Grammar
What is grammar? Why is it important? What are clauses, phrases, sentences? What are parts of speech? What is syntax? Who are the Grammar Police, and what can you do to stay clear of them? Back to basics for 90 minutes.

Duration: 90 minutes (12.45pm – 2.15pm)
Date: Thursday 16 April 2015
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Presenter: Shaun McNicholas Founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.
Shaun McNicholas is a skilled and innovative trainer, an accomplished songwriter and musician, and an experienced public and private sector senior manager. He has been Director of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA), Education Adelaide, the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). He is the writer/producer of Cool English, a Musical Guide to Better Grammar and Writing, and The Apostrophe Song iPhone/iPad application. Cool English is used in schools across Australia, and by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Shaun has been running innovative and effective writing skills workshops for almost 20 years and is the founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.

CLICK HERE to register your interest to all 3 sessions

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Mentoring, networking and collaborating - Presented by Maria Gardiner - NEW

For some academics it is a straightforward part of the culture to be part of a team and to have access to other people to write, think and plan with. However, for many academics it is a largely solo enterprise with perhaps an occasional collaboration here and there. In today’s demanding academic world, it is probably going to be difficult to survive if you try to do it all yourself. There are many benefits to working with others (and some pitfalls which we will show you how to avoid).

In this workshop you will learn:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am - 12.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 28 April
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Maria Gardiner, ThinkWell™
Maria is a leading cognitive behavioural coach and clinical psychologist who has coached many of Australia's medical, academic, industry and government executives over the last fifteen years. She is recognised as an authority on mentoring, and is the architect of the highly acclaimed Flinders University mentoring scheme, now being rolled out nationally across Australian universities. Maria is also a widely respected researcher, holding an adjunct research associate position in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has a strong research record, which provides a rigorous evidence base for her specialisation in high performing individuals. As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Developing a research track record on a shoestring - Presented by Maria Gardiner - NEW

Academics and researchers are constantly being told to increase their research outputs if they want to get promoted, funded or even keep their jobs! But it can become a catch 22 when you can’t do much research because you have no money, but no one will give you money because you haven’t done enough research. Despite this situation there are ways to build a research track record that require less money and can give you the start you need to build a decent track record.

In this workshop you will learn how to create research outputs that don’t cost much money including:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9am - 12.30pm)
Date: Thursday 7 May
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Maria Gardiner, ThinkWell™
Maria is a leading cognitive behavioural coach and clinical psychologist who has coached many of Australia's medical, academic, industry and government executives over the last fifteen years. She is recognised as an authority on mentoring, and is the architect of the highly acclaimed Flinders University mentoring scheme, now being rolled out nationally across Australian universities. Maria is also a widely respected researcher, holding an adjunct research associate position in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has a strong research record, which provides a rigorous evidence base for her specialisation in high performing individuals. As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Cognitive behavioural coaching for high performance - Presented by Maria Gardiner - NEW

Thirty years of the best research in psychology has shown that it is possible to change habits and behaviours that can get in the way of us achieving our full potential. It is possible to change the beliefs that underpin our behaviours and consequently our successes . Despite there being an incontrovertible evidence base for how to improve our thinking and therefore our behaviours, the skills required to do this are not readily available to those wanting to maximise their performance. And this is certainly not available to those who work in universities. This unique workshop will bring you the latest research and practice in cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC) and show you have to apply it to your everyday life.

This workshop is an excellent one to do if you have already attended other ThinkWell courses, although it will still be useful for those who are attending for the first time.

In this workshop you will:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9am - 12.30pm)
Date: Monday 11 May
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Maria Gardiner, ThinkWell™
Maria is a leading cognitive behavioural coach and clinical psychologist who has coached many of Australia's medical, academic, industry and government executives over the last fifteen years. She is recognised as an authority on mentoring, and is the architect of the highly acclaimed Flinders University mentoring scheme, now being rolled out nationally across Australian universities. Maria is also a widely respected researcher, holding an adjunct research associate position in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has a strong research record, which provides a rigorous evidence base for her specialisation in high performing individuals. As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Writing Fast Classes - Presented by Shaun McNicholas - NEW

This set of 3 x 90 minute workshops is suitable for all writers and can be done as three separate sessions or together for a half-day. With excellent take-away materials choose the ones that are best for you and come along to 1, 2 or to all 3!

Fast class: Sentences and paragraphs
Back to basics. What do sentences and paragraphs do? What is a good sentence? What is a good paragraph? How can you recognise bad sentences and paragraphs, and what can you do to improve them?

Duration: 90 minutes (9.00am – 10.30am)
Date: Tuesday 12 May
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Fast class: Punctuation
Punctuation is important, and it’s not difficult. This 90 minute session looks at trends in punctuation, some key rules, and a few myths. You’ll leave with all of the information you need to be sure your use of punctuation improves the quality of your writing.

Duration: 90 minutes (10.45am – 12.15pm)
Date: Tuesday 12 May
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Fast class: Proofreading and editing
Great writers don't write – they rewrite. This 90 minute session examines three levels of editing - proofreading, copy editing, and structural editing. You’ll leave with a good understanding of what you can do to ensure your final draft satisfies the needs and expectations of your reader.

Duration: 90 minutes (12.45pm – 2.15pm)
Date: Tuesday 12 May
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Presenter: Shaun McNicholas Founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.
Shaun McNicholas is a skilled and innovative trainer, an accomplished songwriter and musician, and an experienced public and private sector senior manager. He has been Director of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA), Education Adelaide, the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). He is the writer/producer of Cool English, a Musical Guide to Better Grammar and Writing, and The Apostrophe Song iPhone/iPad application. Cool English is used in schools across Australia, and by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Shaun has been running innovative and effective writing skills workshops for almost 20 years and is the founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.

CLICK HERE to register your interest to all 3 sessions

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Two Real Hours - Presented by Hugh Kearns

This workshop (of two hours length) draws on the research that shows that small amounts of high quality (real) time is much more productive than many hours of “fantasy” time. Most of us spend many hours at work but often are not very effective. So what can you do to be more effective? This workshop will show you how to:

Places available: 30
Duration: 2 hours (9.30am - 11.30am)
Date: Friday 15 May
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell™
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Successful Mentoring: An Introduction - Presented by Kathryn McEwen

Introduction to mentoring

The Mentoring Process

Key Mentoring Skills

Mentoring in Practice

Learning Outcomes

Places available: 30
Duration: 4 hours (9.00am - 1.00pm)
Date: Monday 22 June
Venue:
AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy of Mentoring @ UniSA's: A good practice guide.

 

Presenter: Kathryn McEwen, Principal of CoachPartners, Corporate and Executive Coaching.
Kathryn McEwen has been a registered psychologist since 1986. Specialising in organisational psychology she commenced her career in WA, working in industrial rehabilitation. A promotion saw her move to Darwin to become State Manager of a national company. Following this she worked for Coopers and Lybrand before starting her own HR consulting business in 1989. Concurrent with her consultancy work Kathryn has owned and operated, with her husband, a national motor parts company. She has lectured in business and organisational psychology at University of SA and Curtin University and presents frequently at conferences.

CLICK HERE to register your interest. 

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Persuasion and influence - Presented by Sharon Ferrier - NEW

The days of command and control are over. Organisations are flat and we need to be able to persuade and influence those with whom we work in able to get the job done. This workshop will provide you with the tools to be able to achieve this.

Places available: 30
Duration:
3.5 hours (9am - 12.30pm)
Date:
Tuesday 23 June
Venue:
AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost:
Nil

Presenter: Sharon Ferrier, Professional Speaker & Corporate Trainer
Sharon has a knack for making the complex simple. She believes that passionate people persuade’ and that to make your message stick, you need to balance information with delivery style. Sharon is trained in many selling techniques and is a certified Professional Sales Coach and a nationally accredited Trainer and Workplace Assessor. Sharon is also an accredited DISC ADVANCED facilitator. Her special interest areas include persuasive presentations, pitching, public speaking executive sales and networking.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Powerful Presence - Presented by Tricia Karp - NEW

This workshop covers:

Places available: 20
Duration:
4 hours (9am - 1pm)
Date:
Wednesday 24 June
Venue:
AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost:
Nil

Presenter: Tricia Karp, Founder and Director: Wise Talk (Leadership Communication, Training and Coaching).
Tricia Karp is a communications professional specialising in training and coaching leaders to inspire and lead every time they speak, especially in high-pressure, high-stakes situations, including media interviews and public speaking and presenting. Tricia worked for more than 20 years in the media as an award-winning prime time TV and radio news and current affairs journalist and presenter. She developed the proven Wise Talk Leadership Communication method which underpins her leadership communication programs.


CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Effective Self Management - Presented by Tracy Maxted - NEW

We cannot hope to effectively work or manage others, if we cannot first manage ourselves, with confidence, consistency and clear, demonstrated success.

As part of this workshop, we'll discuss strategies for:

Places available: 20
Duration: 4 hours (9am - 1pm)
Date: Tuesday 14 July
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Tracy Maxted, Founder of The Missing Think.
Tracy Maxted has been developing leaders at all levels of business for over 15 years, both as a senior manager working within award-winning organisations in the UK and, since 2008, as an independent coach, facilitator and keynote speaker in Adelaide, South Australia.  Prior to the establishment of The Missing Think, Tracy's previous business (TJ Maxted People Solutions) had the tagline: Bringing out the best in people.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Plan your Research Career - Presented by Maria Gardiner - NEW

As a researcher you probably know you should plan your research career and you probably do have some ideas of what you would like to achieve in the future. But you probably haven’t take some dedicated time to work out what you should either 1) be achieving or 2) would like to be achieving. This workshop will give the thinking time and tools to put together a realistic and achievable plan for your research career over the next 3-5 years. We will also work backwards to where you are currently and help you to set goals for shorter term achievements.

In this workshop you will be sent material before the workshop (should take around 5-10 minutes to complete) for you bring along to the session so you can get the most out of the experience.

In this workshop you will learn:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9am - 12.30pm)
Date: Wednesday 15 July
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Maria Gardiner, ThinkWell™
Maria is a leading cognitive behavioural coach and clinical psychologist who has coached many of Australia's medical, academic, industry and government executives over the last fifteen years. She is recognised as an authority on mentoring, and is the architect of the highly acclaimed Flinders University mentoring scheme, now being rolled out nationally across Australian universities. Maria is also a widely respected researcher, holding an adjunct research associate position in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has a strong research record, which provides a rigorous evidence base for her specialisation in high performing individuals. As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Writing Fast Classes - Presented by Shaun McNicholas - NEW

This set of 3 x 90 minute workshops is suitable for all writers and can be done as three separate sessions or together for a half-day. With excellent take-away materials choose the ones that are best for you and come along to 1, 2 or to all 3!

Fast class: Marketing and sales writing
You probably do more marketing and sales writing than you think. CVs, course brochures, research grant applications. What response do you want from your readers, and how do you get it? What can you do to attract your readers’ attention, maintain their interest, create desire, and close the sale. This 90 minute session looks at the basics of how to write to persuade.

Duration: 90 minutes (9.00am – 10.30am)
Date: Friday 17 July
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Fast class: Writing for the web
Your website is your shop window. You use it to generate enquiries, strengthen your relationships, build your brand. This 90 minute session examines the basics of writing for the web: what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Duration: 90 minutes (10.45am – 12.15pm)
Date: Friday 17 July
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Fast class: Writing for social media
Why would you use social media in a professional context. How do you want your readers to respond? What can you do to get the response/s you want? What works, what doesn’t, and why?

Duration: 90 minutes (12.45pm – 2.15pm)
Date: Friday 17 July
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Presenter: Shaun McNicholas Founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.
Shaun McNicholas is a skilled and innovative trainer, an accomplished songwriter and musician, and an experienced public and private sector senior manager. He has been Director of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA), Education Adelaide, the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). He is the writer/producer of Cool English, a Musical Guide to Better Grammar and Writing, and The Apostrophe Song iPhone/iPad application. Cool English is used in schools across Australia, and by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Shaun has been running innovative and effective writing skills workshops for almost 20 years and is the founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.

CLICK HERE to register your interest to all 3 sessions

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Writing your research track record - Presented by Shaun McNicholas - NEW

What do you want to achieve by writing up your research track record? Who are you trying to impress? How do you want readers to respond? What must you do to get the response/s you want? This 90 minute session will get you thinking about how to present your research achievements in the best possible light.

Duration: 90 minutes (9.00am – 10.30am)
Date: Wednesday 22 July
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street
Cost: Nil
Register: CLICK HERE to register your interest

Presenter: Shaun McNicholas Founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.
Shaun McNicholas is a skilled and innovative trainer, an accomplished songwriter and musician, and an experienced public and private sector senior manager. He has been Director of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA), Education Adelaide, the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). He is the writer/producer of Cool English, a Musical Guide to Better Grammar and Writing, and The Apostrophe Song iPhone/iPad application. Cool English is used in schools across Australia, and by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Shaun has been running innovative and effective writing skills workshops for almost 20 years and is the founder and Director of Cool Rules…for writers.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Ideas mapping/ mind mapping - Presented by Hugh Kearns - NEW

Mapping your ideas is a creative way to organise your thinking. There are a range of tools such as concept maps, mind maps or idea maps.

These mapping techniques are used all over the world by students, teachers, researchers and in business as a way of improving learning and increasing creativity. They can be used to: organise the content and ideas in your thesis, structure a paper or report you need to write, prepare your lecture or presentation, or record brainstorming sessions. They are effective, easy to use and most of all FUN. In this workshop you will learn by doing. You will see how a idea map is created and then create your own using your own topic.

The workshop will include opportunities for you to use idea mapping with your own project. So bring along your ideas (and some coloured pencils)!

This is a learning by doing workshop. You will get to try out different approaches, see what others do and get guidance and suggestions on how you can get the most out of idea maps. In the workshop you will:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9am - 12.30pm)
Date: Friday 24 July
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell™
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

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Political Nous: Understanding Influence - Presented by Kerrie Ashcroft

Utilising an issue from your own work environment the program will take you through the following approach:

This workshop will seek to assist staff in:

Pre-Course Preparation: Participants will be asked to bring a specific issue to use as a study to work with during the session.

Places available: 30
Duration: 4 hours (9.00am-1.00pm)
Date: Thursday 13 August
Venue:
Room AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Kerrie Ashcroft, Coach Partners, Corporate and Executive Coaching
Kerrie has a 23 year background in learning and development, with significant industry experience in both the Information Technology and Government sectors in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. In her most recent corporate role, Kerrie was the Director of EDS’ Asia Pacific Education Centre and later of EDS University, a global online corporate university. Kerrie is an experienced organisation development consultant who established her own business in 2002 and now consults into a wide range of both public and private sector organisations, working with leaders and individuals to lead and support change management initiatives, facilitate business planning and team development sessions, and coach in the development of outstanding leadership competencies. She has extensive experience in the University sector, having delivered leadership development and coaching programs in this sector for over ten years.

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Persuasion and personal brandPresented by Sharon Ferrier - NEW

You are an individual business unit. But before you can market to someone else you need to believe in the product. Identify your strengths and find out how to sell yourself and make yourself memorable.

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Friday 14 August
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Sharon Ferrier, Professional Speaker & Corporate Trainer
Sharon has a knack for making the complex simple. She believes that passionate people persuade’ and that to make your message stick, you need to balance information with delivery style. Sharon is trained in many selling techniques and is a certified Professional Sales Coach and a nationally accredited Trainer and Workplace Assessor. Sharon is also an accredited DISC ADVANCED facilitator. Her special interest areas include persuasive presentations, pitching, public speaking executive sales and networking.

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Presenting your Research with Confidence - Presented by Hugh Kearns

If you're a researcher then at some stage you are going to have to present your findings. It's tempting to get up and just read your paper, but to really speak to your audience you need to be able to communicate skilfully and with conviction. We've all been to dull presentations so it's worth your while spending a little time to learn how to do it properly.

This workshop will provide a clear step-by-step structure that you can use again and again to give high quality presentations. It will cover:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Thursday 20 August
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resources: Each participant will receive a copy of 'Presenting your research with confidence'



Presenter: Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell™
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

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Getting down to business - Presented by Tricia Karp - NEW

This workshop covers:

Places available: 30
Duration:
7 hours (9am - 4pm)
Date:
Wednesday 9 September
Venue:
AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost:
Nil

Presenter: Tricia Karp, Founder and Director: Wise Talk (Leadership Communication, Training and Coaching).
Tricia Karp is a communications professional specialising in training and coaching leaders to inspire and lead every time they speak, especially in high-pressure, high-stakes situations, including media interviews and public speaking and presenting. Tricia worked for more than 20 years in the media as an award-winning prime time TV and radio news and current affairs journalist and presenter. She developed the proven Wise Talk Leadership Communication method which underpins her leadership communication programs.

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Adaptive Leadership - Presented by Kerrie Ashcroft

Do you face highly complex issues, with multiple stakeholder agendas? Are you noticing that many challenges in your organisation are not easy to resolve using current management approaches and knowledge? Are you wondering how to effectively diagnose these challenges and find effective solutions? Integrating the Adaptive Leadership model developed by Ron Heifetz at Harvard University with robust strategies, this program offers a powerful mix of theory, reflection and practice.

Adaptive leadership provides a framework that helps individuals adapt and thrive and change in challenging environments. You will build your capacity as an individual to approach and resolve adaptive challenges, and you will learn practical tools to support your organisation’s capacity to meet adaptive challenges. The workshop will be based around the use of relevant case studies to enable you to use frameworks to build your capacity to manage adaptive challenges.

Topics to be covered include:
The role of Universities within an increasingly complex world

What are adaptive challenges?

A framework for diagnosing complex adaptive challenges and moving to action

Learning outcomes:

Places available: 30
Duration: 4 hours (9.00am – 1.00pm)
Date: Friday 11 September
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Kerrie Ashcroft, Coach Partners, Corporate and Executive Coaching
Kerrie has a 23 year background in learning and development, with significant industry experience in both the Information Technology and Government sectors in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. In her most recent corporate role, Kerrie was the Director of EDS’ Asia Pacific Education Centre and later of EDS University, a global online corporate university. Kerrie is an experienced organisation development consultant who established her own business in 2002 and now consults into a wide range of both public and private sector organisations, working with leaders and individuals to lead and support change management initiatives, facilitate business planning and team development sessions, and coach in the development of outstanding leadership competencies. She has extensive experience in the University sector, having delivered leadership development and coaching programs in this sector for over ten years.

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The Strategic Researcher - Presented by Maria Gardiner

Are you wanting to get a grant, but not sure how to approach it strategically? Or despite getting the grant and getting the research done, do you find it hard to achieve the publication outputs? And if you do publish, how strategic are you about it? Are you being as productive as possible, for example using team members or colleagues in a way that increases both your and their publication output? This workshop is ideally suited for research teams, collaborators or co-authors although all researchers will find it useful.

This workshop will look at:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 22 September
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Maria Gardiner, ThinkWell™
Maria is a leading cognitive behavioural coach and clinical psychologist who has coached many of Australia's medical, academic, industry and government executives over the last fifteen years. She is recognised as an authority on mentoring, and is the architect of the highly acclaimed Flinders University mentoring scheme, now being rolled out nationally across Australian universities. Maria is also a widely respected researcher, holding an adjunct research associate position in the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has a strong research record, which provides a rigorous evidence base for her specialisation in high performing individuals. As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

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Building a Team Culture of Excellence - Presented by Veronica Lee - NEW

The capacity to develop and maintain a culture of excellence is vital to leaders in striving to achieve and sustain high levels of collaboration as well as increased innovation and performance in teaching, research and service. It is also key to consistently attracting and retaining high performing staff.
Creating a culture of excellence requires a vision of what is possible, a plan to set it in motion, and identification of practices that will foster it on an ongoing basis. This 3 hour workshop will focus on exploring and identifying ways to build purposeful team cultures that enable excellence aligned with the academic values and the proposed core attributes of UniSA staff.

It will offer ideas and techniques for leaders on how to effectively build a team culture of excellence and will include:

Places available: 30
Audience: Academic Staff
Duration: 3 hours (9.00am – 12.00pm)
Date: Thursday 5 November
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Veronica Lee, Director of VLee HRM Consulting
Veronica Lee, Director of VLee HRM Consulting has worked since 2005 as an independent consultant with a wide range of organisations to develop and implement people strategies that optimise high performance, including how to build purposeful team environments. Prior to that, she worked for nearly 20 years in diverse leadership roles in several large organisations in Australia and overseas. Veronica has a breadth of facilitation, consultancy, and teaching experience in the University sector, including UniSA, the University of Adelaide, and Flinders University where she was an adjunct senior lecturer from 2005-2012, teaching and assessing Human Resource Management in various postgraduate programs.

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Strategies for Communicating your Research - Presented by Hugh Kearns

Are you finding that writing papers and going to academic conferences just isn’t enough? 

This workshop will help think about ways to promote your research more broadly including;

Places available: 25
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Friday 6 November
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell™
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.


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