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2014 Program - Open for registrations


People Development and Performance, (formally Organisational Development) 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.


2014 CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS

March
1. Introductory Seminar for new Course Coordinators, 6th
2. Resilience at Work, 14th
3. Introductory Seminar for new Program Directors, 17th
4. Time Management for Researchers, 19th
April
5. Academic Promotions Training, 15th
6. Introduction to Intrapreneurship - Game Changing Thinking, 30th - NEW
May
7. Two real hours, 16th - NEW
June
8. Successful mentoring - An Introduction, 19th
9. Working with Chinese People and Students, 20th

 

July - MID-YEAR BREAK SERIES
10. Political Nous: Understanding Influence, 10th
11. Performance Development and Management, 11th
12. Introduction to Government, 16th
13. Turbocharge your Writing, 17th  FULL
14. Presenting your Research with Confidence, 18th
15. Two real hours, 18th (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - REPEAT
16. Applying the Business Model Canvas to your Research or Initiatives, 24th - NEW

 

August
17. Structural Editing, 6th  FULL
18. Structural Editing, 6th (1:30pm - 4:30pm) - REPEAT - FULL
19. Shameless Self Promotion for Researchers, 7th
20. Finishing that Article, 15th
September
21. The Strategic Researcher, 11th
22. Middle East & Islamic Cultural Awareness, 12th
23. Adaptive Leadership, 19th
24. TBA - Intrapreneurship/ Entrepreneurship, 26th - coming soon
October
25. Managing Self, 17th
November
26. Team Cultures, 13th - coming soon
27. Strategies for Communicating your Research, 14th
28. Performance Development and Management, 17th

 

2014 WORKSHOP DETAILS


Introductory Seminar for new Course Coordinators

Overview
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: Thursday 6 March
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 2014 session available here.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Resilience at Work - Presented by Kathryn McEwen

Overview
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:

Note: This workshop explores more fully some of the topics covered in the “Managing Self” session.

Places available: 30
Duration: 4 hours (9.00am - 1.00pm)
Date: Friday 14 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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Introductory Seminar for new Program Directors

Overview
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: Monday 17 March
Venue: Room AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy of the Quick Guide for Program Directors

Materials, handouts & PowerPoint presentations from the 2014 session available here (podcasts coming soon).

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Time Management for Researchers - Presented by Maria Gardiner

Overview
Do you feel like you never have enough time to do the things you need? And that you don't have enough time to get involved in all the things you would like to do? And does it feel like others are always wasting your time? And after all that, does it feel like you have hardly made any progress on your PhD or research? If so, then this may be the right course for you.

This workshop is packed full of practical strategies that will show you how to:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am-12.30pm)
Date: Wednesday 19 March
Venue: Room AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resource:
Each participant will receive a copy of Maria's Gardiner and Hugh Kearn's book 'Time for Research'.   

Time for Research cover

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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Academic Promotion - Information Session

To support academic staff wishing to apply for promotion in 2014 a general information session for all academic staff will be held on Tuesday 15 April. This session will allow you to hear from the Vice Chancellor and members of SMG and to ask questions about the 2014 round.

Places available: 70
Duration: 2 hours (11.30am - 1.30pm)
Date: Tuesday 15 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 2014 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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Introduction to Intrapreneurship - Game Changing Thinking - Presented by Emma Beames

Overview

Intrapreneurs are usually highly self-motivated, proactive and action-oriented people who are comfortable with taking the initiative, even within the boundaries of an organisation, in pursuit of innovation.

Explore how to use an intrapreneurial mindset and techniques to help you;

The workshop will examine:

Places available: 30 22
Duration: 2.5 hours (9.00am – 11.30am)
Date: Wednesday 30 April
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Emma Beames
Emma is an intrapreneurship strategist and innovation consultant. She works with organisations to facilitate the creation of an intrapreneurial culture and empowerment of their staff to use the techniques and mindset of start-ups to innovate smarter, faster and leaner. Her passions include start-ups and besides being the founding director of the entrepreneurial education program Venture Dorm she is a regular mentor, judge or presenter for such events and organisations as Startup Weekend , MEGA, the e-Challenge and the Hub. She is also a qualified solicitor specialising in intellectual property law combined with commercialisation, commercial management, innovation, entrepreneurial and leadership experience. She has over 15 years’ experience spanning federal government, higher education and most recently company roles.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Two Real Hours - Presented by Hugh Kearns - NEW

Overview
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 16 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.

Workshop full CLICK HERE to add your name to the wait-list

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Successful Mentoring: An Introduction - Presented by Kathryn McEwen

Overview
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: Thursday 19 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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Working with Chinese People and Students - Presented by Cao Jing

Overview

Introduction to China Chinese language and Chinese names Chinese communication styles How to build a long-term relationship with Chinese people Social etiquette Characteristics of Chinese students Classroom methodology Working with Chinese colleagues

Places available: 30
Duration:
7 hours (9.00am – 4.00pm) Registrations from 8.45am
Date:
Friday 20 June
Venue:
AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost:
Nil

Presenter: Cao Jing, Director: Chinese Language and Cultural Advice (CCLA)
Cao Jing is an expert is in cultural competency training, particularly in the areas of cross-cultural communication skills and workplace skills. As an experienced trainer and cultural consultant Jing works closely with many industries including tertiary education, wine, tourism, and resources.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Political Nous: Understanding Influence - Presented by Kerrie Ashcroft

Overview
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 10 July
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.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Performance Development and Management Training – Presented by Veronica Lee

Please note: this session is intended for supervisors responsible for conducting performance management of academic staff.

Overview
The session will focus on working to achieve a quality approach to Performance Development and Management (PDM), in particular on holding conversations that are of value to leaders and staff, rather than a focus on ‘how to’ complete the suggested PDM template.

This half-day workshop will:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3 hours (9.00am – 12pm)
Date: Friday 11 July
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy of the Performance Development and Management Framework

Facilitator: Veronica Lee, Director: V Lee HRM Consulting
Veronica brings to her consultancy work over 20 years’ experience gained in various organisations across the Public, University and Private sectors, located overseas, in Queensland and South Australia.

CLICK HERE to register your interest. 

Link to details of repeat session in November

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Introduction to Government - Presented by Denise Picton

Overview
Develop a better understanding of the wider context for decision making around higher education in South Australia.  This course is for any academic staff member wanting to understand the government priorities and the impact of those.

Topics covered include:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Wednesday 16 July
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter:
Denise Picton, Managing Director & Founder: OzTrain Pty Ltd, and Denise Picton and Associates.
Denise built Adelaide based companies OzTrain and Denise Picton & Associates. Before moving into consulting and training, Denise was the chief executive of two large organisations in Victoria. Denise works with management groups in many State Government, Local Government and private sector organisations both locally and internationally.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Turbocharge your Writing – Presented by Maria Gardiner

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

This workshop will help you to understand:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am - 12.30pm)
Date: Thursday 17 July
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resources: Each participant will receive a copy of 'Turbocharge your writing: How to become a prolific academic writer'

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.

Workshop full CLICK HERE to add your name to the wait-list

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Presenting your Research with Confidence - Presented by Hugh Kearns

Overview
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: Friday 18 July
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.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Two Real Hours - Presented by Hugh Kearns - Repeated due to popular demand

Overview
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 (1.30pm - 3.30pm)
Date: Friday 18 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.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Applying the Business Model Canvas to your Research or Initiatives - Presented by Emma Beames

Overview
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool used by start-ups, intrapreneurs, business owners, consultants, problem solvers and visionaries to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot viable business models for their endeavours.

The concept of how this could be applied and adapted to research and university projects was introduced during the workshop Introduction to Intrapreneurship - Game Changing Thinking, held in April. Many of the participants were interested to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this tool and be provided with an opportunity to work through their own projects in a guided environment.

Register to this session to;

Please note: Attendance to the first workshop 'Introduction to Intrapreneurship - Game Changing Thinking' is not a pre-requisite for this workshop.

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Thursday 24 July
Venue: Room AU2-02/03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Emma Beames
Emma is an intrapreneurship strategist and innovation consultant. She works with organisations to facilitate the creation of an intrapreneurial culture and empowerment of their staff to use the techniques and mindset of start-ups to innovate smarter, faster and leaner. Her passions include start-ups and besides being the founding director of the entrepreneurial education program Venture Dorm she is a regular mentor, judge or presenter for such events and organisations as Startup Weekend , MEGA, the e-Challenge and the Hub. She is also a qualified solicitor specialising in intellectual property law combined with commercialisation, commercial management, innovation, entrepreneurial and leadership experience. She has over 15 years’ experience spanning federal government, higher education and most recently company roles.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Structural Editing for Academic Writing - Presented by Shaun McNicholas

Overview

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: 4 hours (9.00am – 1.00pm) & (1.30pm - 4.30pm)
Date: Wednesday 6 August
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.

Workshops full CLICK HERE to add your name to the wait-list

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Shameless Self Promotion for Researchers - Presented by Hugh Kearns

Overview
It's tempting to think that if you are clever and work hard then people will notice and shower you with rewards. Tempting but probably not true. As well as being clever and working hard you also need to be able to promote yourself.

In this workshop you will learn strategies for:

.........And all this without having to become a used-car salesperson.

Places available: 30
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Thursday 7 August
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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Finishing that Article - Presented by Maria Gardiner

Overview
Do you have a journal article that is 80% finished but never seems to actually get there? Then this workshop is for you. It is for Early Career Researchers who are trying to get that article off to the reviewers; to make the changes the reviewers suggested; to get a version back to your co-author or to just get the thing finished! It is highly recommended that you have attended Turbocharge your Writing before attending this workshop.

What you will learn
In this workshop you will develop a specific plan for your article. What needs to be done. What is the next thing. When can you do it. What will get in the way. To benefit most from this workshop you need to have an article in progress that you really want to get finished.

Topics we will cover include:

Please note: It is highly recommended that you attend the workshop 'Turbocharge your writing' prior to attending this course.

Places available: 30
Audience: Open to all Academic Staff, particularly Early Careers Researchers with an article in progress
Duration: 3.5 hours (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Date: Friday 15 August
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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The Strategic Researcher - Presented by Maria Gardiner

Overview
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: Thursday 11 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.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Middle East and Islamic Cultural Awareness - Presented by Minerva Nasser-Eddine

Overview
This workshop will seek to challenge our perceptions and understanding of these religious and cultural communities which makes up a significant percentage (20%) of UniSA international student enrolments. This figure does not include the increasing number of domestic students who are of Middle Eastern heritage and/or identify themselves as Muslims. The workshop will use many examples of cultural practices however particular attention will be given to Middle Eastern cultural and religious complexities. This is particularly significant as the university has identified the Middle East region as one of the next areas of interest in student recruitment.

The workshop will seek to:

Places available: 30
Duration: 6 hours (9.00am – 3.00pm)
Date: Friday 12 September
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Dr Minerva Nasser-Eddine, Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, Australian National University
Dr Minerva Nasser-Eddine is the Director of Al Hikma - Middle East Advisory Agency. Minerva Nasser-Eddine has previously worked at UniSA and Flinders University and is familiar with the University’s student body, practices and structures. Minerva has majored in political science, BA(Hons), at The University of Adelaide. In 1995 she undertook her Master’s degree at the Australian National University’s Centre for Middle East & Central Asian Studies (CAMEA). The thesis component of the MA examined “Israel Beyond the Peace Process”. She completed her PhD at The University of Adelaide that examined “The Effects of Globalisation on Middle Eastern Identity - A Lebanese Case Study”.
Since 1996 she has been heavily involved in academia - a founding member of the Arab Cultural Program (Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture) at The University of Adelaide & has maintained tertiary links via continued teaching at Flinders University and the University of South Australia. Minerva is a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide’s School of History and Politics. Minerva has worked as a research-project officer within the university, has over ten years experience in cross-cultural education, undertaken extensive media reporting, a diligent worker in community organisations & has extensive networks amongst the local, national & international Arabic & non-Arabic speaking communities & governments. She was a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal in June 2003. Minerva has completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise at The University of Adelaide’s Thebarton Commerce & Research Precinct. She is the South Australian representative of the Australian Arabic Council, Chair of the Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SA Chapter), Trustee of the History Trust of South Australia & its representative on the Migration Museum Foundation.

CLICK HERE to register your interest.

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Adaptive Leadership - Presented by Kerrie Ashcroft

Overview
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 19 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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Managing Self - Presented by Kathryn McEwen

Overview
Know How to Manage Pressure

Know How to Stay Confident and Motivated

Know Your Values

Places available: 30
Duration: 4 hours (9.00am - 1.00pm)
Date: Friday 17 October
Venue: Room AU3-03, Level 3, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil

Presenter: Kathryn McEwen, Principal: 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.

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Strategies for Communicating your Research - Presented by Hugh Kearns

Overview
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 14 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.

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Performance Development and Management Training – Presented by Veronica Lee

Please note: this session is intended for supervisors responsible for conducting performance management of academic staff.

Overview
The session will focus on working to achieve a quality approach to Performance Development and Management (PDM), in particular on holding conversations that are of value to leaders and staff, rather than a focus on ‘how to’ complete the suggested PDM template.

This half-day workshop will:

Places available: 30
Duration: 3 hours (9.00am – 12pm)
Date: Monday 17 November
Venue: AU2-02/AU2-03, Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Resource: Each participant will receive a copy of the Performance Development and Management Framework

Facilitator: Veronica Lee, Director: V Lee HRM Consulting
Veronica brings to her consultancy work over 20 years’ experience gained in various organisations across the Public, University and Private sectors, located overseas, in Queensland and South Australia.

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