Professional development tools
Below is a list of resources related to staff development courses offered as part of the University's Staff Development Program (SDP). We constantly add to and update these resources, so please check back regularly.
Face-to-face training courses will also be scheduled for the second half of 2013. Please refer to the Staff Development Calendar for these dates.
Career planning for General Staff is a new program offered as part of the Staff Development Calendar (127 KB). You can access resources that are associated with this course here, to complement your attendance at this course, or to help you with the initial stages of thinking about your career pathway.
Leadership is a skill that many staff members are seeking to enhance. The Staff Development Calendar (127 KB) includes leadership seminars, and courses on leadership styles and influencing and team development and leadership. Here, you can access leadership related training course material and video recordings of seminars with some of Deakin's most influential leaders (Professor Brenda Cherednichenko and coming soon Darren Taylor).
Performance Planning and Review
Courses on how to have an effective performance conversation with staff and managers are run periodically throughout the year. The Staff Development Calendar (127 KB) contains information on the upcoming Performance Review Conversation
To complement these sessions, we also have a short presentation which outlines how to set SMART performance objectives.
Psychological Health and Wellbeing
Psychological Health and Wellbeing deals with recognising and managing mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety in the workplace. Information for staff and managers is presented as web content, fact sheets and short training videos. We suggest you follow the modular framework below to get a holistic understanding of the program.
Face-to-face training courses will also be scheduled for the second half of 2013. Please refer to the Staff Development Calendar (127 KB) for these dates.
|Module 1: Vice-Chancellor's overview of the program|| |
|Module 2: What is mental health?|| |
|Module 3: Types of mental health issues||Factsheets|
|Module 4: Information for managers|
|Module 5: Getting help – essential resources|
The Human Resources Division can assist you to source the most appropriate tools for you and your team to assist with personal growth and team development.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - Understanding personal preferences
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-assessment questionnaire that enables individuals to determine their specific personality type, preferences and ultimately work styles. These questionnaires provide a framework for understanding individual differences and approaching work in a manner that bests suits an individual's personal style in the context of the team or environment.
Voices 360° Feedback Tool
VOICES® is a research-based and experience-tested 360° feedback survey that is used to evaluate and enhance individuals' workplace and leadership effectiveness. Based on assessment against Lominger's 67 competencies, this multi-rater survey can be customised to suit individual needs. The survey is easily completed online, and is followed by a detailed report on the responses. This report is debriefed in a discussion between the individual who requested who requested the survey and a qualified Voices debriefer.
Contact Ann Madigan for further information.