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Training and development

For further information contact

Jo.Tilly@uts.edu.au on 9514 7577
 

Mental health first aid

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to provide initial support to people who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Full time:
1 and 2 May (9:30 – 5:00)
7 and 8 December (9:30 - 5:00)

Part time:
2, 9, 16, 23 August (9:30 – 12:30)

Ability awareness

UTS has a diverse and vibrant community, our creativity, strength and success comes from that diversity. This 2-hour introduction to universal accessibility and inclusion for all will help you understand the social model of disability and the contributions of people with diverse abilities to our success, and give you some tools to help progress our culture of Inclusion.

Duration: 2 hours 
19 April (9:30 – 11:30)
21 November (9:30 - 11:30)

Breaking the binary

'Breaking the Binary: gender, sexuality and body diversity' aims to unpack physical sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexuality and explore the gender binary and gender diversity. The session also covers the challenges and issues faced by the LGBTIQ+ community and strategies to challenge homophobia, transphobia and heteronormativity. Any UTS staff member can enrol in 'Breaking the Binary'. There is also an opportunity to become a UTS Ally by attending an additional Ally training session.
    
Duration: 3 hours
27 February (9:30 – 12:30)
25 August (9:30 – 12:30)

UTS Ally training

The UTS Ally Program sets out to develop a visible network of empathetic people who are allies of students and staff identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer - those belonging to a sexual or gender minority. The UTS Ally Program creates awareness of issues related to gender, sexuality and body diversity through supporting the rights of all students and staff and in celebrating an inclusive, diverse and safe university community based on respect and dignity. The session will cover challenges and issues faced by the LGBTIQ+ community and aims to provide strategies to challenge homophobia, transphobia and heteronormativity in the university environment, and will qualify you as a UTS Ally.

Note: Any UTS staff member is eligible to become a UTS Ally after attending both 'Breaking the Binary: gender, sexuality and body diversity' (2017 training dates: 27 February and 25 August) and this Ally training session.

Duration: 2 hours
3 April (9:30 - 11:30)
9 October (9:30 - 11:30)

Pathways for professional women staff (up to HEW 7)

The workshop covers: 
•    current trends and approaches to management and leadership
•    personal strengths and leadership styles – is it different for women?
•    getting the best from your professional relationships, including managing upwards and leading through change 
•    specific skills in relation to conflict resolution and performance discussions
•    promoting yourself – approaches and strategies
•    career options and career management plans for the future

For more information, contact Joanna.Leonard@uts.edu.au

Duration: 2 days
22 and 23 June (9:00 – 5:00)

Senior Pathways for professional women staff (HEW 8 and above)

The workshop covers: 
•    current trends and approaches to management and leadership
•    personal strengths and leadership styles – is it different for women?
•    getting the best from your professional relationships, including managing upwards and leading through change 
•    specific skills in relation to conflict resolution and performance discussions
•    promoting yourself – approaches and strategies
•    career options and career management plans for the future

For more information, contact Joanna.Leonard@uts.edu.au

Duration: 1 day
Information for 2017 will be available shortly.

UTS Leadership Program for Academic Women 2017

Academic women are still significantly underrepresented in leadership positions across academia, and at UTS. As part of its gender equity initiative, UTS will again be holding a two day workshop targeted at senior academic women from levels C to E, which will critically explore issues of leadership and decision-making in a higher-education context and with a gender perspective.

The program is designed to develop skills and insight into leadership that will foster the talents of academic women and inspire and enable them to make a contribution to furthering women’s leadership in higher education.  It also aims to build lasting relationships in an active network.  It is open to women in all faculties, and women in STEMM areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

The workshop is developed and facilitated by Rosamund Christie

Information on the 2017 intake will be available shortly.

If you have any questions you can speak to Sybille.Frank@uts.edu.au