As part of our commitment to creating a sustainable and socially just society, UTS runs a series of training programs for our staff to increase awareness and build leadership capacity.
For further information contact
Arif.Ongu@uts.edu.au on 9514 2229
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.
Youth mental health first aid
The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers. You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan.
Mental health first aid for the suicidal person
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course is for any interested adult. At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person. This is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.
Mental health first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult. This course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to help someone who is engaging in self-injury.
Mental health for supervisors
The impacts of mental ill health in the workplace are increasingly being recognised and understood. This course will help those who supervise staff to understand what is happening for people living with mental ill health, the impact on team members and the work environment and effective ways of supporting individuals living with mental ill health as well as the rest of the team.
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.
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.
Please note: we also offer tailored ‘Breaking the Binary’ sessions for schools or units (if 5-20 staff members from a unit are interested). Tailored ‘Breaking the Binary’ sessions allow for more specific content to be discussed and for an active team of allies to get together.
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.
This course introduces a new understanding of culture and provides a starting point to understanding, acknowledging and nurturing our cultural diversity.
This short introduction to unconscious bias will help you understand the neuroscience of bias, the impact of privilege and the need to recognise and manage the impact of unconscious bias on behaviour.
Indigenous Cultural Awareness
We are offering free Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture workshops with David Widders, a proud Anaiwan man from Armidale NSW. David is driven by a passion to make a difference for Aboriginal people and towards a positive reconciliation across the wider community. Topics covered include culture and value systems of Indigenous Australians, Australian history, racism, stereotypes and ethnocentrism.
David's workshops are always engaging and informative, don't miss this opportunity to unlearn and relearn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Register for these free sessions through NEO below
Pathways for professional women staff (up to HEW 7) - FULLY SUBSCRIBED
The workshop covers:
- Current trends and approaches to management and leadership
- Personal strengths and leadership styles
- Getting the best from your professional relationships, including managing upwards
- Promoting yourself - approaches and strategies
- Career options and career management plans for the future
Presenter: Amanda Phillips, Director of APA Training & Development. Amanda's special interests include people management, managing through change and leadership programs.
There is no cost to your area for this two-day program on:
- Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June
However, you need to check your attendance with your supervisor.
For more information, contact Joanna.Leonard@uts.edu.au
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.
To register in NEO click here.
For more information, contact Joanna Leonard.
Duration: 1 day
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
UTS Leadership Program for Academic Women 2019
Academic women are still significantly underrepresented in leadership positions across academia, and at UTS. As part of its gender equity initiative, UTS offers a two day workshop for academic women, which explores 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.
The workshop is developed and facilitated by Rosamund Christie.
If you have any questions you can speak to Joanna Leonard.