Supervise for Success is back

The Supervise for Success program has been expanded in 2021 and the program will run between 17 and 30 August, with a second program scheduled to run in November.

We know how critical the role of a supervisor is as the immediate leader of people and functions, communicator and implementer at ACU. Supporting you in your role to have a broad base of leadership skills is important and even more so in a context of ever-present change.

Our Supervise for Success program is part of the ACU leadership development approach and after a successful launch in 2020 it has been expanded in 2021.  

Design your learning

Supervisors are encouraged to design their own schedule of activities based on the range of modules on offer, to support current and future learning needs. Your supervisor may have also provided guidance around learning priorities as part of a recent Progress Plan conversation, or you may look to do this prior to registering.

Six modules are on offer to all supervisors which are suitable to both new and experienced university leaders. If you have attended before, you are welcome to attend again as all module content is regularly updated to reflect contextual changes. To register please see details below.

Rethinking Recruitment and Appointment Success 

How are you appointment needs approached and how effective are the appointments you make? Any appointment decision is strategic and should be made with consideration of  the work area, the appointee in mind, and ACU. This new program will explore approaches to appointments and how to achieve a successful appointment, linking the approach throughout the Employment Lifecyle.

Rethinking Recruitment and Appointment Success – Wednesday 18 August 10am-12pm

Safety in Practice

This new module will examine work, health and safety in the ACU context, what your role is in supporting a safety culture and what supports are available to help you in managing the safety and wellbeing of your team.

Safety in Practice – Friday 27 August 9.30am-11.30am

Mental Health Masterclass (2 half-days)

Supervisors are responsible for creating and maintaining a psychologically safe workplace. This new program has been created to equip supervisors with some of the necessary tools and skills to respond to scenarios which may impact staff wellbeing.

Mental Health Masterclass 1 (half-day) – Thursday 19 August 9.30am-1pm
Mental Health Masterclass 2 (half-day) – Tuesday 24 August 9.30am-1pm

Leave Matters *updated

An informative session focused on the supervisor’s role in managing leave at ACU. This updated session will clarify annual, long-service, personal and parental leave provisions and include strategies for managing leave balances and ensuring leave is taken for proper purpose.

Leave Matters – Tuesday 17 August 10.30am-12.30pm

People Management – Context and Conditions

This updated module outlines the industrial frameworks and instruments that inform people management decisions at ACU. The module is designed to enable supervisors to act with an understanding of principles and risks to take action confidently. The session will be interactive and include a range of scenarios which may be presented to supervisors to manage in their roles.

People Management – Context and Conditions - Monday 23 August 10am-12pm

Flexible Work Arrangements

This updated module will provide you with information outlining the range of flexible working options available at ACU and how to respond appropriately to flexible work requests from staff. The module also covers how our Policy and Guides apply the provisions of the ACU Staff Enterprise Agreement and the Fair Work Act.

Flexible Work Arrangements – Thursday 26 August 11am-12.30pm

Connecting our leaders

Join the Supervisor Hub Workplace group to stay across information relating to your role and access support with managing and leading your team. It’s a place for you to connect and network with other ACU supervisors

Are you new to a supervisor role? Take a look through the recommendations and suggested activities in our tools and services for New Managers and Leaders.

HR welcome your feedback and suggestions via Service Central.

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