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Professional learning programs 2020

If you are interested in attending any of the following programs, speak to your supervisor or manager and complete your nomination for the program through MyHR. Refer to how to nominate for a program if you would like further information.

If you do not have access to MyHR and would like further information or would like to indicate your interest in attending any of the programs, please email hr@scu.edu.au.

ProgramDateDurationLocationTarget group
Ally Role
28 May
29 May
16 June
Half day
Lismore
Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour
All staff
An Ally is a staff member who wishes to act as an advocate for a University free from harassment or discrimination based on a person's sexuality or gender identity.
Cultural Competency 26 February
9 September
Self-paced Online All staff
(compulsory program for all staff)
Develop cultural competence, genuine respect and the capacity to work effectively across cultural diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.
Critical Conversations and Conflict Regulation
TBC
Full day
Gold Coast
Supervisors/Managers
This workshop will assist managers and supervisors to develop their confidence in having difficult conversations in a workplace context. Participants will develop practical strategies to de-escalate and manage conflict in a proactive way and to engage in effective conversations.
Emergency Warden
18 February
20 February
27 October
29 October
Half day
Gold Coast
Lismore
Gold Coast
Lismore
Emergency Wardens
Essential annual training for all Emergency Wardens
Excellence in Service Delivery
TBC Full day Gold Coast All staff
This workshop enables participants to develop a customer first mindset and the practical process and people skills necessary to ensure customer loyalty.
Facilitation Skills
TBC
Full day
 
All staff
This workshop offers a significant opportunity for both academic and professional staff to develop their facilitation skills. The workshop provides a combination of role plays, opportunities for feedback and coaching, and reflections on learning.
First Aid
11 February
13 February
20 October
22 October
Half day
Lismore
Gold Coast
Lismore
Gold Coast
First Aid Officers
Essential first aid training for First Aid Officers.
Mental Health First Aid
TBC
Two full days
Gold Coast
Lismore
All staff
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course which gives you the skills and confidence to have supportive conversations so that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and help guide them to professional help if needed.
New to Teaching @ SCU
25 February
26 February
27 February
Half day
Gold Coast
Lismore
Coffs Harbour
All new teaching staff

This Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) workshop is specifically designed to help you engage students and introduce you to the systems, supports and resources available. This is an opportunity to meet other new academic staff and future colleagues.

People Managers Workshop
TBC
19 August
Half day
Lismore
Lismore
Supervisors/Managers
An opportunity to talk through and share experiences in managing people and understanding the frameworks we have in place to support supervisors and managers.
Respectful Workplace
TBC
1 July
Online and half day workshop
Lismore
Gold Coast
All staff
(compulsory for Supervisors and Managers)
This program allows you to understand more about how the University ensures a safe workplace for all and your role in upholding our policies and treating your colleagues with respect. This includes information about bullying and harassment, resolution options, early notification, and sources of help.
SafeTALK
TBC
TBC
Half day
Lismore
All staff

This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. SafeTALK participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help . Suicide alert helpers contribute to a suicide safer community. 

Staff Selection and Interview Skills
TBC
TBC
27 May
 
4 August
17 September
Online and half day workshop
Lismore
Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour
Lismore
Gold Coast
All staff
(online component of this program compulsory for Supervisors and Managers and staff required to sit on staff selection panels)
Are you required to participate on staff selection panels? Increase your knowledge and skills to complete the process successfully.
Understanding Gender and Sexuality Diversity
28 May
29 May
16 June
1 hour
Lismore
Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour
All staff
Using a combination of real life narratives and values-based activities to facilitate self-reflective engagement, the Understanding Gender & Sexuality Diversity workshop aims to;
- inform staff about the lived experiences of people of diverse sexualities and gender identities, and;
- assist with creating understandings and promoting a more inclusive environment at the University.

Notes:

- The dates of these programs may change, depending on minimum participant numbers and room availability.
- Your enrolment does not guarantee a place in the program. If successful you will receive a confirmation email from HR Services regarding the program.