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Professional learning programs 2019

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 od@scu.edu.au.

ProgramDateDurationLocationTarget group
Cultural Competency 27 March
19 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
4 July
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
19 February
21 February
29 October
31 October
Half day
Gold Coast
Lismore
Gold Coast
Lismore
Emergency Wardens
Essential annual training for all Emergency Wardens
Facilitation Skills
13 September
Full day
Lismore
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
13 February
14 February
22 October
24 October
Half day
Lismore
Gold Coast
Lismore
Gold Coast
First Aid Officers
Essential first aid training for First Aid Officers.
Mental Health First Aid
7 May & 14 May
27 November & 4 December
Two full days Lismore All staff
This course covers helping people in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, where and how to get help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
People Managers Workshop
2 May
21 August
29 August
Half day
Lismore
Lismore
Coffs Harbour
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
20 February
6 June
28 August
Online and half day workshop
Lismore
Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour
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.
Staff Selection and Interview Skills 3 April
3 July
Online and half day workshop 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
4 June
25 June
6 August
Half day Lismore
Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour
All staff
This workshop aims to inform staff about the lived experiences of people of diverse sexualities and gender identities and to assist with creating understandings and promoting a more inclusive environment at the University.
Working with Vulnerable Populations
29 May
 
30 May
31 May
Half day
Coffs Harbour
Lismore
Gold Coast
All staff

This one-day Introductory workshop will improve an organisation’s capacity to work in a culturally safe and trauma-informed way. When you complete this training, you will have a better understanding of trauma and symptoms of trauma as well as coping behaviours. You will understand the cost to self, cohort, faculty and university of not being trauma-informed, and you will be invited to add your voice to the start of conversation on how Southern Cross University may move forward.

The training combines Western scientific knowledge and traditional healing principles and prepares staff to deal with lateral violence, burnout, anxiety, secondary and vicarious trauma.

About the Facilitators:  Kelleigh Ryan and Nicole Tujague are co-founders of The Seedling Group and PhD students at Gnibi College, Southern Cross University.  Kelleigh Ryan is an Indigenous psychologist and together with Nicole and other Aboriginal consultants, assist CEO’s, managers and operational staff to better understand working with vulnerable populations. 

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.