Management and leadership development
Programs and resources for leaders, managers and supervisors
As part of its commitment to welcoming and inducting new employees into the USQ community, the following programs have been created for leaders, managers and supervisors at USQ to provide support and assistance with adjusting to the work environment and ensuring compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.
- USQ Corporate Induction Program - a 30 minute online program designed to introduce all new employees to USQ, including a section specifically dedicated to managing at USQ.
- Staff Safety Induction - a 30 minute online program for all new employees. Existing employees are required to complete this program upon return to work each year
- EO Online Program - an online program including an introductory Module 1 for all employees on equity and diversity issues, and a more comprehensive Module 2 for employees with management and supervisory responsibilities. Existing employees are required to complete Module 1 of the training every two years, and employees with management or supervisory responsibilities, including the supervision of students, are required to complete both Modules 1 and 2 of the program.
- Fraud and Corruption Awareness - a 30 minute online program for all new employees. Existing employees are required to complete this module every two years.
Managers and supervisors are encouraged to attend sessions from the HR Professional Development program dedicated to building capacity in the areas of people management, personal leadership, strategic management and business sustainability. General information on how to register, costs and cancellations is provided to assist managers and supervisors enrol in a session.
Ignite: Empowering USQ's Leaders
In 2012, Human Resources undertook a major project to launch a comprehensive capacity development program aimed at USQ leaders, managers and supervisors. This project aims to ensure managers and leaders have the skills, capabilities and competencies to effectively lead and manage employees in our increasingly competitive market place. To ensure the University is equipped to face talent management challenges such as attracting, engaging and retaining talented staff to ensure our continued success, Human Resources introduces the Ignite: Empowering USQ’s Leaders program.
The program is split into 3 tiers:
Aspire: Inspiring Women's Advancement at USQ
One of the University’s stated staff goals is to attract and retain excellent employees who exemplify USQ's values and provide them with opportunities to succeed personally, professionally and organisationally. Through this goal it is recognised that our people are our greatest asset and the future success of USQ is dependent on attracting and retaining the best people to support its aims and aspirations.
In 2011, data showed that women were under-represented at senior levels within the University. To assist in addressing this important issue, Human Resources introduced two exciting new programs for women:
Also included in the Aspire program is the Women in Leadership Mentoring Program, aimed at female employees who do not fall into the categories for the Executive Women’s or Future Leaders Programs.