UNSW Capability and Development

To deliver the outcomes of UNSW Strategy 2025, a number of strategic capability-building initiatives are currently in development which will translate into exiting new learning programs and events to be launched throughout 2017. We are taking a bespoke approach to development, liasing directly with Faculities and Divisions to provide programs that suit the needs of the University.
This year the focus of UNSW Capability & Development is on programs that are key to enabling the 2025 vision including:
  • Building our leadership capability to undertake transformational change
  • Implementing our new performance framework, myCareer, and
  • Fostering a culture of that promotes and demonstrates our five UNSW Behaviours
Our calendar is currently being updated to ensure our courses and content are aligned with the University's needs and strategic direction. Course dates will continue to be updated over the next few months, so please check our website regularly for when these programs will be made available.

For specific enquiries, please email the team at peopleandculture@unsw.edu.au.

Featured Courses

myCareer Logo    
myCareer provides guidance and structure for employees and conversation leaders to discuss role expectations, careers, goals, development options and performance feedback.
UNSW Professional outlines the key UNSW Behaviours (Demonstrates Excellence, Drives Innovation, Builds Collaboration, Embraces Diversity and Displays Respect) and guides leadership in how to shape a successful culture to deliver the 2025 Strategy.

UNSW Capability and Development 2017 Calendar

Course Name   Course Description   Date   Register

UNSW Professional   
The program involves learning from experiences from inside and outside UNSW via guest speakers at
Spotlight Sessions, and working in small groups
with peers to build networks and share best practice with each other.


This program is currently being trialled with professional leadership
UNSW Spotlight Series
- Jul 2017 - 'Builds Collaboration'

- Sep 2017 -
'Embraces Diversity'

- Nov 2017 -
'Displays Respect'

   Invitation only

Leading Through Change  
Leading Through Change is a course designed for Leaders and Managers to allow them to manage their teams during a period of change.
Course Agenda:
  1. Key skills for leading change and managing teams
  2. High impact toolks: impact review, commitment curves, engagement and communication planning
  3. Leading with resilience: understanding resilience, styles & communication methods, change complexity assessment and risk identification
  4. Communicating in times of transition: setting realistic goals, avoiding pitfalls and driving action
Directors, Managers, Heads of School, Deans
- 6 Jun 2017, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

- 13 Jun 2017, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Register via myUNSW

Course code: LEADTC

Resilience at Work  
This workshop focuses on personal resilience strategies to assist individuals and teams experiencing change in their work environment.
Course Agenda:
  1. Understanding personal change and the change cycle
  2. Tools for developing a resilient mindset
  3. Coping under pressure and stress management
  4. Developing career resilience
  5. Strategies for dealing with an environment of ambiguity uncertainty
General Staff (Levels 1-9)
  - 31 May 2017, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm