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 April 2013
Wednesday 10
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Staff Selection Skills : Staff who are likely to be on selection panels for academic or general staff positions, either as a chair or panel member. This workshop is aimed at those who have previous experience in selection interviewing. Website | More Information
This workshop will provide you with an overview of the key principles involved in effective recruitment and selection and a review of the University's selection process and procedures.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Developing your Teaching Portfolio Website | More Information
This workshop will focus on the criteria and evidence that can be included in a teaching portfolio and used for PDR and promotion. You will leave this session confident and eager to make a start on your own portfolio. This workshop is a good follow-up to the 'What counts as evidence of good (...)
Thursday 11
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to Fringe Benefits Tax : New and existing University staff who require a basic understanding of Fringe Benefits Tax. Website | More Information
To ensure compliance with the Fringe Benefits Tax legislation, it is important that staff at the University understand how to identify, document and report fringe benefits. This workshop is designed to assist staff to understand what a fringe benefit is, how and when they are provided to staff, and (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - What Counts as Evidence of Good Teaching? Website | More Information
This session is for all academic and sessional teaching staff at UWA, particularly those constructing teaching portfolios or teaching award submissions. This session will examine what constitutes robust evidence. This workshop is intended to provide the evidence basis for the workshop on Developing (...)
Friday 12
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Stress management : This workshop is intended for any staff wanting to reduce the stress in their lives. Chronic stress can have long-term impacts on our health and well-being. Psychologists from the UWA counselling service offer their expertise to UWA staff wishing to enhance their stress management techniques. Website | More Information
This workshop involves a look at the causes of stress, the effects of on-going stress and stress management techniques which are particularly useful to reduce stress. Emphasis is placed on learning healthier ways to manage and cope with stress. Learn to recognise the barriers to implementing (...)
Saturday 13
9:45 - EVENT - Sessional Staff Professional Development Day Website | More Information
The purpose of this day is to recognise the important role sessional teachers play in the delivery of a quality student experience and to thank them for their contribution.

Monday 15
9:00 - EVENT - Medibank Private : Campus Visit Website | More Information
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9:30 - WORKSHOP - Writing for Impact: How to Write Clearly, Concisely and Forcefully : School managers, faculty managers, researchers and staff responsible for preparing letters and reports. Website | More Information
In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to choose the best words to get your message across clearly and quickly, bring your writing to life with strong, punchy verbs, cut the deadwood out of your writing, write in a friendly, human style.
Tuesday 16
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Safety and Health for managers and supervisors : This course is appropriate for all managers and supervisors. Website | More Information
It provides participants with a knowledge of occupational safety and health legislation, principles, responsibilities and practices and their application at UWA.

In order to attend this workshop, participants must have completed the prerequisite; UWA Safety and Health 'Online Safety (...)
Wednesday 17
13:30 - WORKSHOP - Using SPOTs in your Promotions applications Website | More Information
This workshop will examine: Why it is important to set out a proper case with respect to teacher and unit evaluations. How you go about demonstrating a case. Key elements in showing the effectiveness of your teaching. What other evidence can be included to support your teaching.
Thursday 18
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Procurement at UWA : This workshop is relevant to staff with financial responsibilities – new and existing School Managers, Finance Officers, Purchasing Officers and Administrative Officers with at least 25 per cent financial responsibilities. Website | More Information
This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of the procurement policies, processes, objectives and procure-to-pay cycle of the University.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Assessment: Learning's Destination or Journey? Website | More Information
When making assessments, questions such as the following are often not examined: What is the difference between an exceptionally good piece of assessment and a poor piece of assessment? Over and above testing, what have students learned and retained, and what should assessment offer the students? (...)
Monday 22
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Professional presentations - Public speaking skills : Professional and academic staff who would like to improve their public speaking skills. Website | More Information
The workshop will also help you explore the skills needed to create and deliver highly effective presentations in a practical manner. Content includes: personal presentation, dealing with nervousness, body language, voice usage, preparing, structure of speech, the use of presentation aids and (...)
Tuesday 23
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Improved Student Learning using Peer and Self Assessment Website | More Information
Self and Peer Assessment by students, when properly implemented, has been shown to result in significant learning gains and deeper understanding. In this workshop the process needed to establish rigorous self and peer assessments will be outlined. Participants will discuss the benefits to both (...)
Friday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Thesis as a Series of Papers : An outline of UWA rules and advantages and disadvantages of this format Website | More Information
The Graduate Education Officers will outline the UWA rules on formatting your thesis as a series of papers. The advantages and disadvantages of this format will also be discussed.
Tuesday 30
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Using Student Feedback to improve your teaching Website | More Information
This workshop will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the different items in the SPOT questionnaire, look at how to interpret ones report and explore strategies that could be utilised to improve these areas of teaching and discuss a range of tips and strategies to collect feedback other than (...)

 May 2013
Wednesday 01
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Emotional intelligence Website | More Information
This half-day workshop will focus on the application of emotional intelligence in the workplace. It will discuss the emotional responsibilities of managers and staff with a view to improving communication and creating more fulfilling workplaces.
Friday 03
9:00 - COURSE - Research Orientation: Settling in at UWA : Research Orientation: Settling in at UWA aims to provide an overview of available support for academics and researchers commencing at the University. Website | More Information
This course aims to provide an overview of available support for academics and researchers commencing at the University. This orientation session gives guidance to staff on core aspects of the University policy and processes. It will provide interaction with experts, colleagues and services.
Monday 06
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to management : This workshop is intended for academic, technical and administrative staff who are new to management or supervision. It is also intended for staff who manage teams or who are interested in the program as a career development opportunity. This workshop is also intended for experienced managers and supervisors, whether they have little or no formal training or those with formal training who would like to update and enhance their skills. Website | More Information
The course will examine the role and responsibilities of first line managers/team leaders; assist you to more effectively organise yourself and others; help you to develop effective communication skills; and explore the factors necessary for the provision of effective performance feedback and (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Developing and facilitating workshops : Any member of staff interested in furthering their skills as a designer and presenter of programs Website | More Information
A successful learning program or information session is the result of careful selection of material, sequencing of activities, careful selection of methods to present the material and an understanding of adult learning principles and learning styles. In this workshop we will cover: identifying your (...)


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