Professional Development: What’s on in February, March and May


Professional development workshops are readily available for Macquarie staff to access for free. The workshops cover a range of topics that can help you grow professionally, providing skills you can apply to your work and, in some cases, personal life.

There are also a range of online courses via LinkedIn you can complete at your own pace. The LinkedIn Learning catalogue can be viewed on the Staff Development page under LinkedIn Learning workshops.

In addition to these workshops, there are development resources to support the Development, Performance and Review (DPR) process.

Find out what professional development for teaching is available.

Communicating Effectively

23 February 2023

On campus

  • Improve your confidence and effectiveness when communicating with others.

Register via Workday >>

Having Coaching Conversations

28 February 2023

On campus

  • Be enabled as a manager to refresh your skills and further develop your capability in conducting honest, quality coaching conversations while positively engaging and influencing team members and other stakeholders.
  • Receive practical methodology, knowledge and skills that you can apply to your role as a manager.

Register via Workday >>

A Situational Approach to Leadership 

2-23 March 2023

Online over four weeks. One half-day session each week.

  • Build a practical toolkit to help you offer your team members the right balance of clarity and direction as well as guidance, support and autonomy. As an added bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet more people-leader colleagues across our campus. 

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Understanding People at Work

10 and 17 March 2023

On campus. Two half-day sessions.

  • Explore how different tasks require different mental processes, and that different people prefer different kinds of thinking.
  • Learn about the Whole Brain Model™, as well as the four dominant thinking preferences.
  • Recognise your own thinking preferences and how they shape your approach to work.
  • Learn how to leverage different thinking preferences to adapt your style when relating to others.

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Managing the Tough Stuff: Performance and Conduct Issues

16 March 2023

On campus

  • Gain knowledge and skills for effectively managing performance and conduct issues, including taking appropriate action, making decisions and having challenging conversations.

Register via Workday >>

Giving Effective Feedback

22 March 2023

On campus

  • Recognise the importance of giving constructive feedback and the need to adopt the right mindset to help achieve desired outcomes.
  • Explore the key principles underpinning effective feedback based on the latest research.
  • Learn and practice a simple feedback model to enable feedback to be given with ease.
  • Gain the skills to effectively manage emotions throughout the feedback model.

Register via Workday >>

Influencing Key Stakeholders

30 March 2023

  • Identify and map your stakeholders in order to create different influencing strategies for each group. The model works through a number of stages to consider when crafting your approach and draws on a broad range of research in the field.
  • Become equipped with tools, tips and techniques to develop a range of influencing strategies for any situation.

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Managing Projects at Macquarie

10 and 11 May 2023

On campus

  • Develop your ability to confidently lead both internal and external workplace projects.
  • Learn how to initiate, plan, execute and close any type of project through the application of a best practice project management methodology with supporting tools and templates.
  • Explore strategies that ensure the adoption of project changes, giving you the ability to consistently deliver successful project outcomes within your role on campus.

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Strengthening Personal Resilience

18 May 2023

On campus

  • Use practical and evidence-based methods to build and strengthen your resilience for all areas in your life.

Register via Workday >>

Improve Your Time Management

31 May 2023

On campus

  • Develop a range of strategies that enable you to take control of your time by prioritising tasks, identifying and setting goals and managing the demands of technology and email.
  • Master these proven techniques to increase your productivity, reduce stress and be more confident in realising long-term personal and organisational goals.

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