Introducing your Career Development Prospectus
The career, training and development opportunities outlined in this 'first iteration' prospectus are designed to assist the University of Newcastle staff to reach their full potential. Outstanding performance and the satisfaction that this brings, will ensure that we produce excellence in research and teaching as, together, we progress NeW Directions.
Our aim is to encourage, support and inspire staff to engage with the University’s Education and Research and Innovation strategic plans by extending their knowledge, skills and strengths. Providing worldclass learning and development opportunities is critical to ensuring our staff are well placed to meet the challenges of major sector transformation in the 21st century.
We will work with our colleagues to provide an environment where our staff can continuously develop themselves as individuals, as team members and as leaders. To this end, we offer a range of programs from the very practical and role specific, to broader personal and career focussed opportunities.
As well as formal training programs the University of Newcastle encourages staff to share their knowledge, skills and innovative ideas with others through communities of practice and other forums. There are also a number of programs to encourage our community to maintain personal and organisational health and wellbeing.
We urge everyone to take an active approach when considering training and development needs. Using the Performance Development Plan, introduced through the Performance Development Framework process, staff are able to map their career development path for each year with their supervisor. It is an opportunity for staff to reflect on their needs, as well as align individual capability and professional growth with the University’s
Vision and strategic objectives.