The University of Newcastle, Australia

Futures are bright with elamp

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Forty participants successfully completed the 2016 Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP), a year-long program aimed at enhancing the leadership capability of staff to deliver on NeW Futures in the rapidly changing tertiary education environment.

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Professor Liz Burd, and Deputy Director of Workforce Strategy and Transformation, Tina Crawford, congratulated the graduates on their completion of the program last week.

“eLAMP is critical in building future leadership capability across the organisation to deliver on our 2025 Vision and in developing our next academic and professional leaders,” Tina said.

“Participants have also developed a greater understanding of the tertiary education landscape and had the wonderful opportunity to interact with colleagues from other parts of the University.”

Developed by the LH Martin Institute in conjunction with the Association for Tertiary Education Management, the program aligns to the UON Leadership Framework and enables participants at HEW levels 6 - 8 and Academic Levels B - C to develop critically reflective skills and gain an understanding of the different leadership styles required to build and lead high performing teams.

eLAMP has contributed to career moves for several participants and a number of participants are progressing on to complete LH Martin postgraduate programs, including the Masters in Tertiary Education Management.

Register your interest for eLAMP 2017


As part of UON’s Leadership Development initiatives, eLAMP will be offered again in 2017. Express your interest in by completing the application form by Monday 6February and return to

This program is in high demand and places are limited so to avoid disappointment, please get your application in as soon as possible.

A drop-in information session will be held on Thursday 2 February from 2 - 3pm in EF122. For further information, please contact Workforce Learning Specialist, Jane Dimmock.

Feedback from 2016 graduates

eLAMP has been a great learning experience for me, especially being new to the higher education sector. I have gained insight into internal and external influences for Australian universities and what these are likely to mean for UON in the future. This has enabled me to see the broader picture while performing my role within Strategy, Planning and Performance. Above all it was a fantastic opportunity to meet others from all over UON that I wouldn’t usually come into contact with as part of my day job, hearing experiences and thoughts from many different areas of the University.

Crystal Poulsom, Planning and Quality Officer, Strategy, Planning and Performance

As someone who had come from working within health, eLAMP gave me a great insight into the tertiary education sector. It validated thoughts and feelings that I had, and allowed me to share them amongst my peers, and provided a great networking opportunity. It was a great program that allowed you to learn through online readings, discussions and also with colleagues from within the University that you may not had previously had the opportunity to get to know and learn from.

Gemma Edgar , Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Social Worker, Infrastructure and Facilities Services

Overall, I feel privileged having had the opportunity to participate in the eLAMP program. Not only did I get so much out of the LH Martin course content, but the biggest benefit has been the interactions with colleagues from across the University. eLAMP has opened up so many networks for me and helped my own understanding of the organisation by hearing perspectives from other areas, units and schools of both academic and professional staff members. It’s helped me understand the higher education sector more broadly and the challenges we face in a constantly moving environment but more so the opportunities that lie ahead for us and how I can contribute to making UON a truly great University to be a part of.

Philippa Johnston, Workforce Strategy Manager, Human Resources Services

I found eLAMP to be very enriching on a personal and professional level. The method of delivery had a great balance of self-paced learning and face to face workshops. I highly recommend applying for 2017 for anyone interested in progressing their career at UON. This course helped me grow myself personally and helped me learn more about UON and the sector.

Peter Seaman, Governance Specialist, Finance Resources Division

As a new Team Leader, eLAMP provided so many relevant tools that I could use in my day to day work life. I obtained an overall view on how the Tertiary Education sector works, but more importantly I learnt about myself and how to get the best out of my fantastic team. In the last year I have grown as leader thanks to eLAMP and I have taken my team along on the journey. Thankfully “no team members were harmed in the testing of my new leadership skills”.

Lisa Bellamy, Team leader Revenue Accounting, Financial Services Resources Division

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