The University of Newcastle, Australia

Staff recognised on successful completion of eLAMP 2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

Congratulations to UON staff who successfully completed the 2017 Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP).


Developed by the LH Martin Institute in conjunction with the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM), this year-long program aims to enhance the leadership capability of our staff to deliver on NeW Futures in the current and rapidly changing tertiary education environment.

Interim Director, People and Workforce Strategy, Tina Crawford congratulated participants at their final workshop this month.

“eLAMP is critical to building leadership capability across the organisation and in developing our next academic and professional leaders. I congratulate our eLAMP cohort of 2017 on their success and look forward to continuing this important program in 2018,” Tina said.

Aligned to the UON Leadership Framework, the program has enabled participants (at HEW levels 6-8 and Academic Levels B-C) to develop critically reflective skills and gain insights into themselves as well as an understanding of the different leadership styles needed to build and lead high performing teams. Participants have also developed a greater understanding of the tertiary education landscape including the complex internal and external drivers influencing the sector and how to appropriately respond to them.

eLAMP has also contributed to career moves for several participants including higher level positions, secondment opportunities and academic promotion. Participants also have the opportunity to progress on to complete the work based capstone project with a view to undertake LH Martin postgraduate programs, including the Masters in Tertiary Education Management.

Hear from our 2017 graduates

"The eLAMP program was very informative, and really challenged my thinking around leadership and the higher education sector. Learning about the history and context of the sector has enabled me to have a greater understating of the complexities faced by our organisation. It also highlighted the importance of reflecting on my own work and identifying my own strengths, weaknesses and behaviours. The workshops throughout the program were a great way to meet and collaborate with colleagues from across the university. I would recommend academic and professional colleagues from across the university to participate in the eLAMP program if the opportunity arises."

Melanie Stringer, Student Recruitment and Engagement Team Leader
Marketing and Communications

"I was fortunate to undertake the eLAMP program in 2017. The program further enhanced my understanding of the higher education sector and provided relevant readings and research relating to emerging issues both globally and locally that we face as higher education professionals. One of the key outcomes for me personally, was the opportunity to study and learn with staff (both academic and professional) across the institution. This facilitated the development of mutually beneficial relationships and also provided a greater understanding and awareness of roles and functions across UON. The option to undertake a post graduate qualification (with credit gained) is another benefit of eLAMP. I would highly recommend the eLAMP program to anyone wanting to progress their career at UON."

Emma Palmer, Workforce Strategy Project Manager
Human Resource Services

Register your interest for 2018

We're pleased to announce that eLAMP will be offered again during 2018 as part of our suite of Leadership Development initiatives. To express interest in the 2018 eLAMP cohort, please complete the attached application form (PDF,172KB) and return to by Monday 5 February 2018.

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

An information session will be held on Thursday 1 February from 2 - 3pm in the Council Meeting Room in the IDC Building, if you would like to drop-in to find out more about the program. Alternatively, please contact Bronwen Bamberger inHuman Resource Services on x18635 for any additional information.

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