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Career Progression

Development Programs

Leading Self

The Leading Self program is designed to build a strong sense of self in order to optimise professional relationships, sustain wellbeing, harness emotional energy and grow in one's practice.

Leading Others

In 2019, the Leading Others program will have an overall emphasis on increasing Emotional Intelligence to increase performance.  The program will specifically focus on building leadership skills in order to foster innovation and creative, inclusive work environments. 

Academic Development Program

USQ’s Academic Development program provides support to women in Academic positions who are seeking development opportunities to foster the advancement of their careers within the next one to three years.


Executive development grant

The Executive development grant is designed to connect, align and enable our senior leaders to meet the goals and challenges of the University by building their leadership and professional capability through a personalised and tailored approach.

Professional development grants

The Professional development grants provide senior women in professional roles with an opportunity to acquire funding to support their participation in external learning opportunities that best suit their ongoing professional and individual development needs, with a particular focus on the development of management and/or leadership capabilities.

Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander development grant

For more information please contact the Diversity and Inclusion team

Online Resources

Building your Profile for Academic Promotion

A short on the couch session with Professor Shelley Kinash that provides advice for building an effective profile in support of academic promotion.

Creating and Sharing your Distinctive Learning and Teaching Profile

An in-depth interview with Professor Shelley Kinash about creating and sharing a distinctive learning and teaching profile.

Managing Your Career

A practical guide to assist you in creating your career management plan.

Key Capability Workshops

The following workshops are available in 2019. To view session details and register for a workshop please visit My Training via HR Self Service.

Are you LinkedIn?

Are you registered on LinkedIn? Do you want to do more with your LinkedIn profile and make it work for you? Do you want to learn how to sell yourself and maximise your online influence? This workshop will ensure that participants have their LinkedIn profile setup properly, guide them on what to do to ensure they’re getting the most out of their engagements and connections and outline the key USQ LinkedIn initiatives.

Career Optimisation

Based on the 5 Pillars of an Extraordinary Career Framework, the Career Optimisation program will help you to develop the skills necessary to lead a successful and rewarding career.

Get that Job

This workshop aims to equip participants with the skills necessary to apply for USQ positions. These skills include resume writing, addressing selection criteria and interviewee skills and techniques.

Owning Your Career

Targeted at Professional (Levels 7 and below) and Academic (Levels A and B) women, this workshop is designed to support and engage those who would benefit from the opportunity to reflect, refocus and re-energise their career.