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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

Inclusive Infrastructure

Inclusion in the workplace stems from our infrastructure. At USQ, our policies, facilities and infrastructure are inclusive and equitable. Visit the Inclusive Infrastructure webpage to discover more about inclusive language, employee disclosure, accessible and inclusive environments, flexible working arrangements and USQ's plans and policies. 

Take a tour of the Gumbi Gumbi Gardens

The free Gumbi Gumbi Gardens Audio Tour app offers a window into local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences of history, culture, learning and everyday life as your explore the Gumbi Gumbi Gardens. 

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.

Cultural Awareness: Hidden Histories

This interactive workshop will provide you with an understanding of the history of Queensland from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You will learn about your own belief system and discover the impact colonisation, past practices, policies and legislation had on the land, way of life, identity and culture of local Indigenous peoples.

Disability Confidence in the Workplace

Disability confidence training for workplaces seeks to build participants capacity to support and promote the inclusion of people with a disability within the workforce.  This course will assist employees to identify ways to develop an inclusive and accessible environment for employees, customers, students and stakeholders. 

Introduction to the Anti-Discrimination Act

This course aims to raise participants' awareness of their rights and responsibilities under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act), through an overview of the key legal concepts and the functions of the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ).

LGBTIQ+ Awareness

LGBTIQ+ Awareness training for employees provides general awareness of the concerns and issues pertaining to our LGBTIQ+ community and guidance on how to support and act in accordance with the law as well as with USQ’s policies on discriminatory behaviour, bullying and harassment. 

Managing Virtual Teams

Managing a virtual team can be very different to managing a team that is physically present. This workshop will assist you in developing the necessary skills to manage a virtual team successfully, including setting up a virtual team, conducting meetings, overcoming special challenges, using appropriate communication tools and dealing with inefficiency.

Tracking Your Rights

This course aims to increase awareness of rights and responsibilities under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Participants will be provided with a basic introduction to the key elements of anti-discrimination legislation in Queensland and is recommended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.