Management mentor Program examples/information

The Climate Change Authority will be establishing a Management Mentor Program in 2023 involving SES Officers and EL2 Managers.

We would love to hear from other small agencies able to share their Management Mentor program examples/information.

Thanks

Michele Smith

A/HR Manager

Direct (02) 6243 7930

M 0400 021 971

E michele.smith@climatechangeauthority.gov.au

Supporting ONGOING AND NON-ONGOING EMPLOYEES in Formal Study Programs

The National Archives is interested in connecting with any agencies that have supported the formal study of ongoing or non-ongoing employees. For background, the National Archives is partnering with a university to design a 12 month Entry Level Cadetship Program that includes completion of a Graduate Certificate. The National Archives is interested in understanding how agencies have supported these arrangements without employees being placed in financial hardship (for upfront course fees), and how agencies ensured the investment was not lost through non-completion or early exit from the agency. We are conscious that an upfront payment / later reimbursement model may make the program less accessible from an inclusion and diversity perspective.

Please email Rony Seaton at professionaldevelopment@naa.gov.au

Examples of Mentoring Programs

The Australian Sports Commission are looking to implement a new mentoring program and we’d like to see what other agencies have in place.

Thank you,

Tara McGowan
Acting Assistant Director, Workforce Development
People and Culture
The Australian Sports Commission
Ngunnawal Country
T   02 6214 1141
M  0421 686 400
E  tara.mcgowan@ausport.gov.au

Workforce Development Strategies

The Australian Sports Commission would like to hear from agencies able to share their Workforce Development Strategies.

Many thanks

Ellie Holst
A/g Adviser, Workforce Development
People and Culture Branch

Corporate Division

Australian Sports Commission

T: +61 2 6214 1026
E: ellie.holst@ausport.gov.au

Core Capability Framework & Refreshed L&D – ADHA

The Australian Digital Health Agency is currently in the process of developing a core capability framework and refreshed L&D offering for all staff encompassing 5 key streams/areas – digital, project management, data, clinical and leadership.

Please contact us if you have already worked on something like this or are working through something similar. Happy to share drafts and information as we go through the process.

Thank you, Reann reann.godwin@digitalhealth.gov.au or phone 07 3023 8540.

building an agency intranet

The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority are a tiny (around 70) person agency, established in 2017.

We are part-way into building our first agency intranet and have hit a couple of sticking points. We’re really interested in talking to other small agencies to learn how they have set up their intranets, with particular interest in hosting solutions, including implementing single sign-on and managing security requirements in a small agency context (limited resources).

Thanks, Helen

Helen Woittiez

Senior Communications and Media Advisor

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

One Canberra Avenue, FORREST ACT 2603

T: 02 6215 1548

E: helen.woittiez@ipea.gov.au

studies assistance programme/policy

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is undergoing a review of our Studies Assistance Programme/Policy and would appreciate other departments sharing their own programme’s/policies.

We are particularly keen on knowing the following:

  • Amount of paid (and unpaid) study leave that can be/is approved
  • Financial reimbursement amount
  • Any special considerations given under the programme/policy – such as for persons with a disability, first nations persons and so on.

 

We are more than happy to share the outcome of our review of these policies with those agencies that ask, but any assistance would be appreciated.

Please contact us at DPS.LD@aph.gov.au

compliance training policy

Hi everyone,

I have written IBA’s Compliance Training Policy and was hoping to get an idea of other agencies policies to see if our layout is similar, identify any gaps we may have/ what we may be beneficial to add, as well as how you conduct training.

At the moment IBA deliver all compliance training via 30 minute online modules through a Learning Management System, however would it be more engaging or a better way to train by having workshops/a compliance day?

Look forward to your responses.

Thanks,

Gemma Scott

Manager, Learning and Inclusion

gemma.scott@iba.gov.au

 

Support the Coaching for Women in Digital Program

We’d appreciate your assistance with sharing information about the The Coaching for Women in Digital Program with your agencies. Feel free to use the email templates below to share with your agency and networks.

Email copy for:  Internal networks – note: please include the ‘potential participant’ email below with this mail out.  

Dear [name],

We are asking for your support to share and promote the 2021–22 Coaching for Women in Digital program to your organisation and staff. Applications close 9 August 2021.

This coaching program focuses on developing the leadership skills of talented EL1 (acting or substantive) women, female-identifying and non-binary professionals in digital roles. It is run by the APS Digital Profession and aims to increase leadership diversity and create a culture of workforce innovation and digital transformation.

The Coaching for Women in Digital Program focuses on strengths and connects participants to like-minded peers and women in digital across government.

  • Reflect on strengths, values, self-limiting beliefs, leadership and career.
  • Connect with coaches and peers across government to share experiences and build networks.
  • Grow by dedicating time to development and taking it forward by applying learnings in a supported context.

The program is online, with some optional face-to-face opportunities, and runs across 12 months from September 2021 to August 2022. Participants are supported with group coaching sessions, a digital learning platform and other engagement opportunities.

The 2021–22 program costs $7,000 (excluding GST) per person, paid by agencies. Applicants will need to speak to their delegate or manager and get their approval before applying for the program.

We have provided information below so you can readily pass on to your staff for internal communication and anyone you think would benefit from the program.

The program is focused on leadership skills and does not require technical knowledge or teach technical skills. If you need more information, please visit the Digital Profession website, or get in touch through digitalprofession@dta.gov.au.

Regards,

xxx

Email copy to potential participants

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Subject line: Coaching for Women in Digital Program open for applications

Dear <name>,

The Digital Profession’s Coaching for Women in Digital program is accepting applications for their 2021-2022 program. I encourage you to consider applying or asking a team member to apply. Applications close 9 August 2021.

The Coaching for Women in Digital Program focuses on strengths, develops leadership skills and connects participants to like-minded peers and women in digital across government.

  • Reflect on your strengths, values, self-limiting beliefs, leadership and career.
  • Connect with coaches and peers across government to share experiences and build your networks.
  • Grow by dedicating time to your self-development and taking it forward by applying your learnings in a supported context.

The program is online, with some optional face-to-face opportunities, and runs across 12 months from September 2021 to August 2022. Participants are supported with group coaching sessions, a digital learning platform and other engagement opportunities.

The 2021–22 program costs $7,000 (excluding GST) per person, paid by your agency. Make sure you talk to your delegate or manager and get their approval before you apply for the program.

The program is focused on leadership skills and does not require technical knowledge or teach technical skills. If you need more information, please visit the Digital Profession website, or get in touch through digitalprofession@dta.gov.au.

You can register your interest now.

Regards,

xxx

 

learning and development policy request

Department of Veterans’ Affairs is looking to update a number of our People Policies. Are any agencies willing to share policies relating to

  • Relocation
  • Learning and Development
  • Performance
  • Rehabilitation and Injury management related (i.e. fitness for duty, early intervention, reasonable adjustment, return to work, wellbeing)

My direct email is amy.joslyn@dva.gov.au. Thank you!