Staff development at the University of Queensland

“Our workforce underpins all that we do across learning, discovery and engagement. Our workforce strategy is based on our commitment to a high performance culture: recruiting the best staff; retaining excellent people through reward and recognition; enhancing development and performance management schemes; improving staff communication; and promoting wellness and active living.”

Source: University of Queensland Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016

The University of Queensland highly values its staff and knows they are central to all of its endeavours. The University believes that assisting the development of each individual ultimately enhances its performance and status as a quality employer.

All University staff have a right and responsibility to continuously improve the capabilities required for their current roles, and to consider development required for possible future roles at higher levels or in another organisational units. While staff members should proactively develop their capabilities, staff development is a shared responsibility. Heads of organisational units and supervisors have key responsibilities in supporting staff to identify their skills and development needs aligned to UQ’s strategic priorities through regular feedback and in encouraging them to take up development opportunities.

The University encourages staff to develop their capabilities through a broad range of activities. Visit Planning your Development to help you choose development activities. The University Staff Development Committee encourages a culture of continuous learning and performance improvement and strongly encourages staff to fully participate in their own development by taking advantage of the courses offered in the University Staff Development Program. The Committee wishes all staff the very best in discovering their potential and achieving their career goals.

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