Action Learning Program

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We work in teams all the time - workgroup teams, project teams, sports teams, and so on. To be really effective in a team situation we need to work well together, and we also need to manage diversity and differences of opinion and approach. Good leadership within a team always makes a difference. It can turn organisations around and positively affect hundreds of lives. However, leadership is not easy to learn and even more difficult to consistently demonstrate. Leadership development often requires very successful professionals to learn and apply new skills while often letting go of old entrenched habits.

The Action Learning Program is designed to develop leadership skills within a team environment, with real outcomes and achievements at the end of the program.


The workshop is designed for our emerging leaders – future leaders and current supervisors/team leaders – who are looking to improve their team leadership skill set, better understand their own communication styles, and present a tangible outcome at the end of the program.

Workshop Program

The program covers:

  • 6 days leadership skills development 
  • Ongoing mentoring by internal Mentors
  • Project proposal for your team to work on
  • Check-in session
  • Presenting your team’s report and findings

Learning Outcomes

  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Change, Culture and Performance Management
  • Building High-Performance Teams and
  • Delivering Exceptional Client Service

The program, run over approximately six months, includes several days of face-to-face classroom work as well as involvement in an Action Learning Project designed to improve performance within the University.


The cost of the Action Learning Program is approx. $1,800 per person, (excl GST) and includes all program days outlined above.

The program will be charged to the participant’s nominated cost area regardless of actual attendance at individual sessions. If you are unable to make a session, please advise the Administration Officer ( to allow us to adjust catering.


This program will be advertised via email and on the Staff Development Calendar and will be available for registrations via ESSO.

Other Roles

We are also seeking potential program mentors, and potential project sponsors.

A one-day mentor skills day will be available for program mentors to assist in preparing them for this role. Both mentors and sponsors need to be available throughout the program for their nominated project team, and for the final presentation. If you are interested in taking on one of these roles or have a potential project you would like to discuss, please contact or 4923 2577.