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Learning and Development

The Learning and Development Strategy 2018–20 began in January 2018. The strategy sets a framework that delivers greater understanding of our learning and development investment priorities.

It is also linked to the Workforce Plan to ensure employees have the capabilities needed to meet the Office’s objectives, now and into the future. The strategy is flexible and responsive in addressing learning and development needs in a diverse and changing environment.

The strategy focuses on the following three priority areas:

  • core corporate capabilities
  • functional or role-based capabilities
  • leadership development and succession planning.

We support staff to undertake relevant study at tertiary institutions through study leave and/or financial assistance.

During 2018–19 we delivered the following learning and development initiatives:

  • Trialled clear writing workshops to establish a program to be delivered in 2019 and 2020.
  • Trialled leadership workshops to establish a program to be delivered in 2019 and 2020, targeting executive leadership and foundational leadership skills.
  • Established an evaluation and reporting procedure for all training activity.
  • Partnered with branch learning and development coordinators to set branch priorities and coordinate an office-wide schedule.
  • Cooperated with branches to deliver core corporate, functional and role-based offerings, including privacy matters, executive level procurement, disability confident managers and recruiters, and working with Indigenous language interpreters.