Research suggests that the opportunity for learning and development is one of the top five considerations when searching for a new employer.
ECU’s value of Personal Excellence supports a culture of continual learning. Throughout your career journey you will be able to participate in personal, professional and career development opportunities. Whether you are an academic or professional staff member, your line manager can help you to map a development plan relevant to your needs throughout each stage of your career. Figure 1 sets out the ECU career journey.
Browse through this website to see learning and development opportunities which may be relevant at each stage of your employment.
The Role-based Development Framework (RBDF)
The RBDF outlines six strategic capabilities and six main roles types at ECU. Mapped to these role types are both required and optional professional development modules that enable, enhance or improve individual performance. There may be other courses required in your role which are not recorded on the RBDF. You will be advised of these by the relevant manager. The RBDF Web-Based Tool, is used to plan your development needs throughout your ECU career. Staff can edit a free text box to add any development opportunities not included in the RBDF. Once staff have selected their development, line managers will approve the selection. This forms an Agreement which becomes part of the annual Management for Performance System (MPS). You can access the RBDF Web-based tool from the Staff Portal Easy Logins. Once your plan has been approved you can then enrol in any of the ECU scheduled courses by using the Staff Development Portal.
The Staff Development Portal
This is a website within the Learning Intranet which lists all available internal scheduled workshops. By clicking on the title you will open a window with a description of the course. You can also see all the scheduled dates and locations available. By clicking on the “nominate” link you will be seamlessly directed to the Staff Kiosk where after login will automatically take you to the correct page to enrol. There are various ways to browse the Staff Development Portal which will be shown on the left hand side of the home page.