1. COVID-19 JobKeeper Webinar for ASU Members (Special Event)
  • What is the JobKeeper package
  • How did it come about
  • Eligibility
  • How to access it
  • Q&A session

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

Career move

Launch your Next Career Move

  1. Job Application Toolkit Part 1 – Resumes
  • Types of resume styles
  • Key things to include in your resume
  • The format and importance of each section of your resume
  • The importance of tailoring resumes to the job being applied for
  1. Job Application Toolkit Part 2 – Key selection Criteria
  • The difference between an application letter and key selection criteria
  • Best practice in answering key selection criteria
  1. Job Application Toolkit Part 3 – Interviews
  • What types of interviews are used and why
  • Interview basics
  • Preparing for a targeted selection interview
  1. Launch your Next Career Move – Applying for Jobs
  • Write the best job application letter you can
  • Successfully answer selection criteria
  • Prepare a standout CV or resume
  • Prepare for a job interview
  1. Launch your Next Career Move – How to Land your Next job
  • How to prepare a standout job application and CV
  • Preparing for a successful job interview.
  1. Launch your Next Career Move – Preparing for a Successful Performance Review
  • preparing for your performance review
  • taking part in your performance review
  • ensuring performance reviews are positive, results-focused and action-orientated
  1. Launch your Next Career Move – Navigating Coaching with my Manager/Supervisor to Achieve Results
  • Coaching principles
  • Role of coaching in the workplace
  • Practical tips & Techniques to ensure coaching opportunities are positive and results-focused
  1. Launch your Next Career Move: Stepping Up – Navigating Your Own Career
  • Where you are now and where you want to be
  • Identifying your individual strengths and areas of development
  • How to work out what roles would suit you
  • Insider information on how recruitment and selection processes work
  • What steps you need to take to get that next opportunity
  1. Launch your Next Career Move: Managing your Career and Networking
  • Managing your career
  • The Hidden Job Market – what is it and how can you access it?
  • Networking – where do you start?
  • Social media – what to bear in mind when you’re online
  1. Parental Leave & You: Session 1 – So you are planning to take parental leave
  • Notifying your employer of your intention to take Parental Leave – when should you do it, what should you say
  • What if you need to start leave early or transfer to a safe job
  • Eligibility for paid Parental Leave
  • Partner leave
  • Keeping in touch during Parental Leave
  • Your right to be consulted about any changes that impact on your role while you are away
  • Your ASU membership during maternity leave
  • If you wish, you have a right to request a further 12 months off
  1. Parental Leave & You: Session 2 – Arranging your return to work
  • When to contact your employer to start negotiating a return to work
  • Your right to flexible working arrangements, and the ability to return to work part time
  • What to do you if your employer isn’t accommodating your return to work
  1. Parental Leave & You: Session 3 – Transitioning back to work
  • Your right to flexible work arrangements
  • Breast feeding/expressing at work
  • Carer’s leave entitlements
  • Your right to continue to access training/career progression when you come back from Parental Leave
  • Your ASU membership when you return to work

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

Launch into Leadership

Launch into Leadership

  1. Launch into Leadership: Contributing to and Leading High Performing Teams
  • The psychological concepts underpinning team performance and team leadership
  • Exploring the factors that affect consistency of performance
  • Aligning team leaders, teams and strengths and values within a team
  • Identifying tools and techniques to support contributing to and leading teams in a workplace
  1. Launch into Leadership: Leading and managing others
  • Exploration of the differences between leadership and management
  • Where do you manage your time in your current role, and is there room for improvement
  • Managing both behavioural and technical competencies in other people
  • Identifying opportunities for coaching and developing others
  • Managing conflict in a team
  1. Launch into Leadership: Stepping up to leadership
  • Where you are now and where you want to be
  • The foundations of the role of supervisor or team leader – what does a good team leader look like?
  • What is the difference between leadership and management?
  • Leading and communicating with others – providing feedback and having difficult conversations
  • Managing conflict in the workplace
  1. Launch into Leadership: Becoming a successful leader
  • Understanding the role of a manager in the workplace
  • Key information you need to know about your organisation to be a successful leader
  • Introduction to the core functions of managing people
  1. Launch into Leadership: Introduction to leading others
  • Communication with team members
  • Problem solving & conflict resolution
  • Next steps for action planning
  1. Launch into Leadership: Understanding Team work and Team Dynamics
  • Team development stages;
  • Contribution to teams and their purpose;
  • Getting the team on the same page – where are we heading and does the team understand that?
  • What does each team member contribute to the team and how do you all work together?
  1. Launch into Leadership: Having Tough Conversations & Making Difficult decisions
  • The thought processes around making hard decisions
  • Applying these concepts in a practical way when taking part in tough conversations at work.

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

Boost your Skills

  1. Boost your Skills: Effective Workplace Communications
  • Different communication and working styles, and how to make those work together in the workplace
  • Communicating in a flexible and adaptable way to engage with diverse groups and individuals
  • What you can do in the workplace to support effective collaboration.

  1. Boost your Skills: Managing Conflict and Handling Difficult Conversations
  • What is workplace conflict
  • Common causes of misunderstanding and conflict at work
  • Self-awareness and what happens to us when we perceive conflict
  • Strategies for managing misunderstandings, conflict, and challenging conversations
  • Understanding ways to “switch off” and “let go”.

  1. Boost your Skills: Effective Time Management
  • Understanding factors that lead to poor time management.
  • Planning & prioritising our workload.
  • Energy management: fuel & recovery.

  1. Boost your Skills: How to deal with Difficult Customers and Customer Aggression
  • Managing difficult customer or client interactions;
  • Understanding the triggers of difficult behaviours;
  • Practical tactics and strategies to de-escalate and problem solve;
  • Employer obligations for workplace health and safety.

  1. Boost your Skills: How to run effective meetings
  • Preparing for meetings effectively;
  • Understanding meeting roles and responsibilities;
  • Making meetings more engaging and purposeful;
  • Delivering results-oriented meetings and follow-up.

  1. Boost your Skills: Working with Difficult People
  • Understanding differences & preferences individuals have in their communication & working styles.
  • Exploring these differences & preferences through the use of Merril Reid’s Social Styles model & framework.
  • Identify how difficult behaviour & triggers for behaviour arise due to differences in the way we work, think & communicate.
  • Developing strategies to deal with differences in the workplace
  • Applying tips and techniques to work more effectively with others within the workplace.

  1. Boost your Skills: Supercharge your Public Speaking Skills
  • Why are we afraid of public speaking?
  • Common public speaking challenges.
  • Audiences
  • Tips and tricks for public speaking
  • How to prepare for a presentation

  1. Boost your Skills: Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing
  • Understanding energy balance theories
  • Examining nutrition for health
  • Identifying stress and the psychology of eating
  • Applying prevention techniques to health and wellbeing

  1. NDIS Code of Conduct Training
  • NDIS Code of Conduct

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

ASU Work Shouldn't Hurt

Work Shouldn’t Hurt

  1. Work Shouldn’t Hurt: Understanding Stress to Avoid Burnout
  • An examination of what stress is
  • How to identify stress triggers
  • Self-care/self-management techniques you can apply to your own working life.

  1. Work Shouldn’t Hurt: Work Life Balance, Resilience, Stress Management and Self Care
  • What does overall wellbeing and resilience at work look like?
  • Recognising stress in ourselves and others
  • Building resilience at work
  • Tips & Techniques to achieving work/life balance

  1. Work Shouldn’t Hurt: Working in Heat – Protect yourself from the dangers of working outdoors
  • Health and Safety of working in heat
  • Practical steps to address working in heat in the workplace
  • UV and workplace cancer

  1. Work Shouldn’t Hurt: Bullying and Intimidation in the workplace
  • How common is bullying and who does it happen to
  • Identification of bullying in the workplace
  • What to do if you or someone you know is being bullied
  • Practical tools, resources and next steps to address bullying in the workplace

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

ASU IT Skills

Ignite your IT Skills

  1. Ignite your IT Skills: Become an Excel Expert – Excel for Intermediates
  • Creating formulas;
  • Intermediation functions;
  • Conditional formatting;
  • Using chart elements;
  • Chart text and object formatting

  1. Ignite your IT Skills: Make your Presentations Stand Out – PowerPoint for Intermediates
  • Working with tables, charts and images;
  • Understanding animation and media;
  • Using slide masters for professional presentations.

  1. Ignite your IT Skills: Become an Excel Expert – Cracking the Excel Pivot Table
  • Learn why pivot tables are so useful
  • Look at when to use pivot tables
  • Learn to set up pivot tables
  • Practice creating their own pivot tables

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

ASU Fire finances

Fire up your Finances

  1. Fire up your Finances: CareSuper Superannuation Series: Own your Future – 4 easy steps to take control of your Super
  • Introduction to superannuation
  • Consolidating your super
  • Understanding Insurance
  • Making extra super contributions
  1. Fire up your Finances: CareSuper Superannuation Series: Women and Super – Tips to close the retirement gender super gap
  • The super gender retirement gap
  • Targeted ways to help your super grow
  • Making sense of insurance options
  • Recent super changes and how they might affect you
  1. Fire up your Finances: Mastering your Money – Budgeting on the go
  • Understanding your debt position
  • Tips to cut the cost of debt
  • Good money habits
  • Making a budget that works
  • Establishing financial goals

**if you are a USU or Tax branch member, please contact your branch to access these videos**

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