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Curtin University
Organisational Development Unit

Senior Professional Staff

Leadership at Curtin (as defined in the Curtin Leadership Framework) is a process of positive social influence that inspires innovation and performance in alignment with Curtin vision and values. Leaders at Curtin model Curtin’s values and signature behaviours by: Acting ethically, honestly and with fairness

  • Listening to, valuing and acknowledging others
  • Taking responsibility and questioning
  • Striving for excellence and distinction
  • Empowering, enabling and inspiring others.

Senior Professional Staff Development



The Senior Professional Staff Development Program provides development opportunities for HEW level 9 and above and academic staff (Level B) undertaking administrative and supervisory roles, and currently in or acting in leadership or management positions.

The program allows the group to grow together with clear linkages to the workplace and the external environment. The use of 360-degree feedback is integral to participation in the program and is used to identify specific developmental needs of participants.

The Senior Professional Staff Program is designed to:

  • assist participants develop values-based leadership capability to enhance present performance
  • prepare participants for the challenges and demands of the future
  • equip participants with practical skills, tools and frameworks to better lead within their area of influence
  • build and develop networks, enhance cross-unit collaboration and working relationships.     

The 2016 program will commence in August and nominations are now being sought. 

For full program details, including program content, activities, time investment and workshop dates please download the flyer. Participation in this program is via nomination supported by your Line Managers.    Nominations close on Wednesday 20 July.

Senior Professional Staff Forum

The purpose of the Senior Professional Staff Forum is to:

  • Engage in strategic conversation with members of the University Executive
  • Enhance collaboration, collegiality and networking
  • Further strengthen Curtin’s professional staff leadership capabilities.

Two forums are held annually aimed at HEWS GJ09 and above who have managerial responsibilities i.e. managing 3 or more staff, senior professional staff who have been identified by a senior leader as having a role in influencing strategy and participants of the Senior Professional Staff Development Program.

For more information please contact Janice Burmaz on ext. 3980 or via email at