LTSE Workshops & Events

Learning and Teaching Workshops and Events

The Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement supports JCU staff with training and events throughout the year.

Training includes teaching inductions and professional development, and is provided through face-to-face workshops, seminars, and webinars. Events include celebrations coordinated by the Directorate to acknowledge staff contributions to learning and teaching.

Download the 2020 Professional Development Calendar for a full list of workshops and events.

Teaching Period 1

30 January: Mental Health First Aid (Standard) Refresher - Townsville

This face-to-face course allows people who have previously completed the 12 Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills including:

  • Gaining an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learning the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Working through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practicing mental health first aid skills.

For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

LocationTownsville
WhenThursday 30 January, 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
WhereBebegu Yumba, room 001 (301-001)

For further information and bookings, contact Larissa Siliézar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing, at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

3 February: Mental Health First Aid for Suicidal Persons - Townsville

The Mental   Health   First   Aid for  the Suicidal  Person  course  will  teach  you how  to  identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the  opportunity to practise your new  skills in a safe environment.

Course Content

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help

Cost: the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person cost is $20, includes materials and delivery (self-catered).

For further information and bookings, contact  Larissa Siliézar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing, at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

4 - 5 February: Learning & Teaching @JCU: Induction for new full-time academic staff with teaching responsibilities - Cairns and Townsville

Foundations of Learning and Teaching @JCU is a two-day program for all newly appointed full-time academic staff with teaching responsibilities, which is to be completed as part of employment probation. Visit the Induction for New Academic Staff page for further information and instructions on how to register.

6 February: Mental Health First Aid (Standard) Refresher - Cairns

This face-to-face course allows people who have previously completed the 12 Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills including:

  • Gaining an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learning the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Working through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practicing mental health first aid skills.

For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

LocationCairns
WhenThursday 6 February, 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 003 (D3.003)

For further information and bookings, contact  Larissa Siliézar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing, at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

10 February: CoP Facilitators' Workshop

Details to come soon!

LocationCairnsTownsvileSingapore
When10.00 - 11.50 am10.00 - 11.50 am8.00 - 9.50 am
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 003 (D3.003)Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, iLearning 2 (018-002B)Building A, room 01 (A3-01)

Staff in other locations, please email ltse@jcu.edu.au for Zoom connection details.

To register, please click here and select "10 Feb: CoP Facilitators' Workshop" from the drop-down box.

11 February: First Year Experience Stakeholder Forum - Cairns

Are you teaching or supporting first year students?
Come along to our annual professional development session with a focus on developing a sense of belonging and sense of purpose in commencing students. Research in higher education shows that both of these factors impact on the retention and success of students, particularly in their first year of study as they transition into university. As professional and academic staff, it is important to understand how we can improve the student experience through fostering belonging and purpose in classrooms and support service engagements.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the forum.

To register, please click here and select "11 Feb: First Year Experience Stakeholder Forum - Cairns" from the drop-down box.

LocationCairns
WhenTuesday 11 February, 10.00 am - 11.30 am
WhereThe Library, room 020 (B1.020)

12 February: Student Support Showcase

JCU offer a wide range of free support services and activities to help students with their academic success as well as their physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing.
This fast-paced showcase will deliver snapshots of all the support services at JCU to help academic and professional staff provide quality referrals and advice to commencing and continuing students.
Presentations from: The Learning Centre, Student Mentor Program, Careers and Employment, JCU Student Association, Student Equity and Wellbeing, Student Centre, International Student Support

To register for the Cairns Showcase, please click here
To register for the Townsville Showcase, please click here

LocationCairnsTownsville
When9.30 am - 12.00 noon9.30 am - 12.00 noon
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 54 (D3.054)Education Central, room 10 (134-010)

13 February: First Year Experience Stakeholder Forum - Townsville

Are you teaching or supporting first year students?
Come along to our annual professional development session with a focus on developing a sense of belonging and sense of purpose in commencing students. Research in higher education shows that both of these factors impact on the retention and success of students, particularly in their first year of study as they transition into university. As professional and academic staff, it is important to understand how we can improve the student experience through fostering belonging and purpose in classrooms and support service engagements.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the forum.

To register, please click here and select "13 Feb: First Year Experience Stakeholder Forum - Townsville" from the drop-down box.

LocationTownsville
WhenThursday 13 February, 10.00 am - 11.30 am
WhereATSIP Building, room 030 (145.030)

13 February: JCU Citation Information Session

JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are awarded to individual academics or teams of academics who have demonstrated an outstanding and effective contribution to student learning and success.

This workshop will  explain the criteria, outline the procedure and timelines, help you determine your innovative and creative learning practice(s), and provide examples of narrative text and evidence bases for you to refer to in your compilation.

To register, please click here and select "13 Feb: JCU Citation Info Session" from the drop-down box.

LocationCairnsTownsvileSingapore
When1.00 - 2.50 pm1.00 - 2.50 pm11.00 am - 12.50 pm
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 003 (D3.003)ATSIP Building, room 30 (145-030)Building A, room 01 (A3-01)

Staff in other locations, please email ltse@jcu.edu.au for Zoom connection details.

14 February: AHE Fellowship Information Session (Academic Staff)

Professional Development Opportunity
Supported Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship
Application for recognition with advance HE (UK)

Acknowledge your commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education - over 124,000 Fellows across the world!

Find out more about what Fellowships have to offer you - Advance HE

To register, please click here and select "14 Feb: AHE Fellowship Info Session (Academic)" from the drop-down box.

LocationCairnsTownsvileSingapore
When10.00 - 11.50 am10.00 - 11.50 am8.00  - 9.50 am
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 003 (D3.003)Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, iLearning 2 (018-002B)Building A, room 01 (A3-01)

Staff in other locations, please email ltse@jcu.edu.au for Zoom connection details.

14 February: AHE Fellowship Information Session

Professional Development Opportunity
Supported Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship
Application for recognition with advance HE (UK)

Acknowledge your commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education - over 124,000 Fellows across the world!

Find out more about what Fellowships have to offer you - Advance HE

To register, please click here and select "14 Feb: AHE Fellowship Info Session (Support)" from the drop-down box.

LocationCairnsTownsvileSingapore
When2.00 - 3.50 pm10.00 - 11.50 am12.00  - 1.50 pm
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 003 (D3.003)Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, iLearning 2 (018-002B)Building A, room 01 (A3-01)

Staff in other locations, please email ltse@jcu.edu.au for Zoom connection details.

18 February: Sessional Staff Induction - Townsville

James Cook University sessional staff who are new to teaching or returning after more than three years are required to attend induction as part of their ongoing appointment. The program is presented as a 4-hour workshop and is available for new teaching staff at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Sessional Staff induction page for session information and instructions on how to register.

19 February: Sessional Staff Induction - Cairns

James Cook University sessional staff who are new to teaching or returning after more than three years are required to attend induction as part of their ongoing appointment. The program is presented as a 4-hour workshop and is available for new teaching staff at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Sessional Staff induction page for session information and instructions on how to register.

20 March: Foundations of Learning and Teaching @JCU: New Staff Networking Breakfast

Staff who undertake the Foundations of Learning & Teaching @JCU in February will be invited to attend a networking breakfast. Email invitations will be sent following the induction, but please note the date in your diary!

TBC: Mental Health First Aid for Suicidal Persons - Cairns

The Mental   Health   First   Aid for  the Suicidal  Person  course  will  teach  you how  to  identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the  opportunity to practise your new  skills in a safe environment.

Course Content

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help

Cost: the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person cost is $20, includes materials and delivery (self-catered).

For further information and bookings, contact  Larissa Siliézar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing, at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

TBC: AHE Fellowship Writing Workshop

Details to come soon!

TBC: Course Coordinator: Essential Forum

The Course Coordinator Essentials Forum aims to enable Course Coordinators to fulfill their responsibilities as per the Charter of Academic Responsibilities for Academic Quality and Governance. The forum comprises  essential topic areas led by various JCU presenters.

Further details to come soon!

22 April: SoTL Series: Planning your SoTL Project

Details to come soon!

LocationCairnsTownsvileSingapore
When10.00 - 11.50 am10.00 - 11.50 am8.00 - 9.50 am
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 003 (D3.003)Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, iLearning 2 (018-002B)Building A, room 01 (A3-01)

To register, please click here and select "22 April: SoTL Series" from the drop-down box.

23 April: Capstone Experience Stakeholder Seminar

Details to come soon!

2 June: Subject Coordinator: Advanced Forum

Assuring academic integrity and accessibility are current hot topics in the higher education sector. This workshop will support you with actionable strategies to review and refine your subject in order to promote academic integrity and assure accessibility for all students.

LocationCairnsTownsville
When8.30 am - 12.30 pm8.30 am - 12.30 pm
WhereThe Cairns Institute, room 3 (D3.003)Social Sciences, room 6 (004-006)

Registrations will betaken through My HR OnlinePlease follow the procedure outlined below, and select the Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement option for your campus. A Zoom connection will be available for staff in remote locations. Please email ltse@jcu.edu.au for details.

Staff training now available in My HR Online - Quick reference to view/register for training course via My HR Online

Log-in to My HR Online → My HR → Training →Training Requests → Add new record → Select Course Category by location → Select course name to see future scheduled courses → Select details to view course detail → Select Nominate to register

For catering purposes please register to attend this event. Please also advise your line manager that you have registered as they will need to approve your attendance.

3 June: Teaching Diverse Students: Pedagogies that make a Difference for Linguistically Diverse Students

Details to come soon!

To register, please click here and select "3 Jun: Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students" from the drop-down box.

22 - 23 June: Mental Health First Aid (Standard)Training - To be Confirmed

The Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, and has been created with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates. This 12-hour course teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid.  Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Course Content

The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or mental health crises:

  • Developing mental health problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.
  • Mental health crises
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

Cost: Standard Mental Health First Aid costs $80 for the 2 days, including materials and delivery (self-catered).

The course will run from 9:00 am - 5.00 pm on both days, and is capped at 25 participants. To register for this event, please click here.

For more information, contact Larissa Siliezar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

TP1 Subject Coordinator: Essentials Online Modules

These online modules address the core responsibilities of the Subject Coordinator, as outlined in the Charter of Responsibilities for Academic Quality and Governance and can be completed at your own pace.

Registration for the modules opens on 1 February 2020 and closes on 31 May 2020. 

To register, please click here and select "TP1 Subject Coordinator: Essentials Online Modules" from the drop-down box.

Teaching Period 2

TBC: Learning and Teaching Evidence for Promotion

Details to come soon!

9 - 10 July: SoTL Series: SoTL Writing Retreat

Details to come soon!

14 July: AHE Fellowship Information Session (Academic Staff)

Details to come soon!

14 July: AHE Fellowship Information Session (Support for Learning Staff)

Details to come soon!

21 July: Sessional Staff Induction - Townsville

James Cook University sessional staff who are new to teaching or returning after more than three years are required to attend induction as part of their ongoing appointment. The program is presented as a 4-hour workshop and is available for new teaching staff at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Sessional Staff induction page for session information and instructions on how to register.

22 July: Sessional Staff Induction - Cairns

James Cook University sessional staff who are new to teaching or returning after more than three years are required to attend induction as part of their ongoing appointment. The program is presented as a 4-hour workshop and is available for new teaching staff at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Sessional Staff induction page for session information and instructions on how to register.

4 August: Mental Health First Aid for Suicidal Persons

The Mental   Health   First   Aid for  the Suicidal  Person  course  will  teach  you how  to  identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the  opportunity to practise your new  skills in a safe environment.

Course Content

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help

Cost: the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person cost is $20, includes materials and delivery (self-catered).

For further information and bookings, contact  Larissa Siliézar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing, at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

13 August: Supporting Students with a Disability or Health Condition

This session is designed for course coordinators and First Year coordinators, however all staff are welcome to attend.

Topics covered include:

  • Understand the issues for students with a disability in a Tertiary Environment
  • Understand the JCU supports available for students with a disability
  • Understand and know how to implement the roles & responsibilities for both students and staff at JCU
  • Increased awareness, understanding and skills for inclusive teaching, working with AccessAbility Services and implementation of reasonable adjustments
  • Apply the guiding principles and relevant legislation
  • Develop an understanding of how to approach obstacles for SWD now and into the future

Further details to come soon!

TBC: Inclusive Learning Design: Quality and Accessible Learning

The Inclusive Learning Design workshop focuses on the quality and accessibility of learning for JCU students.  

This workshop explicitly integrates:

  • quality learning design (knowing your students, learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment)
  • accessible design informed by AccessAbility staff at JCU, and UDL and WCAG2.0
  • embedded learning analytics to view and analyse learner engagement
  • ALLY, a new tool in BB Ultra that provides opportunity for file conversions for staff and students (e.g. word doc. to mp3).

This is intended to be an informative and hands-on workshop, so please bring your own device to the workshop.

Further details to come soon!

29 September: Teaching Diverse Students: Pedagogies that make a difference for neuro-diverse students

Details to come soon!

30 September: AHE Fellowship Writing Workshop

Details to come soon!

1 October: Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Teaching @JCU

Every year, JCU celebrates the enormous contributions our teaching and support staff make to the JCU student experience. This event will encompass the Inclusive Practice Awards, the Sessional Teaching Awards, and the JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Please join us as we recognise the significant contributions our staff make to the JCU learning and teaching community.

Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Further details to come soon!

3 November: Course Coordinator: Advanced Forum

The Course Coordinators: Advanced workshop is an interactive forum that builds on the foundations established by the Course Coordinator Essentials. The forum enables course coordinators to remain current with institutional practice and directions within the higher education sector.

Further details to come soon!

3 December: Mental Health First Aid (Standard) Refresher

This face-to-face course allows people who have previously completed the 12 Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills including:

  • Gaining an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learning the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Working through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practicing mental health first aid skills.

For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

For further information and bookings, contact  Larissa Siliézar, Manager Student Equity and Wellbeing, at Larissa.Siliezar@jcu.edu.au

These online modules address the core responsibilities of the Subject Coordinator, as outlined in the Charter of Responsibilities for Academic Quality and Governance and can be completed at your own pace.

Registration for the modules opens on 20 July, 2019 and closes on 30 November, 2019. 

To register, please click here, and select "TP2 Subject Coordinator: Essential Online Modules (closes 30 November)" from the drop-down box.

For further information about any of the workshops or events listed above, please email ltse@jcu.edu.au



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