Collaboration and Partnership with Government, Industries and Communities

About

MCSHE’s Collaboration and Partnership professional development program provides practical tools and frameworks for university staff and relevant stakeholders to engage and build collaborative partnership.

The program will be highly interactive, participatory and online. You will have the opportunity to explore, practice, reflect and develop professional engagement and partnership approaches. Sessions will be set up to create safe spaces for professional peer learning.

The workshop will draw on the Collaboration and Partnership Handbook, a 12 modules toolkit developed by the learning and teaching award winner, Dr Siew-Fang Law at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

Intended learning outcomes

The program aims to:
* strengthen your skills and confidence in enacting meaningful and ethical engagement and partnership practices;
* map the existing and potential collaborators, and identify the needs, interests and concerns;
* deepen your understanding of different engagement contexts, roles and responsibilities, approaches and frameworks.

The program will be highly interactive, participatory and online. You will have the opportunity to explore, practice, reflect and develop professional engagement and partnership approaches. Sessions will be set up to create safe spaces for professional peer learning.

The workshop will draw on the Collaboration and Partnership Handbook, a 12 modules toolkit developed by the learning and teaching award winner, Dr Siew-Fang Law at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

Participants who complete the full program will receive a Certificate of Completion following the final workshop.

Workshop A: Contextual Assessment (2 hours)

  • Should you engage or not engage? Weighing out the pros and cons.
  • Differences between university engagement and other forms of stakeholder engagement
  • Shifting landscapes and changing ecosystem

Workshop B: Stakeholder Mapping (2 hours)

  • Scanning the shifting university-stakeholder engagement landscape
  • Mapping stakeholders and understanding complex stakeholder dynamic, both internal and external
  • Conducting your stakeholder analysis
  • Considering knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange and knowledge co-creation

Workshop C: Co-design and Co-create (2 hours)

  • Establishing co-commitment and co-identifying the ‘problem’ you want to address
  • Design thinking approach
  • Co-designing your project
  • Managing expectations

Workshop D: Managing complex relationships (2 hours)

  • Negotiating differences
  • Resolving disagreements
  • Evaluating the quality of collaboration
  • Developing your personal, short- and long-term engagement plan

Suitable for

These programs are designed for the University of Melbourne academic and professional staff. The tools are applicable in your teaching, research, services and leadership in university contexts.

Each four day program is targeted to a specific cohort:

  • Graduate Researchers
  • Early Career Academics
  • Mid-Career & Senior Academics
  • Professional Staff

Program schedule

Each workshop will run for 2 hours. Please check the dates and times below.

 Workshop A: Contextual assessment (Monday)Workshop B: Stakeholder Mapping (Tuesday)Workshop C: Co-design and co-create (Wednesday)Workshop D: Managing complex relationships (Thursday)
Graduate Researchers4 July 20225 July 20226 July 20227 July 2022
Early Career Academics8 August 20229 August 202210 August 202211 August 2022
Mid Career and Senior Academic Staff5 September 20226 September 20227 September 20228 September 2022
Professional Staff3 October 20224 October 20225 October 20226 October 2022

Registration

Semester 1 has now concluded. To register for Semester 2, please see the details below.

Full four day intensive course, please complete the Expressions of Interest form here:

Register Expression of Interest now

To register for individual sessions:

Register for individual sessions now

Enquiries

Program content

Dr Siew Fang Law, Program Coordinator
siewfang.law@unimelb.edu.au

Other

melbourne-cshe@unimelb.edu.au