From the President
  • New Members
  • Deans' & Deputies Network
  • Events Calendar incl. Online AGM, Melbourne Forum & Online Forum on 9 March - Men's Yarning Circle
  • Guides to preventing violence & aggression and sexual harassment in the workplace
Dear Members,

Welcome to our new Members
With the start of a new college year, we are pleased to welcome two new Members to UCA:
  • Mr David Gee, Trinity Residential College, University of Western Australia
  • Mr Simon Armstrong, Cromwell College, University of Queensland
Announcing: Deans' & Deputies Network
The UCA Executive is pleased to announce the establishment of an online Deans and Deputies network to be led by James Hardiman of St Hilda’s College. Operating within the UCA structure, this will be a national network and will provide Deans and Deputies with an opportunity to share information with colleagues and to build ongoing personal professional networks.  It is also hoped that this network will contribute to the professional development of Deans and Deputies and provide them with a useful means to build their leadership potential, to keep in contact with each other and to discuss matters of mutual interest.
James will soon contact Deans and Deputies with a view to seeking their input and interest.
The UCA Executive believes that this is a positive initiative which should assist Deans and Deputies in their work and expand the scope of the collegial conversation in Australia.
2021 Calendar of Events

Online Events:
Last year's series of facilitated online discussions proved popular and UCA will continue to offer these events with the following confirmed:
  • Webinars for Heads, Deans & Deputies
  • Heads' webinars: 'Conversations with Colleagues'
See the Calendar of currently confirmed dates here

We look forward to providing dates for the newly formed Deans & Deputies Network in the coming weeks.

Online Forum: Tuesday 9 March - REGISTER NOW
11:00am WA; 1:00pm  Qld; 1:30pm SA and 2:00pm Canb, Syd, Melb, Tas time.

Our first webinar, for all Members, will be presented by Jeremy Boland, Head of Ursula Hall at ANU, who last year started a Young Men's Yarning Circle which is based on positive youth development theory and practice.  There is a set agenda for fortnightly catch-ups (e.g., sharing struggles and victories, learning from each other’s experiences, etc.), but the overall purpose is to engage the participants in discussion about identity and manhood. It is also designed to be a preventative program when it comes to respectful relationships.  Jeremy will share this framework and idea with the UCA community.

To register your interest and request a copy of the model that Jeremy will talk through contact Deborah Pugh here
Guides to preventing violence & aggression and sexual harassment in the workplace
The role and various responsibilities of a Head of College is not only to promote the wellbeing of the young people in their care but also to the staff they employ.  See Safe Work Australia's Guide on preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace here and on how to manage the risk of violence & aggression in the workplace, including gendered violence here

Barbara Green AM
UCA Mission and Pillars of Purpose

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