Leader Profiles

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The Leader Profiles have been designed by RMIT for RMIT based on the leadership challenges and experiences a leader is likely to face in delivering Ready for Life and Work.

Each of the Profiles identifies:

  • Challenges that leaders may face
  • Experiences that leaders may have had or can expect to have
  • Capabilities are built out into expected actions
  • Style of leadership
  • Motivations for the job; and
  • Cognitive abilities

Executive Leader

Responsible for the direction, management and leadership of colleges/portfolios, schools or major functions.

Senior Leader

Turns strategy into action and implements University goals and priorities.

Operating Leader

Operationalises the University strategy to prioritise and deliver work.


Leadership development

Be Ready Leadership Development Program

The Be Ready Leadership Development Program is to build and develop the strengths of RMIT leaders to execute and realise the goals in RMIT’s Strategic Plan to 2020. The program is composed of experiential workshops and a range of action learning sessions and masterclasses presented over nine months. The program is available to the University's Executive, Senior and Operating Leaders.

To find out more, contact the team at beready@rmit.edu.au.

People Management Essentials

The two-day People Management Essentials workshop is designed specifically for all RMIT People Managers with one or more direct reports. The workshop provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of good people management practices to support managers to provide a healthy, safe, fair and productive workplace throughout the employee lifecycle.

For further details, search for 'People Management Essentials' in the developME portal (login required).

Transition to People Management

This program is designed for staff members who will soon be or have recently moved into a team leading role. This will provide opportunity to build the skills, knowledge and confidence to make the shift from being a peer and colleague to being a leader.

For further details, search for 'Transition to People Management' in the developME portal (login required).

New Manager Induction

Being responsible for a team can be exciting and overwhelming. To ease your transition into a management role, we have designed a self-paced, training resource so you can hit the ground running in your first 30 days.

Access our new manager induction resources.

Executive Coaching Panel

The RMIT Executive Coaching Service is available for Executives and Senior Leaders across the University. Coaches utilise the latest thought leadership, tools and techniques to ensure you maintain maximum benefit from the coaching engagement.

Details of the full Panel and how to engage a Coach can be found on the Executive Coaching webpage.

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