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Tools for pivotal moments in your career

Career-defining moments are important because they influence future career decisions and have an incredible impact on the individuals making those decisions and their organisations. In your career, you'll face several crucial moments. Each of these moments will have far more impact on the trajectory of your work-life than normal.

You may have already experienced one or two of these moments, or maybe you're just getting started in your career. Either way it's never too late or too soon to provide yourself with better tools to prepare for them when they arrive.

We’ve pinpointed some of the different career moments people experience and have identified resources that could helped along the way, so that you might get a better idea of how to create your own career-defining moments.

Choose a career moment

Use the dropdown menu below to view career resources designed to aid specific career moments.


Description

For staff who are in the early stages of their career, explore a range of approaches and activities that others have used to develop and grow their careers.


Career planning hub

Students in university today are likely to change careers six to eight times over the course of their working lives. Do you know how to plan for this? You don’t need to do this alone; we can help.

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Mentoring

A mentoring relationship is a hands-on, one-on-one relationship built on trust and confidentiality. Most successful people have at one time enjoyed the benefit of a relationship with an individual who has served them as a Mentor. Mentoring is positive, supportive relationship encouraging people to develop to their fullest potential. Mentoring is not counselling.

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Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a form of career development where you observe someone in their position for up to a day to increase your knowledge, skills and understanding of what they do and how they do their job.

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Secondment Policy and Procedures

This document provides information regarding Griffith University's guidelines for the secondments of staff to other institutions.

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General Staff Education Assistance Scheme

This procedure outlines information for staff, supervisors and Heads of Element in relation to the educational assistance program including the categories of educational assistance and the types of assistance (financial and non-financial) that may be available.

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Academic Studies Program

Academic Studies Program (ASP) provides eligible academic staff with an opportunity to apply for time away from normal duties to conduct sustained activities to further their development as scholars, researchers, teachers and/or practitioners.

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Academic Staff Career Development

Academic Staff Career Development is a suite of policies and procedures relating to the conduct of academic work.

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Capability Development Self-Reflection

This is a self-reflection activity that helps you think about and assess your current level of knowledge, skill and experience across non-technical or non-discipline specific areas that are becoming increasingly important to the work we do at Griffith.

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Griffith LinkedIn eModule

This module has been designed to help you build a great LinkedIn profile - whether you are a novice or experienced LinkedIn user, you can navigate to the sections most. relevant to you. Even if you have a fully completed profile at this stage, the sections on 'What's my Brand' and 'How to be Found' provide essential information that underpins some vital, yet not so obvious considerations that will enable your LinkedIn profile to be all that it can be!

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How to succeed at: Writing applications

This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.

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Staff Career Development Workshops

These workshops are open to all professional and academic staff. Reflect on your performance, career and development goals and explore a range of resources, tools and conversations that can help you gain clarity in your career planning.

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For staff who are starting the journey in establishing a leadership career.  Learn more about the key transitions and adjustments that new leaders experience and some of the ways to help make the shift.


Academic Staff Career Development

Academic Staff Career Development is a suite of policies and procedures relating to the conduct of academic work.

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Women in Leadership Program

Since 2003 Griffith has offered a leadership development program for women in both academic and administrative roles. This program is part of the suite of leadership activities offered by Griffith to support its leaders and aspiring leaders. The Women in Leadership Program (HEW 9 and above) allows participants to learn from successful leaders and network with fellow aspiring leaders.

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Emerging Leader Foundations

Taking on a leadership role in the diverse, ever-changing modern workplace can feel both exhilarating and confusing. How can you create a space where employees feel listened to and fulfilled? How can you cultivate a more diverse team and foster a culture of learning? While there's no easy path to becoming a good leader, there are steps you can take to start developing the critical skills you need to lead effectively.

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Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Manager

Before you start your first management role, it's important to prepare yourself for a shift in mindset and priorities. In this course, leadership coach, best-selling author, and consultant Roberta Matuson explains how to step into your new management role on the right foot. Roberta shares strategies to help you make the shift from focusing on your own performance as an individual contributor to focusing on the success of your team as a manager.

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Transitioning from Technical Professional to Manager

All too often, professionals are given the opportunity to take on management responsibilities based on the strength of their technical skills. Managerial roles, however, depend on achieving results through others—which requires a significantly different skill set. In this course, leadership coach Sara Canaday helps you incorporate the right mix of functional and interpersonal skills to meet corporate objectives, build a high-performing team, and expand your impact as a leader.

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Mentoring

A mentoring relationship is a hands-on, one-on-one relationship built on trust and confidentiality. Most successful people have at one time enjoyed the benefit of a relationship with an individual who has served them as a Mentor. Mentoring is positive, supportive relationship encouraging people to develop to their fullest potential. Mentoring is not counselling.

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Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a form of career development where you observe someone in their position for up to a day to increase your knowledge, skills and understanding of what they do and how they do their job.

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Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management is designed to suit the professional development needs of middle level managers in industry and government, enhancing existing practice and preparing for more senior leadership roles.

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How New Leaders can Increase Their Influence

Influence is the ability to personally affect the actions, decisions, opinions, or thinking of others. Ultimately, influence allows you to get things done and achieve desired outcomes.

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General Staff Education Assistance Scheme

The University is committed to attracting and retaining talented people and to providing a working environment that enables staff to develop their skills and capabilities through continuing study at recognised institutions, where such studies will be of benefit to both the University and the staff member.

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It Starts With Us: The Leadership Shadow

Chief Executive Women and the Male Champions of Change share a common goal: to make a significant and sustainable change to the low levels of women in leadership in Australia. We are working together to identify approaches, put them into practice and disseminate those that are successful.

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Talent Conversations

This workshop provides tools to prepare for and facilitate effective talent conversations by using CCL’s development frameworks: -Assessment, Challenge Support (ACS) Model; -Attention, Belief, and Connection (ABC) Model

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Description

For staff who are established in their career and are looking for ways to deepen their engagement and expertise.  Explore ways that others have maintained a growth mindset and found ways to refresh, extend and enrich their career over time.


Mentoring

A mentoring relationship is a hands-on, one-on-one relationship built on trust and confidentiality. Most successful people have at one time enjoyed the benefit of a relationship with an individual who has served them as a Mentor. Mentoring is positive, supportive relationship encouraging people to develop to their fullest potential. Mentoring is not counselling.

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Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a form of career development where you observe someone in their position for up to a day to increase your knowledge, skills and understanding of what they do and how they do their job.

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Secondment Policy and Procedures

This document provides information regarding Griffith University's guidelines for the secondments of staff to other institutions.

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Advanced Communication for Leaders

This course introduces interactive oral and interpersonal communication skills critical to leaders, including strategies for presenting to a hostile audience, running effective and productive meetings, active listening, and contributing to group decision-making. There are team-run classes on chosen communication topics, and an individual analysis of leadership qualities and characteristics. Students deliver an oral presentation and an executive summary, both aimed at a business audience.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

This program enables managers with extensive relevant experience but without a prior undergraduate degree in a business discipline to advance their management thinking through four foundation courses as a stepping-stone to more advanced courses within the Master of Business Administration.

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General Staff Education Assistance Scheme

The University is committed to attracting and retaining talented people and to providing a working environment that enables staff to develop their skills and capabilities through continuing study at recognised institutions, where such studies will be of benefit to both the University and the staff member.

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Manager as Coach

Manager as Coach aims to develop the ability and confidence of current managers and supervisors in providing supportive, developmental and impactful feedback that encourages high performance and professional development in others.

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Managing your Career - Mid Career

Many people experience a mid-career crisis, where you show up, do the work, and take home a paycheck. It is difficult to contemplate a change when you feel boxed into a particular job or you are not being recognised for the work that you are doing. How do you pivot and achieve your career goals? Using the identity framework, Valerie Sutton helps you approach your next move strategically.

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Building Expertise Developing and Using In-Depth Knowledge

We all have some level of expertise – we couldn't do our jobs if we didn't! But how many of us can say that we're genuine experts in our area?

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Academic Conferences in Australia

Major conference cities: Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane.

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Better Public Speaking

Whether we're talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time.

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Managing Talent with the 9-Box Grid

The APS nine-box grid is a matrix that allows increased understanding of a talent management pool or cohort. The tool relies on accurate assessment of an individual's performance and potential prior to plotting. Placement on the grid can facilitate important decisions regarding succession and development.

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Staff career development workshops

These workshops are open to all professional and academic staff. Reflect on your performance, career and development goals and explore a range of resources, tools and conversations that can help you gain clarity in your career planning.

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Description

For staff who have established a solid career foundation and are now looking to extend their career.


Executive Coaching

Realise your leadership goals and potential together with a confidential business (executive) coach for yourself or for a management group. A coach gives you positive support, feedback and advice.

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Manager as Coach

Manager as Coach aims to develop the ability and confidence of current managers and supervisors in providing supportive, developmental and impactful feedback that encourages high performance and professional development in others.

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Mentoring

A mentoring relationship is a hands-on, one-on-one relationship built on trust and confidentiality. Most successful people have at one time enjoyed the benefit of a relationship with an individual who has served them as a Mentor. Mentoring is positive, supportive relationship encouraging people to develop to their fullest potential. Mentoring is not counselling.

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Velocity Project

Velocity Project is a 12 week active learning program that is designed to build your collaboration, innovation, strategic thinking and presentation skills.

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Managing at Griffith

This program will be conducted for a cohort of approximately 24 nominated current general staff supervisors/managers in the HEW levels 6 to 8 range (staff who are supervising at level 5 can also apply). The focus will be on developing your management capability in a modular program of workshops.

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Professional Development Membership

The Association for Tertiary Education Management provides high quality professional development and leadership programs for the tertiary education sector in Australia and New Zealand.

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Universities Australia Industry Insights

Universities Australia is the voice of Australia’s universities. As the peak body for the sector, we advocate the vast social, economic and cultural value of higher education and research to Australia and the world. On behalf of our 39 member universities, we provide expert policy advice, analysis and statistical evidence, and media commentary on higher education.

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Academic Promotion

Briefings are presented to provide information about promotion processes, frequently asked questions, and advice regarding how to build your case for promotion and evidence your claims. Briefing sessions will be held within your academic group with details of these advised to you directly.

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Senior promotions briefing 2019

Webinar providing a briefing for Senior promotions 2019.

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Staff career development workshops

These workshops are open to all professional and academic staff. Reflect on your performance, career and development goals and explore a range of resources, tools and conversations that can help you gain clarity in your career planning.

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Managing Talent with the 9-Box Grid

The APS nine-box grid is a matrix that allows increased understanding of a talent management pool or cohort. The tool relies on accurate assessment of an individual's performance and potential prior to plotting. Placement on the grid can facilitate important decisions regarding succession and development.

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Description

Hear how others have found a workable balance between their work, life and career.  Discover some of the approaches and mindsets that staff have used to find a balance in their lives.


Commitment and Values

Audio clip of an exercise for commitment and values.

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Personal Effectiveness Tips

Before you affect change in your role or organisation, you need to develop and manage yourself. In this weekly series, personal branding and career expert Dorie Clark shares research-based best practices to help you establish your credibility, identify your leadership blind spots, deal with change, find mentors and sponsors to guide you, and more.

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Healthy Places at Work

Healthy places outlines the services and facilities that are available across our campuses to support the wellbeing of staff.

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Employee Engagement and the Long-Lost Lunch break

Many American employees strive to perform their best in the workplace. They work overtime, agree to take on extra projects and rarely take a step away from their desk. In reality, this “work hard” mentality isn’t effective – and it’s definitely unhealthy. Employees who believe that they must work 24/7 to achieve a good standing in the workplace have the wrong idea. And unfortunately, employees often gain this idea through employers’ attitudes.

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Individual Wellbeing

Helping individuals to be their best, these services aim to increase accountability for personal wellbeing across your workforce.

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How to Build Powerful Habits

Steve Souter shows how to build positive habits.

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How to Develop Resilience - Part 1

Steve Souter shows how to build grit; part 1 of 2.

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How to Develop Resilience - Part 2

Steve Souter shows how to build grit; part 2 of 2.

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Workplace Flexibility - Griffith

Griffith policy, readings and tools for developing workplace flexibility.

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WGEA Workplace Flexibility Guidelines

How to negotiate and manage a successful flexible working arrangement

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Academic Equity Development Program

The Academic Equity Development Program ( AEDP ) provides eligible academic and research staff with support to conduct sustained activities to further their development as scholars, researchers, teachers and/or practitioners.

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Description

Each change or shift in a career involves a transition of some kind.  Explore some of the mindsets, preparations and approaches that staff have taken to transition their careers in a variety of ways.


Career planning hub

Students in university today are likely to change careers six to eight times over the course of their working lives. Do you know how to plan for this? You don’t need to do this alone; we can help.

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Applying for Jobs

Applying for a position with a great cover letter and tailored resume can boost your chances of landing an advertised role. Being prepared for a job interview can also help you engage with an employer and give you an edge over other candidates.

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Big Interview

Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.

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Staff career development workshops

These workshops are open to all professional and academic staff. Reflect on your performance, career and development goals and explore a range of resources, tools and conversations that can help you gain clarity in your career planning.

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Senior promotions briefing 2019

Webinar providing a briefing for Senior promotions 2019.

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Managing Talent with the 9-Box Grid

The APS nine-box grid is a matrix that allows increased understanding of a talent management pool or cohort. The tool relies on accurate assessment of an individual's performance and potential prior to plotting. Placement on the grid can facilitate important decisions regarding succession and development.

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Description

For experienced and successful managers and leaders who want to develop and progress their leadership career to the next level.  Find inspiration from senior leaders as they share learnings, insights and perspectives from their leadership journeys.


Leneen Forde Future Leaders Program

The Leneen Forde Future Leaders Program will support the development of women who are succeeding in leadership roles and who we hope will seek to further their leadership contributions in the future.

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Executive Program

The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive training course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. This intensive training program is intended for senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors with the desire to have a positive impact at scale, and who want to create their organization’s future—and the world’s future—not simply react to it.

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The Senior Career Transition - A Primer for Executives

The decision to make a career transition while in a senior role can be a difficult one for executives to make. Job searches are universally tough, but there’s something about being at the top that can make the process even more uncomfortable and with even higher stakes to boot. The actual decision to transition to a new company is only half the battle, though. Successfully making the transition itself is the other half.

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Global Executive Network

GEN - The Global Executive Network is a global provider of high-quality Executive Events for senior business professionals, covering current trends for industry-focused and management-related topics.

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Executive Learning Group Programs

Executive Learning Group Programs are corporate programs which bring together senior executives and managers from different parts of the organisation. They provide opportunities for leaders to enhance their effectiveness by collaborating with peers. They provide opportunities for business leaders to enhance their effectiveness by collaborating with peers.

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Executive Coaching Support and 360 Feedback

Realise your leadership goals and potential together with a confidential business (executive) coach for yourself or for a management group. A coach gives you positive support, feedback and advice.

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Senior promotions briefing 2019

Webinar providing a briefing for Senior promotions 2019.

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Talent Conversations

This workshop provides tools to prepare for and facilitate effective talent conversations by using CCL’s development frameworks: -Assessment, Challenge Support (ACS) Model; -Attention, Belief, and Connection (ABC) Model

courseon-campusfreedayapproval needed
Managing Talent with the 9-Box Grid

The APS nine-box grid is a matrix that allows increased understanding of a talent management pool or cohort. The tool relies on accurate assessment of an individual's performance and potential prior to plotting. Placement on the grid can facilitate important decisions regarding succession and development.

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Description

Leaders, managers, mentors, coaches, and supervisors play a key role in supporting and developing the careers of others.  Learn more about the roles that you can play in talent development and the key moments, practical actions and approaches to take in developing staff careers.


Manager as Coach

Manager as Coach aims to develop the ability and confidence of current managers and supervisors in providing supportive, developmental and impactful feedback that encourages high performance and professional development in others.

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Managing at Griffith

This program will be conducted for a cohort of approximately 24 nominated current general staff supervisors/managers in the HEW levels 6 to 8 range (staff who are supervising at level 5 can also apply). The focus will be on developing your management capability in a modular program of workshops.

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Academic Supervisor Workshops

Academic Supervisors play a critical role in enabling your supervisees to develop career plans and achieve their goals through the development of strong relationships and coaching for success.

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Staff career development workshops

These workshops are open to all professional and academic staff. Reflect on your performance, career and development goals and explore a range of resources, tools and conversations that can help you gain clarity in your career planning.

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Talent Conversations

This workshop provides tools to prepare for and facilitate effective talent conversations by using CCL’s development frameworks: -Assessment, Challenge Support (ACS) Model; -Attention, Belief, and Connection (ABC) Model

courseon-campusfreedayapproval needed
Managing Talent with the 9-Box Grid

The APS nine-box grid is a matrix that allows increased understanding of a talent management pool or cohort. The tool relies on accurate assessment of an individual's performance and potential prior to plotting. Placement on the grid can facilitate important decisions regarding succession and development.

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Share your career moment

Everyone's career at Griffith takes twists and turns that can provide others with guidance and direction. We want to hear from Griffith staff across every group, function and level.