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Management Edge Programme


The University of Waikato is committed to the development of manager capability and capacity. Management relates to operational functions across the University where authority, responsibility and accountability are delegated from the Vice-Chancellor down through the University's management structures.

See the list of planned workshops and modules available online.

Target Audience

All staff with line management responsibilities, or staff who manage a significant operational function, with specific delegated responsibilities.


The programme is comprised of a broad range of short modules identified as being of importance to University of Waikato managers. In most cases these will be offered as a workshop in the first instance and may be repeated on a regular basis (often annually) to capture new managers. Workshops will be captured on video and developed into modules which will be linked from this page so that the information remains accessible to participants, other managers who are unable to participate or prefer a self-paced learning apporoach, and new managers as they are appointed as part of induction into their new role.

Workshops/modules may include the following topics (to be decided in consultation with managers with specific overview of each function):

  • Financial Management
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Student Support
  • International
  • Innovation and Change
  • Group Facilitation
  • Projects
  • People Management
  • Administrative Systems
  • Business Continuity
  • Sustainability
  • Ethical Practice
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Public Records Management and Official Information
  • Te Reo, Tikanga Māori and Mātauranga Māori
  • Digital Literacy
  • Risk Management
  • Research (for academic managers)
  • Teaching (for academic managers)
  • Work-integrated Learning (for academic managers)
  • Postgraduate Student Support (for academic managers)  
  • Commercialisation (for academic managers)

Each module will ideally be comprised of:

  • Principles and priorities
  • University processes and practices
  • Examples of best practice
  • An information pack

Further modules may be developed as topics are identified.


  • Presenters drawn from senior university managers with particular responsibilities of oversight of each topic


Workshops will be advertised as they are developed and managers may self-select. Not all topics will be of relevance to all managers. Please email to register on any workshop listed below.

2017 Workshops

  • 15 March - Health and Wellbeing Management (1.00 to 3.00)
  • 29 March - Financial Management (1.00 to 3.00)


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