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Personal and Professional Development


Relationship building


Definition of attribute


  • Builds mutually beneficial relationships and networks, both internal and external, which generate opportunities for the institution
  • Successfully builds and manages partnerships and alliances


Integration of attribute into practice



  • Gains cooperation and trust of people across multiple groups, establishes rapport and develops and maintains an effective network of external contacts
  • Is able to tune into the interpersonal and political dynamics within their environment
  • Is open with own views and feelings and encourages others to do the same
  • Understands need to create partnerships and alliances within the university and among stakeholders


  • Creates a climate of trust and openness where people are treated with compassion and feel free to speak, knowing they will be heard and valued without fear of prejudice


Skills and tools


  • Networking
  • Political awareness
  • Leadership, trust and organisational culture
  • Resolving conflict
  • Cultural and diversity awareness
  • Positive personal communication