Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17
Annual report 2016-17
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Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services 95 OUR PEOPLE Jessy Cunningham receiving her Future Leaders Network Certificate with the Commissioner for Public Employment, Craig Allen. WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP DCIS actively supports female staff participation in leadership programs. Leadership and development programs attended by female staff in 2016-17 included: DCIS Strengthening our People program Emerging Leaders Program Future Leaders Program Public Sector Management Program NT Women in Leadership conference/workshops Discovery for Women Program Lookrukin Womens Aboriginal Leadership Program Machinery of Government Program. The department also encourages informal mentoring and coaching to support women progress to senior management positions. Early Career Programs The department is committed to supporting the early career programs to meet current and future needs. Regular reporting of participation rates and employment outcomes achieved through these programs is provided to the Executive Management Board. In 2016-17, DCIS continued its participation in the Aboriginal Cadetship Support Program with one participant undertaking a Bachelor of Business, studying full time and working in DCIS during semester breaks as part of the on-the-job work experience component. An increased focus will be placed on building partnerships with Charles Darwin University to identify suitable candidates and promote our Aboriginal Employment and Career Development Strategy initiatives. The department is actively promoting career planning for DCIS staff and has launched My Career across the agency. My Career is a guide developed for entry level staff inclusive of questions to help explore ideas through prompting. Once completed, this tool assists people in finding the information to help develop a career plan. All early career staff are supported when developing their career plan. GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The DCIS Graduate Development Program is a two-year program which employs university graduates from a variety of disciplines. Graduate career paths within DCIS include information technology, business management, finance and accounting, and human resources. DCIS employs a minimum of four graduates each year under this program. Graduates undertake four rotations to different business units on a six-monthly basis to ensure each graduate is exposed to different experiences and challenges. The program also includes participation in the Department of Treasury and Finances graduate development workshops. Each graduate is mentored by a senior staff member to provide support and guidance to graduates to manage their own learning and career development. Graduates are also encouraged to participate in the DCIS Social Club committee which helps build teamwork and allows them to network across the department. Over the reporting period, three new graduates commenced in January 2017 and three graduates completed the program. As at 30 June 2017, the department had five graduates, with two continuing on the second year of the program.