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Leadership Academy

The NSW Leadership Academy promotes excellence in the NSW public sector by enhancing the skills and capabilities of existing and emerging leaders through a unique suite of development programs.

Incorporating best practice from public and private sectors around the world, each program targets the specific capabilities required to succeed at the next level of sector leadership, while providing bespoke support to maximise an individual’s professional development.

The Leadership Academy programs are designed to create a pipeline of future leaders who can inspire others and lead with purpose to take on our state's challenges and make an impact for the citizens of NSW.

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Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program (ACLDP)

The Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program is a specifically designed development program to facilitate career and leadership development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander NSW Public Sector employees who aspire to leadership roles.

This unique program is an initiative of the of the PSC Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019 – 2025 and a key driver to achieve the Premier’s Priority to increase the number of Aboriginal Peoples in senior leadership roles by 2025.

There are 2 streams to the ACLDP, the People Manager Stream for Grades 7/8 – 9/10 and the Pathway to Senior Executive Stream Grade 11/12.

Find out more about the Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program

Leadership development courses

Executive Connections

Executive Connections is a series of one-off events, featuring short topical sessions aimed at addressing contemporary issues facing leaders in the NSW public sector.

Suitable for: All senior executives across the NSW Public Sector.

Find out more about Executive Connections.

Executive Fellows Program (external course ANZSOG)

The Executive Fellows Program (EFP) is an intensive, three-week residential program that targets senior public sector executives who want to further develop their leadership, management and relationship skills. The course is delivered by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

Suitable for: Band 2 and Band 3 senior executives.

Find out more about the Executive Fellows Program.

New Executives Program

A focus of the program is the opportunity to influence change within the senior executive which is provided through key reform enablers such as the GSE Act, Capability Framework and Performance Management Framework.

Suitable for: Recently appointed Band 1 – 3 executives.

Find out more about the New Executives Program.

Executive Master of Public Administration (external course ANZSOG)

The Executive Master of Public Administration is a two year part-time post graduate degree delivered by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and participating universities. Applications for the 2019 intake will open in June 2018.

Suitable for: Grade 11/12 (or equivalent) to Band 2 executives.

Find out more about the Executive Master of Public Administration.

Public Sector Management Program (external course Queensland University of Technology)

The Public Sector Management Program is a flexible and dynamic study option catering specifically for mid-level managers in the modern Australian public service.

Suitable for: Grade 7/8 to Grade 11/12 employees.

Find out more about the Public Sector Management Program.