Office for the Public Sector


Leadership Development

Professional and courageous leadership is an important attribute of a healthy and vibrant public sector, and effective management ensures our sector is efficient and productive.

There are three competency frameworks to guide aspiring and current leaders in building their skills and knowledge:

Aspiring leaders

Are you a current or aspiring leader? An aspiring executive or public sector executive looking for future development opportunities?

The Office for the Public Sector would like to invite you to register your details on our website so that we can keep you up to date with future leadership training, events and programs.

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Chief Executive Development Suite

Our Chief Executive Development Suite is a range of services tailored to the needs of chief executives.

The range of services available to chief executives include:

  • FAST START induction program.
  • Customised roundtable discussions focused on hot topics identified by Chief Executives
  • Coaching and mentoring.
  • Advice and support to identify, assess and develop your leaders.
  • Opportunities to share your experiences and reflections on public sector leadership.

We work one-on-one with chief executives to tailor these programs to their needs.

Current leadership development programs

We are currently working on strengthening and broadening the range of leadership development activities for aspiring and current public sector leaders.  Current programs include the:

Current and aspiring leaders are also encourage to participate in external leadership programs, such as the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and courses run by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA).

Future leadership development opportunities

Knowledge Exchange Program
To support the Premier’s vision outlined in Economic Priority 4: The Knowledge State and A Modern Public Service, we are scoping a program that will enable dual appointments in academia and the public sector, and secondments from the public sector to higher education institutions, non-government organisations (NGOs) and industry.

This will enhance relationships between the public and private sectors by improving utility, interaction and networking between business and the public sector.  It will enhance leaders’ capacity to implement improvement strategies and perform in varying contexts.

Women in Leadership
We are collaborating with the Office for Women and the Equal Opportunity Commission to identify actions that will increase the number of women in executive positions to 50%, in line with Target 52 of South Australia’s Strategic Plan.

Modern Manager Series
Essentials of performance management and development

  • Managing performance
  • Leading with purpose
  • Managing in a modern workplace

Stay in touch with us to hear more about the progress of these initiatives.

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