Office for the Public Sector


South Australian Executive Service

Great leaders build great organisations. Progressive, innovative and collaborative leadership in the public sector is essential to meet South Australia’s diverse challenges.

The South Australian Executive Service (SAES) is a community of executives from the South Australian public service united by its purpose to help people and businesses in South Australia thrive.

Founded in shared values, collective leadership and a prospective outlook, SAES works to improve the quality of strategic policy and service delivery for South Australia.

SAES does this by:

  • enabling better problem solving approaches to the complex problems faced by our community
  • breaking down silos to deliver effective and sustainable outcomes
  • understanding and acting on future challenges and opportunities
  • ensuring a predictable and high level of capability and competence
  • demonstrating excellence within their individual roles complemented by collegiate contributions across government.

Executive Induction Program

The Executive Induction Program is a four-day program that equips participants with the knowledge, tools, and networks necessary to succeed as public sector leaders.

The program focuses on the critical knowledge that SAES members need to deliver on the government’s economic and strategic priorities, and comprises a variety of presentations, facilitated discussions, Q&A sessions and workshops.

Sessions are presented by experienced leaders, ministers, chief executives, and other highly regarded experts who provide high-level insight into the challenges and opportunities of leadership in the SA Government.

The Induction encourages executives to reflect on their skills and competencies, and promotes the development of cross-government networks.

What previous participants have said about the program:

“Great overall program, thoroughly enjoyable, gave me the injection I needed moving into Government”

“Very worthwile. Would highly recommend”

“Well run – well facilitated and an enourmous learning event”

“A quality program”

Program Introduction Session: 2:00pm – 3:00pm, 19 October 2016
Level 1, State Administration Centre 200 Victoria Square
Program Dates: 27-28 October and 9-10 November 2016 (four days in total) Venue: Westpac House, Level 29, 91 King William Street, Adelaide
Audience: SAES members with less than two years’ experience
Investment: $2000 + GST per person (limited to 30 participants)

To register for the program, please click here.

For further information about the program or to register interest for future programs please email

SAES contract templates

The attached templates are available for use by all human resource professionals when employing executives. If you have any queries regarding the template please contact us.

Please note that we do not provide legal advice. If you required legal advice, please contact the Office of the Crown Solicitor.

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