Office for the Public Sector


Leading Through Times of Change – Executive Masterclass with Professor Lisa Paul, AO PSM, former Federal Government Secretary

May 23, 2018


Due to overwhelming demand, Professor Lisa Paul will return to Adelaide to continue sharing her fascinating insights and stories about leading through times of change.

Lisa spoke at the Leading and Collaborating Through Times of Change event in February, where participants enjoyed her down-to-earth approach to leadership and sense of humour.

This time the sessions will be more intimate, with Lisa conducting several executive masterclasses for current managers and current and aspiring executives.

The executive masterclass will explore some of the crucial ingredients to help you lead your team through the post-election environment, and subsequent Machinery of Government changes, and equip you with some helpful and practical methods.


In this executive masterclass, Lisa will share her insights as well as practical tips and hints based on her experience in managing change. She will:

Participants are encouraged to bring their change management challenges to the session to discuss, problem solve and action plan with Lisa’s assistance.

Facilitator: Professor Lisa Paul, AO PSM

Lisa Paul AO PSM was a Departmental Secretary in the Australian Federal Government from 2004 to 2016. She was first appointed Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training by Prime Minister John Howard and was reappointed by three subsequent Prime Ministers.

After 32 years of non-stop work in the public sector, Lisa decided to move to the next stage of her career and pursue further her passions of leadership, digital disruption and continuing to make a positive difference in the private sector and not-for-profit sector. So far Lisa has joined the Boards of two listed companies, one private company and the Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board.

Lisa was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2011. In 2003 Lisa was awarded a Public Service Medal for coordinating the Federal Government’s domestic response to the Bali bombings. In 2011 Lisa was awarded Federal Government Leader of the Year by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Who should attend

South Australian Public Sector current managers and current and aspiring executives.

Event details

Date:             Wednesday 23rd May or Thursday 24th May, 2018
Time:             9:30am to 11:30am (Register from 9:15am)
Venue:          Level 29, Westpac House, 91 King William Street
Cost:              $220 plus GST

To register for May 23rd masterclass please click here
To register for May 24th masterclass please click here

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