Office for the Public Sector


South Australian Leadership Academy

Important Message

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Academy has stopped delivering any programs face to face, and is adapting its workshops and programs for online delivery, where appropriate.  For current participants, the Academy team will be in touch soon with your revised delivery schedule.

To support leaders during these untested circumstances, the Academy is pleased to offer the following webinars, online training and tools.

Virtual ‘On The Couch’ series – Run in partnership with IPAA SA, this series involves interviews with Chief Executives and other senior leaders to help you stay informed about the public sector’s challenges and responses and workforce considerations surrounding the COVID-19 situation.

Leadership Webinars – interactive leadership development tailored specifically to the SA Public Sector and delivered straight to your workplace – or home!

Managing Remote Teams: Tips and Tools – a collaborative, connected and inclusive virtual work environment doesn’t happen overnight, but we’ve got some tips and tools to help you get there.

Online Training


About the Academy

The South Australian Leadership Academy develops, connects and inspires leaders to collectively deliver great results for South Australia. It enables higher impact development through a sector-wide, integrated and contemporary approach, providing experiential learning and a greater focus on:

  • Connections across departmental boundaries, and with community, non-government and private sector organisations
  • Current policy and leadership challenges
  • Leadership development, not just leader development
  • Developing complexity of thinking


For enquiries, please email the South Australian Leadership Academy on or contact Jess Masters, Senior Project Officer Leadership Development on 8204 2277.

Mailing List

To be on the mailing list to hear more about offerings from the Leadership Academy and other leadership development initiatives, please register here.

Customer Feedback

Your feedback is valuable to us.  If you would like to provide feedback on our services or programs please contact Tammy Joachin, Project Director, South Australian Leadership Academy on 8204 2274 or via email on  Alternatively send an email to

Core Programs

Executive Excellence Program

Nominations for the 2020 program will open soon.

For information regarding this program please visit the Executive Excellence webpage.


The Next Execs (Emerging Executives Program)

Nominations for the 2020 program are now closed.

For information regarding this program please visit the Next Execs webpage.


Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program

Nominations for the 2020 program are now closed.

For information regarding this program please visit the Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program webpage.


Manager Essentials Program

A program for South Australian Public Sector frontline managers who are responsible for directly managing staff, who may be new to their role or want to re-calibrate their skills.
A program overview can be found here.
Please register your interest for Intakes Two (March 2020), Three (June 2020) and Four (August 2020). For more information about the enrolment process, click here.

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