Office for the Public Sector


South Australian Leadership Academy

Great results for our State can only come from wise, agile leaders who work together with purpose.

That’s why our Public Sector is intentionally and systemically investing in leadership development for public sector employees. 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

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

A program for high potential executives ready to take on further leadership experience in higher level or more complex roles.

A program overview can be found here.
Nominations for the 2019 program are now closed.

The Next Execs (Emerging Executives Program)

A program for high potential managers currently leading teams or projects (ASO7 and equivalent) to develop leadership capabilities required for higher level or more complex roles, in which they will be leading other managers and/or a division.

The program runs over a twelve month period where participants will be provided with a unique and exceptional experience tailored to a government context and delivered through a mix of ‘exposure’, ‘experience’ and ‘education’ which include, workshops, a 360 degree assessment, one on one coaching, leader connect sessions and a leadership boot camp.

Nominations for the 2020 Program will open in January.  If you would like to be notified when they open, please register your interest here.

Please note, your agency Chief Executive needs to endorse your nomination.

Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program

A program for Aboriginal employees wanting to transition from being an individual performer to leading a team.
A program overview can be found here.
Nominations for the 2020 program are now open. Please click here for a nomination form.

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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