Leadership Development

Assistant Principal Officers (APs) are an important link between senior management and those tasked with delivering organisational goals on the ground. The challenge for those operating at the AP level is to find a balance between using existing experience and expertise while continuously identifying alternative approaches to improving services and achieving better organisational results.

This programme is designed to assist people newly promoted into the AP role to gain a full understanding of the expectations of this leadership position. 

Commences:
22 May 2017
Duration:
Three Days
Application Deadline:
May 2017

The Leadership Challenge is an intensive Leadership Development Programme for Senior Public Servants.

The programme was first launched in 2005 by the Institute of Public Administration. Over three hundred senior public servants drawn from central and local government, state agencies and the health sector, have attended the programme to date.

Commences:
1-3 March 2017
Duration:
3 Modules over Four Months
Application Deadline:
February 2017

The Change eXchange series provides an opportunity for those involved in the design, lead and implementation of change across the public sector to meet and discuss common issues.

The series provides participants with a platform to hear from change practitioners and experts and to learn from case examples and research in order to inform and strengthen change leadership across the sector.  

Commences:
21 June 2017
Duration:
Half Day
Application Deadline:
June 2017

Strengthening the Assistant Principal Leadership Profile is designed to help more experienced Assistant Principal Officers (APs) reflect on their current capacity and capability to rise to more senior management positions.

It will help more experienced Assistant Principal Officers develop a broader array of skills and approaches to manage a wider breadth of responsibilities and decision making required at more senior management levels. The programme also aims to support APs in delivering on their current leadership expectations, re-freshing and re-affirming effective practices and provides frameworks and models to help relevant delivery results by working with and through others.

Commences:
17 May 2017
Duration:
Three Days

This programme is aimed at developing within individuals the capacity to understand and change organisational systems and to understand and change oneself.

A key objective is to build capacity in individuals to operate outside of their functional responsibilities and to broaden their understanding of organisational and system issues, enhancing their ability to operate at a strategic level. The programme therefore challenges individuals to move beyond their current functional roles and behaviour; to open up to approaches when working with others to achieve goals and to generate more efficient and innovative outcomes.

Commences:
22-23 March 2017
Duration:
4 x Two-Day Modules
Application Deadline:
March 2017

The aim of the executive coaching service is to provide intensive support and consultation to senior managers on issues relevant to their professional development. The IPA Executive Coaching Service understands the challenges facing busy managers. Such challenges raise from managing stress issues, resolving conflict, problem solving and decision-making to crisis management, leadership, time management, presentation skills, managing meetings and career advancement.


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