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12th - 13th, April 2023
Canberra, AU

Develop core leadership capabilities to achieve success and excel in AS06 level roles and beyond


- Identify and develop your capabilities as a confident and successful ACT Public Sector leader
- Build productive relationships and lead proficient, capable teams
- Drive strategic change to improve procedures and meet agency goals
- Career planning and pathways in ACT Public Sector roles


Mark Butz

Mark’s diverse work experience includes more than 26 years in senior positions in government agencies, complemented by voluntary participation in community sector governance, and since 2002 working as a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and writer. He has been training others in communication, facilitation, leadership, and conflict transformation for more than 25 years, across all States and Territories of Australia, and in New Zealand, India and Nauru.

Futures by Design


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
ACTPS AS06 Leadership & High Performance Workshop

12 Apr - 13 Apr


Personal leadership values

- The capabilities, attributes and skills of an effective leader

- Identify your core values and goals as a leader

- Advocate your value as a leader 

- Explore your inner performance and neuroplasticity 


Lead and manage productive teams

- Maintain team cohesion, activate engagement and build productive relationships 

- Capitalise on your technical skills to help develop your leadership competencies

- Leverage your leadership skills to better motivate and engage your team

- Build team capacity through coaching and performance feedback


Fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Reflect on your EQ and identify opportunities for growth

- Understand your EQ and its impact on people and organisational climate 

- Leverage your EQ in the workplace

- Embrace qualities of empathy and understand to become a better leader 


Effective and practical decision making

- Draw on your experience, knowledge and judgement with confidence 

- Understand the neuroscience of intuition and trust your instincts 

- Deal with complex issues - making the ‘right’ decisions 

- Manage emotions and thoughts that weaken our decision-making

  • Mark Butz Principal Futures by Design


Successful change and strategic management

- Lead in a world of constant change and uncertainty 

- Problem identification and problem-solving strategies 

- Support and influence stakeholders through change 

- Drive effective transformation and change through people not process 


Develop resilience to thrive in times of change

- Respond to constant uncertainty and ambiguity in the workplace 

- Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment 

- Support your team, organisation and stakeholders 

- Manage stress levels - its impacts and how stress can help us perform at our best 


Stakeholder engagement and management

- Manage stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals

- Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations

- Develop effective relationships with stakeholders

- Negotiate with integrity and confidence  


Create an action plan to excel your career as an ACTPS leader 

- Shape your leadership brand 

- Trust your initiative and judgement

- Plan and commit to actions that will lead to success

  • Mark Butz Principal Futures by Design



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Level 2, 10 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia

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