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26th - 27th, October 2022
Canberra, AU

Enhance essential skills to excel in SOG level roles & beyond


- Evolve into a strategic decision-maker
- Build high-performing, autonomous teams
- Influentially engage stakeholders on complex and sensitive issues
- Leverage adaptable leadership to prosper in times of change


Garry Mills

Gaz has 25 years of diverse experience across the public and private sectors, including a former bodyguard to world leaders, EL1, specialist training manager and police officer. Today his services include workshops and presentations that blend his neuroscience studies, life experience, research, and practical tips to positively influence your brain and improve your leadership, performance, mental health, and wellbeing.


Gaz shares his experiences of living with depression as a Beyond Blue Speaker, was a Team Australia athlete in an international reality TV competition and is a keen cyclist who loves clocking up big miles on his bike.

Presenter & Coach
Garry Mills Peak Performance


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
ACTPS SOG Grades Leadership & High Performance Workshop

26 Oct - 27 Oct


Authentic executive leadership

- Expectations and values of an SOG leader

- Understand your strengths and value as a leader

- Define your personal and professional brand

- Utilise your expertise to your advantage


Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Utilise EQ to motivate and influence your team

- Harness EQ to focus attention

- Utilise heightened EQ to make effective strategic decisions

- Override emotional responses to stressful situations


Evolve into the strategic decision-maker

- The shift from micro to macro leadership

- Cultivate foresight and understanding of contemporary and international issues

- Develop and influence key strategic directions 

- Set and lead strategic directions across the organisation


Build resilience under pressure

- Acting vs reacting to unexpected developments

- Anticipate and manage risk effectively

- Prepare for unexpected challenges

- Make crucial judgements under pressure

  • Garry Mills Presenter & Coach Garry Mills Peak Performance


Stakeholder management

- Engage and manage stakeholder expectations during change

- Represent and influence on behalf of your agency with authority

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure

- Harness and resolve conflict


Build team capability and accountability

- Cultivate your team to take ownership of their success

- Build reliability and accountability in your team

- Adaptable leadership strategies for managing different people

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

Align your team with organisational expectations

- Generate teams aligned with organisational goals

- Co-create high performance

- Implement strategic initiatives throughout the branch

- Build cohesive and engaged teams


Take the next step

- Understand the leadership pipeline

- Create an action plan for your career

  • Garry Mills Presenter & Coach Garry Mills Peak Performance



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

02 6122 0999

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