APS 5-6 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

Develop core leadership capabilities to achieve success and excel in APS 5-6 level roles and beyond

  • February 20th - 21st, 2019
  • Cliftons Adelaide


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- Identifying and developing your capabilities as a confident and successful Public Sector leader
- Building productive relationships and leading proficient, capable teams
- Leveraging your emotional intelligence to advance as a leader
- Practical, autonomous and effective decision-making processes
- Career planning and pathways in APS roles
- Driving strategic change to improve procedures and meet agency goals
- Maintaining internal and external stakeholder engagement
- Strategies to identify problems and implement effective problem-solving solutions
- Implementing agile and effective change management strategies


Martin Brooker

Martin is a veteran of 37 years service as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy. His extensive career included command at sea, and operational service in the Middle East, Afghanistan and the Pacific. He retired from the Royal Australian Navy in March 2015 with the rank of Commodore.

Now Founder and Director of the Quench Group, Martin specialises in helping individuals and organisations realise their potential through personal and organisational change.

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Day One - 20th February 2019
Day Two - 21st February 2019
APS 5-6 High Performance & Leadership Workshop - 20 Feb


Personal leadership values

-   The capabilities, attributes and skills of an effective leader

-   Identifying your core values and goals as a leader

-   Advocating your value as a leader 

-   Shaping your leadership brand


Leading and managing productive teams

-   Maintaining team cohesion and building productive relationships 

-   Understanding the differences between technical management and people leadership

-   Leveraging your own leadership skills to better motivate and engage your team

-   Building team capacity through coaching and performance feedback


Emotional intelligence

-   Evaluating your EQ level and identifying opportunities for further growth and leadership development

-   Understanding your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader 

-   Leveraging your emotional intelligence in the workplace

-  Embracing qualities of empathy and understanding to become a better leader 


Effective and practical decision-making

-   Making autonomous and independent decisions 

-   Drawing on your experience, knowledge and judgement to make better decisions

-   Dealing with complex issues - making the ‘right’ decision 

  • Martin Brooker Founder Quench Group


Becoming an adaptive leader in times of change

- Setting achievable, manageable and measurable goals 

- Problem identification and problem-solving strategies 

- Supporting and influencing stakeholders through change 

- Explore technical vs. adaptive leadership approaches


Thriving and resilience

- Effectively managing change and uncertainty in the workplace

- Identifying and monitoring changes that impact your work environment

- Supporting your team, organisation and stakeholders through change

- Implementing policies and procedures that reflect and embrace change


Stakeholder engagement and management

- Managing stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals

- Identifying and meeting stakeholder needs and expectations

- Developing effective relationships with stakeholders

- Maintaining strong internal and external networks


Key approaches for APS leaders to develop confidence in their capabilities

- Being an authentic leader and communicator

- Trusting your initiative and judgement

- Planning and committing to actions that will lead to success

- Embracing resilience and flexibility as key leadership skills

- Developing your game plan       

  • Martin Brooker Founder Quench Group


Cliftons Adelaide

Level 1, 80 King William Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia

08 8233 0999

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