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4th - 5th, February 2020
Canberra, AU

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


Garry Mills

Garry’s philosophy is to share the stuff he’s learned and live to help as many people as he can. He achieves this as a recognised consultant, facilitator, coach, presenter, speaker and MC. Garry creates space for people to contribute, reflect, share and clarify. His style is interactive and relaxed with humour, helping people feel at ease to ask questions and interact freely. Garry is a certified i4 Neuroleader Practitioner, applying the i4 model and methodology to help organisations create healthier and brain friendly leaders, teams and cultures. A balanced and healthy brain positively influences our behaviour, attention, decision-making, memory and effectiveness.

Presenter & Coach
Garry Mills Peak Performance


- Identify & develop your capabilities as a confident & successful Public Sector leader
- Build productive relationships & lead proficient, capable teams
- Leverage your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to advance as a leader
- Career planning & pathways in APS roles


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
APS 5-6 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

04 Feb - 05 Feb

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 

-   Shape your leadership brand

Lead and manage productive teams

-   Maintain team cohesion and build productive relationships 

-   Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership

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

-   Build team capacity through coaching and performance feedback

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

-   Evaluate your EQ level and identify opportunities for further growth and leadership development

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

-   Leverage your EQ in the workplace

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

Effective and practical decision making

-   Make autonomous and independent decisions 

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

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

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Successful change and strategic management

-  Set achievable, manageable and measurable goals

-  Problem identification and problem-solving strategies

-  Support and influence stakeholders through change

- Leadership styles that drive effective transformation and change


Develop resilience to thrive in times of change

-  Effectively manage change and uncertainty in the workplace

-  Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment

-  Support your team, organisation and stakeholders through change

-  Implement policies and procedures that reflect and embrace change


Stakeholder engagement and management

-  Manage stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals

-  Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations

-  Develop effective relationships with stakeholders

-  Maintain strong internal and external networks


Key approaches for APS leaders to develop confidence in their capabilities

-  Be an authentic leader and communicator

-  Trust your initiative and judgement

-  Plan and commit to actions that will lead to success

-  Embrace resilience and flexibility as key leadership skills

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

02 6122 0999

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