APS 5-6 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

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

  • May 23rd - 24th, 2019
  • Hyatt Hotel, Canberra


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- Identify and develop your capabilities as a confident and successful Public Sector leader
- Build productive relationships and lead proficient, capable teams
- Leverage your emotional intelligence to advance as a leader
- Practical, autonomous and effective decision-making processes
- Career planning and pathways in APS roles
- Drive strategic change to improve procedures and meet agency goals
- Maintain internal and external stakeholder engagement
- Strategies to identify problems and implement effective problem-solving solutions
- Implement 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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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 coach 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 understand 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

  • Martin Brooker Founder Quench Group


Successful change and strategic management

-   Setting achievable, manageable and measurable goals 

-   Problem identification and problem solving strategies 

-   Supporting and influencing stakeholders through change 

-  Leadership styles that drive effective transformation and change 

Developing resilience to thrive in times of change

-   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

  • Martin Brooker Founder Quench Group


Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia

+61 2 6270 1234

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