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22nd - 23rd, February 2023
Melbourne, AU

Develop & refine essential skills to achieve success & position yourself as a future leader


- Identify and develop your capabilities as a confident and successful Victorian Public Sector leader
- Align and incorporate your values into your leadership vision
- Strategies to manage multi-disciplinary project teams while working under pressure
- Learn practical, autonomous and effective decision-making processes


Louise Thomson

Louise Thomson is a confident, courageous, and passionate woman who contributes her experience and wisdom to those who aspire to be better leaders. With three decades in leadership positions within corporate Australia, not-for-profit, volunteer and her own small business, Louise has experienced almost every situation faced by people leaders and business leaders.

Louise works with leadership teams, aspiring leaders and is especially passionate about women who need support to rise into leadership roles where decision making is dominated by only half of the population. She was once described as an outstanding ‘blank canvas’ facilitator; enabling groups to learn from each other while providing strong support and expertise in leadership development.

Leadership Development Specialist
Global People Two


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
VPS 3-4 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

22 Feb - 23 Feb


Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership

- Explore expectations and values of a VPS 3-4 leader

- Leverage opportunities for change to strengthen your capability and talent

- What it means to be an ‘agile’ and ‘authentic’ leader


The fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

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

- Emotional competence - Understanding yourself and others

- Leverage your EQ in the workplace to build resilience


Practical decision-making in complex environments

- Leverage your experience to address complex problems

- How to deal with complex issues and make the ‘right’ decision

- Effectively share information with others and encourage cooperation 

Build a capable and collaborative workforce

- Recognise and value diversity in your team’s working and communication styles

- Create positive team dynamics and build collective intelligence

- Learn to recognise and appreciate leadership qualities in others

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two


Stepping up as an adaptive leader

- How to set achievable, manageable and measurable goals

- Embrace resilience to maximise personal focus

- Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment


Strategic communication and relationship management

- Strengthen interpersonal communication skills to influence those around you

- Identify the best structure and style to effectively connect with others

- Understand the expectations of internal and external stakeholders


Drive collaboration across the VPS 

- Understand the value of collaboration  

- Foster trust to get the most out of contributions and achieve results

- Cultivate a collaborative mindset


Plan and commit to actions that will lead to success

- Be an authentic leader and communicator

- Trust your initiative and judgement

- Plan your ‘take-back’ to the office

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two



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