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27th - 28th, October 2021
Canberra, AU

Enhance essential skills to excel in EL1 & EL2 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


Kim Vella

A highly qualified and experienced leader, Dr Kim Vella brings first-hand insight into what it takes to lead in complex and challenging environments. With nearly three decades of experience leading people and in governance roles across the Australian Public Service, and at the Australian National University, her reputation for untangling crisis situations is just as notable as her trademark laugh. Kim works with CEOs, board members, senior executives, and aspiring leaders across Australia and New Zealand – delivering one-on-one executive coaching and group leadership courses in person and remotely.

With a PhD in Sociology, Kim specialises in leadership training and is skilled in working with clients from a wide range of cultural and technical backgrounds. Kim’s training approach is unique and highly effective. She is down-to-earth and nonjudgmental, employing effective and strengths-based facilitation and coaching methodologies that are driven by client insights.

Executive Coach
Kim Vella Coaching


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
EL1 & EL2 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

27 Oct - 28 Oct


Authentic executive leadership

- Expectations and values of an EL 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

  • Kim Vella Executive Coach Kim Vella Coaching


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

- Create an action plan for your career

- Understand the leadership pipeline

- Prepare yourself for a new role

- Identify future leadership priorities

  • Kim Vella Executive Coach Kim Vella Coaching



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

02 6122 0999

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