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22nd - 23rd, February 2022
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


Kevin Riley

Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in financial and performance management and budgeting. This includes working with Treasury and Finance departments in the Commonwealth and across all Territory and State jurisdictions. Kevin is a Fellow with both Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. He is also a Qualified Accountant with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (UK). 

Managing Director
Capital Training College


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

22 Feb - 23 Feb


Foundations of authentic leadership

- Expectations and values of an EL leader

- Leadership in the time of a VUCA world

- Understand the shift in focus from technical management to authentic leadership 

- Understand your strengths and value as a leader

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

- Utilise EI to motivate and influence your team

- Harness EI to focus attention

- Utilise heightened EI to make effective strategic decisions

- Override emotional responses to stressful situations


Evolve into the strategic decision-maker

- The shift from micro to macro leadership

- Tools to sharpen your political nous in a changing environment 

- Manage conflicting priorities and competing demands 

- Develop your strategy execution toolkit


Build high-performance teams 

- Cultivate your team to take ownership of their success

- Build reliability and accountability in your team

- Adaptable leadership strategies for managing different people

- Providing and receiving feedback - the good, the bad and the ugly

  • Kevin Riley Managing Director Capital Training College


Stakeholder management and 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 to create choices and resolution 


Build resilience and a positive risk culture 

- Acting vs reacting to unexpected developments

- Harness opportunities and respond to identified and emerging risks

- Make crucial judgements under pressure

- Communicate risk management plans with your teams and senior executives


Align your team with organisational expectations

- Strategies to apply best practice approaches to implementation planning

- Implement strategic initiatives throughout the branch

- Communicating ‘proper use’ to your team and others

- Apply accountable authority instructions and delegations


Apply your learning in the workplace

- On-the-Job Guide

- Your career action plan

- Prepare yourself to take the next steps

- Identifying your future leadership opportunities

  • Kevin Riley Managing Director Capital Training College



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

02 6122 0999

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