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18th - 19th, August 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Essential strategic leadership skills & targeted capability development for current and emerging SES level leaders


- Understand the expectations and values of an SES level leader
- Utilise heightened EQ to make effective, strategic decisions
- Diagnose and proactively manage complex business and economic challenges
- Create a leadership action plan to address your strategic challenges


Michael Collins

Michael Collins is one of the region’s leading talent, leadership and change experts with over 25 years of experience in roles spanning Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He is a trusted adviser, thought leader and seasoned practitioner in the field of leadership assessment and development, in particular he specialises in identifying and discovering high potential leaders, differentiating leadership talent, neuropsychology and organisational change. 

High Potential Officer


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
EL2-SES Leading for Outcome Delivery

18 Aug - 19 Aug


The challenges of senior executive leadership

- Leading in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment (VUCA)

- The changing role of executive leadership in the APS

- The seven key skills to thrive as an executive leader


The neuroscience of leadership

- Understand emotions and behaviours in a VUCA environment

- Implications for leadership selection, development and change management 

- Navigating workplace politics and tackling difficult conversations and situations


Adaptive leadership for APS executives

- Leadership in a (permanent) crisis

- Actions for developing resilience

- Improving executive insight and decision-making


Manage risk in a dynamic landscape

- Understand the difference between uncertainty and risk

- Explore the sources of risk

- Understand and apply critical thinking

  • Michael Collins High Potential Officer Hipotential


Strategic decision-making

- A framework for decision-making in a VUCA environment

- Understand, recognise and manage conflicting stakeholder priorities and departmental politics

- Strategic priority setting


Leading in turbulent times

- Understanding the human side of organisational change

- A process for diagnosing and planning change

- Understanding and managing power and politics


Practical change tools

- Framing and communicating change

- Strategies for overcoming resistance to change

- Building a guiding coalition for change


An action plan for enhancing team effectiveness

- Key strategic priorities (30, 60, 90 days)

- Draft implementation actions or initiatives

- Potential obstacles and sources of support

  • Michael Collins High Potential Officer Hipotential



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