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15th - 16th, March 2023
Sydney, AU

Develop essential skills and key strategic leadership competencies to excel in Grade 11-12 roles and beyond


- Authentic leadership for Grades 11-12
- Evolve into a strategic, influential decision-maker
- Build high-performing, autonomous teams
- Effectively lead change and transformation


Maree Walk

Maree Walk is the principal of Storyroad consultancy, and works with executives from government and non-government organisations. With over thirty years' experience, Maree is an in-demand leadership specialist focused on coaching and mentoring, training, leadership groups and projects across the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Maree was the Deputy Secretary, Programs and Service Design in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), where she specialised in service design and delivery. Prior to becoming Deputy Secretary, Maree worked as the Chief Executive of Community Services. She was also an executive in The Benevolent Society and was the Chair of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) – the peak body for child and family services in NSW. Maree is a Level Two trained coach with a passion for innovation and collaboration to achieve real change. Maree is also Board Director of City West Housing, Parenting Research Centre, and a Member of Australian Institute Company Directors.

Founder & Principal Consultant


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
NSW Public Sector Grades 11-12 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

15 Mar - 16 Mar


Define your leadership narrative 

- Expectations and values of Grades 11-12 leaders

- Distill your authentic approach to management and leadership

- Reflective leadership - Identify your strengths and weaknesses 


Adaptive leadership strategies for managing different people

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure

- Represent and influence on behalf of your agency with authority


Build your narrative, purpose and judgement

- Explore the power of a clear leadership narrative

- Strategies to perform your role with purpose and good judgement

- Decision-making and change – solving the ‘right’ problems


Tools to lead with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Utilise EQ to motivate and influence your team

- Harness EQ to focus attention

- Override emotional responses to stressful situations

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


Coaching skills to develop and influence key strategic directions

- Reflective listening and coaching 

- Why is coaching effective - Theory and practice

- Getting the best out of team in a coaching environment

Stakeholder management and communication

- Engage and manage stakeholder expectations during change

- Authoritatively represent and influence on behalf of your agency

- Collaborate and develop joint solutions with external stakeholders

Build resilience under pressure

- Acting vs reacting upon unexpected developments

- Anticipate and manage risk effectively

- Make crucial judgements under pressure

Take the next step 

- Action plan for your career

- Prepare yourself for a new role

- Manage transition and identify future leadership priorities

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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