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24th - 25th, May 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

24 May - 25 May


 Understand your role as leader in empowering others 

- Adaptive leadership strategies for managing different personalities 

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure


Strategies to build resilience and strengthen your stress response

- Explore leadership qualities for a continual learning mindset 

- Utilise heightened EQ to make effective strategic decisions

- Establish the importance of balancing capabilities over your career 

Evolve into the strategic authentic leader 

- Expectations and values of Grades 11-12 leaders

- Distill your authentic approach to management and leadership

- Reflective leadership - Identify your strengths and weaknesses 


Strengthen your resilience and resolve

- Perform productively through tough times

- Deal constructively with stress, criticism and setbacks

- Effectively manage conflict and turn negativity into opportunity

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


High-level communication and negotiation skills

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Explore coaching strategies to build capability in a team environment

- Navigate the initial challenges of difficult conversations


Effectively lead and influence others on strategic issues

- Engage stakeholders to understand the problem and identify potential solutions

- Resolving conflict and disagreement in group problem solving

- Negotiation – Improve how you approach negotiations, giving feedback and getting feedback


Align your team with organisational expectations

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Embed a positive change culture in an organisation

- Build cohesive and engaged teams


Personal action plan for success in the NSW Public Sector 

- Identify and respond to threats and see challenges as opportunities

- Determine your areas for development, key resources, change agents and networks

- Create an action plan for your career

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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