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25th - 26th, March 2021
Virtual / Streaming

Develop essential skills & key strategic leadership competencies to excel in Grade 11-12 roles & 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 is the founder and principal consultant at MW Consultancy. She is an experienced, in-demand leadership specialist focussed on coaching and mentoring across the public, private 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 for FACS. Prior to becoming Deputy Secretary, Maree worked as the Chief Executive of Community Services. She also worked in the non-government sector and was the Chair of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) – the peak body for child and family services in NSW.

Founder & Principal Consultant


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

25 Mar - 26 Mar


Evolve into the strategic decision-maker

- Expectations and values of Grades 11-12

- The shift from micro to macro leadership

- Develop and influence key strategic directions


Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Utilise EQ to motivate and influence your team

- Harness EQ to focus attention

- Utilise heightened EQ to make effective strategic decisions


Self-awareness and authentic leadership

- Understand your strengths and value as a leader

- Prepare for unexpected challenges

- Override emotional responses to stressful situations

Build resilience under pressure

- Acting vs reacting upon unexpected developments

- Anticipate and manage risk effectively

- Make crucial judgements under pressure

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


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 team capability aligned with organisational expectations

- Adaptable leadership strategies for managing different people

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

- Co-create high performance - Establish a culture of peak performance


Team dynamics and development

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure

​- Understand the leadership pipeline

- Implement strategic initiatives


Take the next step

- Create an action plan for your career

- Prepare yourself for a new role

- Manage transition and identify future leadership priorities

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



Virtual / Streaming

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