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20th - 21st, September 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Transformational strategies to accelerate performance and career progression


- Refining your leadership style for personal and team performance
- High-level communication, influence and negotiation skills
- Build resilience to thrive during times of change and uncertainty
- Respond to emerging challenges in the NSW Public Sector in 2022 and beyond


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 Women in Leadership Workshop

20 Sep - 21 Sep


Evolve into an authentic and effective leader

- Expectations and values of Grades 11-12 leaders

- Distill your authentic approach to management and leadership

- Reflective leadership - Identify your strengths and weaknesses 


Foster your adaptive interventions

- Adaptive leadership strategies for managing different personalities 

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure


Advanced Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 

- 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 


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


Stakeholder engagement and influencing strategies

- Effectively engage stakeholders to understand the problem and identify potential solutions

- Integrating multi-stakeholder perspectives and facilitating shared understanding

- 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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