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NSW Public Sector Grades 11-12 Women in Leadership Workshop

24th - 25th, October 2023 / Sydney, AU


Transformational strategies to accelerate performance and career progression

• Refine 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


Maree Walk

Maree Walk is a highly sought-after leadership specialist with over 30 years’ experience working with executives from government and non-government organisations. Her expertise lies in coaching, mentoring, training, and leadership projects. She has previously held significant roles as the Deputy Secretary for Programs and Service Design in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Chief Executive of Community Services. She is currently the CEO of ACWA, the peak body of NGO child and family agencies. Maree is a Level Two trained coach, Board Director of City West Housing and the Parenting Research Centre, and Member of the Australian Institute Company Directors. She is passionate about driving innovation and collaboration to effect positive change.

Founder & Principal Consultant



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

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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

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