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22nd - 23rd, November 2021
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Transformational strategies to accelerate performance and career progression


- Understand your role as a senior leader in empowering others
- Strategies to build resilience and strengthen your stress response
- Transition your mindset from consistency and certainty to adaptable and proactive
- Respond to emerging strategic challenges in the NSW Public Sector in 2021 and beyond


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 and Principal Consultant


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
NSW Public Sector Grades 11-12 Women in Leadership Workshop

22 Nov - 23 Nov


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 

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 and 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


Leading and influencing others on strategic issues

- 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 and Principal Consultant Storyroad



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