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25th - 26th, July 2023
Virtual / Streaming

Develop and refine core skills and key leadership capability to achieve success and excel


- Identify and develop your capabilities as a confident and successful Public Sector leader
- Build productive relationships and lead proficient, capable teams
- Drive strategic change to improve procedures and meet agency goals
- Career planning and pathways in NSW Public Service roles


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 9-10 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

25 Jul - 26 Jul


Dive into your personal leadership values

- The capabilities, attributes and skills of an effective leader

- Identify your core values and goals as a leader

- Advocate your value as a leader


Adaptive leadership approaches to strategic challenges 

- Develop personal strategies for breaking through current leadership challenges 

- Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment

- Trust your initiative and judgement


Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace

- Understand your EI and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader

- Harness EI to focus attention

- Evaluate your EI level and identify opportunities for further growth


Effective and practical decision-making skills

- Make autonomous and independent decisions

- Draw on your experience, knowledge and judgement to make the most effective decisions

- How to deal with complex issues - making the ‘right’ decision

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


Lead and manage high performance teams 

- Maintain team cohesion and build productive relationships

- Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership

- Leverage your own leadership skills to better motivate your team

Stakeholder engagement and management

- Develop effective stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals

- Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations

- Maintain strong internal and external networks

Develop resilience to thrive in times of change

- Tools and techniques to deliver change under varied change frameworks

- Support your team, organisation and stakeholders through change

- Implement policies and procedures that reflect and embrace change


Core approaches for NSW Public Sector Leaders to advance their confidence in their capabilities

- Be an authentic leader and communicator

- Foster resilience for authentic and future career development

- Plan and commit to actions that will lead to success

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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