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18th - 19th, July 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Develop essential skills to position yourself as a future leader


- Techniques to maintain resilience in times of change
- Strategies to develop positive and assertive communication and relationships
- Manage stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals
- Career planning & pathways in NSW Public Sector


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 Women in Leadership Workshop

18 Jul - 19 Jul


Managing your inner critic

- Recognise and manage your inner critic voice

- Strategies for controlling self-doubt

- Finding the mentor within


Authentic personal leadership

- Developing a ‘leadership at every level’ mindset

- Recognise demands of leadership and the expectations of your organisation

- Embracing your diverse and inclusive leadership style


Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI)

- Evaluate your EI level and identify opportunities for further growth and development

- Leverage your EI in the workplace

- Embrace qualities of empathy and understanding to become a better leader


Practising resilience and authenticity through times of change

- Embrace resilience to maximise personal focus

- Working under pressure: resilience and self-management

- Trust your intuition and step outside your comfort zone

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


Communicating with influence

- Understanding different communication styles

- How to talk about the issue, not the person

- Non-verbal skills to communicate with authority


Coaching techniques to create positive change in your team

- Develop effective coaching skills and ‘conversational intelligence’

- Effective techniques of persuasion and negotiation

- Understand the nature of conflict and why it exists


Stakeholder engagement and management

- Explore the best structure and style to effectively connect with others

- Maintain strong internal and external networks

- Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations


NPS Grades 9-10 Women’s Leadership think-tank

- Wrap up discussion on key themes and your career action plan

- What will you do differently as a result of this program?

- How to stay on track when other priorities demand attention

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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