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8th - 9th, August 2023
Sydney, AU

Master critical skills to stand out as a confident and capable future leader


- Learn effective techniques to build and maintain resilience during times of change
- Strategies to develop positive and assertive communication and relationships
- Develop effective stakeholder management techniques to achieve agency goals
- Career planning and pathways in 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. Maree is a Level Two trained coach, Chair of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, 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


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
NSW Public Sector Grades 9-10 Women in Leadership Workshop

08 Aug - 09 Aug


Understand your inner critic and learn to mange its impact

- Recognise and manage your inner critic voice

- Strategies for controlling self-doubt

- Finding the mentor within


Build trust respect and collaboration through authentic leadership

- Develop a ‘leadership at every level’ mindset

- Recognise the demands of leadership and the expectations of your organisation

- Embrace your diverse and inclusive leadership style


Learn the importance of leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI)

- Evaluate your EI and identify opportunities for improvement and development

- Apply your EI in the workplace to build strong relationships

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


Develop 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

- Learn non-verbal skills to communicate with authority and enhance your impact


Coaching techniques to create positive change in your team

- Develop effective coaching skills and ‘conversational intelligence’

- Effective techniques of persuasion and negotiation to overcome resistance

- 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 to build trust and loyalty


NPS Grades 9-10 Leadership think-tank

- Reflect on key themes and insights

- Create a career action plan to apply your new skills

- How to stay on track when other priorities demand attention

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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