NSW Public Sector Women in Leadership Workshop

Essential leadership strategies for career success within the NSW Public Sector

  • March 14th - 15th, 2019
  • Sheraton on the Park


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- Define your leadership qualities
- Use emotional intelligence to drive productivity
- Lead with confidence through uncertainty
- Embrace change
- Develop productive communication skills
- Build cohesive and engaged teams
- Expand your influence in and outside of your organisation
- Lead difficult conversations and manage conflict
- Gain strategies for employee engagement
- Design your leadership action plan


Catherine Nolan

Catherine has extensive background in organisational and individual development across a wide range of industries. Catherine’s client group has previously included many reputable companies - including Coca-Cola Amatil and Johnson & Johnson.

As Founder and MD at Gender Gap Gone, along with her team Cath delivers career, leadership and diversity programs to help people overcome self-doubt, leverage their brilliance and live the careers they really want.

Director & Principal Coach
Gender Gap Gone


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Day One - Thursday 14th March 2019
Day Two - Friday 15th March 2019
NSW Public Sector Women in Leadership Workshop - 14 Mar


The fundamentals of leadership - Emotional Intelligence

In the transitional environment of the NSW Public Sector, leaders are valued for their ability to skillfully manage complex situations and withstand external challenges. To succeed as a leader and drive productivity in your teams, it is essential to develop a firm understanding of your emotions and how they can impact your team's performance. This shows resilience, strong Emotional Intelligence and will assist you in leading with greater influence and effectiveness. 

The fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence

- Explore the main elements of Emotional Intelligence

- How to identify your areas of strength and weakness

- Evaluate your emotional responses and their effects


Use Emotional Intelligence to drive productivity

- Understand emotional drivers to better motivate yourself and your team

- Expand emotional agility - Adapt behaviour to suit different leadership styles

- Emotional reasoning for effective decision making


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

Emotional Intelligence to progress in your career 

- Recognise and explore areas of growth and development

- Understanding behaviour in times of change

- Proactively apply Emotional Intelligence moving forward

  • Catherine Nolan Director & Principal Coach Gender Gap Gone


Harness the power of communication to effectively manage stakeholder relationships

To succeed as a Public Sector leader, you will need to effectively collaborate and manage relationships outside of your team. To do so, it is essential to possess the ability to communicate and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders. Effective communication relieves stress through transitions, builds trust and defuses conflict while steering you towards your organisational goals. By building these relationships both within and beyond your organisational boundaries, you will excel as a leader in this environment. 


Project confidence and credibility 

- Develop productive communication skills

- Practice authenticity 

- Influence and engage your teams 


Stakeholder management

- Adapt strategies to manage different people 

- Harness and resolve conflict

- Understand and prioritise key relationships


Beyond the words – Nonverbal and paraverbal communication

- Use eye contact and posture to convey meaning

- Master effective gestures to illustrate a purpose

- Fine-tune pitch, tone and speed of your speech to make an impact


Align your team with organisational expectations 

- Generate teams aligned with organisational goals

- Manage expectations through change

- Build cohesive and engaged teams 

  • Catherine Nolan Director & Principal Coach Gender Gap Gone


Sheraton on the Park

161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

(02) 9286 6000

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