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30th - 31st, August 2022
Sydney, AU

Essential leadership strategies for career success in uncertain times


- Lead with confidence through uncertainty
- Define your leadership qualities
- Use Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to drive productivity
- Design your leadership action plan


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 Women in Leadership Workshop

30 Aug - 31 Aug


The fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Explore the main elements of EQ

- How to identify your areas of strength and weakness

- Evaluate your emotional responses and their effects during challenging times


Use EQ to drive productivity

- Understand emotional drivers to better motivate yourself and your team whilst remote working

- 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


EQ to progress in your career

- Recognise and explore areas of growth and development

- Understand behaviour in times of change

- Proactively apply EQ moving forward

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


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 make your message stick 

- Master your gestures to influence with purpose

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


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

- Plan your actions - identify and pursue opportunities beyond your to-do-list

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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