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11th - 12th, October 2022
Sydney, AU

Essential leadership capabilities to step up and advance your career


- Maximise skills to become an authentic leader and communicator
- Explore leadership styles that drive effective transformation and change
- Strategies to identify problems and implement effective problem-solving solutions
- Career planning and pathways in state and federal government 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
Public Sector Leadership Level 1: Emerging Leaders & Managers Toolkit

11 Oct - 12 Oct


The capabilities, attributes and skills of an effective leader

- Delve into the differences between technical management and people leadership

- Explore adaptive leadership techniques to engage your team 

- Identify your core values and goals as a leader


The importance of self-awareness - Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 

- Understand the link between self-awareness and leadership success

- Explore your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader

- Embrace qualities of empathy to become a compelling and inspiring leader


Deliver effective change initiatives and projects on time 

- Effective and practical decision-making in your projects

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

- Dealing with complexity – solving the ‘right’ problems


Master the art of coaching for leadership success 

- Embrace the benefits of your role of ‘leader and coach’

- Co-create high performance and establish a culture of peak performance 

- Adapt leadership strategies for coaching different levels  

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad


Communicate with new purpose - Mastering tough conversations

- Learn narrative styles and how to use different styles for different purposes

- Create and convey a clear narrative for your project, or team 

- Improve feedback in your team’s working and communication styles


Manage work through others - The importance of delegation in team development 

- Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment

- How to set achievable, manageable and measurable goals

- Drive team capacity through coaching and performance feedback


Stakeholder engagement and management 

- Identify and gain access to influencers 

- Learn to trust your initiative and judgement

- Develop effective relationships with stakeholders


The next steps - build your action plan

- Embrace resilience and flexibility as key leadership skills

- Identify and build habits to get results

- Plan and commit to actions in your leadership development

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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