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2nd - 3rd, November 2022
Sydney, AU

Maximise key leadership capabilities


- Understand the shift from micro to macro leadership
- Build self-awareness to increase your impact as a leader
- Develop skills to build team, division and agency collaboration
- Map your career pathways and set a plan of attack


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 2: Critical Skills for Experienced Leaders

02 Nov - 03 Nov


Deep dive into your personal leadership values 

- Understand your strengths and values as a leader

- The shift from micro to macro leadership

- Unpack common senior leadership challenges 


Advanced Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 

- Develop capabilities and attributes of an effective senior leader 

- Adapt your leadership style to effectively manage different personalities

- Utilise heightened EQ to make effective strategic decisions


Self-awareness and authentic leadership

- Engage constructively with diverse perspectives and competing interests 

- Co-create high performance - Establish a culture of peak performance

- Build your team’s resilience to stress and change 


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 clarity - become an ambassador for leading and delivering change 

- Sharpen your narrative skills to deliver successful projects, 

- Refine your communication skills for future culture change 

- Set and lead strategic directions across your organisation

- Techniques to encourage positive and robust workplace conversations 


Manage team dynamics in complex environments

- Refine your feedback skills in giving and receiving feedback 

- Why conflict is an essential part of high performance and how to manage it in diverse teams

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure 

Influencing up and out - stakeholder management 

- Authoritatively represent and influence on behalf of your organisation 

- Collaborate and develop joint solutions with internal and external stakeholders

- Recognise links between interconnected issues, identify problems and work ways to resolve them


Take the next step - identify your leadership development 

- Create an action plan for your career

- Prepare yourself for a new role

- Manage transition and identify future leadership priorities

  • Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad



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