- Build leadership capability & foster talent
- Encourage collaboration to improve productivity
- Thrive through times of change
- Adapt to values-based leadership
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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Assistant Commissioner, Business Transformation
Australian Taxation Office
Racing Integrity Commissioner
Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner
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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
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Department of Health and Human Services
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Stress from the workplace leads to difficulties both inside and out of the job. It can result in a breakdown in work / life balance and impact workplace performance (in turn leading to more stress and further complications). Leaders need to keep their emotions in check and maintain a cool and balanced head in order to stay on top of the challenges of the role and successfully push through adversity to get the job done.
Through building resilience and enhancing your emotional intelligence, undue stress can be minimised or even avoided completely. A positive mindset and the ability to bounce back from disappointments and challenges is a vital ability for women to have as it enables them to lead through adverse conditions.
This workshop will look at practical tools to build your resilience and techniques to apply them in the workplace to minimise stress. Discover proven methods to build emotional resilience and explore techniques such as collaborative problem solving and meditation. Delegates will explore how to reduce the negative effects of stress and to build leadership capabilities. Delegates will leave with a firmer understanding of how to take charge of their mental and emotional state and how to overcome setbacks in order to successfully manage adverse conditions. This interactive workshop will explore:
Practical tools to build resilience and minimise stress. Take charge of your mind, discover how to bounce back from setbacks and explore proven methods to enhance your critical thinking.
The importance of resilient leadership
- A 'Learning Mindset' as a leadership skill
- Bounce back from adversity
- Take charge and overcome challenges
Build confidence and self-awareness
- What is emotional intelligence?
- Develop your emotional intelligence
- Effectively handle feedback
Manage stress and stay calm
- Discover your key stressors
- Tools to build a positive mindset for leadership
- Meditation as an executive tool
Develop executive presence
- Why ‘who you are’ as a person is critical to being a leader
- Radiate trustworthiness, confidence and credibility
- Optimise your leadership abilities
Public value is a government priority, but it can be difficult to deliver social outcomes with limited resources. Learn how to lift the quality of leadership and keep value delivery your core focus.
-The value of leading with a public focus
-Align individual and organisational goals
-Motivate and influence to drive change
Anthony McClaran Chief Executive Officer Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
Passion plays an important role in your leadership career. Through connecting passion with purpose, you can heighten career fulfilment and boost visibility.
- Choose where your passions lie
- Deliver positive results
- Inspire the same drive in others
Amanda Bavin Head of Community Relations Transport Accident Commission
Connectivity is often the key to success. Discover how to enhance personal leadership and departmental development by taking advantage of opportunities to collaborate.
-Build coalition and support
-Focus on sharing knowledge and understanding
-See the bigger picture
Kathryn Anderson Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
The right mindset can have an incredible impact on the way you think, behave and succeed. Believing you are the creator of your reality as an eternal student will elevate your ability to produce breakthrough results.
- Understand the importance of your mindset
- Simple strategies for success
- Increase your leadership influence
When dealing with multiple requests for flexible working arrangements, open and transparent processes are essential. Discover how you can lead effectively in a flexible environment.
-The fundamentals of building flexible capability
-Tips for a better work-life balance
-Create a flexible, change-ready organisation
Robert Fiske Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Health & Human Services Building Authority Department of Health and Human Services
Catherine Myers Chief Executive Officer Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
Gene Reardon Executive Director, Professional Practice and Leadership Division, Regional Services Group Department of Education and Training Victoria
Nicole Harris Business Partner, People and Culture Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Nanette Fitzgerald Executive Director, Industry Participation & Advanced Manufacturing Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
The core of workplace success is often rooted in a strong organisational culture. It takes a skilled leader to facilitate the growth of a strong team in a supportive environment, but this isn’t always an easy process.
-Build an appropriate organisational culture
-Connect and empower your team
-Importance of the leader & the manager
Michael Sasse Senior Army Officer Department of Defence
Your personality influences the way you communicate. By noticing the traits of others, you can identify their communication style and adjust your approach accordingly.
-Understand different personality types
-Effective communication tactics for enhanced outcomes
-Leverage your influence
Dealing with adversity in the public sector is critical as your actions can be publicly broadcast. On your leadership journey, it is inevitable that you will have to overcome difficult situations.
- Master communication for crucial conversations
- Establish a high level of resilience
- Approach conflict with a strong solution focus
Alan Fedda Deputy Chief Executive Officer Public Transport Victoria
Gaining trust comes down to authenticity, consistency and clarity. If you master these skills, you can achieve great influence as a leader.
- Communicate clear values & expectations
- Demonstrate consistency through your leadership style
- Display confidence and competency through results
Sal Perna Racing Integrity Commissioner Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner
Executive Presence is a quality of poise that enables you to connect with a range of people and influence successful outcomes. Increasingly, effective leadership is being defined by elements such as emotional intelligence, authenticity and personal grounding.
- Improve your leadership brand
- Expand your influence
- Authentic leadership and communication
Strategic engagement is highly effective. Great leaders know how to get the most out of people and effectively employ collaborative leadership.
-Benefits of effective stakeholder engagement
-Effective communication for stakeholder consultation
-Outcomes of effective stakeholder engagement
Cassandra Meagher Executive Director, Policy, Regulation & Engagement Service Victoria
Change is inevitable and uniquely complex to manage. It is crucial to understand and embrace the dynamics of uncertainty to truly lead effectively.
-Retain engagement in a changing environment
-Empowering change versus imposing change
-A leader's role in navigating change
Jennifer Moltisanti Assistant Commissioner, Business Transformation Australian Taxation Office
Bruce Bolam Chief Preventive Health Officer Department of Health and Human Services
Lee Miezis Deputy Secretary, Forest, Fire and Regions Department of Environment, Land, Water and Resources
Lisa Hind General Manager, Service Strategy and Governance AusIndustry, Support for Business Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Marian Chapman Executive Director, Corporate Delivery Services Department of Treasury and Finance Victoria
Lisa Williams Chief Procurement Officer Department of Transport
The most common reason people pursue a public sector career is that they are passionate about making a difference. Learn how to identify your unique difference and use your passion, skills and influence to create a lasting legacy.
- What makes you different and why it matters
- Three simple ways to use your difference to create a positive impact
- Practical tips to get more out of your work
In this interactive session, Jo will bring together the themes and ideas explored throughout the conference. Through an engaging discussion, she will help summarise key takeaways from the event and offer suggestions for making a difference.
-Key lessons gained from the summit
-Important skills to help you succeed
-Develop an action plan moving forward
Personal leadership values
- Capabilities, attributes and skills of an effective VPS 5-6 leader
- Identify your core values goals and vision as a leader
- The shift from micro to macro leadership
- Shape your leadership brand
Advanced Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Evaluate your EQ level and identify opportunities for growth
- Understand your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader
- Utilise heightened EQ to make effective strategic decisions
- Adapt your leadership style to effectively manage different personalities
Manage and lead productive teams
- Maintain team cohesion and building productive relationships
- Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership
- Leverage your leadership skills to motivate your team
- Build team capacity through coaching and performance feedback
Effective and practical decision-making
- Making autonomous and independent decisions
- Drawing on your experience, knowledge and judgement to make the most effective decisions
- Dealing with complex issues: making the ‘right’ decision
Successful change and strategic management
- Set achievable, manageable and measurable goals
- Effectively resolve complex issues through negotiation and consultation
- Support and influence stakeholders through change
- Leadership styles that drive effective transformation and change
Thrive in times of change
- Effectively manage change and uncertainty in the workplace
- Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment
- Support your team, organisation and stakeholders through change
- Implement policies and procedures that reflect and embrace change
Stakeholder engagement and management
- Manage stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals
- Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations
- Develop effective relationships with stakeholders
- Maintain strong internal and external networks
Core approaches for VPS leaders to advance your confidence and capabilities
- Be an authentic leader and communicator
- Trust your initiative and judgment
- Embrace resilience and flexibility as key leadership skills
- Plan and commit to actions that will lead to success
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328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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