Develop core leadership capabilities to achieve success and excel in APS 5-6 level roles and beyond

Key Learning Outcomes

Emotional Intelligence

Leverage your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to advance as a leader

Stakeholder Engagement

Maintain internal and external stakeholder engagement

Relationship Management

Build productive relationships and lead proficient, capable teams

Problem Solving

Strategies to identify problems and implement effective problem-solving solutions

Career Planning

Career planning and pathways in APS roles

Change Management

Implement agile and effective change management strategies


Identify and develop your capabilities as a confident and successful Public Sector leader


Practical, autonomous and effective decision-making processes


About the workshop

Aimed at APS 5-6 level officers and management, this two-day workshop will provide an opportunity to advance core skills and explore the emerging leadership capabilities for effective APS 5-6 level management. You will explore the core attributes for successful leadership within the Australian Public Service and delve into the practical strategies relating to leading productive teams, improving decision-making and developing key skills of stakeholder engagement. These areas are of increasing importance for APS 5-6 level management leaders to perform at a higher level and to reach their full potential.

This interactive workshop will provide you with a unique professional development opportunity to enhance and refine a solid toolkit. It is ideal for career-driven individuals who aim to unlock their potential and advance their career within the Australian Public Service.

APS 5-6 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

Understand your personal leadership values

- Identify your core values and goals as a leader

- Leadership styles and how they impact you 

- Shape your leadership brand


Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace 

- Evaluate your EI level and identify opportunities for further growth and leadership development

- Understand individual strengths and how to optimise EI in leading teams 

- Embrace qualities of empathy and understand to become a better leader 


Tools to manage and lead productive teams

- Understand the shift between technical management and people leadership

- Leverage your leadership skills to better motivate and engage your team

- Build team capacity through coach and performance feedback


Effective and practical decision making in complex environments

- Strategies to build team decision-making capabilities 

- Draw on your experience, knowledge and judgement to make better decisions

- Deal with complex issues - making the ‘right’ decision


Successful change and strategic management strategies 

- Set achievable, manageable and measurable goals 

- Problem-identification and problem-solving strategies 

- Support and influence stakeholders through change 


Develop resilience to 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


Stakeholder engagement and management

- Manage stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals

- Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations

- Maintain strong internal and external networks


Key approaches for APS leaders to implement personal strategies back in the workplace

- Be an authentic leader and communicator

- Embrace resilience and flexibility as key leadership skills

- Plan and commit to actions that will lead to success

Tailor Your Training Experience

To make sure you get the learning solution that’s right for you, we offer different levels of tailoring to suit your needs. Choose from three levels of customisation:

1.Off the Shelf

Love what you see? Great! Choose this option to take one of our most popular courses and bring it in-house for your team. Includes a pre-course consult session with our facilitator to make sure we hit the mark, and deliver the right learning experience for you.


Make sure you get the most from the course you choose, by tailoring the content to get the right fit for you. Speak to our team, who will work with you to pick and mix from a curated bank of training modules to help customise your learning experience.


Not on the list? Let us know what you’re looking for and we will find the right solution. Our team of learning specialists will work with you to develop a unique training course for your business. Through an in-depth consultation process, we will work with you to profile your learning needs and build a bespoke program from the ground up.

Speak with one of our team today to find which option is right for you.

Who Will Attend

Aspiring, emerging and existing leaders across all disciplines and departments throughout the Public Sector, including:

- APS 5-6
- Officers
- Senior Officers
- Principal Officers
- Advisors
- Senior Advisors

- Officers
- Senior Officers
- Principal Officers
- Advisors
- Senior Advisors

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