About the workshop

Ongoing transformation within the NSW State Public Service creates a greater need for effective leadership performance across all levels. Public Sector leaders are now required to undertake work of a more complex nature, operating in an autonomous and strategic manner. As such, emerging leaders eager to take their career to the next level must be better equipped with the appropriate tools and strategies to achieve success. This is particularly true at the Grade 9-10 banded level, which requires strategic awareness and effective engagement with senior leadership.

Aimed at Grade 9-10 level officers and management, this two-day workshop will provide you with an opportunity to advance core skills and explore the emerging leadership capabilities required for effective Grade 9-10 level management. You will explore the core attributes required for successful leadership within the NSW Public Service and delve into practical strategies relating to leading productive teams to perform at a higher level to reach your full leadership potential.

NSW Public Sector Grades 9-10 High Performance & Leadership Workshop

Dive into your personal leadership values

- The capabilities, attributes and skills of an effective leader

- Identify your core values and goals as a leader

- Advocate your value as a leader


Adaptive leadership approaches to strategic challenges 

- Develop personal strategies for breaking through current leadership challenges 

- Identify and monitor changes that impact your work environment

- Trust your initiative and judgement


Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace

- Understand your EI and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader

- Harness EI to focus attention

- Evaluate your EI level and identify opportunities for further growth


Effective and practical decision-making skills

- Make autonomous and independent decisions

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

- How to deal with complex issues - making the ‘right’ decision


Lead and manage high performance teams 

- Maintain team cohesion and build productive relationships

- Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership

- Leverage your own leadership skills to better motivate your team

Stakeholder engagement and management

- Develop effective stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals

- Identify and meet stakeholder needs and expectations

- Maintain strong internal and external networks

Develop resilience to thrive in times of change

- Tools and techniques to deliver change under varied change frameworks

- Support your team, organisation and stakeholders through change

- Implement policies and procedures that reflect and embrace change


Core approaches for NSW Public Sector Leaders to advance their confidence in their capabilities

- Be an authentic leader and communicator

- Foster resilience for authentic and future career development

- 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 & existing leaders across all disciplines and departments throughout the NSW Public Sector, including:

- Grades 9-10
- Officers
- Senior Officers
- Principal Officers
- Advisors
- Senior Advisors

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