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Australia and New Zealand School of Government

The Queensland Government is committed to enabling a high-performing, innovative and future-focused sector, capable of making a positive difference to all Queenslanders. The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) encourages Queensland public sector leaders to build their leadership capability though participation in their two flagship programs:

  • Executive Fellows Program (EFP)
  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

Scholarship applications are open from 15 May to 21 June, details below.

Executive Fellows Program

The Executive Fellows Program (EFP) is a three-week residential program for executives and chief executives (e.g. SES 3 and above or equivalent) to further develop leadership, management and relationship skills, in particular, the capacity to work across boundaries and engage internationally.

From 4-21 November 2019, EFP participants will visit Wellington, Canberra and Singapore. 

Executive Master of Public Administration

The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is a two-year postgraduate program, commencing in February 2020. It's designed to equip program leaders and executives (e.g. AO8 to SES 2 levels or equivalent) as per the Leadership competencies for Queensland role profiles, with the leadership, management and policy skills needed in today’s public sector.

Costs

 EFP program fee:

  • Option 1: $30,000 (exc GST) per participant, including flights between program locations arranged by ANZSOG
  • Option 2: $28,000 (exc GST) per participant, excluding flights between program locations, which will be arranged by participants

EMPA program fee:

  • $48,500 (inc GST) per participant.

How to apply

1. Agency funded applications

If your agency can identify their own funding source for EFP or EMPA, talk to your supervisor if you are interested in applying.

Step 1: Manager/supervisor discussion

Talk to your supervisor if you are interested in participating the program.

Step 2: Complete application and submit to ANZSOG

Complete your application form and supporting documentation.

Agency funded applications for EFP close on 9 August 2019.

Agency funded applications for EMPA close on 13 September 2019.

Step 3: Submit application

Applications to be submitted to the ANZSOG program manager. ANZSOG will assess and confirm successful applications by September/October 2019.

For more information, please contact the relevant program manager at ANZSOG.

2. Scholarship applications

In 2019, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is offering 3 scholarships for EFP and 5 for EMPA .

Eligibility

Staff from the 21 government departments are eligible for scholarships, with each department to nominate one staff member per program. Funding is provided by the Chief Executive Leadership Board. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest with their senior leader and/or relevant HR area. All applications require the approval of the agency Chief Executive.

All sector agencies (including the 21 departments) can also apply for employees to participate in EFP and EMPA under their own agency funding. Please advise PSC if your agency intends to do so.

How to apply

Step 1: Manager/supervisor discussion

Talk to your supervisor if you are interested in participating the program.

Step 2: Scholarship application submissions

Complete your application form and supporting documentation. Scholarship applications must be submitted via your HR team/Chief HR Officer to PSC.

Scholarship applications must be submitted to PSC via development@psc.qld.gov.au by COB Friday 21 June, 2019.

Step 3: Shortlisting of applications

Applications will be assessed and shortlisted by a Whole-of-Government panel of Directors-General. Successful scholarship applicants will be confirmed in August 2019, with final approval for program participation to be provided by ANZSOG in September/October 2019.

Unsuccessful scholarship applicants are encouraged to still apply for ANZSOG program participation if other funding is available.