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Leadership talent management strategy

The Leadership talent management strategy (LTMS) is an integrated approach to building our leadership at the individual and organisational levels.

The strategy has 4 key areas:

The LTMS ensures that we have a depth of leadership talent to lead current and future workforce challenges, and that leaders are supported to develop throughout their career.

LTMS outcomes are measured through:

  • leaders' satisfaction with learning programs
  • diversity of leaders' experience
  • workforce perceptions of leadership.

Delivered in partnership with key stakeholders, the LTMS supports and complements agency and discipline led development strategies.

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Workforce life cycle

Consistent expectations through integrated human resource practices provides leaders with consistent and integrated expectations throughout their career by:

Human capital planning

  • Workforce strategic plans with a focus on future leadership capability and capacity
  • Monitoring employee perceptions of workforce climate through the Working for Queensland survey to shape workforce interventions and build constructive workplaces

Attraction, recruitment, and retention

  • Diversity among the workforce that better reflects the community we serve, fosters innovation and supports high performance
  • Compelling employee value proposition that attracts quality candidates
  • Recruiting quality graduates supports a strong pipeline of leadership talent
  • Innovative recruitment strategies for best fit

Performance and development

  • Onboarding leaders to accelerate their development
  • Constructive performance and development conversations aligned to the government priorities 


Lifelong learning

Shared commitment to development encourages leaders to prioritise learning and reflection by:

Learning through doing – 70%

  • Regular on-the-job constructive feedback
  • Leader Connect—intensive, practical experience through placements and exposure to other organisations

Learning through others – 20%

  • 360° feedback processes
  • Engagement forums and networks across the sector that support thought leadership
  • Leadership development through peer learning and coaching
  • Leader-led development

Learning through knowing – 10%

  • Thought leadership offerings challenge thinking and support leaders to connect across the sector
  • Providing access to expertise and advise through the Conduct and Performance Excellence (CaPE) service to build skills and manage conduct and performance


Intentional leadership development

Provide a clear roadmap to guide leaders to build leadership capability at the individual, agency and sector levels through:

Individual roadmaps

  • Highly capable leaders have a breadth of experience to draw on, are self-aware and have the conceptual knowledge to support their leadership
  • The leadership roadmap provides a pathway to leadership development, from individual contributor to executive, to build enhanced leadership agility and perspective

Sector perspective

  • Deep learning through quality development programs that build the knowledge of leadership practice
  • Contracting providers to deliver high-quality sector-wide and agency leadership development programs for team leaders, program managers and executives


Building self-awareness

Foster the behaviours we value which support leaders to engage in meaningful development to enhance their leadership capability by:

Queensland public sector values

We have 5 public sector values which are the building blocks for our workplace culture.

Competencies and behaviours

The Leadership competencies for Queensland communicates leadership expectations:

  • provides a shared language to describe leadership behaviours expected of all public sector employees
  • outlines how leadership expectations evolve and progress in different leadership roles.


LEAD4QLD initiative:

  • provides Queensland’s public sector employees personalised insights into their leadership strengths and development areas
  • incorporates the latest thinking in leadership capability assessment and development, is highly accessible and applies to employees at all levels, from all agencies.