The Public Service Commission and Chief Executive Leadership Board have partnered with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government to provide access to an exciting, targeted executive leadership development program for 2022/2023.

Developing leadership capability is vital for a future focused and responsive public sector.

The Public Service Commission and Chief Executive Leadership Board have again partnered with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) to provide an exciting, inspirational executive leadership development program.

Commencing September 2022 through to November 2023, participants will have the opportunity to attend up to 18 masterclasses, presented by leading domestic and international thinkers on public sector management and leadership. Focusing on 6 key themes delivered in a mini-series format, you will explore Change and Adaptation, First Nations Priorities, Practical Leadership, Future-Focus, Stewardship and Integrity, and Crisis and Continuation.

This series is delivered by ANZSOG and sponsored by the Chief Executive Leadership Board.


  • Available to Leadership Board agencies.
  • Targeted to Executives (SES and equivalent) and Program leaders (SO/AO8 and equivalent).
  • Facilitated by a group of leading domestic and international thinkers on public management and leadership.
  • 18 interactive, online masterclasses
  • Up to 500 places in each session.


Creating change through systems leadership

Change and Adaptation series

  • Wednesday 14 September
  • In this masterclass, Adjunct Professor Michael Hogan will provide useful insights on concepts, frames, tools, and behaviours relating to systems leadership and systemic change.
  • Michael Hogan is an Adjunct Professor and Paul Ramsay Foundation fellow at Queensland University and Convenor of the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnerships.

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Adaptive leadership

Change and Adaptation series

  • Tuesday 27 September
  • In this masterclass, Robin Ryde will explore the mindset and capabilities needed to confidently adapt your leadership for the modern operating environment; one that is characterised by unpredictability, ambiguity and rapid change.
  • Robin Ryde is a former Chief Executive of the UK National School of Government, Executive Team member with 4ps Management Consultancy, former Director with the UK Cabinet Office and the National Audit Office.

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Ethical leadership

Stewardship and Integrity series

  • Thursday 06 October
  • In this masterclass, Professor Karin Lasthuizen will encourage you to reflect on your role as an ethical leader in your organisation, why it matters and how you can develop an authentic and thoughtful ethical leadership profile.
  • Professor Karin Lasthuizen is the inaugural Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

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Strategic foresight

Future-Focus series

  • Thursday 03 November
  • In this masterclass, Professor Bart Édes introduces participants to key concepts used in Strategic Foresight, examples of its use in the public sector, and tools that can be applied to policy questions confronting organisations.
  • Bart Édes is a Professor of Practice at McGill University. Bart is a policy analyst, commentator, and author of Learning From Tomorrow: Using strategic Foresight to Prepare for the Next Big Disruption (2021).

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Building cultural intelligence – leading change in your context

First Nations Priorities series

  • Thursday 17 November
  • In this masterclass, Lil Anderson explores developing cultural intelligence at the individual, team and organisational level, and the barriers and opportunities you may face along the way.
  • Lil Anderson (Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) is a Teaching and Leadership Fellow at ANZSOG and the Chief Executive of the Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti.

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Political awareness

Stewardship and Integrity series

  • Tuesday 06 December
  • In this masterclass, former Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett will provide a unique insight into the challenges that ministers face and what they are looking for from public servants.
  • David Bartlett was the 43rd Premier of Tasmania between 2008 and 2011. During his parliamentary career he also held the positions of Minister for Education and Skills and Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology.

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  • Future-Focus series – April & July 2023
  • Practical Leadership series – May & November 2023
  • Information Leadership series – June, August & October 2023
  • Crisis and Continuation series – July, October 2023
  • Stewardship and Integrity series – September & November 2023


Name: Public Service Commission
Phone: (07) 3003 2800