Queensland public sector leadership development series 2021-2022

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

The Public Service Commission (PSC) and Chief Executive Leadership Board have once again partnered with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) to provide Queensland public sector leaders with access to a series of cross-cohort masterclasses and bespoke learning groups in 2021/2022.


  • 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.
  • 6 interactive, online masterclasses (three in 2021, three in 2022)
  • Up to 400 places in each session.


Leading in the new novel-normal

  • Thursday 26 August 2021 (Registrations open soon)
  • In this masterclass, Professor Dana Born will seek to broaden and strengthen your personal and professional capacities by exploring ways to enhance your curiosity and learning, embrace who you are and why you are, and to incentivise your distinctive approach and responsibility to inspire and elevate others.
  • Dana Born is the Faculty Chair of ANZSOG’s Executive Fellows Program, Faculty Co-Director for the Centre for Public Leadership, a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force.

Leading responsively

  • Wednesday 6 October 2021 (Registrations open soon)
  • In this masterclass, Chris Eccles will explore the unique responsibility of public sector leaders to support the social contract that exists in the relationship between those who govern and those who are governed.
  • Chris Eccles has 30 years’ experience working at the most senior levels in government and has led the public services of South Australia, New South Wales, and most recently Victoria.

Systems leadership–community engagement in policy and service design

  • Thursday 18 November 2021 (Registrations open soon)
  • In this masterclass, Lin Hatfield Dodds will explore the leadership needed to build broader systems-wide engagement across sectors to achieve greater collective impact and public value.
  • Lin Hatfield Dodds is the CEO of the Benevolent Society, a former Associate Dean at ANZSOG, and former Deputy Secretary, Social Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2016 to 2019.


  • Building a diverse and inclusive public sector – February 2022
  • Governance, accountability and ethics – April 2022
  • Thriving in the digital age – May 2022

Learning groups

  • By invitation.
  • 2 rounds of 3 x learning groups (one round in 2021 and one in 2022)
  • Available to Leadership Board agencies.
  • Delivered by Catherine Althaus or Nick Fleming
  • Complimentary to masterclasses – enabling reflection, applied learning and collective problem solving.
  • Dedicated learning groups for Executives (SES and equivalent), Program leaders (AO8/SO and equivalent) and Chief Human Resources Officers or emerging Chief Human Resources Officers (SO/AO8 or equivalent)
  • Agency nominated


Public Service Commission
(07) 3003 2800
development [at] psc.qld.gov.au

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