Women Leading the Public Sector

Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Australia and New Zealand School of Government

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Who should attend

Middle-to-senior level female managers in the public sector

About the course

Explore new thinking about leadership – how to lead change, influence and flourish – in an empowering workshop for women led by well-regarded leadership thinkers, Dr Christine Nixon and Professor Amanda Sinclair.

Looking outside traditional leadership models, Dr Christine Nixon and Professor Amanda Sinclair aim to empower women to be role models for humane and people-centred leadership. Participants will learn from each other as well as experienced practitioners about leading change and upholding public sector values.

This workshop aims to expand approaches to influencing and mobilising people, and identify practical steps to deal with leadership challenges. While developing effectiveness and broadening your leadership repertoire, you will also be exposed to a lifelong network of likeminded public servants, opening doors for future collaboration.

What will you learn?

Over three days, Dr Nixon and Professor Sinclair will guide participants through the broad strategic levels of leadership and mobilising organisations, to managing groups, finishing on the personal dimensions of leadership roles.

Women leading the public sector modules will include:

Leadership

  • strategies for reforming organisations and leading change
  • overcoming common leadership challenges
  • leadership during difficult times and crisis management
  • tactics to build power and influence others

Management

  • how to get new initiatives on the agenda
  • working effectively in groups to solve challenges and mobilise change
  • understanding group processes and how to intervene to achieve goals
  • what distinguishes good managers and modelling effective management

Personal dimensions

  • cultivating presence and capacity to influence
  • mitigating the personal and professional risks
  • dealing with unconscious bias
  • practicing mindfulness to build resilience
  • setting goals and creating and modelling sustainable practices

Experts

Christine Nixon

Dr Christine Nixon is a Fellow of ANZSOG, the Australian Institute of Police Management, the Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Public Administration Australia. She is also Deputy Chancellor of Monash University, Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance, and Chair of Monash Colleg...

Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair is an author, researcher, teacher and consultant in the areas of leadership, change, gender and diversity. Currently a Professorial Fellow, Amanda held the Foundation Chair of Management (Diversity and Change) at Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne from 1995 - 2...

Women Leading the Public Sector at Australia and New Zealand School of Government

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