Our Executive Fellows Program (EFP) is run by world renowned academics, along with top practitioners from government and non-government sectors.
View the EFP brochure to find out how you can learn from the best, with the best.
The EFP is delivered in Australia and Singapore, as part of ANZSOG’s partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
You will explore current theory and practice using learning approaches designed to discover, test and bring to life the latest thinking on leadership in the public and not-for-profit sector.
"The value of the public service to good government – through its capacity building, advisory and enabling roles – helps to underpin national prosperity. The EFP provides the tools leaders need to spark critical insights, while the Alumni connections add the encouragement, impetus and advice that is sometimes needed to use those tools to their best effect."
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
The EFP leadership framework underpins the themes, content and teaching methods of our program, highlighting the capabilities required of a successful leader.
The framework looks at the interactive dynamics faced by public sector leaders and explores how you can better respond to competing requirements. You will analyse concepts, frameworks and techniques to discover how you can frame discussion, planning and strategic action.
In the second week of the program, you will see first-hand how Singapore approaches capacity and capability building, future planning, and the promotion of quality public services.
On completion of the Executive Fellows Program you will have:
Your contribution to the program – and that of your peers – is integral to its success. Our EFP harnesses the knowledge and experience of participants who, as professional peers, share a common language and a commitment to public service.
We encourage you to share your experiences within the context of themes and frameworks, creating a collaborative learning environment that allows you to draw on the collective expertise in the room.
The Executive Fellows Program learning environment is contemporary and highly interactive featuring:
ANZSOG is renowned for its high-quality teaching and our faculty includes leading national and international academics, as well as senior government partners.
The Program Director, Robin Ryde, is a leadership and organisational development expert, who leads the program over the three-week period. He draws on the expertise of academics from the UK, US, Singapore and Australia, as well as practitioners from the senior ranks of the government and other sectors, to create a dynamic forum in which to explore the latest ideas and thinking on leadership and public administration.
Robin is a former chief executive officer of the UK National School of Government and former evaluation director with the UK National Audit Office. He was the youngest person to direct the UK Prime Minister’s flagship leadership development initiative, the Top Management Programme. Robin has consulted across the commercial and public sectors in the UK, the US, Australia, and in Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. His teaching in the EFP focuses on self-leadership, while seven core presenters explore the program’s wider themes across multiple sessions. Read more about Robin Ryde.
Our core EFP faculty are:
The Executive Fellows Program is run by world renowned academics, including faculty from Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Harvard Kennedy School in the US, and Warwick University in the UK, along with top practitioners from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
While applying the latest thinking and academic rigour, the Executive Fellows Program is grounded in the reality of modern public service challenges.
Presenters, along with your high-level peers, will share their experiences and insights in a dynamic environment. Our contemporary learning approach includes extensive individual and group-based reflection, real-world case studies, experiential learning and access to exceptional leaders.
The emphasis on immersive, experiential learning is a proven, effective way of enhancing leadership and strategic capacity. You will be able to use this new expertise to leverage your influence and relationships, including with ministers, boards, staff and stakeholders, to create and deliver public value.
ANZSOG knows senior executives face constantly shifting priorities. The public and not-for-profit sectors benefit when their leaders can adapt their thinking and approach to resolve challenges as they arise. This, in turn, delivers value to the citizens they serve.
Modelled on leading executive offerings from the US and the UK, the EFP is tailored to meet Australian and New Zealand needs.
The EFP focuses on the strategies and frameworks required to effectively lead in an increasingly complex operating environment. It brings a global perspective and develops the capacity of senior executives to work across cultural boundaries and with increased international engagement.
As well as providing a rare opportunity for learning and reflection away from the office, the Executive Fellows Program will strengthen your capacity to engage with high level stakeholders. It will also help you build professional networks across portfolios, jurisdictions and sectors to deliver ongoing benefits.
The EFP brings together leading local and international academics, including faculty from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Harvard Kennedy School and Warwick University, and senior practitioners from all sectors, to combine practical relevance with academic rigour.
It is increasingly important for today’s senior leaders to have a global perspective. The Executive Fellows Program is delivered in Australia and Singapore, where our partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy gives you an immersive experience in the Indo-Pacific region.
The benefits of the Executive Fellows Program extend well beyond the classroom through the national and international networks you develop during the program.
As well as expanding your network, your fellow alumni can offer advice and support across portfolios, jurisdictions and sectors, benefiting your organisation and the citizens you serve.
Our Alumni Program helps our graduates to build on these peer-to-peer relationships. Learn more on our Alumni page.
"The EFP is a very fulfilling and demanding course that is well tailored for senior managers of the public sector (and the not for profit sector). The course goes over a diversity of aspects about leadership, especially focusing on the world of the future, whose conditions are changing rapidly, and the need for senior public leaders to adapt and be flexible."
Head of Regional Delegation to Indonesia and Timor-Leste
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Applications for the Executive Fellows Program are now open. Contact the Program Coordinator by submitting and expression of interest to start the application process.
Expression of interest form
Our Executive Fellows Program is designed for:
Participants are chosen and sponsored by their agency and the application process varies across jurisdictions.
ANZSOG provides Commonwealth and Victorian government, and all not-for-profit, applicants with a standard application form. If you work in another jurisdiction, we'll put you in touch with the appropriate agency or public sector commission contact to coordinate your application:
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ANZSOG creates and delivers industry-leading educational programs tailored to meet the needs of public and not-for-profit sector leaders, who face distinct challenges.
Our programs are designed by government, for government, and led by renowned academics and top practitioners from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
The Executive Fellows Program supports senior executives to further develop their understanding of the strategies and frameworks required to effectively lead in an increasingly complex operating environment. It brings a global perspective and develops the capacity of senior executives to work across cultural boundaries and with increased international engagement.
The learning environment is engaging and dynamic, with an emphasis on ‘live’ issues that confront governments, within sound conceptual frameworks.
We encourage you to nominate Maori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Please complete the Expression of Interest form to enquire about the suitability of your candidate.
The sponsoring agency, jurisdiction or organisation pays the program costs, including tuition fee, program materials, accommodation, flights to and from Singapore, transfers and most meals. The Singapore component of our program is provided at no extra cost to agencies.
For further information about fees, application forms and application deadlines, please complete the Expression of Interest form.
The ANZSOG experience reaches well beyond the classroom. The national and international networks our students establish while completing our EFP will be invaluable throughout their careers, and to the agencies they lead.
Our Alumni Program helps our students to maintain and build on their peer-to-peer relationships, creating a broad community of like-minded managers from around New Zealand, Australia and internationally. This provides an opportunity for ongoing learning and support from peers, greater exposure to different perspectives, and an appreciation of work done, and solutions found, elsewhere.
Our participants will have opportunities to apply new learnings and insights to their workplace and are encouraged to share their learnings with others.
We encourage sponsoring managers to facilitate such opportunities for participants to ‘give back’ and add further value as a result of their studies.