ANZSOG's EFP develops senior executives' capacity to lead whilst providing a rare opportunity for focused learning and reflection. Apply today.

Due to the changing situation relating to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Executive Fellows Leadership program has been deferred. This program required faculty to undertake international travel. The health and wellbeing of participants, faculty and staff is paramount, as such we have come to this decision based on publicly available information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its potential implications for participants, faculty and staff. All registered participants will be contacted and a new date for the deferred program will be communicated in due course. Applications and expressions of interest will remain open and we encourage interested participants to fill out a form via the button below as we intend to reschedule once the impacts of the situation have passed. If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Emma Catford

The EFP has given me confidence to challenge areas where I might think that I’m a bit comfortable to see if I can get more out of myself, and more importantly, more out of those that I work with, to deliver better public value to the community.

Emma Catford

Executive Director, Infringement Management & Enforcement Services

Department of Justice and Regulation, Victoria

What will I learn?

Leadership framework

The EFP leadership framework underpins the themes, content and teaching methods of our program, highlighting the capabilities required of a successful leader.

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External environment

  • Political context
  • Media (traditional and new) 
  • Economic landscape
  • Commercial and NFP sector
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  • Strategy
  • Culture
  • Crises
  • Innovation
  • Leading change
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  • Employee engagement
  • Power, politics and influence
  • The leadership ‘shadow’
  • Tackling conflict
  • Leading others
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  • Self-awareness 
  • Leadership style
  • Personal authenticity
  • Embodied leadership
  • Neuroscience and leadership

The program provides a rare opportunity for learning and reflection away from the office, allowing participants to build high level stakeholder engagement skills, professional networks across portfolios in a focused setting.

Participants are encouraged to share experiences in a creative and collaborative environment. Interactive lectures showcase practical frameworks and techniques, drawing on immersive learning cases and live policy challenges to encourage participants to actively discuss experiences and insights.

Other learning settings include: 

  • facilitated panel discussions 
  • action-learning groups exploring solutions to participant’s leadership challenges 
  • leadership-in-practice workshops 
  • experiential immersive learning where participants engage directly with leading thinkers and practitioners outside of the classroom 
  • jurisdictional discussions 
  • peer-to-peer feedback 
  • self-reflection opportunities.


On completing this program, you will: 
  • deepen your self awareness as a leader
  • increase fluency in a broad range of leadership styles and approaches
  • strengthen your ability to create public value
  • expand professional network and collaborative capabilities
  • grow skills in coaching, listening and providing feedback
  • increase capabilities in strategic analysis and complex problem solving
  • understand and lead change more effectively
  • deepen understanding of the opportunities and challenges of engagement in the Indo-Pacific region
  • find inspiration to take your leadership to the next level.

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Alumni community

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A community of leaders

Our Alumni Program helps participants maintain and build their peer-to-peer relationships, creating a community of public sector executives from around New Zealand and Australia. 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.

If you would like to speak to EFP alumni to find out about their experience and get an insider’s perspective, email the Government Relations Team to arrange an introduction: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sylvester Shamy

The networking opportunities the EFP gives you are priceless. If this was any other course I don’t feel I would have got the depth and the breadth of information and participation that I had on the EFP.

Sylvester Shamy

Divisional Manager, Audit and Risk

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade NZ