Learn from top international leadership experts

Three-week residential program for senior public sector executives who want to further develop their leadership, management and strategic skills

The EFP is delivered in Australia and Singapore. The second week of the program is run in Singapore as part of ANZSOG’s partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Brisbane: 13–17 November 2017
  • Singapore: 20–24 November 2017
  • Melbourne: 27 November – 01 December 2017

You will explore current theory and practice using learning approaches designed to discover, test and bring to life the latest thinking on public sector leadership.

Why choose EFP?

Hear about the program from some of our recent graduates and find out how it could benefit you

Our Executive Fellows Program (EFP) 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 government and non-government sectors.

While applying the latest thinking and academic rigour, our program is grounded in the reality of modern public sector challenges.

Presenters, along with your high-level peers, will share their experiences and insights in a dynamic environment. Our non-traditional 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 has proven an effective way of enhancing leadership and strategic capacity. Use your new expertise to leverage your influence and relationships, including with ministers, staff and stakeholders, to create and deliver public value to citizens and the wider public sector system.

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Tailored for success

ANZSOG knows public sector executives face constantly shifting priorities in their roles and that the sector benefits when its leaders can adapt their thinking and approach to resolve challenges that 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, it will strengthen your capacity to operate at the most senior levels of your organisation, while helping you to build professional networks across portfolios and jurisdictions that deliver ongoing benefits to the sector.

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Learn from the best

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 public sector leaders to have a global perspective and our EFP is delivered in Melbourne and Singapore, where our partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy gives you an immersive experience in the Indo-Pacific region during the second week of the course.

The emphasis on immersive, experiential learning has proven a highly effective way of enhancing leadership and strategic capacity.

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A community of leaders

The benefits of our program extend well beyond the classroom through the national and international networks, to which you gain access by completing the course.

As well as expanding your network, your fellow alumni can offer advice and support across portfolios and jurisdictions, benefiting both governments and citizens.

Our Alumni Program helps our graduates to build on these peer-to-peer relationships. Learn more on our Alumni page.



Key people

Herman (Dutch) Leonard

  • Job Title: Professor of Public Management
  • Organisation: Harvard University
  • Department: John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Keith Grint

  • Job Title: Professor of Public Leadership
  • Organisation: Warwick University
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Mark Moore

  • Job Title: Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organisation: John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Department: Harvard University
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Paul Porteous

  • Job Title: Director, Leadership Development and International Programs
  • Organisation: University of Canberra
  • Department: Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
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Peter Thompson

  • Job Title: Director
  • Organisation: Centre for Leadership
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Robin Ryde

  • Job Title: Director
  • Organisation: Robin Ryde Consulting and ANZSOG
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