Take your leadership to the next level

The EFP is a three-week residential program for senior executives in the public and not-for-profit sectors who want to further develop their leadership, management and strategic skills.


Why choose the Executives Fellow Program?

Find out what some of our recent graduates think about the Executive Fellows Program and learn how it could benefit you.

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.

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Tailored for success

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.

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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 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.

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A community of leaders

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.


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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Robin Ryde

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