IALP 2018

The India Advanced Leadership Program (IALP) is a unique collaboration between ANZSOG and the Government of India’s Department of Personnel and Training, the NSW Government and the VIC Government.  Inaugurated in 2013, the one-week program delivered in Melbourne and Sydney to Indian public officials aims to develop a positive and productive relationship between high level public officials of Australia, New Zealand and India. The Department of Personnel and Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government of India in personnel matters especially issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare.

What are the benefits?

  • The program focusses on leadership and strategic thinking, with participants engaging at the highest level with representatives from the governments of Australia and New Zealand, New South Wales and Victoria. 
  • Connection between senior and up-and-coming Indian decision-makers from central and provincial governments with Australian counterparts, setting the foundations for future ongoing interaction.

Who are our participants?

Senior public officials from the Indian Government, including Secretary, Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary level officers - Up to 25 senior public officials are carefully selected by ANZSOG’s program partner, The Department of Personnel and Training of the Central Government of India.

Who will lead the course?

  • Program Director: Dr Pradeep Philip, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics, former Director of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, CEO of LaunchVic and Associate Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland.
  • Program Co-Director: Dr Jeffrey Harmer AO, former senior Australian public servant. He was appointed Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training and served in a series of Secretary-level roles until his retirement in December 2010.


  • As hosts of the program, the NSW and VIC governments draw on ANZSOG’s network of partner governments, universities and business schools to assemble a faculty of distinguished and expert presenters. 


To enquire about IALP, please contact ANZSOG’s International Engagement team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program supported by:

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