Power, authority and collaborative leadership

Please note: This event is at capacity. If you are still interesting in attending this workshop, please register your interest on our waitlist and we will contact you once a place becomes available. 

Stronger collaborative leadership is fundamental to achieving progress and innovation on cross-sector issues. Collaboration seems so simple, yet is too often elusive. Disinterest, competing agendas and turf wars disrupt the opportunity to collaboratively create complex responses for complex problems.

This one day highly interactive workshop will use your own experiences of collaboration to create a shared perspective on its challenges and opportunities. It will explore the dynamics of how leaders use their power and authority to understand why some groups achieve remarkable progress when they work together, and others don’t. It will give you the opportunity to prime yourself to be a more effective collaborator and to make a more focused contribution to cross-sector priorities.

Excellent session - very engaging process and practical application opportunities

What will you learn?

  • Critical success factors for public sector collaboration.
  • A fresh perspective of the dynamics of power, and how to use it to create shared outcomes.
  • Tactics for increasing your personal authority in complex group dynamics.
  • Priming for success in your next collaborative interaction.
  • An action plan for increasing your collaborative power.

Practical delivery of information with a bonus of being able to collaborate with peers across the sector. Good to have the time to reflect on the way you lead.

Who should attend?

  • Executives, managers and staff - this workshop is designed for middle to senior public sector leaders who seek to better leverage collaboration with peers within their agency and across the sector.

Who will lead the course?

  • Dr Karen Morley - An Executive Coach and leadership developer, Karen has held executive roles in government and higher education, and her approach is informed by her experience in these roles. Read Karen's biography. 

Very well structured. presentation was extremely engaging.

How much does it cost?

$950 (inc. GST)

  • ANZSOG alumni receive a 15% discount*
  • Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people**

*Every person that completes the Executive Masters of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Find out more about our alumni community
**Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.


Enthusiasm! The workshop is exactly that, a workshop. So be prepared to engage, share your own situation with other participants, and consider new ways of thinking. You will take away actions to apply to your own work.

To enquire about this workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

Customised version

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your government or department. Different versions of our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a tailored workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.

Event at capacity

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Venue information

  • Venue: Melbourne Business School
  • Address: 200 Leicester St,