ANZSOG’s Towards Strategic Leadership program uncovers the potential strengths in public service leaders and encourages them to overcome personal obstacles and think more strategically about their everyday practices.

Apply now - applications close Friday 16 March 2018

Effective leaders have a defined sense of purpose, a strong sense of self and the ability to manage urgent and important tasks.

The Towards Strategic Leadership Program (TSL) is a two-week residential program for experienced public sector managers who have moved from an operational to a strategic leadership role within government.

The program consists of two residential modules of five days each, in June and October.

Module 1: 4 - 8 June 2018
Module 2: 15 - 19 October 2018

*module locations are still to be confirmed.


How do I apply?

Applications for the TSL program are now open. Contact the Program Coordinator by submitting an expression of interest to start the application process.

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Hurry - applications close Friday 16 March 2018

Participants may be nominated by their employers or may nominate themselves. The program offers a maximum of 40 places each year and candidates are reviewed by a selection committee, which assesses each applicant’s level and experience and, where possible, seeks a balance of jurisdictions and departments.

The program is designed for:

  • Public sector executives, such as Directors and Branch Managers
  • Executives who have moved from an operational role to a strategic role

Find out more

If you are interested in applying for TSL, we encourage you to speak to our alumni to get an insider's perspective. Please contact our Programs Team, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to arrange an introduction.

Information for HR and sponsoring agencies

ANZSOG creates and delivers industry-leading educational programs tailored to meet the needs of public sector leaders, who face an array of challenges distinct from those found in private enterprise.

Our programs are designed by government, for government, and led by renowned academics and top practitioners from the government and non-government sectors.

Our highly interactive TSL program supports public sector managers at senior executive level to develop their strategic leadership capacity. The learning environment is engaging and dynamic, with an emphasis on ‘live’ issues that confront governments, within sound conceptual frameworks.

TSL is tailored to suit the needs of experienced public sector managers who are moving, or have recently moved, to a strategic leadership role at a senior level in government or a not-for-profit organisation. The program assists those facing senior executive responsibilities for the first time to make the transition.

The sponsoring government or agency covers program costs, including tuition fee, program materials, accommodation and most meals.

The ANZSOG experience reaches well beyond the classroom. The national and international networks to which you gain access while completing the TSL program will be invaluable throughout your career.

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

Participants will have opportunities to apply new learnings and insights to their workplace and are encouraged to share their learnings with others.

We encourage sponsoring managers to facilitate such opportunities for participants to ‘give back’ and add further value as a result of their studies.




Key people

Paul 't Hart

  • Job Title: Professor
  • Organisation: Utrecht University and Netherlands School of Government
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Robbie Macpherson

  • Job Title: Managing Director
  • Organisation: Adaptable Leadership
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