It’s time to plan your executive development for the next financial year

It’s time to plan your executive development for the next financial year
  • Published Date: 27 April 2017

It’s that time of the year when people are identifying their learning and development needs and finalising performance plans for the next 12 months and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is here to help you.

ANZSOG delivers innovative education programs and tailored development opportunities aimed at delivering on individual and organisational needs and priorities.

Blending the best of academic theory with practical application

ANZSOG has recently introduced a new range of short, one to five day workshops that provide learning pathways across a range of topics, including policy and delivery, evidence and evaluation, regulation, leadership and public sector management. Developed specifically for the public and not-for-profit sectors, all workshops blend the best of academic theory with practitioner expertise to make them immediately applicable.

ANZSOG also offers several flagship programs, including the three-week Executive Fellows Program (EFP), an intensive residential program for senior public sector executives who want to further develop leadership, management and relationship skills.

Nicholas Sellers, EFP Alumnus and Executive Director, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, says “The EFP provides the tools leaders need to spark critical insights, while the Alumni connections add the encouragement, impetus and advice that is sometimes needed to use those tools to their best effect.”

Preparing leaders for the complex challenges that await

The two-year Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is designed to prepare emerging public sector leaders for the increasingly complex challenges that await them. Developed in collaboration with ANZSOG’s member governments and accredited by many of the leading universities in Australia and New Zealand, the EMPA integrates theory and practice with real world application. EMPA graduates are better equipped to manage complex accountabilities, shifting priorities, tight finances, well-organized interest groups and the media, emerging as confident, critical thinking future leaders.

Teena Blewitt, EMPA Alumna and First Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Finance, said “I believe the EMPA was instrumental in opening up opportunities I would never have considered. The learnings enhanced my ability to help shape and influence the direction of change, both within my organisation and in public policy and administration more broadly.”

Find out more about the EFP, the EMPA, and ANZSOG's executive workshops.