Emerging Executives Development Series - A Pathway to SAES

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This series explores eight core topics for middle to senior level public sector leaders, who are seeking to enhance and develop their management and leadership skills and for those who are aspiring the pathway to the South Australian Executive Service (SAES). The series of modules align across all three tiers in SA Government that can be completed as an extended program or as individual units.

These topics are focused on providing public sector leaders with practical tools to apply in their workplace to enhance performance and productivity.  As a consequence each session is ‘built’ around a framework that is derived from tried and proven research.  Participants explore the model and its various components and then have the opportunity to practice and apply the associated tools and techniques in their workplace.

The programs presented are aligned to public sector competencies and reflect the changing nature of government. Their importance is also reinforced by the need for skilled managers and leaders who are better able to cope with the pressures of greater accountability and transparency whilst providing higher levels of customer service.

On completion of this series you will receive a certificate of participation, signed by IPAA SA President and Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri, for your CV.


If you would like to register in some of the units, but not all, please register for the individual units here. (Please note there is only a 10% discount for attending all four units as a series.)

"The presenter related all concepts to the public service model which demonstrated that he was aware of our operational context and was not just dishing out theories and concepts from books or corporates to us. This trust and the real contemporary examples helped us understand his presentation but he was also able to influence our subconscious mind and the way we look at problems.... An amazing resourceful person who turned me around as I did have few reservations about what more I can learn, as I had done significant research in the subject already. It was a great use of my time and I thoroughly enjoyed it." - Rajendra Pandey, DECD

"The facilitator comes from a Psychological background and was able to offer a different perspective than a BA Analyst or Business manager would. The examples given were good, recent and relevant." - Ross Kennedy, Super SA

May 2018: Intake U

Tuesday, 01 May 2018- Building a Constructive Culture U.1
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - Responding to Turbulence U.2
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - Team Power U.3
Tuesday, 22 Mayl 2018 - Doing More with Less U.4
Tuesday, 29 May l 2018- Emotional Intelligence and Beyond U.5
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - Understanding Lean Thinking U.6
Tuesday, 12 June 2018- Positive Influencing Skills U.7
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - Adaptive Leadership in the Public Sector U.8