• A review of the dominant themes within leadership.
  • An exploration of Adaptive Leadership.
  • Developing an understanding of Adaptive Leadership tools.


  • Apply a range of leadership approaches.
  • Recognise the time and place to apply Adaptive Leadership.
  • Add Adaptive Leadership to your repertoire of skills.

Who Should Attend

This course is well suited to current and aspiring public sector managers/leaders having to cope with ever changing circumstances.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

You will add to your leadership knowledge and skills as well as enhance your capacity to cope with turbulence. Your agency/ department will benefit through the participants advantage to deliver greater flexibility, adaptability and to respond positively in relation to change and leadership styles.

Learn about our speakers

Scott Way

BDO Industrial & Organisational Psychology (SA) Pty Ltd

Scott is the founder and director of BDO Industrial & Organisational Psychology. He is a registered Organisational Psychologist with over thirty years consulting experience throughout Australia, Asia & New Zealand.

During this time, he assisted over 300 organisations and provided training and development to over 10,000 managers and employees, and over his involvement with IPAA he has supported over 500 workshop participants.

He has previously held senior positions within the automotive and mining industries, as well as the Australian Public Service.

Qualifications & Memberships
• Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
• Graduate Diploma In Applied Psychology
• Master of Business Administration
• Member of the Australian Psychological Society
• Chartered Member of Australian Human Resources Institute
• Member of the Australian College of Organisational Psychologists
• PBA Approved Supervisor
• Registered Psychologist

Scott is an experienced consultant and is currently involved in organisation enhancement activities in a number of public and private sector organisations. His areas of expertise include;
• Organisation review and development
• Staff, manager and leader development
• Team building
• Strategic & Business Planning
• Targeted Training

Upcoming course availability

In person

December 2024

Friday, 13 December 2024


1 half day 9:00am-12:30pm (8:45am registration)

Contact us for alternate duration and delivery style options

Competency framework
Middle Manager Core (ASO6-ASO8)

Workbook, resources and refreshments

12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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Personal Member $355
State Govt Employee Member $390
Corporate Member $405
Non-Member $440

This course is part of the Emerging Executive Development Series. Register for the full series and save up to 10%.

The Emerging Executive Development Series is comprised of 8 half-day units focused on providing public sector leaders with practical tools to apply in their workplace to enhance performance and productivity. Topics include:

  • Building a Constructive Culture
  • Responding to Turbulence
  • Team Power
  • Doing More with Less
  • Emotional Intelligence and Beyond
  • Understanding Lean Thinking
  • Positive Influencing Skills
  • Adaptive Leadership in the Public Sector

  • “Well paced course with interesting and relevant content.”


  • “I liked how the different models were presented in historical sequence to demonstrate how views about leadership have changed over the years which fits in with the overall theme of being an adaptive leader.”


  • “[When I return to work] I will take time to reflect on my leadership style/behaviours and use the checklists”