• Identifying the strengths of your current culture.
  • Recognising the weaknesses of your current culture.
  • Shaping a positive culture.
  • Sustaining the future culture.
  • Overcoming elasticity.


  • Better understand your current culture.
  • Shape a culture to be more positive and constructive.
  • Align your culture to support your strategic intent.
  • Sustain a culture that supports staff and their work.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be of greatest benefit for those who are managing a work area and who feel that their culture is not aligned to their goals.

Benefits to You and Your organisation

Your agency/department will benefit by having a positive culture that supports staff in their work and that works in harmony with the strategic direction of the agency.

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

October 2024

Friday, 18 October 2024


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

Competency framework
Middle Manager Core (ASO6-ASO8)

Resources, workbook morning tea and refreshments

IPAA SA Level 6, 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

  • “The presenter clearly had a huge body of knowledge to draw on. Being relatively new to government, I found his discussion around the way the SA gov’s Departments operate and behave very valuable, especially the comparisons with other states and countries.”


    Department of Human Services

  • “[When I return to work I] will help support our organisations work to restructure and change the culture from a silo based view to and organisational view.”


    SACE Board of SA

  • “[The most positive aspect of the course was] Presenter's knowledge. Very relevant to current situation. Workbook/tool kit looks very comprehensive so will be good to read and re-read.”


    SA Housing Authority

  • “I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect coming in but was pleased, and have used learnings in a few places this week.”


    Department of Human Services

  • “During the workshop I wrote many notes and realized after I had devised a small strategy, I will formalize this. From today I will start recognizing achievements/successes.”


    SA Housing Authority