‘Doing more with less’ is mindest many of us are familiar with and though we are often unhappy to hear a superior ask us to achieve more with fewer resources, you will be surprised how a new mindset can make a positive shift in motivation and the inspiration to do things differently.

  • The role of the manager as a trainer.
  • Organic systems vs formal structures.
  • Getting the most out of middle management.
  • Understanding the value of stability.
  • Doing less to achieve more.
  • Explore different structures to enhance performance and staff motivation.
  • Challenge accepted thinking to see work and associated methods differently.
  • Recognise the value of targeted training to enhance performance.
Who Should Attend
  • If you are a leader or manager at any level who is being asked to do more with less but is also running out of options to do so.
  • This course is also ideal for leaders who are looking for new ways to inspire and motivate team members in doing more with less.
Benefits to You and Your Organisation

You will leave this course with a clearer understanding of your workplace and how to harness savings and productivity opportunities. If you apply the techniques covered you and your agency will be able to do more with less and be able to implement strategies to motivate and empower your team to join in this goal.

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

May 2024

Wednesday, 22 May 2024


1 half day 9:00am-12:30pm

Contact us for alternate duration and delivery style options

Competency framework
Middle Manager Core (ASO6-ASO8)

Workbook, resources, 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

  • “[When I return to work I will] Reduce unnecessary emails and meetings; continue to adopt minimalist approach to tasks and communications.”


    Department for Environment and Water

  • “[When I return to work I will] think of what an organization is, and then putting resources and focus in to that.”


    Natural Resources AMLR

  • “[When I return to work I will] define what NOT to do! (never been done before in my workplace before but so basic).”


  • “I have a project where some of the frameworks are very relevant and will be useful immediately to guide our work.”


  • “[When I return to work I will] Identify non-value adding tasks. Promote annual evaluation of the project/ business plan.”