• Exploring the transition – what changes.
  • Introduction to management and supervision models.
  • Myths and misconceptions about supervision and management.
  • The performance perspective (the work).
  • The development perspective (teams and staff).
  • Situational Leadership.
  • Introduction to basic financial management.


  • Greater awareness of what is reasonably expected of supervisors and managers.
  • Understanding of foundational models that can be applied to management and supervision.
  • Introduction to further areas of development that may assist you in your management journey.

Who Should Attend

People new to supervision and management or people preparing to become supervisors and managers.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

  • Provide a solid range of foundational skills to assist in a new role, along with a safe environment to explore your new role.
  • Share your journey with others in similar stages of their career.

Learn about our speakers

Mark Priadko


Mark Priadko helps his business clients think clearly through complex situations and opportunities.

Mark has worked for over 15 years as a freelance contractor and consultant based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Clients include organisations from all levels of government (state, federal and local), Universities, and other for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. His love of learning, his experience and understanding of finances and strategy, and his curiosity lead him to insights into how organisations and their various functions and projects can be progressed or improved.

Mark Priadko works with his clients to more clearly understand their organisations helping them make quality decisions often in complex situations. Mark is engaged by his clients in a range of ways including:
• Independent thinking - to perform detailed organisational and financial analysis and deliver reports containing findings and recommendations and to produce business cases, proposals or business plans designed to improve the organisation
• Training and Development - to develop and deliver training in courses on topics like Financial Management, Strategic Thinking, Constructing Business Cases, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving and Analysing and Presenting Data.
• Facilitated thinking - To facilitate the thinking and planning necessary to help an organisation develop strategic and business plans, business cases/proposals and approaches to reporting.

Mark has developed and delivered a range of training courses for publicly offered programs and tailored courses specific to client requirements. Tailoring of training takes into account specific organisational requirements, processes and reporting formats as well as the development of case studies relevant to the organisation.

Courses and training materials have been developed for:
• Financial Management (including managing budgets and financial plans)
• Strategic Thinking
• Preparing reports and business cases
• Analysing and presenting data
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• An Introduction to Project Management
• Innovation and Creativity.

Clients include public sector Departments (State and Federal), Local Councils, Universities, Large Infrastructure Companies and not-for-profit organisations.

The first half of his professional career led him to Executive roles in South Australian Treasury and Finance. He has a deep knowledge of government decision-making processes and public sector financial management. The second half of his career has seen Mark work with a range of clients, largely public sector, on initiatives to improve their organisations or develop their staff. Mark has public sector clients based in Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart.

Mark’s former responsibilities in Treasury and Finance included providing advice on the State Government’s financial strategy, legislation and policies, overseeing whole of government banking, financial reporting and related financial systems and working with agencies as part of the annual budget process and weekly Cabinet processes.

Mark also worked for in BHP Billiton as a team leader involved in establishing teams in the Shared Service Centre in 2000 and 2001.
Mark has an Honours Degree in Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

Mark is married (to Gemma for over 24 years) and has three adult/teenager children. He also serves as a volunteer board member for Arid Recovery Pty Ltd (conservation and research organisation) and as a trustee for the Julie Farr McLeod Benevolent Fund (supporting services to the disability community).


2 half-days
9:00am - 12:30pm (8:45am registration)

Competency framework
First Line Manager Common (ASO3-ASO5)

Online via Cisco Webex

Personal Member $515
State Govt Employee Member $555
Corporate Member $565
Non-member $645

This course is also available for In-agency delivery. Contact us for more information.

This course is part of the Fundamental Skills of Management Series (online). Register for the full series and save up to 15% on the full price of each course.

As well as expert input and resource manuals for future reference, here is an opportunity to work with colleagues across the public sector who are all tackling the same big challenges across 4 units:

  •     Introduction to Supervision Management
  •     Strategic Thinking
  •     Managing Public Sector Budgets
  •     Managing Your Project: An Introduction to Project Management

  • “Mark was one of the best presenters I've had. He was knowledgeable and was able to tailor the exercises and discussions to the people in the room.”


    Department for Innovation and Skills

  • “The presenter was engaging - the experiences in public sector management valuable.”


    Department of Jobs and Small Business

  • “I really enjoyed this course - perfect for what I needed”


    Department for Innovation and Skills