• Being a new manager – what is expected of first time managers
  • Taking the lead – strategies for adaptive leadership and management
  • How teams work to maximise diversity and strengths
  • Building your team to be innovative, adaptive and collaborative


  • Understand the responsibilities of new managers to lead and develop their team
  • Develop adaptive leadership and management skills and access related tips and tools
  • Develop confidence as new managers.

Who Should Attend

People new to leading a team of people or those preparing to become a team leader.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

  • Focusing on what is important for you as a new manager
  • Networking with people in similar roles in the SA public sector
  • Expert input, skills development and access to strategies, tools and tips including leadership styles
  • Growth in adaptive and innovative leadership skills and knowledge
  • Increased confidence in leadership integrity, capacity and influence

This course is also available online.

Learn about our speakers

Cheryll Hill

Inspiring exceptional leadership
Centre for People Development

- Internationally Accredited Leadership Master Coach
- Change management specialist
- Performance Management specialist
- Leading change through motivating, empowering and challenging individuals and groups
- Strategic planning
- Coaching, consulting, training and group facilitation
- Creative problem solving for complex issues
- Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation
- Training and public speaking skills in small and large group settings
- Human resource management
- Flexibility, high level energy and lateral thinking
- Fostering collaborative approaches with stakeholders in the development of focused solutions to local problems

- Certified Master Coach, Behavioural Coaching Institute (USA)
- Diploma of Teaching
- Certificate IV Training and Assessment
- Diploma of Management
- Diploma Project Management
- Leading and Managing Change certification
- Working with Difficult People certification

Heather Walker

Educator and Facilitator

Heather has spent over 40 years in the public education system in various roles including as a school principal. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education.

Upcoming course availability

In person

October 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021



1 full day 9:00am-4:30pm (8:45am registration)

Contact us for alternate duration and delivery style options

Competency framework
First Line Manager Common (ASO3-ASO5)
Middle Manager Core (ASO5-ASO6)

Workbook, resources, lunch, morning tea and refreshments

12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
(please visit registration links for further information)
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Personal Member $515
State Government Member $550
Corporate Member $560
Non-member $645

This course is part of the New and Emerging Manager Series. 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:

  •     Leading and Developing an Effective Team
  •     Providing Performance Feedback
  •     Leading and Managing Change
  •     Managing Workloads

  • “Great presenters, clearly had good knowledge of the course subject matter and were skilled in engaging the group in effective discussion.”

    Amanda Dudgeon

    Department for Environment and Water