• 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

Learn about our speakers

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

BEd, GradDipBusAdmin, CIVTAA, PracCert Mediation CIArb
Centre for People Development

Chris has held a diverse range of roles in his career, both in Australia and internationally. He has successfully led learning and development projects that have enhanced both individual and organisational capability, including in his role as national manager for industry based national apprenticeship mentoring programs.

Chris has extensive management and leadership experience across many industry sectors including Defence, Banking, Aged Care and Mining.

He has certifications in several psychometric tools, is a practicing mediator and is highly regarded for his interpersonal skills and a practical approach to learning and development.

Upcoming course availability

In person

September 2024

Tuesday, 03 September 2024

In person

October 2024

Monday, 21 October 2024

In person

October 2024

Wednesday, 30 October 2024


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 $575
State Govt Employee Member $615
Corporate Member $625
Non-member $725

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