• Forecasting and preparing for the future.
  • Recognising the weaknesses of your current culture.
  • Understanding turbulence.
  • Managing responses to change.
  • Building understanding and resilience.


  • Better understanding the turbulence in our operating environment.
  • Foster thinking that is flexible and adaptive.
  • Forecast or at least respond positively to changes.
  • Support others in their efforts to cope with change.

Who Should Attend

People who are leading and managing others through times of workplace change and turbulence.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

Those attending the workshop will have the tools and techniques to equip themselves and their co-workers with the skills and mindset to respond to most changes and challenges in the future. Your agency/department will benefit by ensuring key staff understand how to manage lead and respond to change.

This course is also available online.

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

November 2024

Friday, 01 November 2024


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

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

  • “I will use many of the ideas in my upcoming team planning day.”


  • “I like the different frameworks that are presented.”


  • “Scott was a good presenter and was easy to follow.”


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