Submit Event

ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

Public sector leadership

One-day short course


10th October 2016


ANU Crawford School of Public Policy



This one-day workshop builds on the skills of emerging leaders with a focus on further equipping participants with the practical skills to succeed. By attending this workshop participants will further build on their core interpersonal and organisational leadership skills to be able to lead and succeed in their roles.

Course overview

In this workshop the emphasis shifts from supporting leaders to build their own leadership skills and style, to engaging leaders to more strongly connect with their leadership impact and purpose as well as further developing capabilities to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of their leadership role. A core element of the program will be the opportunity for participants to explore their key personal strengths and understand how they can leverage and apply these to their own leadership development and performance. Through the use of a personalised strengths report developed by completion of an online strengths survey prior to the workshop, participants will develop a much deeper understanding of the drivers and influences of their thinking, emotions and behaviours on their leadership style and impact.

As a fundamental expectation of all leaders is to manage and drive performance across different levels within an organisation, a key focus of this workshop is to explore evidenced based strategies and approaches to motivate, engage and manage staff. Participants will learn a model for coaching their staff that not only improves performance and outcomes but builds the quality of their relationships and their own personal and organisational success. The workshop will also focus on how leaders can create a culture of sustainable performance ensuring high levels of engagement, wellbeing and resilience across their team.

The workshop will also focus on a range of workplace concerns and dynamics that are often difficult and challenging for leaders – and when not managed effectively can have negative impact on performance and culture. Strategies and skills on how to effectively manage underperformance, deal with interpersonal challenges and managing and resolving conflict will be explored. The critical role of leaders in helping others manage and proactively participate in a change process will also be addressed. Finally participants through individual reflection and group based discussion will focus and develop their own personal and work based action plan around how they will personally contribute to build and lead a high performing workplace culture. Key topics will include:

  • Understanding and capitalising on personal strengths
  • Positive strategies for managing self and others
  • Coaching others for success
  • Skills for effective performance management
  • Goal setting and managing expectations
  • Managing conflict and interpersonal issues
  • Leading and managing change
  • Building a high performance workplace culture

Course convenor

Mr Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie has over 26 years’ experience in delivering solutions toward maximising personal and organisational success and effectiveness. He is a consultant, executive coach and much sought after trainer who has extensive experience in strengths based leadership, change management, positive psychology, employee engagement, resilience and organisational transformation. Andrew also works with organisations in taking a more proactive approach to a range of often difficult and complex workplace issues including negative team dynamics, organisational health, performance management and conflict resolution. His work in leader and organizational development has seen him partner with Monash University and now the Australian National University in the development and delivery of leading edge programs in Authentic Leadership, cultural change, strategic thinking and people management solutions, which have received both national and international interest and praise. His involvement in ongoing research and development in the field of leadership effectiveness and best practice brings the most contemporary thought leadership and applied evidenced based approach to his work in helping organisations build great managers and great leaders. With his strong grounding in positive psychology, appreciative inquiry and active learning, Andrew is able to bring a unique approach to identifying ways that both leaders and organisations can transform how they manage their people toward achieving increased resilience, engagement, wellbeing and performance.

Course date: 9.30am–4.30pm 10 October 2016
Venue: Crawford School, ANU
Enrol: T 02 6125 2154 E
Cost: $1,100 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

Press Ctrl+C to copy