29 March 2017 to 30 March 2017

Delivery of infrastructure plays a vital role in shaping our future cities.

This unique two-day masterclass provides participants with a sound understanding of how infrastructure projects are structured from a commercial and financial perspective. This affects a wide range of consultants involved in shaping infrastructure projects from a planning, design and management perspective.

3 May 2017

Strengthen your ability as a leader to diagnose your organisation’s health and performance, and to shape cultural change – in a one day workshop presented by international organisational development specialist, Robin Ryde.

Bringing about change that sticks is a great challenge for many public sector leaders. This workshop is for experienced leaders who want to deepen their understanding of organisational leadership and enhance their ability to lead and influence change.

1 May 2017 to 2 May 2017

Applying an organisational development approach to leading

This two-day workshop is ideal for emerging leaders who want to advance their careers and are keen to understand what they will need to do and how they will need to think, when they take on senior leadership roles. New and emerging leaders who want to work more effectively with their team will understand how to impact and influence team activity and morale.

16 May 2017 to 17 May 2017


Dr Zina O’Leary’s engaging style will help participants develop confidence and skills to tell a compelling evidence-based story with the power to influence change in all aspects of working life.

The ability to deliver cut-through messages that convince people to act is a highly prized attribute. Dr O’Leary’s workshop will help you improve your ability to make things happen. This program is relevant to a wide range of roles. Anyone who needs to deliver written and verbal presentations to make an impact and to influence people will benefit from attending

4 April 2017 to 6 April 2017

This comprehensive, highly interactive, three-day program is designed for Policy Officers’ who are at different stages in their careers. It is a platform for those who want to grow and develop their careers in the public service whether they are new to public policy or have policy management responsibility within their senior level roles. This integrated program takes a hands-on approach to the complicated world of solving policy problems and will include case studies and practical exercises across a wide range of public policy contexts.

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14 June 2017 to 15 June 2017

Aimed at Grade 9-10 level officers and management, this two day workshop will provide an opportunity to advance core skills and explore the emerging leadership capabilities required for effective Grade 9-10 level management. It will explore the core attributes required for successful leadership within the NSW Public Service and will delve into the practical strategies relating to leading productive teams, improve decision making, apply strategic management thinking and develop key skills of stakeholder engagement and communication.

7 May 2017 to 12 May 2017

Discover new approaches to the management of regulation, compliance and enforcement in government in a workshop for people who stand between the law and the frontline delivery of public protection – presented by international expert Professor Malcolm Sparrow of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former senior British Police Officer.

Professor Sparrow will explain the complexity of social regulation, compliance management, law enforcement and security in a world that now emphasises harm reduction and risk-control.

28 March 2017 to 30 March 2017

Professor Mintrom will guide participants through policy processes to understand the different roles and structures in government, policy cycles, and the definition and analysis of issues to achieve desired outcomes.

“Good public policy and programs can make the world a better place,” Professor Mintrom says. “In complex circumstances, it’s a challenge to define purpose and measure performance, while also dealing with shared authority and stakeholder pressure.”

Key benefits

22 March 2017 to 23 March 2017

Dr Argyrous and Professor Rogers will help participants understand the conceptual and practical issues involved in evaluating public sector policies and programs, and evaluation’s role as a key tool for decision-makers.

“Governments now require greater scrutiny and assessment of public sector programs to determine whether they’re working,” Professor Rogers says. “Evaluation is integral to decision-making – not an afterthought.”

Key benefits

Robust and timely evaluations can be challenging to get right.