Course

In a time of volatility and uncertainty, senior public sector executives are facing constantly shifting priorities and increasing demands. More than ever before, it’s vital for you to develop the leadership, management and strategic skills you need to lead high performing teams.

The Executive Fellows Program (EFP) challenges senior public sector executives to develop new leadership perspectives in a highly interactive online setting while exploring contemporary issues, such as the COVID-19 crisis response and recovery strategies, Black Lives Matter, the impact of climate change and the #MeToo movement.

The EFP is not just any executive leadership course. The EFP puts you in the ‘room’ with fellow public sector executives from across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand, expanding your professional network and creating an opportunity to learn from the experiences of other jurisdictions. You will benefit from lively, interactive online sessions, including online sprints and offline reflection which can be done at your own pace – all tailored to fit around the lives of busy public sector executives.

You will learn from a cast of renowned academics and senior public sector practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand and around the world, in a program designed to help you take the next step in your career. The EFP alumni includes more than 200 public sector leaders who have gone on to hold roles as CEOs or Secretaries (equivalents) or deputies after completing the program.

The EFP is designed for high performing leaders and senior public sector executives, such as Deputy Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Deputy Director-Generals and Deputy Secretaries, and executives two levels below CEO, Director-General or Secretary. The program is also suitable for senior executives in the not-for-profit sector, international equivalent levels and other experienced, high-performing senior leaders.