Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

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The Centre for Leadership and Learning offers a variety of programs to meet the development needs of Senior Executives. These programs strengthen leadership capability, build confidence and enhance performance to ensure senior executives provide high quality strategic leadership within their agency and across the Australian Public Service.

Please see below information which will help determine which program is best suited to your development requirements, or alternatively use our development pathways tool.

SES leadership programs

Our SES leadership development programs provide a foundation for senior executives to develop leadership skills for their role. The programs provide practical, challenging and supportive learning experiences. A range of contemporary development methods are used including facilitated modules, work-based learning, peer-based learning and executive coaching.

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SES secondments

Secondments are an effective way for senior public servants to gain insights into the operations and pressures of other sectors. This includes the private, not-for-profit, and non-government organisation sectors. In addition, secondments offer insights into the ways the Commonwealth public sector impacts on other jurisdictions. SES employees interested in completing a secondment should contact


Information on all SES programs is available from the Leadership team.