Learning and development updates
Our Updates page provides information on upcoming learning and development initiatives, events and programs.
For more information about any of the programs or events mentioned in Updates please call the APS Professional Development Services program coordination team on (02) 6202 3522 or email us.
For information on the Strategic Centre for Leadership, Learning and Development please email the Strategic Centre.
The Male Champions of Change is a collaborative initiative convened by Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commissioner, that brings together some of Australia’s most influential and diverse male CEOs and Chairpersons in recognition of the significant role that they have in achieving more gender balanced leadership in AustraliaRead more
Authentic leaders are true to themselves and honest with others. They embody many of the characteristics we value in the public service: they have the courage to raise questions that stimulate fresh thinking and reflection; they act in the common good; they take responsibility for their actions; and they have high ethical standards. Join us for an engaging and interactive panel discussion featuring three authentic leaders, each from a different background.Read more
During 2013, in addition to the Australian Public Service Commission’s National Calendar Programs delivered at the Woden Training Centre, the APSC will deliver a variety of APS, EL and SES programs at interstate locations. Programs have been scheduled in Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.Read more
Mr Paul McClintock AO, Chairman of the COAG Reform Council and former Head of the Cabinet Policy Unit in the Australian Government, will deliver a public lecture on federalism and reform in Australia. Mr McClintock will also draw on his wider experience as current Chairman of Medibank Private Limited, Myer Holdings, Thales Australia, I-MED Network and the Institute of Virology to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the federal structure of government in Australia.Read more
Members of the learning and development, human resources and public administration communities came together at an industry brief on Wednesday 10 October 2012 to discuss future directions in APS leadership development and core skills development.Read more
Nominations have opened for the 2013 SES Band 2 Talent Development Program. This program provides an opportunity to enhance the leadership capabilities of SES Band 2 employees who have the ability, aspiration and engagement to contribute to public policy making and administration by taking up more senior leadership roles in the APS.Read more
The Australian Public Service Commission is pleased to host the first Leadership Conversations event for senior executives.Read more
The SES Band 1 Leadership program will enable leaders to explore personal strengths, map relationships with stakeholders and prepare for complex change in the workplace.Read more
The APS Leadership and Core Skills Strategy 2012-13 was endorsed by Secretaries at their regular meeting in early September and has now been released.Read more
Executive Level 2 (EL2) employees play an important leadership role in the APS and are critical to the effectiveness of the public servant system. This project aims to identify improvements which can be made in EL2 leadership development across the APS and ensure the APS has a robust talent management system that will provide a ‘bench-strength’ of high potential EL2s who are capable of, and ready to take on, Senior Executive rolesRead more
New dates have been added to our programs calendar.Read more
Two new events have been added to the SES Leader to Leader series.Read more
The Strategic Centre for Leadership Learning and Development, together with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry invite you to participate in the APS Learning and Development Community of Practice forum on Talent Management in the APSRead more
19th June 2012 – SES Leader to Leader Series - Dr Don Russell, Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education will present “Policy formulation when policy development is contestable”.Read more
The ELLN annual forum provides an opportunity to EL leaders from across the APS to come together to strengthen their leadership practice through learning from a range of engaging speakers with diverse perspectives, sharing insights and experiences with colleagues and building collaborative networks. The theme for the 2012 forum, “Leading in complex and uncertain times” will focus on the challenges and opportunities of leadership in a dynamic and complex environment.Read more