Australian Government Leadership Network (AGLN)
Australian Government Leadership Networks (AGLN)
The Australian Government Leadership Networks (AGLN) were developed as a way for leaders within the Australian Public Service to connect, exchange ideas, share knowledge and contribute to the development of Public Sector initiatives.
The AGLNs are run by volunteer committees of APS leaders who are committed to sharing events, training and networking opportunities within their states and territories. There are committees in North Queensland, Southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. There's no AGLN in Northern Territory, however a similar network known as CommClub exists.
What’s the difference between the Network and the Committee?
As a Committee member you are involved in the planning and organisation of AGLN events and opportunities. As a member of the committee you also have:
- The chance to regularly connect with other leaders outside your agency in your local area
- Access to Committee-Only presentations and workshops
- An opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the network
Joining the network means you will be kept up to date with AGLN Committee on what’s going on in your local area and any events and opportunities that may be available to you.
To join your local network or express interest in being a committee member, follow the links below:
- New South Wales
- North Queensland
- South East Queensland
- South Australia
- Western Australia
I’m really busy but want to contribute. What time commitment is required to be involved in the Committee?
Most AGLN Committees meet monthly to quarterly depending on which state you are located in. These meetings typically run from an hour to an hour and a half depending on what’s going on that month. You may also have some addition meetings outside of this if you have an event or training session coming up.
It’s important to keep in mind that the committees are voluntary and it is up to you how much you want to be involved.
However, we do ask that if you are in an elected committee role (i.e. Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer etc) that you attend at least 3 meetings per year and where possible supply an update prior or send someone to attend in your place. This just ensures that there is continuity in planning.
My home office is based in ACT but I work remotely. Which network should I join?
We recommend that you join the network closest to where you physically reside so that you can attend face-to-face opportunities as they arise. These networks are designed to connect people outside Canberra.
Is there a network in ACT?
The Australian Government Leadership Networks have been established to provide those outside the main Canberra cohort the opportunity to connect with their peers. At this stage given the large number of APS staff and other networking opportunities available, a network does not exist in the ACT.
I have other questions, who can I contact?
The APSC Events team can assist with any questions you have regarding the Australian Government Leadership Networks or point you in the right direction. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org