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SES Band 1 Leadership program

Suitable for: Band 1 (including acting at this level)

Duration: 8 days spanning 6 months.
Venue: Canberra and residential venue. Venue information will be provided on confirmation of registration.
Price: $14,000 (excl. GST)
Dates: Program dates can be found on APSLearn
Registration: APS Learn
Contact:leadership [at] apsc.gov.au or (02) 6202 3765

Program overview

The SES Band 1 Leadership program strengthens the leadership capability of senior executives to effectively deliver on their key accountabilities. Band 1 executives play a critical role in setting the strategic direction of their group, building a positive and high-performing workplace culture, and making significant decisions on individual policies and programs for which they are directly accountable to government.

Participant benefits

  • Effectively navigate the strategic and political context to achieve outcomes
  • Skilfully influence stakeholders to make progress on complex challenges
  • Build a culture that leverages the capability of others to achieve organisational objectives.


  • Three facilitated workshops
    • Workshop one: Three and a half days residential
    • Workshop two: Two days
    • Workshop three: Two days
  • 3 Executive coaching sessions
  • Work-based learning tasks.
  • Peer coaching.
  • Accommodation and meals (at residential session).