Transitioning from a subject expert to executive level leadership requires managers to broaden and build their leadership capability, shape strategic thinking and lead with purpose and vision in a complex and ever changing landscape.
At this level, leaders are expected to demonstrate agile thinking, engage in complex problem solving and lead large and diverse teams in a time of unprecedented disruption and change. At this level leaders are expected to exercise sound decision making and be accountable when providing high level policy advice.
This two-day masterclass will provide public sector professionals with the skills to build a strong foundation of best practice leadership as you transition to EL1. Each session has been designed to equip you with the essential tools and strategies you need to prepare you for your next career move.
Claire Harrison is the founder of ThriveU. She is an experienced leader and executive coach and holds a Diploma in Positive Psychology.
Claire’s areas of expertise include resilient leadership, developing emotional intelligence, building high performing teams, communication skills, mindfulness-based strengths training and executive coaching with a focus on leadership, career and business.
Claire has held several senior leadership roles across the private sector, including REA Group, Mamamia Women’s Network, Women’s Agenda, NewsCorp and Getty Images and has over 15 years’ experience leading teams and developing workplace culture.
There are five capabilities at the heart of effective leadership: finding meaning in work, converting emotions such as fear or stress into opportunity, leveraging connections and community, acting in the face of risk, and sustaining the energy that is the life force of change. This session will take you through the foundations of leadership and set you up for success.
At the EL1 level you are required to shape strategic thinking and inspire purpose and direction within your team and across departments. This session will give you the tools to deliver on strategic objectives and approach challenges with an agile, solution-oriented mindset that drives innovation and optimises positive outcomes.
As leaders we are only as effective as the teams we lead. In this session we will cover the essential building blocks of effective team management. Learn how to get the best out of your people by building trust and communicating with clarity and consistency.
Building on the last session, we’ll explore different communication techniques, practice active listening and effectively engage stakeholders at every level to build, influence and lead with impact.
Leaders with strong networks, manager support and good mentors tend to have more influence, are more likely to be promoted and have greater career satisfaction. Building your network requires effort and consistent engagement. In this session we’ll explore why relationships matter and learn how to build a strong support network to achieve personal and professional goals.
When we are resilient, we understand we have an inner reserve and capacity to handle whatever comes our way. Developing mental resources such as determination, self-worth and kindness make us more resilient, better able to cope with adversity and push through challenges when they arise. There has never been a more important time to cultivate resilience and grit and learn how to persevere in the face of setbacks. This session will show you how.