Conference Date
2nd & 3rd October 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Early Bird - Save $500
Book by 05/07/19


Leadership strategies for career success in the APS

The Australian Public Sector is in a state of constant transformation, which opens the door to exciting new opportunities for emerging women leaders to move into senior executive roles.


Navigating this complex environment however is difficult and leaders must possess an acute understanding of the challenges facing the sector. At the same time, they need it to be clear on who they are as a leader, the impact they have within their team and their influence in the wider organisation.


The Public Sector Women in Leadership two-day interactive masterclass  will provide you with the tools you need to build on your leadership skills and also give you the confidence and courage to put yourself forward for new opportunities.


Who Should Attend?

Senior & aspiring leaders & also champions of change from:

• Federal Departments and Agencies

• State Departments and Agencies

• Local Government


Attend to learn:

  • Learn how to communicate effectively as a public sector leader
  • Develop key strategies to build your personal & leadership skills
  • Understand the impact of gender, cultural, generational & representational differences

Key Speakers

Cheryl Alderman
Executive & Business Coach
Be Ultimate


What People Are Saying

  • “Incredibly professional and organised, truly motivational and inspiring. Well worth the time, money and effort. If
    ever you get the chance to attend do it!”

    Toni-Lee Newbound
    Customer Services Officer, Department of Defence, 2018 Women in Leadership Conference attendee
  • “Great workshop! The information provided was useful and relevant to the workplace and I got to meet great people.
    I would highly recommend Criterion Conferences to friends and colleagues.”

    Caroline Yvon
    Accountant, ACT Government, 2018 Cheryl Alderman Women in Leadership Workshop attendee


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