Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have se
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PEOPLEStephen Fontana, Winnie Blackwell
DEPARTMENTSVictoria Police, Public Transport Victoria
TAGS Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Public Transport Victoria, Victoria Police, Stephen Fontana, Winnie Blackwell
Decision-making and leadership skills can be taught, but often the best lessons come from others facing the same dilemmas.
For senior level government employees, one of the greatest sources of knowledge can be their fellow public servants.
That was what Winnie Blackwell learnt when she undertook the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s (ANZSOG) Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA). The general manager of Projects, Assets and Program Management at Public Transport Victoria says that the experience was “eye opening”.
“It was the first time I was actually exposed to so many different jurisdictions — but also people of different backgrounds,” she says.
Blackwell began the two year course in 2007 and in 2011 she returned to ANZSOG for the Executive Fellows Program.
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.