Tap into the power of peers in the public sector

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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