Executive Fellows Program

The Executive Fellows Program (EFP) challenges senior public sector executives to develop new leadership perspectives in a highly interactive online setting while exploring contemporary issues, such as the COVID-19 crisis response and recovery strategies, Black Lives Matter, the impact of climate change and the #metoo movement.

The EFP is not just any executive leadership course. The EFP puts you in the ‘room’ with fellow public sector executives from across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand, expanding your professional network and creating an opportunity to learn from the experiences of other jurisdictions. You will benefit from lively, interactive online sessions, including online sprints and offline reflection which can be done at your own pace – all tailored to fit around the lives of busy public sector executives.


The EFP focuses on three key leadership themes: leading the self and others (including neuroleadership), leading an organisation (including adaptive leadership) and systems leadership. These themes are explored using contemporary issues as a focal point, including the COVID-19 crisis response and recovery strategies, Black Lives Matter, the impact of climate change, and the #metoo movement.

By exploring contemporary issues, participants will benefit from engaging and relevant learning opportunities with real-world application.

The EFP leadership framework underpins the themes, content and teaching methods of our program, highlighting the capabilities required of a successful leader.

  • explore the latest thinking on leadership
  • discover leadership frameworks which can be applied immediately in your agency
  • develop a greater sense of self-as-a-leader
  • build skills to effectively lead across cultural boundaries in an increasingly complex operating environment
  • broaden and deepen your professional networks
  • gain deeper insights into the operating environment of the public service with particular attention to politics, the media, the international sphere and other sectors
  • increase capabilities in reading and shaping organisational cultures
  • find inspiration and opportunities to take your leadership to the next level
  • learn how to better communicate in your relationships with ministers, staff and stakeholders, to create and deliver public value


The EFP is designed for high performing senior public sector executives, from Deputy Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Deputy Director-Generals and Deputy Secretaries, and executives two-levels below CEO, Director-General or Secretary. Executives looking to take the next step in their careers or further their leadership capabilities will thrive in the EFP. We encourage you to nominate Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Our faculty includes leading national and international academics who are experts in the public sector. We also draw on the expertise of senior practitioners from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.

Faculty includes:

  • Professor Catherine Althaus, ANZSOG Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning), and ANZSOG Chair in Public Service Leadership and Reform, University of New South Wales Canberra (Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria, British Columbia and Griffith University)
  • Robin Ryde, former Chief Executive UK National School of Government, and leadership and organisational development expert.
When  5th May – 25th June 2021
Time  2 x 3 day modules – 1 x 2 day modules
Where  Online AEST
Contact  ANZSOG Programs Team, programs_team@anzsog.edu.au
Cost  $21,000 (AUD) excluding GST
Applications close 12th April, 2021

ANZSOG Programs Team




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