Expand your influence as a leader
Harness confidence to drive growth
Take charge of your career journey
Be strategic to build for the future
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Your personal brand is the core of who you are as a professional leader. By building on your personal brand, you are able to amplify and support the growth of your career. Leading in the public sector means you are constantly in the public eye, so it is vital to leverage your profile and better establish yourself as a leader.
This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools to strengthen your personal brand within your organisation and throughout your career. You will leave with a renewed understanding of your leadership profile and the importance of establishing what you stand for as a professional.
Embrace opportunities for development
- Identify what opportunities reflect your brand
- Advocate for yourself to get involved
- Engage in projects and initiatives
Be visible in the workplace
- Build a reputation by asking questions
- Introduce yourself with confidence
- Verbally involve yourself in meetings and events
Take advantage of networking
- How to network beyond your immediate team
- Form professional relationships
- Interact with leaders and stakeholders
Align your personal brand with your organisation
- Utilise your brand and values to drive growth
- Create definition and difference
- Highlight your skill set
Anyone has the potential to be a leader. True leaders harness their professional abilities to make a positive impact on their organisations, their own career and the environment in which they operate.
- Drive personal and professional growth
- Value commitment
- Bring out your best
The public sector can be a difficult environment to navigate when stress levels are high. When faced with difficulty, it is important to harness resilience to manage the situation with confidence and composure.
- Take decisive action
- Remain positive
- Maintain perspective
Psychological safety drives our satisfaction at work and is the number one determinant of high performance in our teams. Enhance your consciousness around how to use this powerful tool so you can be your best self and trigger the best version of others.
- Define psychological safety
- Instill courage
- Optimise growth
By strengthening your ability to assess a situation, you will be better equipped to make quality decisions that align with the strategic direction of your organisation. Leaders need to analyse how they reached their decisions to consistently improve decision-making over time.
- Ask key questions
- Identify risk
- Justify your position
When communicating with stakeholders, you need to ensure you are capitalising on engagement. Leaders take the time to actively engage with individuals and teams to guarantee positive results.
- Identify the objective
- Utilise brief but energetic conversations
- Respect transparency and openness
When leading in the public sector, communication should be a priority for all leaders. Effective communication is the key to building relationships with your teams and stakeholders.
- Build relationships
- Know your audience
- Instill effective communication
Connections can improve your professional abilities and performance. It is important to consider the value of each relationship when building your professional network.
- Foster positive relationships
- Take advantage of feedback
- Support your existing contacts
Moving up the ladder requires changing focus. What worked in your previous role may not work in a senior position. Public sector leaders need to adapt to their new role quickly to ensure a smooth transition.
- Ask questions
- Create and refine strategy
- Adopt a positive mindset
As a leader you need to be constantly evolving to survive and grow. A change management strategy will ensure changes you make in your organisation, team, or processes are applied and maintained effectively.
- Define the change
- Encourage behavior shifts, not just actions
- View change strategically
Leaders should always be looking to build their skill sets. By learning new skills, it increases your ability to manage different and unexpected situations that may arise.
- Recognise the skills you want to build on
- Embrace self-development opportunities
- Apply what you’ve learned
Each day presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Leaders need to find ways to make each day more productive and efficient to get the most out of the day at work and at home.
- Optimise your day
- Make time for yourself
- Strive for a realistic schedule
Public sector leaders need to know their people and what they are looking for, as well as the goals and values of the organisation. By understanding the needs of your team, you can create clear goals and expectations to build a committed and united workforce.
- Know the needs of your team
- Set clear expectations
- Value diversity
As a leader who represents the community, you need to be aware that biases can affect you and your decision-making processes in a number of different ways. You need to be accountable for your role in creating an inclusive workforce.
- Identify differences and adapt your leadership style
- Disband negative attitudes
- Reflect on team and self behaviours
Confidence in your own abilities is the key to leading with direction and influence. Leaders need to utilise confidence to cultivate positive relationships with their teams. Our chair will reflect on the key themes discussed over the past two days that you can use to be a positive and confident leader.
- A reflection of key themes
- Drive self-development
- Embed confidence and positivity
Fundamental attributes of confident leadership
- Develop a positive vision for success
- Be productive and actively meet deadlines
- Explore personal, professional and leadership development opportunities
Maintain resilience and confidence through change
- Evaluating the importance of keeping up to date in a rapidly evolving industry
- Driving knowledge to gain confidence and a competitive advantage
- Practical strategies to remain resilient
Market your professional self
- Confidently build your brand
- Showcase your skills, confidence and resilience
- Communicate to influence perception
Effective networking - Build life mentors and a community of connections
- Take advantage of networking opportunities and identify who will have a positive effect on your career
- Identify how you can help and add value to others
- Engage with the person and not their position
Leading with an adaptive mindset
- Leveraging your experience to address complex problems
- Generating evidence-based insight to inform
- Apply strategies to cope
Create and plan change
- Expecting change and envisioning the future
- Predicting the challenges associated with regulation in the public sector
- Planning for all possible scenarios
- Navigating the waters of innovation and advancement
Accelerating self and team performance through assertive influence
- Challenging and supporting team performance by assigning ambitious yet achievable goals
- Managing poor performing staff members
- Effectively communicate constructive feedback
Confidently drive change as a female leader
- Embrace change, blend old and new ways of thinking
- Embedding an innovative outlook in the workplace
- Apply strategies and techniques which influence resistance and commitment
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
+61 3 9250 1888
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