Please see below for frequently asked questions relating to ANZSOG’s new Future Public Sector Leaders’ series. If your question is not answered below, please contact the ANZSOG education team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1. What is the registration process?

Registration is simple. Just follow the five steps below.

  • Click the register link
  • Enter your details
  • Select your series package
  • Choose the masterclasses you wish to attend
  • Finalise payment and you're done.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon finalising their registration.

2. When do registrations close?

Registrations for each masterclass and keynote are open up to 24 hours before the date of delivery. Participants can purchase a package at any time throughout the series, which runs from mid-November to March 2021. Registrations for masterclasses and keynotes will close 24 hours before the date of delivery.

3. Do I have to attend all the keynotes and the masterclasses?

The Future public sector leaders' series has been designed to build the skills that every 21st century public sector leader needs but with the understanding that it might not be possible to commit to too much time away from your desk and other personal commitments.

Registrations can be selected from a variety of packages, each with varying time commitments. While we encourage participants to register for the Gold package to get the most value out of the series, we understand that it may not be possible to commit this much time to professional development during this busy period. See the next question for packages.

4. How much does the program cost?

To provide you with the choice you need, we’ve designed four packages:

Gold leadership package

Cost: $3295 AUD incl. GST ($2995 excl.)

What you get: 12 x masterclasses, 3 x keynotes and 1 x capstone

Silver leadership package

Cost: $2595 AUD incl. GST ($2359 excl.)

What you get: 7 x masterclasses, 3 x keynotes and 1 x capstone

Bronze leadership package

Cost: $1795AUD incl. GST ($1632 excl.)

What you get: 3 x masterclasses, 3 x keynotes and 1 x capstone

Individual masterclass

Cost: $695 AUD incl. GST ($632 excl.)

What you get:1 x masterclass

Register here.

5. Can I pay by credit card?

Visa and Mastercards are accepted during the registration process. If you would like to be invoiced then you can request this during the registration process.

6. When will I/my agency be invoiced?

Invoices will be emailed to you/your agency invoice contact once upon registration. You can expect to receive a confirmation email immediately. A tax invoice will be emailed to you within three business days. 

7. What is covered in the registration fee?

Depending on the package you have registered for (as detailed above), the registration fee includes access to the online keynotes, masterclasses and the capstone presentation.

8. Can I self-fund my participation if my agency won't fund?

Yes. Self-funding is permitted.

9. Can I register after the first keynote and masterclasses are delivered in November?

Yes. We will be accepting registrations up to 24 hours before each delivery. Once the series has started, we will be actively encouraging registrations for the remaining keynotes and masterclasses to ensure a rich experience for participants.

10. Can I register multiple members of my team for packages?

Yes. Group registrations are welcome. Use the registration page and once you reach the end of the masterclass selection for your first package, please click "Add Group Number" and you will be able to add another participant and select their package from there. If you are having difficulties, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11. Can I share the registration link with my colleagues if I only purchased one package?

No. This will be considered a breach of the terms of your registration. Keynotes and masterclass links are to only be used by the individual who registered. Sharing links with multiple people will result in cancellation of your registration.

12. When will I receive the link to the online masterclass or keynote?

Registrants will receive a Zoom link 24 hours before the masterclass or keynote.


13. What is the cancellation policy?

ANZSOG aims to provide high-quality service at all levels of its operation and is committed to providing a timely and fair withdrawal procedure. ANZSOG prices its programs based on full capacity and incurs costs progressively throughout the lead-up to and delivery of programs. Should you be required to withdraw from your package, and the masterclasses and keynotes in your package have not yet begun, you are eligible for a refund or credit. Find out more at our Cancellation policy here. If you are seeking a refund but your the masterclasses or keynotes in your package have begun, then you are not eligible for a refund due to the reasons listed in the opening paragraph above. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any further questions

14. Do I need managerial approval to attend the program?

This is dependent on the individual’s circumstances. Participants can self-fund but should be aware that the series will be held during office hours.

15. If I can’t attend one or more of the masterclasses in my selected package, can I transfer it to a colleague? 

Yes. Registrations can be transferred under exceptional circumstances. To organise registration transfer, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


16. Are there any entry requirements to be eligible for the series?

The series has been tailor-made for emerging public sector leaders working in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand and will also benefit experienced leaders working through the challenges of the constantly and rapidly changing environment.

While there are no entry requirements for the series, ANZSOG is committed to providing an engaging online learning experience and encourage registrants to consider the relevance of the series before registering. The ideal participant will be an emerging public sector leader, with strong leadership aspirations and long-term career plans, who is new to management or has been identified as a future leader within their agency. For example, Tier 3-4 leaders in Aotearoa-New Zealand, SES 1, EL 1-2 in the APS and VPS 5-6 and E03 will find the masterclass series particularly beneficial. It will also suit established leaders seeking inspiration and wanting to upskill and engage in thought-provoking discussion on topics with a contemporary focus. We encourage registrations from Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

17. What is the series structure?

The series features three ‘themes’ and each theme features 1 x keynote presentation and 4 x masterclasses. There is also a final capstone presentation where topics explored throughout the series will be summarised. We encourage participants to register for the Gold pass to experience the richness of the series.

18. What is the time commitment of the series?

We’ve designed our masterclasses to be up to two hours in an exclusive online environment with an expert in public management and a group of like-minded public sector leaders from across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. You can expect about 1.5 hours of interactive and engaging delivery from the presenter and about 0.5 hours of interactive discussion with your peers in engaging breakout rooms. The keynotes and capstone will be one-hour panel discussions, featuring experts in public sector management exploring the topics of importance to you. There will also be opportunities for engagement during these discussions, including Q&As and in some instances online polling.

19. How big is each masterclass?

Masterclass numbers are strictly limited to foster an intimate and highly interactive environment, which focuses specifically on challenges of direct relevance to public servants in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand today and into the future. We expect a maximum number of 50 participants in some cases. The keynotes and capstones presentations will have up to 400 attendees.

20. What are the outcomes of the series?

Future public sector leaders' series participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn to their day-to-day work. By selecting the Gold pass, you will learn to:

  • lead with confidence and a clear sense of purpose by defining your personal values and ethical principles, and embrace adaptive leadership and systems thinking to overcome challenges
  • better work with government stakeholders, understand political dimensions and how they influence your decision-making.
  • facilitate and manage digital innovation to lead change in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world
  • use evidence and overcome barriers on the way to effective public policy
  • You will also explore themes relating to:
  • governing and leading under pressure in the contemporary public sector
  • reimagining the role of government and the future of the public service.

Please visit the Future Public Sector Leaders landing page for more information on the individual masterclasses.

21. What online delivery platform will be used for the series?

The Future public sector leaders' series will be delivered via Zoom providing a platform for inspiring delivery, engaging breakout rooms and live polling. Participants are encouraged to utilise a personal device if Zoom is unable to be accessed via work servers.

Register now

Visit the Future public sector leaders' series webpage