The India Advanced Leadership Program (IALP) is a unique collaboration between ANZSOG and the Government of India’s Department of Personnel and Training, the NSW Government, the Victorian Government and the Aotearoa-New Zealand Government. Inaugurated in 2013, the one-week program delivered in Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington to Indian public officials aims to develop a positive and productive relationship between high level public officials of Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand and India. The Department of Personnel and Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government of India in personnel matters especially issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare.
There are now more than 140 ANZSOG IALP alumni in senior positions within India’s public services – from the central government to a large number of the states.
For many, the ANZSOG program was their first experience of Australia’s unique cultures and innovative public sectors.
ANZSOG Dean and CEO Professor Ken Smith said that the IALP provided an opportunity to build trust, share knowledge and establish ongoing interactions between public sector leaders in Australia and India.
“Endeavours like the IALP are vitally important for building networks, laying the foundations for co-operation and sharing public sector innovations,” he said.
“India is a key partner in trade and strategic terms, and the growing population of Indian tourists, migrants and students provide an important source of cultural vibrancy in Australia.”
Senior public officials from the Indian Government, including Secretary, Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary level officers - Up to 25 Senior public officials are carefully selected by ANZSOG’s program partner, The Department of Personnel and Training of the Central Government of India.