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Leadership through different lenses: A Public Leadership Masterclass Series

Enhance your leadership style with new perspectives and practical tools


Per series: Early Bird: $1050pp | Full price: $1,500pp | Group discount for 5 or more: $945pp




5x 2hr masterclasses


21 August, 29 August, 5 September, 12 September, 18 September


The purpose of this series is to introduce emerging leaders to contemporary leadership perspectives and challenge them to be deliberate about the leader they want to become in future. Effective leadership is strengthened by an ability to see things from multiple perspectives. This series recognises this, and that public leaders need to think creatively to solve complex problems and deliver value to the communities they serve.

Each masterclass will explore the following topics:

  • Leading in complexity with Marianne Stacey and John Sautelle
  • Power dynamics and influencing for long-term success with Jen Overbeck
  • Overcoming obstacles to collaboration, with Paul Atkins
  • High performing teams with Robin Ryde
  • Mastering ethical leadership with Karin Lasthuizen

Background on the series

Public leaders have always needed to think creatively to solve complex problems and deliver public value to their communities. Now, in a global environment of increasing economic and political uncertainty, it is even more important for you as an emerging public leader to have the knowledge, creativity and confidence required to provide informed and timely advice, and lead others through change.

ANZSOG’s Public Leadership Masterclass series (PLM) are designed to re-energise and educate hard-working and passionate emerging and current leaders and expose them to fresh ideas.

The format of the PLM series has changed this year to better facilitate peer-to-peer learning and cross-jurisdictional connection. Each masterclass series features 5 masterclasses that speak to an overarching theme and are structured to allow for ample reflection and discussion with your counterparts from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Unable to make every class in the schedule?

Each masterclass will be recorded and made available to participants for three months after the masterclass is scheduled.

Why should I choose a Public Leadership Masterclass series?

A public leadership masterclass series will inspire you to reimagine your role in the public and for purpose sectors and become the leader you want to be – talented, creative, innovative – for the challenges of today with the ability to think strategically about the problems of tomorrow.

PLM will give you inspiration and practical tools needed to succeed in volatile and uncertain times, exploring topics such as: negotiations, enhancing wellbeing, First Nations leadership and leading cultural change.

(source: Evaluation feedback of participants of 2022-23 PLM series. Rating scale: 1 = poor, 2 = fair, 3= average 4 = good, 5 = excellent)

Who is it for?

The series has been designed for emerging and current public leaders working in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The ideal participant will be new to management or identified as a future leader within their organisation – an emerging public leader, with strong leadership aspirations and long-term career plans.

The series will also suit established leaders seeking to refresh their approach and engage in thought-provoking discussion on topics of immediate relevance as they work through the challenges of the constantly and rapidly changing environment. Established leaders looking to take their leadership to the next level, should also consider ANZSOG’s esteemed intensive leadership development programs: the Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership, and the Deputies Leadership Program.


  • Leading in complexity, Marianne Stacey and John Sautelle
  • Power dynamics and influencing for long-term success, Jen Overbeck
  • Overcoming obstacles to collaboration, Paul Atkins
  • High performing teams, Robin Ryde
  • Mastering ethical leadership, Karin Lasthuizen


5x 2hr masterclasses, with optional pre and post work in between.

Date, time, location

11am on the following dates:

  • 21 August
  • 29 August
  • 5 September
  • 12 September
  • 18 September


  • Early Bird: $1050pp
  • Full price: $1,500pp
  • Group discount for 10 or more: $945pp

More information

Owned by and working for the governments of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, ANZSOG creates and delivers education programs tailored to meet the needs of public sector leaders who are currently facing distinct challenges. Our programs are designed with significant government input, for government, and led by renowned academics and respected practitioners. For more information contact  e.education@anzsog.edu.au.