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Professional Learning Program

New Managers


Early bird $1740 (inc GST), Full price $2175 (inc GST)




4 x 3-hour sessions over 4 weeks


22 May-12 June, or 6-27 August, or 9-30 October 2024


The transition from team member to team/project leader in the public sector is an exciting journey that brings new responsibilities and challenges that require working beyond your technical domain of expertise to skilfully steward diverse teams, build productive relationships with valued stakeholders, and engage with influence at more senior levels.

Common challenges new managers encounter include shifting focus from individual performance to team performance, getting the balance right between providing strategic direction and engaging in the operational detail, working across a broader range of work styles and perspectives, and managing relationships with senior colleagues and diverse stakeholders.

Over the course of four experiential and practical workshops, you will be guided through an enriching learning experience that supports this transition by helping you to build practical strategies for success to excel and thrive at the next level. These workshops take place over 4 weeks to allow time for new ideas to be applied in the workplace and then reflected on with peers to consolidate your learning.

The program will be highly interactive and enable participants to connect with and learn from peers from a range of government jurisdictions, departments and agencies in a confidential, high-trust environment. Cohorts will be limited in size to allow space for addressing individual needs and tackling real-life challenges being faced in the workplace.

What will you learn?

This program provides access to a range of evidence-based ideas and practices that strengthen new managers’ ability to:

  • Build and develop engaged teams that work well together and take initiative to achieve results.       
  • Build productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders that strengthen trust, find common ground, and enable effective cooperation.   
  • Work with greater influence at senior levels when providing advice and seeking to shape outcomes. 

Who should attend?

This program is suited to those who are new to leading teams or projects (up to 18 months experience) or have been recently appointed to higher duties that involve management responsibilities.

Who will lead the course?

Hamish Alexander is an experienced educator and former public administrator who has delivered leadership development programs and provided personalised coaching for a range of commonwealth and state public sector managers and executives.

He employs contemporary adult learning approaches (e.g., case studies, peer coaching, role plays, action learning) to deliver practical and dynamic education experiences that can be readily used in the workplace.

Event Details


  • Program 1: 22 May, 29 May, 5 June, 12 June 
  • Program 2: 6, 13, 20, 27 August
  • Program 3: 9, 16, 23, 30 October 2024

Duration: 4 x 3-hour sessions over 4 weeks, 10am-1pm AET

Location: Online


  • Early bird: $1740 (inc GST)
  • Full price: $2175 (inc GST)  


ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.

Every person who completes the Executive Master of Public AdministrationExecutive Fellows ProgramDeputies Leadership ProgramTowards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.

Got a question?

To enquire about this course, please contact ANZSOG’s Program Delivery team with the program name as the subject line to e.education@anzsog.edu.au or call us on +61 3 8344 1984.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.