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Public Leadership Masterclass series

An exclusive online series for public leaders in today’s volatile and uncertain times.






Two hour masterclasses, choose up to 11


October 2022 – April 2023


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.

To do this, you need to understand the broader context of the environment you are working in, strengthen your capacity to tackle complex problems and be prepared to think strategically about the future.

ANZSOG’s Public Leadership Masterclass series (PLM), formerly Future public sector leaders’ series (FPSL), will re-energise and educate hard-working and passionate emerging and current leaders and expose them to fresh ideas. The eleven masterclasses cover a range of themes and provide an invaluable opportunity for self-reflection and professional growth for individuals and teams. PLM is a ‘choose-your-own adventure’ style series which puts you in control of your online learning experience. Choose from various packages which feature top-rated masterclasses from all new masterclasses led by domestic and international thinkers on leadership and public management from the public and private sectors.

Surveys of participants in the previous FPSL series found that:

  • 90% agreed topics were contemporary and relevant to their work
  • 85% agreed that the packages provided the flexibility they were looking for

What will I learn?

The 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.

You can expect to find the inspiration and practical tools needed to succeed in volatile and uncertain times from current and former senior public leaders and academics exploring topics such as: ethical leadership, design thinking, smart collaboration, systems thinking, social and political imagination, partnering with First Nations, placed-based approaches and political leadership.

The short and engaging online masterclasses have been purposely designed to fit around your busy workday and to provide a forum to discuss the future challenges of the public purpose sector, how they affect your role, your organisation and the communities you serve.

Challenge yourself to grapple with new concepts and learn approaches that you will be able to apply right away to problems in your everyday work.

See individual masterclasses for specific learning outcomes.

Who is the series for?

The series has been tailor-made 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. You will be interested in big picture leadership, strategy and systems thinking, managing change, innovating, working with stakeholders, developing people and improving your emotional intelligence and resilience.

For example, in the public sector, Tier 3-4 leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand, SES 1, EL 1-2 in the APS and VPS 5-6 and SES-1 will find the masterclass series particularly beneficial.

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 Executive Fellows ProgramTowards Strategic Leadership, and Deputies Leadership Program.

We encourage registrations from First Nations, people with disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Why should I choose the series?


The series has been designed to provide you with the flexibility to choose to ensure you get the most out of your ANZSOG experience. Select a package, then choose the masterclasses which will help you strengthen the areas of most relevance to you. See the package and masterclass details below.

Work/life balance

The masterclasses are online and limited to two hours to positively impact your work/life balance.

Access leading thinkers from around the globe

The masterclasses give you the opportunity to engage with leading thinkers from across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and top international universities such as the Harvard Law School, University College London, and the University of Virginia.

Highly engaging

Masterclass numbers are strictly limited to foster an intimate and highly interactive environment, which focuses specifically on challenges of direct relevance to public leaders in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand today and into the future.

Highly reputable

ANZSOG is not just any education provider. We are owned by and work for the governments of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and develop our programs in close consultation with our government owners and university partners. Everything we do is aimed at strengthening and enriching public sector leadership, and inspiring and connecting public sector leaders.

Connect to peers

The Public leadership masterclass series, like all ANZSOG programs, will put you in the (virtual) room with other colleagues from across agencies and jurisdictions, strengthening your network and broadening your horizons. You can expect to learn as much from others as you will from our expert masterclass leads.

Leading with cultural intelligence - building stronger partnerships with First Nations with Lil Anderson

Aotearoa New Zealand’s journey towards partnership with Māori has necessitated a shift in the way government engages with community. In this masterclass, Lil Anderson, ANZSOG Teaching and Leadership Fellow and CEO of Te Arawhiti – Office for Māori-Crown relations will discuss what this engagement should look like, what changes are required within organisations and at public service system levels and the features of true partnership that are starting to emerge as we work differently with our communities.

In this masterclass you will:

  • Explore the importance of knowing your public and having the skills to really engage with them
  • Discuss how great policy and better outcomes are intrinsically tied to partnership, and
  • Examine the competencies required to engage and partner with communities

This open-access mini-masterclass is based on Lil Anderson’s highly rated two-hour masterclass from the past two Public Leadership Masterclass series.

The masterclass ran on 29 September 2022. You can watch the recording from the session below:

Session recording
What are the series details?

The Public leadership masterclass series begins in October 2022 and features 11 two-hour masterclasses, many of these will feature Q&A and interactive activities. You can pick any masterclass to complete a package. You can register for masterclasses even after the series begins in October.

Schedule and dates for the Public Leadership Masterclass series

Masterclass details

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Friday 24 February 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)


Public policy management and notions of effective policy tend to focus on efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, or satisfying the preferences of key stakeholders. ‘Values’ are not usually articulated in technocratic discourses, even if they are implicit. Integrating values systematically and reflectively in one’s thinking and deliberations can however enhance good policymaking. It enables governments to more consciously weigh longer term outcomes, better ascertain who is affected by a social process or decision, and more creatively empower citizens and communities. It is also essential to good leadership.

This masterclass will explore key themes that can inform ethical leadership for public leaders today:

  • the ideal of civic virtue;
  • the common good;
  • structural injustice; and
  • the role of trust and expertise in democratic governance.

Building on these themes, the session will enable participants to think critically about their own approach as an ethical agent. It will adopt a holistic perspective, recognising the different roles people occupy, including as individuals; as part of communities; in organisations (e.g., government departments) or associations; and as citizens in a national project.

Drawing on ancient philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato, as well as contemporary thinkers, the session will emphasise how to create ethical capacity in organisations and incorporate values in the making and implementation of public policy. Key insights will be reinforced via two case studies: one exploring the idea of a just transition for communities economically dependent on fossil fuels as countries move towards net zero emissions, and one on the use of AI technologies in government decisions that affect vulnerable people. On completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of how they can integrate ethical judgements and commitments into the practice of leadership and solving public problems.

Dr Vafa Ghazavi is a political philosopher and public policy strategist. He is currently Executive Director for Research and Policy at the James Martin Institute for Public Policy and a Carr Center Fellow at Harvard University. He has been a visiting researcher on ethics at the AI lab, DeepMind, and a lecturer in political theory at the University of Oxford. Vafa previously worked in the policy planning branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, served as a diplomat in Afghanistan and to the United Nations in Vienna, and worked as an adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in the UK. Vafa is a graduate of the University of Sydney, where he won the university medal, and Harvard University, where he completed a Master’s in public administration as a Fulbright Scholar. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he studied as a John Monash Scholar.


Thursday 2 March 2023

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 10:00am-12:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 9:30am – 11:30am ACST (Darwin)
  • 8:00am – 10:00am AWST (Perth)


Collaboration in today’s VUCA environment is not a fad. It’s a necessity. The only way to effectively solve the complex problems we face is by using teams of multidisciplinary experts. But most organisations are comprised of highly specialised functional teams with professional experts practising in narrowly defined areas. They often solve problems independently, not by working with peers. When they do collaborate across these siloes, it is often ad hoc, expensive, ineffective and fraught with conflict.

This two-hour session will help public sector leaders in Australia and New Zealand adopt more collaborative ways of working. It will benefit anyone who already needs to foster collaboration within or across teams with the aim of boosting innovation, solving more complex problems, and attracting and retaining top talent.

Heidi K Gardner, PhD, is a Harvard Business Press best-selling author on smart collaboration and Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School. Previously a professor at Harvard Business School, she is currently the faculty chair and instructor in multiple executive education programs at both institutions. With her team at Gardner & Co, Heidi works extensively with boards, executive teams, and other senior leaders to boost performance by embedding the principles and practices of smarter, agile, cross-silo collaboration within those groups and across the broader organisation and ecosystem.

Kim Vella, PhD – Managing Director of Kim Vella Coaching – is an executive coach and leadership development practitioner with extensive experience in leading, coaching and mentoring people in the public sector, including nearly a decade as an SES Band 1 officer in the Australian Public Service. Kim is an International Coaching Federation credentialed coach who works with executive teams and senior leaders across public, private and for-purpose sectors.

In this masterclass, you will learn:

  • myths about collaboration and mistakes leaders often make
  • practical steps to implement smarter collaboration and reap its benefits
  • how to improve your collaborative leadership skills by deploying your strengths and avoiding pitfalls.


Gardner, H.K., 2017. Smart collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.


Thursday 9 March 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)


Skilful negotiation is essential for those seeking to lead and create value across the public, for-purpose and private sectors. Building support for important policy choices often required overcoming political, organisational and operational barriers via practiced negotiation.

This two-hour session is designed to help public leaders in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand to sharpen their analytic and interpersonal negotiation skills. The course is designed to take differing skill levels into account to help participants influence internal and external stakeholders.

Monica Giannone is the Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Collaboratory at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. Giannone is an Instructor at Harvard Kennedy School where she teaches in Executive Education programs and co-teaches two degree program courses on negotiation. Giannone is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Management Division at Babson College and teaches negotiation in the MBA program.

Giannone’s current areas of work focus on international climate negotiations, overcoming partisan divide in U.S. legislatures, negotiation in cities and local government, value-based conflict, situations of low-power, and gender and negotiation. Giannone’s newest project seeks to expand and analyze the use of coaching for negotiation skill development and strategic career negotiation.

Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to further understand how to:

  • prepare for negotiations and anticipate structural, institutional, and cross-cultural barriers to agreement;
  • assess no-agreement alternatives;
  • diagnose incentives and underlying interests;
  • engage in backward mapping and sequencing to build winning coalitions;
  • trade on differences to generate value-creating, sustainable agreements;
  • assess negotiation outcomes with a view toward improving future performance;
  • and design agreements that create maximum value on a sustainable basis.


Tuesday 14 February 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)


Systems thinking is an essential skill for transcending idealised notions of how systems should work to how systems actually work. It is the basis for crafting and implementing public policy that delivers real benefits to society.

Dr Nick Fleming – ANZSOG presenter and founder of strategic advisory firm Innergise, will use real-world examples from the public and private sectors to provide insights into the crucial role of systems thinking in tackling real-world public problems and setting up agencies, their programs and leaders for success.

Dr Fleming will reveal some of the big traps and blindspots contributing to persistence of public problems which will be of particular benefit to those responsible for public policy formulation and implementation. This masterclass is ideal for leaders at all levels of the public service who want to start using systems thinking to achieve genuine progress in tackling complex public problems.

On completion of this masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Discern the difference between normal (day-to-day) styles of thinking and systems thinking
  • Explain why systems thinking is essential to productive and problem solving in the public sector
  • Apply one of a suite of systems thinking tools
  • Understand that systems as social constructs with important implications for understanding and resolving public problems (including policy formulation and implementation)
  • Recognise that the aim and value of systems thinking is doing less work with better results
  • Immediately start applying systems thinking to your work.


Optional pre-reading: Focusing on people, not technology – how the public sector can work better to solve problems


Monday 30 January 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)


Understanding your authorising environment is key to being an effective public leader – be that in the public service, political office or in the community. The downsides of ‘political’ leadership can often be decried, but effective use of political nous can help to drive change and ultimately better outcomes to progress the public good. The masterclass will explore how understanding both the world of Politics and how politics internally is important and is essential to being an effective public leader and delivering change.

In this masterclass with three former senior public leaders – a Prime Minister, a Premier and a head of a Public Service – you will gain insight into a number of key aspects of political leadership, including:

  • how to utilise political astuteness to be more influential when advising or seeking to influence Ministers
  • understanding how to navigate the political and power dynamics in your own workplace when trying to deliver change
  • the considerations and multi-faceted pressures that a political leader faces in their role
  • skills and approaches used by political leaders that you can use in your own workplaces and communities.

This masterclass will be delivered by The Right Honourable Sir Bill English KNZM, New Zealand’s 39th Prime Minister; The Hon Anna Bligh AC the Premier of Queensland from 2007-12; and Ken Smith AO the Director General of the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2007-11.


Tuesday 28 February 2023

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AEST (Brisbane)
  • 9:30am – 11:30am ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 8:30am – 10:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 7:00am – 9:00am AWST (Perth)


Governments don’t only need good policies and implementation. They also need a sense of the broader direction the state or nation should be taking – and imagination about what could be possible over 10-20 years. But this capacity for social and political imagination has declined in recent years. We can more easily imagine ecological disasters or technological futures than what our government might look like, or our welfare, democracy or health a generation from now. This session will look in depth at the challenge of imagination. We often overestimate how much can change in the short-term but underestimate how much can change in the long-term. So how can we get a better handle on more profound long-term change? What can we learn from the past? What methods can help governments and societies think more creatively about their future options? How can they involve the public? At a time when governments everywhere face the need to handle profound transitions around carbon, ageing and the governance of technology this question of imagination is a vital complement to focusing on efficiency and implementation.

Sir Geoff Mulgan has worked in senior positions in various governments, including as director of strategy in the UK government, and as an adviser to many more. He has created a dozen NGOs and is now an academic at University College London. His most recent book -Another World is Possible – was published in 2022 and described as – ‘The tonic the world needs’, ‘Wonderful, eclectic and deeply interesting’ and ‘an inspiring call for a more imaginative tomorrow’.

This masterclass will help you understand:

  • some of the big challenges and opportunities of the next decades
  • how to think more radically about what might be possible – mapping and visualising different pathways to the future
  • how to integrate imagination into the everyday work of government
  • how to cultivate your own ability to think creatively about solving problems and designing alternatives


Thursday 9 February 2023

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm AWST (Perth)


We live in a complex and uncertain world. Globalisation is facing pushback on multiple fronts due to growing great power rivalry and weaponised interdependence, increasing global threats (e.g., pandemics and climate change), and rising inequality. Fields that were previously viewed as relatively separate—like trade and investment, national security, health and the environment—are colliding. How should public leaders approach these sorts of complex cross-cutting challenges?

In this Masterclass, Professor Anthea Roberts will introduce participants to new ways of thinking about complex, contested and evolving public policy issues and how to balance risks, rewards and resilience.

Anthea is a Professor of Global Governance at the Australian National University and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. In 2019, the League of Scholars named Anthea the world’s leading international law scholar and Australia’s leading law scholar. Her new book Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why it Matters was listed as one of the Best Books of 2021 by the Financial Times and Fortune Magazine.

This masterclass will help you to understand:

  • debates about the merits and future of globalisation
  • the role of narratives in public debates and policy making
  • the importance of adopting multiple perspectives when seeking to understand complex problems
  • the importance of bringing together insights from diverse disciplines and domains when seeking to understand complex problems
  • the need to develop the skill of “integrative complexity”
  • frameworks for thinking through risks, rewards and resilience


Tuesday 28 March 2023

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 9:00am-11:00am AEST (Brisbane)
  • 9:30am – 11:30am ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 8:30am – 10:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 7:00am – 9:00am AWST (Perth)


In this Masterclass, we will look at the role that design thinking can play in accelerating outcomes for leaders in the public sector. We will examine the behaviours and attitudes of innovation leaders and examine the role of a learning mindset, deep understanding of those we are designing for, and the value of experimental approaches, linking these to specific tools and approaches that characterize the design thinking methodology.

Jeanne M. Liedtka is the UTC Professor Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and former chief learning officer at United Technologies Corporation, where she was responsible for overseeing all activities associated with corporate learning and development for the Fortune 50 corporation. Jeanne’s work includes a focus on design-led innovation in the government and social sector, which she published in her book, Designing for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector. Her most recent book Experiencing Design: The Innovator’s Journey, examines how non-designers can develop deep expertise in design methods.

Our learning objectives and benefits include:

  • Learning new ways to use design thinking to solve your biggest challenges.
  • Adopting a lean, learning-centred design mindset
  • Expanding your mental model to discover opportunities that already exist within your organisation
  • Conserving resources and generating better outcomes using a research-based approach to problem-solving
  • Refining and iterating initial ideas quickly
  • Collaborating in ways that break down silos and increase organizational momentum


Thursday 30 March 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)


The complexity of contemporary social problems has led public leaders across myriad jurisdictions to consider ways of addressing the multi-dimensional disadvantages of local communities through `place-based’ approaches. While there are (and have been historically) a range of models, the success of place-based approaches is dependent on the extent to which communities, governments and stakeholders can collaborate and step outside their program and professional domains to achieve community outcomes.

There are considerable challenges, dilemmas and opportunities for public sector and community leaders in migrating from top-down or principal agent arrangements towards place-based practice which is characterised by shared design, stewardship, and accountability for outcomes and impacts.

The masterclass will explore these challenges, dilemmas and opportunities by supporting participants to:

  • understand when and how place-based approaches have been used through Australian and international public policy experiences to achieve agreed community outcomes;
  • examine the governance, administrative, funding, skills and evidence shifts necessary to support more collaborative, integrated and community- led policy design and program delivery;.
  • apply these reforms to their own real-world experiences and practice.

Tim Reddel is Professor, Social Solutions at the Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland. His research is focused on developing tailored solutions addressing the multiple causes of poverty and disadvantage for population groups and places.

Luke Craven is Systems Change Lead at Collaboration for Impact. He is passionate about supporting collaborations and partnerships to think in systemic ways. Luke has a PhD in the application of systems thinking in public administration and was previously a Design Director at the Australia Taxation Office and a Lecturer at UNSW.


Tuesday 4 April

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm AEST (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart)
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm AWST (Perth)


How do you lead in uncertain times – when driving adaptation in your team and across your agency is vital? Robin Ryde – business author, leadership and organisational development expert, former CEO of the UK National School of Government and co-director of ANZSOG’s Executive Fellows Program – will focus on the mindset and capabilities needed to confidently adapt your leadership for the modern operating environment; one that is characterised by unpredictability, ambiguity and rapid change – a vital skill for any effective public manager, but of particular importance as we grapple with the longer-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On completion of this masterclass, participants will be able to:

  • A firm grounding in the core concepts and work associated with the practice of Adaptive Leadership
  • A common language to explore adaptive challenges
  • Practice in framing questions relating to complex problems
  • Enhanced skill in reading and responding to changes in the operating environment


Monday 20 February 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)

Tuesday 14 March 2023

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am AWST (Perth)


Developing strong partnerships is not just about the act of partnering, but also how you prepare your organisation and teams to partner with others. In this masterclass, Lil Anderson, ANZSOG Leadership and Teaching Fellow and Chief Executive, Te Arawhiti – Office for Māori Crown Relations, will explore how you build networks, capability and influence to enable more effective partnerships with others. She will be drawing on her experiences supporting organisations to better partner with First Nations, the lessons will be applicable for public leaders working to partner with different community groups and organisations.

At the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Build better networks to enable connection and partnering with others
  • Identify the capabilities your organisation will need to partner with others
  • Understand practical steps and strategies you can take to enhance your influence inside and outside your organisation


Registrations for the masterclasses are open.

How much does the series cost?

The Public Leadership Masterclass series has been designed to build the skills that every 21st-century public sector leader needs but we understand how busy you are and that it might not be possible to commit to too much time away from your work and other commitments. That’s why we have designed the series as a ‘choose-your-own adventure’ style series which puts you in control of your online learning experience.

Choose from various packages which feature highly engaging new masterclasses led by domestic and international thinkers on different skills and thinking required in public leadership.
To provide you with the choice you need, we’ve designed five packages:

Gold leadership package

Cost: $3,300 AUD incl. GST ($3,000 excl.)

What you get: 10 x masterclasses

Silver leadership package

Cost: $2,200 AUD incl. GST ($2,000 excl.)

What you get: 5 x masterclasses

Bronze leadership package

Cost: $1,430 AUD incl GST ($1,300 excl.)

What you get: 3 x masterclasses

Individual masterclass

Cost: $550 AUD incl. GST ($500 excl.)

What you get: 1 x masterclass

Group bookings

For a Department or Non-Profit that purchases 5 or more individual passes:

Cost: $440 AUD incl. GST ($400 excl.)

Contact us if you are seeking more details or help with a group booking at

How do I register?

Registration is simple. Just follow the five steps below.


1. Click the register button below

2. Enter your details

3. Select your series package

4. Choose the masterclasses you wish to attend

5. Finalise payment and you’re done.


Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon finalising their registration.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link one week prior to the masterclass.

Find out more about our Cancellation policy here.

Platform and delivery

The Public Leadership Masterclass series will be delivered via Zoom providing a platform for inspiring delivery, engaging breakout rooms and live polling. If Zoom is unable to be accessed via work servers, participants are strongly encouraged to request access for Zoom desktop ahead of time or to utilise a personal device.

Timing of masterclasses

Where possible, we look to schedule masterclasses at times that are accessible for participants from ANZSOG’s ten jurisdictions. We are particularly thankful to our international masterclass presenters who often deliver in their late evenings to allow for this. However, international time differences mean we may need to hold masterclasses outside of regular work hours for some jurisdictions or across the lunch period in others. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and thank you for your understanding.

Information for managers

Now more than ever communities are turning to government for advice and leadership, and ongoing investment in public sector leadership is vital. Public sector leaders have been thrust into the spotlight, working tirelessly to deal with pandemic and its aftereffects. ANZSOG is owned by, and works for, the Commonwealth, state and territory governments of Australia and the central government of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Public Leadership Masterclass series has been specifically designed to strengthen your current and future leaders’ abilities to understand leadership mindsets, styles and skills and provide them with the practical tools they need to succeed. The series has purposefully been limited to short and sharp delivery options to ensure the impact on day-to-day operations is minimised.

Find out more

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 or visit the Public Leadership Masterclass Frequently Asked Questions page.