Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) provides world-class postgraduate education to senior executives and emerging leaders in the public sector. The Public Sector Commission is pleased to partner with ANZSOG to deliver three distinct programs:

Executive Fellows Program

Applications for 2018 are now closed

The Executive Fellows Program is an intensive, three-week residential program for senior public sector executives who want to further develop their adaptive capacity to lead public sector organisations. 

Through the program, participants may become expert in a range of areas, from influencing at executive committee-level, navigating the first 100 days of a new role, leading a major departmental restructure or knowing how to empower teams to innovate. 

An implicit aim of the program is to challenge and stretch participants and this is achieved in part through the content, case studies and pedagogy selected. But the program also does this through shifting the context of the program from week to week – in 2018 the program will be based in Wellington, Canberra and Singapore. 

The program brings together world-recognised academics with high-calibre practitioners drawn from the senior ranks of the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. It applies the latest thinking and academic rigour, while being firmly grounded in the reality of modern public service challenges. Presenters and participants share their experiences and insights in a dynamic engagement that is central to the unique nature of this program. 

Modelled on leading executive offerings from the USA and UK, the program has been tailored specifically to an Australian and New Zealand public sector context. The EFP brings a global perspective and develops the capacity of senior executives to work across cultural boundaries and with increased international engagement. 

The 2018 program builds on ANZSOG’s collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, in Singapore. Participants will gain new insights into leading public sector performance and successful engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.

Eligibility: Tier 1 or Tier 2 i.e. Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Director General, Managing Director, Executive Director.

The Commission offers scholarships to support the development of WA public sector leaders. Each scholarship covers tuition fees and travel expenses.

Enquiries regarding the application and scholarship process may be directed to the Public Sector Leadership team at leadership@psc.wa.gov.au or on (08) 6552 8569.

For more information specifically about the program, please refer to the 2018 program brochure, or visit the ANZSOG website.

 

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Executive Master of Public Administration

Applications for 2019 are now closed

The ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration equips senior managers with a broad tool kit of essential skills required in today’s public sector. 

The program has been designed in collaboration with member governments and accredited by many of the leading universities in Australia and New Zealand. Not unlike an Master in Business Administration specifically tailored for government careers, the aim is to produce world-class public sector leaders with strong skills in everything from financial management to laws and regulations, data analysis and intellectually sound policy-making. 

The course brings together world-recognised academics with high-calibre practitioners drawn from the senior ranks of the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. It applies the latest thinking and academic rigour, while being firmly grounded in the reality of modern public sector challenges and allows students to access the best thinking and learning as they share their individual workplace challenges. 

This program: 

  • Is a two-year postgraduate qualification combining intensive residential blocks with core and elective modules 
  • Has a multi-disciplinary curriculum integrating theory and practice with real-world applications 
  • Is taught by leading local and international academics, with practitioners drawn from the senior ranks of a wide range of portfolios and sectors 
  • Facilitates the creation of networks of practitioners and peers for lifelong learning and support 
  • Develops world-class leaders and public sector capability 
  • Is accredited and awarded by ANZSOG’s university partners. 
Eligibility: PSGOGA substantive Level 8 (or equivalent) and above

The Commission offers five scholarships for WA public sector leaders to participate in the program. Each scholarship covers tuition fees and travel expenses.

Enquiries regarding the application and scholarship process may be directed to the Public Sector Leadership team at leadership@psc.wa.gov.au or on (08) 6552 8569.

For more information specifically about the program, please refer to the 2019 program brochure, or visit the ANZSOG website.

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Thought leadership

The Thought Leadership program provides a structured series of timely, relevant and influential events for public sector employees aspiring to leadership positions. This program delivers targeted CEO, SES and practitioner forums to provide:

  • an opportunity for informed debate and dialogue about innovative and cutting-edge ideas
  • access to pre-eminent thought leaders of national and international standing
  • development of the capability of Western Australia's current and emerging leaders
  • the opportunity for practitioners to share ideas and build networks across government.

The 2018 program was developed from themes arising from the Service Priority Review and included the following topics: 

  • Building Trust;
  • Co-design for better public services;
  • New ways of framing and advancing policy when working with multiple ministers
  • Unlocking value through constraints innovation; and
  • Authentic leadership.

Access to each of the presentations is provided below.  

Please refer to the Commission’s Events page for upcoming events.

 
Past events  
Professor Dana Born, (Brigadier General, USAF retired)

12 Seprtember 2018

Professor Dana Born, (Brigadier General, USAF retired), Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Australia and New Zealand School of Government Visiting Scholar

Presentation slides

Lewis Trigger, Constraints Management Consultant

7 August 2018

Speaker:

Lewis Trigger, Constraints Management Consultant

Presentation slides

Professor Yehudi Blacher University of Melbourne

17 July 2018

Speaker:

Professor Yehudi Blacher University of Melbourne

Presentation slides

Alastair Child, Social Intrapreneur at the Auckland Co-design Lab

26 June 2018

Speaker:

Alastair Child, Social Intrapreneur at the Auckland Co-design Lab

Presentation slides

Dr Nicole Gillespie, University of Queensland and Australia and New Zealand School of Government Visiting Scholar

15 and 16 August 2017

Speaker:

Dr Nicole Gillespie, University of Queensland and Australia and New Zealand School of Government Visiting Scholar

Presentation slides

Professor Zoe Radnor

29 March 2018

Speaker:

Professor Zoe Radnor, University of Leicester, Australia and New Zealand School of Government Visiting Scholar

Presentation slides

Scott Douglas, DPhil Utrecht University, ANZSOG Visiting Scholar

31 July 2017

Speaker:

Scott Douglas, DPhil Utrecht University, Australia and New Zealand School of Government Visiting Scholar

Presentation slides

Ken Smith, Dean and Chief Executive Officer, ANZSOG

26 July 2017

Speaker:

Ken Smith, Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Presentation slides

Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC

Professor John Phillimore

12 and 13 June 2017

Speaker:

Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC, Adjunct Professor at John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University

Speaker:
Professor John Phillimore, Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University

Presentation slides

George Argyous

19 May 2017

Speaker:

Dr George Argyrous, Senior Lecturer and one of three Principals of ANZSOG’s Evidence and Evaluation Hub

Presentation slides

Catherine Althaus

14 February 2017

Speaker:

Associate Professor Catherine Althaus, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne and ANZSOG Associate Dean (Academic)

Presentation slides

13 December 2016

Speaker:

Associate Professor Zeger Van Der Wal, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Presentation slides

27 October 2016

Speaker:

Ms Sally Washington, NZ Policy Project

Presentation slides

Professor Arie Freiberg AM

30 May 2016

Speaker:

Professor Arie Freiberg AM, Monash University

Presentation slides

Ms Cheryl Chung, Singapore Government

21 April 2016

Speaker:

Ms Cheryl Chung, Singapore Government

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Dr Adrian Kuah, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

21 April 2016

Speaker:

Dr Adrian Kuah, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

Presentation slides

David Albury, Director, Innovation Unit

4 March 2016

Speaker:

David Albury, Director, Innovation Unit

Presentation slides

Dr Zina O’Leary

20 July 2015

Speaker:

Dr Zina O’Leary, The University of Sydney

Video and transcript

Dr David Halpern and Dr Rory Gallagher

22 April 2015

Speakers:

Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team, UK, Dr Rory Gallagher, Managing Advisor & Director, International Programmes, Behavioural Insights Team, UK

Video, transcript and presentation slides

Dr Michael Macaulay

24 March 2015

Speaker:

Dr Michael Macaulay, Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Presentation slides

Professor Deborah Blackman

24 February 2015

Speaker:

Professor Deborah Blackman, Professor in Public Sector Management Strategy, UNSW Canberra

Evidence Base

Designed for public sector decision-makers, ANZSOG’s peer-reviewed Evidence Base journal publishes systematic reviews of the evidence in specific policy areas with a sharp focus on ‘what works’.

To ensure the journal remains a contemporary and relevant resource for the public sector ANZSOG is seeking topic submissions relevant to the Western Australian public sector. 

Previous reviews have covered topics such as the effectiveness of individual funding systems for disability, the drivers and barriers regarding government one-stop-shops, and the potential of the youth foyer model for reducing youth homelessness.

Read past issues of Evidence Base

How to make a topic submission

You can help ANZSOG continue to produce a contemporary and relevant journal by doing the following:

  • submit topics that are useful and relevant to your agency, by email to journal@anzsog.edu.au
  • circulate information about the journal within your Agency and to your colleagues.

Topics for review need to be areas where there is sufficient empirical evidence to warrant a systematic review, as well as being important and relevant to public sector managers.

Once ANZSOG receives a topic that fits the criteria, the Evidence Base team works with the relevant agency to refine the topic if necessary, and then draws on ANZSOG’s extensive academic networks to commission the review from people with suitable expertise.

ANZSOG provides a grant of AUD$10 000 to support the development of each review.

So if your agency has a specific topic/issue that would benefit from such a review in terms of its evidence base, this might represent an effective way to achieve that and share the results back with the wider public sector community.

To find out more about Evidence Base, please contact Managing Editor George Argyrous directly at g.argyrous@anzsog.edu.au

 

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Page last updated 29 November 2018