Executive Fellows Program (ANZSOG)

How to apply

The ANZSOG Executive Fellows Program is for senior Western Australian public sector leaders.

It brings together world-recognised academics with high calibre practitioners, enabling leaders to develop their leadership, management and strategic skills while developing networks.

For the 2019 program we are offering up to three scholarships covering tuition fees, travel and accommodation.

This program requires commitment to: 

  • an intensive three-week residential program from Monday 4 to Friday 22 November 2019
  • interstate and international travel including to Singapore and New Zealand
  • adherence to financial administration policies
  • dedication to post program whole-of-government initiatives which ‘give back’ to the sector.

Please read this information thoroughly to ensure you meet the criteria and understand your obligations as a representative of Western Australia’s public sector.

You should discuss your application with your chief executive officer to ensure they support the commitment this program requires. 


To be eligible to apply you must be employed in the Western Australian public sector at Tier 1 or Tier 2. For example, you could be a deputy commissioner, deputy director general, managing director or executive director.

Application process

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 21 June 2019. Late applications are not accepted.

  • Your application must be endorsed by your chief executive officer who needs to approve your release for the residential and post program components.
  • Email the completed application form and your current resume as one PDF document to leadership@psc.wa.gov.au by the closing date. 
  • If your application is incomplete, it will not be accepted and will be returned. 

Selection criteria

You need to address the following selection criteria: 

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to program discussions through leadership experience, current role responsibilities and potential for advancement.
  • Program outcomes must align with your development and progression requirements (may be evidenced by your chief executive officer’s endorsement). 
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and shape strategy in the context of self, others, organisation and external environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to whole-of-sector thinking and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated development of the leadership potential of others at all levels and the ability to influence organisational culture.

Selection process

  1. Applications are coordinated by the Commission.
  2. The Commission prepares a report against the selection criteria for the Leadership Council (as the selection panel) to consider all applicants.
  3. The Leadership Council may also consider, but not rank, against the following: gender, age, location (regional/metropolitan), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally or linguistically diverse, accessibility and inclusion.
  4. The Leadership Council selects up to three applicants for the program. 
  5. Applicants are advised of the outcome of their applications by the Commission in August 2019.
  6. All decisions are final and there is no appeal process.

Further information 

For any queries about the application process or scholarship commitments after reading this information, please email us

For more details about ANZSOG and the program, please go to the ANZSOG websiteemail ANZSOG directly or telephone (03) 8344 1909. 

Page last updated 17 May 2019