Commissioner Welcomes Public Sector Representatives in 2020’s Postgraduate Opportunity

13 December 2019

Commissioner Welcomes Public Sector Representatives in 2020’s Postgraduate Opportunity

Public Sector Commissioner Sharyn O’Neill has congratulated the latest round of participants taking part in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s (ANZSOG) Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program.

Claire Werkmeister, Superintendent Kate Vivian, Tyler Sujdovic and Garry Taylor were all selected to take part in the prestigious program for their leadership skills and potential.

Garry said It was great to meet with the Commissioner who set out some very clear expectations of the group.

“The advice given was insightful and I am sure it will be valuable helping the 2020 EMPA cohort to get off to a flying start,” he said.

The two year, part time postgraduate degree is delivered in partnership with nationally recognised universities like Curtin University. It covers eight core subjects as well as elective subjects, all of which are designed to meet the needs of future public sector leaders in the Australian or New Zealand public service.

Along with the Commissioner, the participants met with the Public Sector Commission’s Executive Director of People, Culture and Diversity and EMPA graduate, Sonja Cox who gave them some first-hand advice on what to expect

Superintendent Kate Vivian said hearing from Ms Cox about her personal story and journey was inspiring.

“Her conversation around balancing work, life and study resonated with me, particularly around her family commitments. The next two years will take dedication and hard work, but what an exciting opportunity it is!” Ms O’Neill said the participants should be very proud to have been selected.

“Their leadership and vision for a collaborative sector played a big part in why they were chosen to take part, and their participation in the program will benefit not just their agency but the sector as a whole,” she said.


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