2017 Leadership essentials program

Public Sector Commission

The Public Sector Commission (Commission) is seeking applications for participation in the 2017 Leadership essentials program.

With only 24 participants selected per intake, Leadership essentials is a highly competitive program and is aimed at leaders committed to delivering better outcomes for the public sector—supporting their development to become successful senior executives. It is an intense nine-month program designed to improve the ability of leaders to think critically and strategically—inspiring them to think, act and behave differently.

Western Australian State Government officers classified at Level 7-9 (Public Service and Government Officers General Agreement 2016) or equivalent are eligible to participate in Leadership essentials. A high level of commitment, participation, responsibility and accountability is expected from participants in Leadership essentials, as it is a senior leadership program.

The Commission is pleased to offer two scholarships for Aboriginal leaders to complete the Leadership essentials program as part of its Time for action strategy to encourage diversity and inclusion in public employment. The first scholarship is available for an Aboriginal leader based in regional Western Australia which covers the program fee ($3600 for 2017) and actual travel, accommodation and meal expenses incurred for the duration of the program. The second scholarship is available for an Aboriginal leader based in the Perth metropolitan area and covers the program fee only.

Further details about the Leadership essentials program, including the 2017 nomination form, the guide for applicants and agencies and the Aboriginal scholarship guidelines, are available on the Commission website.

Interested officers classified at Level 7-9 and agency representatives are encouraged to attend information sessions to learn more about the Leadership essentials program and its requirements. These sessions will be conducted during September and October 2016.

Enquiries about the Leadership essentials program should be directed to Leadership and Development at leadership@psc.wa.gov.au or (08) 6552 8779.

Applications for the 2017 Leadership essentials program close at 5:00 pm on Monday 7 November 2016.