An immersive and inspiring career development program for emerging public sector women leaders
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Monday 23rd and Friday 27th May 2022
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Why you? Because you are the future of APS leadership
Whether you know it or not, you are about to make history.

There are currently far more women than men working in the APS, but this is heavily skewed to positions of EL2 and below. Your current level of APS 3-4 is the most highly populated by women, making up over 70% of the workforce. The need for more women in senior leadership is clear, and most, if not all departments are working hard to achieve overall gender parity in leadership.

This means that you have both the best opportunity and the highest probability of moving into leadership and changing the game for women in the public sector. Are you willing to step up and take the challenge?

Designed with you in mind, this two-part seminar will help you reach new heights of professional performance and set you on your leadership journey with confidence. Learn how to identify and mobilise your strengths and networks, build your professional brand and presence, increase your influence and decode your organisation’s power matrix, build resilience in yourself so you can take setbacks in your stride and chart a roadmap of your future career progression into leadership. Join The Hatchery on this journey to develop the right mindset, skillset and toolset to shine brightly in your role and break new ground for women in public sector leadership.

This seminar is:

• Run by one of our highest rated facilitators. With 200+ past attendees, Karen has an average customer satisfaction rating of 98%
• Evidence-based and time-tested. This is a waffle-free zone, these strategies are 100% effective
• Tailored for you. With content and learning activities designed with your role and your challenges in mind

What can I expect from this seminar?

  • A personalised learning experience: In this hands-on seminar you will have the opportunity to share your personal objectives and organisational challenges, ask live questions to the facilitator and receive personalised feedback and insights.
  • Build new connections and a support network of like-minded peers: You’ll get the chance to collaborate and problem-solve with a new network of APS women, all with a special interest in growing as professionals. You will work with a range of peers throughout the sessions and have the opportunity to cultivate your support network beyond the program.
  • A toolkit of takeaway resources: Walk away with a toolkit of practical resources, frameworks, tools that you will be able to implement immediately to assist your professional development journey and career progression goals.
  • Professional online event delivery team and live IT support: This isn’t our first rodeo. We specialise in delivering online learning and have served thousands of customers. Our live event delivery team will be online with you to address any IT challenges and support the facilitator so everyone can focus on learning without any distractions.

  • Who will attend?

    Aspiring, emerging and existing female leaders across the Australian Public Sector in APS3 - APS4 roles such as:
    • Officer
    • Administrator
    • Assistant
    • Operator
    • Analyst

    Who is this not for?

    • Seasoned managers with established networks
    • Management through to C-Suite
    • Anyone with a strong working knowledge of these topics

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    Participating in this seminar series will teach you to:

    • Direct your career forward by discovering your strengths, inhibitors and most valuable networks
    • Cultivate greater confidence and presence in your organisation to emphasise your value
    • Increase your communication impact and build your influence with simple and effective strategies
    • Cultivate key leadership skills that will be useful now and for the rest of your career
    • Overcome the challenges you face at work with simple performance hacks from a seasoned executive coach

    Key Speakers

    Karen Schulz

    What People Are Saying

    • “I appreciated the offering of a leadership development course targeted at APS 3/4 level. This is a level which is often overlooked, but for professional development and building a career these skills are fundamental at all levels.”

      Services Australia, September 2021
    • “If you are thinking about taking the course, just do it. It’s well worth it, and I have learned so much!”

      Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, September 2021
    • “This course provides you with foundational knowledge of how to navigate the workplace and how to look introspectively at your actions and thought patterns. I found this course and its content helpful and enjoyable.”

      Department of Defence, September 2021