15+ expert speakers sharing their knowledge and experience for future leaders

12 June 2019 Conference | Melbourne


The Public Sector needs leaders who are equipped to address the challenges of rising public expectations and service delivery reform, set in the context of digital disruption, financial constraints and the expectations of the millennial workforce.

The Public Sector Women in Leadership conference co-located with the Advancing Public Sector Leadership conference addresses emerging trends in leadership development and identifies what sets effective public sector leaders apart in their ability to both adapt to the unpredictable and to shape the future.

Our speakers will be sharing their knowledge and experiences on how they are preparing their executives, our current and future leaders, to embrace change; build agile teams, encourage diversity, inclusion and public trust.

13 June 2019 Post conference workshop | Melbourne

Future Leadership: Embracing the Leader Mindset for effective public sector teams 

We know leaders accomplish great things when they focus on how their own contribution connects to a greater purpose. We know exceptional outcomes are achieved when leaders actively focus on their team and know what inspires and motivates the people who work with them. These leaders have the energy to inspire people to believe, connect and collaborate, and focus on how they can be better.
They understand the connection between their leadership, employee engagement and capability. They have a growth mindset and think about thinking.
The concept of employee experience is complex and delicate, and is one of the most important areas a leader needs to understand to create a team and culture that can cope with, and meet future demand. Change is the norm, driven by stakeholder expectations, social impact and technology, and the skill profile has started to shift, predicting a high demand for the softer skills as repetitive tasks are replaced with AI.
Leaders are learners, and have to be prepared to challenge their style, and understand the interrelationship between leadership, engagement and capability.
Faye Cormick
NeuroCoach, Consultant, Facilitator
PD Turner Consulting
Faye Cormick’s key focus is about people and performance, providing coaching and strategic advice to individuals and organisations. She coaches and advises in leadership development, individual and team performance, facilitating workshops and learning opportunities in these areas.
Faye has over 15 years in corporate communication experience working in global leadership roles in mining, resources and banking and finance.
Throughout her career she has been involved in business change initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, organisational development, large IT projects and business improvement, with experience gained working across different cultures and issues management. 

Featured Speakers

Lisa Gray


Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Kathryn Anderson

Deputy Secretary Corporate Services

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Manasa Kesharu

Lead Data Scientist

Department of Education

Phoebe Swift

Manager Asset System Planning & Development

Transport for Victoria

Sally Curtain

Executive Director Customer & Technology


Rachael Meredith

Team Leader, Organisational Development

City of Kingston

Georgia Ellis


Blue Chip Minds

Alison Currie


PWC Australia

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Why attend


  • Be inspired by Cr Arron Wood’s as he shares how the City of Melbourne is empowering the next generation of public sector leaders  
  • Hear how Lisa Gray, CEO, VFMC is putting purpose, people and community at the heart of public and commercial decision making
  • Discover how the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning is creating a true culture of inclusion
  • Learn how women leaders are bridging the gender diversity gap
  • Gain practical tips and advice from VicRoads on how to manage conflict to reconcile divergent interests and objectives
  • Understand what's changing and what choices we need to make to enable future-proof leadership in our organisations
  • Learn how to create a high performing and engaged public sector workforce 
  • Create leaders that inspire inclusivity and diversity and generate public trust 
  • Realise strategies to overcome common challenges of public sector leadership in today’s changing environment 
  • Celebrate our agencies who are developing a diverse and inclusive Public Sector 
  • Be encouraged, challenged and inspired as you network with your peers and apply learning to leadership challenges 


Who should attend

The event is for all established and aspiring public sector leaders including: 

Team Discounts

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