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Leadership Foundations

Foundations needed for effective leadership within the Victorian Public Service.  

IPAA Victoria’s Leadership Foundations course offers a leadership development experience, specifically designed to lay the foundations needed for effective leadership within the Victorian Public Service.

This course will guide participants through a comprehensive and interactive learning journey, ensuring they are well-equipped to excel as leaders within the Victorian Public Service. 

Course overview 

Participants will engage in practical exercises with tools that can be immediately applied to your leadership role; strengthen your leadership ripple and understand the role your leadership plays within the organisation. 

The course is designed to:

  • In-person workshops delivering core learning over 5 months 
  • Between session work, reflection and development  
  • Insight from the powerful 360 feedback tool – LSI I and II  
  • 4 online Practicums to integrate skills, build connections with colleagues and tailor the learning experience  
  • Grow as a leader, honing the skills necessary for effective leadership. 

Course outcomes

At the end of this course, you will have:

  • Mastered the art of effective influencing.
  • Learnt how to cultivate resilience and build psychosocial safety.
  • Gained insight into successfully navigating change.
  • Grown your confidence in conducting difficult conversations, and
  • Learnt how to foster trust in hybrid work settings.

Course audience

This course is designed for those who are:  

  • People Managers who are supervising at least one person 
  • New and emerging leaders in the VPS 



Kath McCarthy

Partner – People & Performance, Atlas Counsel

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

The program includes eight sessions, consisting of both workshops and practicums.

Workshops: August 29, September 18, October 31, and November 28 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (In person)

Practicums: September 5, November 12, and December 5 2024
9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Online)




Staff of Organisation Members

  • Platinum $7150
  • Gold $8341
  • Silver $8937
  • Silver S $9533 

Personal Members

  • Professional $8341
  • Concession $8341
  • Fellow $8341

Non member: $11916

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Leadership Foundations? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.