IPAA Victoria

Senior Executive IELP

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The Senior Executive Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program (Senior Executive IELP) is the leadership development program for the modern public purpose sector leader.

The program equips leaders within the public purpose sector with the skills, knowledge and tools for ethical leadership and to help build positive integrity cultures. Over an immersive three ‘waves’, participants join an intimate peer cohort drawn from Victoria’s diverse public purpose sector.  

Participants have opportunities to build trusted peer networks, work with expert facilitators, delve into thought-provoking case studies, and grown their leadership awareness with one-one-one coaching, self-reflection and development diagnostics. They hear ‘integrity moments’ from renowned ‘wise heads’ and work with mentors in peer groups. Wise heads have include Chris Eccles AO, Kerry Thompson, Cheryl Batagol PSM and Jon Faine AM.

The journey continues when participant join the growing IELP Alumni and enjoy exclusive ‘under the hood’ events.

Read about a past participant’s reflections here.

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“Systems thinking has helped me consider the role I’m playing in any situation and better understand the systems in which I’m operating.”
— Nigel Cadywould, Director Customer Engagement, Cenitex
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“I can highly recommend this program for leaders who want to extend themselves.”
— Rebecca McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Glen Eira City Council
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“I am now more reflective rather than reactive when facing a dilemma.”
— Dr Geoff Allan, Executive Leader Sustainability, National Transport Commission

Who is the Senior Executive IELP participant?

The Senior Executive IELP is for senior executives across all levels of government in Victoria – Commonwealth, state and local.

The program appeals to experienced senior executives, e.g. deputy secretaries, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, executive directors, and executive and general managers.  

As we understand the diversity of senior executive experience across different areas, localities and institutions, we aim to curate each cohort to maximise the experience for each participant. We aim to build cohorts with a shared level of professional experience.

What will I learn?

  1. Unlock your ethical leadership – understand your decision-making temptations and biases to enhance your leadership

  2. Explore your ‘leadership ripple’ – gain awareness of the way you influence and the shadow you cast

  3. Set the ‘tone from the top’ – develop the capabilities you need to create a positive integrity culture

  4. See the ‘system’ – shine a light on how the system works on you and you on it

  5. Optimise your personal resilience and wellbeing and develop the skills to foster psychological safety amongst those you lead


When will the program be delivered?

The Senior Executive IELP will be delivered twice in 2020.

First program | March to June 2020

  • Welcome and commencement (25 March)

  • Wave 1 - Culture, governance & systems (22 and 23 April)

  • Wave 2 - Philosophical enquiry (20 and 21 May)

  • Wave 3 - My leadership ripple, decision-making & wellbeing (17 and 18 June)

Second program | August to November 2020

  • Welcome and commencement (26 August)

  • Wave 1 - Culture, governance & systems (16 and 17 September)

  • Wave 2 - Philosophical enquiry (21 and 22 October)

  • Wave 3 - My leadership ripple, decision-making & wellbeing (18 and 19 November)

What is the time commitment?

In total, we estimate that the time commitment is 10 days over three months.

The face-to-face waves comprise three events of two days and a welcome breakfast. In addition, we estimate participants need to dedicate a further four days to unlock the full program value.

What is the investment?

Participation in the program is priced at $11,750 (ex GST) per participant.

How do I apply?

Expressions of interest for 2020 are now open. Click here to make your expression of interest.

Participants may be nominated by their employers or may nominate themselves.

Offers to participate in the program will be made progressively from November 2019.

Download our Senior Executive IELP 2020 brochure

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If you want to find out more about any aspect of the IELP please email integrity@vic.ipaa.org.au or call (03) 9653 2069.

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