Master Classes

Designing a Leadership Factory - Principles and Practices

Mon 14 August 2017 to Fri 18 August 2017Professor Mark Evans, Associate Professor Riyana (Mira) Miranti and Adjunct Professor Khalid AhmedUniversity of Canberra


The aim of the program is to build leaders within institutions that could fulfill the needs not only just for internal needs but also for the external needs outside the institutions.

Time period
5 working days 14-18 August 2017


Day 1 - Monday Co-design: Discovery stage - focus on evidence based experience
9:00-9:10 Introduction to the program - Mark Evans and Riyana Miranti
9:10-9:30 1a) Introduction to co-design (Methodology) - Mark Evans
9:30-10:30 1b) Public sector leadership: Talent Management and Development, International Experience - Mark Evans
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 2) International Best Practice on Performance Management - John Halligan
12:30-14:00 Lunch and prayers
14:00-15:30 3) Australian stories: The State of the Australian Public Service - Carmel McGregor
15:30-16:00 Afternoon tea
Day 2 - Tuesday Co-design: Phototyping - Potential solutions to the problems

1) Identifying principles for a learning development framework: APS values and leadership development - Mark Evans

  • Values that should underpin the framework
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 2) The Deregulation of Personnel system (opening up the system to the market) - Mark Evans and Carmel McGregor
12:30-14:00 Lunch and prayers
14:00-15:30 3) Individual Performance Review - Mark Evans and Carmel McGregor
15:30-16:00 Afternoon tea
Day 3 - Wednesday Leadership Factory in Practice
8:30 Ready at IGPA for 8:45 am departure
9:30-11:30 Visit to APSC, Level 6, Aviation House, 16 Furzer Street, Phillip
12:00-13:00 Lunch at Turkish Pide House, Woden - Westfield Woden
13:00-13:30 Prayers at Yarralumla Mosque
14:00-16:00 Visit to the Department of Defence, @ 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park
Day 4 - Thursday Placement, Deployment and Retention - Facilitated by Khalid Ahmed
9:00-10:30 1) Placement and Development - Liesl Centenera
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 2) Perspective on Leadership Development in Practice - Liesl Centenera
12:30-14:00 Lunch and prayers
14:00-15:30 3) Co-design: Prototype - Designing the Leadership Factory - Riyana Miranti and Khalid Ahmed
15:30-16:00 Afternoon tea
Day 5 - Friday Co-design: Prototype - Designing the Leadership Factory - Facilitated by Mark Evans
9:00-10:30 Co-design: Prototype - Designing the Leadership Factory
10:30-10:45 Morning tea
10:45-11:30 Concluding thoughts & Presentation of certificates

Note: The activities and their order may change according to the availability of the presenters

A mixture between in-house delivery and study visits to relevant institutions.

$ 4000/per person inclusive GST

About the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) conducts interdisciplinary research and education in governance and policy analysis to deepen theory, advance knowledge and improve practice, in a way that is of significance to scholars and practitioners in Australia and internationally. The Institute consists of three research centres the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance; Centre for Change Governance and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) which study various aspects of social, economic and political participation.

The Institute is the largest provider of postgraduate education to the Australian Commonwealth Government with 140 students graduating from its education programs and 10 PhD completions in 2016. 52 PhD students are currently enrolled at the Institute. IGPA has organised a number of Graduate Certificates including Graduate Certificates in Public Administration, Economics, Management for the Public Sector, Public Policy and Financial Analysis for the Departments of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), Innovation and Science (DIIS), Finance, the Treasury, Education,  the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and other Australian Public Service Departments.

The Institute conducts strategic policy advice for various Commonwealth Departments and currently hosts six Australian Research Council funded projects which address various governance problems. Institute fellows produced 66 international peer reviewed journal articles, one book, four edited books and 23 book chapters. Highlights of the Institute’s research program in 2016 include: commissioned reports for the Australian Public Service on “Staff perceptions of the barriers to workplace participation experienced by public servants with disability in the Australian Public Service” and “Connected Government: towards digital era governance”; the completion of the latest contribution to the Institute’s series of books on Commonwealth administration – From Abbott to Turnbull – A New Direction?; the launch of the Institute’s compendium of leading edge research methods Evidence-based policymaking in the Social Sciences: Methods that Matter in London at the Institute of Government; and, the creation of a new Centre for Transformative Governance with the Universities of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada devoted to the establishment of better governance for development.

For enrolment, please contact:

Associate Professor Riyana (Mira) Miranti Convenor-IGPA Indonesia Program
The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) University Drive South, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia T +61 2 62015319 | F +61 2 6201 2751 | riyana.miranti | at |

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