South Australian Leadership Academy

Developing an innovative, responsive and diverse public sector requires highly effective leaders who invest in their talent and unleash workforce potential to successfully shape the future of South Australia.

As an extension of OCPSE, the South Australian Leadership Academy (SALA) is committed to developing leaders across all levels of the public sector to promote a resilient and future focused workforce.  

SALA aims to:

  • Provide ongoing learning experiences for aspiring managers to experienced executives
  • Deliver thoughtful and analytical development programs promoting continuous learning
  • Develop leaders who lead with integrity and create safe, inclusive work cultures
  • Strengthen collaboration across departments, community and private sector organisations
  • Enhance workforce performance and potentials


Leadership Excellence Framework

Our aim to shape a world class workforce is supported by our Leadership Excellence Framework, which provides guidance on the three core functions of governance, leadership and management.

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Leadership Development Programs

The Leadership Series

Short courses and workshops

The Leadership Series offers short, thought-provoking workshops and events (both virtual and face-to-face) to provide useful tools and insights to enhance business operations and leadership impact.

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Partnership Programs

SALA partner with leading local and national institutions to offer highly regarded qualifications, scholarships and secondment opportunities, customised for Public Sector Leaders.


Executive Programs, Scholarships and Secondments

Professional Development

Alumni Workshops

Professional development workshops and events for SALA program alumni committed to continuous learning.

On The Couch Series

To help you stay informed during COVID-19, IPAA SA, the South Australian Leadership Academy (Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment) and PwC are pleased to offer the virtual On The Couch series.

View more from the series here

To be on our mailing list to hear more about offerings from the Leadership Academy and other leadership development initiatives, please register here

For enquiries, please email the South Australian Leadership Academy at or
contact 8204 2272.