Effective leaders set the standard of professional practice and shape the workforce they lead. Attributes of integrity, honesty and respect filter through the organisations they govern.

The Executive Induction program provides newly appointed SA public sector executives with the essential knowledge and networks required to foster these attributes, while delivering on the government’s economic and strategic priorities.

The program offers high-impact sessions, delivered by ministers, chief executives, and other highly regarded experts, designed to equip new executives with key frameworks and concepts to optimise the workforce performance and potential.

The program is mandatory for all new executives, and is comprised of a combination of face-to-face workshops and virtual sessions (where required) typically delivered over two-to-three days across several weeks.

The next Executive Induction program will be held:

Tuesday 20 June

Wednesday 21 June

The Executive Induction Program provides new executives with the essential foundations required to successfully align leadership competencies with the vision of a thriving public sector.

Program structure

Executive Induction program elements wheel

Keynote presentations

Industry experts present issues and challenges currently facing the South Australian public sector. These specialised workshops will help orient your leadership style and shed light on key competencies required to progress the future of the South Australian workforce.

Interactive workshops

These dynamic sessions (held face-to-face and virtual when required) deliver contemporary leadership approaches, concepts and frameworks specific to strategic priorities of the South Australian public sector.

Leader connect

Delve into the leadership journey of SA public sector chief executives. Learn how they manage conflicting opinions and multiple stakeholders while staying true to organisational values.


Build your executive network with collaborative learning experiences with other new executives and higher-level leaders within the public sector.

It is mandatory that all new South Australian public sector SAES executives undertake the program in their first year.

Non-SAES executives are also welcome to participate in the program.

The program is currently run over two days and is supported by a self-paced online portal.

Investment: $2500+gst

“There was excellent diversity of relevant topics and case studies.”

”Overall, very valuable training – definitely worth the investment. I looked forward to each day with enthusiasm and learned lots (some new, some reinforced what I already knew/thought I knew).”

“Excellent program – thoroughly enjoyed it and will take lots of useful information back to my role."

“The program was broad enough to ensure relevance across multiple areas.”

This program runs several times a year.

Please click here to register for the next program.

We value your questions and feedback.

Please direct any general enquiries to DPCSAES@sa.gov.au