The South Australian Leadership Academy is committed to providing continuous learning opportunities for managers and executives in the South Australian public sector.

How we work is rapidly changing. Hybrid teams, emerging technologies, increased competition for talent and constant disruption are all features of the modern workplace. Within this environment, it’s increasingly crucial for us to invest in our professional development so that our sector can deliver its best work for all South Australians.

The Leadership Series offers online short courses that are designed to grow your knowledge quickly and offer dynamic, practical content relevant to your work, which can be easily applied within your team.

Upcoming workshops and events

Join Penny Myerscough as she unpacks how to lead teams in the space of psychological safety and mental health.

During Part A webinar, you will learn:

  • Introduction to psychological safety.
  • The role of supportive leadership.
  • The building blocks of a psychologically safe and resilient team.
  • Supportive leadership behaviours.
  • How to recognise early warning signs for someone shifting long the wellbeing continuum.
  • How to have wellbeing conversations.

During Part B webinar, you will learn:

  • R U OK? Conversations nexus with performance/ conduct management.
  • Resources to assist.
  • Next steps and call to action.
  • Gain insights into the top five psychosocial risks that contribute to poor mental health or psychological injury in the workplace.
  • Learn why staying in ‘good work’ recovery from a mental health concern contributes positively to an employee’s wellbeing.
  • Build your capabilities in making reasonable adjustments to accommodate recovery and prevent relapse (including active work management and SMART work design)
  • Improve your skills in managing recovery in a virtual hybrid environment.

Dates: Part A: Thursday 4 May 2023 (1.00 -2.30pm) and Part B: Thursday 18 May 2023 (1.00 – 2.30pm) Register here

Audience: Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Penny Myerscough, Centre for Corporate Health NSW

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST (this includes both webinars and post course activities and new app for use)

How do we engage effectively with others when agendas misalign or emotions run high?

We all have difficult conversations as part of our work. Whether it’s managing up, ensuring accountability within a team, or sharing feedback that may risk disappointing others, these conversations are an important but challenging aspect of building and maintaining relationships with others.

Join Anna Ranaldo as she unpacks the core skills required to become a difficult conversations champion! This session will help you to:

  • define what a difficult conversation is.
  • deal with issues to better support your team.
  • manage conversations which involve risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure.
  • learn how people self-protect during difficult conversations.
  • explore ways to regulate emotions in self and others.
  • utilise the AIID Model for giving difficult feedback.
  • learn tips to expand conversations and gain alignment.

Date: Monday 27 March 2023 (1.00 – 2.30pm) Register here

Audience: Employees, Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Anna Ranaldo, Collective Courage

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

A robust and accountable corporate governance framework must be in place to protect and balance the interests of its many stakeholders.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of effective governance, including the function of risk management, and how both contribute to improved corporate performance.

The key objectives are to:

  • define corporate governance, governance standards, and explore current governance issues.
  • examine the role of the board and its risk management responsibilities.
  • recognise the principles and practice of effective risk governance.
  • explore risk culture assessment.

Date: Tuesday 6 June 2023 (9.30am – 12.30pm) Register here

Audience: Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Governance Institute of Australia

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

*This webinar forms one of the compulsory courses offered in the Certificate in Governance and Risk Management. No prior qualification required. If you want to complete the Certificate you will need to complete a 20 multiple choice test for each of the six short courses required for their Certificate, within a 12-month period. This is the first subject to be offered in the certificate.


We value your questions and feedback.

Please direct any enquiries about The Leadership Series via email: 

Or contact:

Amanda Moody
Principal Leadership Development Consultant
(w) 8204 2273 (m) 0490 049 993 (e)