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

How do we lead others through change and imagine new ways of delivering for our teams and for our stakeholders?

Join Anna Ranaldo as she unpacks how to lead change in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world of COVID-19.

  • Learn how to lead during change using the ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement) approach.
  • Explore the major pitfalls that cause change efforts to fail.
  • Identify how to harness and regulate emotions during change for your team.
  • Discover default leadership responses – Moving Away, Moving Towards, Moving Against – and how to build grounded confidence as a leader.

Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022 (10:00am – 12:00pm) Register here

Audience: Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Anna Ranaldo, Collective Courage

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

Never before in human history has our attitude to learning and adaptation been so critical to our ability to navigate work and life successfully.

Unfortunately, our culture’s focus on the role of innate talent in performance means that many of us have little confidence in our capacity to learn new skills and approaches. As a result, we may limit our own potential to grow and develop.

  • Discover the five dimensions that distinguish a ‘Fixed Mindset' from a ‘Growth Mindset’.
  • Learn how to use Growth Mindset ‘voice’ to meet challenges, overcome obstacles and respond to feedback effectively.
  • Explore how to help cultivate a Growth Mindset in those around you.
  • Adopt Five Tiny Habits to strengthen your Growth Mindset.

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2022 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) Register here

Audience: Employees, Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Anna Lee, Leed Consulting

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

Conducting conversations about performance can be difficult. Discover how to plan and structure conversations about performance in a way that will enhance your confidence to step up to these conversations early, without delay.

This is a virtual workshop where you will have the opportunity to try out approaches with your own workplace examples.

  • Unpack the key principles underpinning successful conversations.
  • Explore a simple model to structure and plan conversations.
  • Learn coaching strategies to close the performance gap.

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022 (9:30am – 12:30pm) Register here

Audience: Managers, Aspiring Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Deb Sarre, SarreODL

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

Coaching in the workplace is a skill that many leaders are adopting. Reveal the potential in staff and enable an above the line culture where individual accountability, responsibility and problem solving are the norm.

This is a virtual workshop where you will have the opportunity to try out coaching scenarios.

  • Recognise what coaching is and when to use it with staff.
  • Use coaching frameworks to manage conversations.
  • Set goals for your team to maximise performance.
  • Learn strategies to coach through change.

Date: Thursday 3 November 2022 (1:00pm – 2:30pm) Register here

Audience: Managers, Aspiring Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Michelle Bakjac, Bakjac Consulting

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

Due to intellectual property rights, some webinar recordings are available only for people who registered for the live event and are not listed above for this reason. In this case, the link to these recordings will be emailed to registered participants.

  • Leveraging Hybrid Teams for Productivity
  • Managing Personal Motivation and Productivity – My Hybrid Working Plan
  • Developing a Customer Centric Approach
  • Promoting a Safe and Inclusive Workplace
  • Managing Large (and Distributed) Teams
  • Tiny Habits - keeping your team strong in uncertain times
  • Tiny Habits - staying focused while working from home
  • Tiny Habits - for parents working (and schooling) from home
  • Virtual Working - creating connected teams
  • Igniting Optimism
  • Manage Large and Distributed Teams
  • The Executive Squeeze
  • How to be an Enterprise Leader
  • When the Curve Flattens
  • Leading through Change
  • Performance Manager Essentials (multiple sessions)
  • Leading Up
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Presence: what it is, its value and how to enhance it (virtual)
  • New world balance: prioritising balance and self-achievement (virtual)
  • Reflect, Reset, Refocus:  bring on the next chapter (virtual)
  • Dare to Lead
  • Radical Candor
  • Leveraging Hybrid Teams for Productivity
  • Coaching for Team Performance
  • Emerging from COVID and the Happiness Trap
  • Managing Personal Motivation and Productivity – My Hybrid Working Plan


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)