Our public sector relies on exceptional leaders to mobilise change and set examples based on respect and inclusion which filter through the wider community.

The Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program is specifically tailored to advance the skills of Aboriginal employees wishing to step into a leadership role, or those wishing to develop their leadership capabilities.

Over a six-month period, the program establishes a comprehensive foundation designed to enhance leadership agility and develop forward thinking skills preparing participants to deal with complex challenges, interpersonal relations and the mindset required to lead a high-performing team.

The Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program provides a safe and inclusive learning experience where participants develop the toolkit required to become highly effective leaders.

Program structure

Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program elements

The Kick-Off Summit
Connect with your program colleagues for the first time and enjoy engaging keynote addresses about supporting a vibrant and resilient team from senior leadership from within the SA public sector.

Leadership style assessment

Discover more about yourself as a leader through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment. Explore your competency levels, strengths to leverage, and address areas of improvement.

Face-to-face workshops

Learn from highly respected experts with local and international exposure. They will work with you on contemporary topics and leadership models useful for driving results within your team.

Interactive webinars

Tune into virtual sessions delivered by quality facilitators, sharing the latest approaches and personal insights to enhance workforce performance and potential.

HR Essentials online learning

Explore the essential HR responsibilities you have as a manager with self-directed, online modules. Explore the requirements of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Networking sessions

Build your network across the SA public sector. Collaborate with, and learn from, like-minded colleagues from other SA agencies and embed key messages from the program.

Manager shadowing

Learn the day-to-day requirements of experienced managers in real-world situations. Discover what it means to lead a vibrant and resilient team and create a positive work environment.

Closing celebration

Celebrate your successful completion of the program and reflect on key learnings with your program colleagues. Senior public sector leaders share their key tips on being a forward thinking and solution focused manager.

Alumni events

Stay committed to your ongoing professional development with invitations to workshops and networking events with the AFLP community.

The Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program is for Aboriginal public sector employees who wish to develop their workplace leadership and management skills.

This includes:

  • Team members who wish to become managers
  • People who have been recently promoted into a management role
  • Current managers who wish to enhance their leadership capabilities

As a guide, the program is aimed at ASO2-ASO6 levels (or equivalent)

Participants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Demonstrate the South Australian Public sector values
  • Be committed to developing themselves and others

“The AFLP was a tremendously valuable experience. It provided a comprehensive leadership toolkit and practical advice that I have been using in my role to facilitate better outcomes. The support of the mentors also gave me the confidence to explore new opportunities, which led me to a more senior role within SA Government. The most rewarding part of the program however was building connections with colleagues across government and being inspired by the extraordinary work they do.”  - Alison Harvey

“Stepping into a leadership role was very daunting for me.  But now after completing the AFLP, I am feeling more capable and ready to lead. We all went on a journey of growth, confidence building and great networking. It was an opportunity to support and collaborate with other leaders in a safe and supportive environment. I believe it was a shared privilege learning, where the facilitators also learnt more about our culture, through our learning. This program is a must for all Aboriginal employee’s wanting to learn, evolve and become effective future aspiring leaders."  - Shari Gates

"The Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program was a truly amazing experience.  From the program I gained numerous leadership skills that I continue to use in my workplace now.  I have also gained the confidence I need to pursue my leadership career goals. - Patrick Lockett

This program is run over a six-month period.

Investment:  $4,100 plus GST.

Participants require agency chief executive endorsement for your nomination.

To register your interest for the 2021 intake, click here.

Participants require agency chief executive endorsement for your nomination.

Please speak to your HR area or executive about participating.

Nominations for the 2021 intake will open soon.

To receive an update when nominations open, click here.

The Aboriginal Frontline Leadership Program (AFLP) Alumni Program enables past AFLP participants to continue to develop, connect and enhance their management skills through training and development sessions, peer support, networking and information sharing.

Upon completion of the program, participants can opt in to receive updates about continuous learning opportunities.

We value your questions and feedback.  

Please direct any enquiries to the South Australian Leadership Academy project team on 8204 2271 or email: OCPSELeadershipAcademy@sa.gov.au