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

Is your team struggling with working in a hybrid mode? Are connection and communication an issue?

Register for this webinar to learn how! Packed with the latest research, join Anna Ranaldo to:

  • Explore the business benefits and risks in hybrid teams.
  • Discover the difference between control, autonomy, and accountability and how they impact your hybrid team.
  • Complete your hybrid team “health check”.
  • Learn the top 3 tips for best practice in hybrid team engagement and productivity.
  • Identify strategies for ensuring quality and equality of contribution in hybrid meetings.
  • Become the ‘The New Hybrid Leader’ – evolving to meet the needs of your hybrid team.

Date: Monday, 06 June  2022 (10.00am -  12.00noon)  Register here

Audience: Managers, Aspiring Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Anna Ranaldo, Collective Courage

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 +GST

When it comes to work, we have different personal preferences based on business needs, our work, our team, and our family/life requirements.

This webinar is packed with productivity hacks to help you explore the mindset and practices you need to be your most energised, productive self when combining office and remote working. Register now to:

  • Explore the business benefits and risks in hybrid teams.
  • Identify your most energised and productive time.
  • Identify your strengths, gaps and opportunities with hybrid working.
  • Learn the 3 top productivity hacks for working between home and office.
  • Building trust/managing up – how to discuss hybrid working with your leader/team
  • Discover strategies for staying motivated, connected, energised and productive.

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022 (10:00am – 12noon) Register here

Audience: All employees

Facilitator: Anna Ranaldo, Collective Courage

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: Tuesday, 31 May 2022 (9.30am – 12.30pm) Register here

Audience: Managers, Aspiring Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Deb Sarre, SarreODL

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. Join us to:

  • 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: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 (10:00am - 12noon) Register here

Audience:  Employees, Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Anna Lee, Leed Consulting

Platform: ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

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 Way, Moving Towards, Moving Against – and how to build grounded confidence as a leader.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022 (10:00am – 12noon) Register here

Audience: Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: Anna Ranaldo, Collective Courage

Platform:  ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

Have you noticed customer demands are steep and patience is low at the moment? Is it time to refocus on what matters most? Need some strategies and tips to support your team?

Through the Covid pandemic, trends show customers still value speed, but increasingly want empathy. Expectations are high and the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little 'extra' at the right time. So, what’s hot? Service that’s fast, personal, convenient, safe, and secure. Gain perspective, refocus, and ensure you are ready for the next normal.

  • Explore COVID safe service trends and the next normal.
  • Identify your customer's key moment of truth.
  • Learn more about active to empathetic listening.
  • Build relationships with internal customers.
  • Flawesome: respond to a complaint as an opportunity for service recovery and to improve systems and build the relationship.

Date: Monday, 23 May 2022 (1.00pm – 2.30pm) Register here

Audience: Employees, Aspiring Managers, Managers

Facilitator: Jane Wundersitz, Wundertraining

Platform:  ZOOM

Investment: $275 + GST

Do you and members of your team feel safe to speak up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes no matter who is in the conversation or meeting?

This is psychological safety. Research highlights that organisations with higher levels of psychological safety perform better on almost every metric or KPI, in comparison to organisations that have low psychological safety. Join Emotous to explore:

  • The impact psychological safety has on people, teams, and organisations.
  • Psychological safety in your teams.
  • What might be hindering psychological safety in your teams.
  • Create actions for nurturing psychological safety to fuel wellbeing, collaboration, and performance.

Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022 (10:00am – 12pm) Register here

Audience: Employees, Aspiring Managers, Managers, Executives

Facilitator: John Dare and Angela Giacoumis, Emotous

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.

  • 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)