25 years on: How the Public-Sector Management Program shapes the leaders of tomorrow

John Currie - 25 Years teaching PSMP

John Currie – 25 Years teaching PSMP

In 2017, the Public Sector Management Program or PSMP as it is known celebrates it’s 25 year birthday. As an institution of Public Sector middle management training and professional development, the program prepares and upskills managers for personal and career success in the public sector and non-government organisational context. John Currie has been facilitating the program for 25 years and shares his knowledge, wisdom and experiences with us today to give us an insight into the history and future of the program.

This is Part 2 of our interview with John Currie. Read more

Bossy… Emotional… Too nice!

The concept for this year’s Women on the Move event was designed by Emily Trail.

Our 2017 Women on the Move event was held on August 1st with around 90 women from a range of business, government and university environments. 

We tackled the complex theme of Emotional Resilience and Positive Leadership highlighting the dilemma of women leaders who may be seen as ’too bossy, too emotional or too nice!!

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Building smart cities: from digital islands to the innovation matrix

Keynote speaker Mr. Brook Dixon, Managing Director of Delos Delta.

Smart cities seek to leverage technology, proactive governance, financial and capability resources, and the talents and networks of their citizens, to create livable, prosperous and future-oriented communities.

Participates as a ‘smart citizens’ explored smart city breakthroughs, digital transformations and the power of networking communities of excellence at this presentation and workshop.

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Innovative partnership with Arrow Energy

One of the great initiatives that the GSB team has been able to deliver in recent times was the Arrow Indigenous Leadership Program. QUT GSB partnered with Arrow Energy to deliver a customised leadership development initiatives to a group of Indigenous leaders from across all parts of Arrow’s operations.

The program combined intensive workshops, group projects, mentoring and an on-country cultural heritage tour hosted by traditional owners in Dalby. Indigenous leaders from across Queensland, including many from the Brisbane Council of Elders, participated as guest speakers and shared their wisdom and stories as resilient leaders of people. It was a great way of demonstrating the power of partnerships and alliances in driving positive change. 
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An amazing journey

Vanessa McCormack, Emerging Leaders Program participant.

It is with great pleasure that I share this story with you. A story shared with me from one of our top performing students, Vanessa McCormack. Vanessa was awarded the Women in Leadership Excellence Scholarship in 2014 and has gone on to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business in 2017.  

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An Amazing Journey – My QUT GSB experience…

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QUT ExecInsights – Martin Moore on Leadership and Organisational Culture

Exec Insights Episode with Martin Moore, CEO, CS Energy
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Changing the culture of an organisation is not for the faint-hearted leader is the message of Martin Moore, CEO of CS Energy in Queensland. It requires persistence and the ability to make sometimes heart-breaking decisions about moving people on. Martin shares his story and insights about change with host Kate Joyner.

Gaining the Creative Edge in Critical Situations

How Arts-based Learning Strengthens Agility in Professional Environments

Adapted from an original article by Grace Kirk.

Paramedics handle high-intensity situations on a daily basis. Traditionally, their training is technical and process-driven, so that ambulance officers can work together to save a life. For paramedic team leaders, a new set of challenges awaits them when they arrive back at the station. In an office, being reactive and action-oriented – traits usually respected in their field – can be detrimental to effective leadership.

In response to this tension, a team of QUT EX Creative Leadership experts is collaborating with the Queensland Ambulance Service to design and deliver the Classified Officers’ Development Program (CODP). Read more

Let’s get creative with leadership development!

There’s no doubting the fact that we live in a VUCA world – that’s Volatility, Uncertainly, Complexity and Ambiguity, just in case you were wondering (!) – where we need to build upon our resources to thrive (even still, merely to survive). The term VUCA is certainly applicable to the world we live in, but breaking this down even further, it is also crucial to the world we lead in. Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Charlotte Sangster – PSMP participant

We always love hearing the success stories from our women who have received a full scholarship. Charlotte Sangster received the Public Sector Management Program NGO full scholarship last year. Here she relates how the program has projected her career forward. Read more