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Leadership Course: Leading with Strategy

$ 698.00


30 May


On Campus (Sydney)


1 day


8 hrs

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Lead presenter

Tish Creenaune

Tish Creenaune
Senior Manager at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance

Tish is a Senior Manager at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance and  is a highly regarded and experienced public sector executive. She has over 30 years working in the education and training, innovation, communities and social policy fields as a policy planner and strategic project manager leading change projects and reform. She has worked closely with senior officers in government agencies and government ministers in leading the implementation of policy and has delivered on social, innovation, community and educational outcomes through influencing a diverse range of stakeholders.

Tish was the founding director of the Catalyst Lab Innovation Program, the first NSW lab leading the exploration, design and scaling of innovative education ideas and incubator for innovation in education, providing a structured process to trial and prototype new ideas. She is a skilled facilitator in design thinking and innovation, developing and customising innovation processes and methodologies to solve complex problems.

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This strategic leadership course focuses on the central role of strategy and purpose in creating high impact ways of working. In the ever-evolving landscape of local government, effective leadership is essential to drive positive change and deliver sustainable outcomes for communities.

About this course

This leadership course is designed to empower current and aspiring leaders with the strategic acumen required to navigate the complexities of government administration successfully. You will be immersed in the world of strategic leadership, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to formulate, implement, and adapt strategic plans that address pressing local challenges. Through a blend of practical insights, case studies, and interactive discussions, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic decision-making process specific to the public sector.

The course teachings are based on evidence and rigour, drawing on cutting edge theory and practice relating to leadership development. The program encourages self-reflection in relation to your leadership development with the workshop closing with a self-reflection ‘check-out’ exercise.

Key benefits of this course

By the conclusion of this course, you should have:

  • Developed the skills of strategic leadership
  • Learned a suite of strategies to empower others to achieve
  • Learned about and used design thinking processes to approach complex strategic challenges
  • The ability to actively contribute to the development of collective and collaborative leadership within the council.


Digital badge and certificate

A digital badge and certificate will be awarded following the successful completion of any necessary tasks or assessments to demonstrate acquired learning of the short course or for meeting attendance and/or participation requirements.

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Course outline

The following topics will be covered during this leadership course:

  • Exploring the challenges of strategy vs being strategic
  • Strategic proficiency and adaptive challenges
  • Possibilities based approach to strategy
  • Design thinking and innovation process
  • Problem discovery.


Full price: $698 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Delivery style

The leadership course uses a blend of presentation, discussion, case in point teaching, consultation in pairs, group exercises and individual take-away tasks to put into practice learnings in the workplace. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the presenter in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Leadership course series

This leadership course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public. The course is one of five leadership courses in our Leading in Local Government series. Select the combination of courses from the list below that will meet your learning needs.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content or requirements, please contact us.

Who is this course for?

This leadership course is designed for local government leaders, aspiring leaders or those new to a leadership role in local government. The course is designed to equip local government professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to drive positive change within the local government context.

Book a session

Thu 30 May 2024-
Thu 30 May 2024
Expert: Tish Creenaune
  • UTS City Campus. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • On Campus (Sydney)
  • 1 session, 8 hours total

Enrolments close at 9am, Thursday 30 May 2024 AEST, or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.