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Annual Report 2012/2013 Department of Housing



Annual Report 2012/2013 Department of Housing

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CROSS-GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS The Executive Leadership Program forms one part of an integrated strategy to address the issue of future leadership supply. The program presents a unique opportunity for executives in the Northern Territory Public Sector to increase their strategic awareness, build strong executive networks and develop a whole-of-government perspective. In the reporting period, three employees attended the program in Darwin. The Future Leaders Program is also part of an integrated leadership development strategy and is a unique opportunity for staff with outstanding leadership potential to further their careers. In the reporting period, four employees attended the program in Darwin. The department uses cross-government leadership programs provided by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment. In the reporting period, 20 employees participated in the following leadership development programs: The Public Sector Management Program is a national leadership program designed specifically for public sector managers from federal, state, territory and local government. It has a distinctive curriculum developed by academics and government experts and is endorsed by leading public policy organisations. In 2012-13 the department sponsored one employee from Darwin to undertake study towards this postgraduate certificate. Lookrukin Indigenous Women's Leadership Development Program is a 12-month program that has been designed to increase the representation of Indigenous women in senior management and executive positions by building participants'strategic leadership skills.The department sponsored seven women in 2011-12 from Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs to attend the program. All participants graduated in May 2013 with a Diploma of Management (Policy Development) from Charles Darwin University. Discovery-Women as Leaders is a unique personal and professional development opportunity for women from across the Northern Territory Public Sector. The program is designed to help women develop their confidence, learn leadership skills and build valuable support and business networks. In 2013, an employee from the Regulation and Compliance unit was sponsored to participate in the program. The Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZOG) Women in Leadership workshop offered a fresh perspective on traditional leadership and management issues,including developing resilience,displaying courage, nurturing support and making strategic use of support systems. In September 2012,four women in senior roles attended the workshop in Darwin. STUDY ASSISTANCE The department supports its employees to increase their learning though formal studies in areas relevant to the departments core business. During the reporting period, 10 employees received study assistance and support through reimbursement of study fees and paid study leave to attend tutorials, lectures and examinations. Approved courses undertaken by employees were: Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Behavioural Science Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Environmental Science Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Laws Certificate IV Property Services Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing.

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