MasterCraft Series: Strategic and Political Acumen
This Strategic and Political Acumen masterclass discusses the importance of strategic and political acumen when working in government.
The development of strategic and political acumen is an important, yet often under-appreciated skill in the toolkit of public service practitioners.
This masterclass will:
- Explore the impacts of external factors such as social, economic, environmental and technological factors on responses and community needs.
- Understand the roles and impacts of government priorities, ministers and their advisors as well as media and social media on priorities and policies within an electoral cycle.
- Enable attendees to develop professional ‘antennae’ to better understand the evolving strategic and political environments they operate in, using this awareness to enhance their agency’s mission and capabilities.
John Currie has been involved with the development of public sector managers with the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP) since its inception in 1992. John has also taught management, innovation, and professional studies in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sydney for the past 30 years.
For Working in Government month, the MasterCraft Series also features:
The APS Academy have launched this MasterCraft series delivered by experts in their fields. The Working in Government component of the MasterCraft series is presented in collaboration with our PSMP delivery partner, the Queensland University of Technology.
Craft: Working in Government
User level: Practitioner
Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021
Time: 09:00AM – 10:30AM
Location: Delivered via Zoom
Audience: APS 5 – SES Band 1 practitioners who are leading teams to develop and deliver great policies, projects or services in an increasingly complex and interconnected environment.
Speakers: John Currie
Capacity: 40 per session