Breakthrough Conversations - November

The Breakthrough Conversations program is designed to build on existing leadership capabilities to support EL 2 staff and SES Bands 1 through 3 to conduct breakthrough conversations across a range of relevant contexts.

The practical component of this program will provide you with an opportunity to practise relevant conversation skills in complex situations to achieve outcomes that are relevant to the real-life contexts experienced by APS SES.

This program includes the following components:  

  • 1 pre-workshop interview
  • 1 workshop
  • 3 coaching sessions


Pre-work activities to be completed prior to attending the course.

Delivery of online-facilitated sessions use a virtual classroom tool (e.g. Zoom, Adobe Connect, WebEx or Pexip). Agencies have access to different virtual classroom tools. Prior to enrolling on a course, it is suggested that you check if you have any restrictions using the tools. If you would like to complete the course, but cannot access the virtual classroom tool on your work device or network, we recommend you use a personal device such as a laptop or computer with a strong network to support you at home or other offsite location. For more information, please refer to our terms and conditions.


This offering is facilitated by a facilitator from the APS Academy. The Academy has facilitators based across Australia with extensive experience from a career in the public and private sectors with varying experience and subject matter expertise.

Five sessions. One 0.5-hour session, one 8-hour session and three 1-hour sessions.
Event type
Australia wide
$3500 per attendee
9 seats