MasterCraft Series – Network Management and Government

Network management is an emerging way for managers to collaborate for service delivery, information exchange and innovation. Because it is cross-sector and cross-boundary, network management involves collaboration and must be organised differently. Accountability is linked to negotiated agreements with diverse actors over whom there is little leverage or direct control, and new distributed models of leadership are required that transcend traditional ‘command and control’ styles. Connections are through contracts and contacts that may be ad hoc, horizontal relationships of reciprocal trust and mutual accountability. The challenge for managers is to ride the boundaries, to be resourceful, innovative, and intentional.

This masterclass workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals of network management, including an understanding of:

  • The basics of networks and their characteristics
  • The characteristics of networks through a Systems Thinking lens
  • Network behaviours as a complex adaptive system.

Patrick Albina is an Executive Coach, Business Strategist and Corporate Educator, focusing on creating change by leveraging Systems Thinking and complexity science principles. He specialises in complex problems and builds workforces to enable them to address persistent issues using a range of innovative approaches that disrupt conventional patterns of thinking and identify new and novel solutions.

Patrick has worked throughout Europe, the USA and South Africa for some of the world's leading organisations. As an Aerospace Engineer and Project Manager in the RAAF and Defence Industry, he has led several high value complex projects, leading large multi-national and geographically dispersed teams.  His considerable leadership skills, project management knowledge, stakeholder engagement and cross-industry experience is much sought after and has seen him appointed to oversee strategic change, workforce integration and organisational design. 

The APS Academy MasterCraft Series, is a program of masterclasses delivered by experts in their fields. The Engagement and Partnership component of this MasterCraft Series is presented in collaboration with our Public Service Management Program (PSMP) delivery partner, the Queensland University of Technology.


Patrick Albina

Craft and User Level

This event aligns with the Engagement & Partnership Craft at the Foundation level.

Two hour session – 9.30-11.30am
Event type
$75 per attendee
40 seats