Future Leaders Program

(2020 Future Leaders Program session with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Secretary, David Fredericks PSM, and Deputy Secretary, Elizabeth Kelly PSM)

The IPAA Future Leaders Program provides an exciting development opportunity for emerging leaders working in and with the public sector. Participants discuss and debate challenges relevant to them, broadening their perspectives in the public service, while networking and forging professional relationships with peers.

Future Leaders Program in 2021

We’re looking forward to launching a new and exciting, re-designed IPAA Future Leaders Program in 2021, with content and speakers being lined up based on feedback from participants and others. With dates yet to be finalised, we expect to call for nominations in March to join our first 2021 Cohort, with the program commencing in May.

Who can apply?

The program is for emerging and future leaders working in or with the public sector who are passionate, established and engaged and aspire to holding management roles.

Participants should be at the APS6 to EL1 level, or equivalent levels for private sector or academia. Please note that this program is not targeted at people currently undertaking a graduate program.

Program Format and COVID-19

Program delivery will depend on COVID-19 restrictions. In 2020 we delivered two in-person programs with strictly limited numbers. These sessions were held at the National Portrait Gallery in Parkes, and all physical distancing measures and protocols were adhered to, for participant and staff safety.

We will continue to deliver the program in-person in 2021, however if COVID-19 restrictions are implemented by the ACT Government, the format may move to a hybrid event model, which would involve the delivery of some or all sessions online. 


If you have any questions about the 2021 Program, email us at admin@act.ipaa.org.au or call us on 02 6154 9800.


Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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