The Professional Specialist Leader 360° assessment provides feedback for individuals who are technical leaders but do not have standard people leadership roles. Receive an in-depth view of your leadership strengths and development opportunities.

In complex environments with growing ambiguity technical leaders are increasingly turned to as the organisations' thought leaders – and their influence across the Public Service is growing. 

The Professional Specialist Leader360°(PSL360) is a comprehensive assessment based on 16 capabilities aligned to the Leadership Success Profile (LSP) with a focus on how technical leaders work with and influence others. It has a total of 56 statements.

The LSP describes leadership attributes, capabilities and behaviours that will enable you to both lead within your agency and to work with others to have an impact across the Public Service. It has an inclusive view around leadership and places emphasis on the attributes and behaviours that drive collaboration, system stewardship and customer focus.

Leadership Success Profile (LSP) [PDF, 153KB]

With a 360° review, you’ll receive feedback from a broad range of stakeholders to get a solid understanding about your strengths and development areas. Respondents, including your manager, peers, project team members, and customers or stakeholders, rate the frequency they see you exhibiting different leadership and management skills, attributes and behaviours. You also complete a self-assessment.

Note it is recommended you have been in your current role for at least 4 months before taking the PSL360°. This helps those you have nominated to give feedback as they are more likely to have seen you work across a range of situations that require different leadership capabilities.

Report and debrief

Following the assessment, you will engage in a structured feedback session with an accredited coach or suitably accredited support person. Your detailed report will give an overview of your strengths and development needs and how they align to the LSP.

You are encouraged to work with your manager to create a tailored development plan. You can also explore our Leadership Success Profile development options resources relevant to your leadership development needs.

Leadership Success Profile development options


  • LDC member agencies: $290 + GST per person (report only - additional costs may be apply for the debrief)
  • Non-members: $700 + GST per person (includes report and debrief)

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