Bridge the interface between Government and the public sector; to engage political representatives and shape and implement the Government's policy priorities.

To assist your development planning for this area we have provided a number of different resources and development suggestions. Use this material to reflect on your own context and the opportunities that you have to make development part of the way you work. 

Experiential development suggestions

  • Research, establish and represent the agency's view on a contemporary issue
  • Shadow or partner with someone in a central agency who is responsible for frequently communicating with Government representatives
  • Increase contact with political representatives and determine who the other key influencers are in that environment
  • Create a discussion group to consider different agency approaches and recommendations to key issues

Website readings

Leading with political awareness: developing leader's skills to manage the political dimension across all sectors

The managerial interface: strong relationships prosper in difficult times