The world needs innovative public sector leaders – because our future depends on those unique individuals who are committed to serving the public while being just as determined to change the system for good.

If you’re a future-focused public sector leader looking to lead innovative change, inspire and energise your team while adapting to technology shifts, Innovating for the Future will rapidly provide the insights and tools you need.

In a fast-changing environment, today’s leaders need new ways of working, otherwise, they risk falling behind the expectations and working habits of the next generation of citizens. At the same time a new leadership counter-trend is emerging, where the ability to reflect deeply and mindfully is needed to solve complex challenges facing our society.

Innovating for the Future has been designed to achieve both. To combine fast-paced learning with the space to reflect and gain deep insight from others. So in just one day you’ll develop a renewed vision and focused energy for the future ahead, combined with leading-edge innovation skills to collaborate and lead with agility.

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Federal, State and Local Government leaders of all levels, from team leaders to CEOs:

  • Corporate Services
  • Service/ Process Improvement
  • Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Quality Management
  • Service Delivery
  • Design Thinking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
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  • Create an inspiring vision for transforming the future
  • Understand citizen and stakeholder needs with increased emotional intelligence
  • Build a culture of innovation through creative leadership
  • Minimise risk and lower investment required by prototyping and testing
  • Facilitate complex collaborations with conflicting stakeholder requirements
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  • Build a culture of innovation by applying future-focused leadership skills.
  • Respond to shifts in citizen and stakeholder requirements
  • Build stronger communities and brighter futures.
  • Continue to build innovation capability by coaching others in the new skills gained.
  • Share learning experiences with other participants and gain additional insight.
  • Apply self-development techniques to gain other future-focused leadership skills.

Meet Your Trainer

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Dave Wild has extensive experience working across government sectors, coaching leaders and teams to become future ready to better meet the fast-changing needs of citizens.

From design thinking to community co-design, Dave is an expert coach in public sector innovation skills needed for next-generation leadership.

As a Futurist, he also brings to training sessions his unique experience in leading Futurelabs, including digital visioning with the e-government leaders of the United Kingdom, South Korea, Estonia and New Zealand.


"Challenging, fun and useful session. Techniques that can be immediately applied, and an opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues across the Public Sector."

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Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (NZ)

"Well paced and motivating. Great for either getting yourself back on track or a taste of a new way of thinking. Perfect for future and current leaders."

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Ministry of Education (NZ)

"Really good overview, and experience of innovation. I particularly liked the different delivery styles and the way that he would jump from presenter to teacher"

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

"Engaging process taking the group through content and applied learning in a fast-paced manner - tailoring the content to create increased value for individuals and the group. Loved the visioning piece."

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Waikato Regional Council


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2nd October
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05/14/2019 8:30 am 05/14/2019 5:00 pm Australia/Sydney Innovating for the Future Melbourne


Workshop Price

  • Melbourne


Full Access to Training
Lunch and refreshments provided

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