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People Matters Program

The People Matters Program for AO6-AO8 (and equivalent) school, regional and corporate employees delivers on the department's commitment to empower staff, work together to deliver high-quality customer outcomes and ensure a skilled and capable workforce now and into the future.

People Matters is a development program that provides current and aspiring team leaders with practical skills to manage people and common workforce challenges. The program is one of the Public Service Commission's (PSC) development opportunities to build leadership and management capability across the public service.

Key learning objectives include:

Program structure

Before program

Skills assessment by participants and their supervisors to identify key development areas.

Self paced - online:

Days 1 and 2

Facilitated workshops:

Day 3

Facilitated workshop:

Workplace practice activity to embed learnings during or after the program.

After program

Skills assessment by participants and their supervisors to identify how program learnings are being applied in the workplace.

People Matters alumni will receive invitations to two complimentary leadership masterclasses a year. These events are courtesy of the whole-of-government corporate membership with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Program dates

Five separate programs are being offered, for 20 participants in each program. Program dates are:

Program cost

The cost of each program is $300, including GST, per person. The program cost, in addition to expenses associated with travel, accommodation and meals as required will be the responsibility of participants' work unit/region/school.

Subsidised travel/accommodation for regional participants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Leadership and Capability team, HR if you wish to discuss subsidy/regional offerings further.

Program venue

The program will be delivered by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) at 295 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Workshop registration

Registration for all programs has now closed.


For further information regarding any aspect of the People Matters Program please contact the Leadership and Capability team, HR via email or phone on 3513 6528.

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