Leading as a digital professional

A leader can be at any level.

We've designed this section for those who are:

  • experts in their field and/or
  • in a formal leadership position like the SES and/or
  • are mentors or teachers.

If you:

  • have the mindset to implement digital and cultural change in your workplace
  • want to influence your leaders and your agency’s digital strategy
  • are looking to help mentor others in your organisation or across government.

We think you will find this content useful.

New Head of Digital Professional Stream

Mr Chris Fechner, Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Transformation Agency, will begin as the new Head of the Digital Professional Stream for a two-year term in January 2023. Mr Chris Fechner, Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Transformation Agency, will begin as…

Gamification in government

At PAX AU 2022, the Gamifying Government Panel showcased public sector innovation that uses game design technology and priciples. Since 2018, the Gamifying Government Panel at PAX Aus convention has showcased how government is using gaming, 3D and virtual reality technology…

New traineeship program to boost digital employment opportunities and diversity

The APS Digital Traineeship Program will create employment opportunities with 1,000 participants over the next 4 years. The Australian Public Service (APS) Digital Traineeship Program will create employment opportunities for First Nations peoples, women, older people,…

Taking steps towards accessibility and inclusion

Talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion helps remove barriers that exclude people with a disability. Cath Rayner at work at her desk By Susan Baird I recently took the…

Digital Profession Cloud Training

Digital Profession Cloud Training, facilitated by Amazon Web Services (AWS), are introductory training courses for Digital Profession Practitioner members. Digital Profession Cloud Training, facilitated by Amazon Web Services (AWS), are introductory and executive-level…

Develop your career and connect with women in digital

The Coaching for Women in Digital is now open for applications. The Digital Profession and Accenture’s online Coaching for Women in Digital program focuses on group coaching to help you develop leadership skills in digital related roles within the public sector. This…

Role enrichment workshops for digital jobs in government

Help identify and shape the future of digital for the Australian Public Service. The Digital Profession is running workshops to understand the needs of government agencies in relation to digital roles and capabilities. These ‘role enrichment’ workshop seek to get a deeper…

Giving back – rejoining WITEM™ as a mentor

Past WITEM™ mentee Sarah Polhill (Chief Information Officer, ACCC), shares her experience as a mentor, and her desire to give back to the program. The Dell Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM™) is a 12-month mentoring and coaching program for talented Executive Level 2 (…

Reflections on WITEM

The Dell Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM) is a 12-month program for talented Executive Level 2 (EL2) women in the APS. How was your experience on the program, especially during COVID-19? There are 3 key words I would use to describe my experience – supportive,…