The entire agency will look to senior leaders for leadership and direction. Continually improving and developing leadership skills and capability is necessary to meet the demands of leadership within an ever more complex environment.
Contributing to the strategic direction of the agency, senior leaders have a responsibility to ensure that the organization’s vision promotes a strong value base, and that the organization as a whole strives to deliver better outcomes.
Some of the job titles specific to this level of the organization are deputy directors and agency directors.
Training offered to leaders at this level will focus on defining their organization’s strategy, including direction, priorities and goals. Other topics include strategic planning, building and maintaining working relationships with key external stakeholders, communication, making decisions and changes within the organization, securing resources that allow the organization to implement its strategy—and more.