The Academy is on track to provide the Victorian Secretaries Board with extensive data and analysis on the leadership capability of the Victorian Public Service executive workforce from July 2017.

Hundreds of public service executives are taking part in the Victorian Leadership Academy, following a successful initial phase late last year.

The roll out of VLA to more than 200 executives from VSB member agencies is underway. These executives will take part in assessments between March and June, and subsequently attend feedback and planning sessions. They will leave these sessions with individually tailored development plans.

The following activities are also keeping us busy:

  • Reviewing the initial phase
    We have almost completed our review of the initial phase, which has included analysing feedback from consultations with participants, senior public service executives, the Victorian Secretaries Board, and HR / People & Culture representatives.
    We have refined many aspects of VLA process, including collecting more nuanced data around the executives’ previous experiences and the complexity of their current roles, as well as improving upon our communications and logistics.
  • Identifying development opportunities
    We have begun identifying targeted development opportunities for executives who participated in the initial phase, guided by their assessment data.
  • Developing an evaluation framework
    In conjunction with our independent evaluator, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, we are currently developing an evaluation framework. This framework will help us to measure the effectiveness, appropriateness and efficiency of VLA over the next four years.