YPAC Insights Breakfast: The transition to leadership

We graduate university and start our careers, building our skills until we’re subject matter experts. But being a subject matter expert does not make a leader. What do you do at that time in your career when the very skills that helped you succeed are no longer part of your JDF? They’ve been replaced by unfamiliar new phrases: “provide strategic leadership”, “build organisational capability”, “lead a department”…

Our panellists are four public sector leaders who have successfully made this transition. We will discuss the challenges they faced and what young professionals should consider when deciding a leadership role is for them. For those who are interested in leadership, we will also discuss the opportunities that our panellists pursued to obtain their leadership roles.

Speakers

Darren Klemm AFSM
Commissioner,
Department of Fire and Emergency Services;
IPAA WA Leader of the Year (2019). 

Nygarie Goyal
Executive Director,
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Michael Emery
Rangers and Community Safety Manager‚Äč,
City of Cockburn;
IPAA WA Young Leader of the Year (2019).

Dr Lachlan McCaw
Senior Principal Research Scientist, Biodiversity and Conservation Science
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions