Leadership and Talent

Last updated: 24 July 2015

Leaders across the system who can anticipate and exceed the needs of New Zealanders. 

The State Services Commission (SSC) is putting in place a programme that is significantly changing how the State sector identifies, develops and utilises leaders and talented people from the start of their careers to their most senior levels.

Our new talent management system will provide the tools and approaches to help leaders and people reach their full potential.

By maximising our potential leadership and talent across the public system, we will achieve better results for New Zealanders.

SSC is building leadership and talent across the State services by:

  • strengthening leadership across the system  
  • encouraging and supporting leaders to step into more challenging and complex roles
  • supporting the move away from a Wellington-centric view, encouraging diversity within the Public Service
  • identifying our most talented people, developing them and placing them where they are most needed.
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Leadership and Talent Programme

Our programme for building leadership and talent across the State Services by 2018.

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Government Chief Talent Officer (GCTO)

The GCTO leads Leadership and Talent, employment relations and workforce strategy, and is the Head of the government Human Resources profession.

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Insights about our
Leadership

Analysis of leadership capability and development.

Core work

The Leadership and Talent team is leading change through a work programme to 2018, involving the three workstreams below.

Our partners in this work include other agencies, Career Boards, senior leaders and the Leadership Development Centre.

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Senior Leaders

Developing people for senior leadership, including functional leadership and key positions.

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Tools

Common set of tools and analytics to assess and develop potential and performance.

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Early in Career

Attracting and developing new talent for future leadership.

Factsheets

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Leadership and Talent

(PDF, 1 MB)

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Senior Leaders

(PDF, 235 KB)

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Tools

(PDF, 252 KB)

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Early in Career

(PDF, 226 KB)

Other resources

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Leadership Success Profile,
July 2015

(PDF, 193 KB)

Dimensions of leadership that will transform the State sector.

See the Leadership Success Profile in full.

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Leadership Strategy for the
State Services

(PDF, 175 KB)

The roadmap for an integrated approach to leadership and talent.

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Leadership and Capability: Development and Deployment

(PDF, 355 KB)

Thinkpiece behind an integrated approach to leadership and talent.

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Better Public Services Advisory Group Report, Nov 2011

(PDF, 1 MB)

The foundation for reforming State Services through leadership.