ANZSOG was formed by a consortium of governments, universities and business schools from Australia and New Zealand. It was established with the vision of creating a world-leading educational institution that teaches strategic management and high-level policy to public sector leaders - dedicated to creating value for the public by:

  • providing education for public sector leaders
  • developing and delivering programmes that build new policy, research and management capability
  • conducting research that makes a significant contribution to policy knowledge
  • encouraging public sector innovations.

The State Services Commission (SSC) and ANZSOG have a partnership to offer free, relevant, thought provoking seminars and workshops in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch - utilising a combination of international and local scholars and leaders.

Check the ANZSOG events calendar regularly to see what’s coming up; early registration is recommended as these opportunities fill up fast.

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Training and education


Applications for both the EMPA and the EFP programmes are made annually by Chief Executive (CE) nomination to the State Services Commissioner.

To register a chief executive nomination for application to the EMPA and/or the EFP programmes, please contact:

Belinda Bundy, Senior Advisor, Leadership and Talent
State Services Commission
Phone +64 4 495 6734

For more about the EMPA and the EFP programmes, visit

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
A two year postgraduate programme designed to meet the needs of high potential employees in the State sector.

Executive Fellows Program (EFP)

An intensive three week residential programme for senior public sector executives from New Zealand and Australia.

Towards Strategic Leadership (TSL)

A programme specifically designed for people moving from a tactical to a strategic leadership role - comprises two five-day residential modules spaced 3-4 months apart.

Short courses

ANZSOG offers high-quality workshops designed for middle to senior public sector managers. Using case studies, lectures and participant discussions, executive workshops combine academic rigour and practicality across a range of disciplines. To find out more visit:

Case studies and research programme

ANZSOG programmes are built on a foundation of continuous practical and theoretical learning. The purpose-built case library is extensive, containing many New Zealand cases. The research programme focuses on innovative, cutting-edge research into public administration, policy and management. To find out more visit: and

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