Rod Morrison
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Rod Morrison


Rod Morrison is is an independent consultant who also operates under the CPM umbrella.  His areas of professional expertise include change and transition management, quality improvement, performance management, negotiation, influencing and leadership development.

Prior to commencing human resources consulting in 1998, Rod held management positions within the APS including as Director of Human Resource Development (Public Employment Placement Enterprise) and Director of Management Development (Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs).  Rod had also worked on a two-year World Bank project in Kyrgyzstan, focused on labour market reform and regional development.

A great deal of Rod’s experience has been developed through working with people in the public, commercial and not for profit sectors, to develop strategic and business plans, particularly in the context of organisational change.  Rod has worked closely with senior and middle managers in specifying requirements, developing approaches and implementing practical solutions that align to organisational aims.  He has facilitated small, medium and large groups (both in Australia and abroad) through organisational change seminars and workshops.

Industry expertise, experience and areas of specialisation

Rod facilitates programs for numerous APS Agencies, on topics including leadership development, performance management and appraisal, project management, stakeholder engagement, negotiating & influencing, strategic leadership, team development and positioning & planning.  He has consulted to General Motors, facilitating negotiation and change management workshops for managers in Australia, India, China (PRC) and Indonesia.

Rod has designed and facilitated leadership programs for many Commonwealth agencies targeted at SES, EL and APS levels.  He currently facilitates DFAT’s Head of Mission preparatory program – a three day program, conducted twice per year, for outgoing Australian Ambassadors and High Commissioners.

Since 2003, Rod has consulted to BMW Australia as a Retail Performance Management Coach and Quality Auditor.  Rod provided specialist advice through his role as the HR Advisor to the Mongolia Australian Scholarship Program between 2003 – 2011, focusing on governance and strengthening human resource management within the Mongolian Civil Service.

Qualifications, Accreditations and Certifications

Rod is accredited to administer the full suite of CPM’s 360° feedback instruments, Team Management Profile (TMP), DiSC system, Herrman Brain Dominance Index (HBDI) and is an accredited DaCUM facilitator.  He holds membership with AIM and AITD and is trained in executive coaching through the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.

Rod undertakes professional development through his wide network of experienced consultants and senior APS employees as well as attending targeted contemporary professional development programs.