IPAA is back in Queensland!

The Public Service Commission and the Leadership Board (of chief executives) have partnered with IPAA National to re-establish IPAA in Queensland. As the professional association for public servants across all levels of government, as well as academics and industry leaders interested in public administration, IPAA provides thought leadership and activities that support a high performing public sector.

IPAA Queensland kicked off in May 2016 with the highly successful On the couch series … read more

2017 IPAA Queensland Forum – Connected Communities: Flourishing places

Be sure to register for – Connected communities: Flourishing placeshosted by IPAA Queensland. Attendees can join the discussion on what can be achieved through place based approaches to complex social and economic problems.

The forum will feature impressive keynote speakers, interactive presentations and engaging Q&A, while developing a better understanding of the collective capability needed by all parties to effectively respond to the challenges facing our communities.

Confirmed speakers include Matthew Cox, Director, Logan Together; Belinda Drew, Community Services Industry Alliance; Dr Tim Reddel, Commonwealth Department of Social Services; and Professors Anne Tiernan and Ross Homel, Griffith University. More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

Satellite locations around Queensland will share how regional areas are dealing effectively with place based issues and the lessons they have learned.

Forum pricing

Individual Registration $500
Government Employee $350
Group Booking of 8 $300 (per ticket)
NFP and Academic $275
Full-time Student $50
Concurrent Regional Forums $100

More event details and program will be released shortly.

On the Couch Forums

The highly successful On the Couch series about the public sector from the point of view of public sector leaders continues in 2017.

The On the Couch forums feature informal interviews with public sector leaders or ‘stewards’, whose current role allows them a high degree of responsibility and influence over the future of the public sector, to share their experiences in an interview format.

Interviews uncover the person behind the public sector role by examining their interests, influences and aspirations, and are conducted by Nance Haxton, ABC journalist and two-time Walkley Award winner.

Paul Simshauser, Director-General, Department of Energy and Water Supply, kicked off the series for 2017.

Previous interviewees in 2016 included:

  • Dave Stewart, Director-General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Megan Houghton, (then) Director-General, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
  • Commissioner Ian Stewart APM, the Queensland Police Commissioner
  • Liza Carroll, Director-General, Department of Housing and Public Works.

Watch previous interviews here

Contact us

Email: ipaaqld@psc.qld.gov.au