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IPAA is delighted to announce a new annual oration to be named after Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia and delivered on the United Nations Public Service Day.
Kenneth Norman Jones AO CBE passed away on 19 January, aged 97. A Commonwealth public servant for 44 years, he was instrumental in guiding and implementing the policies of successive governments that led to Commonwealth involvement at all levels of Australia’s education system.
The vast majority of public servants behave respectfully and civilly to their colleagues. But the surveys show bullying is significantly more widespread than codes of conduct or workers’ compensation claims suggest. Dr Gordon de Brouwer explores bullying and harassment in public sector workplaces across Australia.
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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING CHECK-IN SERIES FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Check-In for the Public Sector Series will provide you with the tools and strategies to better support yourself, and your staff to feel ‘better now’ and overcome challenging situations.
Come and hear from Liana Busoli, an experienced psychotherapist, consultant and trainer, and gain valuable life skills to better understand your own neurobiology, to then better support others. Within this series there are three 60-minute interactive sessions, which will provide you with a variety of evidence-based examples and resources to take away with you. Upcoming sessions include:
Session 2 | Staff Mental Health – What You Need to Know – 21 April
Join this webinar to learn what you need to do to support your staff’s mental health. This webinar includes a Q & A session.
Session 3 | Helping the Helpers – 9 June
Do some conversations impact on your wellbeing after work? This webinar will give you evidence-based tools and strategies for dealing with challenging interactions and for taking care of your wellbeing afterwards.
INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: MOVING TO A STONGER FUTURE
This conference will provide you with the latest in organisational culture, frameworks and processes that put you on the front foot in the fight for integrity and accountability in the public service.
Before the onset of the pandemic, the revelation that a member of the state senior executive service had perpetrated the largest case of fraud by a public servant in Australian history against the people of Western Australia was a shocking awakening for public service professionals across all tiers of government.
That case rightfully catches headlines for the sheer scale of the theft. Beyond the headlines however exist risks large and small across state and local government entities. These risks may be reasonably mitigated with up to date integrity and accountability systems.
You will hear insights from, and have the opportunity to ask questions of, those who have investigated, reported on, responded to, and prepared the sector for integrity and accountability risks in the early decades of the 21st century.
From the harsh lights of the criminal justice system and ongoing media scrutiny state and local government in Western Australia must emerge with more effective integrity and accountability systems. This conference forms part of the rebuilding process that we encourage you to be part of.
28 April 2022
9.15 am – 4.00 pm (AWST)
COTOP 50 PUBLIC SECTOR WOMEN (VICTORIA) – COVID-19 HEROES
Recognising exceptional women leaders during COVID-19
This year the Top 50 Public Sector Women awards recognise exceptional women leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic for their leadership, commitment, strength and extraordinary contribution.
Exceptional times call for exceptional effort: The unprecedented demands on the public sector to guide and manage Victoria through the COVID 19 pandemic required an outstanding response. IPAA Victoria and the Top 50 Women judging panel are very pleased to acknowledge the enormous contribution of public sector women during these recent times by honouring a massive 80 women leaders!
Register now to be part of this recognition and celebration of public sector women and the impact of their leadership.
29 April 2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST)
Melbourne Town Hall
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A new report produced by the University of Canberra’s News and Media Research Centre has found that only half of Australians feel attached to their local community.
‘Listen first, talk later’: respectful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Ray Griggs AO CSC and Letitia Hope from the National Indigenous Australians Agency, were joined by Justine O’Brien SCMP, IABC Canberra President, and contentgroup Founder and CEO, David Pembroke, for a recent Work With Purpose podcast on authentic and effective communications with Indigenous Australians.
Atlassian’s resident Work Futurist, Dominic Price, recently gave a fascinating interview involving Megan Aponte-Payne and Isabelle Franklin — two of IPAA ACT’s Future Leaders Committee Members — for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast.
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AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The Australian Journal of Public Administration is the journal of record on public administration, public management and public policy in Australia. It encourages research, reflection and commentary across a range of public sector settings.