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Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA President, thanks IPAA members from across the country for their support in 2021 and acknowledges the outstanding work and dedication delivered by the public sector this year. He also outlines some of IPAA’s achievements this year and reinforces IPAA’s commitment to offering a platform for discussion and debate in 2022, where matters of importance to the sector are highlighted.
We’re pleased to announce the selection of the new AJPA Editorial Team for 2022-24, who will continue to lift the AJPA readership and increase its accessibility and visibility amongst researchers, practitioners and students.
IPAA has released its National Strategic Plan 2021-2025. Developed by IPAA’s National Council in consultation with IPAA’s eight Divisions, the plan provides a framework to realise our vision of enriching our offerings at a national level, building stronger connections and increasing membership across each jurisdiction.
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2022 IPAA WA Public Sector Young Professional Conference
Developed by young professionals in the public sector for the young professionals of the public sector.
The WA Public Sector Young Professional Conference provides a platform to discuss the important issues affecting young professionals or those who are new to their journey in the public sector.
This year’s conference engages with an exciting line-up of speakers. Young professionals will gain insight into capitalising on opportunity and strategies for developing their public sector careers. The conference will draw on a diverse range of perspectives that that will provide insight into themes of the day.
11 February 2022
9.15 am – 4.30 pm (AWST)
2022 Regulatory Reform Conference
Join IPAA ACT and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for a 2-day conference on regulatory reform.
The conference brings together leaders and experts to discuss regulatory reform, its challenges and opportunities and the vital role it can play in driving economic growth.
You’ll hear insights from an exceptional line-up of industry leaders, academics, State and Commonwealth regulators and policy makers.
Discussions will cover the latest on the Government’s Deregulation Agenda, including the drive to improve regulatory settings and regulator performance and culture, showcasing work by the Deregulation Taskforce in addressing complex, cross-jurisdictional regulatory challenges such as modernising business communications and streamlining overlapping regulations.
Held at the Hyatt Canberra and online.
16-17 February 2022
9.00 am – 5.00 pm (ADST)
Skills for Success – the new foundational skills for all public servants
Six courses introducing essential skills that you can leverage to produce better outcomes no matter where you work in the public service.
The Skills for Success program offers the chance to build the new foundational skills that all public servants now need. These microlearning-style courses have been co-designed with public sector leaders to meet the changing capability needs as the sector evolves post pandemic.
Each event offers an introductory overview of the subject, subject matter experts discussing its application in the unique working world of the NSW public sector, case studies demonstrating how that capability has helped create extra value in public sector work and audience Q&A.
The program is being delivered for free to everyone who works in the NSW public sector as part of IPAA’s Cluster partnerships. Skills for Success topics include:
• 17 February - Thriving in a hybrid working environment
• 1 March - Applying agile principles
• 16 March - Outcomes based project management
• 5 April - Operating successfully in the NSW government
• 12 May - Facilitation and negotiation skills
• 24 May - Communicating with confidence
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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.