IPAA Victoria shares best practices to identify and create pro-integrity cultures in public sector organisations.
Giving frank and clear advice isn’t always straightforward – no matter what level you’re at within the public service. In a recent episode of Work with Purpose, Dr Christiane Gerblinger, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, shares some practical tips on how policy experts can improve the way they give advice to increase the chance of it being taken up.
Authentic leadership and psychological capital are key drivers for innovation culture and staff wellbeing, particularly in public sector environments where resources can be in short supply, Yvonne Brunetto and Julia Ashton-Sayers from Southern Cross University, and Georgios Kominis from the University of Glasgow write.
Building capability is a core pillar of the ongoing APS reform – but what can public sector leaders do to make it happen? Dr Rachel Bacon from the APS Reform Office and Dr Subho Banerjee from the APS Academy share some practical tips on a recent episode of IPAA ACT’s Work with Purpose podcast.
On 6 September, IPAA Victoria held a Diversity in Leadership webinar to explore the importance of diversity in leadership roles and how everyone can contribute to supporting and ensuring a more diverse workplace across the public sector. IPAA Victoria fellows and public purpose sector leaders share their personal reflections.
In this article, some of the longest serving personal members of Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) SA share their reflections on what they have learnt being in public service for over 20 years. They answer the question: ‘What brought you to the public sector and what has kept you here?’
In partnership with IPAA Victoria’s People and Culture Community of Practice (CoP), IPAA Victoria launched a new content series dedicated to wellbeing and the public purpose sector. Listen into conversationsn with public sector leaders exploring indivudal and organisational wellbeing.
Faced with a growing number of regulatory issues, public officials need to prioritise the most serious challenges and collaborate effectively if they want to succeed, Mitzi Bolton and Michael Mintrom from Monash University write.
On 19 July, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT hosted its second-ever NAIDOC Week hackathon sponsored by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). Based on their participants’ vast insights, they tell the story of a better future, when government organisations have been transformed and are effectively engaging with First Nations peoples.
Accountability, evidence-based practices, and visibly supportive leadership pave the way for organisations to achieve their gender targets, Dr Jill Gould, Professor Carol Kulik, and Associate Professor Shruti Sardeshmukh from the University of South Australia write.
If public sector organisations want to attract, retain and develop talent, leaders must improve the employee experience, Kathy Martin from Iceni writes.
The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) SA shares how public sector professionals can embrace and leverage curiosity in their work and drive ‘good’ innovation.
In this Work with Purpose episode from the Insititute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT division, Robyn Shannon from the Department of Social Services, Lisa Kelly from Carers ACT, and Alex Allars from the ACT Government, unpack challenges faced by carers and share practical ways to support carers in the workplace and the community.
Public Sector Perspectives podcast: First Nations women and exercising voice to take on decision-making power
In this Public Sector Perspectives podcast episode, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria division chats with Elly Patira, Deputy Secretary, First Peoples – State Relations, Department of Premier and Cabinet, and explores the Treaty Framework in Victoria, the strengths and challenges of being a First Nations woman in the public service, and specific opportunities for First Nations women as a result of the treaty process.
What’s Different About Managing Change in Small Organisations? Mark Webb reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of small organisations undergoing change
Mark Webb, Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW President and Chief Executive of the Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of NSW, talks about managing change in small organisations.
In this Australian Journal of Public Administration (AJPA) article, Professor Jenny M Lewis from the University of Melbourne explores how governments associate innovation with both culture and technology, and how these different innovation definitions affect policymaking over the long term.
In part two of the Insitute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW’s post-election series, Elizabeth Mildwater, IPAA NSW councillor and Secretary of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade and Janet Schorer, IPAA NSW vice president and chief delivery officer for TAFE NSW talk about embracing change and staying focused on your work.
The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Western Australia (WA) summarises a case study by Susannah Nichols looking into the development of VaccinateWA, its challenges and the critical role of leadership and values in creating a system that delivered for WA’s communities.
The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT shares the main takeaways from their recent Work with Purpose episode featuring Anthony Murfett, head of division Technology and Digital, Department of Industry, Science and Resources and Sally Bayley-Nelson, manager at AusIndustry Insights. Their guests discuss their views on how to start using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in public sector work.
As part of the Insitute of Public Administration (IPAA) Victoria’s sustainability and climate change series, they explore risk, sustainability and public policy with Jonathan Masom, VMIA, and Lynette Smith, gramma consultancy.
In this article from our Insitute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) South Australia division, we explore insights from a their recent ‘Fit for the Future? Strategic Foresight in Government’ event. We share some practical advice from local and international experts on how civil servants can embrace strategic foresight to improve policy outcomes – with a focus on how being ‘sexy’ and generating interest and excitement can create a space for policy innovation.
In the Work with Purpose podcast’s first instalment of 2023 the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT division interviewed neurodiversity thought leaders Lee Steel, Robin Edmonds, and Andrew Pfeiffer tell the story of an imaginary future set in 2028, when Australia’s public sector has created inclusive and diverse work environments. They also give some tangible tips on how to make workplaces more accessible right now.
Summarising the Insitute of Public Administration (IPAA) WA division’s Women in Public Sector Leadership conference, Michelle Bye, procurement, event, and project professional talks about the importance of self-regulation, building a support network, and much more.
Our Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW division spoke with two public sector leaders, Mark Webb, IPAA NSW President and Chief Executive, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of NSW and Tracey Taylor, Chief People Officer and Deputy Secretary of Corporate Services, Transport for NSW about managing and leveraging change during the post-election period.
The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland division summarises the main points from their most recent Mastercraft Series with Dr Scott Prasser, public policy consultant and commentator, on studying the past and present of commissions, inquiries and reviews in Australia.
Neuroleadership can make you a better leader, and help you and your team achieve your goals. The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) South Australia division shares the basics of neuroleadership – what it is, why it matters, and how to apply its principles.
If you’ve ever felt like a fraud, you’re not alone. The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria division shares insights from a recent webinar on how to demystify and create space for discussing imposter syndrome.