IPAA
Events

 

IPAA runs a comprehensive events program on the big issues and challenges faced by Australia’s public sector.

Here’s a taste of what’s coming up over the next month or two.

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A conversation with Nick Reade

The newly appointed Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet will share his focus and agenda, together with some of the leadership lessons he has learned over his 30-year career.

Nick will be taking questions from the audience during the conservation.

12 May 2021
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm (ACST)

William Magarey Room
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
or online.

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Public Policy Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

As Australia tracks through its next major economic challenge, what insights can be learned from the policy makers who navigated the Global Financial Crisis?

An opening summary will be delivered by Dr David Gruen (Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics), before Dr Stephen Kennedy PSM (Secretary, The Treasury and IPAA ACT President) leads a panel discussion including:

  • Dr Ken Henry AC (former Secretary, The Treasury)
  • Dr Malcolm Edey (former Assistant Governor, Economic, the Reserve Bank of Australia)
  • David Tune AO PSM (former Associate Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and former Secretary of the Department of Finance) and
  • Meghan Quinn PSM (Deputy Secretary, Markets Group, The Treasury).

17 May 2021
9.30 pm – 11.30 am (AEST)

National Portrait Gallery,
King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra.

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Secretary Valedictory with Mark Scott AO

Mark Scott AO is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and has a distinguished record in public service, education and the media.

Mark will commence a five-year term as the 27th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney in July 2021.

20 May 2021
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)

Delivered as a virtual event.

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Chief Executives and Young Professionals Breakfast

Creating Change — Purpose, Ethics and Impact

This flagship event will be hosted by Tom Allen, Chief Executive, Impact Boom, and feature four young entrepreneurs:

  • Taj Pabari — founder of the Australian School of Entrepeneurship
  • Camille Socquet-Clerc — founder of Bloom Impact Investing
  • William Smith-Stubbs — co-founder and director of spur and spur:org
  • Sabrina Chakori — founder of the Brisbane Tool Library.

20 May 2021
7.00 am – 9.15 am (AEST)

Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

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State Budget Briefing Breakfast

A hybrid event delivered in partnership with the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority

Andrew Davies, the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, will host the event.

David Martine, the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance, will deliver a keynote presentation on the 2021–2022 Budget which will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

21 May 2021
7.00 am – 9.00 am (AEST)

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street Melbourne or online.

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Stories from the hybrid office

How can people & culture and comms practitioners work together to support a once-in-a-generation workplace change?

Join webinar host Emma Eastwood (Chief People and Culture Officer, Department of Treasury and Finance; Chair IPAA Victoria People & Culture CoP) for a discussion on what’s, what isn’t and how we can help each other make the hybrid office work.

Emma will be joined in discussion by panellists Antoinette Battista (Executive Director People and Culture, Department of Transport), and  Matt Cugley (Chief Communications Officer Strategic Communications, Department of Treasury and Finance).

26 May 2021
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)

Online via Zoom

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Secretary Series

A hybrid event delivered in partnership with Bendelta

Tim Reardon (Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet) and Michael Pratt AM (Secretary, NSW Treasury) will share their thoughts on public sector priorities and major opportunities for collaboration in conversation with Natalie Micarone (Co-founder and Director, Bendelta).

27 May 2021
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm (AEST)

Sydney CBD or online.

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Secretary Series with Simon Atkinson

Simon Atkinson, Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, will deliver the keynote address at this event hosted by Rosemary Huxtable PSM, Secretary of the Department of Finance.

24 June 2021
9.30 am to 11.00 am

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes

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W S Lonnie Awards

Recognising excellence and accountability in Annual Reporting in Western Australia

25 June 2021
12.15 pm – 2.30 pm (AWST)

Perth CBD.

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States of Mind

The importance of mental health in the public sector

Leaders at all levels of the public sector need to put mental health ‘on the table’ — to talk about it, invite others to talk about it, and work actively to develop resources and plans for their staff. This is the only way forward in reducing mental health stigma while increasing confidence, productivity and overall wellbeing.

Dr Ashley Hay, Editor of The Griffith Review, will lead a panel discussion exploring the importance of knowledge transfers and their work relative to improving and strengthening the public sector and the outcomes for the Australian community.

Panel members include:

  • Dr Stephen Kennedy PSM — Secretary, The Treasury and IPAA ACT President
  • Professor Patrick McGorry AO — Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre; Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Pat Dudgeon — Chair, Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association; Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project and the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islandder Suicide Prevention.

29 June 2021
12.30 pm to 2.00 pm (AEST)

Hyatt Hotel
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra

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2021 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast

IPAA SA and PwC Australia are hosting the 2021 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast with the Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia.

2 July 2021
7.30 am – 9.00 pm (ACST)

Ian McLachlan Room
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

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Daily Briefing: Secretary and Minister

The first in a series of discussions, The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service, and Emma Hogan, Secretary, NSW Department of Customer Service, will discuss how the unique working relationship between a Minister and Secretary functions in practice.

14 July 2021
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)

An online event.

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Secretary Series with David Fredericks PSM

David Fredericks PSM, Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, will deliver the keynote address at this event hosted by Dr Stephen Kennedy PSM, Secretary of the Department of Finance and IPAA ACT President.

28 July 2021
9.30 am to 11.00 am

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes

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Women in Public Sector Leadership 2021

Super early bird rates for this full day conference now available

Headlined by keynote speaker Tanya Hosch (Executive General Manager Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL), this conference will display a diverse range of perspectives and experiences through a program of amazing and thoughtful speakers. Attendees will leave feeling inspired and empowered to identify opportunities within themselves and the workplace.

19 November 2021
9.30 pm – 4.15 pm (AWST)

Perth CBD.

Tickets and information