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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Doing Things Differently

Economic Recovery Priorities

Ursula Brennan (National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy, Deliotte) will host a conversation with Tim Reardon (Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet) and Amy Brown (Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Delivery, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet) on the State’s economic recovery and how its economic priorities will shape the future of NSW and the public sector.

28 July 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (AEST)

Delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Deliotte.

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2021 Leadership Briefs

Flexible Work Agreements

This three-part seminar series will reflect on the gains of the recent past, showcase innovative skills and chart future pathways.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Karina Jorritsma — Professor of Practice, Curtin University / Future Work Institute
  • Dr Francis Norman — General Manager, National Energy Resources Australia
  • Shaun Whitmarsh — Executive Director, Department of Finance.

28 July 2021
9.00 am – 12.00 pm (AWST)

Perth CBD.

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Lockdown, burn-out and the hybrid working model

Online webinar

Antoinette Battista, Executive Director People & Culture, Department of Transport, will host a panel discussion on the practical way leaders are responding to the impacts on employee health and wellbeing from the pandemic by shaping and changed the way they work to support employee wellbeing.

Speakers on the panel include:

  • Marc Rowley, State Manager, Assure
  • Sam Hannah-Rankin, Executive Director, Public Sector Reform, Victorian Public Sector Commission Victoria
  • Paul Meijer, Partner, People Advisory Services, EY
  • Kelly Crosthwaite, Executive Director, People and Culture, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

4 August 2021
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)

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A Deep Dive into Future Skills and Jobs

Ursula Brennan (National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy, Deliotte) will host a conversation with David Collins (Department of Education and Training), Chloe Read (Deputy Secretary, Education and Skills Reform, Department of Education and Training), and Simone Walker (Deputy Secretary, Policy and Commissioning, Department of Communities and Justices.

The panellists will explore how the sector is skilling for recovery through additional training places and building a more capable and responsible disability care workforce, and they will share lessons that other parts of the sector can apply to improve results and build productivity.

4 August 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Deliotte.

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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 Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary, The Treasury, and IPAA ACT President.

5 August 2021
9.30 am to 11.00 am

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes

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Unpacking the challenges of change at a local level

Sustainability Starters Series

Brighid Sammon, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, will host this session with two local government change makers who make

Speakers on the panel include:

  • Bridie Guy, Project Lead, Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment
  • Euan Williamson, ESD Advisor, City of Yarra.

12 August 2021
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)

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2021 Leadership Briefs

Frontline Service Delivery

This three-part seminar series will reflect on the gains of the recent past, showcase innovative skills and chart future pathways.

Speakers include:

  • Rachael Green — Deputy Director-General, Department of Communities
  • Petro Scafidas — Lead, ServiceWA
  • Virginia Miltrup — Executive Director, Community and Business Services, City of Vincent.

13 August 2021
9.00 am – 12.00 pm (AWST)

Perth CBD.

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Who Wants to Be the Next Ombudsman?

Hints for Potential Applicants

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM will host a valedictory address by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Michael Manthorpe PSM.

Following the address. Michael will be joined in conversation by Alison Larkins FIPAA, the Commonwealth Coordinator-General of Migrant Services, Department of Home Affairs and Deputy President, IPAA ACT.

31 August 2021
9.30 am to 11.00 am

Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton

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The First 90 Days: Lessons Learned from Public and Private Leadership

Future Leaders Series

This event brings together Jill Charker, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, and Stephen Barrow-Yu, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to reflect on their transition between sectors, what stood out in the first 90 days, and how this has impacted their roles as leaders.

Facilitated by the IPAA ACT Future Leaders Committee, this event will offer a unique insight into the different challenges and opportunities offered by the public and private sectors. The partnership between the public and private sectors in delivering world class public administration has never been more important, and this event will highlight the knowledge from both worlds required for truly effective future leadership in public administration.

20 August 2021
12.30 pm to 2.00 pm

KPMG
Constitution Place, 1 Constitution Avenue
Canberra City

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A Deep Dive into Technology and Digitisation

Ursula Brennan (National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy, Deliotte) will host a conversation with Kim Curtin (Chief Operating Officer, NSW Treasury), Greg Wallis (NSW Government Chief Information and Digital Officer), Catherine D’Elia (Deputy Secretary, Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery, NSW Department of Communities and Justice), and Dr Zoran Bolevich (Chief Executive of eHealth NSW and Chief Information Officer, NSW Health).

The panellists will discuss how to support the development of a world-class technology sector, improving productivity and experience of courts through the uptake of digitally enabled business processes, and virtual care that delivers digitally-enabled, patient-centred experiences and better health and wellbeing. They will also shares lessons that other parts of the sector can apply to improve results and build productivity.

8 September 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Deliotte.

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Seamless Service Delivery Conference

Embracing Digital

A one-day conference designed to explore the realities and next phases of the implementation of citizen-centric service delivery and especially those that are supported by the whole of government digital transformation strategy.

William Murphy, Deputy Secretary, Customer, Delivery and Transformation, Department of Customer Service NSW will deliver the keynote address.

Other speakers include:

  • Greg Italiano, Government Chief Information Officer, Office of Digital Government
  • Kirsten Butcher, CEO Genvis
  • Henrietta Farrell, Chief Customer Officer, Department of Finance
  • Ben Scalley, Head Public Health Operations
  • Rochelle Fleming, COO Sapien Cypher
  • Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
  • Richard Burnell, Executive Director, Corporate Services Command, Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

8 September 2021
9.15 am –  4.30 pm (AWST)

Perth CBD.

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2021 Budget Briefing

Delivered in partnership with EY

Kaylene Gulich PSM, Chief Executive Officer, WA Treasury Corporation and IPAA WA Treasurer will host this event with Dr Michael Court, Deputy Under-Treasurer of Western Australia.

Dr Court will deliver a keynote address that goes beyond individual agency funding allocations and give an assessment of the current state of public finances, the most important factors in the today’s economic environment shaping the future, and importantly the underlying assumptions behind this year’s budget.

His address will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A session.

17 September 2021
12.15 pm –  2.30 pm (AWST)

Perth CBD.

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2021 IPAA National Conference

Riding the Wave of Service Transformation

Hosted by IPAA Queensland, the 2021 IPAA National Conference will bring together an Australian-wide audience of public servants at all levels of government, together with others engaged in public purpose work from the community, industry and university sectors.

The conference program will feature a range of leading thinkers and practitioners from overseas and Australia sharing their insights and expertise via keynote addresses, TED-style talks and panel discussions across the conference themes of ‘people’, ‘trust’, ‘data’ and ‘technology’.

14–15 October 2021

Day 1 — 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST); dinner, 6.00 – 9.30 pm (AEST)
Day 2 — 8.30 am – 1.00 pm (AEST)

Hilton Hotel, Brisbane and online.

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Doing Things Differently

A Deep Dive into changing the ways we live and work

Ursula Brennan (National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy, Deliotte) will host a conversation with Joost de Kock (Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy and Technology, Transport for NSW), Alex O’Mara (Group Deputy Secretary of Place, Design and Public Spaces Group, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) and  Kim Curtain (Chief Operating Officer, NSW Treasury).

The panellists will discuss ways of encouraging vibrant centres and efficient mobility services fostering economic growth, innovation, healthy living and inclusion. They will also share lessons that other parts of the sector can apply to improve results and build productivity.

4 November 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Deliotte.

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Regulatory Reform: Supporting Business Investment and Growth

A two-day conference delivered in partnership with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This inaugural conference 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 or streamlining overlapping regulations.

16 to 17 November 2021
Day One — 9.30 am – 6.30 pm (AEDT)
Day Two — 9.30 am – 4.30 pm (AEDT)

Hyatt Hotel
120 Commonwealth Avenue
Barton, Canberra

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Women in Public Sector Leadership 2021

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.

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Doing Things Differently

A Deep Dive into productivity

Ursula Brennan (National Leader, Public Sector and Public Policy, Deliotte) will host a conversation with Alex O’Mara (Group Deputy Secretary of Place, Design and Public Spaces Group, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment), Kiersten Fishburn (Coordinator General of Planning, Delivery and Local Government, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment), Kathrina Lo (Public Service Commissioner),  Kate Foy (Deputy Secretary, Community Engagement, Department of Premier and Cabinet), Phil Gardiner (Deputy Secretary, Commercial and Procurement Group, NSW Treasury), and Rose Webb (Deputy Secretary, Better Regulation, Department of Customer Care).

The panellists will explore four priorities, including:

  • a faster and more transparent planning system to create jobs and keep the economy moving
  • reforming the NSW public sector workforce to maximise productivity and employee engagement
  • delivering savings across the sector through the Procurement Saving Servicees and Fiscal Repair Procurement Reform
  • a step change in business interaction with government to deliver on NSW commitment to be the world’s most customer-centric government.

They will also share lessons that other parts of the sector can apply to improve results and productivity.

4 November 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Deliotte.

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