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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Accidental Counsellor for Public Sector

What happens after R U OK? This workshop will help you learn the skills needed to respond appropriately to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

22 & 30 November 2022
9:30AM – 11:00AM (ACDT)
Online (interactive webinar)

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Session 4: Mindfulness for People Who Hate Meditating

In the context of living through challenging moments in history, we all need tools that help and support us. Mindfulness is not just a buzzword but an evidence-based intervention that supports wellbeing, stress management, emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships. This webinar teaches trauma-informed mindfulness techniques that are easy, fun and useful and is perfect for people who hate the idea of meditating and have not enjoyed mindfulness practice in the past.

29 November 2022
10:00AM – 11:00AM (ACDT)
Online (interactive webinar)

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Making a Difference: Citizens and communities

Showcasing the frontline work of public servants engaging the community.

The Making a Difference series showcases the work of public servants like you – delivering exceptional outcomes in their teams and making a difference to the people of New South Wales.

In this unprecedented time of pandemics, natural disasters, and a host of other challenges for the sector, this series has been designed to inspire and celebrate the great impact that public servants like you have on our state, no matter your level or specialisation.

29 November 2022
11:00AM – 12:00PM (AEST/AEDT)
Virtual event via Microsoft Teams

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On the Couch with Dr Robyn Lawrence

Please join us as we welcome the Department for Health and Wellbeing’s new Chief Executive, Dr Robyn Lawrence

IPAA SA’s On the Couch sessions are a series of informal interviews with key public sector leaders to look at the person behind the role. This event is an unmissable chance to hear personal insights from our public sector leaders on what makes them tick and have the opportunity to ask them first-hand about issues that matter to you.

Our Next Guest

Dr Robyn Lawrence, recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing, led the WA Covid-19 response as Deputy Chief Health Officer and Incident Controller. She is now responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the governance, leadership and management of the South Australian Health System. We look forward to welcoming Dr Robyn Lawrence On the Couch.

1 December 2022
10:00AM – 11:00AM 
PwC Adelaide

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EA SERIES FINALE: ELECTION YEAR IN REVIEW

Join us for the EA Series Finale: Election Year in Review.

Hear from Ashleigh Taloni, Executive Assistant, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Louise Mortimer, Executive Assistant, Attorney-General’s Department, Leigh-Anne Palmer, Executive Assistant, Department of Finance and Lydia Milosavljevic, Executive Assistant, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, in conversation with Kieran Butler, Assistant Director-General, Office of the Special Investigator.

This unmissable event is an opportunity to reflect on the election year with a panel made up of experienced Executive Assistants (EAs) who have been at the center of the change of government. You will hear unique insights from the panelists about the impact and support EAs provide in times of change and the opportunities EAs have, at any level, in providing positive and productive influence within the public service.

7 December 2022
5:30PM – 7:00PM (AEDT)
National Press Club

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YIPAA Careers Club

This event is designed for early to mid-career professionals working in the public purpose sector, who support each other to grow and develop their careers in the public purpose sector.

The topic for this Careers Club session is Your personal brand – identifying strengths.

Research shows that it’s better to focus on your talents and uncover what you do well than to dwell on the areas you need to improve. When it comes to selecting a career and getting hired, it’s essential to know what you bring to the table and where your strengths lie. Your strengths include both the skills you possess and the personality traits that are viewed positively in the workplace. It’s not only important from the standpoint of knowing where you could make a contribution but it’s also critical in terms of building a healthy sense of self-esteem.

Entsar Hamid, Former IPAA Victoria Deputy President and Sharon Cody, Director, KPMG Customer Australia, will be in conversation with fellow YIPAA Geo George, talking about how we identify strengths, channelling those strengths into our own personal brand, and what this means for our careers.

7 December 2022
5:00PM – 6:00PM
KPMG Victoria

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2022 ANNUAL ADDRESS TO THE APS

IPAA ACT, in partnership with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Public Service Commission, presents the 2022 Annual Address to the APS.

Please join us to hear from keynote speaker Professor Glyn Davis AC, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, who will deliver the Annual Address to the APS, together with Peter Woolcott AO, Australian Public Service Commissioner. This year’s speakers will be discussing APS Reform.

Dr Caroline Hughes will be providing the Welcome to Country. Dr Caroline Hughes is a proud Ngunnawal woman and Executive Director, Collections Services Group at AIATSIS. She has made significant contributions to the field of education and community development throughout her career, which spans over 30 years.  

As practitioner, manager and a leader of vocational education, community development and client support services she ensured that cultural heritage has been the essence of all. Caroline has led the design and delivery of cultural programs that have strengthened the cultural capability of individuals and teams across organisations – within government and private sectors. 

We welcome you to join us at the National Press Club within the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra. For those who cannot attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the address across the country via Microsoft Teams.

8 December 2022
5:30PM – 7:00PM (AEDT)
National Press Club

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2022 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Winners of the 2022 IPAA WA Achievement Awards will be announced at this special Awards luncheon.

The Achievement Awards offer a total of 20 awards, 10 for individuals and 10 for organisations.

This year we continue our special offer for table bookings. If you purchase 9 seats you will receive an additional seat for free, providing you with 10 seats for your organisation with a saving of up to $165!

9 December 2022
12:00PM – 2:30PM 
TBC

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