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.

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Young Professional Network: 2024 Policy Hack

Policy hacks are a unique way of creating inter-agency solutions to important public policy challenges. 

When you join the policy hack, you’ll be placed in a team of up to 5 young professionals working together over several weeks to develop a policy solution for a major government priority. 

When you finish, you’ll have the opportunity to have your work assessed by a panel of senior leaders.

3 June to 16 July 2024
5:00PM – 12:00PM online learning
Online

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Skills for Success: Ethical Public Finances

Gain a clear understanding of ethical public finances and how it can shape your government work.

Are you a public sector professional eager to understand how ethical finance principles can impact your work?

Whether you’re in finance, procurement, policy making, or operations, this session offers valuable insights into ethical finance within the public sector context.

Our Skills for Success series helps you develop the foundational skills you need to succeed in your public sector career.

17 July 2024
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Online

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Women’s Leadership Network: Coffee Roulette

Do you want to build networks with female leaders like yourself?

If you are a female at a level 9/10, 11/12 or above, this is event is for you.

Coffee Roulette will connect you with another female leader from across the sector for a coffee meeting.

You can choose how or where you would like to meet, whether that’s in person or online!

The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) aims to encourage women to connect, network and support others.

24 July to 14 August 2024
8:00AM – 6:00PM
Canberra Rex Hotel

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Empowering Workplaces: Managing psychosocial risk in the Victorian Public Sector

Managing Psychosocial Risk in the Victorian Public Sector

Victoria is leading in developing new psychosocial safety regulations. Work Environments are rapidly evolving due to increased workloads and technological advancements. Creating an urgency for addressing psychosocial safety at work.

The session and panellists will explore: 

  • The latest developments
  • A national and Victorian perspective
  • The role of stakeholders
  • Proactive solutions

25 July 2024
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Canberra Rex Hotel

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2024 EA Series: Micro masterclass

Join us for this interactive event where you can choose from multiple mini-masterclasses each led by an experienced executive assistant from the public sector. 

Small groups will allow attendees to connect with their chosen expert, network with others, ask questions, and seek advice.

25 July 2024
1:00PM – 6:00PM
Canberra Rex Hotel

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Frances Adamson Oration: Dr Wendy Craik AM FTSE

This year’s Frances Adamson Oration will be delivered by Dr Wendy Craik AM FTSE, scientist, public policy adviser, and company director.  

This event is for established and emerging leaders in the public sector who want to deepen their understanding of institutional and individual integrity, resilience, and challenges in the service.  

Join us for a keynote and audience Q&A led by Andrew Metcalfe AO, IPAA National president followed by an opportunity to network over drinks and canapés.  

1 August 2024
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Hotel Realm

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First Nations Gathering

The First Nations Gathering event is designed by First Nations people, for First Nations people working In Victoria’s public sector. 
A series of guest speakers will share their personal experiences of working in the sector and discussions will reflect on Truth and Treaty, resilience, the complexity of walking in two worlds, how to make a professional development plan that works for you – and more. 
 
This event is an opportunity for First Nations staff from all levels of the VPS, across different roles and departments, to gather and connect in a culturally safe space.
 

6 August 2024
9:15AM – 3:30PM
Hybrid
Aboriginal Advancement League

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Masterclass – Research-Policy Partnerships 2024

Are you a researcher interested in seeing your research translated into policy and practice?

This is an interactive short course that uses a ‘learning by doing’ approach. It includes lectures, small group work, self reflection, group discussion, and feedback from participants.

  • Module 1 Concepts and Frameworks – 12 August , 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Module 2 Tools and Skills – 13 August, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Module 3 Application and Practice – 30 August, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide

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Accidental Counsellor for Public Sector August

The ‘Accidental Counsellor’ course is a two-half-day online program tailored to empower individuals with practical skills to handle situations where they inadvertently assume a counselling role. Accidental counsellors often find themselves in this position unexpectedly, prompted by conversations or requests from customers, colleagues, friends, or others.

This course delivers valuable and practical skills for stepping into the role of a counsellor and providing support to individuals dealing with anger, distress, or challenging circumstances.

13 & 20 August 2024
9:00AM – 12:30PM
Online

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Retrofitting for Resilience: understanding the barriers and identifying practical options for sustainable housing

Are you a policymaker focused on the sustainability of housing in Victoria? Or professionals involved in housing and construction?

Join us in this webinar where we explore recent research in the Mount Alexander Shire region, providing a practical example of how to ensure housing remains sustainable in the face of climate change.

In this webinar, the speaker, Dr Alison Whitten, will present the key findings from the research, followed by a Q&A session to address your specific questions.

This event is organised by IPAA Victoria’s Sustainability Community of Practice.

 

15 August 2024
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Online

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Skills for Success: Influencing with Impact

Elevate your influence through effective communication to achieve success!

Are you ready to unlock the power of influence to achieve your professional goals?

Are you someone who wants to connect better with others but struggles to make an impact?

Do you find it challenging to influence those around you positively?

Join us for a 1hr webinar where we will explore The Circle of Influence and the Cohen-Bradford influencing without authority model, delving deep into the art of connecting with key stakeholders for impactful outcomes

15 August 2024
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Online

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Making a Difference: Honouring Excellence

This event will feature award-winning public servants who have done their best to deliver great outcomes for the people of NSW.

This session will explore the good work of two outstanding individuals: Shane Hamilton, Deputy Secretary Aboriginal Affairs at the Premier’s Department NSW and Amanda Causley, Welfare Services Functional Area Coordinator for Northern NSW, and Community Services Caseworker

20 August 2024
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Online

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Gov Gathers: Aboriginal Leaders

Are you a researcher interested in seeing your research translated into policy and practice?

Are you an Aboriginal leader interested in tips and tricks to help build your public sector career?

Would your work benefit if you had a network of Aboriginal leaders across the sector to offer insights and advice?

At this event, Mandy Young, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for Customer Service, and Famey Williams, Chief Executive of the Aboriginal Housing Office, will discuss the barriers facing Aboriginal leaders in progressing their public sector careers.  They will offer ideas and solutions to support your career progression and reflect on the opportunities the sector has in building a strong cohort of Aboriginal leaders.

21 August 2024
4:00PM – 6:00PM
IPAA NSW

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Understanding Government Priorities: Housing

Discover how the public sector is tackling the housing crisis

Are you looking to understand more about the governments priorities? 

Wondering how the NSW governments focus on housing might impact your role? 

If you’re curious about the strategies that will shape the future of housing in NSW, this event is for you.

Being able to understand the policy priorities of governments and the ways those priorities shape the outlook of Ministers is a critical skill for being a successful public servant.  

Our Government Priorities series explores some of the current high priority issues for the NSW government and how those priorities will shape the work of the public sector.

22 August 2024
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Online

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Women’s Leadership Network: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Breaking through a barrier that 70% of people say they have experienced.

Imposter Syndrome makes highly competent individuals question their own abilities, feel that they don’t belong, become disabled by anxiety and dismiss their own accomplishments. 

It’s a condition that many women say they experience, particularly when they are moving up into more senior positions or moving between workplaces. 

In this one hour webinar, we will explore practical tools and strategies that can help you understand and deal the uncomfortable feelings associated with Imposter Syndrome and to strengthen your ability to engage in your work with greater confidence.

If you are a woman aspiring to a leadership position, currently holding in a leadership role, or just thinking about taking the next step in your career, this event will help you to be your best. 

This event is part of the work of the IPAA NSW Women’s Leadership Network, which aims to increase representation and support women aspiring to public sector senior leadership roles.

11 September 2024
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Online

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Secretary Series: Adam Fennessy PSM

Join us for our upcoming Secretary Series with Adam Fennessy PSM, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Adam will reflect on his first year in the role, followed by an audience Q&A.

After the discussion, join us for a networking session and connect with other public sector professionals.

12 September 2024
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Canberra Rex Hotel

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On the Couch with Mandy Young

Learn what inspires and motivates the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary of Customer Service

Do you want to understand our leaders’ priorities so you can do your job better? 

Do you aspire towards leadership and want to build your understanding of what you need to be successful?

Join us for our 35rd On the Couch with Mandy Young, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary for the Department of Customer Service.

17 September 2024
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Online

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WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP

Join us for a dialogue promoting systemic change and individual growth

New structure, local keynote speaker and a powerful program await you in September as features of our refreshed ‘Women in Public Service Leadership Conference’. Prices remain firmly aligned with our status as a member driven, professional association, with a remit to deliver exceptional value for money.

The power of this conference has become the energy generated by bringing together so many likeminded people hearing from an incredible array of leaders, researchers and practitioners.

18 September 2024
9:15AM – 3:30PM
Venue TBC

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Mental Health First Aid Training for Public Sector

Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Workplaces play a crucial role in supporting the mental well-being of their employees. While it’s typical for organisations to have physical first aid officers, an increasing number of employers now recognize the value of training their staff and designating competent individuals to provide mental health first aid.

17 & 24 September 2024
9:30AM – 4:30PM (both days)
Breakthrough Research Foundation

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IPAA NSW New Professional Members Breakfast

Learn how to make the most out of your professional membership

Are you a new Professional Member at IPAA, and want to learn how to make the most out of your membership?

As your professional association, we understand the importance of fostering connections, and providing valuable insights how to best leverage your membership.  

With our new professional members in mind, we’ve created a welcome breakfast for networking, knowledge sharing, and harnessing the full potential of your membership.

Hear from Mark Webb, President of IPAA NSW, and Jo Rose, Acting CEO of IPAA NSW, as they extend their welcome to our community of professional members.  

16 October 2024
8:00AM – 9:15AM
IPAA NSW

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Spirit of Service Awards gala dinner

Join us for our annual celebration of dedicated public service initiatives creating positive change for Australia’s communities. This gala will award recipients across four Spirit of Service Awards categories: Learning, Collaboration, Community, and Breakthrough.

Enjoy an evening of great music, food, and drinks at the National Arboretum and network with fellow public sector leaders.

23 October 2024
6:30PM – 9:30PM
National Arboretum Canberra, Molonglo Valley

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