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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Book Launch - Recovery. How we can rebuild a better, brighter future after the pandemic

A Lunchbox Seminar series featuring the book launch of Recovery, by Andrew Wear, Author, Director, Economic Development and International, City of Melbourne.

Humanity has recovered from many crises in the past: war, depression, pandemic, natural disaster. Often, we’ve bounced back to create a better future.  As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, what can we learn from other recoveries? Through interviews with experts, policymakers and community leaders, Andrew Wear has examined past recoveries, exploring what went well, what we should do differently and what the lessons might be for the recovery ahead of us. In this session, Andrew will discuss his recently-published book, Recovery. How we can create a better, brighter future after a crisis.

With governments prepared to lead, listen to experts and involve communities in decision-making, not only is a successful recovery possible, we can also choose to reconsider things we thought were fixed. This session will explore the opportunity our recovery represents to create a better future.

22 October 2021
12.30 pm to 1.30 pm (AEDT)

This is a virtual event.

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Jeremi Moule on the role of government communications now and into the future

This is a terrific opportunity to hear from the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and head of Victoria’s public service, Jeremi Moule.

Learn how Jeremi’s professional background in communications has shaped his career pathway in government and executive leadership. Jeremi will also share his reflections on how government communication has evolved to become a vital strategic function and the challenges that lie ahead for the profession as it continues to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing world that is directly impacting our everyday lives.

26 October 2021
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm (AEDT)

This is a virtual event.

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Valuing Green Infrastructure and Public Spaces

Hear leading subject matter experts discuss innovative valuation and policy approaches to valuing green infrastructure and public spaces.

Green infrastructure and quality public spaces are critical to a better living environment for everyone. They are essential for liveability, and provide social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits to communities. 

How do we quantify and monetise these assets in business cases and cost benefit analysis?

Hear from an expert panel on how we can better value and account for the benefits of green infrastructure and public spaces in long term government investment decision making now and into the future.

This is a virtual roundtable event where academics and policy makers will explore innovative valuation and policy approaches being used in other jurisdictions to account for the benefits of these crucial assets.

27 October 2021
12.00 pm to 1.30 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event.

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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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States of Mind | The Importance of Mental Health in the Public Sector

A discussion on mental health awareness and its importance to the public service

Alison Larkins FIPAA (Commonwealth Coordinator-General of Migrant Services and Deputy IPAA ACT President) will host a discussion with a distinguished panel of senior leaders hosted who will speak about their professional and personal mental health experiences.

The panel includes:

  • Dr Stephen Kennedy PSM (Secretary, The Treasury; 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 Islander Suicide Prevention)
  • Dr Ashley Hay (Editor, Griffith Review)

4 November 2021
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event.

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Secretary Valedictory with Tim Reardon

Learn directly from a departing member of NSW’s most senior public sector team.

The Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) occupies a unique position. This important leadership position has an overview of the work of the 400,000 people who make up the NSW public sector workforce. In addition, the Secretary of DPC must have a close working relationship with the Premier and act as a crucial bridge between the public sector and senior political leadership. 

Tim Reardon has held this position for four years during one of the most complex and challenging periods in NSW history. He is widely respected for this deep personal commitment to the concept of public service and his belief that all public servants are working for the people of NSW. What are the lessons he has learned and that we all need to know?

10 November 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event.

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Your career as a constellation: how can you join the dots?

An event for IPAA Victoria’s YIPAA (Young Professionals) network

Career development rarely moves in straight lines. Join us for this interactive Q & A session to join the dots with David Baber, expert executive recruiter in the public sector. Explore factors such as personal branding, the value of mentorship, building capability outside work, making your CV stand out, zigzag career moves, understanding your differentiators, and more. Share your experiences, ask questions, and learn about job market insights and future trends and tips on how to best position yourself for future career development.

16 November 2021
12.30 pm to 1.30 pm (AEDT)

This virtual, YIPAA (Young Professionals) event is delivered in collaboration with Fisher Leadership.

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2021 annual state of the sector

Learning from 2021 and looking into 2022.

The State of the Sector event will explore what the year ahead holds for the work of our sector and what we should learn from last 12 months. This event is an opportunity to hear perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of our sector and what need to be our major areas of focus in terms of capability development, service delivery and future planning.

18 November 2021
12.00 pm to 1.00 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event.

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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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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’.

29 to 30 November 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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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.

3 December 2021 
9.30 am to 11.00 am (AEDT)

Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton

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Doing Things Differently

How increased productivity will allow us to do things differently.

Our collective efforts over the last 18 months have shown what our sector is truly capable of.  NSW had stayed open for business, allowing the economy to prosper and enhanced the lives of our citizens by offering new ways of engagement.  There’s now a once in a generation opportunity to learn from these extraordinary times and truly do things differently. NSW’s 11 economic recovery priorities capitalise on and accelerate our sector’s recent innovations. These 11 priorities will reshape the future of government services and the work we do.

The final of IPAA’s series of five Deputy Secretary Deep Dives focuses on planning system reforms, public service ways of working, procurement reform and streamlining regulation and service for business.

9 December 2021
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (AEDT)

Delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Deliotte.

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