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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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Skills for Success: Employee engagement & retention

Explore how you can leverage recognition and reward for stronger engagement and retention in your team. This event was postponed from the 8 November 2022 to the 1 February 2023.

The Skills for Success series of learning workshops are designed to help you develop the foundational skills you need to succeed in your public sector career.  

Each one-hour workshop will feature a foundational-level overview of the skill and actionable strategies you can implement today to further develop your capabilities. 

If you are a mid-career manager or director and aspire leadership, don’t miss this session which has been specifically designed to address the challenges and opportunities of managing others.

This session explores the perpetual challenge for mid-career managers and directors: engagement and retention in your team. At a time where up to 55% of workers may change jobs by the end of the year, now is your opportunity to lead and develop a team culture where your people choose to stay. Learn how you can employ recognition and reward systems to make your team a great place to work. 

1 February 2023
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Online

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Mental Health First Aid Training for Public Sector 2023

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

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to your team and co-workers who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

13 & 14 February 2023
9:30AM – 4:30PM (both days)
IPAA SA

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Skills for Success: Managing change

Understand the fundamentals of change management to support yourself in our evolving workplace.

Would your work benefit from a deeper understanding of how to manage through change?

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

This series gives you the tools to thrive in our changing working environment. Designed in collaboration with your public sector leaders, our six-part series covers topics that help you do your job more successfully and knowledge to support you to manage better in your responsibilities.

Our Managing change session you will explore the fundamentals of change management – what it is, why it is important in organisations, and basic change management principles and techniques which you can apply in any situation.

14 February 2023
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Online

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State of the Customer

Your opportunity to learn more about the inaugural State of the Customer

State of the Customer is an innovative web-based report that reflects what customers are telling NSW Government about their experience with government services – what’s important to them, what we’re doing well, and where we need to improve.

The first report was released in 2022, and represents the latest step towards achieving the vision for NSW to be the world’s most customer-centric government, driven by the Department of Customer Service.

This event gives you a chance to hear from:

  • Emma Hogan, Secretary for Digital and the NSW Department of Customer Service
  • a panel of senior leaders across government discussing how they are putting insights from State of the Customer into action.

16 February 2023
1:30AM – 2:15PM
Online

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PUBLIC SECTOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS' CONFERENCE - IGNITE YOUR FUTURE

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 2023 IPAA WA Young Professionals’ Conference, IGNITE YOUR FUTURE, seeks to inspire and equip young professionals with the knowledge and skills to turn challenges into opportunities.

Young professionals can face unique barriers when trying to develop their career. This can be for a variety of reasons – some that can be controlled and some that can’t.

This year’s conference endeavours to kindle within you the insights and tools you need to draw from your strengths and experiences, and propel you forward in your profession.

17 February 2023
9:00AM – 4:15PM
TBC

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Making a Difference: Customer Centricity

Be inspired by the work of your public sector colleagues that changes our citizens lives.

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 other challenges, this series celebrates the great impact public servants have on our state, no matter their level or specialisation.

The case studies featured in this series have been recommended by your public sector leaders as examples of innovation and excellence in customer-centric service delivery.

You will leave this event feeling inspired and motivated to continue make an impact on people’s lives.

22 February 2023
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Online

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Young Professionals Virtual Speed Meeting

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

Speed meeting is a fun way to meet colleagues from across the public sector and hone your networking skills! Participants will be randomly sorted into small group ‘breakout rooms’ of around 4 people via Microsoft Teams. After about 15 minutes, participants will be rotated into new groups.

By participating in this event, you’ll get to meet some new people to promote inter-agency networking and collaboration! 

23 February 2023
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Online

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International women's day 2023 - Embracing equity in the public sector

International Women’s Day is back! Join us for a special breakfast event on Wednesday 1 March 2023.

The theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. We will be bringing together a stellar line-up of diverse voices to discuss women’s issues and what it truly means to embrace equity within their own sphere of influence in the public sector.

We are pleased to have Katherine Jones PSM, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department and IPAA ACT President hosting the event. Dr Caroline Hughes, proud Ngunnawal woman and Executive Director, Collections Services Group at AIATSIS, will be joining the panel discussion. Further speakers to be announced in due course.

1 March 2023
7:15AM – 8:15AM (AEDT)
Hotel Realm, Barton

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY GALA DINNER

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

IPAA Victoria International Women’s Day Gala Dinner is one of IPAA Victoria’s flagship events. This sell-out event reaches a wide diversity and cross-section of the public purpose sector and is a wonderful opportunity to rejoice, support, network and inspire women across the public purpose sector.

International Women’s Day is a global day commemorating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality and has become a time to reflect on progress and a time to celebrate every woman globally.

Register to join us to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

8 March 2023
6:00PM – 10:00PM (AEDT)
Plenary, Melbourne

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International Women’s Day Celebration

Celebrate the essential role that women have played in making the NSW public sector world class.

oin our panel of female firsts – Sally Dowling, the first female Director of the Office of Public Prosecutions, on their reflections and insights in succeeding in traditionally male-dominated environments.

She will also share her insights for other women aspiring to leadership roles, as well as frank reflections on the challenges they face in their personal and professional lives.

You will also be able to build your professional network with leaders right across the public sector.

8 March 2023
6:00PM – 8:15AM
Sydney, CBD

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Skills for Success: Turning data into stories

Understand how to effectively communicate data to engage your stakeholders.

This series gives you the tools to thrive in our changing working environment. Designed in collaboration with your public sector leaders, our six-part series covers topics that help you do your job more successfully and knowledge to support you to manage better in your responsibilities.

Each one-hour workshop builds your understanding of a critical capability and gives you tips and tricks to apply your new learning to your workplace.

Our Data into stories workshop will help you effectively use data and communicate your findings clearly and concisely. This webinar will help you avoid the blank stares and the ‘so what’s by exploring how you can tell a story and make your data sing.

 

14 March 2023
10:00AM – 11:00AM 
Online

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On the Couch with Michael Cassel

Your opportunity to learn more about what inspires and motivates the Secretary of DPE

This informal interview will explore Michael’s influences and priorities, and his views on the future of NSW and the public sector.

Michael has held several senior leadership roles in the Department of Planning and Environment since 2014. Prior to his appointment at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Michael was the Chief Executive of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Australia’s largest social housing provider.

You will have an opportunity to ask Michael directly about issues that matter to you during this live event.

Don’t miss this event if you want personal insights from our public sector leaders on what makes them tick.

21 March 2023
11:00PM – 12:00PM
Online

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SEAMLESS SERVICE DELIVERY: EVERY SERVICE POINT MATTERS

Please join us as we welcome the Department for Health and Wellbeing’s new Chief Executive, Dr Robyn Lawrence
Every service point matters and intuitive, reliable and accessible by design government services are no longer aspirational. The experience of the pandemic has highlighted that they are the minimum expectations held by citizens.
With several key announcements since the 2021 conference, including significant funding in the recent state government budget, Western Australia stands on the cusp of significant improvement in service delivery.
Dollars and announcements signal good intent, but their success hinges on fundamentals including trust, competence and culture.
Join us as leading practitioners, researchers and organisations share with you key insights that will drive your organisation to ever improving service delivery.

 

28 April 2023
9:15AM – 4:30PM 
TBC

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20th Annual CEO and Young Professionals Breakfast

Meet hundreds of young professionals and senior leaders while building your public sector knowledge and network.

Returning in its twentieth year, our CEO and Young Professionals Breakfast is one of the sector’s largest face-to-face events. This unmissable event explores the opportunities and challenges facing the next generation of public servants.

Our annual debate will this year explore whether:.

• To be my best for NSW, I should focus on working in the government sector throughout my career or,
• To be my best for NSW, I should seek experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors throughout my career.

One leader will team up with a young professional to unpack what is unique about working in the NSW public sector and why it is critical to build our understanding of the roles of Parliament and Cabinet and other aspects like the Westminster system and the legislative framework.

The opposing team will discuss how experience from other sectors can offer different perspectives and help make the NSW public sector more innovative and collaborative.

The light-hearted debate is your opportunity to discuss the big issues facing our sector and vote on which side’s argument was the most convincing.

By booking a table, you are showing your commitment to building talent within your organisation.

 

30 March 2023
7:15AM – 9:00AM 
ICC Sydney

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