Leadership in the Public Sector Awards - finalists announced
From reducing the impact of extreme heat on the health of Victorians to streamlining the collection of hard waste through GPS systems or developing a practical social media policy that helps public servants understand their responsibilities when engaging in social media, the finalists show the diversity of activity underway in public administration across Victoria.
Details of finalists are available here and the six winners will be revealed at Parliament House on 27 February 2012.
The IPAA Victoria Leadership in the Public Sector Awards identifies, recognises and celebrates the achievements of teams and individuals whose commitment, leadership and creativity have driven improvements to public policy and service delivery, as well as public sector indigenous employment, people development and risk management.
J.A. Aird Award recipient
Melbourne University students Matthew Psycharis and Alex Willemyns are the recipients of IPAA Victoria’s J.A. Aird Award. Alex and Matthew received the highest score in the Public Policy subject at the University of Melbourne in 2010 and 2011 respectively. This award is named after John Allan Aird, a founding member and former President of IPAA Victoria and State Rivers and Water Supply Commissioner from 1949 to 1957.
Alex commences his Honours year in Political Science this year. Matthew is currently travelling overseas on an exchange program. IPAA congratulates them both.