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IPAA Victoria runs a variety of professional development courses and special events that provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and network with your peers across the wider public sector.

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Is Community Engagement a Waste of Time?

  • Sofitel Melbourne on Collins 25 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

This session will lift the lid on citizen-informed policy, as we delve into the process of community engagement, its purpose, and its relevance to the public sector in determining the outcome of strategies, projects, and ultimately, policies themselves.

It will explore the influence that citizen-informed policy has on decision making, and debates the impact it has on the Victorian community as a whole.  Using several case studies, the session will explore where community engagement has been successful and where it has failed to achieve what is best for the public interest.

Join us in taking a stride closer to understanding this controversial aspect of decision making, and share your ideas on how the public sector can incorporate the needs and requirements of the voice of the citizen.

Who Are The Speakers?

Why Should I Attend?

  • An increased understanding of how community engagement impacts public policy development and decision making including successes and failures.

  • An opportunity to take part in discussion that shapes the future of community engagement within the public sector.

  • Identifying the role of elected leaders when citizen-informed policy is applicable.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who works in the public sector in Victoria.

  • Executives, Managers and Team Leaders.

  • Policy advisors.

  • Engagement officers.

  • Project Managers and officers.

  • Interested members of the community.

Tickets (incl. afternoon tea)

  • Non Members - $350.00

  • Personal Members - $280.00

  • Staff of Organisation Members - $280.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Email us for more information.

Bundle & Save

  • Buy 3 or more tickets (any sessions) - save 10%

  • Buy 6 or more tickets (any sessions) - save 15%

  • Buy 9 or more tickets (any sessions) - save 20%

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