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Course and Event Calendar

Professional Development

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.

Course and Event Calendar

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Is Merit in the Public Sector a Myth?
Aug
21
3:30 PM15:30

Is Merit in the Public Sector a Myth?

This session explores two big issues (1) the practice of appointment on merit and how this socially constructed concept is increasingly recognised as flawed; how do we rethink the idea of what constitutes ‘merit’ in the public sector; and (2) within the frame of sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying, how do we tackle structural, systemic and cultural barriers as a sector.

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What Does it Take For Young Professionals to Succeed in the Public Sector?
Aug
22
7:30 AM07:30

What Does it Take For Young Professionals to Succeed in the Public Sector?

This is no ordinary breakfast. Join YIPAA for a morning of thought-provoking ideas and inspiration, as we discuss the necessary attributes and skills required for a young professional to succeed in the sector. Now is the chance to hear from those who have made it, learn from their mistakes, and grow from their insight.

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Why Does the Community Trust the Public Sector?
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Why Does the Community Trust the Public Sector?

Reputational surveys tell us that trust in the public sector as an institution is higher than trust in government, at any level.  We explore the reason behind this level of trust from practitioners, academics and advertising agencies; the importance of building a culture of integrity; and the detrimental effect that a lack of trust in government could have on public servants and the community.

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Who is coming to our 90th Anniversary Celebration ?
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Who is coming to our 90th Anniversary Celebration ?

As IPAA Victoria celebrates its 90th Anniversary, we are proud to be the only organisation in Victoria that brings together people from local and state governments, the Australian Public Service based in Victoria and statutory authorities as well as universities, private sector and not-for-profit organisations.

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What Does a High-Performing Leader Look Like in 2030?
Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

What Does a High-Performing Leader Look Like in 2030?

Better leaders build a better public sector; but what does a ‘better’ leader look like in an ever-changing public sector? Come and explore the theories, data and ‘light-bulb moments’ behind leadership in the public sector, its distinctly related qualities, and the qualities that a high-performing leader in 2030 will need to ensure success and better outcomes for the Victorian community.

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Can the Public Sector Truly Collaborate and Be Innovative?
Aug
23
1:30 PM13:30

Can the Public Sector Truly Collaborate and Be Innovative?

Some say the public sector does collaborate, some say it can’t or won’t. The same has been said about innovation. Where does the reality sit? We know people who work in the public sector work hard to make a difference to the community. This session will explore the collaborative processes that the public sector has in place when exploring new ideas to help streamline ways of working and to better deliver outcomes to the community across Victoria.

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Building The Business Case
Sep
3
9:30 AM09:30

Building The Business Case

The Department of Treasury and Finance and IPAA Victoria proudly present the annual seminar, ’Building the Business Case’ now in its 10th year. This popular and interactive event illustrates key principles for best practice business case development using real-world case studies.

This event will providing an overview of business case fundamentals from Senior Department of Treasury and Finance advisors including defining problems and benefits, considering options and developing a robust solution, and constructing a road map for successful investment delivery. Learn the essentials of a successful business case that cuts through, convinces and delivers.   

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Should We Stop Talking About the Future of Work?
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Should We Stop Talking About the Future of Work?

We know the world of work is changing, but we don’t always know how. We know that technology will create opportunities for working differently we cannot even imagine. However, there is much we do know and the public service is lagging behind industry and citizens in capitalising on global megatrends in harnessing the power of digital.

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How can we Navigate Transformation and Disruption in the Public Sector?
Aug
21
7:30 AM07:30

How can we Navigate Transformation and Disruption in the Public Sector?

Governments and the public sector are confronting a world of unprecedented disruption.  In Victoria there are the infrastructure and other pressures from a booming population growth, rising expectations from citizens, increasing expectations of greater efficiencies across the public sector, the NDIS rollout, policy reform in response to numerous royal commissions, social procurement, and more. 

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Why Should The Public Sector Care About Sustainable Development?
Aug
20
12:30 PM12:30

Why Should The Public Sector Care About Sustainable Development?

Sustainable development has long been a concept that remains misunderstood and pigeon-holed as an environmental issue. It’s time to re-invigorate the conversation about sustainable development, what it is, and why it needs to be viewed holistically as a concept that integrates environmental, social and economic issues and outcomes. Can sustainable development really be achieved by the public sector in Victoria?

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Is Community Engagement a Waste of Time?
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Is Community Engagement a Waste of Time?

Community engagement is often controversial in terms of its ability to shape major funding, service delivery, and impact long-term planning decisions. In some instances, community engagement is successful. In others, it has failed to achieve what is best for the public interest. So, just how do we determine when community engagement should be practiced, and to what extent should the community’s voice influence the role of the decision maker?

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Has Australia Lost its Success Mojo?
Aug
19
1:30 PM13:30

Has Australia Lost its Success Mojo?

Be inspired by an interactive session curated by the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).  Incorporating learnings from a new ANU Press book, Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand, the session will interrogate why our society seems fixated on public policy failures instead of celebrating and learning from success, and whether we still have the courage and imagination of our predecessors.

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How Can the Public Sector Support Aboriginal Self-determination?
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

How Can the Public Sector Support Aboriginal Self-determination?

Exploring what does Aboriginal self-determination really mean and how the public sector can best support self-determination to empower Aboriginal communities, to create a new relationship between government and the Aboriginal community and achieve long-term generational change and improved outcomes.

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New term, new priorities - Key social and economic priorities of the Victorian Government
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

New term, new priorities - Key social and economic priorities of the Victorian Government

  • Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a rare opportunity to meet senior leaders from across the Victorian Public Service.  Hear from DHHS, DJCS, DOT and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) on key priorities of the re-elected Victorian Government, including mental health, crime prevention, transport and risk management. Presented by IPAA Victoria's Young Professionals Network (YIPAA) and the Graduate Recruit Alumni Society (GRAS).

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State Budget Briefing Breakfast - Live Streamed to Geelong
May
28
7:10 AM07:10

State Budget Briefing Breakfast - Live Streamed to Geelong

Live broadcast event for Geelong - 2019 State Budget Breakfast Briefing. On Tuesday 28 May, IPAA Victoria’s annual breakfast event will be one of the best ways for you to learn about the most important Victorian government policy document for 2019-20. This special Geelong event will be hosted by Elaine Carbines, CEO G21 - Geelong Region Alliance.

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State Budget Briefing Breakfast
May
28
7:00 AM07:00

State Budget Briefing Breakfast

On Tuesday 28 May, IPAA Victoria’s annual State Budget Briefing Breakfast will be one of the best ways for you to learn about the most important Victorian government policy document for 2019-20. Keynote by David Martine PSM, Secretary, Department of Treasury and Finance, followed by a panel discussing the implications and opportunities ahead.

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In-Conversation with Victoria’s Commissioners to Asia
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

In-Conversation with Victoria’s Commissioners to Asia

This “in conversation” event provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about Victoria’s interests in Asia, the importance of Asia capabilities and why public servants should be more Asia aware – through the insights and experience of Victoria’s Asia based Commissioners (Japan, Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia). Presented by the Asia Capabilities CoP & Global Victoria.

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From Declaring War to Turning the Tide on Waste: Driving Sustained Behaviour Change
Apr
12
3:00 PM15:00

From Declaring War to Turning the Tide on Waste: Driving Sustained Behaviour Change

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Learn first-hand how behaviour change has been embedded in initiatives across the waste and resource sphere. Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with behaviour change programs. Presented by the Sustainability CoP.

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