IPAA Victoria Regional Conference - 17 May 2017

17th May 17

Integrity - doing it right, or doing the right thing?

The 2017 IPAA Victoria Regional Conference will focus on the theme of public sector integrity.

Learn some of the universal expectations for public sector ethics and explore the challenges facing regionally-based administrators who work in highly-networked communities with a strong sense of local identity.

The conference will explore:

- Conference keynote Adam Fennessy will ask whether a stronger focus on integrity issues actually improve organisational performance or does it just always mean more policies and processes that restrict flexibility and responsiveness?

- Regional perspectives on integrity issues - specific integrity challenges generated by the pressure for administrators to ‘do the right thing’ by their local community, the reality that in smaller communities informal networks are influential and valuable, the need for local partnerships and planning that encourages public, private and community sectors to align their priorities and decision-making processes.

- Case studies of corruption/integrity problems that have been uncovered and how organisations have responded.

- Key issues such as building or rebuilding a culture of integrity in public sector organisations.

More speakers to be announced shortly.

Event Program

10:00am - 10:20am

Morning Tea

10:20am - 10:30

Conference host
Jane Brockington

10:30am - 11:15am

Conference Keynote
Integrity and Organisational Performance
Adam Fennessy
Secretary, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

11:15am - 12:00pm

Panel Discussion
Regional Perspectives on Integrity Issues


Adam Fennessy
Secretary, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Elaine Carbines
CEO, G21 - Geelong Region Alliance

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Key Integrity Body - Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

IBAC CEO Alistair Maclean will outline the role of IBAC, key corruption vulnerabilities, and key messages on mandatory notifications and protected disclosure regimes.

12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 2:15pm

Case Studies
Examples of corruption/integrity problems that have been uncovered in the past and how organisations have responded.

David Wolf
Chief Municipal Inspector, Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate

Erin Barlow
Assistant Ombudsman, Victorian Ombudsman

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Panel Discussion
Prevention and Protection

A facilitated discussion that will explore finding the right balance between culture and process. Do integrity issues beyond theft and fraud need a different culture/process?


Kate Latimer
CEO, The Cranlana Programme

Kym Kelly
Flinders University

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Afternoon Tea

3:15pm - 3:50pm

Panel Discussion
Building or Rebuilding a Culture of Integrity


Kate Rattigan
Deputy Secretary, Deputy Secretary, People and Executive Services Group, Department of Education and Training

Brett Guerin
Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command, Victoria Police

3:50pm - 4:00pm Conference Close

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Rydges Geelong
Corner Gheringhap and Myers Streets

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Cost: Individual
Personal Member $395.00
Non-Member $520.00
Bronze $405.00
Silver $390.00
Gold $375.00
Platinum $340.00

All prices are GST inclusive

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Date & Time

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm


Building the capacity, integrity and reputation of the public sector in Victoria