See What's On at Public Sector Week 2019
Take a look at 14 thought-provoking, network-enhancing development sessions and 2 very special events that will connect you to thought leaders and colleagues across all tiers of government, the public sector, and corporate organisations.
Public Sector Week 2019 - Program of Sessions and Special Events
Take a look at all our thought-provoking, network-enhancing development events that will connect you to thought leaders and colleagues across all tiers of government, the public sector, and corporate organisations.
Highlight the sessions that catch your eye, and warm your heart, and attend with an open mind prepared to influence the future of Victoria.
Register today to be a change maker, an innovator and a challenger!
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.
Be inspired by an interactive session curated by the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), where we will hear learnings from the new book Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand and why our society seems fixated on public policy failures, and whether Australian policy-makers have the capacity to encourage and create future public policy success.
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?
Brought to you by the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO), a diverse panel will be putting forward the case for their favourite fictional lawyer or public servant.
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?
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.
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.
At this special breakfast event, hear from a range of public sector professionals who will share how they navigated their careers and achieved success.
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.
Over the past few months IPAA Victoria has been reviewing its purpose, place and impact on and within the public sector. This session will provide insights as to who IPAA Victoria is and its exciting future direction and priorities.
This is your opportunity to probe a diverse and impressive panel about the big issues they think are critical to the success to the future of the public sector.
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.
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.
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.