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!
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.
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.
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.
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.