September 2019 Courses
September 2019 Courses
We’re excited to share with you our upcoming professional development courses for September 2019. Over the month there are lots of opportunities to improve your skills and capabilities across a range of fantastic courses tailored for professionals in the public purpose sector. Staff of our organisational members can access these courses at discounts up to 40% of the non-member pricing, offering significant value for both participants and learning and development budgets.
We can also run any of our courses as in-house training for organisations across Victoria. They can be tailored to suit your distinct needs and learning outcomes. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Canvassing and balancing the needs of different stakeholders, keeping communities informed of project progress, providing channels for public feedback and evaluation – all of these are clearly critical to the success of any public sector program. And with declining trust in many government institutions, the need for transparent and respectful public engagement has never been greater.
This half-day workshop delivers a series of vital ‘life lessons’ on managing and negotiating challenging conversations, which are equally applicable to executives and senior managers as to junior staff who might encounter discordant or contradictory viewpoints in their work. The common nature of these lessons mean they can also be used to help managers develop coaching skills and better influence their employees on behavioural challenges in the workplace.
IPAA Victoria’s Strategic thinking course is designed for all levels of public sector managers and project teams, particularly those who may be embarking on a period of change or seeking to build a more collaborative and strategic environment. It holds special relevance for individuals who are about to move into management positions and are seeking strategic skills to complement their existing leadership skills.
IPAA Victoria’s Procurement course is aimed at most levels of policy or project management staff (VPS 3-6) who may be responsible for procuring or supporting all or part of goods or services contracts within the public sector. Participants may be from central procurement teams or from policy, program and service functions which undertake procurement activities.
This comprehensive course offers a practical one-day introduction to the possibilities and pitfalls of contract management – from the critical early steps of preparation and implementation, through performance management, to the all-important science of keeping suppliers onside.
Writing a clear and persuasive brief or memorandum for a senior executive can be one of the most daunting tasks facing a policy advisor or communications officer. In this highly acclaimed half-day course, presenter Anne McCaig scales one of the steepest learning curves in public sector communications with a set of practical tools to convey messages eloquently and concisely – and help ministers and executives cut to the chase of an argument.
This course is designed to provide you with knowledge, skills and tools to make better decisions. As the environment in which public and private sector organisations operate becomes more competitive, complex and uncertain, the need for individuals and organisations to make good decisions is more important than ever.