Ideas in Action

June 23, 2015 | Posted by: Tristan Russell

Conversation and debate underway at Public Sector Week

This week Melbourne and a number of Victorian regional locations will host more than 130 events as part of the Institute of Public Administration Australia’s (IPAA) Public Sector Week.

Public Sector Week sits naturally among Melbourne’s highly regarded and recognised cultural events, and gives public sector professionals an opportunity to network, share information and discuss and challenge ideas and practices.

As someone who is involved and interested in the public sector and public administration, I am excited to be participating in many of these events. I encourage all public sector professionals (whether you work for government or non-government organisations) to attend the wide variety of events IPAA and the sector have planned. If you can’t physically attend, make sure you follow the conversations online via #publicsectorweek or the specific event associated hashtags.

Food for thought

On Monday afternoon a full-house at Deakin Edge heard from the Special Minister for State the Hon. Gavin Jennings on how the Government aims to create value for the community while maintaining strong governance in the public sector through connectedness, transparency and continuous improvement. These themes and the relationship to public value resonate strongly with us at Cube Group.

We were also impressed by the session on Tuesday morning about Co-Design and Co-Production, where we heard about good practice innovation by applying agile problem solving to complex policy issues.

Upcoming events

A few of the upcoming events we’re excited about are:

  • On Wednesday morning Secretary of the Department of Land, Water and Planning, Adam Fennessy will present what it means for him to be a Male Champion for Change in Championing Gender Equity.
  • On Thursday morning, the Victorian Public Service Commissioner will Chair a seminar with senior public sector executives on their experiences of how to effectively deliver services and lead organisational change in Improving Service Delivery Through Cultural Change.
  • Also on Thursday morning national IPAA President, Terry Moran will host past and present representatives from different levels of Government during the COAG: A Real Athetical session at Deakin Edge.

IPAA have put together a fantastic week of events, and we encourage all public sector professionals to join the conversation, either in person or online. There isn’t a better occasion to indulge in and debate the issues, questions and future public value directions for Victoria.

What are your thoughts about Public Sector Week so far? We are interested in hearing about any great events that you have participated in.

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