The annual celebration of Innovation Month in the Australian Public Service (APS) is taking place in July, showcasing and celebrating creativity, thinking differently and trying new approaches in the public sector.
Now in its ninth year, Innovation Month 2020 promises to be experimental, with all events online for the first time ever, making it easier to get involved.
The theme, Delivering Differently, reflects the Public Service’s outcomes-focused response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past few months the APS has been collaborating, experimenting, pivoting, learning quickly and sharing lessons, to continue serving Australians during this challenging period.
In a statement, the month’s coordinator, the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN), said the month would be a time not only for reflection on the good work that has been done and was still happening, but also on how to apply what had been learned for future work.
“What sort of event can you expect to find on the program? Anything from a panel discussion with some heavy hitters about space, water and data, to an online futures game,” the Network said.
“All events are free to attend. Government and non-Government organisations from around Australia and across the globe are hosting events.”
The PSIN urged interested people to register for each event so they could get the link to join online.
“We also suggest testing your set-up ahead of time to ensure you’re able to use whichever platform is being used,” PSIN said.
The month-long program is available at this PS News link.