22 May 2024

Upcoming Public Sector events

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Check out the latest public sector education events. Photo: Supplied.

NSW Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit

Date: 27 – 31 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Ivy Ballroom
Level 1, 320 George Street, Sydney, NSW
Email: [email protected]

Invest in yourself, invest in your people, invest in the future of NSW.

  • Integrity: Lead with courage and challenge constructively
  • Trust: Build and utilise new relationships across the public sector
  • Accountability: Take control of your career and plan for your future
  • Service: Be flexible, innovative and reliable in your leadership.

Building Better Business Cases

Date: 28 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Online
Email: [email protected]

In the dynamic business world, the ability to develop and effectively communicate a strong business case is essential for success.
This workshop is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of how to construct a persuasive and effective business case.

You’ll gain valuable insights into aligning your business case with organisational goals, interpreting financial data, and structuring your proposal for maximum impact.

Key Program Outcomes You Cannot Miss:

  • Gaining a deep understanding of the strategic elements involved in building a robust business case
  • Crafting compelling narratives that resonate with key stakeholders
  • Mastering the art of conveying complex ideas clearly and persuasively
  • Putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice with interactive exercises.


  • Gain practical skills and strategic insights to confidently drive informed decision-making.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the purpose and components of a business case
  • Apply best practices in developing a business case that effectively communicates the rationale to senior executives and stakeholders
  • Interpret appropriate financial data, including costs, budgets, risks and estimates for completion
  • Craft clear, well-structured, and persuasive submissions for approval.

Speaker Omid Haass is a lecturer at RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction, and Project Management in Melbourne. He earned his doctoral degree in project management specialising in large-project evaluation.

Omid has more than 16 years of diverse professional experience, including roles such as project management office director and quality manager. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM), actively involved with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI Melbourne chapter since 2014.

Unlocking Digital Horizons – Navigating ICTs Evolution

Date: 28 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Online
Tickets: Unlocking Digital Horizons Summit
Presented by ICN

Connect, innovate, transform: embrace ICT’s future today!
In a world characterised by rapid technological advancements and digital transformation, the ICT landscape continuously evolves, offering opportunities and challenges across industries.

As it commemorates its 40-year journey of fostering industry growth and innovation, ICN proudly presents this landmark event, poised to explore the transformative potential of information and communications technology and its pivotal role in shaping the future of industries.

The Digital Horizons Summit aims to delve into sovereign cyber capability, offering insights into the opportunities and challenges for businesses on the path to global cyber leadership.

Keynote speaker:
Yvonne Solecka: Assistant Secretary for Data Services, Data and Economic Analysis Centre, Department of Home Affairs.

Summit speakers:

  • Alex Bilbie-Clarke: Group product manager – Listen & Music, ABC
  • Renee Levings: Managing director, Gild R&D Incentives and Grants
  • Alex Canning: Manager – Gild R&D Incentives & Grants
  • Morgan Ferrier: General manager memberships, AIIA
  • Stepanka Halik: CEO and founder, ConstructMaps
  • Melissa Hankinson: Director, service experience, and improvement, University of Canberra
  • Chris Anderson: Smart & Sustainable Real Estate lead, Asia Pacific, Japan & China, CISCO
  • Andrew Kiloni: National product and service director, ICN
  • Daniel McCormick: Chief executive officer, ICN NT
  • Tina Chawner: Managing director, Yellow Hat Consulting
  • Becky Bergman: Change and communication senior manager, Yellow Hat Consulting.

Delivering Great Policy – Foundations

Date: 28 – 29 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Duration: Two eight-hour face-to-face sessions
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Email: https://apslearn.apsacademy.gov.au/user_login

This package delivers all four modules of Delivering Great Policy Foundations.

This package defines the four core elements required for delivering great policy advice: being clear on intent; being well informed; solutions are practical to implement; and advice is influential. Participants will complete all four modules in sequence.

The training is suitable for APS 3 – APS 6 and APS employees who are new to, or considering a career in, policy development roles.

Effective Communication

Date: 28 – 29 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Duration: Two eight-hour face-to-face sessions
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Email: https://apslearn.apsacademy.gov.au/user_login

Almost everything we do in the workplace involves communication and our overall job effectiveness is strongly influenced by how well we communicate. In the APS, we require the ability to present information clearly, concisely and in a compelling manner, going to the heart of the issue with speed and clarity.

Effective communication is about being able to deliver strategic and operational information quickly and clearly to a specific target audience or individual. As such, effective communication takes into account the needs and characteristics of the specific audience.

Participants should bring two current samples of writing when they attend. These may be emails, briefs, reports, or other writing from the workplace. Editing practice can be applied directly to their own work. All writing remains confidential and will not be shared or discussed.

The training is suitable for APS 1 – EL 2.

Enhancing Investigations & Enforcement Outcomes

Date: 28 – 29 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Hybrid
Email: [email protected]

Maximise outcomes through the efficient use of compliance and enforcement tools.

The 4th Annual Enhancing Investigations & Enforcement Outcomes Conference is your opportunity to connect with regulatory peers and experts from various jurisdictions as they explore how they can leverage the right enforcement tools to drive better compliance outcomes.

The Hatchery’s annual conference series has gathered more than 250 regulatory professionals from various state and federal-level regulators, agencies and departments across Australia and New Zealand.

The purpose of this event is to bring together the regulatory community to exchange information and share best practices and case studies to examine how regulators can strengthen their investigative processes, drive interagency collaboration, set regulatory priorities, use enforcement tools innovatively, measure success and much more.

Why attend

  • Learn how to publish case learnings effectively to drive behaviour change
  • Leverage the use of appropriate regulatory powers and enforcement tools
  • Discover the benefits of interagency collaboration
  • Explore the role of strategic communications to support your regulatory strategy.

Queensland Public Sector AO 5-6 High-Performance and Leadership Workshop

Date: 28 – 29 May, 2024
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Cliftons Brisbane
24/288 Edward St, Brisbane City, QLD
Email: [email protected]

Do you have what it takes to achieve success and thrive in your Queensland Public Sector AO 5-6 role?

As an emerging leader, you must be equipped with the tools and strategies to enable a high-performing, future-focused public sector.

We’ve specially designed this course for AO 5-6 emerging leaders seeking to expand their existing skills and delve into the practical strategies to lead productive teams, improve decision-making and build confidence to take your career to the next level.

Make Sure You’re Equipped T0:

  • Evaluate your emotional intelligence (EQ) and identify opportunities for growth and leadership development
  • Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership
  • Make autonomous and independent decisions (with confidence)
  • Manage stakeholder relationships to achieve agency goals.

Enhance core skills and key leadership capability to achieve success and excel.

  • Enhance your leadership capabilities as a confident and successful AO 5-6 leader
  • Strengthen and mobilise unique talents and capabilities of the workforce
  • Lead with focus and optimism in complex environments
  • Career planning and pathways in AO 5-6 roles.

Speaker Martin Brooker, a distinguished veteran with 37 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, boasts a career marked by command at sea and operational excellence in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Pacific.

Retiring in 2015 as a Commodore, he transitioned to become the founder and director of the Quench Group. Specialising in personal and organisational change, Martin draws from his rich leadership experiences and culture change initiatives.

Recognised with awards such as the Conspicuous Service Cross and a Commendation for Distinguished Service, he shares authentic insights on leadership challenges. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Martin serves as an R U OK? community ambassador.

Contract Management Basics

Date: 30 May, 2024
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Duration: Two-hour face-to-face session
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Email: https://apslearn.apsacademy.gov.au/user_login

Contract Management Basics aims to provide APS employees with the fundamental knowledge and skills essential for the management of a Commonwealth contract.

Awareness and understanding of the Commonwealth Procurement Framework is essential to ensure compliance when APS employees must undertake contract management. This course has been designed to ensure the application of principles, processes and best practices that form the foundation for success.

Training is in a virtual environment suitable for APS 1 – EL 2.

Human-Centred Design 101

Date: 30 May – 5 September, 2024
Duration: Thirteen face-to-screen sessions, ranging from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. See the session information for dates and times.
Location: Australia-wide
Email: https://apslearn.apsacademy.gov.au/user_login

Apply human-centred design principles to complex problems or opportunities in the public sector.

This program introduces the principles, tools and techniques of human-centred design and how to apply them to service/policy design and implementation. The ultimate aim is to create better citizen-centric outcomes for clients and the community.

This content has been provided by the BizLab Academy at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources.

It is suitable for APS 3 – SES Band 3 and APS employees involved in service or policy design and implementation.

Procurement Basics

Date: 31 May, 2024
Time: 10 am – noon
Duration: Two-hour face-to-face session
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Email: https://apslearn.apsacademy.gov.au/user_login

Procurement Basics aims to provide APS employees with an introduction to Commonwealth procurement – external site.

Awareness and understanding of the Commonwealth Procurement Framework is essential to ensure compliance when APS employees are required to commit and expend Commonwealth funds through procurement.

This course has been designed to build the procurement and contracting capabilities of employees as the Commonwealth seeks to deliver more strategic value-for-money outcomes when purchasing goods and services.

Training is suitable for APS 1 – EL 2.

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