20 November 2023

Upcoming Public Sector events

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Check out the latest public sector networking and education events. Photo: iStock/Caiaimage/Sam Edwards.

Responsible AI in the Public Sector

Hybrid Conference
Date: 22-23 November 2023
Location: Canberra and Online
Email: [email protected]

Overview: As AI continues to gain momentum, the public sector needs to ensure that it is used ethically, safely, and responsibly. Our Responsible AI in the Public Sector Hybrid Conference will bring together Federal and State Level Government organisations to discuss how to navigate the complexities of AI implementation. The conference will also explore how to successfully use AI to improve service delivery, enhance decision making processes and increase administrative efficiencies.
By sharing insights, best practices, and case studies, the conference aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of responsible AI and its implications for the public sector.

Key speakers:

  • Neil Bower – Head of General Inspectorate, Max Bell School of Public Policy
  • Gianluca Misuraca- Director, AI4GOV, & Inspiring Futures, InTouchAI.eu
  • Div Pillay (She/Her) – CEO MindTribes, Researcher, Gender, Race & Ethnicity Practitioner & AFR 100 Women of Influence
  • Lucy Poole – General Manager, Digital Strategy, Architecture & Discovery, Digital Transformation Agency
  • Fawad Abro – Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Alicja Mosbauer – Chief Data Officer, IP Australia

QLD Public Sector SO-Level High Performance & Leadership Workshop

Date: 28-29 November 2023
Location: Cliftons Brisbane
Time: 9 am -4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Strategic leadership skills and capability development for current and emerging SO-level leaders

  • Understand the expectations and values of an SO-level leader
  • Utilise heightened EQ to make effective, strategic decisions
  • Diagnose and proactively manage complex business and economic challenges
  • Create a leadership action plan to address your strategic challenges

Speaker: Michael Collins is one of the region’s leading talent, leadership and change experts with over 25 years of experience in roles spanning Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He is a trusted adviser, thought leader and seasoned practitioner in the field of leadership assessment and development, in particular he specialises in identifying and discovering high potential leaders, differentiating leadership talent, neuropsychology and organisational change.

First Nations Leadership & Allyship Summit

Date: 29-30 November 2023
Location: Hybrid
Time: All day
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Championing stories of First Nations excellence and allyship.

This summit is a platform for First Nations leaders and emerging leaders to share their stories, learnings and advice for others on the path to leadership. Reflecting on healing, resilience, reconciliation and Closing the Gap, this event will spotlight the excellence and strengths of First Nations leaders, communities and organisations.

It will also be an opportunity to discuss the ways in which allies and allied organisations can contribute meaningfully to reconciliation, enact genuine allyship, and continue to listen to, and uplift the voice of First Nations people.

Emerging Leaders & Managers Toolkit

Date: 29-30 November 2023
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 65 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Unlock your full potential and transform into a high performing leader

  • Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership.
  • Delve into your leadership style and establish practical, autonomous and effective decision-making processes
  • Improve organisational performance and business results through stronger team leadership
  • Strategies to identify problems and implement effective problem-solving solutions

Speaker: Kym Viant is an expert in leadership development, having successfully led, inspired and developed thousands of leaders and managers, from emerging leader to senior executive. He is well recognised as an engaging and dynamic facilitator, educator and coach, who brings this energy to the learning environment to connect and motivate individuals and groups in establishing effective and measurable behavioural changes.

9th Public Sector Executive Leadership Summit

Date: 4-8 December 2023
Location: Rydges Canberra, 17 Canberra Ave, Forrest ACT 2603
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Essential skills and strategies to thrive and drive high performance in the APS.

  • Practical strategies to drive high performance and positive transformation
  • Inspire and motivate your team to achieve extraordinary outcomes
  • Drive creativity, change, and organisational growth
  • Embrace diverse and inclusive leadership values

Strategies to Manage Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue for first responders, frontline and high-exposure workers

Date: 5 December 2023
Location: Online
Email: [email protected]

Overview: People experiencing physical or emotional trauma, vulnerability or risk at work often leads to various reactions including vicarious traumatisation, compassion fatigue, and burnout. The last few years have been undeniably tough with COVID escalating and compounding these experiences for all staff.

Action on vicarious trauma is of paramount importance to these organisations and their staff. Failing to embed vicarious trauma mitigation strategies, supervision or self-care for these workers can have a significant impact on their emotional well-being, their ability to effectively perform their jobs, their compassion for patients/clients, the quality of service delivery and their longevity in the role.

Impacts are often cumulative and if unaddressed, affect emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, personal relationships and professional capacity.

Whether you are personally impacted in your work, or seeking to address the risks and realities of vicarious trauma for your organisation, this seminar will help to unpack, explore and offer strategies for what you can do differently today, and every day to actively reduce the emotional toll and build resilience.

This half-day online seminar balances presentation, discussion and experiential exercises, providing a safe forum to explore the interaction between you and your work. You will develop a ‘tool kit’ for self-care and strategies to safeguard and enhance resilience, whether for yourself or for your wider team.

Facilitator: Naomi Halpern, Director, Delphi Training & Consulting. Naomi is trained as a social worker but has also worked with children in short-stay emergency care, homeless youth, and convicted offenders in government and non-government organisations, providing advocacy, psychosocial education, recreational opportunities, skills training, supervision and counselling.

Naomi provides clinical consultation for complex post-traumatic stress, dissociative disorders and related impacts of childhood developmental trauma and abuse including self-harming behaviour, suicidality and substance abuse, for mental health professionals working with adult victim-survivors of intergenerational trauma, gender-based violence, and other trauma. She also works as a consultant and trainer for law firms, providing trauma-informed training and supporting lawyers’ mental health and well-being. She has a wealth of experience working with people across socioeconomic groups, faiths, and sexual orientations.

NSW Public Sector Grades 7-8 | Essential Skills

Date: 5-6 December 2023
Location: Cliftons Sydney, Level 13, 60 Margaret St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Kick-start your leadership journey.

  • Skills and capabilities of a confident and successful NSW Public Sector professional
  • Flexible thinking practices for effective decision making
  • Effective change management principles and practices
  • Career planning and pathways in Grades 7-8 roles and beyond

Speaker: Helen Rogers is a seasoned executive consultant with over 15 years in NSW Public Service, specialising in strategic planning, policy development, and transformative program reform. Helen’s journey through senior roles, from Department of Family and Community Services to Education and the Office of Communities, showcases her project delivery prowess at the Executive Director and Acting Deputy Secretary levels. Currently, a dedicated leadership consultant, Helen empowers people with strategic insights and policy acumen. Her path began as a secondary school teacher, diversifying into non-government development and federal MP staff roles. Beyond her professional pursuits, she fuels community growth as a Jannawi Family Centre board member, and her commitment extends to hands-on volunteering at the Addison Road Community Centre.

Mastering Difficult Conversations & Feedback Masterclass for Public Sector Leaders

Date: 7-8 December 2023
Location: Sydney Masterclass
Email: [email protected]

Overview: It is essential for leaders to have the confidence to identify and manage problems at work early on, before they escalate. Without the confidence to navigate difficult conversations, leaders may find themselves avoiding or delaying and actually perpetuating the problem. Generally speaking, this leads to more frustration, internal confusion and resentment and despite all this avoidance and delay – you still have to have the (now more) difficult conversation.

The good news is that difficult conversations can be successfully managed and can achieve positive outcomes for all involved. Handled well they actually present an opportunity to:

  • Resolve workplace conflicts appropriately and efficiently
  • Refresh and sustain high performance and engagement
  • Improve relationships within your team and reaffirm respect for you as their leader

Attend this masterclass to transform your own performance regarding difficult conversations.

Facilitator: This Masterclass is facilitated by Eleanor Groat, Developer of Leaders & Teams, Your Best Asset. Eleanor is passionate about working with people to find their ‘fit’ and to create psychologically safe environments and cultures which enable individuals to flourish and the business to thrive.

Advanced Data Skills for Non-Data Professionals in Government Workshop

Date: 12 December 2023
Location: Online
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Strategies to inform decision-making and deliver greater impact – Data for Non-Data Professionals.

  • Explore the importance and impact of data literacy at senior levels of government
  • Leading data-literate teams and driving a culture of data literacy
  • Data visualisation essentials for influential communication
  • Using data to drive effective decision-making

Speaker Rabia Khan is a public health and data specialist with over 20 years of experience in the health sector in roles spanning across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She has extensive experience in improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities through better use of data and evidence. She helps people to do more good, make better decisions, and increase their impact through meaningful change using data and evidence.

Public Sector Leadership Level 2: Critical Skills for Experienced Leaders Workshop

Date: 12-13 December 2023
Location: Online
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Maximise key leadership capabilities

  • Understand the shift from micro to macro leadership.
  • Learn early identification and problem-solving techniques
  • Build self-awareness to increase your impact as a leader
  • Develop skills to build team, division and agency collaboration

Speaker: Natalie Lincolne has over 20 years’ experience and a wide range of skills and experience in driving improved organisational performance. Her passion is to partner with leaders who want to improve employee engagement, performance and productivity so that great talent is motivated and retained. Natalie has been working and consulting in the public sector (WA state, local and federal) since 2008, having transitioned from corporate senior management roles (NAB, Ansett). Natalie also works as a leadership coach and strategic facilitator in her own business and undertakes pro bono work in several not-for-profit organisations.

NSW Public Sector Grades 9 to 11: Management Essentials

Date: 12-13 December 2023
Location: Cliftons Sydney
Level 13, 60 Margaret St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Overview: Essential management skills to strengthen the connections between strategy and results.

  • Address changing expectations facing management in the NSW Public Sector
  • Strengthen your resilience through Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • How to manage KPIs, set expectations and monitor outcomes
  • Develop a focused, yet flexible, strategy to guide your development

Speaker: Dr Leanne Elich is an award-winning Sales Psychology and Business Strategist, recognised as a pioneering thought leader in the field of psychology and neuroscience applied to business. With over 25 years’ of global experience, she is one of Australasia’s most successful Technology Business Executives and a leading expert in high-performance teams. Leanne’s passion lies at the intersection of behavioural science and psychology, where she uses her established methodologies to ethically influence consumer behavior. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology and is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School.

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