The theme for the 2018 IPAA National Conference is Fault lines for the future of the public sector.
The 2018 IPAA National Conference will examine several fault lines with the potential to dramatically shake the foundations of our professional public sector: hyper-partisanship, automation and AI, the use of consultants, and other challenges impacting on the public sector.
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Tuesday 16 October
The Conference Welcome Dinner brings together some of our sector’s most important leaders and is a unique opportunity to build your professional network within this important leadership group from around Australia and New Zeland.
Wednesday 17 October
The dilemmas facing advisers in Westeros and Westminster are similar: the pressure of providing frank and fearless advice, the necessity of collecting evidence to support claims; the risk of giving poor advice and the fate of being forced to fall on one’s sword.
Wednesday 17 October
Gill Callister will start the 2018 IPAA National Conference with a Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners.
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs will deliver this pre-eminent lecture on public policy and administration.
What can we learn from the US, the UK and Asia about what it means to be a public sector professional in a hyper-partisan political world?
What is the realistic potential for automation and artificial intelligence to reshape the forms and functions of public sector workplaces, workforces and service delivery?
The Victorian Government is excited to be sponsoring a new channel on the Apolitical Platform called 'The Future of Government'.
IPAA National President Professor Peter Shergold AC has recently visited every IPAA division across Australia to explore what they see as the big challenges for the public sector and IPAA, as the professional association for people working in that sector. What has he learned and what does he think the future of the public sector looks like?
How can the public sector leverage consultants to achieve outcomes while continuing to develop capabilities within the public sector for longer-term success?
Automation, outsourcing, integrity protection, workplace and workforce change, growing community expectations, hyper-partisan politics, intergovernmental relations... Our closing Q&A session explores the future of the public sector.