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2014 Professional Development Program - Released!
Upcoming Courses
Gaining Control of your Workload
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Full day Workshop

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Managing Career Transitions
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A 2 half day workshop

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Write on Target
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014

A Full day Workshop

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Managing Conflict Well
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Full day Workshop

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Leading and Developing an Effective Team
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

A Full day Workshop

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Custom In-Agency Training Solutions

On November 30, 2011, IPAA SA's Former President, Elaine Bensted, invited Premier Jay Weatherill to become IPAA SA's Patron; an offer which he gladly accepted.

"I have long appreciated the important work that IPAA plays in the professional development of the South Australian Public Sector and am pleased to accept your invitation and become Patron of the Institute as Premier."

Premier Jay Weatherill

 

 

IPAA's Extended Programs

The Diploma of Project Management - The course will focus on your own projects (professional or personal) which will form the basis for the delivery of the training and methodology that will be referenced throughout the course.

The New and Emerging Manager Series - This is a 4-part series for people coming to grips with leading a team and managing others for the first time.

More for New Managers Series - This is a 4-part series builds on the highly successful New and Emerging Manager Series.

Management and Development Series - A Pathway to SAES- This series explores eight core topics for middle to senior level public sector leaders, who are seeking to enhance and develop their management and leadership skills and for those who are aspiring the pathway to SAES. 

ICAC Awareness Sessions

The introduction of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act) impacts all public officers and public authorities working in South Australian public administration. If you are a public officer or public authority you need to conduct yourself in accordance with the ICAC Act and the Directions and Guidelines published by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

This information and awareness seminar will be conducted by the Commissioner, the Hon Bruce Lander QC.
The Commissioner will address ICAC’s role and function, in addition to explaining what you are to report, how you are to report , when you are to report, and other rights and obligations imposed on South Australian public officers and public authorities under the ICAC Act.

For further information and to register here

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aspiring Women

Aspiring Women gives female employees a structured and safe space to take a fresh look at where they are and where they want to be: maybe thinking about promotion, or gaining more qualifications. Perhaps there has been a lot of organisational change and they need time to regroup and deal with their feelings? Or maybe they need to look at work/home balance and improving relationships and leisure time? It is personal development so looks at all aspects of life, work and home and it has been carefully developed by Samantha who has years of experience in developing women. There are no role plays, nothing embarrassing or forced or embarrassingly ‘pop psychology’. It is a mix of straight theoretical input, group discussion, time to think, and self-analysis activities, all designed to bring out the best in female employees, at work and at home, with the guidance of an experienced Psychologist and Coach.
Date: Thursday 18th September 2014
Time: 9:00 am registration opens, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 2, Room 3, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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Mental Health and the Workplace: Wellness at Work

This workshop is designed to educate employees about mental health issues in the workplace and to identify when peers or they as individuals are having difficulties that may be affecting work performance. Many people are not aware what ‘mental health issues’ actually means in behavioural terms and one aim of this training is to demystify the term “mental health issues” into real world, understandable concepts. The program explores the concepts of stress, burnout, resilience and self-care in the context of mental health issues in the workplace and offers some practical tips for healthy living including questionnaires for self-audit learning and case studies to equip participants with skills for healthy living.
Date:

Thursday 9th October 2014

Time: 8:30 am registration opens, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 2, Room 3, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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Making Community Governance Work for You and Your Communities

Community or neighbourhood governance is emerging as an important new way in which governments works with communities and neighbourhoods. The key features of community governance is flexible, locally based, remotely focused on place shaping and with a strong emphasis on collaborating ways of working. This one day workshop will provide an overview of good practice internationally looking at both statutory and non-statutory forms of community governance. It will show how different stakeholders are taking the lead ranging from councils, to higher tiers of government to the private sector, all focused on working with communities to improve community outcomes.
Date:

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Time: 9:00 am (registration) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue:

Parkview Room, Adelaide Pavilion, Cnr. South Tce & Peacock Rd, Adelaide SA 5000


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Don Dunstan Oration 2014

As Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan set new directions for public administration that had far-reaching national impacts. Shortly before his death, Don Dunstan entrusted to the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), the key advocate for effective public administration, the honour of carriage of the annual Don Dunstan Oration on Public Administration. Facilitated by Hon Susan Close MP, this year's orator will be Greg Combet, Automotive Transformation Coordinator.
Date:

Wednesday 8th October 2014

Time: 5:00 pm (registration) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue:

Ian McLachlan Room, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA


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Mental Health and the Workplace: Bullying and Harassment

This course aims to clarify what exactly is meant by the terms “bullying & harassment” from both legislative and behavioural perspectives. The course will develop understanding of obligations of employers and employees, examples of what is and what is not bullying and harassment behaviour and what is ‘reasonable’ workplace action. The session will provide practical means of both reducing risk of  bullying/harassment behaviour in the workplace and providing options for people who find themselves the targeted of unwanted behaviour at work.
Date:

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Time: 8:30 am registration opens, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 2, Room 2, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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Assertiveness Skills - Effective Workplace Communication

This workshop is designed as a “master class” in developing and practising assertiveness skills.
The workshop then explores the concepts of stress, burnout, resilience and self-care in the context of mental health issues in the workplace and offers some practical tips for healthy living including questionnaires for self-audit learning to equip participants with skills for psychological wellbeing.
Date:

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Time: 8:30 am registration opens, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 10, Room 2, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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When Compassion Hurts – Managing Vicarious Trauma & Burnout

This workshop explores the “costs of caring” and provides information, self-audit, skills and self-care processes and tools to support professionals working with complex clients and caseloads and those in roles where there is a close connection between the service provider and the client. The key concepts are defined and then early warning signs, symptoms and observable behaviours are identified and discussed. The personal and organisational aspects of practice are reviewed and numerous individual preventative strategies are discussed.
Date:

Friday 31st October 2014

Time: 8:30 am registration opens, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 2, Room 2, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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Mental Health and the Workplace: Difficult Conversations

This course will benefit managers, HR professionals and leaders who want to improve their knowledge and skills in understanding mental health and having “difficult conversations” with employees. Developing an understanding of what is meant by the term “mental health”, obligations of managers and leaders (not only to the individual but also the team and organisation) will be combined with practical skills – a ‘how to’ – of discussing mental health in a work context from a performance viewpoint.
Date: Tuesday 11th November 2014
Time: 8:30 am registration opens, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 10, Room 2, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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Mental Health and the Workplace: Positive Psychology

The Positive Psychology workshop is designed to be an experiential personal-development course to assist participants to design a flourishing life personally and professionally. The session is a combination of information delivery and interactive workshop with a mix of theory, practical applications and exercises and plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Date: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Time: 9:00 am registration opens, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:

Level 2, Room 1, Flinders University Building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


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DID YOU KNOW?

As a Government Employee you can benefit from the partnership arrangement that the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) has with the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the State Government which entitles you to free entry to most IPAA events and preferential rates on all courses within our Professional Development Program.

Appointment of Interim Executive Director & Executive Officer

Following the resignation of the former Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Division of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA SA), Carmel Noon, Tony Lawson has been appointed as the part-time Interim Executive Director while the Council develops strategies for the future of IPAA here in South Australia. Tony comes to us with extensive senior management experience and a deep understanding of the public sector across all tiers. He is a long time IPAA member and was previously awarded the status of Fellow in recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of public administration.

Renae Haese who many of you would have interacted with in her role as Marketing and Membership Co-ordinator for IPAA, will take on higher duties and will be the Executive Officer overseeing the day to day operations.

IPAA SA President

Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment , was re-elected President of IPAA SA following IPAA's AGM. Chris Oerman is the Vice President with John Comrie Treasurer, and Mark Thomson Company Secretary. Voting took place during the Divisional Council meeting held on Thursday 12 December 2013.

IPAA Professional Standards

IPAA is developing professional capability standards to encourage the development of high quality, capable and professional public servants. The use of these capability standards should contribute to improved value for money for government businesses, higher quality and consistent public sector performance, and enhance the careers of those working at the professional level within the public sector.

The standards are intended to articulate seamlessly with current and future public sector frameworks at the National, State, Territory and Local government levels. In developing each standard, IPAA has collaborated with interested relevant public sector agencies, not for profit professional bodies, and organisation in the private, Tertiary and VET sector.

Find out more here


Extended Programs

Mentoring for Public Sector Employees
Share Knowledge and Experience

Have you ever thought that a Mentor could assist you in reaching your professional and personal goals and aspirations?

Through IPAA's Mentoring Program, we can provide you with specialised assistance and guidance in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Changed Management
  • Strategic/Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Risk Management
  • Governance
  • Report Writing
  • Organisational Development
  • Performance Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Internal Controls/Systems
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Time Management
  • Policy Development
  • Board/Committee Roles
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health and Safety

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Upcoming Courses
Gaining Control of your Workload
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Managing Career Transitions
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A 2 half day workshop

More InfoRegister now
Write on Target
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Managing Conflict Well
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Leading and Developing an Effective Team
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
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