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2015 Professional Development Program - Released!
Upcoming Courses
Providing Performance Feedback
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Polish your Punctuation and Grammar
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015

A 2 half day workshop

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Writing Cabinet Submissions
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Personal Resilience
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Half day Workshop

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Coping with Change
Date: Friday, July 31, 2015

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. New Dates Announced!

The New and Emerging Manager Series - This is a 4 - 6 part series for people coming to grips with leading a team and managing others for the first time. New Dates Announced!

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. New Dates Announced!

Upcoming Events

On the Couch with Brian Oldman, Director, SA Museum

IPAA's ‘On the Couch’ Chief Executive Series are informal Chatham House Rule interview sessions where a high achieving, inspirational individual is informally interviewed by a peer about their public sector ‘journey’, their experiences and why they have chosen their career and current role. Since its inception the IPAA SA ‘On the Couch’ series has acted as the host for a very significant number of former and current public sector leaders.  

Brian Oldman will be informally interviewed by Paul Heithersay, Deputy Chief Executive, Department of State Development. Don’t miss hearing about Brian’s intriguing story; his career path, aspirations and what he sees as his priorities in his current role.

 

Date: Friday, 17 July 2015
Time:

3:00 pm registration and afternoon tea, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue:  Wallmans Lawyers, 5/400 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

This event is proudly supported by::


On the Couch CE Series with Sandy Pitcher

IPAA's ‘On the Couch’ Chief Executive Series are informal Chatham House Rule interview sessions where a high achieving, inspirational individual is informally interviewed by a peer about their public sector ‘journey’, their experiences and why they have chosen their career and current role. Since its inception the IPAA SA ‘On the Couch’ series has acted as the host for a very significant number of former and current public sector leaders.  

Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources will be informally interviewed by Tony Circelli, Chief Executive, Environment Protection Authority. Don’t miss hearing about Sandy’s intriguing story; her career path, aspirations and what she sees as her priorities in her current role.

 

Date: Wednesday, 29 July
Time:

1:00 pm (registration, networking and afternoon tea) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (On the Couch)

Venue:  PwC, 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

This event is proudly supported by::


Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast 2015

IPAA SA in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is pleased to present the 2015 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast with the Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer of South Australia on the 30 July 2015. 

This event follows the Treasurer's delivery of the 2015-2016 Budget. Tom Koutsantonis will deliver an in depth discussion on the budget and its implications for South Australia’s future. Kim Cheater, Partner, PwC, will lead the Treasurer and a discussion group consisting of SA business leaders on the rationale, implications and outcomes of the State Budget. This will be followed by a Q&A session that will provide the audience with the opportunity to ask questions. The MC for the event will be Ms Anne Skipper AM.

 

Date: Thursday, 30 July 2015
Time:

7:00 am (registration) 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Venue:  Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

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On the Couch with Incoming Police Commissioner Grant Stevens

IPAA's ‘On the Couch’ Chief Executive Series are informal Chatham House Rule interview sessions where a high achieving, inspirational individual is informally interviewed by a peer about their public sector ‘journey’, their experiences and why they have chosen their career and current role. Since its inception the IPAA SA ‘On the Couch’ series has acted as the host for a very significant number of former and current public sector leaders.

Incoming Police Commissioner Grant Stevens will be informally interviewed by Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment . Don’t miss hearing about Commissioner Steven’s intriguing story; his career path, aspirations and what he sees as his priorities in his future role.

 

Date: Thursday, 30 July 2015
Time:

10:15 am (registration and morning tea) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue:  PwC 11/70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

This event is proudly supported by::


ICAC Awareness for Public Officers 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.


Better Together Regional Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A half-day intensive workshops on the Better Together: Principles of Engagement will be offered free of charge in regional centres as scheduled below. Learn about why government should engage, and be competent and confident to Lead community and stakeholder engagement to drive better outcomes for South Australia.

Join those in the public service who have the skills to engage with their stakeholders and the ability to drive a culture which respects and welcomes community input.

Schedule
Port Lincoln - Monday, 1 June, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Clare - Wednesday, 3 June, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mt Gambier - Thursday, 18 June,10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Berri - Tuesday, 30 June, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Port Augusta - Tuesday, 28 July, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Upcoming Workshops

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: Thursday, 23 July 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


When Compassion Hurts - Vicarious Trauma and 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: Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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.

Date: Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Time: 9:00 am registration, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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. This forms the basis for developing skills that will assist in controlling situations in the workplace that may arise and discusses the early warning signs, in terms of behaviour at work that individuals can be aware of in themselves and observe in colleagues.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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: Thursday, 15 October 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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, 17 November 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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: TBA
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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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.

 

Upcoming Courses
Providing Performance Feedback
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Polish your Punctuation and Grammar
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015

A 2 half day workshop

More InfoRegister now
Writing Cabinet Submissions
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Personal Resilience
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Half day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Coping with Change
Date: Friday, July 31, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
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