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Upcoming Courses
Responding to Turbulence
Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015

A Half day Workshop

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Women in Leadership
Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A 2 day workshop

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Difficult Conversations 2
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

A 2 day workshop

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Leading and Managing Across Generations
Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Team Power
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015

A Half 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

 

 

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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

Insight into the Code of Ethics in the public sector - On the Couch with Erma Ranieri

Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, has reissued the Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public Sector. The Code of Ethics is the Code of Conduct under the Public Sector Act 2009 and all public sector employees are bound by it. The Code is not a manual of rules and regulations. Instead, it is a principles-based approach to conduct and performance.

Erma will be interviewed by Adam Graycar, Strategic Professor of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University. Professor Graycar has extensive policy experience over 22 years, including as head of Cabinet Office in South Australia (2003-2007), and head of the Australian Institute of Criminology (1994-2003). His current work is on integrity and corruption prevention in Australia and internationally. His latest book Understanding and Preventing Corruption (with Tim Prenzler) was published in the UK and New York in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Together, Erma and Professor Graycar will discuss the challenges for leaders and managers in implementing a principles-based approach to ethical professionalism in times of significant change for the sector and the State more broadly.  

 

Date:

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Time:

10:00 am (registration) 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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


On the Couch Chief Executive Series with Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive, South Australian Tourism Commission

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.  

Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive, South Australian Tourism Commission will be informally interviewed by Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

 

Date:

Monday, 12 October 2015

Time:

9:00 am (registration) 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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


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.


Upcoming Workshops

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


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: Thursday, 29 October 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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, 10 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: 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: Thursday, 19 November 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: Monday, 7 December 2015
Time: 9:00 am registration, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


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.

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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.

 

Upcoming Courses
Responding to Turbulence
Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015

A Half day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Women in Leadership
Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A 2 day workshop

More InfoRegister now
Difficult Conversations 2
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

A 2 day workshop

More InfoRegister now
Leading and Managing Across Generations
Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Team Power
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015

A Half day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
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