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2015 Professional Development Program - Released!
Upcoming Courses
Writing Cabinet Submissions
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Building a Constructive Culture
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A Half day Workshop

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Project Management in the Public Sector
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Strategic Thinking in the Public Sector
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Managing Budgets and Financial Plans
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015

A 2 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 - New 2015 Intakes!

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

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 20th January 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: 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, 10th February 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:  Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


Intrapreneurship Forum

Calling all intrapreneurs! Do you transform ideas into value-adding initiatives in the public service? Do you want to meet other people like you and learn from their stories?

As part of Entrepreneur Week, we are hosting a forum to showcase examples of intrapreneurship in the South Australian public sector, and to explore emerging trends and challenges for achieving change, improving coordination and facilitating innovation.

As an attendee, you will gain insight into the role of intrapreneurs in pushing government forward, and you will be inspired by and learn from some successful SA-based initiatives.

Date: Friday, 6 February 2015
Time: 8:30 am (registration) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr, North 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: Tuesday, 17 February 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: Thursday, 26 February 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: 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 March 2015
Time: 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am – 12:30 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.

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.

 

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Upcoming Courses
Writing Cabinet Submissions
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Building a Constructive Culture
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A Half day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Project Management in the Public Sector
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Strategic Thinking in the Public Sector
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Managing Budgets and Financial Plans
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015

A 2 half day workshop

More InfoRegister now
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