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Upcoming Courses
Project Management in the Public Sector
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Strategic Thinking in the Public Sector
Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015

A Full day Workshop

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Partnering Essentials™
Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015

A 2-day Accredited Workshop

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In Brief: Writing Ministerials
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Half day Workshop

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Managing Workloads
Date: Friday, August 14, 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

Working Outside the Square: flexibility, innovation and technology

The purpose of this Forum is to consider ways to create a more productive, dynamic and flexible public sector workforce that is able to adapt to the future needs of the State Government and the community.

Equal Opportunity Commissioner Anne Gale will host the Forum and discuss the outcomes of the Flexible Workplace Futures project. Other speakers include the Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s Chief Executive Kym Winter-Dewhurst, who will share his views on establishing a modern public sector in the context of flexible work, and Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk of Microsoft, who will discuss the concept of technology as an enabler of activity-based working. You will also hear from the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri, who will provide an industrial perspective, and Valuer-General Delfina Lanzilli, who will discuss the implementation of flexible work at the State Valuation Office.

The Forum will consider strategies for increasing productivity, achieving workplace diversity and modernising the public sector.

 

Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Time:

9:00 am registration, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Venue:  Ballroom, Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, 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

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


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: 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
Project Management in the Public Sector
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Strategic Thinking in the Public Sector
Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Partnering Essentials™
Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015

A 2-day Accredited Workshop

More InfoRegister now
In Brief: Writing Ministerials
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Half day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
Managing Workloads
Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

A Full day Workshop

More InfoRegister now
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