IPANZ provides seminars, training and networking to promote improvements in public sector policy and administration.


02 June 2020

The contribution of public sector communications professionals in a crisis

At least one commentator has noted that Covid-19 has given us a communications master class. Many have said that the communications effort has been intrinsic to New Zealand’s success during the COVID-19 crisis. The focus has often been on the personal qualities of the Prime Minister and the Director General of Health. There is little doubt about the effectiveness of these two leaders as communicators, and that their effectiveness has relied very much on the team around them.


28 May 2020

Shenagh Gleisner - A Woman of Many Colours

Shenagh joined IPANZ as Executive Director just a year ago, with a drive to inspire public sector professionals and connect them with thought provoking ideas, and a deep passion for improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders. “I really love this country and everybody deserves to thrive. So I want people to feel included and involved and contributing because that is crucial for individual and community wellbeing.