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19 July 2020
Dame Karen Poutasi shares insights from her career in the public service, in an interview with IPANZ Executive Director Shenagh Gleisner. She has served as Director General of Health at the Ministry of Health and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Last year she was seconded from NZQA to serve as Commissioner for the Waikato District Health Board. She shares some of her successes, some of her ‘fails’ and some of the valuable lessons she has learned along the way.
20 July 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic illustrates the complex, inter-connected and unpredictable nature of issues faced by society today. Collaboration between departments in the public service — already a focus of the public sector reforms — and with other sectors, will be critical as we navigate an uncertain future. In a series of four short videos, Belinda Gorman an Associate of the Global Partnership Brokers Association has shared some ideas and reflections on what effective cross-agency/ cross-sector collaboration and partnership requires.
02 June 2020
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 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.