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Emerging traits for the public service professional of the future

The public service professional of the future will need more of a focus on entrepreneurial and relationship skills, leading to a greater emphasis on collaborative engagement and innovative design.
Research from University of Birmingham researchers Catherine Needham and Catherine Mangan has identified 10 traits of the 21st Century public service professional.

  • 24 Sep 2019

ANZSOG has alerted us to 3 upcoming events you may be interested in

ANZSOG has alerted us to 3 upcoming events with visiting academic Professor Wolfgana Dreschler. Read more for further information.

    • 17 Sep 2019

    Check out the Policy Project's refreshed Policy Quality Framework!

    How good is the quality of your policy advice? The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Policy Project has launched its refreshed Policy Quality Framework to help you answer that question. The refreshed framework provides the policy community with a common set of standards that specify what good quality advice looks like.

    • 14 Aug 2019

    Adding Events into your Outlook Calendar

    Did you know that you can add the IPANZ Events you have registered for into your outlook calendar?

    • 23 Jul 2019

    IPANZ Board Appoints New Executive Director

    IPANZ President Dr Jo Cribb today announced that Shenagh Gleisner will become IPANZ’s new Executive Director, effective from 4 June 2019.

    • 28 May 2019

    2019 Spirit of Service Awards

    The State Services Commission are delighted to announce that entries for the Spirit of Service Awards 2019 are now open.

    • 08 Apr 2019

    Are you the new Executive Director of IPANZ?

    Are you passionate about a high quality public sector? Are you a respected thought leader on public services and policy? Can you develop new and innovative business lines? If so, IPANZ can offer you a newly created rewarding part-time, flexible leadership role.

    • 04 Apr 2019

    Policy Project’s Development Pathways Tool now live

    The Policy Project’s Development Pathways Tool is now live. The Policy Project encourages you to look at the online Tool, and think about how it can assist you, your team, and agency to build policy skills.

    • 01 Mar 2019

    IPANZ News: Grant Robertson outlines Wellbeing Approach

    In this e-newsletter, we report on the Hon Grant Robertson's annual address to IPANZ in which he outlines his wellbeing approach; we announce the one-day Public Sector conference; and list events for Feb/ March.

    • 22 Feb 2019

    Public Sector Excellence Awards update

    State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes acknowledges the excellent job IPANZ has done in leading the Public Sector Excellence Awards during the last 10 years. From 2019, the State Services Commission will be leading the awards, which will be renamed the Spirit of Service Awards.

    • 29 Jan 2019

    State Sector Act Review: IPANZ submission

    IPANZ supports the current review. The State Sector Act 1988 changed substantially how the Public/State Service operated. Now, 30 years on, citizens’ expectations, technology, and the nature of the problems and issues with which public servants have to deal have again changed significantly. As such, it is appropriate to take another look at the way in which the public service operates to ensure that it remains fit for purpose.

    • 15 Oct 2018

    Transforming NZ Police Recruitment to Drive Diversity

    The New Zealand Police won the Excellence in Improving Diversity and Inclusiveness within the Public Sector at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards.In the first of the IPANZ Awards series on 3 October, Kaye Ryan, Deputy Chief Executive People and Capability, shared how the New Zealand Police created a recruitment campaign that reflected NZ Police as a great place to work, where diversity is valued.

    • 04 Oct 2018

    Press release: IPANZ welcomes Public Sector Act Reform

    7 September 2018: The proposed reform of the Public Sector Act is welcome but the time allowed for consultation needs to be extended, says the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ).

    • 07 Sep 2018

    Launch of options to reform State Sector Act

    Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today launched a public consultation process ahead of the most significant reform of New Zealand’s Public Service in 30 years.

    • 04 Sep 2018

    Delivering fees-free tertiary education project wins Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018

    A multi-agency project to deliver fees-free tertiary education won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018, held in Wellington last night.

    • 26 Jul 2018

    Public Sector Excellence Awards programme 2019

    After twenty years of running a Public Sector Excellence Awards programme, the IPANZ Board has decided that it is time to pass the leadership of the Awards to the State Services Commission (SSC). As the public sector’s lead agency, it is appropriate and desirable that SSC should take the lead in running an Awards programme. IPANZ will therefore step down from running the Awards in 2019.

    • 10 Apr 2018

    IPANZ Business Plan: a new direction

    The IPANZ Board has approved the Business Plan 2018-19: A New Direction. IPANZ will focus on three priority areas for 2018-19: Identify and champion new ideas about the future of the public service; celebrate and promote excellence in the public service to New Zealanders; and uphold key public service values and principles.

    • 06 Apr 2018

    Hon Grant Robertson delivers IPANZ annual address

    Hon Grant Robertson, Finance Minister, gave the IPANZ Annual Address to an audience of 350 at the Beehive banquet hall yesterday, 15 February. Read his speech.

    • 16 Feb 2018

    Nominations open for Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018

    Nominations for New Zealand’s longest-running and most prestigious public sector awards are now open, including an award to recognise growing diversity within the public sector.

    • 07 Dec 2017

    Collaboration between Tuhoe and DOC

    Kirsti Luke, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua Chief Executive and DOC Deputy Director General Mervyn English, spoke to IPANZ about their collaboration over Te Urewera. DOC and Tuhoe implemented ground-breaking new Treaty Settlement legislation, which granted the former national park Te Urewera legal personhood. This project won the 2018 Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Award.

    • 23 Nov 2017

    How Radio NZ redefined radio

    Digital disruption in the media sector prompted Radio New Zealand (RNZ) to transform itself into a modern, innovative and successful multi-media organisation. Key players spoke to IPANZ on 15 November about how it redefined radio, in our series from the 2017 Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards winners.

    • 20 Nov 2017

    The Treasury talks Blind Recruitment

    To increase the diversity of its workforce, Treasury reformed its graduate and intern recruitment process. Clodagh Jolly, Principal Advisor, Organisational Development at the Treasury provided an insight into its Blind Recruitment programme at an IPANZ seminar on 1 November.

    • 03 Nov 2017

    Commission for Financial Capability first to share Excellence Award story

    Diane Maxwell, the Retirement Commissioner, kicked off the series of Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Award winners' stories on 11 October.

    • 19 Oct 2017

    Community-led Development

    Taking a community-led approach to addressing our country's social, economic and environmental issues offers new possibilities, as outlined in an IPANZ seminar by Inspiring Communities and The Todd Foundation.

    • 19 Sep 2017

    Calling Emerging New Zealand Leaders

    Gain first-hand knowledge and build contacts in your field that will be highly relevant to the New Zealand context and future New Zealand and United States links. Apply now for a Harkness Fellowship.

    • 28 Aug 2017

    IPANZ Annual Report 2016-17

    As of the end of March 2017, 170 organisations were members of IPANZ, up from 143 for the same time last year.

    • 24 Jul 2017

    Te Urewera - DOC Tūhoe Partnership wins Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017

    Te Urewera - DOC Tūhoe Partnership won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017, held in Wellington last night (5 July).The judges said that this programme was, “An excellence initiative, demonstrating a transformation in the relationship. Most notably there were no direct examples to draw on anywhere in the world - that is true innovation.”

    • 06 Jul 2017

    Online Volunteer Hub Goes Live

    A new digital marketplace is now live, which connects professionals keen to donate their skills and not for profits needing their expertise.

    • 15 Jun 2017

    New Better Public Services targets

    Prime Minister Bill English has outlined a new set of 10 targets which set the Government’s expectations for the public service, building on the success of the initial targets set in 2012. See: http://ssc.govt.nz/better-public-services-next-steps

    • 01 May 2017

    DIA's SmartStart programme wins top international award

    A key initiative by the Department of Internal Affairs, SmartStart, has won a prestigious international award.

    • 20 Apr 2017

    Excellence in disaster response recognised in national planning awards

    A joint response to complex planning and technical challenges following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in parts of the Waimakariri District north of Christchurch has achieved the supreme accolade at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) awards.

    • 01 Apr 2017

    PS News 30 March: Upcoming events

    In May, IPANZ has sought speakers from outside of core government to provide their insight on how we interact with the public. Registration will open throughout April.

    • 30 Mar 2017

    Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General spoke to IPANZ in Auckland on 21 March

    His talk was: Digital Babies - shifting baby-related transactions with government from paper to digital

    • 22 Mar 2017

    Hon Steven Joyce speech to IPANZ

    Hon Steven Joyce gave the IPANZ annual address to an audience of about 250 people at the Beehive today, 21 February.

    • 21 Feb 2017