Past Events Directory


New Professionals - Mānawatia a Matariki

IPANZ New Professionals hosted an event on Thursday 23 June to celebrate Matariki, the Māori new year. Attendees heard a korero from Cullum Peni-Wesche, and embraced the opportunity to come together to reflect on the year that has passed, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. Mānawatia a Matariki!

  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 2022
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Maori-Crown Relationships
  • Public Service
  • Te Reo
  • Te Tiriti
  • Wellington

Public Sector Reform - Moving Mountains: Big Change for Better Futures

In May of this year, Deloitte released the 2022 State of the State Report - Public Sector Reform: Moving Mountains - Big Change for Better Futures. This event/panel discussion was designed to explore what motivates us to call for reform, what the public sector can do to deliver value from reform and whether there are better alternatives to reform.

  • 16 Jun 2022
  • 2022
  • Public Service
  • Reform
  • Wellington

Parliament in Practice

Parliament in Practice offers attendees the unique opportunity to learn about the operations of Parliament, from those working within Parliament's walls. The seminar provides an introductory overview of the roles and functions of Parliament and explores the legislative, select committee and cabinet processes. It also considers strategies for working effectively with Ministers.

  • 26 May 2022
  • 2022
  • Parliament
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

New Professionals - Meet the Chiefs Breakfast with Gaye Searancke

This IPANZ NP’s had the pleasure of hearing from Gaye Searanke from Toitu Te Whenua about her career journey. This was a really open and honest session and Gaye really encouraged conversation.

  • 17 May 2022
  • 2022
  • Leadership
  • New Professionals
  • Wellington

Systemic Change in the Public Service to Better Enable Collaboration

Public sector agencies are endeavouring to work better collaboratively - joint work across agency and sector boundaries. The Public Sector Act 2020 puts in legislation a commitment to do so. However, despite good intentions, collaborative initiatives encounter barriers due to the way government operates.

This webinar series explores how Public Service agencies can work across agency and sector boundaries.

  • 03 May 2022
  • 2022
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Wellbeing Budgets and the Environment: A Promised Land?

IPANZ hosted this webinar where the team at The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) reported on their review about whether the Government’s wellbeing budget process takes into account the complexities and long-term nature of many environmental problems.

  • 06 Apr 2022
  • 2022
  • Budget
  • Climate Change
  • Public Service
  • Sustainability
  • Wellbeing
  • Wellington

Public Sector Economics - The Basics for Non-Economists

This online series is designed to provide public servants, who do not have a background in economics, an introductory overview of key terms/concepts/instruments commonly used in Public Sector planning and advice. The series is split across three 1-hour webinars covering - Macro Economics, Micro Economics and The Living Standards Framework.

    • 05 Apr 2022
    • 2022
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    2022 Salvation Army State of the Nation Report

    The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit (SPPU) recently produced its 15th annual State of the Nation Report – Navigating the Rapids. For 15 years the State of the Nation report has measured progress, stagnation and at time regression of the health of communities, whanau and individuals.
    IPANZ invited Lt Col. Ian Hutson, Director of the SPPU and Paul Barber, Social Policy Analyst and report co-author to outline the analysis findings and trends of the report...

    • 30 Mar 2022
    • 2022
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Effective Engagement with Maori Workshop

    It’s an important time for all of the public sector to be thinking about how we are engaging with Māori, and what meaningful and effective engagement looks like. The establishment of Te Arawhiti – The Office for Māori Crown Relations, reinforces the government’s commitment to building strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across all of government. This two-day workshop helps public servants gain a greater understanding of Te Ao Māori (Māori world view), Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and provides practical tools and techniques for effectively engaging with Māori.

    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 2022
    • Maori-Crown Relationships
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    2022 IPANZ Annual Address with Hon Grant Robertson

    Watch Hon Grant Robertson deliver the 2022 IPANZ Annual Address.

    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 2022
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    IPANZ Public Sector Conference

    IPANZ held the Public Sector Conference on Tuesday 22 February 2022. The Conference was run virtually to an audience of over 500 people across Aotearoa.

    • 22 Feb 2022
    • 2022
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    2021 - Reflections and Insights Online Panel Event

    This event saw an assembled panel of speakers to reflect on the highlights and lowlights of the year and to look to the year ahead and share what they think the big issues will be!

    • 15 Feb 2022
    • 2022
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Leading Digital Programmes to Transform Public Services

    This online series explored how public servants can improve the digital experience governments offer, how we can effectively and efficiently roll out the projects needed to bring digital platforms up to date and, finally, how we measure and communicate the success of those projects, far beyond the point at which they go live.

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 2022
    • Digital Government
    • Engagement
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    New Professionals Wellbeing Strategy - Designing Work for Wellbeing

    On Wednesday 8 December the IPANZ New Professionals held an awesome session with Kate Milburn and Inspector Rebecca Hill on wellbeing strategies and how we can embed them into our work and our lives.

    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 2021
    • New Professionals
    • Public Service
    • Wellbeing
    • Wellington

    National Level Collaboration - Setting-Up for Success

    The establishment of Predator Free 2050 was a national collaborative process. It involved multiple public sector agencies, local government, NGOs, scientists, iwi and more in one collaborative process. This event shares the key lessons learnt through the process, including where to start, what elements are critical to make it work, lessons learnt and the top tips for success.

    • 30 Nov 2021
    • 2021
    • Collaboration
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Collaboration - You Can Make It Work With Great Results

    In this IPANZ lunchtime event, Andrew Crisp, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Nigel Bickle, Chief Executive of Hastings District Council shared their experience collaborating on the Place Based Housing Initiative in Hastings - an excellent example of collaboration between community, iwi, local and central government! Andrew and Nigel skillfully combined the big picture of recent developments in systems, institutions and capability in New Zealand’s housing sector with a clear focus on the lives of people in Hastings and their housing needs, while sharing their reflections on the deep relationships needed to support this collaboration through good times and bad.

    • 25 Nov 2021
    • 2021
    • Collaboration
    • Leadership
    • Local Government
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Leadership for Digital Transformation

    On 3 November, IPANZ held an event exploring the issues the Public Service faces Leading Digital Transformation. Panelists Naomi Ferguson - Chief Executive of Inland Revenue, Richard Foy - Director of the Te Puna Rua Collaboration, Department of Internal Affairs, and Pia Andrews - Open Data & Digital Government Specialist, in conversation with IPANZ president Liz MacPherson shared their vision for the future, the capability gaps within the sector, and the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.

    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 2021
    • Information Technology
    • Leadership
    • Public Service Reform
    • Stewardship
    • Wellington

    Framing Information for Better Decision-Making

    If we want to have an impact as public servants, if we want to win hearts and minds to work towards outcomes, if we want to make a difference, we may need to change the way we communicate. We invited Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw to speak to our members about the ways public servants could transform he way in which they engage with the public.

    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 2021
    • Engagement
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Learning To Be An Ally for Ethnic Communities

    New Zealand is a superdiverse country, we boast 223 different ethnicities and 191 languages. In July of this year, the Ministry of Ethnic Communities was established. In this session, the inaugural Chief Executive, Mervin Singham, shared stories of subtle racism and his thoughts on what we can all do to support this agencies work.

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 2021
    • Cultural Competence
    • Diversity
    • Leadership
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Face to Face with Digital Exclusion

    In this lunchtime seminar, Sacha Green, National Advisor - Legal and Strategic at the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) shared the findings and lessons for the Public Sector, from CAB's report, Face to Face with Digital Exclusion - A Spotlight Report into the Impacts of Digital Public Services on Inclusion and Wellbeing.

    • 27 Sep 2021
    • 2021
    • Customer service
    • Engagement
    • Public Service
    • Technology
    • Wellbeing
    • Wellington

    Hokai Rangi - Partnerships and Engagement with Maori

    Hōkai Rangi describes Correction’s vision for the future: eliminating the overrepresentation of Māori in the criminal justice system, through uplifting the oranga (or well-being) of Māori in Corrections’ care and management, and their whanau.

    • 17 Aug 2021
    • 2021
    • Co-Design
    • Engagement
    • Maori-Crown Relationships
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    New Professionals - Data in Diversity

    The Auckland New Professionals hosted this fascinating event, discussing the importance of measuring diversity in large organisations.

    • 30 Jul 2021
    • 2021
    • Auckland
    • Demographics
    • Diversity
    • Public Service

    IPANZ Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker Professor Arthur Grimes

    IPANZ invited Professor Arthur Grimes to be guest speaker at it's 2021 Annual General Meeting. Professor Grimes provided a fascinating account of New Zealand's approach to improving wellbeing, in considering whether New Zealand's Wellbeing Approach has lived up to its promise! He used a critical review of the application of wellbeing frameworks in other parts of the world to consider possible enhancements to New Zealand's approach.

    • 27 Jul 2021
    • 2021
    • Public Service
    • Wellbeing
    • Wellington

    Applied Innovation in the Public Sector

    As public servants we must constantly understand the changing dynamics, challenges and expectations of the democracies we serve. How public sector bodies undertake the innovation needed to explore, understand and adapt to this changing context is a fascinating and unique challenge.
    In this session, Sean Audain, City Innovation Lead, Wellington City Council and Pia Andrews, Open and Digital Government specialist shared some of their views about and experiences building and sustaining an innovation culture, and how some of the tools and techniques applied can help us meet the challenges of the next decade.

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • 2021
    • Big Data
    • Innovation
    • Public Service
    • Technology
    • Wellington

    Co-Design Symposium - Ways of Being, Knowing and Doing

    In July of this year, IPANZ partnered with The Southern Initiative, the Tuakana Teina Evaluation Collective, Nga Aho Maori design practitioners and Allen and Clarke to deliver an inspiring online symposium. The collective offered - deep experience of both authentic co-design processes and tikanga Maori combined with superb participative technology.

    • 07 Jul 2021
    • 2021
    • Co-Design
    • Other
    • Public Service
    • Te Tiriti