Past Events Directory


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.

  • 04 Sep 2019
  • 2019
  • Parliament
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

New Professionals - Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations is a new event series aimed at providing a space for new professionals in the public sector to honestly and openly discuss some of the trickier aspects of the 9-5 grind.

We’ll be partnering with different organisations to start a conversation and bring you tools, ideas and advice on overcoming challenges to live your best work life.

  • 06 Aug 2019
  • 2019
  • New Professionals
  • Public Servant
  • Wellbeing
  • Wellington

Axford Fellowships in Public Policy - 2019 Fellows' Report-Back Seminar

  • 30 Jul 2019
  • 2019
  • Public Service
  • Research
  • Wellington

IPANZ AGM with Guest Speaker Dr Chris Eichbaum

  • 29 Jul 2019
  • 2019
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

New Professionals Auckland Network - Meet the Chiefs with Mark Allen

Mark Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Community Waitakere, a community development organisation supporting connected, thriving and sustainable West Auckland Communities, shared highlights from his 20 year journey through the public service and his transition into the not-for-profit sector. He also provided insight into how he used a dynamic public sector career and leveraged those skills into other fields.

  • 27 Jun 2019
  • 2019
  • Auckland
  • Leadership
  • New Professionals
  • Public Servant

Meet the Chiefs: New Professionals Breakfast with Andrew Kibblewhite

Andrew Kibblwhite, Secretary for Justice & Chief Executive of the Ministry for Justice shared his journey through the public service - from studying Botany at the University of Canterbury, to his start at the Treasury, through to his senior leadership positions across the sector.

  • 27 Jun 2019
  • 2019
  • Leadership
  • New Professionals
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

The Wellbeing Budget and Child Poverty

This event had Girol Karacaoglu, Head of School, and Jonathan Boston, Professor of Public Policy, in the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, provide insights into the Wellbeing Budget and how it might succeed in its ambition to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders, with particular focus on the wellbeing of children.

  • 21 Jun 2019
  • 2019
  • Budget
  • Vulnerable Children
  • Wellbeing
  • Wellington

Digital Government - hopes, aspirations and reality for the public sector workforce

Karl Lofgren, Associate Professor, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington shared his thoughts on the myths and realities of the use of modern technologies in the public sector.

  • 31 May 2019
  • 2019
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Deloitte and New Professionals Panel Discussion - What does wellbeing mean?

On the eve of the Government's 2019 Wellbeing Budget, a panel of Alex Mitchell and Anne Molineux from Deloitte and Arthur Grimes, Chair of Wellbeing and Public and Policy in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, discussed wellbeing from a number of angles and shared insights prior to the official budget release.

  • 29 May 2019
  • 2019
  • Budget
  • Wellington

New Professionals - Climate Change and Intergenerational Equity

Isobel Bruun-Kiaer and Freya Schaumkel from the Chief Sustainability Office at Auckland Council shared their approaches to ensuring Intergenerational Equity is factored into their policy decisions on climate change.

  • 29 May 2019
  • 2019
  • Auckland
  • Climate Change
  • Local Government
  • New Professionals
  • Sustainability

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.

  • 17 Apr 2019
  • 2019
  • Parliament
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Insights from a PM's Office

Wayne Eagelson, former Chief of Staff, to Dr Don Brash, John Key and Bill English shared insights into the day to day workings of a PM's office.

  • 16 Apr 2019
  • 2019
  • Leadership
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Civil Leadership as the Future of Leadership

Dr Steven de Waal shared his thoughts about the impact new technologies have on the public sector, providing citizens more knowledge and information, public and political influence, and tools to organise themselves and so to disrupt politics, democracy and public services.

  • 15 Apr 2019
  • 2019
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Meet the Chiefs Breakfast with Bernadette Cavanagh

In the first, IPANZ New Professionals - Meet the Chiefs Breakfast for 2019, Bernadette Cavanagh, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage shared her journey through the public service.

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 2019
  • Leadership
  • New Professionals
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Managing Information into the Future with Richard Foy


Richard Foy, Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand shared the vision driving Archives New Zealand's approach to managing information into the future.

  • 10 Apr 2019
  • 2019
  • Big Data
  • Information Technology
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Government Management and Use of Data


Paul Stone, Leader of the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme discussed issues around the expectations for the public service managing data, clarified the differences between sharing and opening data and the ways in which data is and can be used and reused.

  • 03 Apr 2019
  • 2019
  • Big Data
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Effective Engagement with Maori

This one day workshop focussed on developing attendees understanding of Te Ao Maori - the Maori world view, the Treaty of Waitangi, and explored strategies for consulting with Iwi and building genuine and enduring partnerships.

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • 2019
  • Collaboration
  • Maori-Crown Relationships
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Wellbeing and Inequality - 2019 State of the Nation

Alan Johnson, Senior Social Policy Analyst from the Salvation Army presented the 2019 State of the Nation report Are you well? Are we safe?.

  • 26 Mar 2019
  • 2019
  • Auckland
  • Budget
  • Wellbeing

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.

  • 26 Feb 2019
  • 2019
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Grant Robertson outlines a Wellbeing Approach

The 2019 ‘wellbeing’ Budget is just the start of a whole system change and wellbeing approach, Hon Grant Robertson told an IPANZ audience on 21 February.

  • 22 Feb 2019
  • Collaboration
  • Public Service
  • Wellbeing
  • Wellington

Innovation in Government: the use of data

Innovation in Government: the current and future use of data in Government considered the risks and opportunities around the use of data in Government policy and administration.

  • 30 Nov 2018
  • Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Big Data
  • Innovation

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission won the Excellence in Improving Public Value Through Business Transformation at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards. Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer, described the challenge to identify locations where people would be in everyday life, and to establish voting services where and when the customer would be there.

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • Customer service
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

Project CORTEX

The GCSB won the Excellence in Building Trust and Confidence in Government at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards for Project CORTEX. Hamish Beaton, Assistant Director Cyber Security, spoke about why the project was needed and what it achieved.

  • 20 Nov 2018
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

Networking Skills for New Professionals

A key pillar of any new professional's career is the ability to network easily with their colleagues, peers and managers. The attendees were engaged in this practical, workshop-style networking session.

  • 13 Nov 2018
  • New Professionals
  • Wellington

Dr Eleri Clissold, Young Professional of the Year

Dr Eleri Clissold, Waitemata District Health Board, won the Young Professional of the Year at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards.

  • 31 Oct 2018
  • Auckland
  • Excellence Awards
  • Leadership