Past Events Directory


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

Fees Free: collaboration for the win

This seminar showcased the agile and pragmatic approach adopted by four agencies to meet the challenge of delivering the Government’s First 100 Days’ pledge to make the first year of tertiary education or training fees-free from the start of 2018.

  • 23 Oct 2018
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

New Professionals Conference

On 10 and 11 October 2018, some of the brightest young public servants across the country came together in Wellington for the biennial IPANZ New Professionals Conference.

  • 11 Oct 2018
  • New Professionals
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

NZ Transport Agency - Waikato Expressway Rangiriri Section

The Transport Agency worked in close partnership with Waikato-Tainui in the planning, design and delivery of the four-lane, 4.8km Rangiriri section of the Waikato Expressway which takes traffic past a culturally sensitive area.

  • 08 Oct 2018
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

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.

  • 03 Oct 2018
  • Excellence Awards
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Free and frank advice in an open government

Andrew Kibblewhite (Chief Executive DPMC and Head of the Policy Profession), Judge Peter Boshier (Chief Ombudsman) and Hannah Cameron (Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Policy, State Services Commission) spoke about managing the provision of free and frank advice and timely access to information in an open government environment

  • 03 Oct 2018
  • Leadership
  • Policy Advice
  • Wellington

Ministers, Minders and Mandarins

Public service neutrality in Wellington has been researched for over 15 years by Dr Chris Eichbaum of Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government and Massey University Professor of Politics Richard Shaw.At this event they launched their latest book: Ministers, Minders and Mandarins: An International Study of Relationships at the Executive Summit of Parliamentary Democracies.

  • 27 Sep 2018
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Embracing Complexity

Inspiring Communities developed this practical seminar to explore how we can apply a community-led theory of change to the public policy process.

  • 21 Sep 2018
  • Collaboration
  • Wellington