Past Events Directory


Understanding Intelligence - Auckland

Rebecca Kitteridge was in Auckland this week to share with IPANZ members the activities of Intelligence and Security agencies in New Zealand. It was a great turnout, and interesting insights into the complexities of security and intelligence, and the role that we all play in keeping NZ safe.

  • 03 Mar 2020
  • Auckland
  • Public Service

Creating an Inclusive Culture in the New Zealand Workplace

Diverse and inclusive workplaces benefit everyone but it can be a challenge to develop them. At a special event held with Victoria University of Wellington School of Business, an expert panel discussed the challenges for New Zealand organisations in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces as well as the immense opportunities that exist.

  • 28 Feb 2020
  • Leadership
  • Public Service
  • 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 Feb 2020
  • Parliament
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Bullying in the Public Service

Our expert panel of Steph Dyhrberg, Nicholas Pole and Debbie Francis provided a very lively and insightful discussion on bullying in the workplace and across our society.
We heard from the panel that bullying is endemic in our schools (New Zealand has the highest rate of school bullying in the OECD!). This flows through to bullying being a serious problem in our workplaces too. And while many executive teams feel that they have “nailed it,” staff generally disagree.

  • 25 Feb 2020
  • Leadership
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Local Government Funding and Financing - a report by the Productivity Commission

Murray Sherwin, Chair of the Productivity Commission shared the findings from the Productivity Commission's 2019 inquiry into local government funding and financing. The government is yet to respond to the findings/recommendations of the report.

  • 21 Feb 2020
  • Auckland
  • Local Government

2020 IPANZ Annual Address with Hon Grant Robertson

  • 20 Feb 2020
  • Budget
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

2019 State of the State Series

To conclude the State of the State 2019 series, Deloitte and IPANZ held a workshop with 40 people from community, government, health and social organisations. Participants were asked to consider each of Deloitte’s six recommendations and what actions could be taken to enable real change.

  • 11 Feb 2020
  • Public Service
  • Wellbeing
  • Wellington

IPANZ 2019 End of Year Event - The Political Year in Review

We held our popular End of Year Event – The Political Year in Review on Wednesday 4 December 2019. After a break in 2018, interest was high and attendees weren’t disappointed with the insights and discussion from guest speakers – Tracy Watkins, Bernard Hickey and Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard - a big thank you to our speakers and to our facilitator, Spiro Anastasiou, who created a great atmosphere.

  • 04 Dec 2019
  • 2019
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Localism in Action: Implementing Wellbeing Frameworks

Mike Reid presented a very informative and engaging talk to a big audience on the implementation of the government's wellbeing framework - this was a joint IPANZ and Auckland Council event.

  • 26 Nov 2019
  • 2019
  • Auckland
  • Local Government
  • Wellbeing

You can be a leader from every level in the system with Dame Diana Crossan

In this lunchtime event, Dame Diana Crossan shared lessons in leadership for public sector professionals at any stage of their career. She spoke candidly about some of the highlights, lowlights, and lessons from her career, weaving in some brilliant advice.

  • 19 Nov 2019
  • 2019
  • Leadership
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Policy and Pizza

This hands-on workshop provided attendees the opportunity to apply two of the Policy Project tools and learn more about how to use them in their day-to-day work to build their skills and policy craft.

    This workshop was delivered by The Policy Project, in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 2019
    • New Professionals
    • Policy Advice
    • Wellington

    Tamaki Regeneration Company on Co-Design

    The Tamaki Regeneration Company is designing and establishing an intensive support service for whanau living in crisis. They have had to learn how to adapt and tailor the co-design process to make it safe, meaningful and empowering. They are still learning on this journey, and shared with attendees some early experiences and insights from this work.

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 2019
    • Auckland
    • Auckland
    • Collaboration
    • Wellbeing

    New Professionals - Meet the Chiefs Breakfast with Brook Barrington

    The New Professionals leadership team, hosted the last of the Meet the Chiefs sessions for 2019 with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Chief Executive, Brook Barrington. In this session, with very candid insights into Brook’s career journey, he spoke about how we need to bring out our best selves in our jobs - only then can a person grow in a job. He also urged attendees to learn and stretch - when you have the choice between an easy or a hard career option, choose the hard one.

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 2019
    • New Professionals
    • Wellington

    Effective Engagement with Māori

    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. IPANZ is helping public sector professionals to build their confidence and skills with our refreshed Effective Engagement with Māori course.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 2019
    • Maori-Crown Relationships
    • Public Service
    • Wellington

    Public Sector Complexity and Accountability

    In his address, Len Cook talked about some of the critical issues for the public sector coming in to 2020. He focused particularly upon public accountability, especially to citizens, to Maori and the most vulnerable and explore with the audience what evidence we use to assess how we are performing and the validity of this evidence.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 2019
    • Auckland
    • Public Service

    The Christchurch Call: Regulatory Implications for the Public Service

    In this session, Peter Thompson, Senior Lecturer, Media Studies Programme, Victoria University of Wellington provided an enlightening picture of the key social media platforms and the challenges for public service policy makers when responding to the proliferation of violent extremist content online, particularly from a regulatory point of view.

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 2019
    • Information Technology
    • Policy Advice
    • Public Servant
    • Wellington

    Deloitte & IPANZ New Professionals - Future Proofing Local Government

    This session brought together panelists Dr Mike Reid, Principal Policy Advisor, LGNZ, Michael Macaulay is Professor of Public Administration at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, and Anne Molineux, Associate Director, Deloitte, to discuss the key issues faced by local government and how we can change to meet these, while recognising the need for our local body institutions to continually evolve to ensure they are future proofing to meet upcoming challenges.

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 2019
    • Local Government
    • Wellington

    Understanding Intelligence

    Intelligence and the activities of Intelligence and Security agencies are often featured in popular culture and are shrouded in mystique. But what is intelligence, and how do intelligence and security agencies really work? Rebecca Kitteridge, Director-General of Security provided a comprehensive overview of the role of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 2019
    • Wellington

    IPANZ New Professionals - The Future of Open Banking

    The IPANZ New Professionals Auckland Network teamed up with the INFINZ Young Finance Professionals to gather a panel of industry leaders to discuss The Future of Open Banking, particularly what it is and why it is becoming so important.

    • 16 Sep 2019
    • Auckland

    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

    IPANZ Deloitte Public Sector Conference - Public Service Reform

    The IPANZ Deloitte Public Sector Conference was held on Thursday 15 August 2019. The conference provided a forum for public servants to discuss, gain knowledge and share insights on issues facing New Zealand so they can contribute to a public service that is compassionate, unified and motivated by a spirit of service to the community.

    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 2019
    • 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