Events Calendar

Here are upcoming IPANZ events.

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Public Sector Reputation 2020 - WEBINAR


The reputations of public sector agencies reached record highs as the COVID-19 crisis struck earlier this year, according to the Colmar Brunton annual Public Sector Reputation Index. However, we know how quickly reputation can be lost, particularly if agencies fail to deliver positive experiences at a time of unprecedented demand.

  • 22 September 2020
  • 12:30pm-13:30pm

Securing the Wellbeing of Future Generations - WEBINAR

IPANZ and SOLGM have secured the opportunity for you to engage in conversation with Jane Davidson (the former Minister for the Environment and Sustainability in Wales who proposed what is now the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and Sophie Howe (the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales). The Office of the Future Generations Commissioner was established under the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The legislation was enacted to help safeguard the interests and wellbeing of future generations and encourage long-term policy thinking within the Welsh Government, public bodies and local government.

  • 29 September 2020
  • 08:00am-09:30am

Caring for Communities - An All of Government Response to COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit New Zealand’s shores earlier this year, New Zealand moved swiftly to eliminate the pandemic and it’s potentially disastrous impacts on the country and its people. A part of the all of government response was a workstream called Caring for Communities. The aim of the work stream was to provide important information and effective support to all individuals, whānau and communities at greater risk of experiencing adverse health, social or economic outcomes as a result of COVID-19. In this session, our speakers will talk about how the response team worked through identifying the communities that needed help, what they understood the communities were experiencing during COVID-19 and what support was required, and how the nationwide response was mobilised.

  • Wellington
  • 01 October 2020
  • 13:00pm-14:00pm

Effective Engagement with Maori

This workshop is fully booked. We will be running this workshop again in 2021 - check our Events Calendar and E-Updates for details.

This two-day workshop is designed to help 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.

  • Wellington
  • 21 October 2020
  • 09:00am-16:00pm

Using Artificial Intelligence - Understanding and Applying

Talking to someone who can make a complex subject clear and simple is a treasure. Hearing Sean Audain talk about AI and the associated technologies is an example of this clarity. IPANZ have therefore asked Sean to talk with our members about the application of AI in the public sector. He will be joined by people in the public sector who have used these technologies to increase impact, and enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Wellington
  • 22 October 2020
  • 12:00pm-13:00pm

Parliament in Practice

THIS SEMINAR IS FULLY BOOKED. Please email if you would like to you on a waitlist.
Parliament in Practice provides attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about the operations of Parliament, from those working within Parliament walls, and who are tasked with supporting Parliament. This seminar provides an introductory overview of the roles and functions of Parliament and explores the legislative, select committee and cabinet processes, including a tour of Parliament. It also considers strategies for working effectively with Ministers.

  • Wellington
  • 09 November 2020
  • 09:15am-15:20pm

Achieving Digital Inclusion - a video presentation

In our latest Public Sector Journal Laurence Millar talks about ways of achieving digital inclusion - the challenge of digital inclusion has become urgently into prominence. Laurence has prepared this video for IPANZ members to follow up on his article. He talks about the challenge of digital inclusion, what is needed, why exclusion happens; he will finish by looking beyond COVID. Shocked by the stark reality of digital reliance, surely the public service must act decisively.

  • 01 December 2020
  • 00:00am-00:00am

Effective Partnership Across Agencies and Sector - a video series

The Covid-19 pandemic illustrates the complex, inter-connected and unpredictable nature of issues faced by society today. Collaboration between departments in the public service — already a focus of the public sector reforms — and with other sectors, will be critical as we navigate an uncertain future. In a series of four short videos, Belinda Gorman an Associate of the Global Partnership Brokers Association has shared some ideas and reflections on what effective cross-agency/ cross-sector collaboration and partnership requires.

  • 01 December 2020
  • 09:00am-17:00pm

A Career in the Public Sector - With Dame Karen Poutasi

Dame Karen Poutasi shares insights from her career in the public service, in an interview with IPANZ Executive Director Shenagh Gleisner. She has served as Director General of Health at the Ministry of Health and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Last year she was seconded from NZQA to serve as Commissioner for the Waikato District Health Board. She shares some of her successes, some of her ‘fails’ and some of the valuable lessons she has learned along the way.

  • Wellington
  • 01 December 2020
  • 09:00am-00:00am

An Update on the Public Service Legislation - A Video Interview with SSC

Hannah Cameron, State Services Commission Deputy Commissioner for Strategy and Policy, heads the team who has lead the work on the Public Service Legislation Bill. In an interview with IPANZ Executive Director Shenagh Gleisner she gives an update on the legislative process, some impacts and insights from Covid-19, and how we will all contribute to the implementation of the Act.

  • Wellington
  • 01 December 2020
  • 09:00am-00:00am