Events Calendar

Here are upcoming IPANZ events.

To view other organisations' events, use the drop down menu under Event Type, and select 'External'. Choosing 'ANY' from drop down menu under Event Type will display both IPANZ and external events.

Public Sector 101 - An Online Learning Resource

Public Sector 101 is a comprehensive introduction to the public sector, delivered online in seven modules your organisation and/or your people can work through in their own time at their own pace.
This online learning resource is ideal for anyone new to the public sector or those who work in NGOs, local government agencies, businesses and others that work in or with the public sector, to help build the knowledge of your people about how it all works.

  • 01 November 2021
  • 09:00am-00:00am

Face to Face with Digital Exclusion

The Citizens Advice Bureau has a unique perspective on this issue. They have talked to thousands of people who are trying to access public services, both digitally and in person. Too many are struggling. All public servants who are imbued with the spirit of service need to understand this and accelerate solutions to this ”people exclusion”.

  • Wellington
  • 27 September 2021
  • 12:00pm-13:00pm

Wellbeing Strategy - Designing Work for Wellbeing


While executives have long recognised that wellbeing is important, the COVID-19 pandemic brought home how significant it really is.
The New Professionals invite you to join them for an in depth, facilitated workshop on how organisations can think more deeply about ways to design wellbeing into the work itself so that both workers and the organisation can thrive moving forward.

  • Wellington
  • 29 September 2021
  • 17:30pm-19:30pm

Learning to be an Ally for Ethnic Communities

There is now a Ministry of Ethnic Communities. You might be thinking, thank goodness, about time! Come and listen to the inaugural CE of this important agency in our public service, Mervin Singham. Mervin has many stories to tell you.

  • Wellington
  • 05 October 2021
  • 12:00pm-13:00pm

Framing Information for Better Decision-Making

New Zealanders are experiencing an overload of complex information and, more than ever, mis-information too. As public servants, whether in policy or other roles, how do we communicate and engage effectively with the people we are serving? If we understand much better how people process information, we can support them better, and improve our own decision-making.

  • Wellington
  • 27 October 2021
  • 12:00pm-13:00pm

Leading Digital Programmes to Transform Public Services

There have never been higher expectations of governments than there are today. Globally, they are under pressure to do more, do it better and do it for less. For some time, there has been a push towards ‘digital transformation’ but typically more than 80% of public sector transformation efforts fail to meet their objectives. Today that desire to offer a digital-first experience has been replaced by a need. Demands have changed and organisations in every sector across every region have had to ramp up their digital efforts. Now all eyes are on governments to keep up.

  • 04 November 2021
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm

Effective Engagement with Māori

The way government engages with Māori is changing. Future engagement is going to be different from what we have traditionally seen/experienced. The establishment of Te Arawhiti – The Office for Māori Crown Relations, demonstrates the governments’ commitment to build strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across all of government. Engagement will go beyond consultation to true partnership.

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
  • 10 November 2021
  • 09:00am-17:00pm

2021 Public Sector Conference

Conference Postponed Until Friday 12 November 2021The IPANZ Public Sector Conference is back in 2021 - Together we will create a vivid picture of the future public sector. A public sector which learnt so much through 2020 and one that is determined to use these lessons to transform the way it works beyond 2021. Visit the Conference Website to register to attend and read more about the programme and speakers.

  • Wellington
  • 12 November 2021
  • 08:00am-18:30pm