Events Calendar

Here are upcoming IPANZ events.

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Effective Engagement with Māori - Auckland Workshop

The way government engages with Māori is changing. Future engagement is going to be different from what we have traditionally seen/experienced.
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.

  • Auckland
  • 02 November 2020
  • 09:00am-15:30pm

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.

  • 04 November 2020
  • 09:00am-00:00am

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

New Professionals - Meet the Chiefs Breakfast with Lil Anderson

Join the IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Team for a light breakfast, intravenous coffee and the opportunity to meet Lil Anderson, Chief Executive of Te Arawhiti - Office for Maori-Crown Relations. Come at 7.15am for breakfast, the speaker will start at 7.45am, it's an early start but well worth the effort to hear Lil discuss first-hand his career path, highlights and challenges. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage with Lil as well.

  • Wellington
  • 11 November 2020
  • 07:15am-08:30am

Cyber Security - Is The Risk Increasing? What Can We Do?

You will have regularly read in the media about cyber security threats, and indeed threats that cause significant problems, as in the recent attacks which closed down the New Zealand Stock Exchange. We have also heard how Cyber security problems are becoming more and more common over time.
Join us for a conversation with Paul Ash, Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Group of DPMC and the PM’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital. He will be happy to answer questions you wish to explore. Cybersecurity is a challenge for us all and is a key enabler for New Zealand’s digital future.

  • Wellington
  • 16 November 2020
  • 12:00pm-13:00pm

New Professionals - Young Leaders in Local Government

In 2019, Wellington's local government scene got an injection of youth, with a number of fresh-faced new leaders being elected in various parts of the greater Capital region. IPANZ New Professionals invites you to meet some of the Gen Z and Millennial councillors who are raising the voice of future generations to help shape the region's future and to hear about the challenges they have faced being leaders in an area of public service that has historically struggled to attract interest from younger generations

  • Wellington
  • 18 November 2020
  • 07:15am-08:30am

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