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May events to feature out-of-the-box speakers

In May, IPANZ has sought speakers from outside of core government to provide their insight on how we interact with the public.

Judge Peter Boshier, the Chief Ombudsman, looks at the public sector’s response to Official Information Act requests (Wellington, 4 May); David Rutherford, the Human Rights Chief Commissioner, will discuss how human rights conventions affect the public service (Wellington, 31 May); and the Salvation Army will present key findings from its State of the Nation report on social wellbeing indicators (Auckland, 25 May).

Registration for these events will open throughout April.

Events Calendar

ANZEA: Professional Work, Professionalism, & Professionalisation in Evaluation

7 April
Cost: $350 + gst ANZEA members, $395 +gst non-members

A masterclass taken by Professor Emeritus Thomas Schwandt of the University of Illinois about professionalism in evaluation practice.

VUW: A Modern Monetary Policy Framework for NZ

10 April, 12.30 - 1.20pm
Venue: Old Government Buildings, lecture theatre 2
RSVP required

Grant Robertson MP and Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke discuss the effectiveness of monetary policy. 28-years on from the passing of the Reserve Bank Act it is time for New Zealand to re-assess what we want from our monetary policy and how to deliver that.

IPANZ: Parliament in Practice

18 April
Cost: $375 + gst

This seminar provides an overview of the roles and functions of Parliament and explores the legislative, select committee and cabinet processes, including a tour of Parliament. Only ten places left.

GOVIS: Meet the CIO lunchtime forum

19 April

Stuart Wakefield, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Education will discuss the Education System Digital Strategy, how it was developed, and the impact it is having across New Zealand.

IABC: Newsroom - inside the new home of 'things that matter'

27 April

Co-founder Tim Murphy will share how was developed, the type of stories it features and its place in the market. He will talk about the challenges of "doing the news" in an economically viable way in 2017.

LDC: Using data isn't a technical problem, it's a cultural one

9 May
Cost: LDC members free, others $50 + gst

Lillian Grace, CEO, Figure.NZ, explains how to go beyond being ‘data-driven’ to what she’s coined a ‘Seek Culture’. This Learning Lab is for those involved in data, analytics and insights and, in particular, those focused on getting their organisations to use data effectively.

ANZSOG: Communicate for Impact and Influence

16-17 May
Cost: $1,650 (incl gst)

Dr Zina O’Leary will show you how to deliver persuasive arguments and improve your presentation skills – to effectively drive action in this digital age.