PS News: Women in Public Sector Summit

Women in Public Sector Wellington Summit 2018

WEDNESDAY 2 MAY • TSB Arena and Shed 6, WELLINGTON • COST: $280+gst

The Wellington Summit 'Embracing my Future - in a world of change' brings women in the public sector together to provide professional development and networking. Presentations will cover three broad streams - resilience, confidence and influence - and speakers include: Rebecca Kitteridge, Director-General NZSIS, Peter Hughes, State Services Commissioner, and Diane Maxwell, Retirement Commissioner. Registrations open 29 March; spaces are limited.

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Public Sector April issue available now

In this issue we address Getting our public sector ready for the future; we share MBIE’s experience of facilitating Application Programming Interfaces (APIs); we have a Q&A with Rebecca Kitteridge, Director-General of the Security Intelligence Service; and our British Brief is on data science, unicorns and the public good.

Read it here (IPANZ login required)

Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018

A total of 65 nominations entered the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018, which closed on 8 March. The 47 submitting organisations included core government departments, Crown agencies, district health boards and local councils. Mark 25 July in your calendar for the gala Awards function where the finalists and winners will be announced.


Upcoming Events

Parliament's Financial Scrutiny Cycle

MONDAY 16 APRIL, 9 - 10.30 AM • Parliament Buildings, Wellington • COST: FREE

The Office of the Clerk is hosting a seminar outlining Parliament's Financial Scrutiny Cycle and its importance to government operations. It covers appropriations, the annual review process, and financial scrutiny.

IPANZ: Local Government Funding - Future Directions?

TUESDAY 17 APRIL, 5.30 - 7PM • Auckland Town Hall, 301-303 Queen Street, Auckland • COST: FREE

The reliance on property rates for local government funding has been unpopular for many decades. Yet despite several Government inquiries over recent years the basic system of funding local government has remained largely unchanged. Join David Shand as he discusses whether it's now time for a "sea change" and more choice for local governments in funding mechanisms.

LDC: Becoming a mindful leader – escape your auto pilot

TUESDAY 29 MAY, 8.30 - 10AM • Auckland Policy Office, 45 Queen St, Auckland • COST: FREE for LDC members

In this LDC Learning Lab, find out how you can put mindfulness into practice. When you do, you’ll see yourself and your team get better at listening and decision-making, an increase in productivity and stress levels reduced. Facilitated by Robyne Blood.