PS News: Winners of Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards

19 Jul 2018 IPANZ PS News: Winners of Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards

Delivering fees-free tertiary education project wins Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards

A multi-agency project to deliver fees-free tertiary education won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018, held in Wellington last night.

The judges said that this project was, “An outstanding example of innovation and cross-agency delivery, taking complex new policy from concept to design and implementation in just six weeks; delivering a fast, stable service under the pressure of high demand.”

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The Future Public Servant: a discussion paper

As the public service operates within an increasingly digital, global and complex world, the attributes and skills of public servants will need to adapt. IPANZ has written a discussion paper that aims to encourage debate about the skills, competencies and dispositions that public servants of the future may need to possess in a changing world.

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Understanding wellbeing

Join Deloitte and Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government on their 2018 State of the State series on wellbeing. Covering why it is important, how we measure it, and how well New Zealand is progressing, plus key angles including increasing wellbeing for at-risk families, examining social and human capital more closely and a business view of wellbeing.

Read the articles here and sign up to the series

Your chance to disrupt public policy in New Zealand

Emerging leaders who want to explore how public sector organisations can respond to and harness disruptive forces are invited to apply for a New Zealand Harkness Fellowships Trust. Study or research in the United States for 8 to 12 weeks; valued at up to NZ$30,000. Apply by 15 October 2018.


Upcoming Events

Driving Innovation: The Role of People Management

WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST, 12.30 - 1.30PM • Nau Mai Room, Te Puni Kōkiri House, 143 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Technology changes, demographic changes, shifts in public expectations and changes in government philosophy all suggest that the delivery of government services is likely to be radically different 10 years from now. Professor Williamson, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, will discuss ways that government leaders can successful develop and implement an innovation agenda that allows their organisations to not only survive but thrive.

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CERT NZ: Get Cyber Smart

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST, 12 - 1PM, Nau Mai Room, Te Puni Kōkiri House, 143 Lambton Quay, Wellington

A new national Computer Emergency Response Team for New Zealand (CERT NZ) was launched in April 2017. The Establishment of CERT NZ was the winner of the Excellence in Digital Government category of the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018. CERT NZ’s primary role is to improve cyber security in New Zealand. Come along to hear from CERT NZ and what they’ve seen so far in the cyber security threat landscape of New Zealand and get some tips for how you can manage your own cyber security.

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Launch of Diverse Thinking Capability Audit with Hon Grant Robertson

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST, 2.45 - 4.30PM • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Carlaw Park Complex, 12 -16 Nicholls Lane, Auckland

The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business invites you to attend the launch of the Diversity Think(ing) Tank and its Diverse Thinking Capability Audit Of New Zealand Board Rooms 2018.

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Housing, Urban Development and Transport with Hon Phil Twyford

WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST, 6.30PM • Engineering Lecture Theatre 401:439, 20 Symonds Street, University of Auckland, Auckland

As both Minister of Housing and Urban Development, and Minister of Transport, the Honourable Phil Twyford has considerable involvement with urban issues throughout the country. Chief among these are housing crisis concerns and the development of public transport. As one of the talks in Fast Forward, the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning's lecture series, the Minister will discuss current issues and new initiatives.

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