Grant Robertson outlines a Wellbeing Approach
The 2019 ‘wellbeing’ Budget is just the start of a whole system change and wellbeing approach, Hon Grant Robertson told an IPANZ audience on 21 February.
He said the wellbeing approach would involve the whole of government working together as never before, and involving the private sector, NGOs, local government, iwi and business.
“A wellbeing approach means more robust financial and economic analysis, not less. It means analysing the whole system to understand how policy affects people, not just measuring impacts within agency silos.
“For the wellbeing approach to truly work then it has to become part of what we all do- Ministers, Chief Executives, the public and state sector as a whole. We all need to ask ourselves what changes do we need to make, and who do we need to collaborate with, so that a wellbeing approach becomes real, and not just the latest buzz word.”
Robertson said the Government made the decision to push for the new approach for Budget 2019 and acknowledged that it was difficult and wouldn’t be perfect. “But it’s the first step towards a multi-agency, collaborative approach.”
Public Sector Conference August 2019
IPANZ, in conjunction with Deloitte, the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS), PSA and Skills, will host a one day Public Sector Conference, on Thursday 15 August in Wellington. The theme is The Future of the Public Sector and will include topics such as state sector reform, improved legislation, the use of big data, and training and skills required by future public servants. There will be perspectives from Maori, local government, community and youth about whether the public sector is delivering (or not) services effectively. To register your interest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the New Professionals Leadership Team(s)
The IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Teams - in Wellington and Auckland - are looking for new members to help plan events for those under 30 or new to the public sector. To find out more, email Wellington: Ashleigh Bywater-Schulze, or Auckland: Philippa Millar-Moore.
IGPS: Capital Review, Safer Banks for a Safer NZ
TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 12.30 - 1.30PM • Rutherford House, VUW, RHLT2
Reserve Bank is proposing an increase to the minimum capital requirements for
NZ’s banks. The aim is to improve the lives of all New Zealanders by making
our banks safer, but there are different views on how that could be achieved
and what society is willing to pay.
ANZSOG: Everyone's future: planning for an ageing workforce
TUESDAY 5 MARCH, 12.30 - 1.45PM • Rydges Hotel, 59 Federal Street, Auckland
Kiwis are entering older age better educated and in better health than ever before. Logically, as life expectancy extends, so should our working lives. But do we have the range and sensitivity of policy settings to ensure that older people who want to keep working, are able and encouraged to do so?
Please join our trans-Tasman dialogue, with Peter Gahan, Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne, as we canvas what this might all mean not only for policy settings but for all of us as workers.
Inclusive Growth Summit
TUESDAY 19 MARCH • Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington • Cost: $500 + GST
growth has gained global traction in recent years as international
communities struggle to deal with a sustained period of low economic growth
and rising inequality.