Mon 15 Nov 2021 AT 18:00 pm

New Professionals Study Group - Public Sector 101

The New Professionals are offering you the chance to work through the Public Sector 101 course at a discounted rate, with a group of your peers. The Public Sector 101 Online New Professionals Study Group will run from mid-November and finish up before Christmas! No pre-reading or homework required. Sign up now for a comprehensive introduction to the public sector in just 8 ½ hours over 6 sessions. Spaces are limited.

Who is this for?

This Study Group is ideal for anyone new to the public sector or new to working with the public sector, who would like to know more about how it all works. It’s also a great opportunity to meet your peers and form relationships across government.

How will it work?

Each session, the Study Group will watch a video presentation delivered by an experienced public sector practitioner and then discuss questions from a workbook. The Study Group will be held via Microsoft Teams on Monday evenings, starting on 15 November 2021 and ending on 20 December 2021.


  • IPANZ/New Professionals Members - $75.00 + GST
  • Non-Members - $100.00 + GST

Session Dates and Content:

Monday 15 November, 6.00-7.30pm
Welcome and Introductions
- Overview and Fundamentals of the Public Sector - Presented by Shenagh Gleisner, Executive Director, IPANZ
Monday 22 November, 6.00-7.00pm
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Presented by Katy Te Amo, Consultant to the Public Sector
Monday 29 November, 6.00-7.30pm
Parliament, Legislation and The Constitution - Presented by Professor Jonathan Boston, Chair, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
- Public Sector Agencies - Presented by Deborah Roche, Former Chief Governance Officer, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
Monday 6 December, 6.00-7.30pm
- Ministers, Officials and the Policy Process - Presented by Maarten Wevers, Former Chief Executive, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC)
Monday 13 December, 6.00-7.30pm
- Parliament's Financial Cycle - Presented by James Picker, Clerk Assistant, Office of the Clerk of House of Representatives
Monday 20 December, 6.00-7.30pm
- Scrutiny and Integrity - Presented by Lyn Provost, Former Controller and Auditor-General, Office of the Auditor-General (OAG)

We will forward you the login details for Public Sector 101 and the Microsoft Teams link the week before the first session on Monday 15 November.