13 Feb 2018 (All day) to 15 Feb 2018 (All day)

With change occurring at all levels of the public sector, Executive and Personal Assistants are facing the demands of increased pressure and the need to consistently enhance their skill set. EAs and PAs are fundamental to the success of their executives and the organisation as a whole. By...

13 Feb 2018 (All day) to 16 Feb 2018 (All day)


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14 Feb 2018 - 09:30 to 12:30

Clear writing in the workplace requires a strong understanding of what you’re writing, who it’s for and the outcomes you want. But it also requires an understanding of how language works.

This workshop will take a grammar-focused approach to professional writing and explore communication...

15 Feb 2018 (All day) to 16 Feb 2018 (All day)

The 2018 Henderson Conference commemorates the 50th anniversary of Professor Ronald Henderson's pivotal work on poverty in Australia. How has our social security system changed since then?

The conference, hosted at the University of Melbourne, will explore how Australia’s welfare system...

21 Feb 2018 (All day) to 23 Feb 2018 (All day)

Across Australia, youth employment continues to be a high-priority national concern.

In the past year, Australia saw rates of unemployed and underemployed 16-24 year- olds rise to its highest numbers for 40 years. Funding changes and economic turbulence have caused uncertainty in the job...

21 Feb 2018 (All day) to 23 Feb 2018 (All day)

Despite efforts to close the gap, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population keeps suffering from increased mental health issues.

Reports show that the proportion of Indigenous adults experiencing high or very high psychological distress is almost three times the...

22 Feb 2018 (All day) to 23 Feb 2018 (All day)

3 reasons why you need to visit the Mental Health Service 2018 Summer Forum:

Trauma Matters
One of the many lessons from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is the powerful role that institutions and systems can have in recognising...

26 Feb 2018 - 08:30 to 2 Mar 2018 - 16:30

With the Public Sector's constantly evolving nature, Policy Professionals need to stay updated with both current trends and future issues to develop and implement effective policies.

Liquid Learning's NSW Policy Officers' Conference will provide a platform for Policy...

27 Feb 2018 - 09:00 to 2 Mar 2018 - 17:30

Key Benefits of Attending |

  • Drive innovative reforms through review and measurement techniques
  • Harness data and statistics to continuously improve regulations
  • Design innovative approaches to regulatory implementation
  • Ensure compliance
  • ...
6 Mar 2018 (All day) to 8 Mar 2018 (All day)

For some time now it has been acknowledged that more data means more insights for governments. But the unprecedented opportunity for government bodies and entities to use those insights to improve the lives of the public has yet to materialise in any significant way, as data-driven decision-...

13 Mar 2018 - 09:00 to 14 Mar 2018 - 17:00

Community & Stakeholder Engagement Australia 2018: Let's Have Some Fun
One-day case study led forum and two post-forum workshops

This one-day forum brings together case studies from a number of organisations giving delegates the opportunity to...

19 Mar 2018 - 08:30 to 23 Mar 2018 - 16:30

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Leading in the Public Sector is challenging at the best of times. The transformative nature of the Public Sector requires constant personal and professional development to keep up...

19 Mar 2018 - 08:30 to 23 Mar 2018 - 16:30

Leading authentically in the Public Service requires you to define your purpose, stay true to your values and have a clear vision of success. To thrive in this complex and evolving environment, you must establish the key skills to overcome challenges, anticipate change and navigate obstacles....

19 Mar 2018 - 08:30 to 23 Mar 2018 - 16:30

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The NSW Public Sector is a complex and dynamic environment, requiring courageous leaders to pioneer new pathways. This creates exciting opportunities to grow and innovate, challenge traditional...

20 Mar 2018 - 08:30 to 22 Mar 2018 - 16:30

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The Policy Research Methods Workshop consists of three distinct Workshop days that can be taken in any combination, either in one continuous package or as individual components. Focused on enhancing participants’...

20 Mar 2018 - 08:45 to 22 Mar 2018 - 17:00

Creating, enabling and nurturing a stellar customer experience (CX) is what separates those that lead and innovate from those that fall behind. According to a recent KPMG study, over the next five years almost 89% of CEOs expect to be competing on the basis of CX. To ensure competitive advantage...

21 Mar 2018 - 08:00 to 23 Mar 2018 - 16:30

Public events attracting large crowds are vulnerable to deliberate and accidental threats that could disrupt event continuity with serious physical and financial consequences. Public event operators, governments, infrastructure owners, emergency services and all other security and safety...

22 Mar 2018 - 08:30 to 23 Mar 2018 - 16:30

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Effective communication is arguably the most important aspect of a leadership role in the Public Sector. Leaders need to constantly capitalise on their communication skills to manage complex...

26 Mar 2018 (All day) to 28 Mar 2018 (All day)

Expanding on the highly successful, Public Sector Innovation Summit series, join local, state and federal government agencies and statutory bodies to drive greater productivity, deliver greater value from public money and increase the ability to respond quickly and effectively to emerging...

27 Mar 2018 - 09:00 to 28 Mar 2018 - 05:00

The volume of data recorded about our lives is increasing exponentially yet we are not getting any closer to the holy grail of evidence-based policy.


We need to cut through the ‘white noise’ of unanalysed data and work out how together we can harness its power. This will require...

4 Apr 2018 - 09:30 to 12:30

A well-written annual report tells a powerful story – but many people see the process (and the final product) as dry and boring. Learn to deliver concise and dynamic annual reports stakeholders will actually read. And learn how to manage the process effectively and on time.


17 Apr 2018 - 08:30 to 20 Apr 2018 - 16:30

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As a society, we are constantly moving, adapting and evolving. Business processes come and go, meaning our modern software will one day become obsolete. As new technologies continue to present themselves, we are required to adapt...

1 May 2018 - 08:45 to 3 May 2018 - 16:30

Though most of Australia’s states are well ahead in their roll-out of the NDIS, disability providers in Western Australia are left grappling with the state’s slow progress. The Northern Territory are experiencing challenges of their own, seeing their rural demographic has come with challenges of...

13 Jun 2018 - 09:30 to 12:30

Learn how to improve your own or others' writing by acquiring the know-how of structural editing, copy editing, and proofreading in the workplace.

This half-day course includes introductions to the following:

  • The structural editing process: developing a strong internal
  • ...
25 Jul 2018 - 09:00 to 27 Jul 2018 - 15:30

AIFS 2018 Conference – What matters most to families in the 21st century?

Families matter. What’s working – and not working – for them, now? What futures can we create that strengthen family relationships and foster social and economic wellbeing?

Can we imagine a...

9 Aug 2018 - 07:00 to 12 Aug 2018 - 14:30

Better Boards Conference

Date: 9 - 12 August 2018

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

Theme: Customer-centric Governance — Driving Social Impact

This popular governance event attracts approximately 500 NFP board members and CEOs, making...