Workshop

Events
14 June 2017 to 15 June 2017

Aimed at Grade 9-10 level officers and management, this two day workshop will provide an opportunity to advance core skills and explore the emerging leadership capabilities required for effective Grade 9-10 level management. It will explore the core attributes required for successful leadership within the NSW Public Service and will delve into the practical strategies relating to leading productive teams, improve decision making, apply strategic management thinking and develop key skills of stakeholder engagement and communication.

Events
4 April 2017 to 6 April 2017

This comprehensive, highly interactive, three-day program is designed for Policy Officers’ who are at different stages in their careers. It is a platform for those who want to grow and develop their careers in the public service whether they are new to public policy or have policy management responsibility within their senior level roles. This integrated program takes a hands-on approach to the complicated world of solving policy problems and will include case studies and practical exercises across a wide range of public policy contexts.

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Events
7 May 2017 to 12 May 2017

Discover new approaches to the management of regulation, compliance and enforcement in government in a workshop for people who stand between the law and the frontline delivery of public protection – presented by international expert Professor Malcolm Sparrow of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former senior British Police Officer.

Professor Sparrow will explain the complexity of social regulation, compliance management, law enforcement and security in a world that now emphasises harm reduction and risk-control.

Events
28 March 2017 to 30 March 2017

Professor Mintrom will guide participants through policy processes to understand the different roles and structures in government, policy cycles, and the definition and analysis of issues to achieve desired outcomes.

“Good public policy and programs can make the world a better place,” Professor Mintrom says. “In complex circumstances, it’s a challenge to define purpose and measure performance, while also dealing with shared authority and stakeholder pressure.”

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Events
22 March 2017 to 23 March 2017

Dr Argyrous and Professor Rogers will help participants understand the conceptual and practical issues involved in evaluating public sector policies and programs, and evaluation’s role as a key tool for decision-makers.

“Governments now require greater scrutiny and assessment of public sector programs to determine whether they’re working,” Professor Rogers says. “Evaluation is integral to decision-making – not an afterthought.”

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Robust and timely evaluations can be challenging to get right.

Events
23 February 2017 to 24 February 2017

BehaviourWorks Australia team Dr Liam Smith and Mark Boulet will give participants the opportunity to apply new knowledge, skills and tools to their current projects and programs.

“So much government activity is about behaviour change,” according to Dr Liam Smith and Mark Boulet. “We increase the odds of success by opening up new ways of thinking and revealing new methods and tools.”

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Events
2 March 2017 to 3 March 2017

Professor Born – a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and distinguished former military leader – will help participants to understand their personal story, how to lead effectively and how to find leadership purpose.

“Each of us is passionate about something,” Professor Born says. “Linking that passion to creating the commitment and courage to live one’s unique purpose is key to unlocking the future, changing the world and living a more meaningful life.”

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Events
27 February 2017 to 2 March 2017

Women in Leadership: Achieving and flourishing

Ms Nixon and Professor Sinclair will encourage participants to share experiences, and to learn how to lead change while looking after themselves and others in demanding contexts.

“Our aim is to empower women to be role models for humane and people-centred leadership. To build effectiveness and to show that you don’t have to be perceived as hard-edged and tough to become a successful leader,” Ms Nixon said. 

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Events
10 March 2017

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

This introductory course explains the differences between the three editing processes, and how they are applied to all types of publications.

Places from $190 + GST per person.

This half-day course includes the following: