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New to IPAA's Professional Development Program

The Institute of Public Administration Australia SA Division (IPAA SA) has partnered with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to offer the Company Directors Course that will be delivered in a format with the needs of the South Australian Public Sector in mind. This course will include facilitators that have a substantial public sector experience and additional public sector case studies presented throughout the five-day course. 

Commissioner for Public Sector Employment and also the President of IPAA SA Ms Erma Ranieri FAICD said, “the partnership between IPAA — as the professional association for Public Administration — and AICD is an exciting one for the South Australian Public Sector; as it will make professional governance skills and knowledge more accessible to Public Sector employees.”

Before enrolling in the Company Directors Course consider the first path to directorship by completing the Foundations of Directorship.

Australian Institute of Company Directors: Company Directors Course (CDC)- Contextualised for the South Australian Public Sector

Gain a greater understanding of your duties and responsibilities with the essential course for directors. Immediately improve your board performance and decision-making with pragmatic professional development that will have a long-lasting impact on your director career. You will embark on interactive working sessions through relevant case studies brought to life with video to apply and reinforce your knowledge. After completing the course, you should not only understand your roles and responsibilities, but also improve your contributions to board and agency performance.

Read the press release here.

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The Foundations of Directorship program is suitable for new and aspiring directors, senior executives and managers. This course is the first foundation path to the Company Directors Course.

Australian Institute of Company Directors: Foundations of Directorship (FOD)- Contextualised for the South Australian Public Sector

Fulfiling the duties of a director requires a strong understanding of the principles of governance, financial acumen and a discerning gasp of risk and strategy. The program covers all the key areas you will need to be across as a board director, including sessions on board duties, meeting processes, finance, strategy and risk. "I now have a tool kit to utilise in the future and fundamental skills to take with me on my journey as a director." Darren Gibbins, Community Bridging Services.

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2017 Events

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2017 Intrapreneurship Forum

Join us for a snapshot of the cutting edge intrapreneurial work being done by motivated innovators from within the public sector at the 2017 Intrapreneurship Forum as part of Entrepreneurs Week 2017. For the third year running the forum will be bigger and better than ever before. Attendees can test ideas and directions with colleagues and experts in real time, with exclusive workshops to discuss work and solve problems in a range of intimate forums.

 

2017 Extended Programs

 

 

 

21st Century Manager - Core Skills for the new Millennium is designed to equip managers with the requisite survival skills for the 21st Century.  The future workplace will increasingly focus on the performance of people as a core organisational asset.  21st Century Managers will need to respond to changing times with a changing mindset which creates work environments where talented teams, not just talented individuals, can flourish.

This intake includes a complimentary Annual IPAA Professional Membership subscription to State Government Employees!


Management and Development Series - A Pathway to SAES

This series explores eight core topics for middle to senior level public sector leaders, who are seeking to enhance and develop their management and leadership skills and for those who are aspiring the pathway to SAES.  The series of modules align across all three tiers in SA Government that can be completed as an extended program or as individual units.


These topics are focused on providing public sector leaders with practical tools to apply in their workplace to enhance performance and productivity.  As a consequence each session is ‘built’ around a framework that is derived from tried and proven research.  Participants explore the model and its various components and then have the opportunity to practice and apply the associated tools and techniques in their workplace.

This intake includes a complimentary Annual IPAA Professional Membership subscription to State Government Employees!


New and Emerging Managers Series

Give your team leadership a power boost with an intensive and practical development program! This is a 4-part series for people coming to grips with leading a team and managing others for the first time.  It is highly popular series has been fully subscribed each intake. As well as expert input and resource manuals for future reference, here is an opportunity to work with colleagues across the public sector who are all tackling the same BIG challenges.

This intake includes a complimentary Annual IPAA Professional Membership subscription to State Government Employees!


Upcoming Workshops

 

 

 

 

This workshop is designed to provide a unique foundation for participants in building self-awareness and understanding leadership theory and skills.  What distinguishes great leaders or managers from the mediocre are their personal, inner qualities. Authenticity is essential to the success of leaders. Authentic leaders demonstrate a passion for their purpose, practice their values consistently, and lead with their hearts as well as their heads. They establish long-term, meaningful relationships and have the self-discipline and emotional intelligence to get results. They know who they are.

Date:

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Venue:

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA

Time:

9:00 am – 12.30 pm (Registration from 8:45)

Outline:

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The content of this workshop includes understanding mental health and mental illness and how to have conversations with staff about associated workplace behaviours. Develop an understanding of the term “mental health”, obligations of managers and leaders (not only to the individual but also the team and organisation) and refinement of practical skills in how to discuss mental health in a work context from a performance point of view.

Date:

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Venue:

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA

Time:

9:00 am – 12.30 pm (Registration from 8:45)

Outline:

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The content of this workshop includes understanding difficult personality traits and behaviours and individual emotional reactions to challenging behaviours. Managers are given the skills to deal with difficult employee behaviours that meet legal, ethical and professional obligations. Content also includes discussion of best-practice performance management principles including coaching skills, self-audit and identification for areas of development.

Date:

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Venue:

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA

Time:

9:00 am – 12.30 pm (Registration from 8:45)

Outline:

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The content of this workshop includes understanding difficult personality traits and behaviours and individual emotional reactions to challenging behaviours. Managers are given the skills to deal with difficult employee behaviours that meet legal, ethical and professional obligations. Content also includes discussion of best-practice performance management principles including coaching skills, self-audit and identification for areas of development.

Date:

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Venue:

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA

Time:

9:00 am – 12.30 pm (Registration from 8:45)

Outline:

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This workshop examines the facets of excellent communication and presents the communication skills and techniques (verbal and non-verbal) required by good leaders including presentation skills and running effective meetings, the barriers to communication (individually, within teams and organisationally), gender differences in communication, assertiveness skills and tools to build self-knowledge to understand the impact of personality on communication style.

Date:

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Venue:

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA

Time:

9:00 am – 12.30 pm (Registration from 8:45)

Outline:

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This workshop examines the 5 key principles of the PERMA model of Positive Psychology which is an exciting new area of psychological theory and research that focusses on strengths and resilience. This workshop specifically examines how managers can implement Positive Psychology principles personally, in their teams and across the wider organisation. The concept of resilience is then defined and practical strategies for building team resilience and change readiness.

Date:

Thursday, 07 September 2017

Venue:

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA

Time:

9:00 am – 12.30 pm (Registration from 8:45)

Outline:

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ICAC Awareness for Public Officers Sessions

 

 

 

 

The introduction of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act) impacts all public officers and public authorities working in South Australian public administration. If you are a public officer or public authority you need to conduct yourself in accordance with the ICAC Act and the Directions and Guidelines published by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

This information and awareness seminar will be conducted by the Commissioner, the Hon Bruce Lander QC.
The Commissioner will address ICAC’s role and function, in addition to explaining what you are to report, how you are to report , when you are to report, and other rights and obligations imposed on South Australian public officers and public authorities under the ICAC Act.


 
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