Manage Stress and Uncertainty – Resource Round-up

How are you feeling right now? As we continue to deal with the reverberations of the pandemic, it’s easy to be overtaken by feelings of stress and uncertainty. BUT the good news is there are EASY things you can...

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Hawkes Oration 2022 – Indigenous co-design: opportunities, challenges and risks

The 2022 Hawkes Oration brings together public servants from the Northern Territory to hear Professor Ruth Wallace, Dean of the College of Indigenous Futures, Education & the Arts and Director of the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, deliver...

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Frances Adamson Oration – Marking United Nation’s Public Service Day

On Thursday 23 June 2022, IPAA hosted the inaugural Frances Adamson Oration, to mark United Nations Public Service Day. Inaugurated in 2003, and held on 23 June each year, United Nations Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue...

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Bullying and Harassment – A special Work With Purpose Podcast

While the majority of public servants behave respectfully and civilly to their colleagues, employee surveys from across the country repeatedly show that bullying and harassment – behaviours that can weaken institutions, undermine productivity and innovation and poison workplace culture...

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Mental Health Month | Managing Stress and Motivation

Struggling to maintain focus or attention at work? Hitting that 3 pm low and unable to pull yourself out? Maybe you are procrastinating by reading this article… Whatever is going on in your life it’s important to first understand...

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Mental Health Month | The Impact

Mental Health Month| October 2021 In 2021, South Australia’s Mental Health Awareness Program in October has expanded from a week to a month! We all have a role to play! Image source: mhcsa.org.au   With approximately 50% of Australians...

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Podcasts for the Public Sector

Looking for a podcast to get inspired, learn something new or to confirm that you are going in the right direction? IPAA have some public sector specific podcasts which feature some insightful conversations with local public service professionals. IPAA...

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Benefits of being a Mentor or Mentee

Benefits for Mentors It is important to not only understand the immerse sense of self-achievement and altruism you will get from helping a mentee, but you will also benefit in a variety of ways. As a mentor, you can...

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence (EQ/EI)

The term ‘Emotional Intelligence’ entered our management vocabulary in the late 90s and is now part of the vernacular in most workplaces. Despite this 20 year ‘history’, there is still much debate about what it is…and isn’t. Emotional Intelligence...

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Neuroleadership – A scientific approach to making organisations better for humans

Dr David Rock from the NeuroLeadership Institute is set to deliver a keynote address at the 2021 IPAA National Conference this October. Neuroleadership has come into the spotlight in recent years, with Dr Rock, in fact, coining the term...

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