On 22 May 2012, the Hon Michael O’Brien MP, Minister for the Public Sector, introduced the second event of the High Performance Framework Seminar Series 2012, focusing on Characteristic Four:

With an audience of over 500 public sector delegates, this interactive event explored how innovation and continuous improvement are encouraged and enabled in public sector agencies. Erma Ranieri, Deputy Chief Executive, DMITRE, was the MC.

Our presenters and panellists addressed a number of questions including, but not limiting to:

How is innovation systemically pursued and evaluated throughout the organisation?
How do we develop a high performing innovative culture?
How is innovation rewarded particularly in a risk adverse culture?
How do leaders encourage and support individuals to be innovative and to learn?
How is across government collaboration encouraged?
How are business processes being evaluated to improve the performance and productivity of the organisation?

Presenters at this event included:

  • Hon Michael O’Brien MP, Minister for the Public Sector
  • MC – Erma Ranieri, Deputy Chief Executive
    Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
  • Göran Roos, Honorary Professor
    Warwick Business School
  • Bill Cinnamond, Director
    Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Geoff Knight, Chief Executive
    Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
  • Raymond Spencer, Chair
    Economic Development Board
  • Raymond Garrand, Chief Executive
    Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology
  • Heather Falckh, Manager
    Strategic Planning & Business Excellence, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

For more information about the SA Government’s High Performance Framework, please visit: http://www.hpf.sa.gov.au

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