Shared, lived experiences cornerstone of VPS’s inspiring year

Nina Cullen has highlighted this year’s International Women’s Day occasion and podcast program amongst a sequence of initiatives hosted by IPAA Victoria over the previous year in her wrap-up message for 2022.

The IWD gala dinner in March included keynote speaker RAN Captain Mona Shindy and a panel of leaders and ladies of color.

“The occasion was fantastically chaired and facilitated by Tasneem Chopram, and the shared lived experiences of the panel members saved the dialog and alter going proper all through the year,” Cullen stated within the CEO’s end-of-year message to members.

“We additionally had a incredible celebration of 80 public sector women, or individuals who determine as feminine, who had achieved excellent outcomes via the course of managing the COVID pandemic.”

The boss of IPPA Victoria additionally known as out an interesting state finances briefing lunch hosted in May that featured Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance secretary David Martine, Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood, and former Department of Family, Fairness and Housing secretary Sandy Pitcher.

“We heard from a fantastic quantity of audio system,” Cullen stated.

“IPAA Victoria has had fairly a profitable year – we continued to ship all kinds of thought-provoking and fascinating initiatives, sold-out in-person occasions, in-demand programs, communities of apply and Young IPAA initiatives, and a quantity of information and insights campaigns.”

Other occasions that includes 5 division secretaries who unpacked the challenges and alternatives for the general public service in 2022, a seminar about staying impartial in the public sector called ‘Frank and Fair’.

IPAA Victoria’s Uncle Reg and Aunty Walda Blow’s oration in October was additionally a beautiful alternative to rejoice the contribution of the native Elders to group and public administration.

“It was an honour and privilege to have the chance to host that oration,” Cullen stated.

“We additionally had a really current webinar, ‘the First 100 Days – what to expect of an incoming government’. It was attended by an enormous viewers,” she added.

Cullen stated it was nice to look over the breadth of work the skilled members’ organisation did over the previous 12 months. Looking ahead, the CEO stated it was going to be one other thrilling year and she or he hoped IPAA Victoria may broaden its affect to offer the companies the general public sector wanted.

“What is clearly vital contains deep stakeholder engagement and listening to construct belief — regardless of the coverage or service supply goal, the position of gentle affect abilities for profitable or enduring outcomes, the significance of retention of expertise, the continued evolution of workforce design, and embedding of continued improvement of new methods of working.

“Key areas the sector will face and stand as much as embody local weather change, depleting individuals sources, emergency restoration and Treaty, self-determination and truth-telling,” Cullen stated.

Given 2023 would even be the primary year of a brand new state authorities, Cullen additionally mirrored that the year forward was a time to ideate and deal with arduous agendas.

“I’m grateful and optimistic as we journey into 2023, and within the meantime, I want you a restful and festive finish of year,” she stated.

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