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Public Sector Informant : PSI - September
28 THE PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMANT Public Sector Governance Conference:10 Leading change through vision, values and innovation Ready the path for strategic direction in the Public Sector This unique conference is dedicated to analysing social and economic climate changes and addressing the challenges and issues impacting governance in the Public Sector. companydirectors.com.au 00719_10 To register for this event contact Ana Tomaz t: 1300 764 633 or visit companydirectors.com.au/publicsector Vision: Gain insights on the practical approach to governance in a climate of reform Innovation: Find out how to balance creativity, innovation and risk Values: Learn how excellence in values and culture can achieve strategic outcomes Date: 13 October 2010 Venue:Hotel Realm, Canberra Sponsored by: Speakers include: Phil Charko, Canadian Public Sector Expert Katie Dean, Head of Macro, Australia, ANZ David Gilchrist, WA Deputy Auditor General David Marchant, CEO Australian Rail Track Corporation Paul McClintock, Chairman COAG Reform Council Tony Sherbon, Chief Executive, SA Health Andrea Staines, Director Q Rail and Allconnex Water [DIARY] Bruce Barbour: The NSW Ombudsman speaks at a corruption prevention forum on September 9. Quentin Bryce: The GG presents the Leadership in Government Awards on September 28. September September 8: Course -- ''Dear Minister'' Francis Walsh's course on writing ministerial documents: correspondence, question time briefs and submissions. Covers the key professional contexts and writing requirements. Enquiries: 02 6154 1501 or franciswalsh.com September 9: Corruption Prevention Network annual forum The Corruption Prevention Network hosts its annual forum in Sydney, with speakers including NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour and WA Corruption and Crime Commission corruption prevention director Roger Watson. Enquiries: corruptionprevention.net September 9: Course -- The professional executive assistant (APS1-6) Provides a solid understanding of the APS, and develops organisational, interpersonal and technical skills. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. September 9: Course -- Introduction to the world of public policy (APS1-6) Explores what ''policy'' means, the demands placed on policy professionals and the values and skills expected of them. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. September 9-10: Executive workshop -- Evidence for policy and decision-making For staff who need to use or evaluate research evidence that informs policy and decision- making. Enquiries: Australia and New Zealand School of Government, 03 9285 9116. September 14: Course -- Understanding legislation For participants with no legal training. Introduction to a range of legal concepts that will help participants understand legislation. Enquiries: Australian Government Solicitor, 02 6253 7126. September 14: Course -- Tendering tips and tricks Covers the key issues that procurement personnel need to know when developing and issuing tender documents, and evaluating responses. Enquiries: Australian Government Solicitor, 02 6253 7126. September 15-17: Course -- Teams and leadership (APS5-6) Builds skills for playing a leadership role within teams, with peers and clients. Enquiries: Centre for Public Management, 02 6255 3988 or cpm.org.au September 16-17: Executive workshop -- Economics for public sector managers Explores the forces that drive market outcomes, how to evaluate the costs and benefits of public sector activity, and how the macroeconomic framework influences government decisions. Enquiries: Australia and New Zealand School of Government, 03 9285 9116. September 17: Senate Occasional Lecture: the design of Parliament House Melbourne University architecture lecturer Andrew Hutson discusses the competition to design Parliament House. Enquiries: Senate Procedure Office, 02 6277 3074. September 21: Course -- Managing legal risks and relationships Designed to benefit any public servant who uses legal services, whether in a litigation, commercial or advising context. Enquiries: Australian Government Solicitor, 02 6253 7126. September 22: ANZSOG seminar -- Regional population and employment changes The ANZSOG Institute hosts Murdoch University economics lecturer Dr Anne Garnett, who discusses regional population and employment changes during Australia's boom years. Enquiries: 02 6201 5607 or governanceinstitute.edu.au/engagement/research September 22: Course -- Getting to grips with the new FoI Act A detailed analysis of the new changes to FoI coming into play from November 1. Enquiries: Australian Government Solicitor, 02 6253 7126. September 22-24: Course -- Leading with strategic intelligence (APS6-EL2) Examines the concept of strategic intelligence, as well as problem definition, creative solution finding, communication and ''selling'' strategy, and successful implementation. Enquiries: Centre for Public Management, 02 6255 3988 or cpm.org.au September 23-24: Course -- Getting that contract right (APS5-6) Covers how to effectively manage outsourced government contracts in accordance with the APS accountability framework. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. September 24: Course -- Property markets: professional development workshop Minter Ellison Lawyers presents an intensive learning session with Peter McGuinness, who will discuss in depth how property market information is collected and used. Enquiries: 02 6248 6902 or firstname.lastname@example.org September 28: 2010 Leadership in Government Awards The Institute of Chartered Accountants hosts the 2010 Leadership in Government Awards, presented by Governor-General Quentin Bryce at Government House. Enquiries: charteredaccountants.com.au September 28: Course -- Assess your leadership capabilities (APS6-EL2) Examines how the Integrated Leadership System operates at senior levels and the language used to measure executive leadership; assesses how to improve your leadership skills. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. September 29: ANZSOG seminar -- Regulation and competition in natural gas The ANZSOG Institute hosts researcher Jose ´ Alberto Herna ´ ndez Ibarza ´bal, who discusses regulation and competition in the case of investment in Australian natural gas infrastructure. Enquiries: 02 6201 5607 or governanceinstitute.edu.au/engagement/research September 30-October 1: Course -- Planning and conducting a tender (APS5-EL2) Examines how to plan and conduct a tender, including when to use a tender, how to source and evaluate offers, and how to enter into a contract. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. October October 1: Course -- Harassment contact officer refresher (trained HCO) Updates harassment contact officers' skills and knowledge of relevant laws and their application in the workplace. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. October 5: Course -- Manager as leader Helps participants understand the mindsets and skills needed to effectively lead others. Enquiries: Right Management, 02 6200 3403, email@example.com or right.com.au October 5: Short course -- Leadership for change agents The Harvard Kennedy School's Paul Porteous helps executives improve their capacity to lead. Enquiries: 02 6201 2977 or governanceinstitute.edu.au/education/graduate October 6: Course -- Manager as performance coach A demonstration of the skills, tools and techniques to develop coaching capability. Enquiries: Right Management, 02 62003403 or Jacquie.firstname.lastname@example.org or www.right.com.au October 6: Course -- Preparing Senate estimates briefs (APS5-EL2) Examines how to prepare Senate estimates briefs to the guidelines and protocols required by ministers' offices. Enquiries: Public Service Commission, 02 6202 3522. The next Informant will be published on October 5, 2010. To list events in the Diary, email email@example.com or call 02 6280 2230 by September 28. Please include the word ''diary'' in the email subject field.
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