January to June


Reflecting the current issues facing the NSW public sector, our 2021 program of events and courses has been designed for public sector professionals to develop the skills needed to thrive in 2021. We develop our program in consultation with key stakeholders, with the aim of upskilling public servants and building a world class public sector to enrich society.

As well as being relevant and timely, our events and courses bring together ideas from the whole of the NSW public sector. Many public sector workplaces offer training focused on individual workplaces. At IPAA we run events and courses that have a wider focus - we discuss the big issues facing the sector and help you understand what is happening across the sector. We also broaden your horizons and your networks by engaging with those outside the public sector. We thank our event partners, Deloitte and Bendelta, and the many facilitators who continue to work with us to bring engaging and relevant content to our program.

Members of IPAA NSW receive discounted rates for our events and courses. Affiliate membership is free of charge for all NSW public sector employees and professional membership is only $250 per annum. If you are not already a member, please visit our membership page to join online. Our 2021 Program for January to June is available to download  or you can view details of each event or course at the links below.

PLEASE NOTE: In planning our events and courses, we continuously monitor the public health orders issued by the NSW Department of Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this program may be subject to change.

FEBRUARY 2021
3 FEB Deputy Secretary Deep Dive: Innovation through Collaboration Face-to-face event Invitation only
8 FEB Mental Health First Aid Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
11 FEB Secretary Valedictory with Rodd Staples Virtual event Further information and registration
17 FEB Writing Briefs Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
17 FEB Deputy Secretary Deep Dive: National Cabinet Face-to-face event Invitation only
22 FEB Diploma of Procurement and Contracting Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
23 FEB Policy Development: The Basics Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
25 FEB Writing Fundamentals for the Public Sector Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
25 FEB Customer Journey Mapping Masterclass Virtual event Further information and registration

MARCH 2021
4 MAR Taking Minutes that Count Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
9 MAR Advanced Policy Development Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
11 MAR Executive Director Breakfast: Diversity and Inclusion Face-to-face event Invitation only
16 MAR Diploma of Project Management Zoom interactive workshop * DATE TBC *
17 MAR CEO & YP Breakfast Face-to-face event Further information and registration
18 MAR Secretary Series 2 Virtual event Further information and registration
22 MAR Project Management Fundamentals Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
25 MAR Reinventing Work Masterclass Virtual event Further information and registration
26 MAR Executive Director Breakfast: Innovation through Collaboration Face-to-face event Invitation only

APRIL 2021
19 APR Daily Briefing: Secretary and Minister Virtual event Further information and registration
20 APR Applied Project Management Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
20 APR Innovation through Collaboration Masterclass Virtual event Further information and registration
23 APR Writing Ministerial Correspondence Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
27 APR Conflict Management Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
29 APR Effective Program Evaluation Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
30 APR Secretary Series 3 Virtual event Further information and registration

MAY 2021
3 MAY Finance for Non-Finance Professionals Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
5 MAY Diversity and Inclusion Masterclass Virtual event * SAVE THE DATE *
6 MAY Present with Confidence Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
12 MAY How Modern Government Works Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
12 MAY Secretary Series 4 Virtual event * SAVE THE DATE *
13 MAY Facilitation Skills Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
18 MAY Executive Director Breakfast: Reinventing Work Face-to-face event Invitation only
26 MAY Probity in Practice Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration

JUNE 2021
2 JUN Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting Zoom interactive workshop Further information and registration
8 JUN Secretary Series 5 Virtual event * SAVE THE DATE *
10 JUN Deputy Secretary Deep Dive: Reinventing Work Face-to-face event Invitation only
24 JUN Budget Briefing Breakfast Virtual event * SAVE THE DATE *

If you require any further information or would like to go on our mailing list to receive further information regarding our events and courses, please phone us on 02 8066 1900 or email info@nsw.ipaa.org.au.