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EP#75: Revisiting ‘What are we doing about bullying and harassment?’
39:23The vast majority of public servants behave respectfully and civilly to their colleagues, but employee surveys of public servants across the country repeatedly show that bullying and harassment are still significant issues. There is strong evidence that it weakens institutions, undermines productivity and innovation, and poisons workplace culture.In this special re-run episode, we revisit an important conversation that we brought to our listeners as part of the ‘National Perspective’ series. The conversation explores what workplace bullying and harassment look like and how to ensure safe and respectful workplaces in the public sector.We were joined by Adam Fennessy PSM, Head of ANZSOG (The Australia and New Zealand School of Government), Professor Renée Leon PSM FIPAA, Vice-Chancellor and President at Charles Sturt University and President of IPAA National, and Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Secretary of APS Reform.Discussed in this episode:What makes a healthy workplace culture.The current state of bullying and harassment in the APS.Varied approaches to tackling workplace bullying.The impact this has on the APS. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#74: Revisiting ‘Workforce Transformation’
50:28Change is now the new normal, whether it is in response to an external shock, or internally generated to capitalise on an emerging strategic opportunity. With change, comes a need for workforce transformation.In this special re-run episode, we revisit the conversation we brought to our listeners in August 2022. The conversation explores the topic of workforce transformation and the skills that leaders need to make it stick.We were joined by Adam Canwell, Oceania Workforce Advisory Leader at EY Australia, Dr Andrew White, a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and Harinder Sidhu, the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.Discussed in this episode:Findings of recent studies in workforce transformation.Factors that are necessary for a successful workforce transformation.Workforce transformation in the Australian public service. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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EP#73: Revisiting 'What makes a great First Nations public servant?’
52:25The public service offers opportunity to contribute to positive outcomes for Australian communities and to pursue rewarding careers. It also comes with challenges, obstacles, ethical dilemmas, and racism for some of our First Nations public servants.In this special re-run of one of our most popular episodes of 2022, we revisit the conversation we brought to our listeners in NAIDOC Week. The conversation explores the push and pull factors for First Nations people in the Australian Public Service.We were joined by Professor Tom Calma AO FFA, Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Kate Thomann, the Executive Director, Research and Education, AIATSIS, and Geoff Richardson PSM, First Nations Development Consultant. They shared insights from decades of service in the APS.Discussed in this episode:Push and pull factors for First Nations people in the APS.Benefits of public sector careers.Dealing with the stigma of working in the APS within Indigenous communities.Addressing racism. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#72: Revisiting ‘Australia’s place in the Asia-Pacific’
36:50In this special re-run of one of our most popular episodes of 2022, we feature the late Brendan Sargeant, who was the Professor of Practice in Defence and Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), former Associate Secretary of Defence, and long-time supporter and Deputy President of IPAA ACT. Professor Sargeant sadly passed away shortly after the recording of this episode, leaving a legacy of invaluable contributions to ANU, the Australian Public Service, the Australian Defence Force, the wider Canberra community and the nation. Brendan was joined by Katherine Mansted, Director of Cyber Intelligence and Public Policy at CyberCX and Senior Fellow at the ANU National Security College.Discussed in this episode:A rapidly changing Asia-Pacific region and its impact on Australia.Articulating difficult conversations to develop a robust sense of defence in a complex time.The impact of climate change on the strategic order.The APS response. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#71: An Ambitious and Enduring APS Reform Plan
34:53There has been a significant decline internationally in trust in democracies. Winning back people’s trust is a key challenge facing the Australian Government and its institutions. In the APS Reform agenda, the Australian Government aims to restore the trust of its people through four key priorities.In this episode, we listen to the Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Katy Gallagher, reflect on the APS Reform agenda at the recent 2022 IPAA National Conference. Her address discusses the priorities in detail, and how the Australian Government will work towards achieving them.Discussed in this episode:Priority 1: An APS that embodies integrity in everything it does, Priority 2: An APS that puts people and business at the centre of policy and services, Priority 3: An APS that is a model employer, and Priority 4: An APS that has the capability to do its job well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#70: Rising to the Road Ahead
46:44A well-functioning public service relies on good leaders with the right skills and attributes. The recently published Charter of Leadership Behaviours outlines the types of positive behaviours that APS leaders should exhibit. So, what does great APS leadership look like? How can we nurture it and how does it help us deliver great outcomes? In this episode, Professor Glyn Davis AC, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, delivers a keynote address about great APS leadership. It was followed by a conversation with David Fredericks PSM, Secretary of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Natalie James, Secretary of the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, and Peter Woolcott AO, the Australian Public Service Commissioner. Discussed in this episode:Leadership behaviours that have helped the APS rise to the challenges of recent years. Navigating leadership challenges in future APS reform.How to bring adaptive systems leadership to life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#69: EA as a Leader
49:52Being an Executive Assistant can be a challenging role which requires thorough understanding of leadership. However, every EA experiences success through different leadership styles. So, what are some experiences, expertise, and lessons that EAs can learn over their careers? In this episode, we are joined by Stephanie Ebert, EA to the CEO at Services Australia, Michelle Oliver, EA to David Fredericks PSM, Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and Sarah Kalleske, EA to the Head of Service and Director-General at ACT Public Service. The discussion revolved around emerging issues and challenges that EAs face. The discussion was facilitated by Holly Noble, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance at the Department of Finance. Discussed in this episode:What it is like to be an Executive Assistant.Creating impact through adaptive and situational leadership.How EAs can meet the increasing expectations and challenges they face. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#68: Realising the Potential of Data in Government
39:02The digital revolution has offered new ways to obtain data, without the need of putting a new survey in the field. New data sources have now become available, including job and wage data and household consumption. With the passing of the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022 in March, we can anticipate an increased use of data to help deliver services, inform policies, and support research in the Australian government. In this episode, Dr David Gruen AO, Australian Statistician at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, explores the critical role of data in responding to the pandemic and the future collaboration in deriving public value from data. His address was followed by a conversation with Cheryl-anne Moy, Deputy Secretary of Immigration and Settlement Services at the Department of Home Affairs, and IPAA ACT Deputy President. Discussed in this episode:New data sources that have become available and how they are being used to generate new statistics.The growth in integrated data assets across various dimensions.The opportunities presented by the passage of the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#67: A Great Exhaustion or A Great Inspiration?
51:47The pandemic has significantly changed the public and private sector workforce, with a rapid shift towards flexible and dispersed work. We now face challenges such as changing expectations of government and the community, talent shortages and the evolving employee value proposition. In this new normal, organisations have had to reposition their infrastructure and rethink the role of leadership and culture. In this episode, we are joined by Belinda Casson, Acting Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Michael Nelson, General Manager at Services Australia, and Rachael Jackson, Chief Operating Officer at the National Indigenous Australians Agency. Listen as they discuss the implications of our new normal, including insights into what employees are now wanting. This episode has been adapted from a recent IPAA webinar on 31 August 2022, which was held in partnership with Hays Recruitment. The webinar was hosted by Clara Fallon, Associate Regional Director, ACT at Hays.Discussed in this episode:Digitalisation of work to adapt to the new normalAligning organisation values to changing expectationsAddressing the evolving employee value proposition in the public service Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EP#66: Workforce Transformation
52:30Change has become the new normal, whether it is in response to an external shock, or internally generated to capitalise on an emerging strategic opportunity. With change, comes a need for workforce transformation. Given the risks and opportunities that leaders face today, what skills do leaders need in order to successfully lead workforce transformation?In this episode, we are joined by Adam Canwell, the Australian Lead of People Advisory Services Partner: Victoria at EY, Dr Andrew White, a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and Harinder Sidhu, the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Listen as they discuss recent research on the skills needed to lead workforce transformation, and its relevance to the Australian public service.Discussed in this episode:· Findings of recent studies in workforce transformation.· Factors that are necessary for a successful workforce transformation.· Workforce transformation in the Australian public service. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.