IPAA Queensland offers professional development and networking opportunities for managers and executives involved or engaged in public purpose work across Queensland. Through our strong relationships with local, state and federal government, academics and leaders from industry and community organisations, IPAA is uniquely positioned to provide you with professional development, resources and networking opportunities to support you on your leadership journey.

What membership type is best for me?

We recommend Full Membership for Managers and Executives.  Being a full member offers a range of benefits.  You will receive discounted tickets to events and access to the latest thought leadership on public purpose topics.  Find out more here.

EVEnts and resources

For ease, we have sourced and compiled a range of events and resources most relevant to you. Please take your time to browse our recent blog and thought leadership pieces and register for any upcoming events that spark your interest. If there’s anything you’d like to see here, please get in touch with us as we are regularly creating new content and evolving our events program.


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Celebrating Ancient Cultures – DNRME and IPAA Webinar

During NAIDOC Week 2020, IPAA Queensland was pleased to partner again with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy for their Speaker Series on 13 November. This year’s NAIDOC WEEK theme – Always Was, Always Will Be – recognises that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000

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Democratic Governance

Around the world liberal democracies and their political institutions are being tested. In 2016 the political landscape was marked by turbulence, anxiety, and transition. Britons voted to leave the European Union, Australians went to a double dissolution federal election and perhaps the biggest surprise, America elected Donald Trump as President. In 2020, not much has

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Each year, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) bestows the Award of Fellow to a select group of individuals across Australia who have made an outstanding contribution to public service and to IPAA, a tradition dating back to 1983. Nominations for these National Fellows are made by each IPAA division from across the states

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The economic challenges of COVID-19 are deep and broad and include negative changes in many important social indicators (e.g. mental health, domestic and family violence). Yet it’s not all bad news as we’ve also observed greater social connectedness and community spirit along with exciting innovations in technology. How well prepared are we to curb the

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What are members saying?

A lot of people join Government because they want to make a difference to the community and IPAA can help in improving that difference we make.

Heidi Bushnell, Professional
Queensland Government

The experiences are amazing, and the relationships and the people you meet are incredible.

Dave Stewart, Executive
Queensland Government

IPAA provides a fantastic meeting place.  There aren’t many forums where you can bring together a really diverse group of stakeholders and talk about really topical issues.  IPAA does this really well.

Michael Hiller, Queensland Chairman

It is great to see IPAA thriving, bringing in so many people, the calibre of the people you meet is priceless.  I recommend everyone get involved and join in.

Fahim Khondaker, Professional

The forums, exceptional presentations –  it is learning in a relaxed way that you don’t see in other institutions.  I am very glad that IPAA is back in Queensland.

Katarina Carroll, Commissioner