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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Modern Day Leadership – According to ChatGPT

  With nearly 6 months of learning under its belt, the team at IPAA Queensland had a go at using ChatGPT. An artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022, it was built using a family of large language models and has been fine tuned using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.

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2023 International Women’s Day – Insights beyond the Couch

Chatting with IPAA Queensland’s President and Vice President   IPAA Queensland hosted our inaugural IWD Stewards on the Couch on 8 March 2023. This event saw three impressive and innovative public stewards take the couch for a candid and thought-provoking discussion about leadership, career journeys, challenges, overcoming barriers, catalysing change, and leading with courage and

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Introducing our new Council Member – Dr Graham Fraine

“I believe that now, as much as I ever have, there is no better place to work to make both large scale change for our communities, and at the same time make the small changes that matter for individuals – how lucky are we that we can do both at the same time!” – Graham

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Introducing our new Council leadership

2023 brings not only a fresh year for IPAA Queensland, with several events and updates on the horizon, but also rejuvenation of our Council leadership. Following the announcement from our former President, Ian Stewart AO late last year that he was stepping down to support renewal of leadership following his successful three year term, we

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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