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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If climate change impacts were distinct from the health and economic crises caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, that would be easier for Australia. But, both crises and their solutions are linked – this means Australia has a new choice to make. Deloitte Access Economics, 2020 Is it time to flip the debate on climate

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Creating Public Value – Reimagining Public Purpose Partnerships

At the 2021 BiiG Network Innovation Conference in February, IPAA Queensland’s breakout sessions examined the holy grail of public purpose work – creating public value. Day 2’s session focused on the HOW of public value, reimagining how to identify and achieve better policy solutions for clients and communities through the lens of cross-sector partnerships. The

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Privacy Awareness Week – Make privacy a priority

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held from 3-9 May 2021. IPAA Queensland asked Phil Green, Privacy Commissioner at the Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland, to share his thoughts and insights on the changing privacy landscape in the digital world. What is the significance of Privacy Awareness Week? PAW is an annual event celebrated

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Creating Public Value – The Global CoLab movement in action in Queensland

At the 2021 BiiG Network Innovation Conference in February, IPAA Queensland’s breakout session on day 1 focused on the WHAT of public value, reimagining value and better policy solutions for clients and communities. Michael Eales, Strategy Designer and Managing Director, Business Models Inc ANZ, kicked off the session with a keynote address – Reimagining trust

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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