Connecting with IPAA Queensland is perfect for professionals in the midst of their career seeking to broaden their horizons, enhance their skills, and open up new professional opportunities. Through our strong relationships with local, state and federal government, academics and leaders from industry and community organisations, IPAA is uniquely positioned to connect you with the relevant information, people, and opportunities you need during this stage of your career journey.

What membership type is best for me?

We recommend Full Membership for Professionals.  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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Bringing your community up to speed on reconciliation

  At IPAA Queensland’s Chief Executives and Young Professionals Breakfast event in early 2020, an attendee posed an interesting question to the panel –  “I love my mum. She was born in Adelaide, educated to grade 10 a long time ago and then now educated by the TV. I need to bring her up to

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Leadership during disruption: an excerpt from KPMG

Last month, IPAA Queensland’s valued partner KPMG released a very timely and relevant report, Leading for high performance in disruption: A toolkit for leaders in the context of COVID-19. Here we provide some excerpts from the report to inform and challenge your thinking about leadership in disruptive and uncertain times. We’re all prone to falling

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Five ways to cultivate leaders in your team

Whilst there are several ways public servants can enter leadership roles across agencies, there is also a growing focus across the public service to develop and nurture leadership talent from within. Though developing, valuing and supporting public servants at all levels is behaviour to get behind, there are several ways that agency culture can determine

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Agile in Action – Embedding the SAFe® Framework at the Department of Human Services

Embedding an agile way of working, such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), within an organisation is no easy feat. It generally involves completely reshaping how a business operates, evolving team members’ roles and responsibilities, developing social contracts and setting non-negotiables for behaviours? – and all these elements require the buy in and involvement of

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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