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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Professor Deborah Blackman on the impact of systems, finding a shared purpose and building a culture that sticks.

In the lead up to our upcoming Stewards on the Couch event with David Mackie, IPAA Queensland Director, Andrew Wills, sat down with Professor Deborah Blackman who will take to the couch to facilitate an insightful conversation with Queensland’s Public Sector Commissioner about leadership, public service, reform and the highs and lows of his own professional career

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Shifting in, shifting out, and having a growth mindset. The latest insights from our partner, Luminary.

IPAA Queensland is delighted to announce that Luminary have extended their support for IPAA Queensland as a major partner and Stewards on the Couch series partner. We have no doubt that if you have attended one of our Stewards on the Couch events over the past little while, you may have met some of the

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Australian Policy Handbook Launch – Key Highlights

On the 5th September 2023, IPAA Queensland with the support of the Queensland Public Sector Commission and University of Queensland’s School of Political and International Studies hosted the launch of the 7th Edition of the Australian Policy Handbook at Brisbane’s iconic Customs House. The Australian Policy Handbook makes an important contribution towards achieving better public

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What does the World Economic Forum have to say about the Future of Jobs?

There is no denying that the nature, current state, and indeed future state of work is evolving. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, private and public organisations were taking steps to employ best practices in providing flexibility, mobility, and access to capability development that sought to progress their endeavours; and the availability of data and

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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