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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The career pathway and insights from Graham Fraine: A summary of our recent Stewards on the Couch event.

On 14th June, level 41, 1 William Street opened its doors to around 80 attendees to take part in IPAA Queensland’s first Stewards on the Couch event for 2022.  Director-General for the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Dr Graham Fraine PSM, took to the couch with the esteemed Dr Anne Tiernan. What were

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Top insights from the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer:

According to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer findings, one key takeaway has been made clear: Australia’s trust bubble has officially burst. A key source of intelligence regarding the state of the global community’s trust in various institutions, from government to media, the Edelman Trust Barometer is seen as a pulse check on the current state

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Neuroscience of leading through turbulent times…and the power of the word ‘yet’…

Neuroscience of leading through turbulent times…and the power of the word ‘yet’… During IPAA Queensland’s 2022 Chief Executive Officer & Young Professionals Breakfast, Dr David Rock from the NeuroLeadership Institute took our attendees through three critical habits to help all public purpose workers successfully navigate turbulent times. With the past few years presenting a myriad

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Three Takeaways from Queensland’s Social Procurement Roundtable

Three Takeaways from Queensland’s Social Procurement Roundtable Last month, White Box Enterprises, in collaboration with the Institute for Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland, brought together a select group of leaders from the public and social enterprise sectors in Queensland to explore the latest developments in social procurement. The Roundtable, facilitated by Alex Hannant from Griffith

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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