As a young professional or new manager or leader, it can be challenging to establish your professional brand and build strong connections. IPAA Queensland provides opportunities for young professionals to set themselves apart, connect with peers and leaders across the sector, and keep informed on the latest thinking. Our events and resources support young professionals and new managers to become confident and capable leaders in their organisation.

What membership type is best for me?

Either the Digital Membership or Full Membership is recommended for Young Professionals.  Both levels offer a range of benefits and are priced to suit any budget.  As a full Member of IPAA Queensland 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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IPAA Queensland was pleased to host our second webinar in partnership with EY on 24 November 2021. Leading through uncertainty featured one of Australia’s preeminent leaders, Air Chief Marshall Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) in conversation with EY Partner, Catherine Friday.                              

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The 2021 IPAA National Conference – Riding the wave of service transformation – was proudly hosted by IPAA Queensland. Attended by over 500 public purpose workers (both in-person and virtual), the outstanding line-up of speakers examined the transformation of service in the digital age. We were pleased to present two members of the IPAA community

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Each year, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) bestows the Award of Fellow to a select group of individuals across Australia who have made an outstanding contribution to public service and to IPAA, a tradition dating back to 1983. Nominations for these National Fellows are made by each IPAA division from across the states

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Australia Post’s second Connect webinar held on 8 September explored some of Australia’s challenging digital and social inclusion issues and discussed how organisations can work together to close the gap. We’re pleased to share some excerpts here. Key points Digital and social inclusion gaps are preventing some Australians from accessing vital services. To close these

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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