Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Don't forget to sign up for the events during Innovation month

Innovation month (for the public service and its partners) starts in less than two weeks!

This year it's gone national, with events in almost every capital city and some regional locations as well.

So if you're  interested in innovation, don't forget to sign up for some of the great events.

Full and current details are at the Public Sector Innovation blog, however here's the events that are on:

7 JulyInnovation Month LaunchDetails TBC
8 JulyInnovation Summit 2014: Pattern Breaking and beyond…
The Pattern Breaking and beyond Summit will be an interactive, informative and inspirational event allowing you to walk away with practical tools on how to nurture new ideas, whether they are simple or more sophisticated, within your organisation.


Open event
9am – 5:30pm
Scarborough House, Atlantic Street, Woden, Canberra
Tickets: $48
10 JulyPolicy Visualisation Network Discussions
The Policy Visualisation Network will be running a series of discussions in this half-day event based in Canberra with online participation available in various cities around the country. Speakers will be the Acting Australian Statistician of the ABS, Jonathan Palmer, Senior Researcher from the Department of Parliamentary Services Toby Bellwood, Director of the Capability & Standards Spatial Policy Branch at the Department of Communications, Tim Neal, Director – Coordination and Gov 2.0 at the Department of Finance, Pia Waugh, and Branch Head of the ABS Customer Services Branch Merry Branson.

9.30am to 12.00pm
Various locations. Canberra Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Hobart Darwin
10 JulyChange Governance and Alternative Models for the Public Sector
Changes and innovation in public sector management and governance affect all public service agencies and employees. This presentation will compare public sector management in Australia with other Anglophone countries. It will raise awareness of effective change mechanisms, and alternative models for the public service. Presented by John Halligan, Professor of Public Administration, Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.

For APS members
2 – 3pm (AEST)
Canberra

10 JulyForeign Ideas
Three staff get a platform to share an innovative idea or unique external experience in a TEDx-style event. Topics will encompass a range of foreign policy, trade, aid and development issues.

DFAT staff only
Canberra
10 JulyGoogle Glass a certain reality
The Department of Education will present a forum on wearable technologies. Alexander Hayes, from the University of Canberra and University of Wollongong – will look at the socio-ethical implications of wearable technology in education. Matthew Purcell (and students) of the Canberra Grammar School – will share their experiences of the application of Google Glass in school based learning and provide a demonstration.

Open event
10 – 11am
Department of Education, Canberra
11-13 JulyGovHack
An open data competition that runs across the country simultaneously. GovHack seeks to draw participation from anyone in the community that has an interest in unlocking the potential of data, innovation and entrepreneurism. You will have access to freshly released data to create apps, data visualisations, mashups, ideas, art – unleash your creativity! Join in, enjoy the free food and compete for kudos and the chance to win amazing prizes!

Open event
3pm 11 July – 6pm 13 July (AEST)
Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Gold Coast, Tasmania, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Mount Gambier
14 - 18 JulyiDHS Online Forum POWER Challenge
For one week, the iDHS Online Forum will host a Challenge asking staff to provide their ideas on how they should be recognised and rewarded for innovative ideas that lead to change in the department. The iDHS Team will host the challenge and will monitor the iDHS Online Forum throughout the week.

For DHS staff
Online
17 JulyIs Australia ready for the public service to be truly innovative?
Hear public sector leaders and commentators discuss whether Australia is ready for a truly innovative public service. Traditionally, the words, innovation and public sector, in close proximity in the same sentence have caused some nervousness. Is it the fear of failure through doing something different? And, sometimes, is it just too hard to justify and rationalise some fails as part of the overall innovative process. 


Open event
6:00pm to 7.30pm, Questacon Learning Centre, Deakin.

$77pp (inc GST) for IPAA ACT Members
$110pp (inc GST) for Non IPAA ACT members
17 JulyUncomfortable Ideas for the Public Service – ‘Failure: is it the dirty word that we can all learn from?
Two senior presenters will discuss failure and its role in innovation at the first of this lunchtime speaker series about the uncomfortable ideas that might be inhibiting innovation in the public service.

Open event
12pm
Canberra
Presented by the Department of Industry, supported by NICTA’s eGov Cluster.
18 JulyRisk and Innovation Canberra
This workshop, run by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, is for anyone serious about innovation and developing policy and programs that are more effective at creating social outcomes. The event will explore innovation and risk from a range of perspectives and will focus on how to reduce the risk of innovation and how to use innovation to reduce risk.

Open event
1 – 4pm
Canberra
19 JulyGovCampAU
This year Innovation Month will feature the first nationally ’networked’ GovCamp. Building on GovCamps from previous years, the events will be an ‘unconference’ style with participatory sessions and social knowledge sharing on a range of innovation themes. So far, Innovation GovCamp events have been confirmed in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with other cities to follow.

Open event
10am – 5:00pm
Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide (TBC)
21 JulyRisk and Innovation Melbourne This workshop, run by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, is for anyone serious about innovation and developing policy and programs that are more effective at creating social outcomes. The event will explore innovation and risk from a range of perspectives and will focus on how to reduce the risk of innovation and how to use innovation to reduce risk.
Open event
1 – 4pm
Melbourne
22 JulyIdea management systems: the devil’s in the details
This interactive workshop, featuring expert input from public servants with experience in developing and maintaining systems, will explore developing idea management systems and some of the challenges an organisation can face in implementing the popular innovation tool.

For APS members
2 – 4pm
Canberra
22 JulyFuture State 2030
Future State 2030 looks at the future of the public service as we know it. How will government position itself to handle megatrends including shifting demographics, the rise of the individual, economic interconnectedness, economic power shifts, climate change and urbanisation? Run in conjunction with KPMG. 

DFAT Building, Barton, Canberra.
22 JulyThe Great Innovation Debate; Innovation should make you feel uncomfortable For DHS staff
12:00 – 1:30pm
23 JulyLearning about Design
This one day workshop, led by the Design Capability team from the Department of Human Services, will cover the what and why of design, design principles, frameworks and tools, and using design in the workplace.

For APS members
9am – 4:30pm
Canberra
(Fully subscribed and a waitlist for tickets is in place)
23 JulyThe Art of Intrapreneurship: How to innovate like an entrepreneur
This short, 3.5hr hands-on workshop is for passionate and purpose-driven Government employees who wish to develop their entrepreneurial skills to create a more innovative & collaborative culture in their organisation. Facilitated by leading intrapreneurs in government, you will lead your own learning journey through a selection of the topics such as rapid prototyping and pitching, relational mapping, and piloting.
These topics have been drawn from a combination of disciplines across entrepreneurship, social sciences and design-thinking that is currently being used in Government organisations to help drive innovation.

Open event
9:00am – 12:30pm
Melbourne
23 JulyRisk and Innovation Adelaide
This workshop, run by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, is for anyone serious about innovation and developing policy and programs that are more effective at creating social outcomes. The event will explore innovation and risk from a range of perspectives and will focus on how to reduce the risk of innovation and how to use innovation to reduce risk.

Open event
1 – 4pm
Adelaide
24 JulyUncomfortable Ideas for the Public Service – ‘Leadership or Leadersunk: are new models of leadership needed for innovation in the public service?
Two senior presenters will discuss leadership in the modern APS and how it can support innovation in the public service at this second event in the lunchtime speaker series on uncomfortable ideas that might be inhibiting innovation in the public service.

Open event
12pm
Canberra
Presented by the Department of Industry, supported by NICTA’s eGov Cluster
24 JulyRisk and Innovation Sydney
This workshop, run by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, is for anyone serious about innovation and developing policy and programs that are more effective at creating social outcomes. The event will explore innovation and risk from a range of perspectives and will focus on how to reduce the risk of innovation and how to use innovation to reduce risk.

Open event
1 – 4pm
Sydney
25 JulyCreating a culture and environment for Innovation
Dr Jill Charker, CEO of ComSuper will talk about how ComSuper is taking the first steps to create a culture of innovation and will touch on how ideas don’t have to be big to have a real impact before introducing Paul Lowe, Head of the 2011 Australian Population Census program. Paul will talk about how the problem of increasing lack of participation in the Census was addressed through an innovative communications campaign.

For APS members
1:30 – 3pm
Belconnen
28 JulyLocal Innovations
Show us how you've solved challenges in your workplace! The iDHS Team will be launching a new, permanent page on the iDHS Online Forum that highlights innovative ideas that staff have implemented in their work areas.
Staff will be able to submit stories, photos, and other images detailing the problem they’ve solved and how. By highlighting staff creativity, the iDHS Team hopes to encourage innovating thinking as well as add to a growing culture that celebrates innovation and invention.

For DHS staff

24 JulyDoing more with less: Do networks work?
Communities of practice, working groups and networks can help organisations innovate by giving people a way to share knowledge and to collaborate on policy and program issues. A lively panel discussion will explore communities of practice, working groups and networks. How do they leverage the knowledge of members to develop policy? Do they impact program delivery? Are they always the answer for time-poor staff?

For DFAT staff only

30 JulyCross-agency collaboration – what’s the magic ingredient?
Collaboration is a key component of effective innovation. This workshop, jointly run with the Department of Education, will look at what makes for successful inter-agency collaboration.

For APS members
9:30am – 12:00pm
Canberra. From the Department of Industry and the Department of Education
30 JulyTransforming Public Consultation in the UK using Electronic Channels
Consultation with the public is core to government function and a critical part of service delivery and change; frequently these consultations are paper-based, labour intensive, and only elicit response from a particular demographic. This interactive webinar will cover how the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has transformed their consultation portal to broaden their consultee base, and how the Registers of Scotland is crowd-sourcing data from interested stakeholders via an innovative portal to perform their regulatory function.


Open event
1 - 1.45pm (AEST)
Online
31 JulyUncomfortable Ideas for the Public Service – ‘Create or Decline: Can you be an effective public servant if you’re not innovating?
 Two presenters will discuss whether a changing world means that it is becoming more risky to stick with the status quo, and whether for individual public servants innovation will be a core part of their role. This is the third event in the lunchtime speaker series on uncomfortable ideas that might be inhibiting innovation in the public service.

Open event
12pm
Canberra
Presented by the Department of Industry, supported by NICTA’s eGov Cluster
1 AugustInnovation 4 Public Purpose: A National Conversation(TBC)

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