26 - 27 June, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Interactive Workshops: Tuesday & Wednesday, 26 & 27 June 2018

Workshops A: Tuesday, 26June 2018

7:00 am - 9:15 am Gearing Your Organisation to Respond Strategically to Machinery of Government Changes - Understanding your Responsibilities and Expectations to Governance

Lisa Coletta, Director, Strategy Performance and Governance,Local Land Services NSW
With no national guideline for Corporate Governance, each organisation must create a governance framework based on guidelines, standards and Acts within their jurisdiction. However, in the past couple of years, the public sector is seeing a growing number of reviews and amendments to existing laws, which will therefore impact current guidelines developed by organisations. Examples include the independent review of the PGPA Act 2013 and the development of the new Local Government Act in Victoria after 25 years since its roll out. Both reviews have left organisations anticipating what this may mean for future requirements internally with management and staff, and externally with the public. This workshop has therefore been designed to help you gear your organisation to be more responsive and proactive in aligning your processes accordingly to government changes.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee while you learn about:

  • Reflecting on your current frameworks and what you want to achieve – Identifying the elements, principles and changes that will be of most benefit to your organisation’s goals
  • Flexibility versus autonomous and outcome focused objectives – How guidance can bring about a sense of both flexibility and autonomy with adopting your frameworks for the future
  • Overcoming the barriers of capacity and resources – Developing the right teams and committees to get involved with implementing and preparing for changes
  • Exploring practical applications of Acts and changes to existing frameworks in areas such as IT, Risk and Workforce Standards


Lisa Coletta

Director, Strategy Performance and Governance
Local Land Services NSW

Workshops B: Wednesday, 27June 2018

7:00 am - 9:15 am Culture and Governance – Leveraging Transformations to Managing Integrity, Transparency and Accountability to Optimise Organisational Performance

Andrew Lee, Director, Strategic Policy & Governance,Department of Transport, WA
With constant restructures and the changing public sector operating environment, it’s important to create a culture that responds to new procedures to work effectively and maintain a high level of good governance. Integrity, transparency and accountability are emerging areas that organisations are looking to improve as a mechanism for dealing with reducing public trust and confidence in their organisation. Yet what do each of these principles mean for your people, your organisation and your performance to maintain excellence in governance? With people sometimes seen as a risk or challenge with governance, this workshop will therefore be tailored to discuss strategies for managing your culture and secure good governance.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee while you learn about:

  • Analysing the importance of culture and performance and utilising this to determine what is regarded as best practice in governance across all jurisdictions
  • Measuring maturity and evaluating where your organisation sits with meeting standards and values for risk, auditing, compliance and other operations to identify areas for improvement
  • Managing integrity, transparency and accountability when government structures change – How to ensure consistency with knowledge management and information sharing as a means to grow each individual
  • Responding to public expectations – The role of staff in recognising their job roles and performance management as a way to be transparent with internal operations to the public


Andrew Lee

Director, Strategic Policy & Governance
Department of Transport, WA