Special Events

We offer a range of forums and seminars throughout the year. Our seminars are topical,  relevant and continually evolving.  The success of some of these events have meant we can deliver them annually.

IPAA WA President's Address

Generally held in February each year, this address is delivered by a senior state government minister. It provides an opportunity for the public service, whose professional responsibility is to serve that government, to gain firsthand understanding of the policy environment for the year ahead, and enhance their strategic planning for the year ahead.

Budget Briefing

This annual event provides an early opportunity for public servants to learn how the WA State Budget will influence their planning and programs for the coming year. 

Reid Oration

The Reid Oration was established in 1991 to honour Professor Gordon Reid’s contribution to public life. A special guest presentation encourages public interest and research into public policy and contemporary thinking of our times; not dissimilar to the work of Professor Gordon Reid.  

Women in Public Sector Leadership Conference

An exploration of the factors that continue to impact on women’s under-representation in leadership roles including; business drivers, cultural dilemmas, work/life interactions and workplace dynamics. 

Public Sector Young Professionals’ Conference

This conference provides a forum for in-depth discussion of the critical issues affecting career prospects for the public sector’s young professionals.