Implementing and Embedding aps Management Reform

Crawford School of Public Policy

How long?

  • 1 day
  • in person

What are the topics?

Crawford School of Public Policy

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Who should attend

  • This is a course intended for general administrative/executive level staff of any agency, including APS levels of ASO 6 and Executive Levels 1 and 2 (or equivalent).
  • Participants are both the current worker levels of the APS and also its future managers and leaders in the Senior Executive Service.

About the course

The Australian Public Service is undergoing reform to strengthen its focus on implementation and effectiveness in serving the Government, the Parliament and the Australian public. APS staff have a variety of roles in achieving these objectives and need complementary skills to implement reform so that it becomes embedded. This course examines the long-term objective of embedding reform so that its management priorities do not need to be repeated in the future.

Participants will develop an understanding of the elements of management reform, plus the different contributors to implementing reform, maintaining its momentum and the extended timing required to change APS practice. Participants will learn the differences between a project and a program in implementing and embedding change in the APS. They will also learn how to contribute to designing that implementation so that the changes can be evaluated later and the outcomes established.

CRAWFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY | EXECUTIVE COURSE POLICY ESSENTIALS

The Australian Public Service is undergoing reform to strengthen its focus on implementation and effectiveness in serving the Government, the Parliament and the Australian public. APS staff have a variety of roles in achieving these objectives and need complementary skills to implement reform so that it becomes embedded. This course examines the long-term objective of embedding reform so that its management priorities do not need to be repeated in the future.

Participants will develop an understanding of the elements of management reform, plus the different contributors to implementing reform, maintaining its momentum and the extended timing required to change APS practice. Participants will learn the differences between a project and a program in implementing and embedding change in the APS. They will also learn how to contribute to designing that implementation so that the changes can be evaluated later and the outcomes established.

The course discusses meanings of projects and programs, management reform, implementation within and across the APS, what reform change can mean and who undertakes those changes. A focus is on the extended time to achieve outcomes from reform changes. A critical distinction is made between reform changes being considered implemented in the short-term and the long-term embedding required to achieve permanent reform. The course draws upon recent research into the APS management reform cycle.

Course structure:

  • Participants will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and share experiences of past reforms;
  • Discussion of the purposes of the APS and their professional places in it;
  • Perceptions of meanings of projects, programs, reform, APS origins, implementation processes, who undertakes the changes and where these might occur, how long they last, evidence of effectiveness;
  • Context of Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and interactions with next steps of Thodey Review;
  • The practice of evaluation;
  • Discussing the jigsaw of effective reform implementation.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding of APS management reforms, with specific appreciation of:

  • Implementation practices;
  • Contributions by staff;
  • Impacts of management reforms;
  • Methods of establishing long-term effectiveness;
  • Meanings of embeddedness.

Experts

Peter Graves

Peter Graves had an extensive APS career with over thirty years experience at the executive levels in the Departments of Customs, Industry and Health, which were combined with policy contributions at the Finance Department and Public Service Commission. His background has included developing a ri...

Implementing and Embedding aps Management Reform at Crawford School of Public Policy

From  1495 AUD$1,064

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.