MasterCraft Series: Working in Government - Systems Thinking
This Systems Thinking masterclass aims to expand the ability to analyse how systems interrelate and work over time so attendees can shape positive change.
The public sector is increasingly adopting innovative, collaborative governance arrangements with public sector, private sector and non-profit institutions to address social problems. In doing this, government agencies have evolved from being top-down hierarchical systems to be flatter, heavily networked and complex systems.
Because of this, an appreciation of complex systems and systems thinking has become essential for public sector managers.
This masterclass will:
- Explore the way the public sector has traditionally approached policy issues.
- Study how systems thinking can help challenge assumptions, mental models, decision making and ways of operating.
Kate Joyner is an experienced executive educator, management consultant and facilitator, equipping leaders and leadership groups for the challenges of the 21st century. Kate has held senior executive development positions in the university and government sectors for more than two decades. Kate is also the winner of several academic awards for her work in partnering and joint ventures and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and the US Academy of Management. Kate has particular expertise and academic interest in complex organisations, as well as smart collaboration between government, business and the non-profit sector.
For Working in Government month, the MasterCraft Series also features:
The APS Academy have launched this MasterCraft series delivered by experts in their fields. The Working in Government component of the MasterCraft series is presented in collaboration with our PSMP delivery partner, the Queensland University of Technology.
Craft: Working in Government
User level: Practitioner
Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: Delivered via Zoom
Audience: APS 5 – SES Band 1 practitioners who are leading teams to develop and deliver great policies, projects or services in an increasingly complex and interconnected environment.
Speakers: Kate Joyner
Capacity: 40 per session