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Past Events

The most recent AGLN-Q Connections Event was on Thursday 12 March 2015

Executive Networking Event: Managing Change

5pm to 6pm

For: APS Executives in the Brisbane region

Venue: Bridge Bar at Friday's, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River.

Cost: Free

Do you know what changes are occurring in other departments and agencies? How is change being managed and implemented? Do you have experience you can share with others? This informal event enabled those attending to create and strengthen their networks with other APS executives.

While expanding their connections and learning from others, those attending had an enjoyable evening.

(Photos to follow)

Tuesday 28 October 2014

AGLN-Q Connections Event - Briefing on the weather outlook for the upcoming summer by BOM.


Our colleagues from the Bureau of Meteorology provided us a briefing on the weather outlook for the upcoming summer. What is a common topic of conversation and affects us all? Yes, it is the weather. All of us have an interest in the weather.

We cannot escape from it. It affects our daily plans, and for some, their livelihoods. In Queensland, it is common for extreme weather events to cause major economic and social disruption causing government and the public service to respond. The weather generates international and scientific debates, and can even affect a person's mental health. Our colleagues at the Bureau of Meteorology are the experts in predicting and recording the weather.

They have kindly offered to give a briefing to APS agencies and their staff on what we can expect from the weather this summer. The outlook will cover severe storms, tropical cyclones, floods, heatwaves and bushfires and you will also learn about the latest tips and tricks to get the most out of the Bureau's web site.

AGLN Queensland Connections events are free for AGLN-Q members to attend.


Executive Breakfast - Managing expectations during change

Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Thursday 9 October 2014


Ms Vickii Cotter

Ms Vickii Cotter, owner of the Noosa Jazz Festival, discussed how she has managed expectations during change from her experiences as a musician, lawyer, lecturer, festival owner and as a member of the Sunshine Coast Events Board. Prior to owning the Noosa Jazz Festival, Ms Cotter worked for The Sydney Vivid Festival, The Gympie Muster and the Byron Bay Blues Fest. Ms Cotter is also a music business lecturer at the University of Queensland and Director at events company Visable.


AGLN-Q Events Sub-committee

Some of the people who made this event possible - AGLN-Q Events Sub-Committee.


Peter Anderson entertaining some of our guests at the Executive Breakfast

Some of our members and guests enjoying the Exectuive Breakfast event.


2014 AGLN conference

Brisbane, 31 July 2014-Stamford Plaza

Speakers included:

  • Mr Stephen Sedgwick AO
    FIPAA Australian Public Service Commissioner
  • Mr Dennis Richardson Secretary,
    Department of Defence
  • Mr Ian McPhee
    PSM Auditor General
  • Mr Colin Neave AM
    Commonwealth Ombudsman
  • Ms Bernadette Welch
    Head of Operations, G20 Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


2014 AGLN-Q EXCELLENCE AWARDS
18 June 2014


The awards were presented at The Morgan Room, Christie's Convention Centre, 320 Adelaide Street, Brisbane on Wednesday 18 June 2014 with a two course buffet style luncheon. The celebration and presentation of the 2014 AGLN-Q Excellence Awards showcased the projects, work and initiatives of this year's award recipients.


Associate Professor Dimity Dornan, AO also provided a keynote address. Dimity has been recognised by The University of Queensland Alumnus of 2011, Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Qld (2011), Queensland Greats Award (2013) and Officer of the Order of Australia (2014) for delivering Excellence in her chosen field of Speech Pathology. Her work in this field is acknowledged as having positively impacted the lives of many children and adults.


Photograph of Associate Professor Dimity Dornan AO

Associate Professor Dimity Dornan, AO providing her inspirational keynote speech


Dimity Dornan AO is a Speech Pathologist and the Founder and Executive Director of Hear and Say, which enables deaf children to listen and speak. Hear and Say provides services for over 600 children and families, and is involved in research and also global professional training through Hear and Say WorldWide.


Dimity has also initiated a number of groups including the Queensland Hearing Nexus (a Queensland-based hearing research group); and Human-Bionics Interface Frontiers, linking professionals in the Medical Bionics field.


Dimity Dornan presenting Award for Outstanding Team Leadership Excellence to Craig from ABS
Urban Engagement with ATSI Communities in Qld

Outstanding Team Leadership Excellence to Craig from ABS

Urban Engagement with ATSI Communities in Qld


 Outstanding Customer Service to DHS Digital Streaming Approach

Excellence Award for Outstanding Customer Service to

DHS Digital Streaming Approach Trial implementation teams


Dimity Dornan presenting Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual to Gail Hopley from ATO

Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual to Gail Hopley from ATO



Dornan presenting Excellence Award for Outstanding Partnership and Collaboration to ATO Outsource Contact Centres New Performance Framework Team

Excellence Award for Outstanding Partnership and Collaboration to

ATO Outsource Contact Centres New Performance Framework Team


Awards team - Tanya Hornick (ABS), Jenny Cotton (DHS) and Kaylene Egan (ATO)  Events Sub-Committee

Awards team - Tanya Hornick (ABS), Jenny Cotton (DHS) and Kaylene Egan (ATO)

Events Sub-Committee


Bay Islands Mobile Servicing team - finalsits

Bay Islands Mobile Servicing team - Jenny Cotton presenting finalist certificate


DHS Digital Streaming Approach Trial implementation teams

Winning Outstanding Customer Service team

DHS Digital Streaming Approach Trial implementation teams


DSA Finalists from DHS

DSA Finalists from DHS


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Individual performance finalist - ATO


Ellen Ferris

Individual performance finalist Ellen Ferris


Jenny Cotton (DHS)

Jenny Cotton - Host and Chair Events Sub-Committee

Leadership Breakfast - Positive Leadership

30 May 2014

Presenter: Stephen Vesperman
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Brisbane


Mr Steve Vesperman, Deputy Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office, discussed how he harnessed people's potential and cooperation within teams and organisations to engage staff through large-scale change. He shared his capacities and journey as a leader in leading the implementation of a number of key projects, including the delivery of more than $8.7 billion in payments to taxpayers under the household tax bonus program.

AGLN - Q Connections Event - Update on APS Human Resources matters

30 April 2014

Location: Room 8.02 on Level 8 / 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

Owen Livermore, Group Manager Employment Policy and Participation Group, Australian Public Service Commission, would like to update the AGLN-Q network on APS Human Resource matters.

Discussion:

  • General update - interim recruitment arrangements, 2014 enterprise agreement bargaining, and roll out of non-SES APS work level standards
  • Executive staffing update - review of the SES cap
  • AGLN-Q Conference update

AGLN-Q Connections events are designed to be friendly and informal occasions for local SES and EL level Managers to discuss issues of common concern.

AGLN - Q Breakfast Event - Leading transformational change

4 April 2014

Location: Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane


The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is currently undergoing a significant process of reform and modernisation. At this event, Dr Ben Evans, Regional Commander Queensland, shared insights from his journey as a leader in establishing an entirely new operating model of a Regional Command in Queensland, impacting more than 750 staff and covering a major seaport, three international airports and other remote locations, including the Torres Strait.


Deploying RHIB Australian Customs and Border Protection Service officers on jetty Community consultation in remote area

Photographs copyright - Department of Immigration and Border Protection -
These photographs may not be used without the written permission of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

G20 Information Session

The WORLD comes to Brisbane

G20 Information Session

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Speakers
Pete Docwra, CSM
Assistant Secretary (Security, Accreditation, Airports and ICT)
G20 Taskforce
Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet
&
A/C Katarina Carroll
Queensland Police Service


This year Brisbane will host the ninth meeting of the G20 Leaders Summit from 15 and 16 November. It will be the most significant meeting of world leaders that Australia has hosted with as many as 4,000 delegates and 3,000 media representatives expected to attend. The presentation provided essential information on how the event will affect Brisbane and how the G20 Taskforce will integrate with local authorities such as the Queensland Police Service, who will be providing on-the-ground security support.


Women in Leadership Breakfast


Friday, 6 September 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (EST)
Brisbane, QLD

Event Details

Motivating staff to achieve their best

Sandra Ursino OAM

Director, Radio Lollipop Australia

Guest Speaker

In addition to her role as HR manager at a leading accounting firm, Sandra Ursino OAM serves as Director of Radio Lollipop Australia, a charity that provides care, comfort, play and entertainment to sick children in hospitals. Sandra was recently awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her volunteer work. In her role as Director, Sandra has overseen growth in the morale and number of volunteers, from 20 to almost 90. Sandra shared her firsthand experience on how to manage staff and motivate them to achieve their best.


Tattersalls Club

215 Queen Street, Brisbane

Details of earlier past events are available upon request.