Transformative workforce management and capability development

Conference | 5th - 6th September             View Full Program Here

Workshop | 4th September                       View Full Workshop Here



Event Overview

The Australian Public-Sector Commission has been commissioned to develop a a whole-of-government workforce strategy to drive modern workforce practices, inform future capability requirements and help prepare public sector employees for the future. 
The 3rd annual Public-Sector Workforce Planning and Organisational Capability conference is a very timely event to examine how to prepare for and plan the future of the workforce as well as how to lead your organisation through changes in the workplace. 
The event is bringing together key personnel from federal and state government entities. Covering an extensive range of themes, this conference provides a valuable opportunity for participants to learn about the policies, procedures and management capabilities required to optimise workforce development and meet current and future demands.

Workshop Overview

Canberra | Tuesday 4th September 9.00am – 5.00pm 
This full day workshop will look at using people data and workforce metrics to assist with mapping out future requirements. Data sources, tools, and different approaches to workforce analytics will be evaluated.

Tools, sources and retrieving data

  • What data sources and tools are needed to retrieve crucial insights
  • Strategies and approaches to retrieve accurate workforce analytics
  • Using predictive data to map out expected workforce changing
  • Getting the most out of your data by effectively choosing your tools and platforms
  • Interpreting data and analytics to understand opportunities 

Future proofing your organisation by utilising data

  • Translating workforce data into action plans and strategies to address the future of the workforce
  • Utilising people and HR analytics framework to support HR programs and workforce strategies
  • Applying HR metrics and workforce analysis to make strategic business decisions
  • Identifying the right staff and skills needed through skill mapping and data analytics
  • Using data to create successful team structures and for maximising productivity for the future


Featured Speakers

Judi Childs

Director - Public Sector Management Group, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

ACT Government

Shannan Quain

Director, National Learning and Capability Development

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Joanne Banyer

Manager Change, Training and Communications Team

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ann Vincent

Acting Director Aboriginal Employment and Career Development

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, Northern Territory Government

Helen Finneran

Senior Policy Advisor, Workforce Planning

Department of Health and Human Services VIC

Paul Watson

Senior Workforce Planning Analyst

NSW Police Force

Allan McLean

Director, Strategic HR & Corporate

Shared Services,Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Raymond Kurniawan

Workforce Planning Analyst

NSW Police Force

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Media Partner

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10 reasons to attend this conference: 

  1. Meet the future needs and demands of your workforce

  2. Analyse the benefits of predictive workforce data analysis in making better business decisions

  3. Set initiatives that incorporate Indigenous employment and engagement programs

  4. Assess the benefits of building a disability inclusion program

  5. Learn the implications of ageing workforces

  6. Prepare for and manage cultural and organisational change

  7. Assess the benefits of flexibility programs and work-life balance

  8. Establish long-term employment initiatives to increase employer retention 

  9. Build a digitally-savvy workplace

  10. Learn how to nurture talent in the organisation, enhance their skills and build organisational capability

Who should attend this conference? 

All professionals responsible for implementing workforce planning and development in public service organisations including: 

  • Heads of Workforce Planning and Optimisation 
  • Heads of People & Culture
  • Human Resources Directors
  • HR Transformation professionals
  • HR Business Partners / HRBPs  
  • Organisational Capability & Development managers
  • People/HR analytics professionals
  • People Capability / Workforce Capability Managers
  • Organisational Change professionals
  • Heads of Diversity and Talent Management 
  • HR Shared Services Directors


Team Discounts




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Rydges Canberra
Address: Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit, Forrest 
ACT  2603
Conference: Forrest Room 2

Workshop: Workshop: Executive Boardroom 2

T: +61 2 6295 3144
Rydges Capital Hill Canberra offers accommodation in the heart of Australia’s capital. Whether visiting for leisure or business, our guests enjoy convenience to the most popular and practical Canberra attractions, including Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon and Screensound. Dining options are also convenient to our Canberra accommodation in nearby neighbourhoods Barton, Parkes, Manuka and Kingston.