Seminar Presentations, Keynote Addresses, Public Lectures
2016 ‘Collaboration in Place’. Invited Solomon Lecture, Office of the Information Commissioner, 29 September.
2011 ‘The capacity to coordinate; the capacity to deliver: A comparative analysis of four policy areas and intergovernmental relations capacity in the Australian federation’. Invited seminar presentation, School of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 25 November.
2011 ‘Times of Transition: Learning to be a Minister’ (with Arthur Sinodinos, AO and Bruce Baird, AM). ANZSOG NSW Applied Learning Seminar, Sydney, 8 June.
2011 ‘Times of Transition: Learning to be a Minister’ (with Dr David Kemp and Mark Birrell). ANZSOG/Victorian State Services Authority Applied Learning Seminar, Melbourne, 4 April.
2010 Guest of Honour at lunch hosted by Australian Ambassador the Hon Kim Beazley, AC at the Residence in Washington DC in September. I was invited to address the lunch, attended by American scholars, American and other embassy officials, on the findings of Learning to be a Minister, in the context of the 2010 Federal election.
2010 ‘Getting the relationship right: Ministers, their staff and you’. Presentation to NSW ANZSOG Alumni, Sydney, 8 July.
2009 Caretaker Conventions: a presentation for the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet, 25 February.
2008 Presentation to Queensland Public Service Executive Mobility Program, Brisbane, 20 November’.
2008 ‘Beyond angst and blame: Towards a vision for the public sector in the future’. Address to the IPAA South Australia 2008 Public Sector Conference, Adelaide, 19 September.
2008 ‘The Policy/Politics Interface’ address to the ANZSOG and Victorian State Services Authority (SSA) Seminar Series, Melbourne, 25 August.
2008 ‘Policy capacity; What is it? How do we build it?’ Presentation to Department of Housing Policy Network Seminar, 16 July.
2008 Invited panellist, ‘The Politicisation of the Public Sector: a roundtable.’ Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) National Conference, Sydney, 20 June.
2008 ‘The Rudd Transition: Continuity and Change in the Structures of Advice and Support to Australian Prime Ministers’. Senate Occasional Lecture, Canberra, 30 May.
2008 Invited Panellist, Institute of Public Administration Australia Roundtable ‘Public Service Independence and Responsiveness: Striking a Balance’, Melbourne 14 March.
2007 Keynote speaker, Enhance Corporate Boardroom Lunch, Brisbane, 23 October.
2007 Keynote speaker, Public Affairs in the Power Capital conference, hosted by Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and Walkley Foundation, Canberra, 25 July.
2007 ‘Public Service Responsiveness: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?’ Speech to IPAA Four Seasons Seminar Series, Winter, Brisbane, 20 June.
2007 Office of the Public Service Commissioner, Queensland, Executive Retreat, 12 March.
2006 ‘Advising Ministers: Tensions and Pressures for Public Administrators’. Facilitated panel discussion at IPAA Queensland State Conference, 3 November.
2006 ‘Building capacity for policy implementation’ Paper presented to the ANZSOG Project Management and Organisational Change Conference, Canberra, 21-22 February.
2003 Housing Organisations: Adaptation and the Role of Leadership (with Robin Zakharov) Seminar presented to the Victorian and Queensland branches of the Australasian Housing Institute, July and September 2003.
2003 The Politics of Policy and Research
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Postgraduate Symposium, Melbourne, July.
2002 Innovation in Public Sector Education and Training: The New Public Sector Management (PSM) Program (with Patrick Bishop). Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) National Conference, Adelaide, 13-16 November.
2001 All the President’s Men (and Women). Seminar presented to Centre for Governance & Public Policy Seminar Series, September.