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IPAA Victoria runs a variety of professional development courses and special events that provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and network with your peers across the wider public sector.

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Change Management in the Public Service

  • VHA Meeting room Level 6, 136 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

Today’s public sector leader is expected to deliver on ambitious visions in a world of rapidly changing – and often conflicting – public and employee expectations. Over the past decade, IPAA Victoria and the communications experts at SenateSHJ have helped hundreds of State and local government employees to plan, navigate and evaluate meaningful change within their organisations.

During this highly interactive workshop, award-winning communication leader Jill Calder presents the Four Rooms of Change™ – a powerful and time-honoured model for driving change at individual, group and organisational levels. By supporting individuals to understand and own their change experiences, this celebrated methodology helps people take the first steps on a journey to achieve genuine and lasting change.

What will you learn?

Our Change management in the public service course will provide you with a variety of skills, strategies and knowledge for planning, managing and assessing transformational change in your organisation.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • understand the concepts, knowledge and personal skills needed to drive change

  • increase your team’s capabilities and commitment to deliver sustainable change

  • devise and use change strategies to support your practice with sound theory

  • identify and manage stakeholder issues, group dynamics and common ‘derailers’ that can impact on your change process

  • improve your perspective on future change to ready your team for tomorrow’s challenges.

What should you expect?

This half-day workshop involves a variety of interactive exercises, including understanding your own response to change using the Four Rooms of Change™ methodology, and how to develop a compelling change narrative.

Who is the facilitator?

Our Change management course is presented by one of Victoria’s most acclaimed communication leaders, Jill Calder. As a Partner at SenateSHJ, Jill has developed and implemented strategic communication programs for major multinational companies, not-for-profit organisations, statutory authorities, and federal, state and local government departments. She has won Australian and international awards for her work, is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, an Honorary Fellow of Leadership Victoria, and a graduate of the Williamson Community Leadership Program.



  • Non-Member $808.00

  • Personal Member $646.40

  • Fellow $484.80


  • Bronze $646.40

  • Silver $606.00

  • Gold $565.60

  • Platinum $484.80

All prices are GST inclusive

Who Should Attend?

This half-day course is designed for any department, group or division leader in the public sector who is planning or leading change at a team or organisational level.


Contact us for more information.

Earlier Event: 4 June
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Later Event: 11 June
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