Proximity organises Day Out for government professionals

31 August 2022 2 min. read
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Professional services firm Proximity is hosting a professional development day for government professionals.

The Proximity Day Out will take place on Monday 31 October 2022 at the Hotel Realm in Canberra, and focuses on topics that are current, disruptive, and forward-thinking in the consulting, legal and commercial sectors.

Delegates will hear from some of Australia’s most experienced senior public servants who will share their experiences and offer attendees practical knowhow to take back to their workplace and put into action.

Proximity organises Day Out for government professionals

Founded in 2011, Proximity in an award-winning consultancy specialised in management consulting, legal and commercial services to government and large organisations. The firm has over 100 staff working from offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Spaces for the firm’s flagship annual event for the government sector are limited, with registration for the free event open until the maximum number of attendees is reached.

Proximity’s Day Out will see several top government officials take the stage, including Kristin Tilley (First Assistant Secretary, Office of Supply Chain Resilience), Renée Leon (Vice Chancellor, Charles Sturt University), Michael Brennan (Chair, Productivity Commission), and Rachael Thompson (Chief of Staff, to Senator Simon Birmingham, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs).

The all-day event will host 13 sessions ranging from public sector transformation and change to project and program management, procurement and tendering, and legal.

Agenda highlights include the plenary panel session, ‘Going public with outside views: ideas for the APS from those who have seen both sides’ with former departmental heads, Kerri Hartland, Renée Leon and former Deputy Secretary, Malcolm Thompson. The three panellists have 100 years of experience combined in senior positions across the public sector and will share their views on what the public and private sectors can learn from each other.

Another popular session with current registrants is ‘Different projects, same fundamentals: lessons learned around successful project delivery’. This session will provide an overview of the nine fundamental elements of project management followed by an interactive discussion on insights gained from delivering change through projects across the government and private sectors.

An integral part of the event will be connecting and collaborating with others during morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, evening canapes and networking drinks. Plus, delegates can enjoy breakout lounge areas for networking and logging in and checking emails throughout the day.