Soft skills hold the key to career success

Left to right: Traci-Ann Byrnes, First Assistant Secretary, Program Performance, CASG, Defence Graduated PSMP 1998 and EMCPL 2010, Maria Navarro, Graduated EMBA 2010 and current PSMP participant, Dr Peter Beven, QUT facilitator.

They’re often unspoken, but you’d be mistaken for thinking that soft skills such as communication, listening and collaboration hold no relevance in today’s modern workplace. Read more

2019 PSMP Diversity Scholarship Winners

2019 PSMP Scholarship winners

The Public Sector Management Program (PSMP) is designed in collaboration with the governments of Australia to meet the needs of the contemporary public sector. The Australian Public Service Commission has appointed QUT to deliver the Public Sector Management Program nationally. The program continues to make a significant impact on the Commonwealth, State and Local governments with a 25-year track record of success. The PSMP provides aspiring public sector leaders with knowledge and skills to successfully manage the business of government, and position themselves for future leadership opportunities. Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Rob Setter on the Future of Public Purpose Work

Rob Setter on the Future of Public Purpose Work

Rob Setter

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Kate speaks to Rob Setter Chief Executive of the Queensland Public Service Commission on how our approaches to delivering for our communities are evolving. The Future of Public Purpose Work is IPAA Qld theme for 2019.

QUTeX is delighted to have a strategic alliance with IPAA QLD to provide IPAA Members with a variety of capability and learning opportunities.

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Understanding the criticality of delivering on public value

Christine Mann, Director of Cultural Capability and Engagement at the North West Hospital and Health Service.

Christine Mann, Director of Cultural Capability and Engagement at the North West Hospital and Health Service was the recipient of a 2017 QUT and Queensland Public Service Commission scholarship to undertake the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP).

Christine says to others considering applying for the scholarship, absolutely go for it! As you will see from her story below, completion of the PSMP provided new skills and knowledge along with a great sense of achievement. Read more

The PSMP inspires a commitment to improve service delivery within the Rural Hospitals

Diana Friday, recipient of the QUT Diversity Scholarship, with her Australia Day honours award from the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, received for her dedication to improving health care.

QUT, in partnership with the Public Service Commission (PSC), invest in scholarships each year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Queensland Government Employees, to undertake the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP).

Diana Friday, a Senior Aboriginal Health Worker from Community Health in far North Queensland was the recipient of one of the 2017 scholarships. Read more

The PSMP gave me the confidence to pursue my dream…

Charlotte Sangster PSMP Graduate

Charlotte Sangster, received the QUT Women’s Scholarship and completed the Graduate Certificate in Business

When I interviewed Charlotte Sangster for her PSMP scholarship application in 2015, what stood out was her total commitment to have impact, to make a difference in peoples’ lives. She also knew that there was a bigger role out there for her that would remain elusive without further studies. 

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PSMP Learning Journey

Helen Dogan, Student Representative speaker at Multi Faculty Farewell ceremony for outgoing VC, Prof Peter Coaldrake. December 2017

Everyone likes a good news story and Helen’s journey on the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP) is inspiring and grounding at the same time. As a high performing academic student in her cohort, she not only achieved an outstanding GPA but also continues to work within her organisation to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace based on the knowledge gained through her PSMP workplace project.  Read more

25 years on: How the Public-Sector Management Program shapes the leaders of tomorrow

John Currie - 25 Years teaching PSMP

John Currie – 25 Years teaching PSMP

In 2017, the Public Sector Management Program or PSMP as it is known celebrates it’s 25 year birthday. As an institution of Public Sector middle management training and professional development, the program prepares and upskills managers for personal and career success in the public sector and non-government organisational context. John Currie has been facilitating the program for 25 years and shares his knowledge, wisdom and experiences with us today to give us an insight into the history and future of the program.

This is Part 2 of our interview with John Currie. Read more