Skills and the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017


IPANZ Awards 2017Huia feathers are worn by Maori chiefs and later given as a sign of respect, while the waka hoe shape represents teamwork and leadership.

Combined, these make up the concept for the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017, taking place on 5th July. Teamwork and leadership are crucial to success, and the awards celebrate those who have exhibited these traits in their contributions to the New Zealand public sector.


IPANZ and the public sector

The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) was established in 1934 as a membership organisation for the public sector. It provides a platform for vibrant debate on important issues, and it hosts around 40 events and training courses each year, the awards being one of them.

Across the ten awards categories, the wide range of public sector activities is covered. Meaning for one night only, this sector can really celebrate their achievements.

The categories are:


Skills and the awards

As well as a commitment to improving standards of performance in the construction, youth, and commercial sectors, Skills also develops learning programmes for public sector staff. These include working with government agencies on improving regulatory practice standards, and working with ministries on business qualifications programmes.

As the largest Industry Training Organisation (ITO) in New Zealand, and with 25 years of experience, Skills has a lot of knowledge and a large network to draw on. We’re proud to have been a partner with IPANZ for several years.

Skills is also the sponsor behind the Young Professional of the Year Award which recognises a young person who has made an outstanding contribution while in their public sector role. The winner will receive a one week leadership course run by the prestigious Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne.


Rising Talent

The category is open to individuals aged 30 or under, and the applicants were judged earlier in the year. The award was created to recognise excellence in the public sector stars of tomorrow, and give them a boost to continue their great work.

The Skills team are looking forward to the big night on the 5th July, celebrating excellence in the sector, and presenting the Young Professional of the Year Award to the winner.


To find out more about learning programmes and qualifications Skills offers to the public sector click here. Or to find out more about IPANZ and the events that they hold click here.