18
May 18

The future of NAPLAN

A big review of NAPLAN could be on the horizon after key findings from the highly anticipated Gonski review indicated too great a focus on periodic standardised tests to measure performance rather than much needed ongoing assessment tailored to individual student needs. Just two weeks ago NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes indicated his support for … Continue reading The future of NAPLAN

09
Feb 18

3 tried and tested evidence based practices to integrate into your school strategy

With evidence informed practice being so critical to ongoing improvements in student achievement, there is a great deal of information available to schools on the latest evidence based strategies. The Evidence for Learning team, after extensive research have ranked many strategies with a few key ones coming out on top in terms of cost, evidence … Continue reading 3 tried and tested evidence based practices to integrate into your school strategy

30
Jan 18

5 Social Media Posts to Boost Public Engagement

1) Sharing good news stories Public Sector organisations get a lot of negative press which can make it hard to generate a positive relationship with the public. Good news posts about organisational achievements can be a great way of generating positive publicity. Transport NSW created a summary video at the end of 2017 to celebrate … Continue reading 5 Social Media Posts to Boost Public Engagement

21
Sep 17

7 Lessons Learned from Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference

There are a variety of factors that prevent women from achieving gender parity in the workplace. Personal factors like family obligations affect many women, but for many more, it is the structural and organisational barriers that stand in their way. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, here are 7 top tips … Continue reading 7 Lessons Learned from Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference

13
Jul 17

3 Examples of exceptional public service campaigns

For public sector professionals looking to engage their public stakeholders, creative and effective campaigns are essential to connect with the right audience and result in a real behaviour change. These exceptional campaigns demonstrate that government agencies and departments are making strides to deliver creative communication that gets to the heart of sometimes difficult topics. 1. … Continue reading 3 Examples of exceptional public service campaigns

01
Mar 17

6 questions to never ask a woman in leadership

Despite the incredible strides made towards gender equality in the last decade, women in senior level positions continue to be significantly underrepresented. Unlike men in leadership roles, women add public and media scrutiny of their gender to a long list of obstacles that lay in their path. The appointment of Gladys Berejiklian as Premier has … Continue reading 6 questions to never ask a woman in leadership

10
Jan 17

What’s next for Victoria Police: reimagining mental health support

After surveying over 450 current and former police officers and their families, an independent review into the mental health provisions of Victoria Police revealed a deeply entrenched ‘suck it up’ mentality. This is but one of many reports released in the past year addressing the mental health of first responders and emergency services. The nature … Continue reading What’s next for Victoria Police: reimagining mental health support

09
Dec 16

How much is mental health costing your organisation?

An intensive report released by Price Waterhouse Coopers has revealed that mental health is costing Australian businesses up to $10.9 billion a year.  Compensation claims continue to be one the greatest costs to most businesses, costing up to $146 billion a year, but are you aware of the hidden costs? Price Waterhouse Coopers have identified … Continue reading How much is mental health costing your organisation?