Past Partners

Endorsing Partner

APO is an open access evidence platform for public policy and practice. We make public policy research visible, discoverable and usable.

With over 40,000 resources, we collect and curate high quality content, including specialist collections, grey literature reports, articles and data. We help you create informed policy and keep you updated with the latest policy and practice research with APO’s free newsletter service.

APO was established in 2002 at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. As a not-for-profit collaborative knowledge infrastructure and web platform, we work with partners from universities and other organisations across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. 

Media Partner

PS News NZ provides independent news for the New Zealand public sector. As an online newspaper, it is packed with news and other information designed to inform, entertain and challenge the professional staff of public sector organisations and other interested parties around the nation. PS News is also established in Australia and is totally independent of Government, union or political influence and is compiled and updated by journalists with a background in the Public Sector. Its editorial policy is to be unashamedly pro-PS, a philosophy shared by its contributors, associates and generous advertisers.
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Knowledge Partners

The Lizzie Wagner Group (LWG) was established 1984. LWG has and continues to mentor and train thousands of groups and individuals, global corporations, C-Suite through to front line, Federal Government Departments, Universities, health and medical service providers, hospitality industries, diplomats, politicians, sporting stars, models, actors and celebrities. LWG delivers workshops, keynotes, seminars, one-on-one coaching across Asia, New Zealand, Australia, UAE and Europe.
Coaching people from all walks of life, including Indigenous Empowerment programs and Disability Inclusion and life skill training. LWG also developed, managed and represented thousands of talent globally, for over 3 decades, in conjunction with operating an award winning international events and promotions management company.
Today, internationally acclaimed for collaborative and inclusive Leadership development and training, the programs and deliveries are designed around the organisational or individual desired outcomes, business or professional/personal diagnostics, delivered with authenticity, care and grace. LWG also provides a separate image and branding service, organisational or individual. To complement the trainings and coaching, on-line or in person, LWG recently developed The Lizzie Wagner Group Designer Skincare range, Mindfulness –A Guided Meditation audio and The Lizzie Wagner Group book on modern day “Business and Social Etiquette”. 

Blue Chip Minds specialises in developing optimal performance mindsets and, what we like to call, better humans. We believe that everyone has the capacity to surprise themselves with what they are capable of bringing forth at work and in life.  We work with organisations to help instil a culture of lifelong learning, increase the cognitive adaptability, complex problem solving and social skills of leaders and their teams. We provide unique and cutting edge ways to deliver ongoing targeted training opportunities and well-being initiatives that truly allow your people to lead better and confidently navigate complexity and uncertainty.
We have had the privilege to work with clients in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, UK, USA, UAE, New Zealand, and Australia. Our clients include global organisations, not for profits and start ups such as: Standard Chartered, The Marriott, The Flow Genome Project, BMW, Skycity Entertainment Group, ANZ Bank, Linfox, Bank Australia, The University of Melbourne, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Womens Housing Inc, CUA, Bendigo Bank, Ivanhoe Grammar and Stile.
Blue Chip Minds has grown to include an exclusive panel of expert educators who are experienced and passionate advocates in the areas of: 
  • The Future of Leadership 
  • Peak Performance 
  • Flow Science 
  • Mindset & Self Awareness 
  • Well-being & Mental Health 
  • Solving Wicked Problems 
  • Enriched Relationships

At Strategic Career Management we inspire our clients to maximise their career and workplace performance and achieve a greater connection to work.  We work with teams and individuals to build self-awareness and emotional intelligence and improve productivity, accountability and engagement.  Through coaching, facilitated workshops and e-learning solutions we achieve our mission of greater career ownership, higher occupational wellbeing and enhanced organisational results.
Our clients range from motivated individuals to government organisations, corporates and the not-for-profit sectors.  One of our points of difference is our tailored approach which ensures the specific needs of each client are met and that we deliver tangible, lasting outcomes. 
Strategic Career Management’s directors are Kendal Drew and Helen Holan, bringing a combined 20+ years of coaching and organisational development experience to the table.  
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Charismatic Leadership helps managers, business owners and organisations bring out their inner S.H.I.N.E.™ so that they can make the most of who they are (both online and in real life), get the best out of their teams and realise the remarkable results they are striving for.
We can help you in developing: 
  • Leadership 
  • Charisma and Executive Presence 
  • Influence and Persuasion 
  • High-Impact Business Presentation and Interview Skills 
  • Confidence Building and Assertiveness 
  • Social Media Strategy and Thought Leadership
Charismatic Leadership gives you the winning edge you need to succeed in a highly competitive marketplace.

Charity Partner

Talk Peach works to inform New Zealanders on gynaecological disease and connect and support those who are diagnosed.
Talk Peach's mission is:
  • To provide support and education on gynaecological health
  • To educate the community on the signs and symptoms of the 5 gynaecological cancers in order to reduce late diagnosis
  • To provide information and support to all women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers
  • To fund research into gynaecological cancer treatment and cures
In New Zealand approximately 1000 women are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers every year, with one woman dying from ovarian cancer every 48 hours, this is higher than our road toll.
Of all ovarian cancer diagnoses, only 15 per cent are caught early, approximately 85 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are caught in the later stages of the disease, where treatment options are limited and survival rates are extremely poor- . there is no screening tool, a cervical smear screens only for changes to the cervix.
Our mission is to educate women on the early and often subtle signs of gynaecological cancers and to empower people to advocate for their health, knowing the signs and symptoms and acting upon them fast is absolute KEY to an early diagnosis and ultimately survival.
We must all work together to break down the mentality that gynaecological health is a taboo subject. By encouraging both women and men to talk about it, we can start to reduce the number of women who die from gynaecological cancer.