TEFMA Director's Forum
17 July 2017 - University of South Australia, Adelaide
The members of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association Inc (TEFMA) provide vital strategic and operational infrastructure and services in support of tertiary education in the Australasian region.
Kent Stuart is looking forward to attending and facilitating the TEFMA Facilities Management Director's Forum 2017 where members will explore the key issues facing their institutions.
For more information about the Director's Forum or to register, vist their website.
CIPS Australasia Conference & Supply Management Awards 2017
18 & 19 July 2017 - Park Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
As the procurement and supply profession is ever evolving, it is critical for procurement leaders and their teams to stay up to speed with the latest strategies and techniques. The Australasia region offers many opportunities for procurement professionals to demonstrate leadership and re-invent themselves through driving better value, collaboration and innovation.
Join our interactive workshop on how to define meaningful KPIs
Join our own Dr Stefan Gassner on Day 1 for his interactive session to learn how to develop a performance management framework that will help you get better results from your suppliers. Stefan will lead this interactive session based on an example drawn from the audience. Together, you will explore the Business Objective, define Critical Success Factors and discuss how to develop meaningful KPIs – and how all of this comes together in one framework.
As friends and clients of Grosvenor, you are entitled to 10% off current prices to attend the conference. Simply quote CIPSAUS17 at the basket page when booking online.
IPAA Victoria: Protect yourself from Cybersecurity Risk
20 July 2017, VMIA, Melbourne
Join IPAA Victoria and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority(VMIA) for an introduction to their new risk community of practice to risk professionals across the public sector. The aim is to further enhance the capability of the Victorian public sector with regard to risk management, and develop the sector’s capability regarding Cybersecurity.
Attendees will benefit from the session by:
- coming away with a practical understanding of cybersecurity risks and how to better manage those risks
- having access to cybersecurity experts (including Jeff Warrens from DHHS and Puneet Kukreja from Deloitte) in the small group sessions
- meeting and getting to know their risk professional peers within the public sector.
To register, visit IPAA Victoria's event website.
14-18 August 2017, Sofitel, Melbourne, Australia
IPAA Victoria Public Sector Week 2017 is the only event that brings together the entire Victorian public sector, for one week in one location, to drive fresh thinking and create a better future for all Victorians.
Grosvenor is delighted to partner with IPAA Victoria for a week of professional development, thought leadership and new connections.
With a long history of service to DELWP, DEDJTR, DHHS and DPC, we’ve been proudly serving the Victorian government since 1996 and are one of the few organisations approved by Department of Treasury and Finance to deliver all seven services under the Professional Advisory Services panel.
Ever wanted to stump a consultant? Join us for Speed Consulting in The Hub!
Put our people to the test. Throughout Public Sector Week, we’re running speed consulting sessions in The Hub. You have 20 minutes to put Grosvenor’s consultants through their paces as they try to come up with a path forward for your tough problem or burning question. All discussions are confidential and complimentary – at best you’ll leave with fresh ideas to tackle your challenge, at worst you’ll have the satisfaction of having stumped the consultant - and you'll get a cupcake! There’s really nothing to lose!
Spaces are limited. Book your session today!
For more information about PSW and to book, visit the event website.
AES International Evaluation Conference
4 - 7 September 2017, Canberra, Australia
Grosvenor is proud to support this year's AES International Evaluation Conference.
The conference theme, Evaluation Capital, captures two important but often neglected ideas in evaluation. Firstly, evaluation is a durable asset for sound governance. That is, longevity and permanence should be built into our evaluation systems because societies with more evaluation capital are better off than those with less. The second idea concerns the inherently political nature of evaluation, and that evaluation commissioners and practitioners must be sensitive to the effect of politics when making their evaluative choices.
Come and join us for the Australian Evaluation Society's annual event to improve the theory, practice and use of evaluation in Australasia.
For more information and to book, visit the Evaluation Capital event website.
PASA's Procurement and Contracting for ICT
6 & 7 September 2017, The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney
The Procurement & Contracting for ICT Conference will bring together leading procurement experts, senior ICT decision makers such as CPOs and CTOs and their procurement, contracting, finance and IT teams under the one roof to hear from a range of expert speakers and to participate in interactive round-table discussions, to analyse latest trends and learn about best practice strategies and tactics for managing this strategically important category.
Commonwealth Government procurement system (P2P) transformation
Don't miss Peter Macfarlane's session on Day 1 as he shares insights gleaned from a project that identified a significant opportunity to streamline and enable procurement through implementation of a modern, end to end procurement IT system. It will also address the learnings from investigating and selecting a system.
For more information,visit the event website.
PASA'S 5TH Annual Premier Confex
11 & 12 October 2017, Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia
The theme for the 5th Annual PASA Premier Confex is “Unlocking Value through Collaboration”, with all sessions directly addressing (or at least tipping a hat to) how we must learn to work together to deliver greater value, both now and in the future.
As the world of business becomes more complex and with traditional ways of doing business rapidly evolving, having the ability to collaborate with all of our stakeholders, customers, suppliers and colleagues is essential.
Grosvenor is proud to be a part of this annual procurement event.
Dr Stefan Gassner will present findings from his latest study: What suppliers think about you and how that impacts their performance.
Come and join us for the event on every procurement professional's calendar. To book, visit the event website.
The 4th Annual PASA Premier Confex - 11-12 October 2016, Crown Melbourne
PASA‘s annual confex is Australasia’s premier event for procurement and supply professionals, providing unique content and exceptional networking opportunities. This year’s theme, ‘Entrepreneurial Procurement’, saw delegates exploring innovative ideas and case studies on how individuals and organisations can thrive as ‘entrepreneurs’ or ‘intraprenuers’.
Our own Stefan Gassner delivered a seminar on the topic: How SRM drives engineers to innovate in the construction industry.
Here's some highlights and a twitter recap of the day, courtesy of Jennie Vickers.
Primary Health Care Research Conference
Reform and innovation in primary health care policy and practice
8 – 9 June 2016, National Convention Centre, Canberra
Each year the Primary Health Care Research Conference provides the opportunity to engage with members of the PHC research community and hear about the latest innovations and developments in PHC. This year is no exception with an exciting programme of plenary sessions, workshops, symposia, 15 minute oral presentations, poster sessions and networking events.
Our own Dana Cross will be conducting a morning workshop on Day 1, titled Program Evaluation: The jargon explained. Beginners through to those with intermediate experience in commissioning or conducting evaluations. Dana’s session provides an overview of best practice approaches to delivering key components of program evaluation, in a way that is easy for participants to both understand and apply, regardless of their level of prior experience.
Visit the PHC Conference website for more info and how to register.
The future of corporate travel: Beyond policy, process and payment
Wednesday 27 April 2016, Melbourne
Negotiating in a preferred market – Getting the fundamentals right, ie maximising the value and minimising the cost of a travel program, is vital, but never easy in a world of preferred agreements.
The World has gone Mobile – where is the corporate travel industry?: Taking mobile strategy beyond itineraries and alert management into E2E travel. Is there real demand or are just TMCs telling buyers that they need it?
Payments have gone virtual – has corporate travel caught on?: Virtual cards are becoming ubiquitous, but what are the integration challenges?
Our own Peter Macfarlane will be part of a panel discussion on how to negotiate in a tough economy.
Visit the CAPA Events website for more info and how to register.
ACT Regional Committee: Best in Procurement event
Tuesday 8 March 2016
Procurement excellence was on display in Canberra as CIPS ACT Regional Committee held its first event of 2016.
Our own Peter Macfarlane expanded on findings from our last two Australasian CPO studies, including the procurement efficiency and effectiveness benchmarks observed by Australasian leaders in procurement.
Teresa Scott also spoke about projects undertaken by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council that lead to the 2015 CIPS Australasia Supply Management Award for the Best Contribution to the Reputation of Procurement.
To learn more about CIPS events in the ACT or your region, visit their website.
Webinar: Stop paying too much!
8 December 2015, 11:00am-11:45am AEDT
How the top Australasian organisations realise the next wave of procurement savings
Participate in the webinar to learn how you too can gain huge savings for your organisation.
Advanced Category Management 2015
Procurement and Supply Training: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland
Refocus your organisation. Rethink your approach to category management.
For most organisations Category Management has promised a lot and delivered very little. Many find they have rebadged procurement and purchasing managers as “Category Managers” but haven’t seen advantages flow through to the business.
Some organisations are only focussing on aggregating spend and market testing to achieve lower prices and as a result are missing out on other opportunities to drive down spend. For others, Category Management is still an unknown or untested approach.
Learn how to apply Grosvenor’s Category Management principles to redefine your category management strategies and deliver significant bottom line improvements. Grosvenor will demonstrate how supply and value chain analysis and risk assessment will help you reduce or better control spend, decrease risk and improve efficiencies. Learn how Grosvenor’s category management tools help put your plans into practice.
Build up the contents of an effective category management plan across the two days.
Visit the PASA website to see the full schedule including early bird cut off dates.
The 3rd PASA Premier Confex
14 & 15 October, Crown Melbourne Promenade
Designed for all procurement professionals, this annual event unites and engages the professional procurement community in one place at one time.
This year’s theme, creating procurement value through alignment, was addressed by six keynote speakers each examining how procurement must strive for alignment to not only deliver value, but also to be seen to do so.
There were 28 seminar sessions to choose from enabling attendees to take away real practical ideas to implement immediately and make a difference to their organisation and career.
Missed the event? No matter. Get your copy of the 2015 CPO Study here!
Contracting for services in the public sector
PASA Event: 11-12 August 2015, Canberra
Australia is increasingly a service based economy, with over 70% GNP accounted for by the services sector. Governments have effectively been outsourcing much of their service provision for the last two decades or so. Additionally, they contract in huge amounts of support services, such as ICT, professional services, contingent labour and recruitment, and facilities management. Yet contracting for services does not seem to have become any easier.
This two-day event for senior public procurement and contracting officers addressed these and many other challenges, providing case study examples and expert advice, to equip attendees to deliver better outcomes for all of their stakeholders.
Grosvenor’s Peter Macfarlane explained how to build flexibility into your contracts to maximise opportunities in a rapidly changing market.
CoreNet Global Canberra Event: 18 August 2015
CoreNet is the world’s largest industry group for corporate real estate professionals. This ½ day conference is dedicated to government property management issues in recognition of the important role that property plays in government service delivery and the amount of commercial property that government occupies.
- Indigenous outcome targets for government
- Indigenous involvement
- Implementing change in the government workplace
- Optimising workplace density: What governments can learn from the private sector.
Grosvenor co-sponsored the event.
Service Delivery and Outsourcing
CoreNet Global Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) Seminar: Singapore 26 & 27 August 2015
A roadmap for creating successful partnerships.
In this two-day seminar, Kent Stuart discusses leading practices for designing a real estate and facilities service delivery model, selecting partners, enabling transition and organizational change and, finally, managing & continuously improving the ongoing relationship.
The course addresses numerous issues, including what should be handled in-house vs. delivered through outsourcing. The challenges and risks inherent in any service delivery partnership will also be explored. Different service delivery models, relationship management approaches, technology enablement strategies, compensation structures, and performance measurement models will be discussed and debated through lecture and in-class team work.
The intent is to provide MCR seminar participants with a roadmap for creating successful partnerships from both the end user and service provider perspective.
2015 AES Awards for Excellence in Evaluation
Be awarded for evaluation excellence. Share your learning with the evaluation community.
The AES Awards for Excellence in Evaluation recognise and promote exemplars of evaluation practice with an emphasis on work that has made a significant contribution to learning and practice improvement. Sharing experiences and recognising exemplary work is central to building a rigorous and respected community of practice and evaluation sector.
Dana Cross is a member of the AES Awards and Recognition Working Group and is looking forward to reviewing this year’s evaluation talent.
Dana has previously discussed the value of sharing results in a recent article.
Dana believes the AES Awards “is a great opportunity for evaluation practitioners, managers, teachers and students to share their results and learnings, contributing to the knowledge of the evaluation community.”
Awards announced at AES International Evaluation Conference
This year’s Awards recipients will be announced at the annual Awards Dinner to be held as part of the Melbourne AES International Evaluation Conference on the evening of Tuesday 8 September at the National Gallery of Victoria.
For further information on the 2015 Melbourne AES International Evaluation Conference, visit events page.