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Inaugural IPAA WA Espresso Series: International Perspectives USA

Institute of Public Administration Australia WA

Event outline

2017 Espresso Series: International Perspectives USA

Inaugural Series

Over a series of four short, sharp morning seminars, our inaugural Espresso series will inspire your practice as a professional public servant. Like any good espresso, it will give your morning a good kick start.

Test your assumptions as to what a public service looks like and how it should operate. For this inaugural series we have invited presenters with expertise in either the public administration or policy environment of the USA, Indonesia, Singapore and China to provide an overview of how these systems work, their structure, their strengths and weaknesses and issues affecting the direction in which they are heading. 

Where you may often look to similar jurisdictions such as the UK, NZ and Canada for inspiration there is much to be learnt from the dissimilar services operating elsewhere.

The series will be expertly facilitated by a senior public service leader, Dominique Mecoy EMPA, to ensure that key points relevant to you as a public servant in Western Australia are central to the conversation.

Register today for the entire series at a very competitive price or simply sign up for the first session on 21st February.

Special Offer: Register today for the entire series and save 25%. Limited to the first 20 registrations only.

Series Facilitator

Dominique Mecoy
Director Client Services
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Meet the facilitator

Facilitator Bio
Dominique’s career spans over 20 years working for both federal and state government agencies, with a range of experiences in elite sport, science, food industry development, zoos and currently the cemetery industry.

The Metropolitan Cemeteries board is responsible for managing cemeteries at Fremantle, Guildford, Karrakatta, Midland, Pinnaroo and Rockingham. They provide sensitive and dignified facilities and services to meet the needs of the deceased and bereaved.

According to Mecoy many people think working in a cemetery might be sad or boring but the truth is “far from it”.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of Leadership WA.

At the 2016 Leadership WA graduation ceremony, Mecoy was named the winner of the Distinguished Fellow Award, which acknowledges leaders who have shown exceptional levels of leadership, community contribution.

Session 1: USA

To get you thinking:
Donald Trump, Bureaucracy Apprentice - New York Times


Kim Moloney
Senior Lecturer
Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Dr. Kim Moloney’s research intersects public administration, development administration, international organisations, and island-states.

Rachel Cooke
U.S. Consul General in Perth

A career Foreign Service Officer, Rachel brings a deep understanding of the structure and operation of United States’ State Department to this conversation. Most recently she served as the Deputy Director of the Department of State office that oversees bilateral policy between the U.S. and six southeast Asian nations.  Prior to that she spent five years working on Afghanistan issues, focusing primarily on education development and media engagement, and leading joint civilian-military training.  Rachel has also served in Malaysia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, where she was Acting Public Affairs Officer during both the 2005 and 2010 revolutions.

Future Sessions in this Series

  • Session 2: Indonesia - 14 March 2017
  • Session 3: Singapore - 30 March 2017
  • Session 4: China - 6 April 2017

Dates & registration

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Provider information

Western Australia's Institute of Public Administration is a not-for-profit professional association for the public sector. We offer opportunities for sharing and learning through our range of events, training courses and networking opportunities.