Master Classes

IGPA has developed considerable experience and expertise in delivering purpose-built programs for both clients in the public sector as well as those working with the public sector, including the private and not-for-profit sectors at the state, national, regional and international levels. We take particular pride in the way in which we combine our interdisciplinary expertise in governance and public policy with co-design principles in order to develop programs that deliver results and have a long term impact on your organisation. Our success in this area is demonstrated by the ongoing partnerships that we have developed with clients in the public, private and third sectors through our work in this area.


Our Master Classes have proven to be extremely popular and draw on the expertise and experience of the Institute’s Fellows, Adjuncts and Visitors to provide advanced lessons in practice. This can include problem solving workshops where facilitation is used to help departments and agencies to develop shared understandings around complex governance problems. Alternatively, Master Classes can be more strategic in nature and involve presentations from leading experts on the latest thinking in public policy and governance, helping your organisation to stay at the forefront of thinking in the field and improve its performance in the process. The list below provides examples of Master Classes that we have run in the past.

  • Building Healthy Silos
  • Citizen Engagement that Works
  • Co-design for Better Outcomes
  • Communication for Influence
  • Creating Innovative Public Organisations
  • Effective Implementation Governance
  • Effective Collaborative Governance
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Managing Risk
  • Political Awareness
  • Scenarios and Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Communication – Key Principles
  • Women and Leadership
  • Working the Authorising Environment


The Institute has developed numerous Short Courses. These are available for presentation at the University of Canberra or in-house within Government departments and organisations at the state and national level as well as regionally and internationally. Our Short Courses tend to be more specialised and maybe incorporated into the ongoing professional development program within an agency or department. The list below provides examples of the Short Courses that we have run in the past.

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients
  • Economic Concepts and Tools for Policy Makers
  • Effective Supervision
  • Ingredients of Effective Evaluation
  • Methodologies of Engagement
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Outcome-driven Project Management
  • Performance Audit
  • Understanding and Analysing Financial Statements

Registration Policy

If you would like to speak to Justin Wilson, our Professional Engagement and Education Officer please call 02 6201 2977 or email justin.wilson | at | You can find out more about our Master Practitioner Classes by clicking on one of the courses below:

Wed 29 November 2017 Master Class: Deliberative Democracy and Public Engagement: What, When, How Price: $880.00 (GST Inclusive) Presenter: Professor John Dryzek, Dr Simon Niemeyer, Associate Professor Carolyn Hendriks, Dr Selen Ercan and Dr Wendy Russell Members' Dining Room 1, Old Parliament House Read More
Thu 7 September 2017 Master Class: Strategic Communication - Key Principles Price: $880.00 (GST Inclusive) Virginia Haussegger / 9:00am - 3:30pm 23B5 University of Canberra Read More
Mon 14 August 2017 to Fri 18 August 2017 Designing a Leadership Factory - Principles and Practices Professor Mark Evans, Associate Professor Riyana (Mira) Miranti and Adjunct Professor Khalid Ahmed University of Canberra Read More
Wed 17 May 2017 to Fri 23 June 2017 Capacity Building Program in Public Service Retirement Income System Associate Professor Riyana (Mira) Miranti and Adjunct Professor Khalid Ahmed University of Canberra Read More
Mon 27 March 2017 to Tue 28 March 2017 Master Class: Evidence-Based Policy Making - Methods That Matter Presented by: Prof. Gerry Stoker, Prof. Mark Evans, Dr. Lain Dare, Prof. Robert Tanton, Dr Nina Terrey, Dr Nicole Curato, Prof. John Dryzek and Dr. Jinjing Li Old Parliament House Read More