Industry Partnerships

Members of the Centre for Change Governance maintain relations with quality industry partners both domestically and internationally.

There are many different ways in which the Centre has engaged in partnership activity, but typical forms include: joint problem solving, commissioned research, thought leadership, Visiting Practitioner Fellowships and its education programs.

Our connections with industry are further strengthened through the Institute’s Advisory Board and our Practitioner Fellows, which includes senior leaders from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

You can find out more about our partnerships with industry below or by reading a case study by clicking on the tab below.

Research Partnerships

CCG Fellows have extensive experience in conducting joint problem-solving with partners from industry and government.

CCG Fellows are currently engaged in a long term partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, SBS and Ipsos Mackay on the Future of Australian Democracy.

The partnership has already delivered a national survey, How Do Australians Imagine their Democracy, a curated exhibition, the Power of One, and a report, The Power of One Voice – Power, Powerlessness and Australian Democracy. The next stage in the partnership involves members of the Centre working with partners on another survey on trust in politics called, The Power of Us.

CCG Fellows have also played an important role in the Murray-Darling Basin Futures Collaborative Research Network.

Research conducted under this network has focussed on the critical task of building resilience in the Murray-Darling Basin and has involved CCG Fellows working with several partners in government, including the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the National Water Commission and the Department of Agriculture.

Commissioned Research

Commissioned research is typically directed towards solving pressing problems or supplementing existing research and development resources. These activities often occur through a process of co-design in which both parties provide intellectual input and resources, including staff, funding, materials and facilities.

Examples of commissioned work undertaken by CCG Fellows include:

  • developing action learning evaluations of the ‘Home to Work’ project for DEEWR, the National Water Commission’s role in water governance in Australia as part of its Sunset Review and the ‘Improving Services with Families’ project and Human Services Blueprint for the ACT Government
  • conducting an integrity review for Austrade
  • advising the ACT Government’s Advisory Group’s (2012) Better Practice, Better Service Review
  • co-designing triple and quadruple-bottom line assessment tools for submissions to the ACT Cabinet and evaluating project submissions to Strathfield City Council
  • co-designing a process aimed at facilitating innovation at the local scale with the Department of Regional Australia and ACELG.

Our website includes various examples of reports –  both commissioned and non-commissioned – that have been written by members of the Centre for Change Governance.

Thought Leadership

IGPA runs a series of thought leadership activities with industry partners. This includes a partnership with the ABC Big Idea’s programme to televise the Institute’s quarterly Parliamentary Triangle Series.

Professional Networks and Associations

The Centre has both formal and informal links with a number of professional networks and associations both nationally and internationally. For example, it has longstanding links with the Institute of Public Administration Australia and helps administer the Institute’s Public Administration Research Trust Fund.


Members of the Centre play a significant role in helping to deliver one of the largest postgraduate coursework programme at UC in the Institute’s capacity as one of the largest providers of graduate education to the Australian Public Service. This includes graduate programmes in public administration and policy analysis to professionals working in the Australian Public Service and the ACT Government.

Members of the Centre also have experience in convening and delivering a wide range of high profile executive leadership programmes.

Further information about the Institute’s education program and partnerships can be found here.