Progressive Thinking: Ten Possible Futures for Public & Community Services

The Public Service Association - Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi is bringing together progressive voices in an exclusive webinar series.

Public Service Perspectives tileProgressive Thinking – Ten Possible Futures for Public and Community Services will bring together some of our movement’s brightest minds to help New Zealand navigate what a world post-COVID-19 could look like for our public and community services.

Join us over lunch every month between now and September to discuss topics as diverse as active citizenship, the future of our health services, tax, and the merits or otherwise of a Ministry of Works.

Register now for our next webinar with   Troy Baisden  on  Thursday 28 May .

 

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Date Guest Chapter
Wed 29 April Sophie Handford Reimagining New Zealand’s journey to a zero carbon future
Wed 13 May Max Rashbrooke Learning and unlearning coronavirus lessons
Thurs 28 May Troy Baisden  
Wed 10 June Peter McKinlay  
Wed 24 June Janie Walker  
Wed 8 July Geoff Bertram  
Wed 15 July Professor Jonathon Boston  
Wed 22 July Deb Te Kawa and Dr Amohia Boulton  
Wed 5 August Jackie Cummings*  
Wed 12 August Tracey Bridges  
Wed 19 August Adrian Brown and Toby Lowe  
Wed 16 September Andrea Black  

*To be confirmed

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Sophie Handford on Reimagining New Zealand’s journey to a zero-carbon future 

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday April 29th

First up, we’ll be chatting with climate change activist and Kapiti Coast District Councillor Sophie Handford on where our public services need to get to for a Just Transition. 

Read Sophie's chapter here: Reimagining New Zealand’s journey to a zero carbon future

Couldn't make the webinar? Catch up below.

 

Max Rashbrooke VUW Image ServicesMax Rashbrooke on The new and future role of an active state in a COVID-19 world

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday May 13th 

Join writer, academic and commentator Max Rashbrooke and PSA MC Andrea Fromm for the second webinar in our Progressive Thinking series – this time on the role of the state in a post-coronavirus world.

Do you think the State’s role will inevitably change in the coming months and years? Or that change will have to be fought for and carefully thought out?

Max Rashbrooke cautions that not everything about this crisis will teach us the right lessons and argues for more deeply democratic government, one in which citizens are more directly involved in decision-making.

Join us for a discussion about how we can create a more active, dynamic and resilient kind of government.

Read Max's chapter here: Learning and unlearning coronavirus lessons

 

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Baisden IMGP1356 CroppedTroy Baisden (NZ Association of Scientists) on Restoring research for the restoration of well-beings 

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Thursday May 28th

Join New Zealand Association of Scientists’ president Troy Baisden and PSA MC Andrea Fromm for the third webinar in our Progressive Thinking series – this time on the role of science and research in a post-coronavirus world.

Science has been at the base of Government decision making and hearing the voices of scientists in mainstream media has become an everyday thing. Will science and research continue to be at the heart of the recovery?

Troy will discuss what’s needed for research to play its vital role in the restoration of well-beings in the recovery period and beyond.  

Read Troy's chapter here: Coming soon

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Peter McKinlay P1010094Peter McKinlay on Local government and wellbeing 

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday June 10th

Peter McKinlay's work (and personal interest) has undergone an important shift. Peter is now primarily involved with the shift from the 'top down' to 'bottom-up' government - genuine engagement, local/community governance, co-design and co-production. Peter believes this shift will provide the incentive local government needs to put enabling community governance front and centre of its activity better enabling its communities to respond to Covid-19.

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Janie Walker on Reinterpreting community and public services post COVID-19

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday June 24th 

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Geoff Bertram on Should we revive the Ministry of Works?

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday July 8th 

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Professor Jonathon Boston 

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday July 15th

Deb Te Kawa and Dr Amohia Boulton on What will Māori policy and delivery look like in the future? 

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday July 22nd

 

Andrea Black (NZCTU) on Tax, transfers and other payments 

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday September 16

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