Breakfast Briefing: Building and retaining the public sector workforce

The Mandarin is hosting an executive roundtable for senior leaders in the Australian Public Sector on Friday, 29 July 22 in Canberra.

As you know, there’s no greater challenge facing Australia’s public service than attracting and retaining talented employees. 

Following on from themes discussed in The Mandarin’s recent special report, this roundtable discussion will look at how the APS can give itself the best chance of finding and holding top-quality staff and lift workforce capability overall. 

Peter Gearin, our special reports editor, will be moderating the panel discussion, which will feature the following speakers:

Damian West Deputy Director-General, Workforce Capability and Governance at Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development, ACT Government

Jeff Geodecke First Assistant Secretary, ICT Service Delivery and Reform Division, Department of Defence

Dr David SchmidtchenPartner, Synergy Group

Sally DorsettPartner, Synergy Group

Who should attend?

Individuals with a vested interest in improving staffing and recruitment outcomes in Australia’s public sector, such as senior leaders, executives and representatives from peak industry bodies, are welcome to request an invitation to attend the roundtable using the registration form below.



The private breakfast briefing will be held at Hotel Realm in Canberra’s CBD and a breakfast will be provided.

Date: Friday, 29 July 2022

Time:  7:30am Arrival | 8:00pm Start | 9:30am Finish + Networking


Request your Invitation

Please note that this event is for senior technology leaders and executives only. Places are limited and RSVP is required for attendance.

You can express your interest in receiving an invite to attend the roundtable below:

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Please note: All expression of interest registrations will be reviewed and contacted directly via email. The registration information provided to The Mandarin in connection with this event will be treated as confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of confirming attendance and details of this event.

For more information about this event please contact us.

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Hotel Realm