Young Professionals' Network

The Young Professionals’ Network is IPAA ACT’s young professional’s branch. The YPN’s mission is to strengthen the networks of young professionals, particularly those working in and around public administration within the ACT. 

YPN hosts a number of professional development events throughout the year providing an environment to engage with industry colleagues, hear from senior leaders and develop contacts across the public and private sector. Events include panel discussions, masterclasses, an annual CEO breakfast and collaborations with other ACT organisations and groups.

Am I an IPAA Member?

You would be surprised at how many young professionals are IPAA ACT members and don’t even know it! If your organisation is a corporate member of IPAA, then you are a member and are entitled to member discounts. No matter your profession – you are welcome.

All IPAA ACT members under 36 years of age are able to participate in the YPN. To get engaged with YPN, sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook for regular updates on YPN events and activities throughout the year.

To check if your organisation is a corporate member, click here.

My employer is not an IPAA member, can I still join?

Yes, you can sign up as an IPAA ACT individual or associate member by clicking here. This will provide you with some of the following benefits:

  • Free entry to select IPAA ACT and YPN events and seminars, many of which are also recorded for future reference
  • Discounted entry to training and other functions, including IPAA conferences
  • Professional development and networking opportunities; including the Young Professionals Network for emerging leaders
  • Access to the IPAA Mentoring Program
  • Copies of the quarterly Australian Journal of Public Administration.

Master Class - Evidence-Based Policy Making

Monday 27 March to Tuesday 28 March - Old Parliament House

The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra are running a two-day Master Class on Evidence-Based Policy Making – Methods That Matter from Monday 27 March to Tuesday 28 March. IGPA are offering IPAA Young Professionals and Future Leaders a reduced rate of $300 (GST Inc) per person to attend. For further information click here.