The following tabs contain 1) Conversation cafe visualised feedback about triggers, types and value of public sector innovation, and 2) themes and topics proposed in the 3 GovCamp sessions: people, spaces, conversations.


Red = as it, yellow = should be, brown = both



  • How do we enable movement of people across state and fed govt (+local) to share skills etc (to innovate and learn)? – exchanging staff between different spheres of gov (only internal appointments)? – barrier is pay scales matching, how can this be solved?
  • How do we get gov agencies to value older workers who want to work until their retirement age of 65-70?
  • How can we encourage younger voices to air their views?
  • Peer support & review, network ‘directory’, safe space
  • How do we motivate people to want to innovate in a culture of short-term contracts for workers, compared with job security in senior/executive roles?


  • What platforms exist across the PS for registration and capturing of ideas?
  • How do we help community feel responsible for outcomes, thus driving political change?
  • How do we create a culture where innovation becomes the norm?
  • The Northern Economic Plan
  • The psychology of environments – creating physical spaces that are engaging for engagement


  • How do we innovate in a culture that actively stops innovation?
  • How is IP managed in the innovation space and does it prevent sharing and wider use?
  • How do we balance being an open government whilst catering for the security of information?
  • Engaging with people’s values to start conversations – how we communicate
  • If we learn more from failure, how do we get to a place where we can talk about more than just success?
  • What can the Public Service do to support innovative sectors like social enterprise?

Twitter streams


Theme conversations

See the live collective notes for Adelaide below (or open in a new window).  

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