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NZ Presentation: A different community of practice – the MAGnet experience (Online 29 June)

NZ Presentation: A different community of practice – the MAGnet experience (Online 29 June)

 NZ Presentation

Date and time: Thursday 29 June 2023, 12.00 - 1.00pm NZST
Topic:  A different community of practice – the MAGnet experience
Presenter:  Murray Costello,  Ministry of Housing and Urban Development | Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga 
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the start time
Register online by: Wednesday 28 June 2023

Event overview

This event looks at another community of practice that uses evaluative thinking and tools.
MAGnet is the Monitoring, Appointments, and Governance network. It was established in 2000 for New Zealand government departments involved in performance advice and governance related to arms-length crown agencies. MAGnet facilitates networking, sharing of experience and material, encouraging good practice, and helping the professional development of managers and staff.
Murray's presentation looks at the challenges and learnings from establishing and maintaining the community over time. He will consider some parallels with evaluation work such as the importance of stakeholder buy-in, and how MAGnet has tried to achieve this in its area of work.

Presenter details

Murray Costello has a Masters in Public Management and has worked in Aotearoa New Zealand's public service for over 30 years. He is a specialist in public sector management and is experienced working in organisational leadership and senior management roles.
Murray has been closely involved in the workings of New Zealand's Crown entity system, and currently works in the Crown Entity Performance team at Te Tuapapa Kura Kainga - Ministry for Housing and Urban Development. He was involved in the formation of MAGnet and the development of 'It Takes Three', the government's Operating Expectations Framework for Statutory Crown Entities. 

 This is a free event organised & hosted by the New Zealand Regional Network of the AES

This event will not be recorded. 

Seminar start times

  • New Zealand: 12.00pm

  • VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD: 10.00am

  • SA, NT: 9.30am

  • WA: 8.00am

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Please ensure you have access to your email address just prior to the start time to access Zoom details. Please also check your email address is correct on your registration form before submitting. Thanks.

Event Information

Event Date 29 Jun 2023 12:00pm
Event End Date 29 Jun 2023 1:00pm
Cut Off Date 28 Jun 2023 1:00pm
Location Zoom
Categories Wellington

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