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Young Professionals Network: Policy Hack 2022

Team up with your fellow YPs to create innovative solutions to some of the state’s major policy initiatives.

Is this event right for you?
You will join a team of up to 5 YPs from other clusters and departments and work together to develop a creative policy solution to a major priority of the state.

Topics will be announced closer to the date.


What will you gain?

For young professionals in the public sector who are ambitious in their career in public service and enthusiastic in co-constructing policy initiatives, the 2022 Policy Hack is a rare and invaluable program designed to support empowerment, skills-development, networking and exposure opportunities for young professionals.

Your engagement as a contributor in the 2022 Policy Hack will:

  • Empower co-constructing policy initiatives relevant to current challenges in NSW
  • Provide opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of young professionals across the business units in NSW public sector
  • Expand your skills in policy development, teamwork and collaboration
  • Engage with a mentor as part of a team to guide your proposal

What to expect

The Policy Hack will kick off with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 14 September, where participants will hear from the business units working on each of the three policy challenges to introduce and contextualise the issues underpinning each challenge.

You and your team will then have two weeks to develop a submission, which will be reviewed by the Policy Hack working committee before being shared with the judges on the panel. The top 3 teams will present their ideas at the Closing Ceremony on Wednesday 19 October, during which the winning team will be announced and prizes awarded.


Policy Hack 2022 Schedule:
Opening Ceremony     
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday 14 September 
 Submissions close 5:00pm
Wednesday 5 October
 Closing Ceremony 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday 19 October


Submissions open immediately following the Opening Ceremony.

How to register 

Register yourself via this page by 5pm Wednesday 7 September and we will allocate you to a team of 5 YPs from other departments and clusters.

Once you have met your fellow team members, you are encouraged to find a mentor to provide guidance as you work on your team’s submission. Feel free to contact us should you need to connect with a mentor as we have mentors who have kindly volunteered to assist.

Registrations close 5pm Wednesday 7 September.
Your team’s submission is due 5pm Wednesday 5 October.

If you are a NSW public sector employee, you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Join IPAA today.

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partner/s

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