The IPS team got together in Bunbury, WA, on Tuesday January 9 to reflect on their achievements in 2017 and look ahead to what is possible in 2018.
Only one team member was missing from the gathering of consultants from the East Coast, South Australia, and WA, many of whom normally work remotely. They discussed the successes from last year, and priorities and goals for 2018.
“It was about sharing – and it was an opportunity for new staff members to get a better understanding of the directions and passions of IPS, as well as our values, which are Inspire, Purpose and Service,” IPS Consultant Bernadette Durrell said.
“The gathering was to congratulate the team on the successes, but also to talk about how as a team effort, we can achieve the goal we’ve set for ourselves, which is to showcase the capabilities of Aboriginal businesses in the government and private sectors.”
Bernadette said it was great to see a lot of commitment, energy and can-do attitudes in the room.
“We had fun, and we played some games and got to know each other, which helps build a more cohesive team,” she said. “It also helped to recognise the depth and breadth of experience and capability in the room.”
IPS Director Kristal Kinsela said the winning formula that has always worked for IPS Directors has been trust, respect and communication.
“We’ve demonstrated we can work remotely and at times in isolation, but equally contribute as a team. These were some of the messages we shared with our team in Bunbury - how important relationships are with each other and how important communicating is,” she said.