VPS
Academy

With so many skills and so much knowledge within the VPS, we should look to our peers for learning and collaboration opportunities. 

VPS Academy is a peer learning network and our goal is to connect innovative members of the VPS. 

Let us do the hard work and match you with colleagues who can help you develop the capabilities and skills that you require.

FAQs

What is the total time investment?
There is no set amount of time required for involvement in the Academy. Perhaps you have tools or case studies you would like to share digitally? Or maybe you would like to present your skills via a workshop? Both are valid peer learning opportunities, so it all depends on what you are looking to achieve.
How much does it cost?
Participation in the VPS Academy is free for all members of the VPS.
How do I know if this program is right for me?
The program suits VPS employees who are keen to learn from their peers. The only surefire way to know if it is right for you is to try it! Browse our Internal Innovators and if there are listed profiles and / or capabilities that appeal to you then start a conversation to see how you might work together.
What will I get at the end of this program?
Nobody likes a cliche, but the VPS Academy holds limitless potential! By getting involved you can create new networks, develop new capabilities, and increase your potential to innovate in government. This is also an ideal opportunity for furthering your innovative professional development.
How do I learn to promote my capabilities and expertise?
If you have skills and capabilities that you would like to share with your peers across government, then please register your interest today. We’d love to welcome you to our community.
How does the learning occur?
Once you have identified who you would like to contact from our team, the method of learning and networking is up to you! The VPS Academy is not prescriptive, so have a conversation about what is going to work best.
Why is peer learning valuable?
Take a look at this article from Harvard Business Review, which summarises the benefits of a peer learning environment: 

https://hbr.org/2017/08/help-employees-create-knowledge-not-just-share-it