AIPM Balance

AIPM Balance

AIPM Balance Online enhances the skills and knowledge of women in public safety, building their influence and responsibility to support better organisational performance.

The disruption of the Covid pandemic provides the opportunity to rethink and redesign our very popular and effective traditional Balance program. AIPM Balance has been a foundational development and professional networking opportunity since its inception in 2015.

Drawing upon the key successful elements of Balance – AIPM Balance Online provides certainty of delivery, effective development, professional networking, real time workplace application and the flexibility and opportunities of online learning.

Who should attend?

This program is best suited to participants within the range of Snr. Sergeant (APS6) and Inspector (EL1). Mentors and syndicate leaders will be drawn from high ranks and levels of experience.

Participant Journey Map

AIPM Balance Online builds a layered learning approach, moving from selfpaced learning into the hosted online intensive where learning occurs in the large networked cohort, within small syndicate cohorts and with the program delivery team.

Program Design

The program is designed in three parts:

Self-paced learning – individual participants are introduced to a number of key Balance concepts with a specific focus on real time workplace application and reflective learning.

Hosted online intensive – individuals and syndicate come together for a week (five consecutive days) of collective learning. Moving between different layers of personal, professional, syndicate and cohort learning, participants are introduced to, and experiment with, many of the core learning concepts within the Balance program.

Reflection and reconnection – participants have the opportunity to reconnect and share their learning experience within the large networked cohort and the small syndicate cohorts. 

Program Delivery Team

AIPM Balance Online is managed by the AIPM delivery team, supported by a professional cohort of mentors, many of whom are graduates of previous Balance programs. It will be supported by subject matter experts in gender, diversity and leadership. AIPM Balance Online will also seek access to notable female public leaders, in a way residential Balance programs have not previously been able to achieve. The opportunities inherent within online learning will be trialled to fully benefit from this delivery mode.

Learning Environment

AIPM Balance Online is designed as an immersive learning experience. Participants will need time and space away from their normal working environment during the one week hosted online intensive and the one day cohort reconnection. To be successful participants will need to be fully committed and present in support of individual and collective learning.

Technology Requirements

Participants will need to access the Intensive and Reconnection sessions with camera and microphone capabilities using the platforms Zoom and Teams. 

Key dates 2020-21

Nominations: 15 February 2021
Onboarding: 1 March 2021
Self-paced learning: 15 March 2021

Hosted online intensive
Cohort 1: 19-23 April 2021 - 8.30am - 2.30pm AEST
Cohort 2: 3-7 May 2021 - 11am - 5pm AEST

Cohort reconnection: June 2021

Key dates 2021-22

Balance 1 - Residential

Nominations due: 1 May 2021
Onboarding: 1 August 2021
Distance education: Commencing September 2021
Residential: 22-25 November 2021
Reconnection: December 2021

Balance 2 - Online

Nominations due: 1 December 2021
Onboarding: 1 February 2022
Distance education: Commencing March 2022
Reconnection: June 2022

Balance 3 - Residential

Nominations due: 1 December 2021
Onboarding: 1 February 2022
Distance education: Commencing March 2022
Residential: 2-6 May 2022
Reconnection: June 2022


Development Cost
$3,000 (ANZ Police)
$3,300 (Other government agencies)

Residential cost 
Additional $1,749


The Balance program has received several honours, including the awards; ‘Excellence in Law Enforcement for Women Initiative 2017’ from the Australasian Council of Women and Policing Award’s and the Silver award at the Queensland Police Commissioner’s awards; and as finalists for the ‘Dame Quentin Bryce Award for Gender Equity in the Workplace’ from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and the Performance award from the Queensland Premier’s Award for Excellence, in 2016.


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