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Join Our October Webinar: “Focus On Diversity”

From IAP2 Canada (we take turns hosting our monthly webinar series):

The next monthly webinar is approaching, and this one promises to be quite timely.

“Focus on Diversity” – Tuesday Oct. 8, 2pm ET — will look at the importance of culture and diversity in our public engagement practices and examine the role that attitudes, values and beliefs play in public involvement with diverse groups.

With shifting immigration, migration and urbanization patterns, an aging society and a growing awareness of the range of human differences in our population, practitioners need to make sure the voices of a culturally diverse population are heard.

Carol Neuman, Executive Director of Alberta Students’ Union, is on the Board of NexGen, which is responsible for the Youth Engagement Strategy at the City of Edmonton, Alberta. The Strategy was the result of a challenge from Mayor Stephen Mandel to get youth involved in the P2 process. Carol was instrumental in developing the strategy through cross-sector partnerships that included the public engagement community, businesses, not-for-profits, community groups and many other segments of our community.

Stephani Roy McCallum of Dialogue Partners will explore the importance of using a cultural lens in engagement, with emphasis on the influences of beliefs, values, worldviews, attitudes and perceptions and the impact that these have on group processes. Dialogue Partners has designed and delivered workshops that focus on the importance of culture and diversity in public engagement.

A third speaker from IAP2USA will be confirmed soon.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to interact with Carol Neuman, Stephani Roy McCallum, and our other panelists, and add important tools to your public participation tool kit. The webinar is free for IAP2 members; $50 for non-members.

Please visit our website to register online.

Mark your calendars for next month’s webinar, November 12: Beyond Online Engagement & 144 Characters

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