IAP2 USA: NEWS UPDATES! (Webinar, Conference, & more…)
“Back to Basics: Renovating the Old Town Hall”
IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada are pleased to present this month’s Learning Webinar, featuring Jeanne Lawson of JLA Public Involvement. Jeanne will be sharing some ideas and case studies on new ways of using the tried-and-true P2 method, the Town Hall Meeting.
Join us on Tuesday, August 12 at 2pm EDT and bring your thoughts, experiences and questions!
As always, our Learning Webinars are FREE for IAP2 members and only $50 for non-members.
Click here for more information and to register.
Sept. 28-30, 2014 / Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWeeks to go8
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The IAP2 2014 North American Conference will feature presentations and activities, all designed by P2 professionals to educate, inspire and encourage other P2 practitioners. Each week until the start of the Conference, we’ll send you updates on what you can look forward to.=====
The course — given by Dialogue Partners — builds on IAP2’s course, Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation, although that is not a pre-requisite. It costs $325 for members and $360 for non-members. There is a limited number of seats, so don’t delay! Click here for more information and to register.
Led by Cheryl Dash, Courtney Scott and Nora Mortemore of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, this session will go into research and analysis of public participation processes, intent and direction in the government of Alberta as it pertains to the environment portfolio. “By taking a look at the historical content, present day activities, and the direction of others, might we be able to predict our future course? Within this review and analysis, we will take a look at how technologies and other factors may have influenced the direction and breadth of public participation.”Participants will:
- Leave with an understanding of how public participation has changed over the years as it relates to planning priorities and shifting philosophies of environmental management.
- Participate in direction setting exercises for future public participation activities.
- Hear lessons learned from case studies – local level and provincial level.
Dialogue Partners will lead a session on the Socratic Circle technique — an innovative and powerful way to engage participants in an emotional and/or complex conversation. “With the theme of Reflecting Forward, our hope is that this technique will inspire other practitioners to try something new that allows participants to lead the discussion, deepen understanding and encourages equal and honest contribution between participants.”
We’re getting a lot of buzz about the Technology Fair, which builds on the success of the inaugural fair at last year’s Conference in Salt Lake City. Last week, we met three of the companies that will be showing their wares; this week, let’s meet two more:SustaiNet— SustaiNet presents EngagementHQ, which brings organizations and citizens together online. You’ll see some real-life examples of how it simply, securely and successfully uses its tools to help share quality accessible information, gather thoughts, feelings, stories and ideas, and analyze the outcomes. This platform meets strict accessibility standards, complies with FOIP and PIPIDA requirements and houses data in Canada. You can make sense of your community feedback quickly and easily with the built-in qualitative report on citizen involvement and the quantitative reporting tools.Sunexo —Sunexo presents the IRIS stakeholder engagement tool, a software system that captures and manages engagement activities with individuals and groups affected by resource development and energy projects. IRIS is produced exclusively for the resource development and energy sector, which makes designing solutions straightforward. Sunexo’s software tools are cloud-based and mobile-enabled, so you can track engagements with stakeholders. You’ll be able to talk with Sunexo reps directly to find out just how their tools can be best suited for your individual work.
If you and your company have a technological offering you would like to show off at the Conference, better hurry: you have until August 15 to make your submission. For more information, download the Tech Fair Call for Submissions.
Remember: you can get Conference information any time by visiting the 2014 IAP2 North American Conference website.