IAP2 Monthly Webinar – Core Values Award Winners, Part 3
Core Values Award Winners, Part 3
IAP2 Monthly Webinar
Tues. Feb. 10, 1pm (Eastern)
Some problems in our world require a total paradigm shift in thinking in order to solve them, whether it’s addressing the complex issue of mental illness or bringing a diverse municipal workforce together for better services and a better work environment.
The upcoming IAP2 Webinar will look at two such projects, both of which were honoured at the 2014 IAP2 Core Values Awards last fall in Winnipeg.
Project of the Year
National Institute for Civil Discourse for the Creating Community Solutions Alliance
In the US, the horrific shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2013 led President Obama to call for a national dialogue on mental illness. The National Institute for Civil Discourse responded with the “Creating Community Solutions Alliance”, a multi-faceted grassroots campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. The project included the highly successful “Text. Talk. Act.” campaign, using social media as a platform. Carolyn Lukensmeyer will describe how her group came up with the ideas and approaches and how the success has been measured.
Organization of the Year
City of Calgary for the Corporate Cultural Transformation Project
The City of Calgary was named “Organization of the Year” for the Corporate Cultural Transformation Project, in which civic workers, regardless of their particular jobs, were engaged to bring their concerns and ideas together, resulting in a better situation for workers across the board and the citizens they serve. David Plouffe, who led the project, will share with us the methods used and the lessons learned.
Please note that the starting time is different from our usual times. This month only, the webinar will begin at 1pm Eastern time (10am Pacific). As always, these webinars are free for IAP2 members and just $50 for non-members.
For more information and to register, please click here. Remember the two-stage registration process: just follow the link in your registration confirmation email to reserve your seat at the virtual webinar table.
It is bitter sweet as we say good-bye to Paulina Sosa and Melissa Sparlin. Paulina has left us for new opportunities as an intern in Geneva, Switzerland with the World Health Organization. Melissa is with us until the end of March and will then be reducing both her work and volunteer commitments. We will miss both of them but, wish them the very best in their future endeavors.