LE SYMPOSIUM DES COMPÉTENCES DE L’AIP2 CANADA : 5 raisons d’y assister.

LE SYMPOSIUM DES COMPÉTENCES 2020 DE L’AIP2 CANADA :
5 BONNES RAISONS D’Y PARTICIPER. 

Le Symposium des compétences de l’AIP2 Canada, qui se tiendra du 4 au 8 mai à Regina, offre aux praticiens une variété incomparable de formations approfondies. Toutefois, peut-être devez-vous convaincre quelqu’un – par exemple, votre patron – que ce temps passé à l’extérieur du bureau sera bénéfique. Vous savez qu’il s’agit d’un investissement rentable, alors laissez-nous vous aider à présenter vos arguments.

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IAP2 CANADA SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: 5 Reasons to attend.

Join us at the 2020 Skills Symposium

THE 2020 IAP2 CANADA SKILLS SYMPOSIUM:
5 GOOD REASONS TO GO

For a P2 practitioner, the IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium — May 4 – 8 in Regina — offers unparalleled variety and depth of training. But maybe you need to convince people — like your boss — that there’s value in taking that week away from work. You know it’s a worthwhile investment, so let us help frame the discussion.

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Kick Off 2020 with a Volunteer Opportunity

Help grow and strengthen IAP2 Canada and the practice of public participation. Join as a volunteer and broaden your network, inspire better decisions together, learn from others, and share your expertise.

Youth Engagement Network Members!

You can help your Canadian youth peers to foster their knowledge of public engagement and increase their awareness of IAP2 Canada’s educational resources!

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Ne manquez pas le Symposium des compétences 2020 de l’AIP2 Canada qui se tiendra à Regina du 4 au 8 mai!

Symposium des compétences de l’AIP2 Canada 2020

Apprenez, partagez et créez des liens à l’occasion du Symposium des compétences de l’AIP2 Canada 2020
Du 4 au 8 mai, à Regina

Que vous soyez un praticien expérimenté de la participation publique ou nouveau dans le domaine, le Symposium des compétences de l’AIP2 Canada est l’occasion d’actualiser vos connaissances et de faire de nouveaux apprentissages. Consultez le programme détaillé pour prendre connaissance des formations qui seront proposées.

Votre travail vous amène-t-il à réunir un grand nombre de personnes dans le cadre de projets d’envergure? La formation Large Scale Public Participation Techniques (Techniques de participation publique pour les projets de grande échelle) se penchera sur trois méthodes populaires : les forums communautaires du 21e siècle, les scrutins délibératifs et les jurys citoyens. Vous comprendrez mieux les différences et similarités entre les trois techniques, apprendrez à déterminer dans quelles circonstances il est approprié d’y recourir et vous aurez l’occasion d’ébaucher un cadre de base pour un projet participatif de grande envergure. Ce cours est recommandé pour les praticiens de la P2 possédant un niveau d’expérience intermédiaire.

Prévoyez-vous travailler avec des groupes autochtones? Dans quelle mesure les conclusions de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada (CVR) sont-elles liées à la mobilisation du public? Un nouveau cours intitulé Indigenous Inclusion:Putting the TRC Calls Into Action (Inclusion des groupes autochtones : concrétiser les recommandations de la CVR) offre des connaissances fondamentales, des exemples concrets et des techniques dynamiques de résolution de problèmes pour les personnes qui travaillent à l’avancement de la participation autochtone au sein de leur communauté professionnelle et personnelle. Vous aurez l’occasion de mieux comprendre l’histoire de la colonisation du Canada, la Loi sur les Indiens, les pensionnats indiens et le traumatisme intergénérationnel, et serez en mesure d’identifier des activités liées aux appels à l’action de la CVR.

Quels étaient les commentaires des participants aux éditions précédentes du Symposium?

« (le formateur) connaissait très bien le sujet, il a mis les participants à l’aise et a été en mesure de s’adapter aux besoins et aux questions du groupe… le format proposé m’a permis de m’exprimer et de tirer pleinement profit du cours »

« La séance a été conçue de façon exceptionnelle, ce qui a permis une participation, une pratique et une réflexion optimales. J’ai réellement aimé apprendre par la pratique. Les facilitateurs étaient accommodants et professionnels, et ont fait preuve d’une grande ouverture. »

« Je n’ai jamais ressenti un tel lien professionnel et personnel avec des formateurs. Ils étaient très compétents! »

« (Le formateur était) énergique et dynamique. Le style de la formation était stimulant et ouvert, j’ai réellement apprécié le partage des réussites et le fait d’apprendre des autres. »

Les tarifs pour inscription anticipée sont en vigueur jusqu’au 6 mars 2020, assurez-vous donc de choisir vos cours et de réserver votre chambre à l’hôtel DoubleTree by Hilton! Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, y compris le prix des cours et de l’inscription, veuillez consulter le site Web.

Au plaisir de vous voir à Regina!

Take a look at the 2020 IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium – Regina, May 4 – 8!

2020 IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium Banner - Woman with floating lightbulbs.

Learn, share and connect at the 2020 IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium
May 4 – 8, Regina.

Whether you’re a longtime public participation practitioner or someone relatively new to the “biz”, the IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium is a time to refresh your skills and learn new things. Read the Schedule-at-a-Glance to see the full picture.

Does your practice involve bringing together large numbers of people for a major project? Large Scale Public Participation Techniques will show you the finer points of three popular methods: 21st Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling and Citizen Juries. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the differences and similarities among the three techniques, how to identify when those techniques are appropriate, and outline a basic framework for a large-scale engagement project.  This course is recommended for P2 practitioners with an intermediate level of experience.

Do you anticipate working with Indigenous groups? How do the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) relate to public engagement? A new course, Indigenous Inclusion: Putting the TRC Calls Into Actionoffers foundational knowledge, real-life examples, and dynamic problem-solving for individuals working to advance Indigenous inclusion within their professional and personal communities. You’ll get a better understanding of Canada’s history of colonization, the Indian Act, Indian Residential Schools, and intergenerational trauma; you’ll be able to identify activities related to the TRC’s Calls to Action.

What have participants said about previous Symposia?

“(the trainer) was very knowledgeable, welcoming and adaptable to people’s needs and questions … the format allowed me to really open up and make the most of the course”

“Exceptional session design ensured maximum participation, practice and reflection. I really enjoyed learning by doing. Facilitators were accommodating, professional and very open.”

“I’ve never felt as professionally and personally connected to session facilitators. Very competent coaches!”“(The trainer is) energetic and energizing. Delivery style engaging and open, I really appreciated the shared successes and learning from everyone!”

The deadline for early-bird pricing is March 6, 2020, so choose your courses and book your room at our host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton!  For more information, including pricing and registration visit the IAP2 Canada website.We’ll see you in Regina!

CHAPTER NEWS – NOV-DEC 2019

BC – YUKON

The BC & Yukon Chapter held its annual general meeting on November 21, with 28 people in attendance both in person and via webinar. In the membership update, 66 new members have joined since January 2019, and the AGM featured a presentation from Devi Goberdhan, Director of Engagement with the First Nations Health Authority of BC. Her presentation was very timely and relevant to the P2 practitioners. 

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WEBINAR REWIND – November – Charlotte Encore: “Walk it Like You Talk It – Youth Empowerment and Racial Equity”

Our first “Charlotte Encore” – a presentation from the previous IAP2 North American Conference that attendees told us should be shared via webinar – brought back the Thursday lunch keynote speakers. Liz Styron and Kaleia Martin of YES! Youth Empowered Solutions challenged us to consider the intersection of racial bias and marginalizing young people. (Read more) Liz and Kaleia show that, even if everything else is equal or a non-white person has an advantage, race puts that person at a demonstrable disadvantage. Race, they’ve learned, is the number-one deciding factor in health and life outcomes.

Communities of people of color tend to be regarded as “expendable”, as seen in the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which is predominantly black, or the coal-ash pits in North Carolina, which are located at or near predominantly black communities.

There is an urgency to address the situation, they say. Because today’s youth are tomorrow’s decision makers, it’s vital that critical thinking and critical awareness be nurtured now. Instead, what they are seeing is young people “turning off” as they see the environmental emergency around the world and feel powerless about it. That, in turn, leads to nations that are suffering, economically, spiritually, culturally and civilly. Young people – the under-18 set — need to be “invited to the table” where their ideas will be welcomed and considered and acted-upon.

Youth, they assert, doesn’t mean lack of wisdom, and age doesn’t necessarily mean a “wisdom advantage”; working in a true partnership, with youth at the center – and not “poster children” or “token young people” – leads to more sustainable movements.

Already, there are indications that this kind of partnership can bear fruit. A recent visit by climate change activist Greta Thunberg to North Carolina brought attention to the situation in that state, drew North Carolina’s own youth activists into the spotlight and led to changes in the state’s climate policies. (Kaleia was, herself, invited to the Governor’s Mansion to be recognized for her work in climate change.)

So how does all this relate to Public Participation? Kaleia and Liz make the case that you can’t do P2 properly without marrying youth empowerment with racial equity. How do you do it? Watch the webinar and let them explain more. IAP2 members can access the webinar – and the webinar archive here.