Collaborative Negotiation Skill Building and Learning session – April 15th, 2016, Edmonton
IAP2 Wild Rose Director and planner with McElhaney Lauren Bartlette led a lively discussion with attendees from Edmonton, Calgary and a number of communities in-between. Participants learned about the key building blocks for successful negotiations and even got to test their collaboration skills by working through a negotiation exercise with their fellow practitioners. Approximately 30 people were in attendance at the session, held in conjunction with the Wild Rose AGM, and exit surveys indicated that they felt they were introduced to a valuable new tool in their engagement toolkit.
The Regina Branch of the Prairies Chapter held a networking event on May 4th open to IAP2 members and non-members. The event started with a short presentation on who IAP2 is and what membership has to offer, as well as info on upcoming activities in Regina. Using an open spaces design, participants were invited to mingle, enjoy some snacks and provide feedback on four different topics. All 15 attendees were very engaged, provided some great feedback and most importantly had some great conversations with fellow public participation professionals.
Great Lakes members can look forward to some new angles on communications and P2, at the Chapter’s upcoming AGM, June 21. Eric Bergman, accredited communications professional, will be the guest speaker at the event, to be held at the Hydro One Special Events Centre in Toronto. The coming year’s Board will be elected, and members interested in serving can get their applications in by June 20. Contact Tracey Ehl, Nominations Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St Lawrence Chapter / Section Saint-Laurent selected a new Board of Directors at its May 13 AGM. The 10-member Board consists of returnees Stéphane Bérubé, Janis Crawford, Guy Grenier, Hugo Mimee, Julie Reid-Forget and Sébastien Trottier, along with the newcomers Jean Paré, Joseph Thornley, Manel Djemel and The executive positions will be decided at their first face-to-face meeting on June 14.