The Great Lakes Chapter marked its fifth anniversary by hosting the 2018 Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2018 at the Leslie Barns, a new state-of-the-art Toronto Transit Commission facility near Lake Ontario. The meeting was an opportunity to look back on the year and do some thinking about what comes next.
Through 2017 and early 2018, the Chapter continued its modest growth, and maintained a strong financial position. Members were invited to join a series of P2 drinks networking evenings, with topics ranging from Engagement Best Practices to P2 and Fake News. To overcome the chapter’s large geography, the team experimented with an online book club to explore The Truth About Stories via its LinkedIN group.
At the AGM, the new executive team was announced, including:
- Jodi Ball
- Joanne Cordell
- Michelle Dwyer
- Tracey Ehl
- Donna Kell
- Karla Kolli
- Katrina Kroeze
- Carrie-Lynn Ognibene
Together, the group’s first activity will be to plan an engaging and manageable approach for the upcoming year.
We have many things to be thankful for!
- Thank you to our members, long-term and new, for sticking with the Chapter on this journey. You are always welcome to jump in with your ideas and energy as you are able.
- Many thanks are extended to outgoing executive members Kyal Butler, Chris Gurski and Tracy Manolakakis who have generously shared their time and talents.
- Thanks also go to David Nagler and the TTC team who hosted the AGM at the Leslie Barns, its new facility at the corner of Leslie and Lake Shore. The facility was built to maintain its new fleet of low floor light rail vehicles. There was much public interest and engagement throughout the design process, which was led by TTC staff and Strasman Architects Inc.. The facility is built to Toronto Green Development standards, and it features a storm water management pond, new trees, a green roof and enhanced streetscaping outside and a paint booth, maintenance, testing and control centre inside.
As the executive team turns its attention to the year ahead, any and all ideas from members are welcome. Get in touch at: to email@example.com
In just over a month, the BC Chapter will welcome the world to Victoria for the IAP2 North American Conference!
Our Chapter appreciates and thanks all of our local volunteers that have helped plan the program, fun and more to help ensure it is a great conference for all.
As @iap2bc is new on Facebook and Twitter, we decided to hold a contest to get members to share the word — and win a Conference registration at the same time! Thanks for all the follows, likes, share and retweets…the lucky contest winner is XXX (TBD July 17).
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The IAP2 BC Chapter is busy finalizing details for events this fall but are looking forward to various training opportunities throughout the province from Sept-Nov 2018. Check out our training & events calendar for details and to register.
IAP2 Canada Prairies Chapter is proud to announce the launch of our new page on LinkedIn! Our new home on LinkedIn will help us communicate with a broader audience also making it easier for members to share IAP2 updates and information about training and events within their own networks.
The Chapter hosted an evening of conversation on how to embrace High Emotion. Leanne Jarocki (centre), SaskPower Public Engagement Consultant, shared about that agency’s program that gives customers a voice in the outage planning and notification process. There’s never a “good” time to be without electricity, but SaskPower is using IAP2-centered engagement and consultation to understand the customers’ needs and expectations better.
Colleen Opseth (right), Engagement Advisor with the Government of Saskatchewan, presented a case study of a parent and stakeholder project to design a funding model for Autism Spectrum Disorder. A diagnosis of ASD often means big emotional and financial challenges — and frustration — for a family, and good planning and collaborative approaches led to a design — and helped build relationships.
Lawrence Baschak (left), Manager of Enterprise Performance Management with the Ministry of Environmentshared stories from the field including Canadian Heritage River planning on the Churchill River, forest management advisory committee facilitation, and land use planning in northern Saskatchewan. Lawrence finished off our evening with a light-hearted list of do’s and don’ts when engaging in high emotion.
IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition and Outage in Public Participation
Tuesday Sept 11 and Wednesday Sept 12, 2018 Regina, SK
In these challenging times and charged environment, you need strategies and behaviours to work more effectively with communities and stakeholders who are angry, frustrated and outraged. This two-day workshop is practical, hands-on participatory mix of video, lecture, group exercises and draws upon decades of real world experience in high stakes, high conflict situations.
Stephani Roy McCallum, Founder of Dialogue Partners and Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project is excited to partner with the IAP2 Prairies Chapter to bring IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation to the Prairies chapter in Winnipeg and Regina. Steph brings her 25 years of experience in high stakes, high emotion public engagement, her background as a leadership coach and her talent for creating constructive environments for brave, honest conversations™ to the training.
The cost of this two-day course is $825. A course discount of $125 is available for IAP2 members. Please contact us to receive your discount code at firstname.lastname@example.org.