"Build into your process milestones to assess what you’re doing and don’t be afraid to change course if your original public involvement plan is not reaching the audiences you hoped. There is nothing worse than working a plan you know isn’t solving the issue just because it’s what’s on paper." - Sabrina Colón
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COVID-19, P2 and Managing With The “New Reality”
We know that your lives are being turned upside down. Plans that you have made are changing and it seems that every time you turn around there is something new being said. Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement! We're here to help.
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Join us in Banff, Alberta for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference on September 9 - 11, 2020. You will leave the 2020 conference rejuvenated, and inspired by speakers, colleagues, and awe inspiring views. We hope you join us!
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Upcoming IAP2 Learning Webinar
April 14, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
Implementing Inclusionary Public Engagement As An Organizational Value
Community engagement is often thought of as a series of public meetings designed to gather information used in policy, budget and program decisions. When community engagement is an organizational value, it exists in all of the organization’s transactions. Community engagement is the responsibility of all employees who deliver direct service.
Among other things, you'll come away with a better understanding of the challenges and demands that race, ethnicity, culture, shifting demographics and cultural pluralism make on democratic process and public engagement. Participants will understand how these factors affect public engagement processes and understand how to apply tools and strategies in response to those demands. Create and conduct innovative experiments with employees, community organizations and residents that demonstrate a commitment to relevancy, inclusion, diversity and equity.
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