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Welcome to IAP2 Australasia

As the peak body for the community and stakeholder engagement sector, IAP2 Australasia, believes that engagement, when done well, improves environmental, social and governance outcomes and increases trust in the democratic process.

We advocate for all communities to be authentically engaged in decisions that affect them through education and increasing awareness of authentic engagement and all its benefits, in alignment with the IAP2 Quality Assurance Standard for Community and Stakeholder Engagement.

IAP2 Definition of Engagement

Engagement is an intentional process with the specific purpose of working across organisations, stakeholders, and communities to shape the decisions or actions of members of the community, stakeholders, or organisation in relation to a problem, opportunity, or outcome.

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Local Government Hub

For engagement practitioners working in Local Government looking to enhance their organisational engagement practices, you will find a wealth of articles, tools and resources on IAP2A’s Local Government hub.

 

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Infrastructure Hub

The Infrastructure Hub contains information on case studies relating to the infrastructure industry; Conference and Symposium Presentations; Policies, Strategies and Frameworks; Reports; Member only content and news articles.

 

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Virtual Engagement Hub

The Virtual Engagement Hub houses a range of community engagement resources to help engagement practitioners navigate online engagement.

COVID-19 Resources Hub

Browse the list of free online tools, resources and information sheets – on topics such as digital engagement, adaptive tools, engaging from home, honest conversations and reaching vulnerable people during COVID-19.

 

#IAP2TV

Bringing you new videos regularly with wisdom, tips and food-for-thought from our ‘Giants’ in the industry, Core Values Awards winners and finalists and general interest pieces from the studio.

Natural Disaster Hub

The Natural Disaster Hub has been developed to house a range of resources to help engagement practitioners in the event of a natural disaster, such as; flooding, bush fires, earthquakes and cyclones.

Latest News

IAP2 Australasia Conference | Keynote Speakers Announced

IAP2 Australasia Conference | Keynote Speakers Announced

Home > Resources > Latest NewsIAP2 Australasia Conference | Keynote Speakers Announced Get Ready to Innovate to Elevate at the IAP2 Australasia Conference | Monday, 2 – Wednesday, 4 September | Hyatt Regency Sydney. Calling all community and stakeholder...

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Thought Leadership Paper Launched at Parliament House

Thought Leadership Paper Launched at Parliament House

On Thursday, 30 May, IAP2Australasia hit a huge milestone with the launch of the third report in our Thought Leadership Series “Groundbreakers and Transparency Makers: the Role of Engagement in ESG” at Parliament House, Canberra.

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What others are saying

Essentials of Engagement, March 2023

“As I am very new to the engagement sphere, I found the presenter to be enjoyable, I liked the pace of the course, and I found the learning guide to be very useful.”

Apply Engagement Methods, March 2023

“I think the course was excellently structured and provided an opportunity to cover examples from our actual jobs.”

Essentials of Engagement, March 2023

“The whole course from start to finish was very enjoyable, the trainer was very friendly and approachable, the co-trainees were easy to chat to and work together with.”

Facilitate Engagement, March 2023

“I enjoyed being able to meet people across many different industries, working in different areas of community/stakeholder engagement. It really reminds me to think more broadly about engagement. I liked the interactive elements such as Jamboard and break out rooms.”

Essentials of Engagement, March 2023

“The whole course was enjoyable, thank you.”

Apply Engagement Methods, March 2023

“The course from start to finish has been great and we had an excellent leader to guide us. Everyone was also very engaged.”

Essentials of Engagement, March 2023

“I feel this course has given me a great foundation to build on.”

Design and Plan Engagement, March 2023

“I really got so much out of the last couple of days. Small group projects, sharing different insights and experiences, and seeing examples of best practice community engagement methods (particularly websites), demonstrating transparency and community-centric engagement. I’m thirsty to know more and apply insights to my day-to-day job in supporting and enabling areas that are undertaking stakeholder engagement activities to consider the broader environment, issues, sensitivities, methods and opportunities. I also found the opportunity to network with like-minded people who were really valuable, passionate, capable and curious. THANK YOU – we covered a lot but I felt it was equally exactly the right amount we needed to cover – and now revisit and consider and apply in our own workplaces.”

Design and Plan Engagement, March 2023

“I really got so much out of the last couple of days. Small group projects, sharing different insights and experiences, and seeing examples of best practice community engagement methods (particularly websites), demonstrating transparency and community-centric engagement. I’m thirsty to know more and apply insights to my day-to-day job in supporting and enabling areas that are undertaking stakeholder engagement activities to consider the broader environment, issues, sensitivities, methods and opportunities. I also found the opportunity to network with like-minded people who were really valuable, passionate, capable and curious. THANK YOU – we covered a lot but I felt it was equally exactly the right amount we needed to cover – and now revisit and consider and apply in our own workplaces.”

Design and Plan Engagement, March 2023

“Overall, I learnt a lot and enjoyed the course. I am keen to reflect on my learnings and put them into practice at work.”

Essentials of Engagement, March 2023

“The whole course from start to finish was very enjoyable, the trainer was very friendly and approachable, the co-trainees were easy to chat to and work with. I learned lots about myself and how best to put into practice engagement techniques.”

Essentials of Engagement, March 2023

“It was the best online experience I’ve had. It was professional and all the IT worked well.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“Great introduction to engagement as someone new in the field, good to hear from diverse professionals across Australia and NZ.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“I really enjoyed learning more about the theory of engagement and it was a good refresher of some of the basics, and how to deepen insights in my work.”

Essentials of Engagement, January 2023

“I really enjoyed this course, it has been extremely beneficial for my career and I look forward to learning more.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“A very enjoyable and useful day – thank you!”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“It was excellent! On reflection, my engagement strategy and practice could have been improved if I’d known about the concepts and theories we learned during this course. I’m looking forward to my next round of subjects.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“It was fantastic and Chris was an excellent facilitator. Really enjoyed the course content and reinforcing some of my current engagement practices as well as going back to the basics and getting some new skills. It was also useful to have so many smaller group discussions to hear different experiences and skill sets of others.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“Enjoyable session in a safe environment and would encourage other staff to do the course in my field.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“Possibly one of the best online courses I have attended. Very engaging and thought provoking.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“This was a very well run training course. The structure was good and it fostered a really great learning environment. I enjoyed listening to other members’ experiences and opinions.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“Course exceeded my expectations – it was practical, not too draining, very informative, engaging and I can leave with clear templates to start using in my project work.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“A good broad overview of the main concepts and frameworks; very relevant to my work and very helpful.”

Virtual Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“The overall delivery far exceeded my expectations of what’s possible with online learning.”

Essentials of Engagement, January 2023

“I loved this and am looking forward to doing the next few courses!”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“The entire session was interesting, enjoyable and useful.”

Virtual Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“The course was excellent and the trainer was very experienced, gave great examples and very inclusive in involving everyone. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will recommend to others. I am looking forward to the other modules to complete my Certificate in Engagement. The online delivery exceeded my expectations and it was a great learning experience.”

Virtual Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“The course was well structured and paced. I really enjoyed the use of breakout sessions to practically apply concepts and work collaboratively with others. I found group discussion and listening to difference perspectives enhanced my learning and understanding of the content. The single most enjoyable aspect for me is the collaborating/sharing/networking with a diverse range of practitioners with such amazing and diverse backgrounds.”

Essentials of Engagement, February 2023

“It was a great introductory course and not too complex. Good layout and well spaced with breaks.”

Apply Engagement Methods, February 2023

“The format was well structured with breaks and session timed appropriately.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“I enjoyed this course.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“The frameworks and templates will be really useful in my role. I enjoyed being able to meet and connect with new colleagues who work in the engagement space.”

Virtual Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“This was a great course to understand the framework/key steps of how to develop an engagement plan. Alice [facilitator] was very engaging and knowledgable and provided useful examples.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“Overall, it was a great learning experience throughout the content, trainer experience and other learners’ experiences.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“The worked scenarios were a great way for being able to work through the concepts in a realistic way. It also opened great conversation from people who had experienced similar issues/projects in the past.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“The right mix between the small group exercises and the general theoretical content. By the end of this session, we ad a completed engagement plan to take away.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“It was great to be in an online training session with other passionate engagement professionals, learning from their experiences.”

Design and Plan Engagement, February 2023

“This was such a useful and engaging course – it was fantastic!”