COVID-19 Information and Resources

Resources for Engagement Professionals

IAP2 Australasia Webinars

Keep on Engaging: Tips for Adapting in the Days of COVID-19 - SOLD OUT

This webinar has now taken place, a recording will be available free for members on Tuesday, 31 March.

Join us for an online Q&A-style conversation with practical information on how you can keep engaging in the COVID-19 environment.

  • How to adapt your engagement plans and strategies to digital or other approaches
  • The role of engagers in connecting communities
  • Looking to positive innovations in crisis
  • Challenges of adapting to the digital space
  • How to work with people with heightened anxiety

There will be opportunities for participants to ask questions during this live webinar, which will be recorded for those who can’t join us in the moment.

Speakers
  • Adam Smith, Director, Harvest Digital Planning
  • Nicole Hunter, Co-founder and Director, MosaicLab
  • Nathan Connors, IAP2 Australasia Director and Global Head of Client Services, Bang The Table
  • Moderated by Kylie Cochrane, IAP2 Australasia Director; Chair, IAP2 International and Managing Principal, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon

 

IAP2 International Webinars

COVID-19, P2 and Managing With The “New Reality”

On Wednesday, 1 April at 5am AEDT, we’ll focus on you and how you are adapting to the sudden changes and what others are doing. We’ll be considering such questions as:

  • How are people responding to this?
  • What do we do with our projects?
  • How do we cope?
  • How do we plan in areas like accessibility and inclusion?
  • Is any engagement that we are doing now valid?
  • What is the problem that we are trying to solve?
  • How do we reach the “seldom heard” and individuals with accessibility challenges?
  • How can we continue to motivate people to participate in the current context and until what point in the process?

You are not alone, so join us for this special session.

To register, email info@iap2.org.au

IAP2A Training and Events updates

IAP2A Response to COVID-19

For members, training and event participants

24 March 2020

April face-to-face training and events are closed, and we are sending emails out to registered participants. We will review resuming face-to-face training services towards the end of April.

We are rapidly exploring digital delivery offerings so that you can continue with your professional development, and maximise any new learning opportunities as they become available.

Our existing Communities of Practice will expand to include more members, new Communities will be established, and online local network events are being established in partnership with our local network groups.

You will see more on these in the coming weeks.

20 March 2020

Following on from an announcement by the Prime Minister on Friday afternoon (20 March), IAP2 Australasia is ensuring that all training sessions will adhere to the appropriate 4 metre per person guideline in training rooms.

16 March 2020

IAP2 Australasia values the wellbeing of all our participants. And we also recognise that skilled engagement professionals are now more important than ever.

IAP2 Australasia is currently developing and collating resources to assist engagement professionals with engaging in a COVID-19 environment. A webinar on the topic is also planned and will be advertised shortly.

IAP2A is evaluating the COVID-19 situation daily, and will follow the advice of relevant Government agencies and health departments.

For training and event participants

We may need to postpone some of our upcoming planned training.  Below is the current status of our public training courses. Please check back here regularly for daily updates to upcoming training.  We will advise affected participants by email of changes to upcoming IAP2 training courses and events.

 
Training dates postponed

April face-to-face training and events are closed, and we are sending emails out to registered participants. We will review resuming face-to-face training services towards the end of April.

We are rapidly exploring digital delivery offerings so that you can continue with your professional development, and maximise any new learning opportunities as they become available.

Please check our training calendar to stay up-to-date on future training dates.

 
Events postponed

Additional Training and Event Information

We are working with our training and event venues who are putting in place increased measures for hygiene, cleanliness and infectious disease prevention, and social distancing in line with advice provided by government health authorities.  We have adjusted the catering to be provided at our public training venues to individual portions, wrapped and covered for safe food hygiene and to minimise any shared contact of utensils.

To further help protect our attendees, all training participants are required to complete a Travel Register and Isolation Form before attending. This will be emailed to participants prior to training.

We also encourage all participants to keep up to date with information published by your Government health agency.

Australian Government Department of Health: health.gov.au/

Ministry of Health NZ: health.govt.nz/

What if you need to postpone or reschedule your attendance?

If you need to postpone your attendance at upcoming booked training courses as a result of the COVID-19 situation, such as: personal illness or isolation; an immediate family member having COVID-19; or in line with your organisational policy, IAP2 Australasia will consider applications to waive cancellation fees. If approved, IAP2 Australasia will provide credit notes to be used for a future training course or event. This will be considered on a case by case basis and in line with official Government agency advice. Please notify us by emailing training@iap2.org.au and include any supporting evidence such as a letter from your employer or a medical certificate.

If your reason for postponing or cancelling your attendance is not COVID-19 related, then our usual IAP2A cancellation policy applies.

Thank you for your support of IAP2 Australasia, and do get in touch if you have any concerns or questions.

For more information

Contact Customer Service Team on either of our toll free lines: AU: 1300 4ENGAGE (436 424)  |  NZ: 0800 4ENGAGE (436 424)  or email: info@iap2.org.au