Local Networks

Local Networks are an integral part of IAP2 Australasia’s offering, with over 20 active networks across Australia and New Zealand.

IAP2 Australasia is committed to supporting community and stakeholder engagement professionals by providing networking and professional development opportunities with other industry professionals in their local area. Events range from casual coffee catch-ups, presentations from industry leaders, workshops and masterclasses.

If you are keen to get connected with other professionals in your area through an already established network or would like to explore the opportunity to initiate a network in your area please contact us via events@iap2.org.au.

That’s a wrap

Read about past events, results and insights from a range of Local Network events.

Sink or swim: a freestyle success

On Thursday 16 May, about 45 Brisbane engagement professionals came together to discuss the important topic of how to manage your team’s mental health when in challenging situations with stakeholders and the community. Facilitator and long standing IAP2 board member Joel Levin, led us through a type of focused conversation known as a table of contemplation – our small groups worked through a series of stages of exploration and dialogue.

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What you had to say

Attendee

“This event was by far the best networking event I have been to. From the moment I walked in, I felt very welcome and I was really impressed with how the night ran.”

Attendee

“Great to have the opportunity to engage with other community engagement representatives. I enjoyed the presentation. Having different venues and places is a great idea.”

Attendee

“A really interesting evening with actionable content.”

Attendee

“It was great to hear the personal experiences from the panel and the networking opportunities during lunch are also great.”

Attendee

“The event was well structured and the guest speaker was engaging. I appreciated the Q&A after the presentation, some very good questions and great responses.”

Attendee

“Enjoyed hearing about a practical and successful implementation of engagement. Great that they were willing to share insights and personal experience so the rest of us could learn something. Wasn’t just superficial information.”

Attendee

“I was impressed with the panel discussion and the willingness for audience members to ask questions. This made the event effective and enabled healthy discussion between the audience panel.”

Attendee

“The guest speaker was excellent. She was interesting and engaging and I liked how informal it was.”

Attendee

“Great case study and knowledge sharing.”