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Insights, connection and reflection at the IAP2A Senior Leaders Retreat

Group photo from the IAP2A Senior Leaders Retreat Uluru

What an insightful and thought provoking three days at the IAP2A Senior Leaders Retreat, surrounded by amazing minds and top leaders in the field.

With Uluru as inspiration, 30 IAP2A members came together to share their experiences and insights, and learn from one another in a personalised and intimate setting.

In small groups, facilitated by a discussion lead, leaders took a deep dive into conversations and assisted in creating industry positioning statements.

Topics covered included:

  • Unlocking the Power of Advocacy: Have your voice heard, learn how to make a real impact and play an active role in shaping IAP2 Australasia’s Advocacy Strategy, Recommendations and Calls to action.
  • Engaging with diverse communities: Strategies for effectively engaging with diverse communities and how to ensure that their voices are heard in decision-making processes.
  • First Nations engagement: Re-imagining how engagement is designed and delivered to put First Nations people at the heart of the practice.
  • Technology and accessibility: How technology can be used to make engagement more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, and identifying barriers that need to be addressed to ensure that everyone can participate.
  • Community organising and advocacy: Strategies for community organising and advocacy to ensure that marginalised groups have a voice in decision-making processes.
  • Inclusive governance: How to ensure that governance processes are inclusive and accessible, and how to engage stakeholders in governance processes at all levels of government.
  • Measuring and evaluating community engagement: Demonstrating the value and impact of engagement, for both the decision-maker and the community.

Thank you to all the wonderful engagement practitioners who attended and contributed to this amazing retreat. We would also like to thank Amy Hubbard for expertly facilitating these important conversations over three days and for preparing the summary report.

We look forward to hosting you again, stay tuned for details on the next retreat!

Make sure you head over to our The Indigenous Voice page, and watch a statement from Tony Clark, IAP2A Chair, on why IAP2A has decided to support The Voice.