IAP2 Australasia Webinars

Demystifying Deliberative Engagement and the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020 – part 1

Part one of this online Q&A-style conversation provides practical information about deliberative engagement and how to adapt your approach to engagement to satisfy the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020.

Topics

  • An overview of the relevant changes to the Victorian Local Government Act
  • What the new legislation is aiming to achieve
  • How to correctly align engagement with IAP2 principles (the IAP2 Spectrum and IAP2 Core Values)
  • Where to find out more

Panellists

  • Hannah Duncan-Jones, Director Responsible for the Implementation of the Local Government Act 2020, Local Government and Suburban Development Group, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Sharon Redmond, Project Manager, Legislation Implementation, Local Government Victoria, Local Government and Suburban Development Group, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Moderated by Amy Hubbard – Capire Consulting Group and IAP2 Australasia Director.

Watch the recording here.

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Keep on Engaging:

COVID-19 Road to recovery, community engagement’s new normal

We’re all in this together! The catch phrase on everyone’s lips across the globe. But, now as we pave the road to recovery, where to from here? With our day-to-day lives interrupted both personally and professionally we need to discuss what does our new normal look like? In particular, for Community Engagement.

Our three guest speakers will be offering different perspectives from their unique experiences across industry, so by the end of our webinar we expect these shared insights will offer practitioners on trend information about the new normal and future landscape for community engagement practice.

Speakers

  • Amy Hubbard – Capire Consulting Group and IAP2 Australasia Director
  • Hannah Tagore –  Department of Premier & Cabinet, WA
  • Nicola Mitchell – Inland Rail, Australian Track & Rail Corporation

Moderated by Kylie Cochrane: Director – IAP2 Australasia; Chair – IAP2 International and Managing Principal, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon.

IAP2 Australasia members, log in and watch the recording here.

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Keep on Engaging: #changinglives #keepingculture

 

This online Q&A-style conversation provides practical information about engaging with integrity in Aotearoa and, understanding and engaging with Aboriginal and Indigenous culture and community.

The panel shares insights and learnings to help break down the barriers to better engage with Aboriginal & Māori communities.

Speakers

  • Cain Slater – Kari Foundation – Connecting & Supporting Business and Individuals to be Champions of Change.
  • Christine Ammunson – Te Taura Whiri | Te reo Maori – The Maori Language Commission

Moderated by Kylie Cochrane: Director – IAP2 Australasia; Chair – IAP2 International and Managing Principal, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon.

IAP2 Australasia members, log in and watch the recording here.

Keep on Engaging: Sharing stories with Craig Foster

Engaging with with multicultural and minority communities.

We share stories with former international athlete, SBS presenter and human rights advocate, Craig Foster about his experience in engaging with multicultural and minority communities.. Craig provides insights into his own challenges and successes to help engagement practitioners understand and better connect with their communities.

Craig Foster, multiple Logie winner for excellence in sports broadcasting and human rights advocate, Bachelor of Laws, Masters International Sport Management, Member Australian Multicultural Council, social justice advocate and campaigner including #SaveHakeem to free a young Bahraini refugee from a Thai prison, #GameOver for the release of asylum seekers and refugee detainees and #PlayForLives to promote a humanitarian response from the sports industry to COVID-19, joins IAP2A’s webinar series: Keep on Engaging.

Moderated by Kylie Cochrane: Director – IAP2 Australasia; Chair – IAP2 International and Managing Principal, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon.

IAP2 Australasia members, log in and watch the recording here.

Keep on Engaging: Keeping it human in COVID-19

An online Q&A-style conversation with practical information about current community sentiment and how to adapt your approach to engagement in the COVID-19 environment.

Our panel shares tips and insights on:

  • Community sentiment right now and what people are thinking and feeling.
  • How to work with people with heightened anxiety.
  • Social distancing versus social isolation – how are people coping?
  • What do we say once we reach our audience?
  • Adjusting the messaging, tone and language.
  • What about the timing, do we need to adjust?
  • Breaking down barriers and building trust in communities, we are in this together!
  • The role of engagers in connecting communities.

Speakers

  • Stu Reeve – Managing Director, Micromex Research & Consulting
  • Louise Mitchell – National Consultant Disaster Recovery Social Recovery Reference Group (SRRG) C\- Emergency Management Branch Department of Health and Human Services
  • Chloe Groser – NZTA Practice Manager Engagement and Communications at NZ Transport Agency

Moderated by Kylie Cochrane, Director – IAP2 Australasia; Chair – IAP2 International and Managing Principal, Communication & Stakeholder Engagement – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon.

IAP2 Australasia members, log in and watch the recording here.

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

This webinar provides 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

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 Australasia members, log in and watch the recording here. Non-members can access the webinar for $10 by emailing info@iap2.org.au

Lunch with an Ambassador

In 2016 IAP2 Australasia launched the first series of lunchtime webinars, titled “Lunch with an Ambassador”. Once a month, an IAP2 Ambassador is presenting on a topic of expertise. These were designed to build on the community engagement knowledge that already exists within the IAP2 community and make it more easily accessible.

  • Community Engagement in the EIA Process with Margaret Harvie
  • Shaping an Organisation to Engage with Vivian Warren
  • Embracing Community Owned Solutions with Jan Taylor
  • Processes that are rigorous, activities with purpose and dialogue and deliberation – what’s the difference anyway? with  Lucy-Cole Edelstein
  • How engagement has evolved over the last two decades with Vivien Twyford

You can watch the recordings by scrolling through the below or visit the IAP2 Australasia YouTube channel.

You can also find IAP2 Canada’s webinars on the IAP2 USA YouTube channel or on our website.

Community Engagement in the EIA Process | Margaret Harvie

Embracing Community Owned Solutions | Jan Taylor

Shaping an Organisation to Engage | Vivian Warren

Processes that are rigorous, activities with purpose and dialogue and deliberation – what’s the difference anyway? | Lucy-Cole Edelstein