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IAP2A Research and Reports

As the peak body for the community and stakeholder engagement sector, IAP2 Australasia believes that authentic engagement improves economic, environmental, social, and cultural outcomes.

We believe that by evidencing the value of authentic engagement, it will become as routine as project plans, budgets, and impact assessments.

IAP2A Pulse Surveys

As part of IAP2A’s commitment to improving feedback loops and to obtain more regular input and involvement from its engagement community, an IAP2A Pulse Survey initiative was introduced in 2022.

The survey is to be sent out on a quarterly basis, with the aim to provide the association and members with a ‘pulse check’ on various topics. The results of the pulse surveys will be shared with members in a series of infographic publications and reports.

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Pulse Survey 1 | Impact of COVID-19 on the Australia and New Zealand engagement community since March 2020

This first of Pulse Survey was distributed on 22 March 2022 on the topic of the ‘Impact of COVID-19 on the Australia and New Zealand engagement community since March 2020.’

The purpose of the March pulse survey was two-fold:

  1. to hear respondents’ views and insights, in particular about the effect of COVID-19 on the industry and practitioners since March 2020 (when the pandemic was declared); and
  2. to ensure we understand our community and are responsive to needs and suggestions.


IAP2A Leaders Retreat Summary

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On 31 May 2023, senior engagement leaders from across Australia and New Zealand met at Uluru to explore the themes of connection, collaboration, inclusivity, and cultural understanding. The three-day retreat enabled delegates to participate in a range of structured and unstructured conversations and be given the time and space to explore the issues that matter most.

An objective of the retreat was to create a series of position statements on important issues. While we did not quite get to finalising agreed statements, we discussed what is most important for our industry and where we should focus our efforts. This document contains a summary of some key discussions.