ADVOCACY: Be clear what engagement is and see engagement as a strategic opportunity
We have been busy bringing our Advocacy Strategy to life and it has become apparent that there is a real need, and therefore a real opportunity to be clear on what engagement is.
Want to see a stronger, more effective association? We are asking you to share your perspectives and priorities so we can do just that! IAP2 Australasia desires to ensure that we are continuing to meet our member needs, especially during a time where much is changing rapidly.
The Jemena Gas Networks 2050 and Price Reset projects, were key when planning for how the energy transition will occur and what the future role of gas will be. Covering 2025 – 2030, the Price Reset project culminates with Jemena submitting a plan to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for the five-year period. It involves collaboration and consultation with stakeholders, customers and key voices in the community.
And just like that, the annual IAP2 Australasia Conference is wrapped up for 2023! What a fantastic three days full of insights, sharing, discussion and networking. There were so many great takeaways from the event, and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.
Even through the unprecedented disruption of the past few years, the principles of good engagement have stayed the same. Ultimately, it’s about taking your community on a journey by understanding them and their unique context. In the Te Whau project, Auckland Council and Beca had the opportunity to put these principles into action while evolving our methods to fit a Covid context.
The winners of the 2023 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards have been announced.A big thank you to all of this year’s award entrants, we had some very outstanding entries.
We’re keen to discover which of the core courses (Essentials of Engagement, Apply Engagement Methods and Design and Plan Engagement) you’d like to complete in person, where and when. This will assist us with our scheduling in 2024.
Second in the IAP2 Australasia thought leadership series, outlines challenges and recommendations for engagement in public decision-making.
How can we explore community influence in decision-making when outcomes are unreliable and community has little trust in them?