A Guide to Engaging in Disaster Recovery

As the bushfire emergencies continue in NSW and Queensland, engagement practitioners are working hard with communities to negotiate the difficult and distressing task of negotiating the journey of recovery.In 2015, IAP2 Australasia along with Anne Leadbeater OAM produced a resource, A Guide to Engaging in Disaster Recovery, to help community leaders and engagement practitioners working to engage and support communities in recovery.

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Response to the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019

IAP2 Australasian members, Directors and CEO attended the Infrastructure Australia Round Table on Community Engagement held in Sydney at Infrastructure Australia’s offices in September 2019.At the Round Table the participants focused on two key challenges:

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November Webinar announced: “Walk it Like You Talk It – Youth Empowerment and Racial Equity”

Ensuring youth have a meaningful voice and the playing field is racially level are two hot topics for P2 practitioners these days, and that was brought home by our keynote presenters at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference in a Charlotte in September. Join us on Wednesday, November 20 at 6am (AEDT) as Liz Styron and Kaleia Martin of YES! Youth Empowered Solutions reprise their presentation.

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Have your say! IAP2A Community Survey 2019

As a valued member of the IAP2 Australasian (IAP2A) community, we would like to invite you to ‘have your say’ in our annual IAP2A Community Survey. It is important for us to hear your feedback so we can continue to support, educate and provide resources to assist our members and broader community in the practice.

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It’s a wrap for the 2019 Conference: Engagement Unlocked

Nathan Connors shares his reflections from the 2019 IAP2 Australasia ConferenceThe 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference delivered more than just a stellar program of workshops, break-out sessions and keynotes, instead, it provided yet another opportunity to observe a mature and professional community-of-practice in action.Focusing on the theme of unlocking engagement to build trust, connection and potential, this year’s conference for me, told the story of growth.

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7 day wellness challenge with CEO Marion Short

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn CloseAs not just a CEO, but also as a mother, mentor, sister, daughter and friend; I feel called to join the many leaders in corporate Australia who are initiating conversations on mental health in the workplace.

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The stupid questions we ask…with Max Hardy

You would recall a teacher, or lecturer, or someone, telling you there is no such thing as a stupid question. That may be true in some contexts, but I have been concerned for many years about the stupid questions asked by project teams about the progress of their ‘community engagement’ (especially in regard to infrastructure or urban planning projects).

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Welcome to our new Directors

A big thank you and farewell to three of our amazing Board members – Helen Christensen, Kate Henderson and Donna Marshall. We thank you for the hard work, knowledge and guidance you have provided in helping to grow IAP2 Australasia.And a very warm welcome to our new Directors – Lance Brooks, Nathan Connors and Penny Townley. We look forward to working closely with you as we continue to grow and shape IAP2 Australasia.

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