Key insights from the “State of the Practice” online survey

In 2018, IAP2 Australasia introduced the new initiative, Pitch for the Practice which invited practitioners to propose a project which would advance the practice of community and stakeholder engagement across Australia and New Zealand. Projects were then voted on by IAP2 members with the most popular funded for activation.

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2020 Core Values Awards now open

The 2020 IAP2 Core Values Awards program is now open for entries. IAP2 Australasia’s premier Core Values Awards recognise and encourage projects and organisations that are at the forefront of public participation. The awards were created to encourage excellence, quality and innovation in public participation. 

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Integrating engagement and Social Impact Assessments (SIAs)

As engagement professionals we all understand the value in engaging early in the life of a new ‘thing’ be it a programme, policy, project or something else, to ensure the people who will live with the outcome have had a chance to contribute to vision and goal setting, development, as well as the final design.

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What’s trending? With IAP2A Director – Jo Wilkins

It’s another year and it’s February already. There are always a lot of thoughts at this time of year about the months ahead, what’s important and where our practice is heading. Jumping on that band-wagon, I’ve jotted down my musings on engagement top trends for 2020.

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A word from the Chair with Tony Clark

As we welcome the beginning of a new year it is a welcome many will never forget. The catastrophic fires that have raged across Australia have left our community shattered, loosing life, family, friends homes, jobs, businesses and more. We have seen the best of the human spirit and sadly some of the worst. Lets also not forget the tragedy that has befallen our native wildlife and the terrible long term impact – their homes have been completely destroyed.

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Relationships and an alternative IAP2 Spectrum with Paul Kooperman

Due to the broad lack of understanding from government and corporates about what it means to ‘engage with communities’ – what ‘engage’ means and how it might or could be achieved – many private companies, government agencies, Local Government Authorities and State Government Departments quite rightly utilise the IAP2 spectrum to guide their engagement practice. Many Community Engagement Practitioners also use this spectrum as a way of being consistent with their engagement across multiple consultations, using a tried and tested (and well-researched) tool designed specifically for the sector, which justifies a clear and trusted methodology for their ‘engagement’.

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