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Calgary Coffee Klatsch is this Thursday!

We are going to focus the conversation on engaging hard to reach stakeholders, including youth and seniors. Please join us for this informal get-together where we share experiences and ideas to learn from each other. It is a great opportunity to meet other people working in public participation in a casual setting. We hope to see you at the Inglewood Starbucks this Thursday, August 21st at 9:30am.!

Begin With the End in Mind - Evaluation Tools to Plan and Review Your Public Participation Program - November 25th, 2014 Calgary

Have you ever wanted to have better handle on evaluating your public participation programs? Join Thom Stubbs in this interactive course which will underline the importance of beginning with the end in mind (understanding your desired outcomes while planning and implementing your participation process lets you know if and when you get your desired results).

Our Red Deer and area IAP2 Wild Rose members and colleagues are invited to attend our upcoming networking event. Join us for drinks and appetizers and meet the new IAP2 Wild Rose Board and network with other public participation practitioners.

Place: One Eleven Grill (5301-43 Street, Red Deer)
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

 Pleaes RSVP below (limited space available).

Message from the President

Paula Kupchak Hall, IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter President 

Now's the time to register for our 2014 Annual General Meeting and Fail Fest!

This Friday (April 25), we will be hosting our 2014 AGM and Fail Fest from 10:00am - 1:00pm at McKay Avenue School in Edmonton - it should be a great time with learning, laughing and connecting. Meet new colleagues, share stories and learn from each other all while enjoying delicious food and learning more about what your Board accomplished in 2013 and what's coming up for 2014.

IAP2 Wild Rose Fail Fest and Notice of Annual General Meeting

MacKay Ave. School, 10425 - 99th Ave., Edmonton

Friday, April 25th, 10:00 am -12:45 pm (with IAP2 Canada AGM to follow)

Registration is now open for our Fail Fest and 2014 AGM!! Please click here for more information and to register.

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Fail Fest

Who hasn't failed?  Case studies and panel discussions often look at what went right.  But what about when it went wrong?  Please join IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter to share stores and discuss lessons learned through our not-so-successful endeavours.  Take a risk, share and take away new insights about your own work through shared stories.



The Wild Rose Chapter of IAP2 is seeking members to serve on the Board of Directors for a two (2) year term, to begin following the Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 25, 2014.

Board service is voluntary, and all IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter members in good standing are eligible. With the exception of the Executive positions, Board members are elected as Directors at Large, and are later assigned areas of responsibility based on needs, interest and expertise.

IAP2 Wild Rose's 2014 Public Participation Fail Fest & AGM

April 25, 2014 - Edmonton
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Public participation can be risky business...we ask participants to share what is really important to them, about issues and situations that impact their lives, livelihoods, friends and families. We ask our particpants to be vulnerable and yet when we come together as practitioners we often only share things that went REALLY well.

Come and join your colleagues, meet new ones, and learn together over lunch.

The Canadian Public Relations Society - Calgary Chapter and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) - Wild Rose Chapter are jointly hosting a lunch and learn this Thursday.

Join us at Bow Valley College on February 26, 2014 for a brown bag Lunch and Learn, focusing on overcoming barriers to conducting successful stakeholder engagement programs.