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President's Message, January 2015
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and peaceful holiday season and are ready to take 2015 by storm. The Wild Rose Board of Directors and our amazing volunteer committee members are geared up to bring Wild Rose members new opportunities to learn, network, and advance the practice of public participation.
IAP2 Wild Rose Lunch and Learn
2013 IAP2 Award for Project of the Year - ourWascana
Bring your lunch and join John Lewis, of intelligent futures, for a lunch and learn session as he provides details on his project ourWascana that won the 2013 International Association for Public Participation Award for Project of the Year.
The IAP2 Wild Rose Board needs several volunteers throughout Alberta to be a part several committees including Outreach, Communications, Professional Development/Training and the Signature Event.
Volunteering on committees is a great opportunity to network with other P2 practitioners, help shape the presence of IAP2 Wild Rose and have a lot of fun. There is also an annual Board/Committee Social for volunteers to get together and celebrate the year's successes.
IAP2 Wild Rose Fall Mixers
Join us for the upcoming Fall mixers in Calgary and Edmonton! Come and have some food, some drinks and hear from a representative of the IAP2 Wild Rose Board and fellow practitioners.Dawn Green from Strathcona County (Edmonton event) and Noreen Rude (Calgary event) will speak about the importance of the IAP2 core values in public engagement from a municipal government perspective, how the core values are reflected in their P2 spectrums and will provide an example of one of their successful P2 programs.
Save the date and join us for the upcoming Fall mixers in Calgary and Edmonton!
The mixers will allow attendees to get connected with IAP2 members and other public participation practitioners. The event will begin with a networking opportunity followed by presentations from the IAP2 Wild Rose Board and fellow practitioners on the importance of public participation.
More details on the speakers and presentation topics to come.
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
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.