Intermountain: Public Engagement Specialists Breakfast & Quarterly Meetings in Utah
IAP2 Intermountain hosted the Foundations in Public Participation training in Salt Lake City last week, and hosted a meet and greet breakfast to introduce interested practitioners to members. In Utah, Intermountain is hosting a quarterly event in partnership with a monthly communications brown bag hosted by the Utah Department of Transportation.
Puget Sound: Foundations in Public Participation: Planning & Techniques
Cascade Chapter is now making their PI Networks more accessible by filming presentations and posting them to YouTube (closed captions are provided). Their latest presentation by Juan Carlos Ocaña-Chíu covers the collaborative journey Metro is on to improve racial equity in the region through the implementation of its Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Be sure to attend future PI Networks to enjoy the engaging question and answer sessions at the end, as well as networking opportunities!
Greater Los Angeles (Emerging): How Fake News Disrupts P2 Efforts
January 25, 2017 - Presenter Amber Nelson, founder and president of Lingo Consulting, Inc., will give Greater Los Angeles practitioners the low-down on what fake news is, how to spot it, and describe its impact on individuals with respect to their engagement with community issues. Learn and understand the challenges fake news presents so you are equipped to develop solutions. For more information, contact Kit Cole, at email@example.com.
Three Things That Are Working to Start the Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Chapter Volunteers Rock!
Kit Cole, Lauren Cobb, Jennifer Trotter, and Scott Woodhill have been spearheading the effort in Southern California to form the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of IAP2 USA. Since the first meeting in June 2014, the emerging chapter has been growing steadily and they now have more than 160 professionals on the invite list.
Learn more about what they're doing in LA that rocks!
Student scholarships and internship available! APPLY NOW!
IAP2 USA is involving student members in two new ways.
2017 is the inaugural year for our new national scholarship program. Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to IAP2 USA student members. The deadline for applications is February 10. Click here for the more information and the application kit.
We are also seeking an intern to work virtually with us from January to August 2017. Ideal candidates will have education/work history in a field related to communications, public relations, non‐profit or business administration. The deadline for applications is January 11. Click here for more information and guidance on how to apply.
‘Tis the Season to Invest in the Future!
IAP2 USA recently launched two new opportunities for students: the student scholarship program and a student internship. These opportunities are specifically designed to get our young people involved and invested in quality P2.
They say it takes a village, right? What better place than within the fold of IAP2 USA to help build the next generation of P2 practitioners? Please invest in our future practitioners by giving to the Student Scholarship fund.
Webinar Rewind – December
Social Media & P2
With more and more people demanding to be a part of the process when decisions affect them, social media has become an increasing reality for public engagement professionals.
For the December learning webinar, civic engagement specialist Susanna Haas Lyons delivered a clinic on both the digital tools available and the approach needed in using those tools.
Webinar on Deck – January 10
2pm Eastern | 11am Pacific
It's a concept that's been gathering momentum for the past several years: Participatory Budgeting. From a bold experiment in Brazil to an integral part of some municipalities' spending decisions, local governments are giving their people more and more of a say in allocations of public funds.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Shari Davis of the US-based Participatory Budgeting Project will give us an idea of how PB works and tell of some success stories; Luc Richard from the City of Dieppe, New Brunswick, will tell how his city put the idea into practice.
The webinar is sure to fill up quickly, so register now!
As always, IAP2 Learning Webinars are free for members and only $50 for non-members.
Once again, you have an opportunity to soak up knowledge, insights, and some warm California sun, at this five-day annual retreat.
Whether it’s brushing up on the fundamentals or diving into advanced courses to stretch your thinking, you’ll find it:
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” – Winston Churchill
IAP2 Training Sessions on the Public Calendar
Check the IAP2 USA Calendar of Events for information on how to register.