5 Apr 2016
On April 5, 2016 IAP2 BC hosted its first P2 Drinks social in Victoria. A small group gathered after work to talk about current local trends and challenges engagement practitioners are experiencing. Thoughts were documented to then be input to reflect the BC Voice at this year’s IAP2 North American conference. Great discussions were had about needing to ensure people aren’t over engaged and that the engagement loop is closed so people know their feedback has been received and considered. IAP2 professionals need to continue to share what engagement really is and to ensure it is done as transparently and authentically as possible. We don’t want engagement to just be the thing to do, a catch phrase or a box to check off. It is a balancing act, particularly between the practitioners, clients, public and politicians to ensure the right techniques and tools are used. It is also important that all realize the levels of the IAP2 spectrum and where the project fits on their.
April 5 (5-8 pm)
P2 Drinks: Shake up your thinking!
Join colleagues for this social to discuss the ideas that challenge us and our practice in BC. We want to take a step back with you to re-examine our purpose, motivations, and role of P2 in BC.
Come to this first lively and informal networking series! IAP2 BC will provide appetizers.
- WHEN: Tuesday, April 5
- TIME: 5-8 pm
- WHERE: Spinnakers (308 Catherine St., Victoria)
- COST: Free
- RSVP: April 4