Connecting Communities: Careers in Public Participation
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Room 420
Governments and organizations are increasingly engaging the public to better meet the needs of the communities they serve. Evidence shows that public engagement leads to more innovative ideas, better decisions, greater public support of policies and stronger democracies.
The growing field of public engagement needs professionals with a wide range of skills and experiences, including project management, event planning, outreach , communications, policy analysis, strong interpersonal skills, passion for connecting with communities, fluency in multiple languages and inter-cultural literacy.
Join the IAP2 BC and Yukon Chapter, CityHive and Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue for a free interactive panel session exploring career paths in public participation, featuring stories from emerging professionals:
Gayle Frank, Senior Advisor for Indigenous Relations and Truth and Reconciliation, Urban Systems
Miley Leong, Engagement Consulting Manager, CityHive
Melvin Sedeora, Dialogue & Engagement coordinator, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Joel Harnest, Public Engagement Specialist, City of Vancouver
Doors open at 5:00 pm with a light dinner and refreshments, panel event commences at 5:30Register Here