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IAP2 2018: Tools & Resources for Public Engagement
As a global centre for knowledge and practice in public participation, SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2018 IAP2 North America conference. Our team is actively exchanging knowledge on the ground with other members of the P2 community, including a number of resources and tools.
Whether you’re at the conference, or following the conversation online (#iap2nac18), download your own copy of the resources below:
- Our Strategic Framework offers six considerations to align engagement processes with the needs of decision-makers
- The 8 Characteristics of Highly Effective Public Engagement proposes key considerations and best practices for public engagement initiatives
- The ENABLES framework can help guide organizational change and build institutional capacity for public engagement
- The Public Engagement Toolkit was originally designed to support the City of New Westminster implement its new public engagement strategy. This toolkit includes frameworks, worksheets, and case studies that can support project planning for high-quality public engagement.
How do you build consensus among citizens on one of the most controversial questions your country faces? The Citizen Dialogues on Canada’s Energy Future marked the first ever cross-country deliberative dialogue where randomly selected, diverse citizens presented recommendations to the federal government on energy policy.
- Learn how deliberative dialogue supported meaningful, inclusive participation and the creation of sound policy proposals in our Technical Report on the Citizen Dialogues on Canada’s Energy Future or watch the 3-minute summary video!
Apply a Participatory Systems Change approach to your public engagement work
Addressing today’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental problems requires a systems-based approach that builds collaboration between broad public audiences, institutions, and other key actors and drivers.
- Read the Characteristics of Participatory Systems Change pamphlet to explore how a systems approach can reframe key aspects of public engagement
- Learn more through our full Participatory Systems Change Report, building on ideas developed at a 2016 retreat that brought together thought leaders from the fields of citizen involvement and systems change.