The COVID-19 outbreak has created a "new reality" in many sectors, including Public Participation. Practitioners, trainers and others are wondering how to handle the situation. In the next few weeks, IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada will be presenting a webinar series on the impacts of COVID-19 and our P2 practice, to address the questions we have received over the past week or so.
DATE: March 24, 2020 TIME: 10:30 AM (CST)
In this session, Kim Hyshka of Dialogue Partners and Chrystiane Mallaley and Michael Sauvé of Hill+Knowlton Strategies will respond to questions such as:
What are some ideas or creative methods for continuing engagement without meeting face-to-face?
What's "out there," in terms of social media, teleconferencing platforms, digital tools in general? When and how should we use them?
What are some good experiences and what should we be careful about?
How do we address inclusion and low barrier access for those with limited tech skills: what technologies require easy installation or none at all, while supporting a variety of participation methods
Platforms and tools that support effective small group conversations and “break out” rooms, or that can support moving from plenaries to group work
Platforms that can include visual note-taking or collaboration (in ways that can be recorded for data collection)
Facilitation tips and tools for effective online conversations
And more ...
The other sessions in the series include:
SESSION 2, Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30am Pacific (2:30pm Eastern), in which Susanna Haas Lyons and Elizabeth Buehler, Civic Engagement Manager with the Salt Lake City Corporation, will also respond to those and other questions. Register here for that session.
On Tuesday, March 31, 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern), we'll focus on you in "COVID-19, P2 and Managing With The 'New Reality'". How are you adapting to the sudden changes and what others are doing. We'll consider such questions as:
How are people responding to this?
What do we do with our projects?
How do we cope?
How do we plan in areas like accessibility and inclusion?
Is any engagement that we are doing now valid?
What is the problem that we are trying to solve?
How do we reach the "seldom heard" and individuals with accessibility challenges?
How can we continue to motivate people to participate in the current context and until what point in the process?
You are not alone, so join us for this special session. Speakers are still to be confirmed.
There is a two-stage process for registering. Your confirmation e-mail will include a link. Click on that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.