Making a decision can be hard, particularly when there is a lot of noise, people feel passionately on both sides, and the stakes are high. Whether it’s deciding to tell your child, “no more Thomas the Tank Engine!”, or a municipal councillor saying “yes, we are moving forward with approving a re-zoning”, or the Prime […]
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At Delaney + Associates, we follow the IAP2 Planning Protocol. This is a framework designed to create a consistent approach to planning and designing an engagement. After having done this several hundred times, we have a consistent framework that we apply with some modifications based on the needs of the client.
I’d like to suggest that just about all of us want to be liked and respected as professionals. There’s nothing wrong with this; in fact it can be a good thing if it promotes ethical, values-based decisions and behaviours, particularly amongst leaders and decision makers. But there is a fine line, and recently we have […]
Dear Fellow Canadians – It’s a new day, we have a new government and here are the top three things we hope to see in the months and years ahead. 1. Listening: You say you won by listening, so don’t stop. Engage Canadians on their values – the things they care about and the kind […]
I am very pleased to say that I have had a chance to attend the Canadian Public Relations Society’s conference on Engagement + Impact in Montreal this year. It has been a great conference to attend and present at. This morning, if you did attend my presentation, you have learned the Delaney’s ten-step process for […]
Day #2 of Planning is a tough one, but likely the most important one. This is the day where participants go through the five steps, 21 activities that make up IAP2’s planning protocol – a tool to help plan and design engagement programs. One of this morning’s conversations was around the decision maker: who really […]
Today is Monday, but in IAP2’s Foundations Course, it’s Day#1. It’s the first day of a five-day course and everyone is getting into the learning groove. As a new trainer, and likely amongst the youngest, I think one of my best attributes is that I know that I don’t know a whole lot.
End of government fiscal year is always a bit of a blur. We’re sorry we were less than engaging online, but we were running pretty quick to get everything done by March 31. With many different projects going on, across many different sectors and provinces, we saw three themes that we believe are transformative for […]