At every level, it appears there are wicked problems, and golden opportunities, that could benefit from community and stakeholder engagement. Here’s where we see the needs and opportunities for meaningful consultation and collaboration in the year to come. Our Planet With the international agreement coming out of the Paris climate change conference, Canada has committed […]
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The new International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) techniques training manual includes techniques mash-up as an engagement method. Essentially this means combining two or more techniques to achieve the results you need from your engagement. Engagement and facilitation professionals do this intuitively and regularly, so it’s nice to see IAP2 include it. In this post […]
A professional facilitator has many roles, but the core of facilitation is about helping people and groups think together so they can decide together. Delaney + Associates is a group of certified professional facilitators (CPF) that takes our role as neutral facilitators very seriously. Part of being a facilitator is reflecting on your own strengths […]
For some of us on calendar-year budgets, it’s that time when we’re looking at where we went over and where we have a bit left over. We’ve pulled together our top 10 buys, should you find yourself with any budget left over in 2015 for things that will help support successful engagements in 2016. 1. […]
For those of us on calendar year budgets, it’s time to review where we went over and where we have a bit to spare. Therefore we’ve pulled together our top 10 buys, should you find yourself with any budget left over in 2015 for things that will help support successful engagements in the new year.
It’s early for resolutions, we know, but we thought before you turned to the personal, this might be a good time to make some professional resolutions… after you’ve already taken stock of what worked well, and less well in 2015. As an engagement professional, facilitator, community builder, community and stakeholder relations professional, consider the following […]
Disclaimer: We’re not sending out Christmas cards this year. It’s not that we don’t want to wish colleagues, clients and collaborators a Merry Christmas – it’s just that we don’t want to add to your recycling bin. So, we’ve decided to do a special 12 Days of Christmas with our best tips, tricks, learnings and […]
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 […]
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.