Entries by Jessica Delaney

A Powerful Session Close

I’ve been there, maybe you have too. It’s the last 20 minutes of a session, or the “Next Steps” slides are near, and the facilitator starts to make meaning from the session by summarizing what they heard. There is nothing wrong with this, but increasingly, I am encouraging the Group Close. The group close simply […]

Welcome Aboard, Shairose Ukanji!

Engage Delaney is thrilled to introduce our new Communications and Storytelling Manager, Shairose Ukanji. Bringing a wealth of knowledge in strategic communications and brand management, Shairose is set to elevate our storytelling prowess. She’ll be instrumental in devising stellar comms strategies, fostering brand engagement, and exploring innovative online platforms for connecting with our audiences. A […]

Engage Delaney’s Top Five for In-Person Events

The Engage Delaney team is in full swing, delivering engagement events across the country, and with all the planning, implementation, and soon reporting, we thought we’d share our five big wins and how you can apply them to your next in-person engagement event. Physical Space Matters: More than ever, physical space matters. People want windows, […]

Coach’s Corner

Back to school! Both Jessica Delaney and Kristi Merilees are working to become organizational and executive coaches. Jessica is entering term 2 of the UBC Organizational Coaching program and Kristi is entering term 2 at Royal Roads University in the Executive Coaching program. Part of each program is to have short and long-term clients whom […]

IAP2 Courses, In-person Training & Bundle Discount

Since the introduction of the new IAP2 Global Pathway course curriculum, the vast majority of Engage Delaney courses have sold-out. Here are a couple of testimonials from participants who have recently completed their IAP2 training with Jessica: The IAP2 training with Jessica Delaney is one of the most valuable professional trainings I’ve received in my […]


IAP2 Understanding Conflict: This is a Level 1 course. The prerequisite Fundamentals of P2 and Engagement must first be completed. The aim of Understanding Conflict in P2/engagement is to help you understand, and more effectively manage, conflict dynamics. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to identify and mitigate situations of […]

2024 Engage Delaney Courses

Delaney is pleased to announce dates for three Delaney courses in 2024. These courses help engagement practitioners build on their skills and go beyond the training they may have received in the past. Though having completed the IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation is not a requirement, it is recommended. Here’s what people are saying about […]

Meet Dayna Russell

Dayna Russell is the new Engage Delaney Learning and Communications Coordinator. You will see Dayna and her smile in the Producer role when you participate in a virtual course with us. We are very happy to have her on our team! Since joining the team, Dayna has completed her IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation. Here […]