Entries by Naomi Devine

Engagement Checklist Manifesto + A Question

by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Strategic Communications  I recently finished Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. Written by a surgeon looking to decrease medical errors and systemize a complex process, Gawande provides loads of evidence, research and stories to make anyone a believer in the power of a simple checklist. There are some key take-aways from the […]

Pandemic and Social Change

by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Strategic Communications There are many realities the pandemic has created and there has been much suffering, but our planet has rejoiced. Air quality improvements are off the charts, with major cities showing shocking before and after images related to improved air quality. Wildlife has expanded into areas previously dominated […]

Informed Policy Decisions Need Our Help

Engagement when done right leads to better decisions. Whether they are big decisions on climate action or smaller decisions close home, understanding the impacts, ideas and motivations of those who will be affected by the decision just makes sense. So, if over the last two months or so you’ve had an opinion on how BC […]

COVID-19 journal for teenagers

by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning + Development We recently released a kids’ journal activity to help families talk with their kids about their feelings during COVID-19. The response has been so positive, we decided to release a COVID-19 journal for teenagers. These are challenging times for everyone – from little one to big ones – […]

D+A New Year’s Resolutions

“My resolution is to invest more in the wellness and skills development of people doing the work of public engagement. I have come to realize that engagement is really about human connection and democracy, and so it’s really difficult if your colleagues, clients, staff or partners are feeling beat up, tired, and suffering from a […]

Tweets of Note…

There is, of course, no substitute for attending events in person. But a little digital engagement can go a long way to enhancing the experience of an event. The theme of this year’s conference was “Creating a Culture of P2”. We leave you with a few digital snapshots of our takeaways on the successful 2018 […]