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IAP2 Monthly Learning Webinar: OPEN MIC - Your chance to ask the experts!

  • 09 Jun 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Online


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You have questions: we'll help find the answers! On June 9, we'll bring together a panel of IAP2 Experts to answer questions and discuss topics raised by YOU, the P2 practitioners.

Who are the panelists?

Kyle Bozentko, executive-director of the Jefferson Center in St Paul, MN, and member of the IAP2 USA Board. His specialty areas include public opinion research and health and economic policy; he earned his Master's from the Boston University School of Theology.

Anne Carroll has been a member of IAP2/IAP2 USA since 2000, serving on the international, US, and Midwest chapter boards and numerous committees – including the Training Committee, where she’s most active now. For the past 30 years, Anne has been a public involvement consultant and strategic planner, serving primarily the public sector and specializing in bringing unheard voices to the table. She received her Masters from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and now teaches grad students there. She’s also co-author of The Public Participation Fieldbook.

Bruce Gilbert is the president of IAP2 Canada and is currently Assistant Deputy Minister in the Office of Public Engagement at the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. His previous experience has been in diverse areas of engagement, from grassroots organizations and NGOs to students and industry leaders. He obtained his PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Anne Harding is past-president of IAP2 Canada. In her work life, she’s a Senior Advisor of Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy in Calgary, where she’s worked for the last 8 years. In all, she’s spent the past 10 years in P2, primarily in Aboriginal Relations, and in 2012, she received her MA in Corporate Aborginal Relations. Her specialty is in energy development.

David Hovde is president of both IAP2 USA and the IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter. He is Local Relations Consultant with American Transmission Co., which builds, owns, operates and maintains the high-voltage electric transmission system in most of Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and small portions of Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa. David’s work involves “stakeholders’ of all kinds – primarily in the context of transmission line projects.

Brenda Pichette is with P2 Facilitators, and her work covers a variety of facilitation and training situations. She has been Senior Public Outreach Specialist for Health Canada’s Contaminated Sites Public Involvement Team.


Dr John Poynton serves as the Executive Director of Organizational Development for St. Vrain Valley Schools in Longmont, Colorado. Poynton is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and Colorado State Graduate School of Education. In 2014, St. Vrain Valley Schools received IAP2's USA and International Research Project of the Year Awards.

Vince Verlaan of the urban design and community engagement firm, Modus. Vince brings 25 years’ experience in multi-stakeholder policy creation, program development, project implementation, and education initiatives. He blends participatory planning theory and practice with hands-on facilitation skills and also uses dialogue techniques to reduce community conflict, accelerate learning, build trust, and support joint action.

Carol Ann Wolfgang is currently Director of Orion Sustainable Performance Solutions, Inc. providing training, coaching, advising on best management practices. For nearly 10 years, she has facilitated meetings including charrettes with public agencies and stakeholders for nearly ten years and she specializes in mediation and alternative dispute resolution and collaborative negotiation, with an interest in strategic planning for natural resources/environmental issues

Here are some possible questions to get your creative juices flowing:

  • How do you convince your decision-makers to go beyond "regulatory" P2 practice and have something more meaningful?
  • How do you get feedback from the "silent stakeholders"?
  • What makes up your P2 toolkit, and why?
Please submit your questions to info@iap2canada.ca with "OPEN MIC WEBINAR" in the subject line and as the date approaches, we'll announce more information about the key themes.

Remember: there is a two-stage process to register for this webinar. The Registration Confirmation email you receive includes a link: please click on that link and follow the instructions to ensure your place at the virtual webinar table.

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