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IAP2 Prairies (Regina) - Networking and Panel Presentation: Embracing High Emotion for Effective Engagement

  • 20 Jun 2018
  • 5:30 PM (MDT)
  • Copper Kettle 1953 Scarth Street
  • 6


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Do you need to engage people or groups who are angry or frustrated? High emotion is a barrier to effective public involvement in decision-making. Join IAP2 Canada Prairies for an evening of networking and conversation where guest speakers will share examples of effective ways to embrace high emotion and transform conflict for constructive engagement.

This is a free event for IAP2 members and non-members.  Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited so registration is required.


Guest speakers
Consultation on SaskPower’s Outage Planning and Notification Process - Leanne Jarocki, Public Engagement Consultant, SaskPower
Maintaining and upgrading a robust power system involves careful planning of many complex components. In some cases, completing work safely requires a scheduled interruption to electricity service. SaskPower has designed a consultation program to provide an opportunity for customers to have a voice in the company’s outage planning and notification process. While there is never an ideal time to be without electricity, through IAP2-centered engagement and consultation, SaskPower aims to build a deeper understanding of customer needs and expectations as the company works to upgrade the province’s aging power system.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Individualized Funding Engagement - Colleen Opseth, Advisor, Citizen Engagement, Government of Saskatchewan
For families an ASD diagnosis often involves significant emotional and financial challenges due to resources needed for intervention and treatments for their child.  The Government of Saskatchewan engaged parents and caregivers, service providers and ASD advocacy groups to design an individualized funding model that provides families more choice and flexibility to choose from a range of services that most benefits their child.  This case study demonstrates how a collaborative approach supports effective engagement where there is high emotion and frustration.

Engaging the Community in Regional Land Use Planning: Stories from the Field - Lawrence Baschak, Manager, Enterprise Performance Management
This retrospective will provide a snapshot of lessons learned in planning for and implementing public participation in regional planning initiatives. It will draw upon various engagement case studies and experiences including Canadian Heritage River planning on the Churchill River, forest management advisory committee facilitation, and land use planning in northern Saskatchewan. Some common do’s and don’ts will be covered in this overview as a takeaway for participants.

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