Deep Dive: Engagement Evaluation
April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
YWCA Hotel (Royal Bank and Confor Rooms)
733 Beaty Street
CPD Learning Units: 

Is public participation effective? The answer depends on what you measure, and if evaluation is carried out at all.Come to this Deep Dive workshop with Susanna Haas Lyons to explore the foundations, opportunities and complexities of evaluating public participation efforts.Using case studies and your own scenarios, we will look at some promising practices in P2 evaluation, consider the relationships between evaluation and project planning, and be introduced to some tools you can start using right away.Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. She designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision-makers. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for over 15-years on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects. Susanna teaches engagement skills for government, business, nonprofits and at post-secondary institutions. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.comCost: Free for IAP2 Members; $15 for Non-MembersPlease RSVP by April 9th