PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter

Public Consultation – From Theory to Practice - SOLD OUT
January 29, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Regional District of Nanaimo board chambers
6300 Hammond Bay Road
CPD Learning Units: 

Public Consultation – From Theory to Practice


JANUARY 29, 2015

Consulting with the public on a contentious issue can be tricky at best or downright frightening at worst.  This workshop is for planners and others who design or implement public consultation programs.  The workshop will provide an overview of public involvement theory, examine what tools may be appropriate to address different public policy or planning challenges, identify strategies to keep discussions at public meetings or other public processes focused and explore what to do when things go sideways and difficult people threaten to derail the consultation process.  

Learning units for PIBC members

2 organized and structured CPL (continuing professional learning) units.

Where and When

January 29, 2015 (*NEW DATE)

8:30 a.m.- 9 a.m.: coffee, tea, breakfast snacks

9 a.m. – 12 noon: workshop

Regional District of Nanaimo board chambers

6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo


Students: $30

PIBC members:  $40

Non-PIBC members: $50

Refreshments and snacks included in fee

Register with the Planning Institute of BC at:

Tel. 604.696.5031, toll-free at 1-866-696-5031, or info@pibc.bc.ca.

Payment may be made in advance (cheque, money order, Visa, or Mastercard) to PIBC.

Workshop preparation:

Registrants will be invited to email public consultation challenges that they are dealing with or have dealt with or questions that they would like answered in the workshop to the instructor ahead of the workshop. 


Karin Albert MCIP, RPP has16 years experience facilitating participatory processes to develop long range strategic plans, site design plans, park management plans and organization action plans, mission and vision statements.  Karin has worked with advisory groups, task forces and community groups to explore public policy issues and to develop plans, strategies and public programs.  Karin’s past clients or employers include the Canadian Political Science Association, BC Housing, the Lower Mainland Network for Affordable Housing and Metro Vancouver Parks.  Karin is currently employed as parks planner with the Comox Valley Regional District.