Inside P2



Discussions with experts about best practices and potential of public participation to strengthen the bond between citizen and institution.


  • Inside PR 553: The Future of the PR Industry

    01/09/2021 Duração: 26min

    On this episode 553 of Inside PR, Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman, and Joe Thornley do a special recording for the Earned Media Mastery Summit with Agility PR Solutions. They discuss the future of the PR industry—exciting things to come, as well as the challenges young professionals will face.

  • The Plumbing of the Internet

    28/07/2021 Duração: 21min

    On this bi-weekly episode of Inside PR, Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and Gini Dietrich discuss the plumbing of the internet, from Feedburner and its replacements to how marketing automation works in the deep dark areas of the web and how video continues to evolve as we adapt

  • Favorite Tools for Comms Experts...IPR 547

    15/06/2021 Duração: 23min

    On this week's episode of Inside PR, Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and Gini Dietrich discuss our favorite tools and what has changed—and what has stayed the same—since COVID hit.

  • Kylie Cochrane, Chair of the International Association for Public Participation (Inside P2 013)

    17/10/2018 Duração: 14min

    On the show today, an interview with the Global Chair of the International Association for Public Participation, Kylie Cochrane. IAP2 is a federation of regional IAP2 organizations such as IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada. Kylie Cochrane is the Chair of the overarching federation. And while we were both at the IAP2 North America Conference in Victoria, she sat down with me to talk about IAP2, its changing structure, major issues in the P2 practice and a look into the future. Our discussion covered: • The change process IAP2 is going through • The areas of greatest activity. • The enhancement of credibility and respect that has been accorded to the practice of public engagement that has resulted from the establishment of the Open Government Partnership • The need for P2 practitioners to evolve our practices and tools to keep up with the interconnected activist groups' sophisticated use of social media and technology

  • IAP2 Canada President Bruce Gilbert on three years of achievements and what's next (Inside P2 012)

    10/09/2018 Duração: 19min

    During the IAP2 North American Conference in Victoria, Joseph Thornley sat down with outgoing IAP2 Canada President Bruce Gilbert to discuss the accomplishments during Bruce's three years as President and what's next. The growth of IAP2 Canada's membership at a time that many organizations are seeing declining growth; The reasons that the growth in IAP2 Canada's membership has been greatest in Western Canada while the east has lagged - and what can be done to promote growth in the east; The first Canadian skill symposium as a harbinger of an increasing emphasis at the region level to skills and expertise transference; The importance of IAP2 Canada providing a training program that is provided in both English and French; The importance of the new certification program and the challenge of promoting it to practitioners and employers; And his next challenge? Bruce is staying active in IAP2 as Canada's rep on the IAP2 Federation, where he will continue to participate in the change exercise. And beyond that, as a

  • EngagePhase Editor Tim Bonnemann on covering the public participation industry (Inside P2 011)

    27/08/2018 Duração: 23min

    EngagePhase Weekly is the only newsletter that covers the public participation industry in North America and around the world.  And today, EngagePhase Editor-in-Chief Tim Bonneman joins Joseph Thornley to talk about what it took to get EngagePhase going, how he covers the industry and what to expect from EngagePhase in the future. Linkworthy Check out these sources that provide context for this week’s discussion. Tim Bonnemann on Twitter and LinkedIn EngagePhase IAP2 USA IAP2 Canada IAP2 Australia National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) Engage2Act It’s your turn Inside P2 is produced by Joseph Thornley. I’d love to know what you think about the topics in this podcast, topics you’d like me to cover in future podcasts and people you’d like to hear from. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post Join the Inside P2 Facebook Group Tweet to @InsideP2Podcast Email [email protected] Subscribe Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Subscribe in Google Play Music Subscribe in Spo

  • Inside P2 010: A new IAP2 Chapter for Canada's National Capital Region

    20/08/2018 Duração: 12min

    Canada's National Capital Region is getting its own chapter of the International Association for Public Participation. And this week's Inside P2 guest host, Peter Wilton, is leading the steering committee that is launching it. We talk about plans for the newly established chapter, which include both events and social media channels. If you are a public participation practitioner or research in the NCR, find more information or sign up to participate in the IAP2 NCR chapter. Peter is a Senior Consultant at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, based in Ottawa Canada. Prior to joining H+K, Peter was a Public Engagement Advisor at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Originally he hails from Newfoundland, where he earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Health Services Research. Linkworthy Check out these sources that provide context for this week's discussion. Peter Wilton on Twitter and LinkedIn IAP2 National Capital Region Website IAP2 NCR on Twitter It’s your turn Inside P2 is produced by Joseph Thornl

  • Inside P2 009: Nothing About Us Without Us is For Us

    13/08/2018 Duração: 34min

    Integrating real world facilitation with online engagement Rebecca Sutherns, CEO of Sage Solutions, co-hosts this week's podcast.  Rebecca shares her insights into the value of facilitated conversations with stakeholder groups and the challenge of facilitation in an era in which people are more focused on the screens of their mobile devices than to the people who may be sitting only feet away. She talks about integrating the richness and value of in-person experiences with online experiences that will reach larger numbers of people. This presents not only the challenge of asking questions to obtain useful responses across media, but also the challenge of interpreting data sets that will vary in both number and richness of data. Let's Talk IAP2 Last September at the IAP2 North American conference in Denver, IAP2 kicked off an examination of its organization and business model. This has been underway at an elite level, driven by a "Change Committee" drawn from North America, Australasia, Indonesia, Sou

  • Inside P2: Hillary Hartley, Ontario's Chief Digital Officer

    09/04/2018 Duração: 26min

    In 2017, the Province of Ontario appointed its first Chief Digital Officer, Hillary Hartley. Hartley is something of a trailblazer. She came to Ontario from Washington, where she was the Deputy Executive Director and Co-founder of 18F, the US Federal Government's digital services corps. Prior to founding 18F, Hartley first arrived in Washington in 2013 as a Presidential Innovation Fellow. Before that, she spent several years in integrated marketing and social media management. Hartley's arrival in Ontario has coincided with a burst of digital initiatives. The province declared a set of digital service priorities, established a digital lab in Communitech in Waterloo, established a set of digital service strategies and, most recently, published these on github. Hillary Hartley made some time to talk with me about the position of Chief Digital Officer and the perspective and approach she is bringing to it. We had a wide-ranging conversation, one that made me even more optimistic about the direction Ontario has s

  • Is open dialogue an antidote for post-fact populism?

    21/08/2017 Duração: 42min

    Don Lenihan is a Canadian thought leader who has spent several years focusing on public engagement and open government . His 2012 book, Rescuing Policy: The Case for Public Engagement, provides a primer on public engagement, consultation and deliberation. This year, he is publishing a series of three articles examining issues related to open government and public engagement. The first article, co-authored with Tom Pitfield, The Rise of Civil Analytics: How Big Data is About to Explode Policymaking As We Know It, developed the concept of civil analytics as "a holistic approach to data, the tools that can be used to analyze it, and the various people who should be engaged to examine it." The second paper in the series, "What is 'Open Dialogue' and Is It the Answer to 'Post-Fact' Populism?" looks more deeply at open dialogue and deliberation. I think that Don's papers are a must-read for anyone interested in understanding how government and institutions can engage the public in discussions of policies, values a

  • Inside P2 006: Making your online engagement accessible to more people

    10/07/2017 Duração: 18min

    Do you launch online public engagements to extend the reach of your public consultation beyond those who can attend in-person meetings? If so, I' sure that you are always looking for ways to make your online engagement accessible to as many people as possible. This episode of Inside P2 focuses on six steps you can take to make your online public engagement more accessible: Design for mobile first Design for the social media generation Optimize for page speed Make it accessible Make it available in different languages Present information that is relevant to the visitor You'll hear about each of these steps in this episode, which includes a recording of a presentation I made on making your engagement more accessible at the 17th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy.   It’s your turn Inside P2 is produced by Joseph Thornley. I’d love to know what you think about the topics in this podcast, topics you’d like me to cover in future podcasts and people you’d like to hear from. You

  • IP2 005 IAP2 launches a National Dialogue on polarization in public discourse

    28/05/2017 Duração: 21min

    IAP2 USA President Leah Jaramillo talks about the IAP2's National Dialogue initiative, its focus and objectives, its origins, where it will happen and its culmination at the IAP2 North American Conference in September. We seem to live in times in which the volume has been turned up and the listening has stopped. In the wake of the US election, opposing camps have built polarized world views based on conflicting arrays of alternative facts. The members of the US chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) experience the disfunction of public discourse on a daily basis in their work promoting and facilitation public engagement with government. Now, IAP2 USA is organizing a National Dialogue among its members and interested community groups to discuss the current environment for public participation. The dialogue will take the form of meetings across the summer culminating in a discussion at the IAP2's North American Conference in Denver in September. In this episode of Inside P2, IA

  • Inside P2 004: Bob Joseph on Working with Indigenous Peoples

    15/05/2017 Duração: 26min

    In this episode of the Inside P2 podcast, respected corporate trainer Bob Joseph talks with Joseph Thornley about working effectively with indigenous peoples. Bob Joseph on working with indigenous peoples Among the highlights of our conversation: How Bob's career as a trainer was launched through a serendipitous encounter when he was working as a sports fishing guide in Campbell River, BC. Interest in working effectively with indigenous peoples spans the globe. Bob's work has taken him not only across Canada and the U.S., but also to places like Peru, Guatemala, New Caledonia, and even Switzerland. The organizations interested in understanding how to work with indigenous peoples includes national, state and local levels of government plus natural resources companies, including forestry, gas, mining, and utilities. Where do trainees come from within the organizations? Public relations people, P2 practitioners, environmental specialists, customer service groups, legal departments. Some organizations have also

  • Inside P2 003: The best of times and the worst of times for open government

    17/04/2017 Duração: 08min

    On this week's Inside P2, we talk about the shutdown of, the opening of the Canada School of Public Service armchair sessions to the general public, the IAP2 North American Conference agenda, and P2 learning opportunities you can participate in. Farewell Open.Gov The news coverage focused on the Trump administration's decision to not publish Whitehouse visitor logs. But what fewer noticed was the announcement that Open.Gov would be shut down. And fewer noticed that has turned into A URL can speak volumes about mindset. Canada School of Public Service opens Armchair session to the general public For those who wonder how public servants are being trained to embrace the culture of open government, we had a chance to peek behind the curtains at the Canada School of Public Service Webcast its armchair session "Open Government Starts with you." Check out the Twitter Moment to get a sense of the discussion. See you in Denver? The IAP2 North Ameri

  • Inside P2: Professional development opportunities you shouldn't miss

    10/01/2017 Duração: 14min

    On today's episode of Inside P2 (Inside Public Participation), I highlight some of professional development resources you may want to take advantage of in the coming year. I cover conferences that will give you insight into today's best practices in P2 and also provide you with the opportunity to meet face to face with other P2 practitioners from across North America and even Australasia and Europe. I also talk about the IAP2, a professional association that will deliver professional development and networking opportunities. And I point to other online P2 resources you should bookmark. Links to resources mentioned in this episode: Conferences IAP2 US Skills Symposium, February 27- March 3, 2017, San Diego IOPD 2017 Conference, June 16-19, 2017, Montreal International Organization on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) Office de Consultation Publique to Montreal IAP2 North American Conference, September 6-8, 2017, Denver Association International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) IAP2 USA

  • Inside P2 episode 1: Why IP2, the IAP2 North American Conference and "All Things P"

    24/05/2016 Duração: 11min

    Why the Inside P2 podcast Welcome to Inside P2, the podcast for public participation practitioners hosted by me, Joseph Thornley. Each week I hope to talk to you about best practices, case studies, and research in effective public participation. Sometimes I'll be on my own. Sometimes, I'll have guest hosts. And sometimes, I'll post interviews. The format of the show will include both a discussion of a principal topic or interview along with one or more brief #IP2Noted items, quick hits on things P2 that I've noticed around the web. I'm also hoping to be joined from time to time by guest hosts who have a unique perspective on on P2. So, if you have some insight or experience that you'd like to share and are willing to illustrate it with case studies or original research, I'd love to feature you either as a guest host or as an interviewee. If you're interested, please email me at [email protected] or tweet to @insidep2podcast. #IP2Noted Finally, this week's #IP2Noted segment covers: The IAP2 North Amer