Local governments are required to engage with the community when creating their 10 year strategic community plan as part of their Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR). The community must also be consulted on matters such as local laws, differential rates, planning and other matters and aspirations that are relevant to the diverse needs of individuals within a community.
IPR enables community members and stakeholders to participate in shaping the future of their community and in identifying issues and solutions. IPR is a process designed to articulate the community's vision, outcomes and priorities; allocate resources to achieve the vision, striking a considered balance between aspirations and affordability; and monitor and report progress.
Join us for this complimentary webinar with Joel Levin, Managing Director, Aha! Consulting to discuss the purpose of Community Engagement and Contemporary Tools, Tips and Case Studies.
Both local government officers and elected members are welcome to join us for this live webinar.
New to IPR or a seasoned practitioner, we welcome your questions and experience sharing to enable a greater IPR collaboration across WA.
Rules of Engagement
Input from both Elected Members and Officers is valued as long as it is respectful.
Humour is encouraged as long as it is good natured.
For elected members, this session is complementary to WALGA's Integrated Strategic Planning training programs.
Joel Levin, Managing Director, Aha! Consulting
Joel's organisational, engagement and facilitation skills stem from a background in counselling, training, community work and senior management. Joel was the Senior Training Conusultant for the Department of Community Development, focusing on the development of their services and funded not-for-profit services.
Joel is a licensed trainer and board member for the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).
In 2018, Joel was awarded the Distinguished Fellow Award from Leadership WA for outstanding commitment to the organisation and service to the WA community.