Influencing the Shift 2.0

Thursday, October 01, 2020 9:00 am - Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:00 pm
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Influencing the shift 2.0

The Northern Inclusion and Access Committee is hosting a virtual conference called Influencing the Shift 2.0 throughout the month of October 2020. The Northern Inclusion Access Committee was developed by partners within the Northern Region of Nova Scotia who identified a gap in service delivery within the sport and recreation sector when providing opportunities for persons living with a disability. Influencing the Shift: Inclusive Sport & Recreation Summit occurred in 2019 and was delivered to a sport and recreation audience (municipality, non-profit, and/or for profit). Influencing the Shift 2.0 has been developed to continue the conversation of inclusion in the sport and recreation sector, with this year’s webinar series addressing the topic of inclusion and access within built environments.

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Measuring What Matters Webinar Series - 4

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Measuring What Matters

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

There is an old adage in management circles – you can’t manage what you don’t measure. This workshop challenges parks and recreation practitioners throughout Atlantic Canada to consider what the real benefits of recreation are, and how those benefits could be measured. The need to shift the what and how we measure will be explored, considering how transitioning from a focus on measuring outputs to a new paradigm of measuring outcomes could lead to greater accountability. The discussion builds on the previously outlined Rationale for the Delivery of Public Leisure Services (in workshop #1) and Drivers of Change (in workshop #2), and is consistent with the fundamentals discussed within the Fees and Charges workshop.

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Effective Public Engagement Strategies Webinar Series - 5

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Effective Public Engagement Strategies

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 PM (AST)

Presenters: Brian Johnston and Meaghan Carey, RC Strategies

Engaging with the public is of key strategic concern for municipalities of all sizes across Atlantic Canada. When well done, public engagement means that decision making will not just be led by elected officials or vocal elites, but by the community as a whole. This workshop will present a framework for determining best practices on engaging the public in the decision-making process, specifically addressing when to engage, how to engage, and how much to engage. It concludes with a process of how to evaluate your engagement activities. In total 21 different public engagement strategies are reviewed and evaluated. A special section on how to engage with the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the community is included.

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