Good engagement practice was the focus of my presentation for over 100 participants of a Clear Seas event. Clear Seas hosted an interactive workshop on how advances in maritime traffic monitoring and modelling can directly improve marine safety best practices, emergency response and cross-jurisdictional collaboration across the Pacific Northwest.

I presented on Principles for Effective Dialogue and Civic Engagement, which included the two slides on this page, that may be of interest.

The first slide looks at how to engage public and stakeholders at different points in the policy making cycle. The second reminds us that engagement always needs a value exchange.

I then moderated an discussion among panelists that do engagement-based work in the marine environment. Panelists were:

  • Russ Jones, Project Manager for Haida Oceans Technical Team, Haida First Nation
  • Danielle Wensauer, Special Advisor, Marine Safety & Security, Transport Canada
  • Katherine Beavis, Senior Consultant, Aboriginal Relationship, Transport Canada
  • Michael Lowry, Manager of Communications, Western Canada Marine Response Corp
  • Maia Hoeberechts, Associate Director of User Services, Ocean Networks Canada
  • Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director, Friends on the San Juans
  • Peter Luckham, Council Chair, Islands Trust
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