Public Participation for Decision Makers (Brisbane, AUS)
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Public Participation for Decision Makers (Brisbane, AUS)

IAP2 trainer Tanya Burdett is pleased to present the IAP2 Public Participation for Decision Makers course at the 39th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment.

Where: Brisbane, Australia

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Tailored to suit the conference theme "Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition," the course examines costs and benefits, discusses when, why and how to involve the public, and emphasizes the importance of both the decision being made and the promise to the public about their involvement in that process.

Uniquely, participants will be asked to submit ideas for case studies – examples regarded as “successful” and also “ineffective” or poor/bad practice. The course will draw out lessons learned from all case studies.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will have learned:

  • Methods for ensuring effective and well planned and resourced engagement
  • Principles of good practice engagement, as applied to impact assessment
  • When and why to have the public participate in their decisions – how to build in early stakeholder involvement The decision maker’s unique role and commitment



Tanya Burdett has over 22 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation. Her engagement work ranges from consultation on master plans setting out future visions for small communities of a few thousand people, to engagement across country-wide programs and on major new project and policy initiatives such as the Ichthys LNG Project in the Northern Territory (Australia), Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne (Australia), High Speed Rail proposals (HS2, in the UK), and National Policy Statements and Eco-towns policy (UK).