2016 Core Values Awards Winners
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2016 Core Values Winners Circle

IAP2  announces international Core Values Awards in Adelaide, Australia

International Core Values Awards celebrate
Excellence in Public Participation



Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - Adelaide, Australia

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) announces the 2016 International Core Values Awards honoring award winners from around the world.

2016 Core Values Awards
Showcase of Winners

IAP2 Federation Presiding Member, Ms. Noreen Rude congratulates the winners on behalf of the Board of Directors and national affiliates. “IAP2’s seven Core Values go to the very heart of our association and guide how we think about and practice authentic public participation. The laureates of the 2016 awards represent best practice in our field, and serve as model of excellence for others to emulate.” Finalists for the “best of the best” international award were gathered from entries submitted by national affiliates in Australasia, Canada, and the United States in the following categories: Project, Research, and Organisation.

Winners recognized this year are:

Project of the Year

Primary Health Care, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Canada)
Embedding Engagement in Models of Care: Successes and Lessons Learned from Community Health Teams in Nova Scotia

A very impressive, long-term project about a meaningful and important issue demonstrating the different stages of engagement and the breadth of their outreach to involve a wide range of people affected by health care in their communities. The depth of their collaboration with participants to design the types of engagement and evaluation questions, and their findings related to being flexible with design and attention to group dynamics to do engagement in a way that is appropriate and meaningful for people from different cultural groups is impressive.

Research Award

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - Syracuse University; The Jefferson Center (USA)
Clearing the Error: Public Deliberation about Diagnostic Error

An excellent piece of collaborative, engaged, and meaningful research. The research provides important information that can be used to improve the health care system by using a P2 approach with the general public rather than healthcare professionals and has the potential to make a big impact on the field of public health.

Organisation of the Year

LandCorp (Australia)
Realising Western Australia’s Potential

LandCorp underwent a very impressive change in the organizational culture and commitment to embodying the IAP2 principles. The submission is strong in providing detail on the organizational P2 challenges and opportunities, rationale for P2 and impact on decision-making. The entry demonstrates evidence that organizational culture is influenced by public participation by being a factor in decision-making processes, policy, programs and practices, employee training and orientation, public documents and websites, organizational actions and activities, and partnerships…it is quite the transformational story.

Please join us in congratulating all the finalists and winners.

IAP2 is delighted with the response to the 2016 IAP2 Core Values Awards competition from public participation practitioners all over the world. This is a testament to the huge growth of our field of expertise. More information about all these winners and finalists can be found in the 2016 Core Values Awards Showcase on IAP2.org. As you read through the summaries of the award winners and finalists presented here, we hope you will gain some valuable insights into how IAP2 Core Values are being applied to the practice around the world.

Special thanks are extended to the international jury members, Ms. Laura Black, Ph.D., Ohio University (USA), Mr. Jeff Cook, Beringia Community Planning, Inc. (Canada) and Ms. Nomi Muthialu, NMA Effective Social Strategists (South Africa), as well as all the members of the judging panels for the IAP2 Affiliate Awards programs. On behalf of IAP2 you have our sincere thanks for your commitment and dedication to advancing and promoting international best practice in the field of public participation.