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Engage 2 Act is a collective of individuals committed to progressing citizen engagement practice.  We foster, develop, nourish, lead and break new ground in citizen engagement.

We are motivated citizens, engagement practitioners, community group representatives, students, government, private sector - or often something in-between!



Engage 2 Act is a collective of individuals committed to progressing citizen engagement practice.  We foster, develop, nourish, lead and break new ground in citizen engagement.

We are motivated citizens, engagement practitioners, community group representatives, students, government, private sector - or often something in-between!



What's Up?

  • Engage 2 Act: (un)Conference

    6 months ago
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    An invitation to participate and present at an engagement (un)conference!

    On 23 March 2016, a group of people passionate about all things community engagement will be meeting to discuss the state of engagement in Victoria. Over one day, 50 sessions by participants will explore creative engagement techniques, new ideas and approaches, policy ideas and engagement success stories.

    The day is designed for people with all levels of community engagement experience. From students and new practitioners to our respected engagement elders. It will be dynamic, fun and designed to demonstrate the principles of good engagement.

    If presenting is not your bag,... Continue reading

    An invitation to participate and present at an engagement (un)conference!

    On 23 March 2016, a group of people passionate about all things community engagement will be meeting to discuss the state of engagement in Victoria. Over one day, 50 sessions by participants will explore creative engagement techniques, new ideas and approaches, policy ideas and engagement success stories.

    The day is designed for people with all levels of community engagement experience. From students and new practitioners to our respected engagement elders. It will be dynamic, fun and designed to demonstrate the principles of good engagement.

    If presenting is not your bag, don’t worry. There will be plenty of other people looking to moderate a session. You will however need to be an active participant to ensure you get the most out of the day!

    Details:

    • March 23, 8.30am–5pm. Networking drinks from 5.15pm
    • Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford
    • Registration is $140 full / $70 concession. Registration covers (un)conference material and food/drinks.

    To register, please visit: http://e2aunconference2016.eventbrite.com

    For more information, please contact Niamh Moynihan by emailing niamh@capire.com.au

    Engage 2 Act Victoria are convening this event with support from the Victorian Local Governance Association. Our working group includes representatives from Bang the Table, Capire Consulting Group, City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip, City of Yarra, CrowdSpot and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

  • 2015 Xmas drinks!

    9 months ago
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    Hi everyone - time for some end of year festivities!

    Engage 2 Act Victoria invites you for drinks and nibbles at the very start of the 2016 festive season.

    The room will be full of people with a passion for participation. It is an opportunity to mix and discuss engagement - whether we're engagement practitioners, community engagement reps, students, government, private sector - or something in between.

    Tickets are $20 or $15 concession.

    Engage 2 Act is a collective of individuals committed to progressing the citizen engagement practice. We foster, develop, nourish, lead and break new... Continue reading

    Hi everyone - time for some end of year festivities!

    Engage 2 Act Victoria invites you for drinks and nibbles at the very start of the 2016 festive season.

    The room will be full of people with a passion for participation. It is an opportunity to mix and discuss engagement - whether we're engagement practitioners, community engagement reps, students, government, private sector - or something in between.

    Tickets are $20 or $15 concession.

    Engage 2 Act is a collective of individuals committed to progressing the citizen engagement practice. We foster, develop, nourish, lead and break new ground in citizen engagement.

    WHEN

    WHERE

    Trunk Bar & Restaurant - 275 Exhibition Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 AU - View Map


    Get your tickets here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/engage-2-act-christmas-drinks-tickets-18986319593


  • Engage2Act bus tour - the jury is in!

    about 1 year ago
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    Over the past month engagement practitioners from around Melbourne have helped shape a bus tour that seeks to explore how communities are experiencing urban change and being engaged in the process.

    We asked participants to nominate or support a project using a Crowdspot map, identified what’s possible within the timeframe available and then finalised the route with projects where we have been able to secure a project spokesperson. You will find the list below - we hope you are happy with the outcomes!

    Event details:

    Time: 1pm - 4pm (with a drink after)

    Date: Thursday 30 July 2015

    Tickets: $30... Continue reading

    Over the past month engagement practitioners from around Melbourne have helped shape a bus tour that seeks to explore how communities are experiencing urban change and being engaged in the process.

    We asked participants to nominate or support a project using a Crowdspot map, identified what’s possible within the timeframe available and then finalised the route with projects where we have been able to secure a project spokesperson. You will find the list below - we hope you are happy with the outcomes!

    Event details:

    Time: 1pm - 4pm (with a drink after)

    Date: Thursday 30 July 2015

    Tickets: $30 - Book your seat on the bus via Eventbrite

    Pick-up location: Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston St/Collins St (at the flower stand)

    Route:

    1. Meet at the City of Melbourne where we will go into the chamber to hear about engagement for the 10-Year Financial Plan from Desley Renton.

    2. Travel to Fitzroy where Clare Murrell (City of Yarra) will share her insights on Celebrating Aboriginal Culture on Gertrude St.

    3. Travel to Royal Park where Cathy Kiss (City of Melbourne) will discuss the extensive engagement process for the 'Return to Royal Park' project.

    4. Travel to Fishermans Bend where Daniel Breen (Metropolitan Planning Authority) will talk about the importance of engagement in developing this urban renewal area.

    5. Travel to St Kilda where Carol Tu (City of Port Phillip) will chat about past and future engagement activities towards a solution for this iconic foreshore site.

    6. Travel back to the city where we hope you will join us for a drink and meal to end the day!


    See you on the bus!


  • Managing UP - getting engagement past the gatekeepers

    about 1 year ago

    Hi Engage2Act Victoria,

    As Engagement Practitioners we regularly have to compete with other interests to get engagement on to the agenda. Learn the way management thinks to better communicate your case.

    Engage2Act is hosting an event to help you learn some insights from people at the top.

    Our special guests will be:

    Micaela Drieberg

    Managing Director of 3 Hills and former Mayor of Monash

    AND

    Frankie MacLennan

    Strategy, Innovation & Engagement Regional Manager Gippsland

    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

    When: Wednesday, June 3

    6pm for drinks and nibbles

    Presentation and discussion from 6.30pm – then networking

    Where: Council House 2, Melbourne CBD

    Cost: $20 / $15 for students

    Book your ticket

    Hi Engage2Act Victoria,

    As Engagement Practitioners we regularly have to compete with other interests to get engagement on to the agenda. Learn the way management thinks to better communicate your case.

    Engage2Act is hosting an event to help you learn some insights from people at the top.

    Our special guests will be:

    Micaela Drieberg

    Managing Director of 3 Hills and former Mayor of Monash

    AND

    Frankie MacLennan

    Strategy, Innovation & Engagement Regional Manager Gippsland

    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

    When: Wednesday, June 3

    6pm for drinks and nibbles

    Presentation and discussion from 6.30pm – then networking

    Where: Council House 2, Melbourne CBD

    Cost: $20 / $15 for students

    Book your ticket

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  • Reflections on the Citizens' Jury - SA event

    over 1 year ago

    Over the last 18 months a number of Citizens' Juries have taken place in South Australia. From the inaugural process looking at the question - How can we ensure we have a vibrant and safe Adelaide nightlife? To the more recent jury who looked at - motorists and cyclists will always be using our roads – what things could we trial to ensure they share the roads safely?
     
    Reflections on the Citizens’ Jury is your chance to come along and listen to invited speakers Vivienne Lambert (DPC) and Emily Jenke (Community Engagement Specialist) talk about the process of Citizens Jury in an Adelaide context, the hows, whats and whys. Then hear stories from some of the jurors themselves as they tell us their experiences of being involved in shaping Adelaide’s future. This will include Mel Lambert who was a juror and key contributor to the Premier on the recent findings around cycling.

    Finally join the audience in asking questions to the speakers in a quick fire Q&A session before being invited to join the Engage2Act crew for an end of year festive drinks and networking at the General Havelock. (Drinks are not included but encouraged)

    During the session we highly encourage networking, tweeting and story sharing of community engagement with friends, colleagues and new acquaintances. 

    Where - The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide, SA 5000
    When - Tuesday, 9 December 2014
    Time - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Followed by networking drinks - The General Havelock, 162 Hutt Street.

    RSVP - limited to 50 seats - book tickets (free) via eventbrite here

    Download and distribute our promotional flyer here

    Over the last 18 months a number of Citizens' Juries have taken place in South Australia. From the inaugural process looking at the question - How can we ensure we have a vibrant and safe Adelaide nightlife? To the more recent jury who looked at - motorists and cyclists will always be using our roads – what things could we trial to ensure they share the roads safely?
     
    Reflections on the Citizens’ Jury is your chance to come along and listen to invited speakers Vivienne Lambert (DPC) and Emily Jenke (Community Engagement Specialist) talk about the process of Citizens Jury in an Adelaide context, the hows, whats and whys. Then hear stories from some of the jurors themselves as they tell us their experiences of being involved in shaping Adelaide’s future. This will include Mel Lambert who was a juror and key contributor to the Premier on the recent findings around cycling.

    Finally join the audience in asking questions to the speakers in a quick fire Q&A session before being invited to join the Engage2Act crew for an end of year festive drinks and networking at the General Havelock. (Drinks are not included but encouraged)

    During the session we highly encourage networking, tweeting and story sharing of community engagement with friends, colleagues and new acquaintances. 

    Where - The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide, SA 5000
    When - Tuesday, 9 December 2014
    Time - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Followed by networking drinks - The General Havelock, 162 Hutt Street.

    RSVP - limited to 50 seats - book tickets (free) via eventbrite here

    Download and distribute our promotional flyer here

  • SA Engage2Act group also chatting on Facebook

    about 2 years ago
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    At a recent SA core group meeting (June 2014), active members had a good chat about how we communicate with each other and how we can connect and meet new and/or other interested people.

    Around the table there was general consensus that most people were already on Facebook and this could be an alternative way to share, chat, debate and discuss

    So in true South Aussie style a SA Engage2Act Facebook group was quickly born, to test and see how an alternative platform would work. Everyone is welcome to join in our SA discussions. To find the page simply... Continue reading

    At a recent SA core group meeting (June 2014), active members had a good chat about how we communicate with each other and how we can connect and meet new and/or other interested people.

    Around the table there was general consensus that most people were already on Facebook and this could be an alternative way to share, chat, debate and discuss

    So in true South Aussie style a SA Engage2Act Facebook group was quickly born, to test and see how an alternative platform would work. Everyone is welcome to join in our SA discussions. To find the page simply type in 'Engage 2 Act South Australia' into the Facebook search bar. Although this is currently a closed group, you wont wait too long to be approved and join us.

    If you are interested in finding our more about the SA group, check out the news feed below that highlights some of the past SA events, or the "What's happening in SA during 2014! news article below to see what is coming up.



  • Get Your Core On!

    about 2 years ago
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    Engage 2 Act SA - Core Collective Gathering!
    Wednesday 11 June 3-5pm at The Edinburgh Castle, Currie Street, Adelaide

    1.  Where are we gathering?

    The Edinburgh Castle (Ed Castle), Currie Street, Adelaide – has long tables, pretty decent cheap food ($10 menu) and 2hr free parking bays on North, Gray and Franklin Streets as well as being on main bus routes and 10 mins walk from tram, train and those working in CBD ivory towers.

    2.  What's happening?

    An informal get together of those identified as core members of Engage2Act plus others who may have been missed... Continue reading

    Engage 2 Act SA - Core Collective Gathering!
    Wednesday 11 June 3-5pm at The Edinburgh Castle, Currie Street, Adelaide

    1.  Where are we gathering?

    The Edinburgh Castle (Ed Castle), Currie Street, Adelaide – has long tables, pretty decent cheap food ($10 menu) and 2hr free parking bays on North, Gray and Franklin Streets as well as being on main bus routes and 10 mins walk from tram, train and those working in CBD ivory towers.

    2.  What's happening?

    An informal get together of those identified as core members of Engage2Act plus others who may have been missed out and probably have good stuff to say

    3.  What will we talk about? 

    Loose proposed Agenda:

    ·  Engage2Act SA WTF we doing, seriously? Who wants to be Core.

    ·  Becky update – Kitchen Table Conference (please Becky as we are all excited)

    ·  Use it or lose it – E2A website and Twitter

    ·  Future opportunities – Community Governance (Valli), EngageTech with Amelia (John), rotation of core group

    ·  Any other gems before wine o’clock takes over

    4. What do I need to do RIGHT NOW?

    Please can you let Andrew Coulson know by COB 6 June if you are going to come along and he will look at reserving a long table or area in the Ed Castle where we can chin wag and drink. Cheers to that. Thanks Andrew for taking the lead.

    Andrew Coulson
    T: 08 8406 8217 
    E: ACoulson@salisbury.sa.gov.au

  • Autumn Event - Lets Get Digital

    about 2 years ago
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    Our next event is on the way!  Register 

    More and more in both our personal and professional lives we all deal with the online world so, we want to talk about how we can become better online ‘engagers’. 

    Learn about the art and the science of digital engagement with our guide for the night, special guest James Noble, Managing Director of Carter Digital and UX expert. 

    The details:

    When: Thursday 22 May at 6.30pm

    Where: Hub Melbourne, 673 Bourke St, Melbourne 

    How much: $20 and $15 for students/not for profits

    Register... Continue reading

    Our next event is on the way!  Register 

    More and more in both our personal and professional lives we all deal with the online world so, we want to talk about how we can become better online ‘engagers’. 

    Learn about the art and the science of digital engagement with our guide for the night, special guest James Noble, Managing Director of Carter Digital and UX expert. 

    The details:

    When: Thursday 22 May at 6.30pm

    Where: Hub Melbourne, 673 Bourke St, Melbourne 

    How much: $20 and $15 for students/not for profits

    Register


    What it is exactly that makes some websites more engaging than others? What are the non-negotiables for online engagement? What content is needed to make a site really engaging?

    To help us answer these questions we want to know what your favourite (and least favourite) websites are. You don’t have to use them every day, we just want to know which ones you think are or are not engaging. 

    On the night we will spend some time with some experts in the field of online engagement to have a very ‘off-line’ discussion about what great engagement looks like online. 


    We need you to:

    Register: (eventbrite link – once we’ve settled on a name and description I’ll insert the link)

    AND

    Submit some of your top (most) and bottom (least) engaging sites on the internet (to: eleanor@capire.com.au)

    Some food and drink will be provided and numbers are strictly limited so please register quickly. 


    Our examples:

    What’s so fun about beer online??

    http://www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/#

    I love an interactive map… especially when Antony Green is involved:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/results/

    We all have our favourite social media:

    https://www.pinterest.com/andrewecoulson/

    https://twitter.com/RayScanlan1

    Anyone interested in balancing the Californian budget?

    http://www.budgetchallenge.org

    The BBC are the masters of the infographic:

    Debt crisis:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-15748696

    The state of the internet:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8562801.stm


    What are your highs and lows??


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  • When in Frome - The wheels and thrills of building a bike lane

    about 2 years ago
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    Engage2Act SA held an event in May to share with the Adelaide community about the engagment process to help design and build a bike lane in Frome Street.

    Guest speaker Chris Hardman from Adelaide City Council presented this project, discussing the engagement process and what we have learn't. About 25 people attended the event and got involved asking a number of questions, leading to some great conversations about cycling and bike infrastrucutre in Adelaide.

    For more infomration:

    The free event was part of Velo-Fringe and proudly brought to you by Engage2Act and the Adelaide City Council.

    Engage2Act SA held an event in May to share with the Adelaide community about the engagment process to help design and build a bike lane in Frome Street.

    Guest speaker Chris Hardman from Adelaide City Council presented this project, discussing the engagement process and what we have learn't. About 25 people attended the event and got involved asking a number of questions, leading to some great conversations about cycling and bike infrastrucutre in Adelaide.

    For more infomration:

    The free event was part of Velo-Fringe and proudly brought to you by Engage2Act and the Adelaide City Council.

  • Why Engaging Matters

    over 2 years ago
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    The metropolitan Waste Management Group is collecting practitioners interested in the environment for a bit of fun and learning around stakeholder engagement 

    - register to get involved!


    Thursday 27 March 2014 

    Time: 

    6 - 8pm 

    Venue: 

    Donkey Wheel House 

    Level 2, 673 Bourke St 

    Melbourne VIC 3000 

    (next to Southern Cross Station) 

    RSVP: 

    Before 20 March 2014 to christine.wardle@ blueenvironment.com.au 


    The metropolitan Waste Management Group is collecting practitioners interested in the environment for a bit of fun and learning around stakeholder engagement 

    - register to get involved!


    Thursday 27 March 2014 

    Time: 

    6 - 8pm 

    Venue: 

    Donkey Wheel House 

    Level 2, 673 Bourke St 

    Melbourne VIC 3000 

    (next to Southern Cross Station) 

    RSVP: 

    Before 20 March 2014 to christine.wardle@ blueenvironment.com.au 


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