South Island News
posted by pmi_admin on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:17pm
Christchurch Meeting report 16 April 2013
Presenter: Chris Mene, Director of Mene Solutions
The Christchurch earthquakes have resulted in a large number of public facing projects being undertaken. Ultimately, the success of this work will be largely dependent on the integrity of the community consultation and participation undertaken. Identified principles of community consultation are to Inform, consult, involve, collaborate, and empower.
Engagement is about achieving best outcomes and this requires that consultation is undertaken with integrity and a willingness to hear and understand the needs of those who will be affected by decisions made.
Critical success factors for achieving stakeholder consultation are:
• Community consultation requires a structured approach and the use of rigorous and responsive models and processes.
• This is a pre-requisite for delivery
The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), identifies the following key messages for engagement:
1. Principled approach(Identify, Plan, Manage, Control)
2. Manageable structure and shape
3. Clear and agreed ownership (one person ‘owns’ the register)
4. Appropriate resourcing
The Christchurch committee would like to thank Noeleen Hill for volunteering and taking the time to do the report.
If any Christchurch members would like to volunteer to write-up a summary for a future meetings for PMINZ E-news can they please contact Paul Gains.
posted by pmi_admin on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 9:07pm
Looking back at 2011
2011 was once again an eventful year for our Christchurch members following the Canterbury quakes, with damaged homes and escalating workloads competing for attention. In response, our committee split roles and supported each other to keep member services going. We received offers of help from the PMINZ Board though most preferred to carry on as much as possible. I remember one committee member working nights for Civil Defence and still turning up for regular meetings.... [Full article]
Please click here to view the full PDF branch update.
posted by pmi_admin on Tue, 04/10/2011 - 11:19am
An opportunity for young project management professionals to attend a networking evening hosted by PMI has arisen - open to both PMI members and non-members alike.
If you are a young professional interested in project management, a young project manager or know someone who is, then read the attached flier and join us on Wednesday 16 November at Visions Restaurant, CPIT!
Please forward on to friends or colleagues that you think will benefit from attending, PMI members or not!
Becky Bisset - firstname.lastname@example.org
posted by pmi_admin on Wed, 24/08/2011 - 5:41pm
The South Island branch is enthused about offering a mentoring programme of real value to its members, especially those from Christchurch, starting around June 2011.
If you think you would like to be a mentor or mentee please go to our Mentoring Page to find out all the relevent information you will need.