This seminar will help technical specialists reduce social risk and build projects that consider the interests, values, and concerns of neighbouring communities and key stakeholders.
Seminar participants will develop the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify key strategies, tools, and techniques to list and classify social risk and opportunities.
- Describe the social components that influence a triple bottom line analysis.
- Recognize what’s required to assess the potential social impacts of proposed alignments, sites, and project options, and
- Integrate social considerations more fully into project proposals, planning, design, and construction.
- Those who work on resource development or transportation and utilities infrastructure projects or any project with the potential to impact First Nations, communities, and stakeholders, and
- Those who work with/want to work with provincial, regional, or local or First Nations governments.
Debbie Cox and Diana Bulley have more than 15 years experience delivering dynamic, interactive learning experiences to engineers and technical professionals. Debbie has developed successful stakeholder and social impact strategies for some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in BC, and Diana works regularly with regional and local governments to ensure stakeholder and community participation through all phases of project development.
Debbie is president of James Laurence Group, a management and social impact consulting firm that works with all levels of government, business, and non-governmental agencies. Diana leads Ideaspace, a communications and engagement firm that specializes in public participation in planning and development projects.
Debbie and Diana frequently work with technical teams and organizations to identify social factors early in the project cycle, so that they can be considered, along with cost and environmental factors, in options evaluation and project design.
They are committed to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the working relationships among social impact professionals, engineers, and technical specialists, and project management and executive teams.