IAP2 USA was organized in 2010 as an affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation, serving the needs of P2 practitioners specific to the United States while maintaining the standards set by the worldwide Federation. IAP2 USA improves and supports the field by advancing and advocating for public participation that aligns with our Core Values and Code of Ethics. Today, IAP2 USA serves some 500 members – in public agencies, academia, consulting firms and non-profit organizations. Read the IAP2 USA Strategic Plan here. 

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North American 2014 Conference: Core Values Awards Winners

IAP2 HONORS THE BEST IN THE PRACTICE FOR 2014 Winnipeg, MB – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Core Value Awards were presented to seven North American organizations at a gala event held Sept. 29, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The IAP2 North American Core Value Awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate the use of innovative techniques and show excellence in the practice of public participation. New for the 2014 awards, was the addition of Canadian Project of the Year award category. 

To view videos on the IAP2 North American 2014 Core Values Award winning projects and to read more, visit the Core Values Awards Page.

October Webinar: Core Values Award Winners, Part 1

IAP2 Learning Webinar: October: Core Values Awards Winners, Pt. 1

Tuesday, October, 21, 2014, 2PM (EDT)

Due to the IAP2 North American Conference, the October webinar has been delayed by a week. Projects aimed at increasing the level of involvement in decision-making for school district parents and patients in BC's public health system were honored with IAP2 Core Values Awards at the 2014 IAP2 North American Conference in Winnipeg. Who should know children better than their parents? So why does it seem like a novel idea to have parents involved in decisions regarding their education -- beyond the PTA and bake-sale level, let's say? The St Vrain Valley School District in Colorado received the Research Project of the Year Award for "Leadership St Vrain -- Empowering Parents through P2". Dr John Poynton from the district, and Laura McDonald, one of the key parents involved in this initiative, will join us to discuss what they learned in the process and how it's working. How successful is it, moving patients from the role of "health care consumer" to "health care participant"? Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in BC won the awards for Project of the Year and "Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in the Field" for the Community Engagement Advisory Network, or CEAN (pronounced "KEEN"). Belinda Boyd and Saori Yamamoto of VCHA will talk about their experiences in making this work. Important: when you receive your registration confirmation e-mail, you will see another link. You will need to click on that link to reserve your "seat" at our virtual table and receive your login instructions. Please note: Due to Remembrance Day, the November webinar will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, one week later than normal. The December webinar will take place on its normal day -- the second Tuesday of the month (Dec. 9).


Journal of Public Deliberation

IAP2 is proud to be a partner, along with the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, in the Journal of Public Deliberation. This is a peer reviewed, open access journal with the principal objective of synthesizing the research, opinion, projects, experiments and experiences of academics and practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of "deliberative democracy." The Journal is published twice a year: the current edition is a special issue, “The State of The Field”, in which scholars and researchers in public participation discuss the present and future of deliberative democracy.

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