WHO WE ARE
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. Learn more.

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WHAT'S NEW

Certification Pilot Project Up and Running – Apply Today!

It’s here! After two years of development, IAP2 USA is proud to present the pilot professional certification program. Be one of the first IAP2 Members to apply for this brand new certification program for P2 professionals, and help us fine tune the certification process.

In September 2015, IAP2 USA will conduct a pilot for the new professional certification program. The assessment process was developed by a task force of IAP2 members from USA, Canada, and South Africa in consultation with our membership. Read more.

August Learning Webinar – "Meet the Authors — Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy"

Special Date: Tuesday, August 25, 11:00 AM (PDT) (not the second Tuesday of the month)

Longtime IAP2 member Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of administration and public affairs at Syracuse University, have just published their book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy, and will be joining us live to talk about the book and the issues it raises, and give you new insights into activating the democratic, problem-solving potential of citizens. >>>Learn more and register

Please note: There is a two-stage process for registering for these webinars. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a URL: follow that link to fill in a form and receive your login instructions.

Resources for the July webinar, "You the Jury" are now available.

NB: Due to the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference, there will be no September webinar. The next one after this will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

More than 50 sessions, incredible keynote speakers and more –
the IAP2 North American Conference in Portland

2015 North American Conference

Wow! Our keynote speakers are confirmed, more than 50 sessions are being offered, as well as sessions in the field. Plan on attending the many fun activities including the welcoming reception and the Core Values Awards Gala our opportunity to celebrate the best of the best in P2 from around the world. So much to choose from so plan to attend and make sure that you are registered.

But wait there is more… The IAP2 North American Conference is pleased to offer a pre-conference workshop on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Portland-style” on Wednesday, Sept. 9. It’s FREE for conference registrants, $75 for IAP2 members and $100 for non-members. You can register here.

Find out about all the sessions in the Schedule-at-a-Glance, which is now online. Register now, and qualify for the Early-Bird conference rates. See you in Portland!

IAP2 Federation Model Review – Your Input is Needed!

Join us in a conversation to help shape the future of the IAP2 Federation!

IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada are reaching out to their members to take part in the IAP2 Federation Model Review – Refinement of Roles, Responsibilities and Funding Model. When the IAP2 Federation of Affiliates model was established in 2011, members agreed to a 10-year implementation timeline. As we approach the 5-year point in our new governance model, it is time for a review to determine if any adjustments are needed to ensure organizational sustainability.

The IAP2 Federation is seeking input and advice from members on the appropriate roles and responsibilities for the Federation and the Affiliates/Chapters as we continue to move forward and grow our organization together.

Please complete the survey! The deadline to respond is July 22.

If you would like more information on the process please read the Background Document and Frequently Asked Questions. You may also review the special webinar held June 24, and review the questions and answers that arose during that webinar.

Further questions and comments can be sent to Amelia Shaw at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com.

Foundations in Public Participation course materials to be translated!

Join the International Language Translations Working Group!

At the April 2015 IAP2 International Board meeting, direction was given to proceed with developing a work plan for the translation of the Foundations in Public Participation course materials into the French, Italian and Bahasa (Indonesia) languages (and potentially Portuguese). The work of this initiative will progress through the creation of an International Language Translations Working Group together with the Executive Manager. Further details around the scope of work and timeframe are included in the release document. Responses are requested by July 17.

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As a not-for-profit organization, IAP2 USA’s greatest strength is in its members, who step up to the plate and help, either on an ongoing or ad hoc basis. For more information on how your gifts and talents can enhance the various committees and initiatives...please click here– and visit regularly.

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