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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Nominations now being accepted for IAP2 USA Board

IAP2 USA needs you. Are you interested in advancing public participation in the US? Do you want to help other passionate P2 professionals improve their work? IAP2 USA is about helping one another, and that starts with a strong Board of Directors. Nominations are now open. For more information please visit the IAP2 USA website

For more information contact, David Hovde, Nominations Committee Chair, or Amelia Shaw, IAP2 USA Executive Manager,  at amelia@iap2usa.org

Deadline for applications is Friday, November 7th.

October Webinar: Core Values Award Winners, Part 1

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

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

Projects aimed at increasing the level of involvement in decision-making for patients in BC's public health system and to ensure a bridge on a major Interstate was built the way the people wanted were among those honored at the 2014 IAP2 Core Values Awards in Winnipeg. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODoT) needed to replace an aging bridge over the Willamette River, but it faced challenges due to the size of the bridge (nearly 2000' or 650 m), its location (in a popular park) and a history of public mistrust. The way ODoT used Core Values to transform public opinion earned the Department an honorable mention as IAP2 USA Project of the Year. Jyll Smith will share how her group achieved a very positive outcome. 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..


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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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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