Good People

Leah Jaramillo

IAP2 USA President Leah Jaramillo shares her experiences at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference, reflects on the state of P2 Practice, and introduces a new award: The Greater Good Award.

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Building Good Skills

The final countdown has begun! The 2018 Skills Symposium is coming to Austin, Texas! Choose from more than 10 diverse training opportunities to explore topics ranging from IAP2's Foundations to in Toolz for Tough Conversation.

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Do you know a someone who may be interested? Invite them!

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A World of Good

In September of 2017 practicioners came from around the world to unveil 2017 Core Values Award winners. Each year submissions get increasingly competitive, projects increase in diversity and ingenuity, and we are in awe of their accomplishments which truly represent good P2 in a changing world.

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Welcome to a nationwide community
with members in 197 cities and 40 states

Upcoming Events

This year's Symposium will feature a wide range of courses of varying duration and topics exploring skills, tools, and techniques that support effective public participation. This training will be undertaken in a rich learning environment, with activities building a creative and supportive space for participants whether they spend a day or the week at the event!

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Deep discussions! Scintillating sessions! Preeminent presenters! All in Vibrant Victoria! Registration is now open for the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference

Register before June 30, 2018 and get the early-bird rates! And check out our partner hotels, offering special conference rates and all within easy walking distance of the Victoria Conference Centre. Visit the website often and follow #iap2nac18 on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

The Call for Submissions have been released! Read the Call for Session Proposals and start working on that Application form! Presenters from around the world are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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It's time to get Certified!

Do you have what it takes to become a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)?

Knowing and showing that you provide quality P2 is key in today's marketplace. Certification is your way to do so. If you have taken the IAP2 Foundations course (formerly the Certificate training), have experience delivering good P2, and are ready to have your work assessed by a panel of your professional peers, then it is time to get certified.


IAP2 February Learning Webinar

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

The Great Divide. "Echo Chambers". Thinking in silos. Mistrust of authority. It all comes with the territory for a P2 practitioner, and requires a special kind of approach, especially when these conditions manifest themselves unexpectedly.

Any P2 process expects and encourages various points of view, so how do you deal with strong opposition and entrenched positions? Master Certified P2 Professional (MCP3) John Godec has many years of experience in dealing with such situations and has taken a deep dive into some of the psychology behind people's attitudes. Join us for this webinar, where John will share what he's learned and you'll be encouraged to bring your experiences, lessons, and insights.

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Please also note: The two-stage process for signing up for webinars. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a link to another web page. Please follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


Share your experiences, ideas and passions at the 2018 North American Conference in Victoria, BC!

Call for Submissions!

Application Form

Apply to become an IAP2 USA Intern!

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Congratulations! 2017 IAP2 USA Core Values Award Winner, the Mental Health Center of Denver - The Dahlia Project, faced up to competition from around the world and has just won the IAP2-Federation 2017 Core Values Award for Project of the Year!

See the IAP2 2017 Core Values Showcase:

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Check the Calendar to develop your skills as a P2 professional! 

Professional Certification
Become an IAP2 Certified Public Participation Practitioner! you have what it takes?

Core Values Awards
Celebrate Excellence in Public Participation — participate in the annual Core Values Awards program! 

Mentorship Program
Connects those new to the profession with experienced P2 practitioners.
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Student Services
Growing the next generation of P2 practitioners through the mentorship and student scholarship programs.

1,101 members in 40 states are pursuing the greater good. Find one near you.

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