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Sabrina Colón"Build into your process milestones to assess what you’re doing and don’t be afraid to change course if your original public involvement plan is not reaching the audiences you hoped. There is nothing worse than working a plan you know isn’t solving the issue just because it’s what’s on paper." - Sabrina Colón

Building Good Skills

The 2020 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium is set for March 9 - 13, 2020 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West in Sacramento, California.

Five days to educate, engage and empower in the company of like-minded colleagues.

The schedule is still in development!

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Upcoming Events

It’s that annual special time for a P2 practitioner: five days to educate, engage and empower, learning new tools and techniques in the company of like-minded colleagues.

The 2020 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium is set for March 9 - 13, 2020 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West in Sacramento, California - room rates are $129/night ($148 with taxes)! Course registration fees will remain the same for 2020! 

The schedule is still in development: watch for the announcement in September. So for now, Save the Date and make your plans to join us in the California Capital in March!

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IAP2 November Learning Webinar

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

“Walk it Like You Talk It - Youth Empowerment and Racial Equity”

Ensuring youth have a meaningful voice and the playing field is racially level are two hot topics for P2 practitioners these days, and that was brought home by our keynote presenters at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference in a Charlotte in September. Join us on Tuesday, November 19 at 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern) as Liz Styron and Kaleia Martin of YES! Youth Empowered Solutions reprise their presentation.

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