"I have always been a ‘people person’ and ‘problem solver’ so, naturally working in public service was the right fit. I genuinely enjoy empowering residents and allowing the opportunities for their voice to be heard." - Marquita Mbonu
Building Good Skills
The 2019 Skills Symposium is returning to Austin, Texas! Many courses are back by popular request, some are just making their debut!
Whether you are looking to hone finesse your pre-existing skill-set or add some new tools and techniques, the Skills Symposium is the place for you! Early Bird pricing ends Dec. 14, 2018.
A World of Good
The 2018 National Dialogue has begun! This year's National Dialogue is a critical question that strikes right to the heart of what our members do. At a time when highly technical and complex projects are on the rise, more stakeholder groups are clamoring for a greater role! Be a part of the conversation!
Welcome to a nationwide community
The 2019 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium will offer a variety of training in public participation processes and methods. Join us in Austin, Texas dive into courses covering a range of topics including: mastering facilitation skills, using social media, and working with an angry public. Other topics include designing for diversity, and evaluating public participation initiatives. 1, 2, and 3 day courses are offered featuring experts in the practice of in community engagement. Attendees will engage in hands-on exploration and leave with many lessons learned on designing and managing effective public participation.
Mark your calendar! The early bird deadline for discounted enrollment pricing is December 14, 2018!
Are you a highly motivated person who would like to be involved in developing and implementing a successful IAP2 North American Conference?
Here’s your chance! The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2019. There are lots of opportunities to be involved.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: ensuring a great program. Your role starts with the call for submissions and carries through to the selection of session presenters. IAP2 USA staff is responsible for the implementation.
LOCAL-FUN COMMITTEE: plans the social portions of the conference. Your role includes the planning of an opening reception, identifying a venue for the Awards Gala, and promoting other local activities such as dine-arounds or site visits.
Interested? Check out each role description and submit your application by November 29, 2018.
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IAP2 November Learning Webinar
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
In our very first "Victoria Encore" Sam Imperati and Devin Howington will recount their 2018 IAP2 North American Conference session, "Prevent Truth Decay".
They will ask the question, "Do public participation professionals have an obligation to help stakeholders find the truth or are we only obligated to capture their “truth?” This follows a Rand Corporation study released early this year, that noted the erosion of civil discourse and disengagement of individuals from civic institutions. Join us November 13 at 11 am Pacific.
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.
In the 2018 IAP2 USA National Dialogue, we hope to learn what P2 practitioners and other community engagement professionals say about the P2 practices currently being used in these projects and how the public can be engaged more successfully in the future. Over the coming year, we want to learn how the revived spirit of "localism" in large and small communities across the country is impacting decision-making where we live and work.
The IAP2 USA Ambassador Program is new in 2018 and was created to give practitioners tools, resources and support to broaden the reach and implementation of good P2. In addition to the altruistic element of the program, Ambassadors have the opportunity to be seen as best practices experts, engage in best practices conversations, collaboratively brainstorm opportunities and problems, and meet potential new clients.
Monthly Learning Webinars give IAP2 members a chance to hear about ideas, trends, technologies and approaches that can enhance their practice. Our presenters also provide links and other collateral material to help promote your professional development!
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