Good People

Jensen MorganThe 2021 IAP2 USA Greater Good Emerging Leader Award winner is Jensen Morgan, Sr. environmental sustainability specialist for the City of Fort Collins, CO. Jensen's high level of passion, professionalism, and expertise for P2 will impact on climate action across all scales.

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Building Good Skills

Building a better world takes tenacity, skill, experience, wisdom, and compassion. Make sure that you're striking out into the world with the tools you need to be successful! 

To build a good practice takes time and tools. Join colleagues for IAP2 USA's popular online training. New courses are being added regularly. 

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A World of Good

When you join IAP2 USA, you join a community of Public Participation (P2) practitioners, access to training unique to P2, and support from world class professionals.

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Upcoming Events

Pinpointing Your Participation: Stronger Assessments and Better Evaluation

Monday, December 6th, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm (EDT)

Wednesday, December 8th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)

Do you know if your P2 programs and campaigns are working? Of all the tools in your Involvement toolbox, none are more important, and often overlooked, as much as assessment and evaluation. This two-session class provides the tools to customize your participation plans. Join us for a 2-day workshop where you will can discuss your P2 projects and receive feedback from your peers. Scheduled time with the trainer to review your projects is included.


Riding the Storm: Bravely Leading in times of polarization and disruption- Self Paced Learning

Introducing IAP2 USA's first online, self-paced training opportunity

This new self-paced course will build your skills and knowledge for bravely leading in times of polarization and conflict.

We live in times of rapid change, upheaval and global inter-connection. We are experiencing a growing divide and polarization between people, with an increasing dynamic of us versus them. We've seen a rise in public shame, blame and vitriol. We face enormous complex challenges like climate change, the global refugee crisis, systemic racism and inequity. We've been hit with a global pandemic which is causing rising fear, anxiety and uncertainty.

Priced lower than our other courses, this self-paced training allows you to learn when and where it works best for you. When you are done, you qualify for a free coaching session with Steph Roy McCallum, the course instructor, to deepen and apply your learning.



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

Get a quick lesson or a taste of tools and techniques from IAP2's popular webinars or tasters series.

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 mentorship and professional development.

Recent IAP2 Learning Webinars

2020 Core Values Awards Winners

Hear from and learn about the 2020 Core Values Awards' winners from the USA and Canada. 

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COVID-19 And The Impact On P2

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the public participation practice in a big way. Over the past several months, Stéphanie Yates, PhD, and Hugo Mimee, CP3, have looked into the ways P2 has had to adapt.

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COVID-19 & P2 - IAP2 USA is here for you!

COVID-19, P2 and Managing With The “New Reality”

We know that your lives are being turned upside down. Plans that you have made are changing and it seems that every time you turn around there is something new being said. Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement! We're here to help.

Check out our online resources page for more information!


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