Good People

Marquita Mbonu"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 North American Conference  is returning to the United States! Join us in Charlotte, NC September 4 - 6, 2019 to discuss "Leveraging P2 to create thriving communities."

Check out the 2019 Schedule-at-a-Glance! Sign up before June 30, 2019 and get the early-bird rates!

A World of Good

Join a growing number of Certified P2 Professionals across the USA.
IAP2 USA offers an internationally recognized, evidence based Professional Certification program for experienced P2 practitioners who stand apart. Will you take the first step and start your journey in 2019?

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Upcoming Events

2019 North American Conference - Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities

Introducing the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference - Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities where presenters and luminaries from around the globe will join together to share ideas, practices, and tools to help you create lasting change in your community.

We are proud to announce the 2019 Schedule-at a-Glance featuring over 50 professional Development opportunities including sessions, field trips, workshops and more! This is your opportunity to learn from presenters from around the globe. We have presenters from 14 States, 9 Canadian Provinces, and 4 Countries including Finland and Australia.

Join us at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference and join your international P2 community of practice. 

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Does your company go above and beyond to serve P2 practitioners, support P2 projects, or provide tools to communities engaging in good P2? Get the recognition you desire, and opportunities to network across the industry by sponsoring the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference. 

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IAP2 June Learning Webinar

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

Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, Carrie McIntosh, Manager of Community Engagement at the BC Ferry Corporation, reprises her session on getting to know and work with close-knit communities.

These communities, geographic and otherwise, have their own culture, one that doesn’t always make engagement a simple task. Information moves easily but isn’t easily controlled, vocal minorities can easily dominate conversation, and clients who have seen it all before can quickly lose heart.

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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.


IAP2 USA currently has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Executive Manager to manage IAP2 staff, committees, events and activities. With over 1550 members and growing, we are seeking an individual who has extensive non-profit management experience while leading a team of dedicated employees.

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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.

Join the conversation!

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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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.

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