Good People

Leah Jaramillo

Introducing Ben Ettleman reflects on his road to a career in Public Participation and P2 in this Membership Spotlight.

"You have to be a good listener and you have to be ethical."

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Building Good Skills

The final countdown has begun! The 2018 Skills Symposium is coming to Austin, Texas

We've also added a National Dialogue Event on on Feb. 28! Doors open at 5:00 PM, with events starting at 5:30! 

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

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A World of Good

Applications are now open for the following award programs:

2018 Core Values Awards

2018 Greater Good Award

We also unveiled the inaugural Greater Good Emerging Leader Award which uplifts the work P2 practitioners new to the field! 

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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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Announcement! Join IAP2 Board members, local experts, Symposium trainers and participants as we work together to answer the question -

"How and Why the public should be engaged in highly technical and complex projects?"

Date: February 28, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM Central
Location: Commons Learning Center
Cost: FREE

Pre-registration is required

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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 Center. Visit the website often and follow #iap2nac18 on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

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IAP2 March Learning Webinar

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

Have you applied for the 2018 IAP2 Core Values Awards yet? Here's a chance to get inspired with winners of the 2017 Core Values Awards!

The USA Core Values Award for Creativity and Innovation went to a project that set out to bridge the gap between rural and urban/suburban thinking on climate change. The Jefferson Center and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy set up the Rural Climate Dialogues to see how rural communities might pro-actively respond to environmental challenges.

This webinar will also feature the Canadian Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Award winner, Richmond, BC, School District. What made these projects award-worthy? What worked and didn't work? What can you apply to your own work? Come join us and find out!

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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.


Applications are now OPEN!

Apply to become an IAP2 USA Intern!

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Applications are due April 11.


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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