Pursuing the greater good: good decisions made together

Good People

Victor Tran

Victor Tran is currently in his first year of Portland State University’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Victor is motivated by his own family’s story of immigration to Alberta, Canada where he grew up...

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Building Good Skills

Join us this September in Denver for the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference, "Pursuing the greater good... P2 for a changing world" Choose from more than 40 sessions, three pre-conference workshops, four pre-conference field trips, and something new: Pathways!

Special hotel offers available until August  6th! Don't miss out!

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A World of Good

IAP2 USA is Growing A National Community! To focus all of us on quality P2 as a community, we launched a new conversation in San Diego that will be replicated throughout the nation. This conversation is about whether we are facing a P2 crisis or opportunity at the national level. Engage in this conversation in your area and then be sure to join us in Denver in September.

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Welcome to a nationwide community
with members in 197 cities and 40 states

Upcoming Events

We want to make sure as many people as possible can participate in a conference on participation, so once again this year, we’re excited to offer scholarships. Full-time students, non-profit staff members, new community advocates and active members of AmeriCorps may apply to have their conference fee covered.

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Professional Certification

Architects do it, engineers do it, facilitators do it, and PR specialists do it! Get certified!
June 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Join us for this introductory webinar as we talk about the IAP2 USA CP3 and MCP3 Certification Programs, the benefits of getting certified, and what it takes to get certified!.

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Online Training for P2 Professionals on the go!

Online training is an emerging service that we are offering for p2 professionals on the go. Our courses are designed to be engaging, challenging, and informational with the flexibility you need. 

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our education options by working with partner organizations to design courses reflecting industry changing techniques and design ideas! Spaces are limited and we want YOU to be there with us! 


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IAP2 July Webinar  Montreal Encore:
"Understanding the Squishy Stuff" +"Are We Smarter Together?"

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

An important barrier to good stakeholder engagement on environmental issues is the lack of a way to address "non-rational" drivers of human behaviour. Dr Mark Szabo's doctoral thesis looked at dealing with those "squishy" factors that can't be put on a spread-sheet, and he'll reprise his popular presentation from the 2016 IAP2 North American Conference.
Jacques Bénard's presentation is not altogether unrelated: one of the premises of public participation is that collective deliberation will lead to better decisions. But does it? That's a question that's becoming increasingly important with the increasing emphasis on P2. Jacques looks at some case studies and research into the effectiveness of collective decision-making.

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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.


Inside P2 Interviews President Jaramillo on National Dialogue

Check out Inside P2's interview of IAP2 USA President Leah Jaramillo as they talk about the IAP2’s National Dialogue initiative, its focus and objectives, its origins, where it will happen and its culmination at the IAP2 North American Conference in September!

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2018 Skills Symposium - Requesting Trainer Submissions!

We are preparing for the 2018 Skills Symposium, in Austin, Texas, February 26 to March 2, 2018. We are looking for training proposals from trainers around the world. If you are interested, please see the Call for Training Proposals and Frequently Asked Questions. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 28th at 4 PM Pacific. We will be back out in late July or early August to let you know what we will be offering. Questions? Please contact Amelia at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com.

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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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Professional Certification
Become an IAP2 Certified Public Participation Practitioner! ...do you have what it takes?

Student Services
Growing the next generation of P2 practitioners through the mentorship and student scholarship programs.

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

1,101 members in 40 states are pursuing the greater good. Find one near you.

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