Good People

Leah Jaramillo

IAP2 USA President Leah Jaramillo shares her experiences at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference, reflects on the state of P2 Practice, and introduces a new award: The Greater Good Award.

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Building Good Skills

Join us this February in Austin, Texas for the 2018 Skills Symposium. Choose from more than 10 diverse training opportunities to explore topics ranging from Foundations in P2 to Recovery after Disaster.

Early Bird Registration ends on December 13th, 2017! Don't miss out!

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A World of Good

In September of 2017 practicioners came from around the world to unveil 2017 Core Values Award winners. Each year submissions get increasingly competitive, projects increase in diversity and ingenuity, and we are in awe of their accomplishments which truly represent good P2 in a changing world.

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with members in 197 cities and 40 states

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce the 2018 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium! In response to members’ expressed desires, we are planning a five-day training event that will deliver a variety of learning opportunities to our membership and networks.

The event will involve 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!

The early bird deadline for discounted enrollment ends on December 13th, 2017! 

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Do you have what it takes to become a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)?

Knowing and showing that you provide quality P2 is key in today's marketplace. Certification is your way to do so. If you have taken the IAP2 Foundations course (formerly the Certificate training), have experience delivering good P2, and are ready to have your work assessed by a panel of your professional peers, then it is time to get certified.


IAP2 December Learning Webinar

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

This month, we reprise one of the sessions from the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver. Dr Martin Carcasson, who has run public processes as director of the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University and has studied the latest literature in social psychology argues that it's vital to build public processes based on what is known of human nature. You'll learn how to avoid negative aspects like selective exposure and confirmation bias, and tap into positive aspects, like empathy and creativity.

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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.


Members, we have some incredible candidates for you to choose from and we hope that you will take the time to get to know them a little bit better before you vote. The deadline for member voting is Monday, December 4th via Election Buddy.

We want to apologize for any confusion with the Election Buddy invitation you received on November 15 - unfortunately, this was sent out with a draft ballot. We have now closed the Wednesday election process - none of those votes will count. We sent you a new invite on November 16. Please use the new ballot to vote for your preferred candidates. If you have any further questions please contact us at

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Congratulations! 2017 IAP2 USA Core Values Award Winner, the Mental Health Center of Denver - The Dahlia Project, faced up to competition from around the world and has just won the IAP2-Federation 2017 Core Values Award for Project of the Year!

See the IAP2 2017 Core Values Showcase:

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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.

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

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