Good People

Sabrina Colón"Build into your process milestones to assess what you’re doing and don’t be afraid to change course if your original public involvement plan is not reaching the audiences you hoped. There is nothing worse than working a plan you know isn’t solving the issue just because it’s what’s on paper." - Sabrina Colón

Building Good Skills

To build a good practice takes time and tools. Join colleagues every month for IAP2's Learning Webinars to hear from practitioners like you making an impact on their community.

All webinars are recorded and accessible to members in the Webinar Archive. Start your P2 journey today!

A World of Good

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! 

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

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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!

Upcoming Events

Join us in Banff, Alberta for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference on September 9 - 11, 2020. You will leave the 2020 conference rejuvenated, and inspired by speakers, colleagues, and awe inspiring views. We hope you join us!

Registration is now open!

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Upcoming IAP2 Learning Webinar

April 14, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Implementing Inclusionary Public Engagement As An Organizational Value

Community engagement is often thought of as a series of public meetings designed to gather information used in policy, budget and program decisions. When community engagement is an organizational value, it exists in all of the organization’s transactions. Community engagement is the responsibility of all employees who deliver direct service.

Among other things, you'll come away with a better understanding of the challenges and demands that race, ethnicity, culture, shifting demographics and cultural pluralism make on democratic process and public engagement. Participants will understand how these factors affect public engagement processes and understand how to apply tools and strategies in response to those demands. Create and conduct innovative experiments with employees, community organizations and residents that demonstrate a commitment to relevancy, inclusion, diversity and equity.

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.


Back by popular demand: Join us to get a taste of tools and techniques from popular Skills Symposium courses on the 2020 Taster Series

These webinars give you live access to trainers, without leaving the office. 


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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