October 2020 Newsletter
From the Executive Manager's Desk: Gail Madziar
Define your career goals and write out the steps needed to reach those goals. This way you can see how you are progressing. If you are new to the industry the IAP2 September Special Webinar Starting Your Career in P2 may prove helpful. Share it with someone who may be interested.
Once you've defined your goals and identified the steps, determine your tactics. Do you need additional education, training or specialized instruction? Are you taking advantage of the opportunities at IAP2 USA and other organizations? Our IAP2 Foundations courses offer premier training in the public participation field. They are available from a number of authorized trainers.
While instruction methods are temporarily limited, you can take advantage of numerous online courses and webinars at a variety of cost structures. In addition, mark your calendar for IAP2 USA’s North American Conference scheduled for September in Seattle, Washington. While we can’t predict the course of the virus and therefore guarantee an in person conference, we can assure you an outstanding educational opportunity come next September.
Take advantage of the resources offered on IAP2’s web pages. Prioritize your goals. Then think about developing a well-rounded professional development plan for the next twelve months.
2020 Core Values Awards: Winners Announced
Congratulations 2020 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards Winners: The Embodiment of Meaningful Public Participation
The City of Flagstaff, AZ and the Southside Community Association won the 2020 IAP2 USA Core Values Award in General Project and Project of the Year categories for their project, Embracing Our Heritage; Enhancing Our Future: The Southside Community Specific Plan.
Prosper Portland and JLA Public Involvement the 2020 IAP2 USA Core Values Award in the Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Category.
The project, Reconnecting past and future: Community engagement shapes redevelopment in Portland's Historic Old Town Chinatown was initiated by Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s development bureau.
Honorable mention was awarded to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in the Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Project of the Year Category for their project entitled Arizona Assumption of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Dredge and Fill Program. Read More
In a letter from International president Kyle Cochran, she outlines the latest news on the harmonisation process. Read it here.
2021 Online Courses: Built to Meet your Needs
IAP2 USA thanks you all for staying with us as we've adapted our professional development courses to online learning this year. We want to make sure all of your needs are being met, so please help us make sure our 2021 courses meet your expectations.
Featured Course: Deliberative Dialogue
Nov. 12 & 13
11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST
Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons
Join us for an interactive session, where you'll learn to cultivate informed and thoughtful public discussion in this age of polarized debate. In this course you’ll learn techniques to help participants learn about an issue, create space for in-depth deliberation and generate detailed feedback on public policy options.
We’ll explore three popular methods for dialogue-based public deliberation on public policy issues: Citizen Juries, the 21st-Century Town Hall, and Deliberative Polling. You’ll have the opportunity to develop discussion questions, consider key agenda elements for deliberative meetings, as well as discuss outreach strategies to involve diverse participants.
Complete 2020 Training Schedule
Nov 12&13 - Deliberative Dialogue
Nov 16, 17, 18 & 19 - IAP2 Strategies for Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation
Nov 17 - Advanced Equity
Nov 17 & 18 - Social Intelligence of Facilitators
Nov 30 - Dec 6 - IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation
Dec 1 &2 - Facilitating Collaborative Decision Making
Dec 7 - 10 - IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation
Dec 7, 8,10 &11 - Brave, Honest Conversations: Bravely Leading Challenging Conversations
2021 Courses Coming Soon
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