December 2021 Newsletter
From the Executive Manager's Desk - Gail Madziar
This Year in Review
Let’s take a moment to celebrate our IAP2 USA 2021 accomplishments. Membership growth, a commitment to DEI and a new Strategic Plan highlight the year. None of this would be possible without the hard work of our committed leadership and members. Thank you for your support.
Our top ten achievements include:
Holding the number ten spot, Executive Manager Transition Plan, is by no means the least important of our achievements. IAP2 USA is fortunate to bring on board a new Executive Manager as our Strategic Development Manager Erin Zimmermann transitions to the top position on January 1, 2022. Erin brings national association experience and her two years of outstanding work for IAP2 USA overseeing harmonization, training, revenue development, DEI and a number of programs and projects. As the organization continues its transition and growth, your IAP2 staff is ready and eager to advance the mission. Welcome Erin.
Welcome New IAP2 USA Board Members
Welcome new IAP2 USA Board of Directors Members Cassie Hemphill, Kimberly Horndeski, Josh Stepherson, Coby Williams and Rebecca Zito. Their three-year term runs from January 2022 through December 2024. We welcome back Heather Imboden and Claudia Bilotto for their second term. Thank you to departing board members Cathy Smith, Wendy Lowe, and Natalia Hentschel. We appreciate their service and outstanding contributions to IAP2 USA.
Congratulations to Cathy Smith who will serve a three-year term as a U.S. Representative on IAP2 International’s Board of Directors.
Call for Trainers
IAP2 USA is seeking new trainers and courses for 2022. Please submit your proposal for new courses by 12/31/2021 for priority scheduling.
IAP2 USA - Closed for the Season
We will be closing this year on December 18, 2021 and reopening January 3, 2022.
Until then, the IAP2 USA team wishes you all a happy holiday season in every way you choose to spend it.
Become a Certified Public Participation Professional, CP3
Certification as a Public Participation professional acknowledges your adherence to a strict set of standards recognized around the world for delivering quality, meaningful public participation. It is the premier credential for public participation professionals.
An Assessment Center is now scheduled for June 10-11, 2022 with an application deadline of February 25, 2022.
Featured Course - Pinpointing Your Participation: Stronger Assessments and Better Evaluation
January 20, 11:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
January 19, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Presented by Connected Realities
Facilitating effective engagement and teamwork across social and individual differences is becoming a more important part of many leadership roles. Diverse spaces and teams are critical to the ongoing work of reaching equity and inclusion. They also present a unique set of interaction challenges that can result in misunderstandings and mistrust that can linger and damage teams if not managed well.
Le'alani S. Boykin
In this workshop Connected Realities will share simple and effective planning tools and facilitation techniques that will help you to:
Understand how social identities and interpersonal dynamics impact meetings and can lead to inequitable participation.
Discover how our individual social identities impact how we facilitate.
Create an inclusive meeting environment for all, including how to avoid creating barriers to participation.
Create space for participants to hear and understand each other across their differences and perspectives, and move toward achieving desired team outcomes.
January 11 - (Learning Webinar) IAP2 Core Values Award Winners
Learn from the best! Next month's webinar brings together more winners of the 2021 IAP2 Core Values Awards! You'll meet the winner of the USA General Project Category, Salt Lake City, UT, and Avenue Consultants for "Reconstructing 300 West", a major road in the city. Residents along the route were consulted on how to re-build the road and what was needed, moving into the future.
The Canadian award for Organization of the Year was a timely one: the Manitoba Government for its work to create a P2 "culture" and specifically, to develop EngageMB, to give Manitobans the opportunity to participate in decisions that affect them during the pandemic.
The award for Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture went to the Vancouver (BC) Coastal Health Authority for "VCH Translation and Interpretation Engagement". VCH serves a region in which a third of the population does not have English as their first language, so this project aims to remove linguistic barriers so people understand health and medical information.
Webinar Recordings - Available free to Members On-Demand