IAP2 USA August/September 2022 Newsletter
From the Executive Manager - Erin Zimmermann
My first job working for a nonprofit organization involved managing a board development training program that paired interested volunteers with board opportunities throughout the community.
I learned that serving on a board is one of the most impactful opportunities around. And yet, many people do not fully understand what the role involves, especially because each organization is so different.
At IAP2 USA, our board is composed of diverse, talented, passionate, and thoughtful members from across the country who are deeply committed to strengthening the organization's future through their collaborative leadership. It is a joy to get to work alongside this team and I invite you to consider this opportunity.
Nominations are open! To nominate yourself please fill in the Nomination form and send to Erin@iap2usa.org – subject heading “Nomination Application” by Thursday, Sept. 22nd. For additional information review the Nominations Information Package.
We are also looking for committee volunteers to help support the North American Conference in Seattle in 2023. Learn more.
IAP2 USA is Accepting Nominations for our Board of Directors until September 22, 2022
IAP2 USA is looking for new leaders.
Help set the direction of your expanding organization by nominating yourself or a colleague for board service. We are looking for candidates with a variety of professional expertise, cultural backgrounds, spectrum of life experiences, and geographic reach. This year’s board needs visionary and enthusiastic leaders intent on guiding the organization into the future.
By serving on the IAP2 USA board of directors you will not only give back to your profession, you will develop leadership skills, and increase your knowledge and passion for the public participation practice.
For additional information review the Nominations Information Package.
For questions contact Erin Zimmermann Executive Manager, IAP2 USA at Erin@iap2usa.org or Claudia Bilotto, Chair, Nominations Committee
2023 North American Conference Committee Volunteers Needed!
IAP2 is looking for interested volunteers to help plan the 2023 North American Conference in Seattle in 2023. We are thrilled to be able to host an in-person Conference and are looking for volunteers to help make it the best IAP2 North American Conference yet.
Each year the North American Conference attracts hundreds of public participation leaders from all levels of government, private industry, education, environment, health, transportation, academia, and community-based organizations within the nonprofit sector from across North America and around the world.
Deadline: Send your Expressions of Interest application
by September 29, 2022. The IAP2 USA staff will review submissions and may contact you for additional information.
Chapter Events - IAP2 USA Cascade Chapter
Join us for IAP2’s acclaimed foundations training In Portland, Oregon – In Person!
Training dates: September 28, 29, 30 (Planning Course) + October 3, 4 (Techniques Course)
The Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) is hosting its first in-person training in nearly three years. You don’t have to be a Cascade Chapter member to participate Join us for some of the nicest weather of the year in Portland. The training will be held in the heart of Portland and features a chapter event and social on Thursday evening.
Complementary transit passes available and lodging recommendations.
If you have been meaning to complete the Foundations in Public Participation Certificate Program please consider joining your local Cascade Chapter community here this fall.
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 February 24 & 25, 2023 with an application deadline of October 28, 2022.
To join a select number of colleagues a three-step process is used to assess candidates’ knowledge and skills:
2022 IAP2 North American Conference - Last Chance to Register
After more than two years of online events, the 2022 IAP2 North American Conference Sept. 14 - 16 in Banff, Alberta, September 14 - 16, 2022 at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity.
This year’s Conference theme, “Connecting with Purpose” is about connecting with the P2 community to achieve diverse representation.
Two social champions, Shalini Sinha and Steve Mesler, who take to heart connecting with different communities and audiences, will inspire you at the 2022 IAP2 North American Conference, September 14 - 16 in Banff, AB.
Check out our schedule-at-a-glance or find out more details about:
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Featured Course: Stakeholder Mapping: Identifying and Analyzing Underrepresented Stakeholders
Trainer: Anne Carroll
September 29, 2022
11:00 am - 3:30 pm Eastern
This course introduces a powerful, transparent process to identify and analyze key stakeholders for any engagement project – a critical step in an ethical and equity-centered engagement design. After understanding the theory and purpose, participants use short cases to practice stakeholder mapping. They learn how to identify and analyze the full spectrum of stakeholders, with special emphasis on underrepresented stakeholders who need additional outreach/support to ensure inclusive engagement. For each case, the group learns how to “clean” and finalize the map, and then discusses implementation challenges and how to overcome them.
- Detailed stakeholder mapping instructions
- Stakeholder mapping templates and examples
- Complete course content and notetaking document
September Webinar - Register Today
September 28 Webinar - Digital Public Participation: Practice Challenges and Opportunities
The highly popular Digital Discovery Series with civic engagement specialist Susanna Haas Lyons returns with this free webinar. This research offers support for engagement practitioners looking to leverage the potential of digital tools. Hear about key considerations for high quality digital engagement. Discover digital tools according to the degree of public involvement. Reflect together on the constantly changing context of digital P2.
Webinar Recordings - Available free to Members On-Demand
August 9 (Learning Webinar) NAC Encore - Is Equitable Engagement Possible in a Virtual World
We've seen a variety of innovative virtual tools rise to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's allowed important civic projects and public engagement to move forward despite the shuttering of all in-person gatherings across the US and the world. These tools have made engagement more accessible, but is it enough? Is equitable engagement possible in an increasingly virtual world? This session will reflect on the challenges and inequities that the pandemic has more acutely exposed in public participation practice, share ideas for reframing equitable engagement towards long-term resiliency, and lessons learned from public projects that put partnerships and relationship-building at its core.
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