Events Calendar

IAP2 USA offers training courses, networking events and other programs of interest and value to P2 practitioners. These events are presented by IAP2 USA alone, or in partnership with consultants and are listed on this calendar.


How do I register online? To register for an event, click on the event name, click on the registration link, then complete the registration page by filling in your information. You will be receiving a confirmation email soon after you have completed registration. 

How do I register offline? If online registration is not available please download the registration form and fax or mail it in to the appropriate location. Please note that some of our events are handled by chapters or independent consultants, and inquiries should be sent directly to them. 

Upcoming events

    • February 20, 2024
    • (EST)
    • February 21, 2024
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online with Trainer Kimberly Horndeski
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     Fundamentals of Public Participation

    First course to be taken before Designing Public Participation and Applying Methods

    The Fundamentals of Public Participation (P2) course is a prerequisite to other courses in the Global Learning Pathway that sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community.

    The focus of this course is on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective P2 and what participants need to know to do this well. The training explores best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your P2.

    Course objectives

    By the end of this course participants will be able to:

    • Define P2 and related terms and what makes it unique
    • Identify what makes P2 meaningful, and reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to P2
    • Identify the role that values play in P2 work, and the leadership attributes that will serve them in practice 
    • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to P2 situations
    • Apply the Profiles of P2 model to P2, and explore organization- and community-led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process
    • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and explore the roles and impacts of power and influence
    • Apply the IAP2 Spectrum to P2 situations and practice
    • Explore the Practice Framework as a tool for effective planning and process, and assess the quality of the process

    Professional Certification/Credits

    THIS COURSE

    #1 Fundamentals of Public Participation (2 - 4 hour sessions CM I 8 CM) 

      February 20 & 21, 2024     1 PM – 5 PM ET

      Members $275 --  Regular $325

      Last day to Register February 16, 2024

       — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

      **You must first complete this module before taking Designing Public Participation and/or Applying Methods**

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      NEXT COURSE

      #2 Designing & Leading Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

        March 19-22, 2024 | 1 PM – 5 PM ET

        Members $550 -- Regular $650 

        FINAL COURSE

        #3 Applying Methods for Public Participation  (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          February 26-29, 2024 | 1 PM – 5 PM ET

          Members $550 -- Regular $650 

          Registration open soon!

          Certificate Program - All Three Modules (10 - 4 hour Sessions) 

          Regular $1,625  Members $1,375 


          Trainer: Kimberly Horndeski

          Kimberly is a certified mediator, facilitator, and the Executive Director for Community Consulting LLC. Her work focuses on integrating policy and science to engage stakeholders, develop strategic plans, promote collaboration, and transform conflict into successful strategies for the future. She has led multiple state and national working groups to overcome challenges and reach consensus. Her projects include bottom-up approaches, such as working with nonprofits to develop effective strategies to engage elected officials in adopting initiatives, and top-down approaches, such as assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service throughout the nation to incorporate stakeholder values in the decision-making processes for federally-listed threatened and endangered species.

          • February 26, 2024
          • (PST)
          • March 01, 2024
          • (PST)
          • 5 sessions
          • Seattle, Washington
          • 14

          Join us in person February 27 - March 1 in downtown Seattle to complete your IAP2 Public Practitioner Training.

          IAP2 USA's Certificate in Public Participation (P2) consists of 3 core courses:

          1. Fundamentals of Public Participation (1 day: Feb. 26, 9am-4pm)
          2. Designing Public Participation (2 days: Feb. 27-28, 9am-4pm)
          3. Applying Methods (2 days: Feb. 29-March 1, 9am-4pm)

          Based on IAP2's internationally recognized Global Learning Pathway, this professional development certificate program builds on the foundations of public participation training and best practices from around the globe to provide participants with over 30 hours of effective training in public participation and engagement.

          In combination, these three courses give practitioners the best practices of public participation, how to center equity in that practice, and the capacity to design, deliver and evaluate their engagement efforts.

          More information about each of the courses can be found on IAP2 USA’s website.

          To register for this P2 training, click here.

          Scholarships available: click here.

          #1 Fundamentals of Public Participation (1 day - 8 hour session) 

            February 26, 9am-4pm

            #2 Designing & Leading Public Participation (2 days - 8 hour sessions) 

              February 27 and 28, 9am-4pm

              #2 Applying Methods for Public Participation  (2 days - 8 hour sessions) 

                February 29 and March 1, 9am-4pm

                Last day to Register | February 23, 2024 

                 

                **You must first complete Fundamentals of P2 before completing Designing and Leading and/or Applying Methods 

                Completion of IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning For Effective Public Participation prior to 2023 also counts as a prerequisite for this course**

                Trainer: Penny Mabie 

                Pennyhas been licensed by IAP2 to deliver the Certificate Program since 2009. She has more than 20 years of experience in public involvement, facilitation, and training. As a public involvement consultant, Penny provides facilitation and public participation services to support environmental remediation decision processes, infrastructure siting and design, multi-jurisdictional task forces on flood control, recycling and transportation planning, and national climate change initiatives. She is also a roster member with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

                • February 26, 2024
                • (EST)
                • February 29, 2024
                • (EST)
                • 4 sessions
                • Online with Trainer Cassie Hemphill
                • 4
                Register

                ***Fundamentals of Public Participation is the prerequisites for this course

                Completion of IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning For Effective Public Participation prior to 2023 also counts as a prerequisite for this course***

                IAP2's Applying Methods for Public Participation

                Four 4-hour sessions

                February 26, 27, 28, & 29, 2024
                1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
                12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central
                11:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Mountain

                10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.mPacific

                Applying Methods is a Level 2 course that introduces practitioners to a large number of P2 methods. This includes learning how to design specific methods, developing good question design, and having an opportunity to practice running some methods.

                The course is suitable for practitioners who are part of a team implementing a P2 process and are looking for the practical skills to be effective in designing and applying methods.

                Course objectives:

                1. Identify a range of methods that can be used for various engagement purposes and processes, and strategies to select the most appropriate method/s for an engagement project/process.

                2. Research, design and test a F2F and/or online method using a range of tools and resources.

                3. Apply the four steps of designing a method incorporating the eight key components of method design.

                4. Develop rational and experiential aims.

                5. Design an appropriate format.

                6. Design questions and process.

                7. Develop appropriate communications.

                8. Combine methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives and test for appropriate sequencing.

                9. Incorporate inclusion and diversity principles

                10. Identify data management needs, evaluation points and measures.

                11. Identify resources required.

                12. Explore a variety of both F2F and online methods/ techniques that are more structured and have nested methods within them (e.g., Deliberative Processes, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology).

                13. Analyze the specific requirements for online and digital methods, identify and select appropriate platforms and tools to meet needs and strategize to develop these methods for delivery.

                14. Identify principles for monitoring online activity.

                15. Test the design by running elements of the method and submitting to peer review using a checklist.

                16. Apply methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives, including using effective communication skills, and test for appropriate sequencing.

                17. Design key messages and communication tools that build trust and integrity, and meet the needs of diverse audiences.

                  Professional Certification/Credits

                  THIS COURSE COURSE

                  Applying Methods for Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 20 CM

                    February 26, 27, 28, & 29, 2024      1 PM – 5 PM ET

                    Members $550 -- Regular $650 

                    Last day to Register February 23, 2024 

                    PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged in to receive the member rate. International IAP2 members can contact info@iap2usa.org for a code to register. 

                     — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

                    **You must first complete Fundamentals of P2 before this course

                    Completion of IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning For Effective Public Participation prior to 2023 also counts as a prerequisite for this course**

                    PREREQUISITE COURSE

                    Fundamentals of Public Participation (2 - 4 hour sessions CM I 8 CM

                      February 20 and 21, 2024 | 1 PM – 5 PM ET

                      Members $275 --  Regular $325

                      NEXT COURSE

                      Designing & Leading Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 16 CM

                        March 19-22, 2024 | 1 PM – 5 PM ET


                        Members $550 -- Regular $650


                        Certificate Program - All Three Modules (10 - 4 hour Sessions) 
                                  Regular $1,625  Members $1,375 

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                        Trainer: Cassie Hempill

                         Cassie Hemphill has more than 25 years of   experience in public participation and 15 years   designing and delivering training. Her courses   emphasize transferable, applied skills participants use   to become more effective in their work and personal   lives and improve the world around them. Cassie’s   Ph.D. research explored public/private collaboration in   environmental management. Her M.A. research   analyzed decision-makers' openness to public input.   She has a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution   and is an IAP2 USA Certified Public Participation   Practitioner (CP3), a Certified Mediator (CM), and a  Certified Virtual Facilitator (CVF).

                        • February 28, 2024
                        • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
                        • Online via Zoom
                        Register

                        Digital Discover Series 2024 

                        Boost Your Impact: Digital Advertising Strategies for Public Participation


                        The popular Digital Discovery Series kicks off this year with this insightful webinar, featuring digital advertising strategists. They will share how they effectively employ online ads to connect with and engage communities. 

                        In a noisy digital world, where capturing participants' attention can be challenging, leveraging targeted ads proves to be highly effective.


                        About your presenter:

                        Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a public engagement specialist who develops strategy and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision-makers. She has 20+ years of international leadership experience in designing, facilitating, managing, and evaluating complex civic engagement efforts. 

                        Susanna is an instructor with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) as well as a post-secondary instructor for Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Civic Engagement certificate program. She teaches about deliberative dialogue, digital engagement, large-scale engagement, and more. 

                        Time Zones: 

                        • 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern
                        • 1:00 - 2:30 pm Central
                        • 12:00 - 1:30 pm Mountain
                        • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific






                        • February 28, 2024
                        • (EST)
                        • June 26, 2024
                        • (EDT)
                        • 5 sessions
                        • Online via Zoom
                        Register

                        DIGITAL DISCOVERY SERIES 2024 

                        FIVE-PACK REGISTRATION


                        Digital Discovery Series 2024

                        Elevate your digital engagement proficiency in today's dynamic world through the widely acclaimed Digital Discovery Series, presented collaboratively by IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA.

                        Delve into this collection of meticulously designed webinars, featuring seasoned practitioners who explore fundamental aspects of digital civic participation.

                        Seize the opportunity with our exclusive "five-pack" offer: select all five workshops in the Digital Discovery Series for just $140.00 (for IAP2 members) or $200 (for non-members). When you register for all five, you'll receive one session for free! You can register for the entire five-pack or choose individual sessions.

                        Note: Members must be logged in to access member pricing.

                        What to expect in this five-part series:

                        Boost Your Impact: Digital Advertising Strategies for Public Participation
                        • 28 February 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)

                        Multi-Channel Engagement: Gathering Input across Multiple Digital Platforms
                        • 27 March 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)

                        AI Essentials: Tools and Policies for a Changing P2 Environment
                        • 24 April 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)

                        Inclusion and Digital Tools: Planning for Intersectionality in Online Engagement
                        • 29 May 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)

                        Decoding Open-Ended Input: Analysis Tools
                        • 26 June 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)


                        About your presenter:

                        Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a public engagement specialist who develops strategy and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision-makers. She has 20+ years of international leadership experience in designing, facilitating, managing, and evaluating complex civic engagement efforts. 

                        Susanna is an instructor with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) as well as a post-secondary instructor for Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Civic Engagement certificate program. She teaches about deliberative dialogue, digital engagement, large-scale engagement, and more. 

                        Time Zones: 

                        • 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern
                        • 1:00 - 2:30 pm Central
                        • 12:00 - 1:30 pm Mountain
                        • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific


                        • March 05, 2024
                        • (EST)
                        • March 06, 2024
                        • (EST)
                        • 2 sessions
                        • Online with Trainer Cassie Hemphill
                        • 3
                        Register