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

    • June 01, 2018
    • September 28, 2018
    • TBD
    Register

    Please submit your $300 non-refundable Application Fee, payable upon submission of application.

    Applicants must have completed the IAP2 5-day training, Foundations in Public Participation (formerly Certificate Course) and be members in good standing of IAP2.

    Check out the Professional Certification page for more information. 

    To be eligible for the 2018 Assessment Center on November 30 & December 1, you must submit your application by AUGUST 10, 2018!

    • June 20, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online Webinar, 2-step registration process
    Register

    IAP2 USA is harnessing the momentum of this change by formalizing P2 promotion under the banner of a new Ambassador Program. We are recruiting for unabashed and outspoken proponents of good P2 that hail from anywhere in the U.S. we invite you to join us in spreading the word and creating more meaningful P2 opportunities.

    Ambassadors will be supported by IAP2 staff who will provide them with resources, information, quarterly support phone calls, and professional development. The webinar will run through the background, requirements, and benefits of being an Ambassador and end with a question and answer period. Please email Stacee Adams (stacee@somers-jaramillo.com) with questions about the program or the webinar. Information about the Ambassador Program can be found online at https://iap2usa.org/ambassador_program/.

    Please remember the two-stage process for registering.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email which contains another URL. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your instructions to log into the meeting.

    • June 21, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • June 22, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, Catholic Charities Portland and Friday, St. Philip Neri Church, Portland

    2018 PI Works Conference!
    June 21 & 22 in Portland


    Come join the IAP2 Cascade Chapter for two full days of sharing, learning, and networking as we discuss how to proactively remove barriers and create a more diverse community. The conference will bring together experts, community members directly affected by hot-topic issues, and public participation professionals. 

    We've kept our ticket prices the same since 2014! All proceeds are directed back into the community through our outreach/scholarship activities.

    AICP Credits are available to planners. Learn more about the credit program

    Day 1 - Thursday, June 21, Portland, OR


    8 AM to 3 PM, Catholic Charities (2740 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, on the #9 bus line; parking is limited). We will have three facilitated, town-hall sessions on the following topics:

    • Policing our communities together: public safety partnerships, facilitated by Ronault (Polo) LS Catalani         
    Oregon law is alien and often not well communicated to New American and ethnic minority communities. Local public safety agencies have always adjusted Anglo American law to changes in our immigrant nation. Likewise, Oregon’s legislature has slowly been more inclusive of diverse cultural and religious values. Still, our police officers, prosecutors, and judges are daily burdened by historical racial and ethnic biases that continue harming newcomer and minority communities. Because both our communities and our criminal justice system public safety care deeply about our security in our homes, in our neighborhoods and cities – we have to police our communities together. Community policing is based on knowing that our communities know best what we need, and that our professional public safety officers know best how to secure what our families and businesses need. Community policing requires constant communication and trusted working relationships between communities, our police, prosecutors, and courts. 

    Come join us to learn from law enforcers and community leaders as we address the struggles, lesson learned and ideas to move forward in community.
    • Home stress: affordable housing crisis among under served communities, facilitated by Christine Chin-Ryan
    The crisis began in 1977 with the Community Reinvestment Act, which morphed from a regulation of lending standards to a demand for investment in low-income communities to increase housing availability. Over the coming decades, these changed lending standards, coupled with a decrease in interest rates, resulted in an overall increase in low-income community lending. This increase in lending created an investor demand for profit and caused popularized low-income securitization (i.e., pooling low income loans) and later gentrification of real estate development. Although gentrification is appealing with its ability to increase home values, channel funding into schools and restore aged homes, these deceivingly positive aspects are coupled with the displacement of original residents and loss of neighborhood culture and history. Gentrification also means that these neighborhoods also become unaffordable for low-income residents, pushing them further away from places of employment, services and community.
    • Community engagement: ensuring equality via equity practices, facilitated by Kheoshi Owens 
    What are the best mechanisms to ensure equitable access to housing, education and employment? As the debate over some of these policies, such as affirmative action and affordable healthcare continues, it is worth exploring what these kinds of policies have wrought in the past and what can be done moving forward. Engaging people from underserved communities is one of the best ways to determine effective policy; they have the most experience and the most to gain from equitable access. Yet, true engagement takes an investment of time and energy that may not be prioritized in government and private sector practices. In this panel we will address this dilemma, and share solutions to effectively engage members of diverse communities. Among key issues we will address in this panel are ensuring representativeness, avoiding disillusionment, establishing governance arrangements and support, and changing professional and management practices in community engagement.

    3 to 5 PM, No-host happy hour at Dot's Cafe (2521 SE Clinton St., Portland, about a 10-minute walk from Catholic Charities) Around 3 pm, the town-hall sessions will end and participants will be invited to walk, bike, or drive to socialize and network for two hours before the next event.

    5:30 to 8 PM, National Dialogue Dinner at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church (2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland, on the #4 bus line; parking available in the lot off Division St.) During dinner, we'll have facilitated "world cafe" discussion around the following questions:

    1. We hear a constant message that we are a divided country. What are the challenges to our work?
    2. How are those challenges affecting public participation?
    3. What might we do to support quality public participation in our communities and nation?

    Day 2 - Friday, June 22, Portland, OR

    8 AM to 4 PM, St Philip Neri Catholic Church (2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland, on the #4 bus; free parking)
    Seven TED-style sessions with ample time to ask presenters questions and time to connect with fellow practitioners. Registration will take place from 8-8:30 am and then we'll launch into our amazing lineup, with just one room (so you don't have to choose between multiple great presenters). 

    • SUZANNE DONALDSON, Donaldson Enterprises - Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

    Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth.

    • PEGGY MORREL, Metro + EMILY LAI, Momentum Alliance - Beyond Inclusion: Community partnerships for racial justice

    What happens when a majority white government agency partners youth of color to try to advance racial justice? What are the possibilities and complexities of doing this work through the community partnership between Momentum Alliance, a youth-led social justice leadership organization, and Metro, the Portland area’s regional government? In 2016, the Metro Council adopted the agency’s Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion after four years of deep and sustained community engagement. A year later, Momentum Alliance and Metro entered into an agencywide community partnership to help implement the racial equity strategy.

    What emerged from the 15-month partnership between Momentum Alliance, is a message for all public agencies investing in community partnerships – Metro’s racial equity strategy demands more than just change within the agency. It’s a call to action for change within the people who work there. Through this case-based presentation, participants and panel explore the role of “community partnerships” in racial justice work. What makes a good partner? Why are “government” and “community” considered separate concepts? What should public agencies and the people who work there understand about collaborating with community organizations? And what does it look like when institutional – and individual – racism shows up?

    • CARLOS KAREEM-WINDHAM, Resolutions NW - How to facilitate with equity in mind
    What is the purpose of dialogue, if not to inform our action? For the most impacted among us, dialogue without action is performative, and does not serve to alleviate suffering, or mitigate harm. Explore what it means to hold conversations that: centers the most impacted - asks who will be burdened, and who will benefit by engaging. This presentation looks for actions that can lead to more balanced and equitable outcomes.
    • LORNA FLORMOE, City of Eugene - Innovative outreach for the Parks and Recreation Systems Plan 
    The City of Eugene Parks & Recreation Systems Plan outreach and involvement with Eugene's Latinx communities won the State of Oregon's Achievement in Community Engagement (ACE) Award. Learn about how this two-year project built common goals with community partners, leveraged resources, and engaged communities in multi-generational play and storytelling to gather input resulting in the creation of more culturally inclusive and welcoming park systems and environments. Hear how learning and relationships generated during this project continue to grow.
    • KIT COLE, Kit Cole Consulting - Storytelling makes for a good story
    Kit will spend 20 minutes speaking about her work in Southern California for large public utility organizations and how she has used storytelling to connect with stakeholders and the public, followed by 25 minutes of interactive discussions with the audience and opportunity to answer questions. Raised by hippie activists, Kit sold out and now does public participation and tells stories for The Man. Find out how she is sharing her client’s stories (from projects throughout California) while still changing the world.
    • JESS COLUMBO, Med|Ed Digital - Storytelling for social media
    Are you leveraging social media to its fullest professional potential? Whether you're representing a complex institution or a nimble non-profit, great organizations are built with great storytelling. Learn how to engage your constituents, promote your organization, and develop your own professional network for long-term career growth. Jess Columbo, of MedEd Digital, will share today's digital marketing best practices and proven strategies for successful content planning and social media marketing.
    • YEE WON CHONG, Yee Won Chong Consulting - Incorporating trans-justice into public involvement
    Our society tends to look at gender rigidly – from birth certificates to pronouns to restrooms. How can public participation practitioners ensure that transgender people can participate in decision making when even an act that most people take for granted, such as using the bathroom, can be agonizing for a gender non-conforming person?
    • JOY ALISE DAVIS, Portland African American Leadership Forum - Creating the People's Plan
    The Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) People’s Plan serves as a powerful tool for research, organizing, and implementation. By viewing the community as the drivers of change, this project empowered the Portland Black community to assert their right to actively shape the city they live in. While traditional planning engagement models often intimidate community members through complex, technical language and processes; the project’s aim was to engage the community on their terms to ensure that the solutions are informed by the people they affect.

    Early Bird Ticket Prices (Before June 1) Register here.

    • All day Thursday + Friday = $300/$350 members/non-members
    • Thursday evening + all day Friday = $250/$300 members/non-members
    • Thursday only = $50 per session
    • Student tickets = $160 for 2 full days

    Email to become a sponsor.

    • Bronze $300 = Business advertised on social media/print materials/event signage
    • Silver $500 = 1 ticket for 2 full day attendance + all the above
    • Gold $1,000 = 1 additional ticket for 2 full day attendance (2 total tickets), a table to market your business + all the above

    Purchase tickets today!

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    • June 21, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

    IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

    • June 28, 2018
    • June 29, 2018
    • Denver, CO

    Click here to register for this event, view The Participation Company training calendar or download a flyer.

    PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
    Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

    STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop that builds on IAP2’s global best practices in public involvement and the work of Dr. Peter Sandman, a foremost researcher and expert in public outrage and risk communication. This course will help you move people from rage to reason and engage stakeholders in building consensus for better decisions.

    This practical, hands-on workshop is a fresh 2-day mix of lecture, video, small and large group discussion and authentic, real world exercises that give you the answers, tools and ability to prevent problems, manage the tough public issues that you face and keep your organization on track and moving forward.

    TRAINER: John Godec

    John GodecJOHN GODEC is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator, a course developer for both the original IAP2 Certificate program and newly revamped IAP2 Foundations program and the Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. He served as an original Master Trainer for IAP2 and as Vice President of IAP2 USA. He’s managed nearly 400 complex global projects over a 30-year career, facilitated more than 1,000 meetings and helped develop a risk and emergency communication protocol for the U.S. National Governors Association. John is a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation and former Communications Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.


    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

    • Learn how to identify and access the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage
    • Understand 12 factors of citizen emotion and be better able to predict and prevent public anger
    • Comprehend different strategies for the 4 kinds of risk communication
    • Learn the 6 main ways to prevent or reduce public wrath, to make room for reason and allow effective public engagement to take place

    YOU WILL LEARN

    • Strategies for managing public opposition
    • How to manage outrage in public participation
    • To use specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people
    • Stakeholder analysis and motivations
    • How to remove the internal barriers to outrage management
    • How to ask questions with value and empathy
    • Who should do what—roles and responsibility
    • How your own attitude impacts public and stakeholder anger

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline of May 22, 2018. The last day to register is June 20, 2018.

    Click here to register for this event, view The Participation Company training calendar or download a flyer.

    • July 10, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again this month, we are excited to present one of the sessions from the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver. Addressing many of today’s most pressing societal, economic and environmental problems requires both engaging broad public audiences and working with complex systems of institutions, actors and drivers.

    Governments are democratically elected to address these problems—but can’t do so alone. Success requires a systems-based approach that takes into account the values of citizens, identifies leverage points for intervention, and builds collaboration among multiple actors.

    How to achieve that? Sebastian Merz and Robin Prest of the Morris Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, and Dr Martin Carcasson of Colorado State University, will discuss how to achieve that participatory systems change. Their work builds on the work of over a dozen thought leaders, who met in Whistler, BC, in 2016.

    Read more about their Conference presentation here.

    When you register, remember the two-stage process: your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar provider site. Just fill in that form to receive your login information.

    • July 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

    IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

    • July 23, 2018
    • July 25, 2018
    • Lakewood, Colorado


    The Participation Company is pleased to presents IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation in Lakewood, Colorado, July 23 - 25, 2018.

    Module I: 3-Day PLANNING for Effective Public Participation - The IAP2 Planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges as you learn and review the essential elements of effective public participation planning. Once you have completed the planning course, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit.

    The PLANNING module is a prerequisite for the subsequent module, TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation.

    Trainer: Wendy Lowe

    Early Bird/Member Discount Registration Deadline: June 20, 2018
    Last Day to Register: July 15, 2018

    More Information and to Register

    • July 26, 2018
    • July 27, 2018
    • Minneapolis, MN

    Click here to register for this event, view The Participation Company training calendar or download a flyer.

    PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
    Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

    STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop that builds on IAP2’s global best practices in public involvement and the work of Dr. Peter Sandman, a foremost researcher and expert in public outrage and risk communication. This course will help you move people from rage to reason and engage stakeholders in building consensus for better decisions.

    This practical, hands-on workshop is a fresh 2-day mix of lecture, video, small and large group discussion and authentic, real world exercises that give you the answers, tools and ability to prevent problems, manage the tough public issues that you face and keep your organization on track and moving forward.

    TRAINER: John Godec

    John GodecJOHN GODEC is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator, a course developer for both the original IAP2 Certificate program and newly revamped IAP2 Foundations program and the Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. He served as an original Master Trainer for IAP2 and as Vice President of IAP2 USA. He’s managed nearly 400 complex global projects over a 30-year career, facilitated more than 1,000 meetings and helped develop a risk and emergency communication protocol for the U.S. National Governors Association. John is a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation and former Communications Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.


    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

    • Learn how to identify and access the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage
    • Understand 12 factors of citizen emotion and be better able to predict and prevent public anger
    • Comprehend different strategies for the 4 kinds of risk communication
    • Learn the 6 main ways to prevent or reduce public wrath, to make room for reason and allow effective public engagement to take place

    YOU WILL LEARN

    • Strategies for managing public opposition
    • How to manage outrage in public participation
    • To use specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people
    • Stakeholder analysis and motivations
    • How to remove the internal barriers to outrage management
    • How to ask questions with value and empathy
    • Who should do what—roles and responsibility
    • How your own attitude impacts public and stakeholder anger

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline of June 20, 2018. The last day to register is July 13, 2018.

    Click here to register for this event, view The Participation Company training calendar or download a flyer.

    • July 26, 2018
    • July 27, 2018
    • Chicago, IL

    Click here to register for this event, view The Participation Company training calendar or download a flyer.

    PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
    Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

    STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop that builds on IAP2’s global best practices in public involvement and the work of Dr. Peter Sandman, a foremost researcher and expert in public outrage and risk communication. This course will help you move people from rage to reason and engage stakeholders in building consensus for better decisions.

    This practical, hands-on workshop is a fresh 2-day mix of lecture, video, small and large group discussion and authentic, real world exercises that give you the answers, tools and ability to prevent problems, manage the tough public issues that you face and keep your organization on track and moving forward.

    TRAINER: John Godec

    John GodecJOHN GODEC is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator, a course developer for both the original IAP2 Certificate program and newly revamped IAP2 Foundations program and the Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. He served as an original Master Trainer for IAP2 and as Vice President of IAP2 USA. He’s managed nearly 400 complex global projects over a 30-year career, facilitated more than 1,000 meetings and helped develop a risk and emergency communication protocol for the U.S. National Governors Association. John is a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation and former Communications Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.


    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

    • Learn how to identify and access the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage
    • Understand 12 factors of citizen emotion and be better able to predict and prevent public anger
    • Comprehend different strategies for the 4 kinds of risk communication
    • Learn the 6 main ways to prevent or reduce public wrath, to make room for reason and allow effective public engagement to take place

    YOU WILL LEARN

    • Strategies for managing public opposition
    • How to manage outrage in public participation
    • To use specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people
    • Stakeholder analysis and motivations
    • How to remove the internal barriers to outrage management
    • How to ask questions with value and empathy
    • Who should do what—roles and responsibility
    • How your own attitude impacts public and stakeholder anger

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline of September 12, 2018. The last day to register is October 3, 2018.

    Click here to register for this event, view The Participation Company training calendar or download a flyer.

    • July 30, 2018
    • August 03, 2018
    • Minneapolis, MN


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30 - August 3, 2018.

    Trainer: John Godec

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - JULY 30 - AUGUST 1
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - AUGUST 2 - 3

    Early Bird Deadline – June 22, 2018
    Last Day To Register – July 18, 2018

    More Information and to Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    The Participation Company offers discounts for active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD on registrations received by the Early Bird deadline.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • August 01, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • Boulder, Colorado


    The Participation Company is pleased to present the second module of the IAP Foundations IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation program, Techniques for Effective Participation in Boulder, Colorado, August 1-2, 2018.

    Trainer: John Godec

    • Early Bird Deadline: June 20
    • Last Day to Register: June 20

    IAP2, ICMA and NCDD MEMBER DISCOUNTS: The Participation Company offers a discount to active members of IAP2, ICMA and NCDD who register by the Early Bird Registration deadline.

    More Information and to Register

    AICP Credit Maintenance (CM) Opportunity

    • August 14, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Details will be announced soon.

    When you register, remember the two-stage process: your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar provider site. Just fill in that form to receive your login information.

    • August 16, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

    IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

    • September 04, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • September 05, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Coast Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    The IAP2 USA board will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4-5 in conjunction with the IAP2 North American Conference at the Coast Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

    • September 05, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • September 07, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7, Canada
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    Deep discussions! Scintillating sessions! Preeminent presenters! All in Vibrant Victoria, BC! Registration is now open for the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference! Sign up before June 30 and get the early-bird rates! And check out our partner hotels, offering special conference rates and all within easy walking distance of the Victoria Conference Centre. Visit the website often and follow #iap2nac18 on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

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    • September 19, 2018
    • September 20, 2018
    • Lincoln, NE
    Register

    IAP2 TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation (Lincoln, Nebraska)

    This is the second module in IAP2's renowned Foundations course. Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you will practice powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods including World Cafe’s, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups.

    You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material. IAP2 tip sheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.

    Prerequisite: 3-day Planning Course

    Where:

    Lincoln, Nebraska
    United States

    When:

    September 19-20, 2018

    Cost:   $500, thanks to a local host providing the venue! 

    Questions:

    Emily Molloy, IAP2 Midwest Chapter Board Member
    emolloy@benesch.com


    This course has a minimum of 12 and maximum of 25, and the go-no go decision will be made 30 days in advance.

    • September 24, 2018
    • September 28, 2018
    • Chicago, IL


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Chicago, Illinois, September 24-28, 2018.

    Trainer: John Godec

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - SEPTEMBER 24-26
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - SEPTEMBER 27-28

    Early Bird Deadline – August 17, 2018
    Last Day To Register – September 12, 2018

    More Information and to Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • October 15, 2018
    • October 19, 2018
    • Orlando, FL


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Orlando, Florida, October 15-19, 2018.

    Trainer: Doug Sarno

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - OCTOBER 15-17
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - OCTOBER 18-19

    Early Bird Deadline – August 17, 2018
    Last Day To Register – September 12, 2018

    More Information and to Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • October 18, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

    IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

    • November 15, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Conference call

    IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

    • December 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Conference call

    IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

Past events

June 13, 2018 IAP2 USA Greater LA: HANDS ON TRAINING - “Using Digital Content to Maximize Your Public Engagement Program Effectiveness”
June 12, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Denver Encore: "Beyond Inclusion"
May 17, 2018 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
May 16, 2018 May 2018 Board Meeting
May 08, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Denver Encore: "Our Community Could Blow Up. Do We Have Time For Some Quick Consultation?"
May 04, 2018 IAF NORTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE 2018
May 03, 2018 Intermountain Chapter Regional Conference
May 03, 2018 Midwest Chapter Regional Conference and Annual Meeting
April 30, 2018 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
April 26, 2018 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Los Angeles County, CA)
April 19, 2018 April 2018 Board Meeting
April 19, 2018 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Orange County, CA)
April 18, 2018 Cascade Chapter: PI Network: The business case for diversity in the built environment
April 18, 2018 IAP2 USA Greater LA: Learn "Use Now" Techniques for Reducing Conflict
April 16, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Arlington, VA)
April 10, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Core Values Award Winners-2
March 26, 2018 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Salt Lake City, UT)
March 21, 2018 PI Network: Neighborhood Involvement Past and Present
March 19, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Phoenix, AZ)
March 13, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Core Values Award Winners-1
March 08, 2018 IAP2 Greater LA March Event: "Your Brain on Conflict"
March 07, 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference
March 05, 2018 Vancouver Public Involvement Group
March 03, 2018 March 2018 F2F Board Meeting
March 01, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation
March 01, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Techniques For Effective Public Participation
February 28, 2018 2018 Skills Symposium: National Dialogue Event
February 28, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Evaluating & Measuring P2
February 28, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Toolz for Tough Conversations
February 27, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Group Facilitation
February 26, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Planning For Effective Public Participation
February 26, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Social Media and P2
February 26, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Designing for Diversity
February 26, 2018 2018 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: When Things Go Sideways
February 21, 2018 IAP2 USA Greater LA February Event: "Your Toughest P2 Problems Solved"
February 16, 2018 IAP2 Midwest Chapter Monthly Lightning Chat - Managing P2 Disasters
February 14, 2018 2018 Core Values Awards - Application Payment
February 13, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Handling Opposition and Outrage in P2 Processes
February 05, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Seattle, WA)
January 31, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning for Effective Participation (Boulder, CO)
January 19, 2018 IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter Lightning Chat
January 18, 2018 January 2018 Board Meeting
January 17, 2018 "Your Toughest P2 Problems, Solved"! - Greater Los Angelese Chapter meeting
January 09, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Denver Encore: "Digital Engagement Workshop"
December 15, 2017 IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter Lightning Chat
December 12, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Denver Encore: "Beginning with the Brain in Mind"
December 11, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Walnut Creek, CA)
December 11, 2017 Intermountain Chapter - Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (West Valley City, Utah)
November 29, 2017 Government Online Community of Practice: Telephone Town Hall Meetings
November 16, 2017 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Denver, CO)
November 14, 2017 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
November 07, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - 2017 Core Values Awards - Projects of the Year
October 16, 2017 Participatory Budgeting
October 16, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Orlando, FL)
October 11, 2017 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Chapter (Emerging): Healing Community of Color by Encouraging Self Determination
October 10, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - 2017 Core Values Awards - Organizations of the Year
October 03, 2017 Evaluation & Public Participation
September 26, 2017 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (University Place/Tacoma area, WA)
September 13, 2017 Social Media & Public Participation
September 08, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being
September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference Gala
September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference: Pathways - Powerfully Positive Questions for P2 in a Changing World: Co-creating a tool to connect people and process in challenging times
September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference: Pathways - Collaboration for Greater Good
September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference: Pathways - Are We Facing a P2 Crisis or an Opportunity?
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Bringing More Voices to the Conversation: Lessons from the Trenches"
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Traffic Jam! Overcoming the Gridlock of Transportation Engagement"
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Online Community Engagement"
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Denver
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Tri-City Tour
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Boulder
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Fort Collins
September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 6-8, 2017
August 25, 2017 POSTPONED: Cascade Chapter: National Dialogue Event
August 23, 2017 Intermountain Chapter: National Dialogue Event
August 17, 2017 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Chicago, IL)
August 15, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Are We Smarter Together?" + "Understanding the Squishy Stuff"
July 27, 2017 Colorado Chapter: National Dialogue Event
July 20, 2017 Government Online Community of Practice: Streamline Communications in Complex Projects
July 17, 2017 Participatory Budgeting
July 11, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Is Your Organization P2-Centric?"
July 10, 2017 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
June 26, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Chicago, IL)
June 22, 2017 Puget Sound Chapter: National Dialogue Event
June 22, 2017 Cascade Chapter: PI Network featuring RACE TALKS
June 21, 2017 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Chapter (Emerging): How Can IAP2 USA Make you a Rock Star?
June 20, 2017 IAP2 USA Professional Certification Program - An Introduction
June 15, 2017 Fostering Productive Dialogue in Divided Times
June 13, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Facilitation Matters"
June 13, 2017 Association of Conflict Resolution, Environmental & Public Policy Section 2017 Conference
June 05, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Denver, CO)
May 25, 2017 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Showcase
May 18, 2017 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
May 18, 2017 Webinar: How to run the National Dialogue Event
May 17, 2017 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Chapter (Emerging): Outreach in the OC: Rail, Buses, Cars and PEOPLE!
May 09, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Duh, Make it Interesting"
May 01, 2017 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
April 27, 2017 Cascade Chapter Area: "The Old Road; A New Future"
April 26, 2017 Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter (Emerging): “Cure for Public Outrage - Can we really 'inform' our way out of it?”
April 11, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Core Values Award winners - Creativity, Innovation & the Greater Good
April 06, 2017 Government Online Community of Practice: Measuring the Value and Effectiveness of Public Engagement work in Local Government
April 01, 2017 Public Engagement Strategy Workshop: Vermont Workshop to Strengthen & Sustain Engagement
March 29, 2017 Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter (Emerging): Mary Gelinas - "Why Can't We Converse with One Another?"
March 27, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Austin, TX)
March 14, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Core Values Award Winners: Respect for Diversity
March 09, 2017 Northern California Chapter event: Meetup with Matt Leighninger
March 08, 2017 Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter (Emerging): Public Engagement Strategy Workshop
March 02, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (2 days) Designing for Diversity: Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders
March 02, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (2 days) Techniques For Effective Public Participation
March 01, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (1 day) Evaluating and Measuring Public Participation
March 01, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (1 day) Building Trust for Civil Communication
February 27, 2017 Skills Symposium: We NEED Your Voice: Are we facing a P2 crisis or opportunity?
February 27, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (3 days) Planning For Effective Public Participation
February 27, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (2 days) Social Media and P2: How to design and host effective online engagement
February 27, 2017 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (2 days) Emotion, Outrage & Public Participation
February 14, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: Making Engagement Meaningful with P2 Toolkits
February 06, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Seattle, WA)
February 06, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Arlington, VA)
January 25, 2017 Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter (Emerging): How Fake News Disrupts P2 Efforts
January 23, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Phoenix, AZ)
January 10, 2017 IAP2 January Learning Webinar: Participatory Budgeting
November 08, 2016 IAP2 November Learning Webinar: Core Values Award winners; Organizations & Research Project of the Year
November 03, 2016 IAP2 Techniques for Public Participation (Fort Collins, CO)
October 31, 2016 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
October 24, 2016 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Denver, CO)
October 20, 2016 IAP2 USA Los Angeles Chapter (Emerging) October Event: "Getting Permission from the Community to Run your Operations"
October 18, 2016 IAP2 October Webinar: Canada/USA Projects of the Year
October 13, 2016 Cascade PI Network: Hanford - Beauty and the Beast! Pristine Beauty Meets Radioactive Cleanup
October 07, 2016 27th Annual Envisioning California Conference: "Our Voices: Advancing Civic Engagement in California"
September 28, 2016 Cascade PI Network: The Top Ten Reasons Groups Can't Solve Problems!
September 28, 2016 2016 IAP2 North American Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 28-30, 2016
September 21, 2016 IAP2 USA (Emerging) Los Angeles Chapter: Civic Engagement in Manhattan Beach
September 19, 2016 IAP2 September Learning Webinar: P2 & Decision-Makers
September 14, 2016 Government Online Community of Practice – New!
August 30, 2016 IAP2 Planning for Public Participation (Fort Collins, CO)
August 11, 2016 IAP2 Techniques for Public Participation (Omaha, NE)
August 09, 2016 IAP2 August Learning Webinar: Research on Conflict Management and Evaluation
July 20, 2016 Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation (Austin, TX)
July 14, 2016 Crowdsourcing in LA, IAP2 USA Los Angeles (Emerging) July meeting - CANCELLED
July 12, 2016 IAP2 July Webinar: IAP2 and UNDRIP – The Changing Face of Indigenous Engagement
June 30, 2016 IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter June Networking Event
June 16, 2016 IAP2 USA Cascade Chapter 2016 PI Works! in Bend, Oregon
June 15, 2016 Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation (Chicago, IL)
June 14, 2016 IAP2 June Webinar: Favorites from Portland – 3 "It's Geek to Me"
June 01, 2016 IAP2 Planning for Public Participation (Omaha, NE)
May 25, 2016 IAP2 USA (EMERGING) LOS ANGELES CHAPTER: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN COPS AND COMMUNITIES GET TOGETHER – IN A GOOD WAY!
May 19, 2016 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
May 10, 2016 IAP2 May Webinar – Tools and Traps of Online Engagement
April 22, 2016 IAP2 USA Intermountain Chapter Conference: Engaging Everyone for Sustainable Decisions
April 18, 2016 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Austin, TX)
April 12, 2016 IAP2 April Webinar – Core Values Award Winners 2: Projects of the Year
March 31, 2016 IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter Happy Hour Networking Event
March 30, 2016 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Area: LA Neighborhood Councils & P2
March 08, 2016 IAP2 March Webinar – Favorites from Portland 2015: "Engagement Triangle" and "Innovative Visual Public Engagement" from "It's Geek to Me"
March 01, 2016 CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS for 2016 IAP2 North American Conference – DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2016
February 29, 2016 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (5-Days)
February 21, 2016 2016 Skills Symposium - LOGISTICS
February 09, 2016 Participatory Budgeting and the Balancing Act – the IAP2 February Webinar
February 02, 2016 IAP2 Techniques for Public Participation (2-Days)
February 01, 2016 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation (Seattle, WA)
February 01, 2016 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (5-Days)
January 20, 2016 IAP2 USA Cascade Chapter January PI Network
January 13, 2016 January Learning Webinar: Core Values Award Winners


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