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

    • October 01, 2019
    • November 30, 2020
    • TBD
    Registration is closed

    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 2020 Assessment Center on June 5 - June 6, you must submit your application by January 31, 2020!

    To be eligible for the 2020 Assessment Center on October 23-24, you must submit your application by June 19, 2020!

    Locations of Assessment Centers will be based on where the applicants are from.


    • December 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Online

    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.

    • January 13, 2020
    • January 17, 2020
    • Charlotte, NC


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Charlotte, NC, January 13 - 17, 2020.

    Trainer: Doug Sarno

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - January 13 - 15, 2020
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - January 16 - 17, 2020

    Early Bird Deadline – December 6, 2019
    Last Day To Register – December 31, 2019

    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.

    • January 14, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PST)
    • online
    Register

    We start the New Year, hearing from two medium-sized cities that made public engagement a priority and are now setting the bar. Boulder, Colorado and Kingston, Ontario won Organization of the Year honors at the 2019 IAP2 Core Values Awards. Hear how they worked past public skepticism and staff trepidation and how your organization can adapt those methods to its own situation.

    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • January 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Online

    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.

    • January 30, 2020
    Register

    In a world of high stakes, high emotion conversations in the public arena we need a new way to bring people together into safe, inclusive conversation. The Socratic Circle© is a technique designed to create a container for emotional, difficult conversations that reduces intensity, builds connection and create opportunities to shift the conversation to what happens next. Learn when and how to use the technique, and share stories of situations where it has worked effectively.

    In this session, you will learn what a Socratic Circle© is, what it looks and feels like, when it's appropriate to use it and when not; and how to get people to take part.

    Your trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

    IAP2 Tasters are 45-minute versions of longer courses, where participants can gain at least three "take-aways" that they can apply right away to their work. Tasters are offered free of charge and exclusively to IAP2 members.

    Remember that, since this is a webinar, there is a two-stage process for registration. Follow the link in your registration and fill in the form to get your login information.


    • February 18, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PST)
    • online
    Register

    In your public engagement practice, do you find that the hardest people to bring onside are your own staff -- the planners and engineers? Kylie Cochrane, head of public engagement with Aurecon, the international planning and design advisory group (and currently president of IAP2 International), has a lot of experience in talking to the experts. She'll share some ideas on how to convince them that it's "OK to let go".

    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • February 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Online

    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.

    • February 24, 2020
    • February 28, 2020
    • Phoenix, AZ


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Phoenix, AZ, February 24 - 28, 2020.

    Trainer: Dr. Marty Rozelle

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - February 24 - 26, 2020
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - February 27 - 28, 2020

    Early Bird Deadline – January 17, 2020
    Last Day To Register – February 11, 2020

    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.

    • February 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PST)
    Register

    Engaging the public is risky business…when we invite the people into our decision-making processes, to share what is really important to them, about issues and situations that impact their lives, livelihoods, profits, reputation- the path is not always clear. As a result, our projects can experience significant delays, unexpected hurdles, internal strife and maybe even unwanted media attention. So, we know it’s complicated, we know it’s complex and yet when we come together an industry, we often only share what went REALLY well. What about all the stuff that didn’t go well? The oops, the mistakes, the failed attempts, the “I wish we could do that again” situations that we would like to leave in the closest for no one, especially not fellow industry colleagues, to see.

    Your trainer: Kim Hyshka

    It’s often said that in our greatest mistakes lies our deepest learnings.  We don’t want to hide from them, and we don’t want you to either. So, let’s leave our egos and shame at the door and come have a taste of what it’s like to come together in failure.  

    Click here to watch a short video of this session LIVE.

    IAP2 Tasters are 45-minute versions of longer courses, where participants can gain at least three "take-aways" that they can apply right away to their work. Tasters are offered free of charge and exclusively to IAP2 members.



    • March 09, 2020
    • March 10, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 20
    Register

    Group activity photoHow do you show up in a room? Did you know that your first contact with participants, your first moments in a room, first words that are spoken all have an impact on the trust, credibility and potential success of what comes next. This intermediate level two day course will ensure you are ready not only for the first exchange but for all those to come. Expect to co-create the guidance, skills and knowledge necessary to become comfortable with all the critical elements of session design and facilitation for public and stakeholder engagement.

    Participants will learn AND PRACTICE facilitation skills such as descriptive language, re-framing, empathetic response, and value-based questioning. These tools and others will support you to effectively expand positive participation, connect with participants, identify and build common ground and move discussion forward. Additionally, this course emphasizes the planning and designing of facilitated public involvement events and has a practicum component that gives all participants ample opportunity to facilitate in a supportive and constructive environment.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy


    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this two-day course, participants will:

    • Identify and understand your individual presence and how to best use in different scenarios
    • Identify and use the skills, behaviors and attitudes required by a facilitator
    • Learns tools and techniques used by a facilitator
    • Create and design effective group process and manage group dynamics
    • Become well versed in skills to “create from” any given scenario RATHER than “reacting to” – thus finding positive outcomes in challenging situations
    • Facilitate a values-based process that balances needs and perspectives of all

    Trainer: Kim Hyshka

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 09, 2020
    • March 10, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 20
    Register

    As project stakeholders become increasingly diverse (in all ways), practitioners are challenged to design and implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that successfully and authentically engage all communities. Participants leave this highly-participatory and practical course with a deeper understanding of the “spectrum of diversity,” identifying and analyzing key stakeholders, skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, guidance on how to develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques, and key learnings about rigorous P2 evaluation – plus a great cohort of colleagues to work with over time.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy


    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Appreciate the spectrum of diversity and understand the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives forward to address complex community issues
    • Learn how to define clear engagement objectives for increasing and deepening diversity within public engagement efforts
    • Gain experience in rigorous stakeholder identification and analysis
    • Understand the essential art and science of engagement design, and how to translate that into effective and successful implementation
    • Develop ethical and effective approaches and techniques for supporting and engaging diverse participants
    • Explore under representation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
    • Understand how to design and implement robust and participatory evaluation, and redesign as needed during implementation
    • Know how to translate new learning into successful and inclusive practice

    Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

    Anne R. CarrollAnne R. Carroll, Master of Planning in Public Affairs: Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in stakeholder engagement and strategic planning for many years serving both public and nonprofit organizations. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and authentic engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with IAP2 USA, IAP2 International, and the Midwest Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org. See more information at www.carrollfranck.com.

    #Schedule at a Glance

    • March 09, 2020
    • March 10, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 19
    Register

    This two-day training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times you need strategies and behaviors to work together more effectively with communities and stakeholders are outraged. This two-day course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this two-day course, participants will:

    • Know how to identify and assess the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage.
    • Understand 12 reasons for reactions and be better able to predict and prevent public anger.
    • Learn 6 strategies to prevent or reduce public outrage so more effective public engagement can take place.
    • Specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people.
    • How to address internal resistance to trying new ways of engaging with the public.
    • How to ask questions and engage meaningfully with value and empathy.
    • How your attitude and behavior impacts public anger, and how to show up more effectively.
    • A new way of thinking about public outrage, and enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviors to apply in your next public engagement challenge.

    Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

    Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 09, 2020
    • March 11, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 23
    Register

    The International Association for Public Participation developed this program to meet the needs of practitioners conducting public involvement and community engagement in a changing world. Both new and experienced practitioners and managers benefit from the structure, proven techniques, and knowledge that you’ll learn in this interactive training course. The Planning Course introduces foundational information that has stood the test of time and the Techniques Course introduces 39 different techniques for accomplishing desired objectives. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

    This course is a prerequisite for the subsequent module, Techniques for Effective Public Participation.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this three-day course, participants will:

    • Define public participation and explain the rationale behind it
    • Explain the three foundations of effective public participation
    • List the five steps in the planning process
    • Discuss how to plan p2 objectives that can be integrated into an agency’s decision-making process
    • Explain how communication objectives support effective public participation
    • Choose from various p2 techniques to support accomplishment of p2 objectives.

    Professional Certification/Credits

    Trainer: Wendy Lowe

    Wendy Green LoweWendy Lowe has 30 years’ experience designing and conducting public participation efforts to support clients. She is recognized as a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) by IAP2. She manages large- and small-scale public participation programs within approved budgets and on schedule to meet client objectives on highly controversial issues. She has developed and implemented public involvement plans; managed public meetings of various formats; and moderated public hearings. She has worked professionally in more than 20 states and the District of Colombia as well as Australia and Canada.

    Schedule-at-a-Glance

    • March 09, 2020
    • March 13, 2020
    • West Palm Beach, FL


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in West Palm Beach, FL, December 9 - 13, 2019.

    Trainer: Doug Sarno

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - December 9 - 11, 2019
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - December 12 - 13, 2019

    Early Bird Deadline – January 20, 2020
    Last Day To Register – February 10, 2020

    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.

    • March 10, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 19
    Register

    This course engages with three popular methods for large-scale, dialogue-based public participation on public policy issues: the 21st-Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling, and Citizen Juries. Each process helps participants learn about an issue, create space for in-depth deliberation and generate detailed feedback on public policy options. Participants will also explore, and apply to their own work, key ingredients of large-scale processes, including developing discussion content and questions, as well as outreach strategies that involve large numbers of diverse participants.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Define the distinctions and complementary qualities of dialogue and deliberation
    • Identify suitable uses of large-scale public participation methods
    • Contrast the theory and practice of 21st Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling and Citizens’ Juries
    • Outline a basic framework for planning a large-scale engagement project
    • Identify and address barriers to participation
    • Apply aspects of these large-scale public involvement methods to your own work

    Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

    Susanna Haas LyonsSusanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for over 15-years on large and complex engagement projects across North America. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 11, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 20
    Register

    Facilitation skills are essential for public engagement professionals. Masterful facilitation involves more than group process techniques and strong meeting design – it also requires anticipation skills and adaptability. This highly interactive, fun-filled session strengthens participants' ability to trust their intuition, think on their feet and deal with unpredictable situations. When a facilitated session goes off the rails (and it will), you need to tap into a different skillset to bring things back on track quickly. Neurological evidence, real-life experience and useful improv tools will equip you to become more nimble and confident from the front of the room. No comedy skills required!.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Sharper skills in anticipating and adjusting to the unexpected;
    • More than a dozen practical strategies, drawn from and applicable to a range of disciplines, to strengthen their agility as facilitators;
    • Increased confidence in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances, even from the front of the room;
    • An up-to-date resource list of links, titles and people that will allow participants to explore agility in facilitation more deeply if interested; and
    • A memorable experience shared with new people in their expanded professional network.

    Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

    Dr. Rebecca SuthernsDr. Rebecca Sutherns, is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist with over 20 years of experience. She is the CEO of Sage Solutions, a facilitation and consulting firm that delivers strategic clarity and time well spent, through helping purpose-driven leaders align what's important to them with what they actually do. Rebecca holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and a Master's in Public Administration. She is a skilled mediator, sought after conference presenter and avid traveller.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 11, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 19
    Register

    We will outline strategies for value-driven work, present guiding values in equity-focused practice and interdisciplinary approaches. Framed in the context of community-based practice, we will discuss professional development opportunities for those who wish to gain more experience in deeply reflective and inclusive design processes. In addition, we will workshop strategies to identify how self-reflective intentionality can be a driver for equity in the design process. In this interactive session, participants will understand the intersections of identities; how lived experiences are opportunities for collaboration and community-building; how we might bring an equity lens to systems that negatively impact our most vulnerable communities.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Learn new approaches to community based design with the lens of equity.
    • Learn shared language to deepen diversity and inclusion in the work environment.
    • Learn how a systems design approach broadens how we can address issues that are impacting our communities.
    • Discuss the importance of self-reflection and identity awareness in community-based practice.
    • Discover how interdisciplinary programs contribute and broaden a worldview, and the value of centering personal-lived experiences to disrupt power dynamics in teamwork and decision-making for more equitable outcomes and sustainable results.

    Trainer: Shalini Agrawal

    Shalini Agrawal

    Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and brings over 25 years of experience in community-engaged practice and pedagogy. She is co-director of Pathways to Equity, a design leadership program for social equity, and FIELD Design Network, a forum that builds capacity for underrepresented designers, and founder of Public Design for Equity. She is Associate Professor in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts and teaches at the intersection of design and community engagement. She is a Leaderspring Fellow in the Women of Color 2020 Leadstrong cohort. Shalini is a contributing author to the new publications Design for Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity and Public Interest Design Education Guidebook.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 11, 2020
    • March 12, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 19
    Register

    Does this sound familiar?

    • Are your conversations fraught with discomfort, tension and concern?
    • Are you unsure what to say or intimidated in difficult conversations?
    • Are fear, hesitancy and worry about getting it right constant companions in your work?
    • Are you feeling burnt out, stressed and stretched to the limit in your interactions with others in conflict situations?
    • Are you in need of support, comfort and an ability to know when to walk away, disengage and recover yourself?
    • Are the practices that have served you in the past not working?
    • Are you worried about having really tough conversations with your team, community or group?

    There is a different way. Brave, Honest Conversations™ are a way of talking together, working together and living. When we show up with courage, compassion and integrity the possibilities are endless. The world needs more leaders who dare to make a lasting difference.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    It’s time to build your leadership skills – to practice courage, compassion and responsibility for impact. When you build your capacity to lead others, groups and the world around you, you create the momentum for positive change and the opportunity to move from stuck to possible. Foundational to leading others is the ability to lead yourself, to practice courage, compassion and kindness for yourself, and to make choices that allow you to bring your best self to your work.

    • Courageously show up as a leader who invites tough conversations;
    • Cultivate and enhance a mindset of service and commitment to brave, honest conversations;
    • Create a space for brave, honest conversations that encourage constructive participation and address conflict boldly;
    • Learn tips, tools and approaches to deal with high stakes, high emotion situations;
    • Build comfort, confidence and skill to work with the chaos and emotions in a room or group; and
    • Practice and experience effective approaches for recovery, stress reduction and setting boundaries amid conflict and controversy.

    Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

    Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 11, 2020
    • March 12, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 20
    Register

    Evaluation should always be useful, and this introductory course will cover theories and practical strategies to help you evaluate your public participation efforts. In this hands-on course, you will apply foundational tools like logic models, examine the differences between process and impact evaluation, and review the components of an evaluation plan. You will craft evaluation questions, and identify indicators and sources of information to help you answer those questions. Above all, you will learn how to employ evaluative thinking as a learning strategy, in order to strengthen your work and achieve greater impact.

    Course Agenda

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this two-day course, participants will:
    • Describe the principle of utilization-focused evaluation and its importance
    • Determine the most appropriate type(s) of evaluation for a P2 project
    • Populate a logic model and use it to structure an evaluation plan
    • Specify indicators and sources of data to help measure P2 objectives
    • Craft evaluation questions
    • Apply best practices in survey question writing
    • Determine appropriate uses of participatory evaluation
    • Identify the challenges to evaluation

    Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

    Susanna Haas LyonsSusanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for over 15-years on large and complex engagement projects across North America. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 12, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 20
    Register

    Building on IAP2’s Strategies for Outrage and Opposition (but not a pre-requisite), this highly participatory course will have participants uncover what’s driving emotion and outrage in P2 processes and discover what triggers these natural responses. Through exercises, discussion and multi-media presentation, participants will learn about AND PRACTICE highly effective, collaborative strategies to transform conflict and outrage and create an environment for constructive engagement.

    • Explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
    • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
    • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
    • Focus on encouraging positivity, generosity and civil discourse in high stakes conversations

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Participants will explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
    • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
    • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
    • Understand and identify some of the triggers for emotion, and practice strategies to support people in constructive engagement
    • Provide participants an opportunity to understand the tools and how they would be useful in different projects and with different stakeholders

    Trainer: Kim Hyshka

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 12, 2020
    • March 13, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 23
    Register

    Once you have completed the planning course, you are ready to add dozens of practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit—powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods, exploring not only what each is, but how and when to use it – the strengths, weaknesses and needed resources. The course combines discussion, presentation, exercises and practice using varying techniques to give you a full understanding of the range of techniques and how to choose, modify and evaluate techniques for the most effective public participation.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this two-day course, participants will:

    • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies
    • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives
    • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances
    • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively
    • Evaluate their use of varying public participation techniques

    Professional Certification/Credits

    Trainer: Wendy Lowe

    Wendy Green LoweWendy Lowe has 30 years’ experience designing and conducting public participation efforts to support clients. She is recognized as a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) by IAP2. She manages large- and small-scale public participation programs within approved budgets and on schedule to meet client objectives on highly controversial issues. She has developed and implemented public involvement plans; managed public meetings of various formats; and moderated public hearings. She has worked professionally in more than 20 states and the District of Colombia as well as Australia and Canada.

    Schedule-at-a-Glance

    • March 13, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 19
    Register

    Ask yourself these three questions:

    • Are you running out of constructive ways to bring people together in conversation?
    • Are you hearing from the same people over and over again and consistently struggling to hear from diverse voices?
    • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity?

    Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy


    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Receive a participatory and interactive session that introduces four tools to bring people together in meaningful ways that create powerful experiences
    • Understand the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders
    • Experience the tool such that they will be able to modify, design and customize the technique to suit specific needs and circumstances
    • Walk away with the excitement, motivation and know-how to try something different

    Trainer: Kim Hyshka

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 13, 2020
    • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 20
    Register

    This session will invite practitioners to reflect on their own experiences as both participants and facilitators of public participation processes to explore inclusive public participation strategies and practices that engage traditionally under-served groups with an emphasis on ethnic minorities and immigrant populations. The session will equip participants on tools and strategies to:

    • Understand who is in their community and issues that matter to traditionally marginalized communities
    • Determine assets of community members to ensure effective inclusive engagement
    • Design public engagement efforts to support inclusive public participation
    • Build relationships and trust to sustain the impact of public participation efforts

    Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Recognize the value of ensuring inclusive public participation processes
    • Understand who is in their community and issues that matter to traditionally marginalized communities
    • Determine assets of community members to ensure effective inclusive engagement
    • Design and implement public engagement efforts to support inclusive public participation
    • Build relationships and trust to sustain the impact of public participation efforts

    Trainer: Mahvash Hassan

    Mahvash HassanMahvash Hassan facilitates multi-sector collaboration in support of inclusive communities. Her clients include: local governments, nonprofits, UN agencies and philanthropy. At the Institute for Local Government she developed resources on engaging immigrant communities and was a co-trainer for the TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab. Her consulting projects include: coordinating a Muslim and South Asian civic engagement collaborative, design and facilitation of large-scale public engagement workshops and small-group dialogues on race and ethnicity. Mahvash is chair of the Board of Directors for Welcoming America, and holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 17, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Here's your chance to learn from the best of the best of 2019! Are you considering whether to apply for a 2020 IAP2 Core Values Award for a project you're involved with? Get insights and inspiration from the winners of the 2019 IAP2 Core Values Awards from IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA. They'll share about their projects: the "problem", their approach, tools and techniques, and how their project stood out to the judges. 

    Joining us will be:

    Bruce Brown, PRR Inc.: "Research Project of the Year" (USA and International) for "Evaluating P2 Processes: an Easy-to-Use Toolkit" Watch their video here.

    Bonnie Jean von Krogh, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency: "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" for "27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project" Watch their video here.

    Miranda Eng, Context Research: "Creativity, Contribution & Innovation" (Canada, co-winner) for “The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission’s It’s Time Engagement Program”. Watch their video here.

    Darcy Vermeulen, Context Research: "Indigenous Engagement" (Canada) for "BC Flood and Wildfire Review". Watch their video here.

    Lani Brunn, CitySpaces: "Visual Engagement" (Canada) for "City of Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy" Watch the video here.


    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • March 30, 2020
    • April 03, 2020
    • Arlington, VA


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Arlington, VA, March 30 - April 3, 2020.

    Trainer: Doug Sarno

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - March 30 - April 1, 2020
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - April 2 - 3, 2020

    Early Bird Deadline – February 21, 2020
    Last Day To Register – March 17, 2020

    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.

    • April 14, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register


    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • April 16, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    This is the Annual General Meeting for IAP2 USA.

    Since this is a webinar, there is a two-stage process to register. Follow the link in your confirmation email and fill in the form to get your login information.

    • April 20, 2020
    • April 24, 2020
    • Plano, TX


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Plano, TX, April 20 - 24, 2019.

    Trainer: Dr. Marty Rozelle

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - April 20 - 22, 2020
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - April 23 - 24, 2020

    Early Bird Deadline – March 13, 2020
    Last Day To Register – April 8, 2020

    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.

    • May 12, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Increasingly, local governments around the world are claiming their work is “participatory,” and while community engagement can be empowering, there are still persistent challenges, particularly for historically disenfranchised communities. When successful, P2 can facilitate legitimacy, promote collaborative problem-solving and help correct structural inequities; but it can also reinforce existing power inequities and undermine benefits.

    How residents perceive participatory processes may differ greatly from how practitioners perceive the same process. This session from the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference is one which attendees told us should be shared via a webinar. Allison Smith of the City of Louisville, KY, and Daniel DeCaro of the University of Louisville will discuss the research of a transdisciplinary team that looked into the ways institutional and systemic racism shape residents’ perception of a city’s governance practices and inform how to improve the public participation process.

    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • June 09, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Online engagement has gone from being the Next Big Thing in public participation to a "given"; but there are still a lot of questions and answers and lessons to be learned. We are delighted to bring together two of the more well-received presentations from the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference in Charlotte, NC, to bring some of those issues into focus. 

    We'll get to hear the success story of the North Carolina Department of Transportation from the co-presenters of Transforming Public Apathy: How Online Engagement is Revitalizing North Carolina. Jamille Robbins, Ashley Bush and Dave Biggs will discuss how the NCDOT combined creative online public participation techniques with an inspired communications strategy. They systematically identified and removed ten significant barriers to participation and generated unprecedented results for a wide variety of planning efforts, from focused corridor studies to statewide transportation improvement plans. In all, they saw an increase in participation of 7000%.

    They'll be joined by Miranda Eng of Context - An Argyle Company, who will share some of the tactics and lessons her colleagues have learned about the Art and Science of Online Engagement. Really, it's harder than it looks. While modern and accessible, how do you choose the right online platform and tools to use, to creatively inform (and not bore) people, to gather the input you need, while reaching those underrepresented populations you want to hear from?

    You'll learn about a practical approach to designing online engagement, including how to marry design principles for user experience and target outreach tactics to hear from underrepresented groups.

    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • July 14, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    What does it look like to apply human-centered design (otherwise known as “design thinking”) to your engagement efforts? What if you could co-create, prototype, and test your engagement strategy with key stakeholders before rolling it out? We’ve found that integrating human-centered design into public participation builds ownership and trust by meaningfully engaging participants early in the process, and produces better outcomes through an understanding of local context and stakeholder preferences.

    In this "encore" from the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, Cristelle Blackford of Civicmakers will reprise "Applying Human-Centered Design to You P2 Strategy", in which she shares the fundamentals of  human-centered design and how it applies to P2.

    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • August 11, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register


    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

    • December 02, 2020
    • December 06, 2020
    • Salt Lake City, UT


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Salt Lake City, UT, April 20 - 24, 2019.

    Trainer: Wendy Green Lowe, CP3

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - December 2 - 4, 2020
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - December 5 - 6, 2020

    Early Bird Deadline – November 1, 2020
    Last Day To Register – November 19, 2020

    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.

Past events

December 10, 2019 IAP2 Learning Webinar: Understanding History, Territory & Indigenous Identity for Inclusion
December 05, 2019 Cascade Chapter: Public Involvement Holiday Party!
November 21, 2019 November IAP2 USA Board Meeting
November 21, 2019 IAP2 Cascade Chapter: Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques (Troutdale, OR)
November 21, 2019 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Chicago, IL)
November 19, 2019 IAP2 Learning Webinar: Charlotte Encore - "Walk It Like You Talk It"
November 19, 2019 IAP2 Learning Webinar: Charlotte Encore - "Walk It Like You Talk It"
November 18, 2019 IAP2 Cascade Chapter: Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Troutdale, OR)
November 18, 2019 IAP2 Midwest Chapter: Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques (Minneapolis, MN)
November 18, 2019 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Phoenix, AZ)
November 13, 2019 IAP2 Midwest Chapter: Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Minneapolis, MN)
November 04, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques for Effective Participation (Colorado Springs, CO)
October 23, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning for Effective Participation (Colorado Springs, CO)
October 21, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Phoenix, AZ)
October 21, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques for Effective Participation (Denver, CO)
October 17, 2019 October IAP2 USA Board Meeting
October 14, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Pittsburgh, PA)
October 08, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: 2019 IAP2 Projects of the Year (USA & Canada)
October 07, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Kansas City, MO)
September 23, 2019 IAP2 USA Greater LA: ELGL Learning Event
September 19, 2019 September IAP2 USA Board Meeting
September 11, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning for Effective Participation (Denver, CO)
September 06, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: FIELDTRIP / Fostering Resiliency: A Dialogue at the Levine Museum of the New South
September 05, 2019 2019 IAP2 Core Values Awards Gala
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "P2 and Digital Engagement"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "In the Driver’s Seat: Transportation and P2 Workshop"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Race, Equity, & Inclusion"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: FIELDTRIP - "Little Sugar Creek Greenway & Stream Restoration Tour"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: Field Trip - "Neighborhood Matching Grants Bus Tour"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Public Participation for Decision Makers"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Race, Equity, & Inclusion"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference: Field Trip - "IAP2 Art in Transit Tour"
September 04, 2019 2019 IAP2 North American Conference
August 15, 2019 August IAP2 USA Board Meeting
August 13, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Victoria Encore - "Navigating the Culture Wars Through Thoughtful P2"
August 07, 2019 Cascade Chapter: PI Network!
July 25, 2019 IAP2 Midwest Chapter: Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques (Minneapolis, MN)
July 22, 2019 IAP2 Midwest Chapter: Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Minneapolis, MN)
July 18, 2019 July IAP2 USA Board Meeting
July 09, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Victoria Encore - "Not Just Dragons": A model for inclusive engagement with communities of color
June 20, 2019 June IAP2 USA Board Meeting
June 20, 2019 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
June 19, 2019 IAP2 USA Puget Sound Chapter: Public Participation (P2) Spotlight and Networking Event
June 19, 2019 IAP2 USA Emerging Orange County Chapter: Engagement Toolbox
June 17, 2019 Cascade Chapter: PI Network!
June 11, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Victoria Encore - "Engaging the Rumor Mill"
June 05, 2019 ACR Environment and Public Policy Section Networking Happy Hour!
June 05, 2019 Ass'n for Conflict Resolution (Environment and Public Policy Section) Networking event (Washington, DC)
June 03, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques for Effective Participation (Salt Lake City, UT)
May 29, 2019 Fledgling Sacramento Chapter: "Big Data & P2"
May 16, 2019 May IAP2 USA Board Meeting
May 16, 2019 2019 Midwest Chapter Conference
May 16, 2019 Emerging Orange County Chapter: May Meeting
May 14, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Victoria Encore - "Youth Shaping Cities"
May 08, 2019 IAP2 USA Greater LA: May Meeting
May 01, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning for Effective Participation (Salt Lake City, UT)
April 29, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Chicago, IL)
April 29, 2019 International Forum on Public Participation & Stakeholder Engagement - Bangkok, Thailand
April 25, 2019 IAP2 USA Greater LA: April Meeting
April 18, 2019 April IAP2 USA Board Meeting
April 09, 2019 IAP2 USA Puget Sound: Accommodations for People with Disabilities Workshop
April 09, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Victoria Encore - "Creating Communications and P2 Roadmaps"
April 02, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques for Effective Participation (Fort Collins, CO)
March 29, 2019 March IAP2 USA Board Meeting
March 12, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Visual Engagement
March 06, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning for Effective Participation (Fort Collins, CO)
March 05, 2019 Cascade Chapter: Vancouver PI Network!
March 04, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Arlington, VA)
March 01, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Meaningful Tools, Powerful Outcomes
February 28, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Evaluating & Measuring P2
February 28, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Designing for Diversity
February 28, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Techniques For Effective Public Participation
February 28, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Making Public Meetings Work for You and Your Stakeholders
February 27, 2019 2019 Skills Symposium: National Dialogue
February 27, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Large Scale Engagement Techniques
February 27, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (Re)Building Public Trust
February 27, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: When Things Go Sideways
February 26, 2019 IAP2 USA Lonestar Emerging Chapter: Sip, Snack, Share Social
February 25, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Planning For Effective Public Participation
February 25, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Social Media and P2
February 25, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Group Facilitation
February 25, 2019 2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation
February 21, 2019 IAP2 Taster Series: Reconciliation & Public Participation
February 14, 2019 2019 Core Values Awards - Application Payment
February 13, 2019 IAP2 USA Intermountain: “Networking Breakfast with IAP2 USA Board Member Jay Vincent”
February 12, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Large-Scale P2 for Large-Scale Projects
January 31, 2019 IAP2 USA Greater LA: “Are we to blame?” Analyzing criticisms of our outreach process
January 28, 2019 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Phoenix, AZ)
January 25, 2019 IAP2 Taster Series: "Why are these people yelling at me?" Understanding Outrage & Opposition
January 09, 2019 Emerging Orange County Chapter: HANDS ON TRAINING
January 08, 2019 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Diversity and Inclusion in P2
December 13, 2018 December 2018 Board Meeting
December 12, 2018 Cascade Chapter: Winter Party!
December 11, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Digital Engagement Roundtable
December 03, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Salt Lake City, UT)
November 29, 2018 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Denver, CO)
November 20, 2018 2019 IAP2 USA CP3 Application Fee
November 19, 2018 IAP2 Taster Series: Facilitation Agility -- Off the rails but still on track
November 15, 2018 November 2018 Board Meeting
November 15, 2018 IAP2 USA Greater LA: November Meeting - What the heck is a Community Intelligence Officer (ComIO)?
November 14, 2018 IAP2 USA Orange County Chapter: “Inaugural Kickoff Meeting”
November 13, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Victoria Encore: "Prevent Truth Decay"
October 29, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Asheville, NC)
October 24, 2018 IAP2 USA Greater LA: “How to Approach P2 When Your Projects Never Seem to End!”
October 24, 2018 IAP2 Taster Series - Brave, Honest Conversations - What They Are and How to Have Them
October 18, 2018 October 2018 Board Meeting
October 18, 2018 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Chicago, IL)
October 11, 2018 IAP2 Colorado Chapter National Dialogue
October 09, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Building P2 Within Your Organization
September 26, 2018 IAP2 USA Greater LA: SB 1000 Toolkit: Planning for Healthy Communities
September 24, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Chicago, IL)
September 05, 2018 2018 IAP2 North American Conference
September 04, 2018 September 2018 F2F Board Meeting
August 29, 2018 NAEP Webinar
August 20, 2018 August 2018 Board Meeting
August 14, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Public Participation and Public Transportation (in partnership with Rail~Volution)
August 01, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques for Effective Participation (Boulder, CO)
July 30, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Minneapolis, MN)
July 23, 2018 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning for Effective Participation (Lakewood, CO)
July 19, 2018 July 2018 Board Meeting
July 10, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: Denver Encore - "Participatory Systems Change"
June 21, 2018 June 2018 Board Meeting
June 21, 2018 Cascade Chapter: 2018 PI Works! Conference
June 20, 2018 IAP2 USA Ambassador Program Introductory Webinar
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"
June 01, 2018 2018 IAP2 USA CP3 Application Fee
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