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

    • November 20, 2018
    • July 31, 2019
    • 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 2019 Assessment Center in Denver, CO on May 31 - June 1, you must submit your application by February 1, 2019!

    To be eligible for the 2019 Assessment Center in Portland, OR on September 27-28, you must submit your application by May 31, 2019!


    • February 14, 2019
    • May 03, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Online application
    Register

    Application Fee

    The cost to submit a Core Values Awards application is $100.  This registration page provides you with the opportunity to pay online via PayPal and credit card.

    You can pay online through the IAP2 USA PayPal system by registering for the 2019 Core Value Awards listed in the IAP2 USA Events Calendar. You do not need a PayPal account to use this system. PayPal also accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, and DISCOVER.

    Or send a check:

    IAP2 USA
    13396 Kearney St.
    Thornton, CO 80602
    (Please send a cover letter with check noting: CVA and applicant name and email address)

    • February 25, 2019
    • February 26, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 5

    IAP2’s Strategies for Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation course is a hands-on workshop that will show you how and why the public is angry and mistrusts you and your organization. This course is based on the theories of Dr. Peter Sandman (www.psandman.com), creator of the "Risk = Hazard + Outrage" formula and a pre-eminent risk communication speaker and consultant.

    This two-day workshop will change the way that you think about and engage the public and change the way that they see you and your organization. You’ll learn how to involve the public on tough issues and keep your organization and career on track. 

    Note: This course was formerly known as Emotion, Outrage & Public Participation.

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

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants who complete the Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation course will be able to

    • Understand the critical importance of managing people’s emotions and reactions as well as the core issues when engaging the public
    • Recognize the factors that cause people to be angry or frightened
    • Be able to predict when conditions exist that are likely to trigger anger and fear
    • Work to mitigate the conditions that are more likely to cause people to become angry or fearful
    • Fully understand, be able to practice – and help others to practice the kinds of behavior that are most effective in mitigating people’s anger, fear and emotional reactions
    • Know the differences among emotion, ego and greed and better understand how to recognize the real problem that they need to solve

    Trainer: John Godec

    John GodecJohn Godec his an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), coach and consultant. He’s a developer of both the IAP2 Foundations and newly revamped Outrage Strategies courses, Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) and adjunct professor at Indiana University. Godec’s a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, trained thousands, facilitated and managed thousands of meetings, workshops and projects throughout the America’s, the Caribbean, Europe, Australasia, South Africa and Middle East. He’s the past Communications Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation.

    Register

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • February 25, 2019
    • February 26, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 2

    This intermediate level two day course will provide the guidance, skills and knowledge necessary to become comfortable with all the critical elements of facilitation for public and stakeholder engagement. Participants will learn facilitation skills to deal with emotion, expand positive participation, identify and build common ground and move discussion forward. 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 info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course, participants will: 

    • Understand the specific application of facilitation to public involvement and stakeholder relations
    • Identify and use the skills, behaviours and attitudes required by a facilitator
    • Learns tools and techniques used by a facilitator
    • Create and design effective group process and manage group dynamics
    • Deal with emotionally charged situations and resolve conflict
    • Facilitate a values-based process

    Course Agenda

    Day 1
    8:30 Welcome and Introduction
    • Trainer and participant introductions
    • Session expectations and understanding what people want to achieve
    • Understanding people’s personal experience with the topic
    • Icebreaker exercise
    • Course objectives
    9:00
    What is facilitation?
    • Facilitation warm-up exercise
    • What went well, what could be improved debrief
    10:00 Morning Refreshment Break
    10:15 Creating a Conducive Space and 3 Factors of a Positive Facilitated Experience
    • Key things a facilitator needs to do to create a good environment for facilitation
    • Physical, emotional and intellectual factors
    11:15 Creating a Conducive Space – Establishing Ground Rules
    • Developing a Conversation Checklist
    11:30 Competencies of Facilitation – Skills, Behaviours and Attitudes
    • Behaviours and attitudes a facilitator needs to develop
    • Selection of four key concepts group exercise
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00
    Con’t: Competencies of Facilitation – Skills, Behaviours and Attitudes
    • Four core skills of a facilitator
    • Asking open ended questions
    • Understanding empathetic response – video and group discussion
    2:15 Understanding & Managing Group Dynamics
    • Exercise on group dynamics and the impact on interaction and forward momentum
    • Roles to leverage and roles to intervene
    3:15
    Afternoon Refreshment Break
    3:30 Identifying Values and Working to Common Ground
    • Determining the common values, interests and needs that drive difference of opinion
    • Ensuring a values-based conversation
    • Questions to ask
    4:15 Closing & Reflection
    • What stands out for you and what would you like to explore further tomorrow?

    Day 2
    8:30 Welcome back & what do we remember?
    • Focused conversation exercise
    • Agenda review
    8:50
    Identifying & Dealing with Emotionally Charged Situations, Conflict & Controversy
    • Defining conflict
    • Facilitation challenges when dealing with emotion
    • Tools for embracing an emotionally charged conversation or participant
    9:45 Morning Refreshment Break
    9:45 Facilitating Emotion
    • Facilitation fishbowl exercise
    10:45 Planning & Preparation for Facilitated Event: Laying the Foundation
    • Key steps for planning
    • Laying the foundation
    • Project initiation meeting simulation
    11:25 Planning & Preparation for Facilitated Event: Preparing the Framework
    • Creating a purpose statement and determining objectives
    • Facilitated event planning template
    11:55 Planning & Preparation for Facilitated Event: Build Your Process
    • Flow and meeting elements
    • Process design
    12:15 Lunch
    1:00 Preparation for Practicum
    • Pulling all the learning together into a comprehensive plan that includes community identification, approaches, goals, objectives, priorities and techniques
    • Creating an approach for community led long-term recovery and increased resilience over time
    • Documenting the plan
    2:00 Practicum Group Presentations
    4:00 Closing and Reflection
    • Evaluation

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, based in Edmonton AB, is a Principal with Dialogue Partners Inc. 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. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim is an active member of IAP2 Canada and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

    Erin PoteErin brings her background as a teacher, along with skills and experience as a facilitator on complex, emotional issues. She is a trainer and developer of Dialogue Partners’ courses and advanced training programs in Public Engagement. She has assisted in the design and delivery of countless client custom courses and regularly supports the creation of new material and exercises for these courses. She specializes in design and implementation techniques for public participation that support a shift from conflict to constructive participation. She regularly teaches courses and workshops on techniques for high emotion public participation, including photo voice and Socratic circle.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • February 25, 2019
    • February 26, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 5

    How to design and host effective online engagement

    We know that online tools reach new participants and enable different kinds of conversation. But, it’s an emerging field and there is still much trial and error, so this course will give you a leg up by examining what’s worked and what’s failed. This interactive course will teach you to create social media campaigns that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation over time. You'll also learn how to use social media for participant recruitment, and how to integrate mobile communication into your participation strategy. Bring your computer; this course gives you an opportunity to experience both the host and participant sides of online participation.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Define objectives for their engagement efforts and understand how to apply these objectives to develop an online participation strategy
    • Use simple online tools to “listen” to what people are saying online about a project’s key issues and people
    • Begin to write content that is appropriate for social media public participation projects and understand the importance of two-way communication in this medium
    • Identify challenges to participation in digital environments and be aware of approaches that may address these challenges
    • Recognize the value and capacity of online advertising
    • Begin to design an online strategy to engage people at all depths of involvement and at various stages of the project
    • Design a simple measurement and evaluation plan for their online engagement efforts


    Agenda


    Day 1
    8:30 Welcome
    • Objective driven engagement
    • Online listening and response policies
    10:15
    Break
    10:30 Demographics and behaviors of Americans online Digital divide
    • Effective social media content production
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Foundational online tools: website and email, email report
    • Making sense of online input
    2:30 Break
    1:00
    Experiencing online participation tools as the user
    • Planning steps for community engagement in recovery processes
    • Incorporating lessons learned and best practices into your work
    4:00 Adjourn



    Day 2
    8:30 Review (optional) homework
    • Building online audiences
    10:15
    Break
    10:30 Online advertising
    • Designing for different audiences
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Mobile engagement
    • Comprehensive engagement
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Responding to Key Challenges
    4:00 Adjourn


    Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

    Susanna 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   

    • February 25, 2019
    • February 27, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 0

    The landscape of global public participation is changing and a proven framework for public participation is essential. Whether new to the public participation process or an advanced practitioner, this training will provide you with the proven structure, techniques, and knowledge you need to be successful. You will delve into your own challenges and those of your fellow learners as you discover the essential elements of effective public participation planning and become skilled at developing a detailed public participation plan.

    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 info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Define public participation and understand its value, risks and benefits
    • Understand how to integrate public participation into decision-making processes
    • Design, deliver and evaluate effective public participation planning processes
    • Select appropriate techniques that align with public participation objectives
    • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process
    • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process
    • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes achieved

    Professional Certification/Credits

    Trainer: Mary Hamel

    Mary HamelMary has over 20 years as a full-time public participation manager, primarily in a state environmental and natural resources agency, designing and running P2 projects as well as providing training and mentoring for staff and management.

    A respected and sought-after trainer, Mary has been a certified trainer and course developer for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) since 2000, delivering training in 8 countries on 5 continents. As an adjunct associate professor, she teaches a university graduate seminar in public participation and as a member of IAP2’s faculty she has trained and mentored new IAP2 trainers.

    Schedule-at-a-Glance

    • February 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 10910 DOMAIN DR, STE 120, AUSTIN, TX 78758

    The Emerging IAP2 USA Lonestar Chapter will be holding a happy hour during this year’s IAP2 Skills Symposium! The happy hour is open to all who are attending the Skills Symposium, as well as locals who aren’t planning to make it to the Skills Symposium this year (the more the merrier!).

    The happy hour will be an informal, "come-and-go" format, held at The Brass Tap, 10910 Domain Drive, on Tuesday February 26, beginning at 5:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow P2'ers from across the United States! If you have any questions, feel free to email Emily!

    • February 27, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 8

    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 info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    By 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

    Trainers:

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, based in Edmonton AB, is a Principal with Dialogue Partners Inc. 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. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim is an active member of IAP2 Canada and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

    Erin PoteErin brings her background as a teacher, along with skills and experience as a facilitator on complex, emotional issues. She is a trainer and developer of Dialogue Partners’ courses and advanced training programs in Public Engagement. She has assisted in the design and delivery of countless client custom courses and regularly supports the creation of new material and exercises for these courses. She specializes in design and implementation techniques for public participation that support a shift from conflict to constructive participation. She regularly teaches courses and workshops on techniques for high emotion public participation, including photo voice and Socratic circle.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • February 27, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 7

    Ample, credible, global research shows that people’s trust in virtually all large institutions and organizations is at its lowest point in recent history and it continues to drop. Engaging the public in making reasoned, rational decisions requires a level of mutual trust. The growing lack of institutional and expert credibility makes the job of the public engagement professionals working in or representing these organizations a major challenge. This course explores the reasons for mistrust and the behaviors, tactics and tools used to maintain, grow or rebuild public trust in technical expertise and public policy for the greater good.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    During this one-day course, participants will:

    • Develop an understanding and appreciation of how and why trust in authority, government and experts erodes.
    • Understand how easily trust can be lost.
    • Recognize the importance of maintaining trust and the difficulty of (re)building it when it’s lost.
    • Realize the relationship of trust and authentic engagement.
    • Learn about how and why complex ideas and science increase mistrust and how to make complicated concepts simpler, more understandable and trusted.
    • Learn the difference between two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional engagement and trust.
    • Know how to communicate in ways that get ideas to stick and to build trust.
    • Learn the structure of great messaging and how to adapt it to their own situations and projects.

    Course Outline

    This course will conver the following:

    • The current erosion and growing importance of soft (people/communication )skills in the workplace
    • Reserarch surrounding public trust and credibility.
    • The illusion of communication
    • Develping three dimensional communication
    • The critical element of relationships
    • The building blocks of communcation that works, sticks and motivates.
    • The curse of knowledge and how to manage it.
    • Building messages that work for all media and delivery.

    Trainer: John Godec

    John GodecJohn Godec his an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), coach and consultant. He’s a developer of both the IAP2 Foundations and newly revamped Outrage Strategies courses, Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) and adjunct professor at Indiana University. Godec’s a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, trained thousands, facilitated and managed thousands of meetings, workshops and projects throughout the America’s, the Caribbean, Europe, Australasia, South Africa and Middle East. He’s the past Communications Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • February 27, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 14

    This course examines 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 central ingredients of large scale processes, including developing discussion content and questions, as well as outreach to involve large numbers of participants.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Understand the distinctions and complementary qualities of dialogue and deliberation
    • Identify suitable uses of large-scale public participation methods
    • Understand the theory and practice of 21st Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling and Citizens’ Juries
    • Understand basic framework for planning a large-scale engagement project
    • 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   

    • February 27, 2019
    • 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Commons Learning Center - Atrium
    Register

    Join us on Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 – 7:00 (doors open at 5 for a meet and greet) in the Atrium at the Commons Learning Center as together we help address the issue of Equity and inclusion in P2 Projects: A deep dive into IAP2 Core Values 1 & 4.

    • How can IAP2 advance the ability of people affected by a decision to participate in it?
    • What are the barriers to participation and can we overcome these challenges?

    Drinks and appetizers will be available. There is no cost.

    AGENDA:

    • Welcome from IAP2 USA and the Emerging Lone Star Chapter
    • Examples of current challenges
    • Roll up your sleeves and dive into dialogue!
    • Reporting back on best practices for improving engagement
    • Discuss next steps
    • February 28, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 7

    Effective dialogue, relationship-building, and shared learning are the centerpieces of effective public participation meetings or events. Creating effective forums for dialogue and learning require. This course explores the fundamentals required to design and implement genuine dialogue, how people communicate and the environments in which real dialogue can take place. We will discuss the Six P’s of successful planning and present a wide range of options for better meetings and better outcomes. Course topics include understanding why traditional public meetings fail, reinventing the public meeting, characteristics of effective dialogue. how to establish an environment for effective dialogue, and the foundations for effective meeting design, management, and facilitation.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:

    • Recognize what is required to design effective public meetings.
    • Be able to design a meeting that meets the needs of the sponsor and the audience.
    • Recognize what is required to provide an environment for genuine stakeholder dialogue
    • Understand the range of tools and techniques available to make meetings come alive
    • Learn how to focus your planning to meet the needs of your stakeholders

    Trainer: John Godec

    John GodecJohn Godec his an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), coach and consultant. He’s a developer of both the IAP2 Foundations and newly revamped Outrage Strategies courses, Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) and adjunct professor at Indiana University. Godec’s a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, trained thousands, facilitated and managed thousands of meetings, workshops and projects throughout the America’s, the Caribbean, Europe, Australasia, South Africa and Middle East. He’s the past Communications Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • February 28, 2019
    • March 01, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 7

    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 info@iap2.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: Mary Hamel

    Mary HamelMary has over 20 years as a full-time public participation manager, primarily in a state environmental and natural resources agency, designing and running P2 projects as well as providing training and mentoring for staff and management.

    A respected and sought-after trainer, Mary has been a certified trainer and course developer for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) since 2000, delivering training in 8 countries on 5 continents. As an adjunct associate professor, she teaches a university graduate seminar in public participation and as a member of IAP2’s faculty she has trained and mentored new IAP2 trainers.

    Schedule-at-a-Glance

    • February 28, 2019
    • March 01, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 0

    Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders

    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, skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, and explicit guidance on how to develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques – plus a great cohort of colleagues to help you with this work over time.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy



    Learning Objectives

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

    • 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 stakeholder identification and appropriate participation tools
    • 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 underrepresentation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
    • Understand how to evaluate and redesign during implementation
    • Know how to translate new learnings into successful and inclusive practice


    Course Overview

    Day 1

    Introduction and Background

    Trainer Background Information

    Course Overview

    Learning Objectives

    Course Evaluation

    Awareness: Seeing and Hearing Diversity

    Awareness-Raising Exercise

    “Voices from the Other Side” Segment 1 Transcripts

    Reflections “Voices from the Other Side” (Segment 1)

    Walking the Talk: Designing for Diversity

    Authentic Design Overview

    P2 Provides Essential Support

    IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum

    IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation

    “Voices from the Other Side” Segment 2 Transcripts

    Reflections “Voices from the Other Side” (Segment 2)

    Authentic Design Process (graphic)

    Authentic Design Process

    Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

    Authentic Design Tool: Exploring/Addressing the Spectrum of Diversity

    Authentic Design Tool: Examples of Spectrum of Diversity

    Authentic Design: Case 1 Instructions

    Case 1: +++

    Authentic Design: Case 2 Instructions

    Case 2: +++


    Day 2

    (continuation of…) Walking the Talk: Designing for Diversity

    Authentic Design: Case 3 Instructions

    Case 3: +++

    Making it Work: Completing your Plan; Selecting Tools; Monitoring, Redesigning, and Evaluating during Implementation

    Creating a Stakeholder Engagement Plan

    Overview

    Sample Outline and Format

    Selecting Tools and Techniques

    Examples of Engagement Techniques by Engagement Level, Objective, Group Size

    Tools and Techniques: Exercise

    Monitoring, Redesigning, and Evaluating during Implementation

    Evaluation Exercise

    Close: Reflections and Echoes


    Trainer: Anne Carroll

    Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years serving both public and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and substantive stakeholder 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 the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Midwest Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org. See more information at www.carrollfranck.com.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • February 28, 2019
    • March 01, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 11

    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. Overall, you will learn how to employ evaluative thinking as a learning strategy, in order to strengthen your work and achieve greater impact.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.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 an objective of P2
    • Craft evaluation questions
    • Apply best practices in survey question writing
    • Determine appropriate uses of participatory evaluation
    • Identify the challenges to evaluation


    Course Overview


    Agenda
    Day 1
    8:35 Welcome
    • Course overview & introductions
    • Benefits and barriers to evaluation
    • Types of evaluation
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Introduction to Logic Models
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Brainstorm evaluation issues
    • Designing an evaluation plan
    2:30
    Break
    2:45 Evaluation planning, continued
    • Wrap up
    4:00 Adjourn


    Day 2
    8:35 Welcome back
    • Evaluation issues: context, process and impact
    • Evaluation Framework: questions, indicators and data sources
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Evaluation framework, continued
    • Realistic evaluation plans
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Data collection methods including creative tools
    2:45 Analyzing and presenting evaluation data
    • Application to your own work
    • Wrap Up
    4:00 Adjourn

    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 01, 2019
    • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    • 13

    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 learn and EXPERIENCE some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques including:

    Socratic Circle – prepare to take a backseat and support the power of conversation. Designed to embrace emotion, explore divides and share diverse experiences, a Socratic Circle may be just the tool you are missing.

    Ideas Fair – get ready to take your open house to a whole new level. This highly-interactive technique is perfect for a drop-in style event aimed at gathering rich, qualitative data that only face-to-face interaction can bring.

    PhotoVoice & Storytelling - We all have stories to tell, that share our experience and highlight what’s most important to us. It’s also been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s combine our love of stories and pictures, apply today’s technology and make meaning of complex issues.

    Technique 4 is up to you! - Scenario Planning, Streeter Interviews, Deliberative Forum, Conversation Toolkits – the choice is yours. As a group we will determine our final technique that is relevant to our shared context.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.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(s): Kim Hyshka & Erin Pote

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, based in Edmonton AB, is a Principal with Dialogue Partners Inc. 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. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim is an active member of IAP2 Canada and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

    Erin PoteErin Pote brings her background as a teacher, along with skills and experience as a facilitator on complex, emotional issues. She is a trainer and developer of Dialogue Partners’ courses and advanced training programs in Public Engagement. She has assisted in the design and delivery of countless client custom courses and regularly supports the creation of new material and exercises for these courses. She specializes in design and implementation techniques for public participation that support a shift from conflict to constructive participation. She regularly teaches courses and workshops on techniques for high emotion public participation, including photo voice and Socratic circle.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • March 04, 2019
    • March 08, 2019
    • Arlington, VA


    The Participation Company is please to present IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Arlington, VA, March 4 - 8, 2019.

    Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days): MARCH 4-6, 2019
    Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days): MARCH 7-8, 2019

    Early Bird Registration & Member Rate Deadline: January 25, 2019
    Last Day to Register: February 20, 2019

    More Information and to Register

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

    AICP Credits
    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • March 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • BergerABAM: 210 E 13th St suite 300, Vancouver, WA

    Vancouver PI Network!

    Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement

    Kimberly Pincheira from Washington Dept. of Transportation will present on the Interstate Bridge trunnion project taking place in 2020. This is a doozie of a project that will close the north-bound span of the Interstate Bridge for an estimated two weeks in September 2020. You can just imagine the transportation challenges to our SW Washington region. Kimberly will discuss how WDOT is conducting its outreach. Learn more: http://www.interstatebridge.org

    Free parking + free attendance for IAP2 members AND non-members. Bring a lunch! RSVP to Julie Rawls: jrawls@portvanusa.com

    • March 06, 2019
    • March 08, 2019
    • Fort Collins, Colorado


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation March 6 - 8, 2019, and Techniques for Effective Public Participation April 2 - 3, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    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: January 28, 2019
    Last Day to Register: February 20, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • March 12, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • online
    Register

    Encouraging members of the public to take part in an engagement process is challenging. How do you provide them with the information they need to make an informed decision without bogging them down with data, policy and jargon? For that matter, how do you attract their attention in the first place?

    The Visual Engagement Awards -- a new Core Values Award presented by IAP2 Canada in conjunction with the Dazzling Notice Awards -- rewards public entities which have made that extra effort to get people's attention and make sure their many voices are heard. In 2018, the first awards went to the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, for its Biosolids Strategy, and the District of Squamish, BC, for its Official Community Plan Update.

    Watch the Waterloo video here.

    Watch the Squamish video here.

    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.

    • April 02, 2019
    • April 03, 2019
    • Fort Collins, Colorado


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation March 6 - 8, 2019, and Techniques for Effective Public Participation April 2 - 3, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Module II: 2-Day TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation - Once you have completed the required planning module, you’re ready to add 40+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experimentally with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods, including World Cafés, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, 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 internal and public communication during the process.

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

    Trainer: Wendy Lowe

    Early Bird/Member Discount Registration Deadline: January 28, 2019
    Last Day to Register: February 20, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • April 04, 2019
    • April 05, 2019
    • Cleveland, OH

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

    Hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

    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 based on the theories of Dr. Peter Sandman (www.psandman.com), creator of the "Risk = Hazard + Outrage" formula and a pre-eminent risk communication speaker and consultant. 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, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through the Early Bird Deadline of February 27, 2019. The last day to register is March 20, 2019.

    AICP Credits
    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

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

    • April 09, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register
    P2 and Communications are closely related and yet not the same. Understanding the differences for these disciplines along with the overlaps can help us to do both more successfully. This webinar -- a reprise from the session at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference in September -- looks at the way we design programs of communications and P2 that are truly integrated and play to the strengths of each discipline.


    You'll learn how to create a roadmap for your communications and P2 planning that illustrates how they come together and when they diverge. Walk away with a tool that you can use for your own practice to enhance both your P2 and communications practices.


    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.
    • April 25, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Gas Tower - 555 West 5th Street in Downtown Los Angeles

    Greetings P2 Colleagues,

    Thank you to those of you who joined us in the rain for our last meeting, on January 31, 2019. We had a great meeting at the PlaceWorks office, hosted by Katz and Associates.

    Our NEXT meeting is April 25 and will be hosted by SoCalGas at the Gas Tower in downtown Los Angeles. Mark your calendars.

    We will send details soon. Have a great February.

    IAP2 USA Greater LA Chapter

    For more information, check out our Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/IAP2USAGreaterLAChapter/


    • April 29, 2019
    • May 03, 2019
    • Chicago, IL


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Chicago, Illinois, April 29 - May 3, 2019.

    Trainer: John Godec

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - April 29 - May 1
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - May 2 - 3

    Early Bird Deadline – March 22, 2019
    Last Day To Register – April 17, 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.

    • May 14, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register
    In an era where citizens are increasingly empowered to shape their cities, youth are still overlooked, undervalued, and often included only as an afterthought. Even when engaged, youth inclusion and participation is often tokenistic and transactional. As a result, youth are the most untapped resource in addressing our cities’ sustainability challenges.


    This session critically examines the underpinning theory and systemic barriers that continue to exclude youth participation, resulting in civic disengagement, lack of trust, and significant missed opportunities. By analyzing case studies and sharing best practices, techniques, and tools, we hope to empower engagement practitioners to re-imagine and redesign their youth engagement practices.


    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.
    • May 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • May 17, 2019
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Saint Louis, MO
    Register

    Engaging Communities from
    Neighborhoods to Regions

    Join Midwest Chapter members and friends from around the region for great professional development, networking, and learning opportunities.

    The affordable registration fee includes:

    Thursday

    • Afternoon concurrent sessions
    • Evening social (food and drinks), hosted by IAP2 Midwest Chapter
    Friday
    • Continental breakfast
    • Morning concurrent sessions
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon concurrent sessions

    Submit your session proposal here (due 3/18) and stay tuned for information about the presenters!

    For those in town Friday evening, we'll provide information on wonderful local eateries to enjoy more time with friends and colleagues.

    (Registration closes May 6, so sign up now soon to secure your spot!)

    Sponsored by IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway  

    • June 11, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, Carrie McIntosh, Manager of Community Engagement at the BC Ferry Corporation, reprises her session on getting to know and work with close-knit communities.

    These communities, geographic and otherwise, have their own culture, one that doesn’t always make engagement a simple task. Information moves easily but isn’t easily controlled, vocal minorities can easily dominate conversation, and clients who have seen it all before can quickly lose heart.

    Carrie's session explores five key lessons learned from working with small communities on BC’s west coast. From closed Facebook groups that house rampant rumour mills, to client frustration that threatens to derail well-intentioned strategies, this session explores them all with a dose of humour. Participants will walk away with a list of practical steps they can take to create meaningful engagement outcomes for their clients and the communities they serve.

    Read the session description from the North American Conference here.

    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.




    • July 09, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, Miranda Eng, senior consultant at Context Research, will share recent collaborative work with community members from Vancouver’s Chinatown to co-create a model to guide culturally respectful planning and design of engagement processes.

    Engaging cultural communities is crucial yet complex. When public processes have failed to be inclusive, we’ve seen civic distrust and a loss of community support for projects and plans. So what can inclusive engagement in cultural communities look like? How might we go beyond platitudes of ‘diversity and inclusion’? How might some tactics that we typically rely on be considered disrespectful? 

    Read the session description from the North American Conference here.

    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.




    • July 10, 2019
    • July 12, 2019
    • Denver, Colorado


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation July 10 - 12, 2019, and Techniques for Effective Public Participation August 1 - 2, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

    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: May 31, 2019
    Last Day to Register: June 26, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • July 25, 2019
    • July 26, 2019
    • Chicago, IL

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

    Hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

    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 based on the theories of Dr. Peter Sandman (www.psandman.com), creator of the "Risk = Hazard + Outrage" formula and a pre-eminent risk communication speaker and consultant. 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, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through the Early Bird Deadline of June 19, 2019. The last day to register is July 11, 2019.

    AICP Credits
    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

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

    • August 01, 2019
    • August 02, 2019
    • Denver, Colorado


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Techniques for Effective Public Participation August 1-2, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

    Module II: 2-Day TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation - Once you have completed the required planning module, you’re ready to add 40+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experimentally with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods, including World Cafés, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, 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 internal and public communication during the process.

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

    Trainer: Wendy Lowe

    Early Bird/Member Discount Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
    Last Day to Register: June 26, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • August 13, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, John Godec MCP3, Debra Duerr and Wendy Green-Lowe CP3 of The Participation Company, and Doug Sarno MCP3 of Forum Facilitation Group discuss delving into understanding of human behavior, the battle for control, and toxic participants and how we approach these issues as P2 practitioners.

    It's never been easy, but to be successful these days, we need to adjust to a hyper political and partisan environment. This session will explore the key battles we face in designing and conducting successful participation. We'll discuss creating a level playing field, creating trust and facilitating success: what are the obstacles, and what are our "big guns"?

    Read the session description from the North American Conference here.


    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.

    • September 04, 2019
    • September 06, 2019
    • Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 South McDowell Street South Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204
    Register

    Registration is now open for the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference! Sign up before June 30 and get the early-bird rates!

    Stay updated on all North American Conference happenings! Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, and our website regularly!

    • September 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • NASCAR Hall of Fame - 400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202
    Registration is closed

    Join us as we celebrate the best of the best in P2 in North America. We will be celebrating and learning about the amazing projects that have been taking place from the northern tips of Canada to the southern corners of the United States.

    This year's IAP2 Core Values Awards Gala will be taking place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 PM Eastern

    If you are attending the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, your admission is free. If you are only attending the Gala, or plan to bring a +1, please register them $80 USD. 

    • October 07, 2019
    • October 08, 2019
    • 7400 Lyndale Avenue, S Suite 180 Richfield, MN 55423

    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 based on the theories of Dr. Peter Sandman (www.psandman.com), creator of the "Risk = Hazard + Outrage" formula and a pre-eminent risk communication speaker and consultant. 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, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through the Early Bird Deadline of August 30, 2019. The last day to register is September 25, 2019.

    AICP Credits
    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

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

    • October 07, 2019
    • October 11, 2019
    • Kansas City, MO


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Kansas City, MO, October 7 - 11, 2019.

    Trainer: Wendy Lowe

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - OCTOBER 7 -9, 2019
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - OCTOBER 10 - 11, 2019

    Early Bird Deadline – August 30, 2019
    Last Day To Register – September 25, 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.

    • October 12, 2019
    • October 25, 2019
    • Phoenix, AZ


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Phoenix, Arizona, October 21 - 25, 2019.

    Trainer: John Godec

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - OCTOBER 23 - 23, 2019
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - OCTOBER 24 - 25, 2019

    Early Bird Deadline – September 13, 2019
    Last Day To Register – October 9, 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.

    • November 18, 2019
    • November 19, 2019
    • Phoenix, AZ

    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 based on the theories of Dr. Peter Sandman (www.psandman.com), creator of the "Risk = Hazard + Outrage" formula and a pre-eminent risk communication speaker and consultant. 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, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through the Early Bird Deadline of October 11, 2019. The last day to register is November 6, 2019.

    AICP Credits
    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

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

Past events

February 21, 2019 IAP2 Taster Series: Reconciliation & Public Participation
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 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 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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