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)

    • April 29, 2019
    • (UTC+07:00)
    • May 01, 2019
    • (UTC+07:00)

    This forum aims to support the delivery of purposeful, inclusive, pro-active and transformative engagement processes that enhance the responsiveness of governance systems and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. It will:

    • Bring the research, development partners and government/policy communities together to increase the understanding of the state, impacts, dynamics, and trends of stakeholder engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

    • Exchange knowledge on the impacts of public participation and stakeholder engagement in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region

    • Share information on various initiatives to strengthen the role of public participation.

    • Discuss the implications of research for public policy

    • Help shape future research agenda with inputs from policy makers

    The event will also share the insights of the UNESCAP and IAP2 partnership. It will be followed up by a partnership dialogue to explore means of expanding partnership and support for governments, based on discussion in the workshop.

    Find more information here.

    Download the flyer here.


    • 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 01, 2019
    • May 03, 2019
    • Salt Lake City, UT


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation May 1 - 3, 2019, and Techniques for Effective Public Participation June 3 - 4, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT.

    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: March 27, 2019
    Last Day to Register: April 17, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • 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)
    • 501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103
    Register

    Engaging Communities from
    Neighborhoods to Regions

    Connect with and learn from your fellow public participation professionals at great sessions and social events (download flyer or see full program)

    The affordable registration fee includes:

    Thursday May 16

    • Early bird meetup with colleagues (optional lunch)
    • Afternoon concurrent sessions
    • Evening social (food and drinks) hosted by IAP2 Midwest Chapter
    Friday May 17
    • Morning coffee and tea, snacks
    • Morning concurrent sessions
    • Lunch and discussion
    • Afternoon IAP2 National Dialogue

    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 13, so sign up now soon to secure your spot!)

     Note: AICP members can earn CM credits for concurrent sessions.

    Sponsored by IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter 

    • May 16, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Webinar, 2-step registration process
    Register

    What’s happening at IAP2 USA?

    Please join us for the IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting, via webinar, on May 16 from 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific. The AGM will provide an opportunity to reflect on 2018 and learn more about what is planned for 2019 and beyond.

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

    • May 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • June 03, 2019
    • June 04, 2019
    • Salt Lake City, UT


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Techniques for Effective Public Participation June 3 - 4, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT. The pre-requisite, Planning for Effective Participation, will be offered in Salt Lake City, UT on May 1 - 3, 2019

    Module I: 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: March 27, 2019
    Last Day to Register: April 17, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • 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.




    • June 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • 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 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • August 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

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

    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
    Register

    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. 

    • September 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • September 24, 2019
    • September 26, 2019
    • Orange County, CA


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation September 24 - 26, 2019, and Techniques for Effective Public Participation November 20 - 21, 2019 in Orange County, CA.

    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: August 19, 2019
    Last Day to Register: September 11, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • 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.

    • October 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • November 20, 2019
    • November 21, 2019
    • Orange County, CA


    The Participation Company is pleased to present IAP2's Foundations - Techniques for Effective Public Participation November 20 - 21, 2019 in Orange County, CA. The pre-requisite, Planning for Effective Participation, will be offered in Salt Lake City, UT on September 24 - 26, 2019

    Module I: 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: August 19, 2019
    Last Day to Register: September 11, 2019

    More Information and to Register

    • November 21, 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

Past events

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 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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