Events Calendar

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

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

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

Upcoming events

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



    Digital Discovery Series 2024

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

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

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

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

    What to expect in this five-part series:

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

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

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

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

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

    About your presenter:

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

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

    Time Zones: 

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

    • May 20, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • May 23, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online with Trainer Penny Mabie
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    **You must first complete Fundamentals of Public Participation before this course**

    Four 4-hour sessions

    May 20, 21, 22, 23, 2024 
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central
    11:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Mountain

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

    Designing & Leading Public Participation

    Designing & Leading Public Participation (P2) is a Level 2 course that introduces practitioners to the design and plan phases of the practice framework, providing them with the opportunity to develop P2 plans. This includes scoping, community mapping, determining purpose and objectives and levels of influence, choosing appropriate methods and managing resources, while considering the needs of diverse audiences. The course is suitable for practitioners who are leading the planning and implementation of P2 processes.

    Course objectives:

    1. For a real-world scenario, design an engagement process and plan that includes:

    • Develop a clear scope of the work, problem or opportunity with identified negotiables and non-negotiables
    • Conduct detailed stakeholder analysis, community mapping and equity analysis
    • Identify appropriate roles and levels of influence for key participants
    • Establish clear engagement purpose and objectives and success criteria/measures to suit scenario
    • Identify relevant profiles of engagement
    • Conduct a detailed risk/opportunities assessment
    • Identify key roles for senior leaders and decision makers

    2. Explore principles and approaches for equity, diversity and inclusion, and apply them to stakeholder analysis

    3. Embed digital strategies, platforms, tools and methods as part of the plan and process

    4. Develop an evaluation framework to suit the scenario

    5. Identify key roles and resources needed to implement the P2/engagement plan

    6. Develop and apply a suitable presentation to senior leaders that will secure commitment and resources for the P2/engagement plan

    7. Identify the many different contexts of engagement, including the elements present in more complex engagement scenarios

      Professional Certification/Credits


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

          May 20-23, 2024  | 1 PM – 5 PM ET

          Members $550 -- Regular $650 

          Last day to Register is May 17, 2024

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

           — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

          **You must first complete Fundamentals of Public Participation before this course**



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

            May 15 and 16, 2024  | 1 PM – 5 PM ET 

            Members $275 --  Regular $325

            FINAL COURSE

            #3 Applying Methods for Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 16 CM

               June 3-6, 2024| 1 PM – 5 PM ET

              Members $550 -- Regular $650 

              Registration Opens Soon

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

              Regular $1,625  Members $1,375  

              Trainer: Penny Mabie 

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

              • May 23, 2024
              • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
              • Online via Zoom