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

    • May 02, 2017
    • 1:00 AM
    • August 06, 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online application

    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 2017 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)

    • June 07, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • August 15, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Assessment Center in Calgary, Alberta

    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. 

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    To be eligible for the 2017 Assessment Center November 17 & 18, you must submit your application by July 28, 2017!

    • July 10, 2017
    • July 21, 2017
    • Online
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Workshops, Surveys, Tours – Oh, My!
    This course focuses on the critical and oft-neglected professional development “zone” between process design and detailed instructions on specific techniques – that space where practitioners and decision makers decide which tools and techniques to employ. 

    Too often those decisions are based on the practitioner’s experience or comfort with a particular technique, a project lead or decision maker’s new favorite tool, fears about stakeholder influence or conflict, and so on. While there are always demands and constraints on choices, this course offers a more thoughtful and efficient approach to wisely choose tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement, meet your project and engagement objectives, and account for key variables including schedule, budget, opportunities, and risks.

    Who should take this course?
    Practitioners and decision makers responsible for choosing tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement in a project, or for an organization to acquire as part of longer-term engagement support.

    Learner Outcomes
    At the end of this online course, participants will:

    • Understand how tools and technique choices fit within a process design framework and context
    • Recognize how tools and techniques appropriately vary by objectives and group size
    • Understand the critical need for tools and techniques to meet stakeholder needs
    • Learn about various decision-making factors
    • Explore various ways to decide about tools and techniques while understanding their value, limitations, implementation considerations, application, and so on
    • Explore equity opportunities and risks tied to tool and technique selection
    • Recognize the role of evaluation and real-time adjustments
    • Learn ways to navigate process and decision-making challenges

    This course will be delivered via two live sessions, and includes participant materials as well as an open-source resource directory of tools and techniques.

    DATES: July 10 through July 21, 2017

    LIVE SESSIONS:

    • July 11th, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Central
    • July 18th, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Central

    (Time Zone Converter)

    Trainer
    Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, working in the public and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on designing and implementing authentic stakeholder engagement on major public issues, engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multistakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the St. Paul Board of Education, and serves in leadership roles with the International Association for Public Participation USA and E-Democracy.org.

    Trainer

    Anne Carroll
    • July 17, 2017
    • July 28, 2017
    • Online
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Real Money, Real Engagement!
    What is Participatory Budgeting (PB) and how does it work? PB is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. The process begins with the formation of a community-based steering committee; the steering committee designs and governs the process; at the start of the process, people come together (in person and online) to learn about the budget, share ideas and volunteer as budget delegates; budget delegates work with the government entity and other experts to develop proposals based on these ideas; community members vote on proposals and the government implements the top projects.
    In this course, trainers from the Participatory Budgeting Project will engage participants in a mock process, from design to the vote, in order to provide a deeper understanding of PB and how it works as a public participation tool. We'll explore what it takes to start a process and keep it going, how it aligns with IAP2 Core Values, and what components make it a best practice in public participation. 

    Who should take this course?
    Anyone interested in planning and advocating for PB in their community or helping others with the process in their community. The workshop is especially recommended for elected officials, staff, consultants, and organizers looking to gain a solid foundation in PB before deciding if and how to move a process forward locally.

    Learner Outcomes
    At the end of this online course, participants will:

    • An understanding of PB and how the process works aligns with the IAP2 Core Values.
    • Practical skills for facilitating PB processes.
    • A greater awareness of the challenges of PB, and ways to overcome them

    This is a four-hour course, split into two live sessions where participants will walk through a mock process to create a participatory budget project, giving the learner an in depth understanding of the process and how to make it work in their community.

    DATES: July 17 through July 28, 2017

    LIVE SESSIONS:

    • July 19th, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Central
    • July 26th, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Central

    (Time Zone Converter)

    Trainer
    Maria Hadden first became involved in participatory budgeting (PB) as a budget delegate during the very first PB cycle in the U.S. in 2009. Inspired by her experience, she took on a leadership role as a founding board member of the Participatory Budgeting Project. She is currently the Project Manager for the Midwest and South, leading advocacy, training, and implementation consulting efforts. Maria’s expertise in public participation is grounded in grassroots organizing efforts for social change. In both her professional and civic life, she creates space for effective public engagement and the implementation of transformative processes. Maria has years of facilitation and training experience, previously working as a mediator and mediation trainer with the Interfaith Center for Peace in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her B.A. in International Peace and Conflict Studies from The Ohio State University before moving to Illinois to serve as an AmeriCorps*VISTA. Maria’s interests in community voice and the role of civil society were the focus on her graduate studies at DePaul University where she earned an M.S. in International Public Service Management. Maria lives with her partner in Chicago, IL and works nationally and abroad.

    Trainer

    Maria Hadden
    • July 20, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Online Community of Practice

    Government projects are typically on the complex side of life, and it is no secret that soliciting feedback on complex issues is even harder. What if you could educate and “ask” at the same time?

    Join us on July 20th, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT(1:00 PM EDT) as we welcome Public Relations Coordinator, David Young, and Civic Engagement Liaison, Ginny Sawyer to discuss messaging techniques to help clear the waters that blend well with new outreach tools to achieve your goals. You will also get a sneak-peek of their upcoming 2017 North American Conference Session “Let’s Get Connected: Bringing broadband to a City”. 

    IAP2 USA Government Community of Practice

    Imagine if you could connect with local government colleagues from all over the country, discussing various aspects and ideas around public participation? What if you could do it with no additional travel or training costs, as a benefit to you from IAP2 USA? Welcome to the IAP2 USA Government Online Community of Practice!

    If you are a Government member and you want to learn from your colleagues, this group is for you! We will "meet" quarterly via webinar and will use the wisdom "in the room" to discuss and share information about public participation, the techniques that work, and ways to think through complex problems and how to reach hard-to-reach audiences.

    Sandra SeaderRyan HendersonHosted by Sandra Seader, Assistant City Manager of Longmont, Colorado, and along with Ryan Henderson, Assistant to the City Manager in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Government Community of Practice will "meet" quarterly via webinar and will use the wisdom "in the room" to discuss and share information about public participation, the techniques that work, and ways to think through complex problems and how to reach hard-to-reach audiences.

    Do you have ideas for future topics? Suggest them now!


    Future meetings will be determined by the desires of the group, with a goal of connecting each other the same way we work to connect residents to their local government.

    Please note: There is a two-stage process for signing up. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a link to another web page. Please follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    From "A Guide to Communities of Practice," Olivier Serrat, Principal Knowledge Management Specialist at Asian Development Bank, July 2014.

    • July 20, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

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

    • July 27, 2017
    • July 28, 2017
    • Phoenix, AZ


    EMOTION, OUTRAGE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: MOVING FROM RAGE TO REASON

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

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

    TRAINER: John Godec

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

    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

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

    YOU WILL LEARN

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

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline of June 14, 2017.

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

    • July 27, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • University of Colorado at Denver, 1380 Lawrence St., 2nd floor Terrace Room, Denver, CO 80204
    • 36


    YOU’RE INVITED! The Colorado Chapter has announced that they will be hosting and facilitating a National Dialogue Event. This event is part of the IAP2 USA Grab N’ Go National Dialogue designed to answer the question: “Are we facing a P2 Crisis or Opportunity?” What do you think? What are your experiences?

    This event is open to EVERYONE! From public transportation and facilities planning, to special interests groups and community leaders, come and join the Colorado Chapter on June 22nd, 2017 to face this troubling question!

    This event is Free! Lunch will be provided to those who register prior to July 24th!


    • August 15, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online Webinar

    Good P2 makes for better decisions, and good P2 with a well-informed public makes for the best decisions of all. But when it comes to science and policy in environmental issues, how to you engage people well enough to keep them engaged? Mark Szabo struck a very responsive chord with attendees at the 2016 IAP2 North American Conference in Montreal when he addressed the question of understanding "squishy stuff": people rated his session very highly. Now it's your opportunity to learn from what he's learned and apply it to your own work.

    Meantime, Jacques Benard questions whether collective intelligence is really the best way to go and asks, "Are We Smarter Together?" The answers he's come up with might surprise you.

    Here is a chance to catch two session presentations from the 2016 North American Conference in Montreal, and whet your appetite for next month's IAP2 North American Conference in Denver.

    Review Jacques' session submission here.

    Review Mark's submission here.

    Please note: There is a two-stage process for signing up for webinars. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a link to another web page. Please follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.

    • August 17, 2017
    • August 18, 2017
    • Chicago, IL


    EMOTION, OUTRAGE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: MOVING FROM RAGE TO REASON

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

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

    TRAINER: John Godec

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

    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

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

    YOU WILL LEARN

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

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline of July 14, 2017.

    The last day to register for this event is  August 4, 2017.

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

    • August 17, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

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

    • August 23, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088
    • 43


    YOU’RE INVITED! The Intermountain Chapter has announced that they will be hosting and facilitating a National Dialogue Event. This event is part of the IAP2 USA Grab N’ Go National Dialogue designed to answer the question: “Are we facing a P2 Crisis or Opportunity?” What do you think? What are your experiences?

    This event is open to EVERYONE! From public transportation and facilities planning, to special interests groups and community leaders, come and join the Intermountain Chapter on August 23rd, 2017 to face this troubling question!



    • August 25, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • George S. Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
    • 71

    YOU’RE INVITED! The Cascade Chapter has announced that they will be hosting and facilitating a National Dialogue Event. This event is part of the IAP2 USA Grab N’ Go National Dialogue designed to answer the question: “Are we facing a P2 Crisis or Opportunity?” What do you think? What are your experiences?

    This event is open to EVERYONE! From public transportation and facilities planning, to special interests groups and community leaders, come and join the Cascade Chapter on August 25th, 2017 to face this troubling question!

    This event is FREE & dinner is on us! 


    • September 06, 2017
    • September 08, 2017
    • Denver, Colorado

    The events of the past twelve months have left many people in the Public Participation community wondering, "What is the future of the practice? With the changes we’re seeing in the world today, what role does P2 play? Does it have any place at all?"

    These are hard questions, and the Sixth Annual IAP2 North American Conference will be the place to address them and try to find the answers. You’ll be able to discuss the issues in depth with your IAP2 colleagues in a welcoming environment, working together to meet the challenge of change while surrounded by the Colorado Rockies.

    Early Bird registration is now open! The conference has sold out for the past two years, so book your spot early!

    Our friends in Denver are already hard at work, preparing for this year’s conference at the Hotel Westin Downtown Denver.

    Learn more!

    — Cancellation Policy 

    • September 06, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 408 Mason Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524
    • 7

    Discover Innovative Partnerships on Wheels

    The City of Fort Collins would like to take you along for a cycling adventure that features innovative partnerships and Fort Collins culture. We’re a city well known for its bikes, brews and outdoor opportunities and you will get to experience all three on this tour. The City of Fort Collins Utilities works closely with many of the breweries in order to build efficient and sustainable processes for water and power usages. FC Moves (Transportation Planning) also works toward similar goals and developed a partnership with Zagster which expanded the cities small bike library to a community wide bike share program with 19 locations.

    We’ll start at the Museum of Discovery and see how this incredible museum and the City work together, then enjoy a short ride on the nearby Poudre Trail. We’ll then ride to New Belgium brewery where we will have a 90 minute tour of the facility that covers the evolution of the business as well as its partnership with the City. We’ll wrap up with a happy hour in the tap room. Dress appropriately and bring a smart phone and credit card for bike rental!

    Additional Costs: (please bring money with you)

    • Zagster Bike Rental: $8.00 ($2/hour for four hours)
    • New Belgium Tour Happy Hour: Beer available at your discretion (around $5 to $7 a beer)

    Meet at Museum of Discovery408 Mason Court

    • 9:30 - Departure from the Hotel Westin
    • 11:15 - Noon Museum of Discovery tour and partnership discussion
    • Bike rental instructions: http://bikefortcollins.org/programs/bike-share
    • 12:15-12:30 - Ride to New Belgium and check in for tour
    • 12:30-2:00 - New Belgium Tour focusing on Utilities partnership
    • 2:00-2:15 - Ride back to Museum of Discovery to return bikes
    • 2:15-2:30 - Load bus
    • 2:30 - Drive back to Denver
    • 4:00 - Arrive in Denver – The Hotel Westin
    • September 06, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    • 10

    Engagement - Boulder Style!

    The City of Boulder will host a field trip, leaving from the Westin Hotel at 11:00 am and returning at 4:00 pm. Special early conference registration will be made available for those who register.

    The excursion will highlight the community engagement plan associated with the Chautauqua Access Management Plan and the city's efforts to utilize volunteerism as a community engagement strategy. The trip will also include an opportunity to tour the Boulder community aboard the Banjo Billy Bus and to experience the Colorado Chautauqua. If time allows, a short hike up to the majestic flatirons will be included--for those who are interested.

    Dress comfortably and enjoy the Boulder experience while you learn about the city's approach to community engagement to problem-solving and in everyday interaction. Costs will be in addition to conference registration, at $60/per person; only the first 14 can be accommodated.

    Meet at Museum of Discovery408 Mason Court

    • 11:00 a.m. - Pick up conference attendees (max 14) at Westin Hotel in Denver
    • 12:00 p.m. – Banjo Billy bus tour. Pick at 12:00 p.m. at Muni Building
    • 1:30 p.m. – Bus tour ends at Chautauqua
    • 1:30-3:00 p.m. – meet in Meadows meeting room at Chautauqua Community House for iced tea and veggie/meat/cheese tray & social. There are also optional hiking trails for those who are interested!
    • 1:30-2:15/2:30 - Presentation from Community Vitality on Chautauqua Access Management Plan and presentation from City Manager’s Office on volunteerism as a community engagement tool.
    • 3:00 p.m. - Vans pick up attendees and drive back to Denver for 4:00 p.m. conference welcome reception.
    • September 06, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    • 19

    Making a difference in the economy and peoples' lives: A Case Study Tour

    The Cities of Greenwood Village, Centennial,and Lone Tree, along with the Denver South Economic Development Partnership will host a tour beginning at 12:30 PM, leaving from the Westin Hotel,  and returning at 4:00 PM. 

    Light rail will be taken from downtown Denver to see development, redevelopment and associated economic development activity along the I-25 corridor in the south metro area, which generates nearly 30% of the GDP for the entire state of Colorado. Participants will disembark from the rail at four different light rail stops and learn about how each location developed, successes and challenges, and what's in store for the future.

    Dress comfortably as attendees will get the opportunity to walk around each location. Cost for light rail fare will be in addition to conference registration.

    • September 06, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    • 19

    Denver Progressive Field Trip

    This is a defining decade in the history and development of Downtown Denver. The city is experiencing unprecedented economic and population growth. Nearly 20,000 people call Downtown Denver home – a 279% increase since 2000.

    In this progressive field trip, join in one or all of three sessions highlighting the creative ways planners are engaging people in the City’s transformation.

    You’ll learn about:

    • The Denver Loop, a 5.280 mile urban trail designed to link neighborhoods, connect people and create public spaces. Visit the Square on 21st where the Downtown Denver Partnership and members of the Leadership forum will share how Pop-Up demonstration projects are being used to engage the community.
    • Broadway Corridor
    • Union Station


    • September 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    • 47

    IAP2 Online Community Engagement Workshop

    Four of the world’s most experienced providers of online community engagement software and services:

    Will combine to take you through an interactive process to design, deliver and measure a successful online citizen engagement process.

    The presence of the founders of four of the market leaders in this space will ensure participants are exposed to different approaches, best practices and opinions on the emerging practice of online engagement and plenty of real life examples.

    Who should attend?

    • Consultants interested in broadening their practice
    • State, federal and local government staff wanting to broaden their community outreach
    • Anyone with an interest in reaching a broad community and needs to go beyond face to face

    What will you learn?

    • Audience identification
    • Target setting
    • Tool selection
    • Online experience design
    • Blending face to face with online activities
    • Community capacity building
    • Promotion and marketing participation
    • The role of social media
    • Analysis of results.
    • September 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    • 48

    Traffic Jam! Overcoming the Gridlock of Transportation Engagement

    Join this unique workshop that brings together P2 professionals from far and wide to focus on transportation and public engagement!

    Facilitators:

    • Deanna Desedas - San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
    • Tina Geiselbrecht - Texas A & M Transportation Institute (TTI),

    Presenters:

    • Anne Brooks and Camden Yehle – Alaska - Transportation Fairs and Community Survey
    • Doise Miers – Texas - The Wirtz Dam Road
    • Judy Pfeifer – Ontario, Canada and Jackie Nirenberg, Texas - Changing P2 practices to meet new expectations
    • Vince Verlaan and Vince Gonsalves – BC, Canada - Brickbats and Bouquets

    Presenter Bios:

    Anne Brooks has been involved in planning, engineering, and construction projects throughout Alaska since 1974. As a civil engineer and business owner since 1993, Anne’s experience enhances her current focus on P2. Anne interfaces with the public to understand their concerns and works with project teams to incorporate and mitigate concerns.

    Camden Yehle delivers logistics and communication for transportation projects. She has a background in community organizing, event planning, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. IAP2 provided her training in public involvement. Her approach increases transparency, reduces controversy, and builds public confidence in solutions critical to successful projects.

    Doise Miers works as the Community Outreach Manager for the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, a regional transportation planning agency based in Austin, Texas, where she manages, creates, and implements public involvement and community outreach programs.

    Judy Pfeifer is Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer at Metrolinx. She oversees all aspects of Metrolinx’s communications strategy, and is responsible for overseeing corporate reputation, communications planning, internal and external communications, media relations, as well as government, community and stakeholder engagement. Previously, she was Vice President at Hill + Knowlton.

    Jackie Nirenberg is Community Involvement Manager at Capital Metro, where she designs, manages and directs community involvement and public participation programs. Previously, she managed public engagement campaigns for a variety of clients as a Senior Consultant at Group Solutions RJW and was a Lecturer at the University of Texas Pan American.

    Vince Verlaan of MODUS is an engagement and facilitation specialist with 20+ years’ experience designing and delivering high-quality and action-oriented input processes across diverse sectors; he also teaches the practice of engagement and trains others in best practices.

    Vincent Gonsalves has been working in public service for 15+ years at both the municipal and regional level implementing a wide range of public participation projects, from highly contentious to others having strong community support, he volunteers at Vantage Point, an organization focused on equipping not-for-profit leaders.

    • September 06, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    • 48

    Bringing More Voices to the Conversation: Lessons from the Trenches

    Workshop Objectives

    This workshop is designed to:

    • Identify groups that are difficult to engage in public participation activities
    • Share stories and lessons learned from projects that successfully engaged hard-to-reach stakeholders
    • Revisit the groups identified earlier and crystallize what has been learned over the course of the workshop.
    12:30 – 12:50 pm

    Engage on the Open Range: P2 in Rural Communities
    Lauren Bartlette and Megan Mucignat

    What does rural mean, what relationship does it have to urban, and why does this matter in P2? In this session, we will dissect the varying degrees of the rural identity to understand how P2 practitioners can better engage communities in rural settings. By providing different approaches and tips, we will examine P2 best practices to overcome considerations like unique demographics, online access, and local preferences that are required to be successful in large scale settings with small populations. This discussion will your understanding on how to address the needs, barriers, and challenges encountered in rural communities and how to plan logistically for a more successful P2 process in these places.


    1:30 – 2:10 pm

    Planning Chinatown: Adventures in Cross-Cultural Engagement
    Allison Chan (invited)

    Chinatowns across North America are facing a number of pressures that threaten their continued existence. Calgary’s Chinatown is in a similar situation. A new vision for the community was needed to strengthen the community’s identity in the face of inevitable change and redevelopment pressures. This session will explore how we can work cross-culturally and across generations to gather input for the greater good of the society and community. Gathering input from a complex social structure is not impossible when the community understands that it’s needed to ensure a strong thriving community in the future.


    2:10 – 2:25 pm

    Break


    2:25 – 3:05 pm

    Working with Diversity in Community Engagement
    Marion Sanchez

    To create a safe space for conversation and sharing ideas it takes understanding of the community that you are working with. Today’s communities are vibrant with a mix of culture, religious belief systems and communication styles. It is pretty well known that diversity brings creativity and innovation. Having people interacting and looking at a problem from diverse point of views create better solutions and opportunities. The challenge is making the engagement productive and welcoming for everyone. This discussion will include lessons learned from the Asian-American American Quality of Life Initiative and the Hispanic/Latino and African American Quality of Life Advisory Commissions. Marion will touch on communication protocols, outreach strategies and meeting settings for creating a productive meeting.


    3:05 – 3:45 pm

    Accessibility for People with Disabilities – the Final Frontier for Inclusive P2
    Penny Mabie and Jenni Mecham (invited)

    So you want to be inclusive with your P2 plan? Great! You’ve done your demographic research, contacted community organizations, and reached out to cultural, ethnic and faith groups… but who have you forgotten? People with disabilities are the single largest minority group; does your P2 plan include them? This session will give you an overview of disability demographics, a deeper understanding of how public projects can have disproportionate impacts, the basic legal framework, budget and planning implications and practical techniques and resources for making your process fully accessible.


    3:45 – 4:30 pm

    Applying the lessons to other “hard to reach” groups; facilitated discussion among all participants



    About the Session Leaders

    Lauren Bartlette is a Senior Planner with McElhanney Consulting Services in Calgary, Alberta. She has 20 years of consulting experience in municipal and land development policy, approvals and process. As an educator and mediator, her focus on facilitation, public engagement and communication helps her to continually deliver successful and innovative public engagement process for both municipal and land development clients.

    Allison Chan is a Senior Planner at The City of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. She has over 15 years of municipal land use planning, administrative and policy related work. She enjoys the challenge of special projects, and has a particular knack for navigating through loosely defined and complex problems. Her team’s recent work in Calgary’s Chinatown was the largest ever public engagement held for a land use item in Calgary and the first ever held in three languages.

    Wendy Lowe is a public participation specialist from Loveland, Colorado. She has 30 years experience working with federal, state, and local governments to design and implement effective public participation programs. She specializes in bringing diverse voices together for collaborative processes on controversial topics. She serves on the IAP2 USA Board of Directors.

    Penny Mabie has over 25 years of experience in public involvement, facilitation, development and delivery of training programs, and coordination of inter-jurisdictional strategic planning and communication efforts. As a public involvement consultant for EnviroIssues, Penny has provided facilitation and public participation services to support infrastructure siting and design, conservation and land use planning, and multi-jurisdictional task forces on flood control, school facilities, and transportation planning. She is also a licensed IAP2 trainer.

    Jenni Mechem has over twenty years of experience managing disability and civil rights programs in NGOs and federal, state and municipal governments. She has a BA from Evergreen State College and an MBA from the University of Washington, and serves on the Mercer Island Planning Commission.

    Megan Mucignat in a Community Planner with McElhanney Consulting Services in Calgary, Alberta. Megan has lived on four continents. Her experience in P2 has ranged from billion dollar municipal infrastructure projects and the world’s largest medical marijuana facility to grassroots engagement in her own community. She is also a board member with IAP2 Wildrose Chapter.

    As the City of Austin Community Engagement Consultant, Marion Sanchez manages a variety of outreach and engagement projects, develops multicultural strategies, and assists various department of the City of Austin, Texas in reaching disfranchised communities. She has an AD in Applied Science in Data Processing, a Bachelor of Arts in English Communication and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward’s. She has over 30 years of experience targeting multicultural populations.

    • September 07, 2017

    This continues a dialogue series launched by IAP2 USA in February, discussing the role of P2 in the current political climate. The Pathway runs from 1 - 3pm, and 3:30 - 4:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 7; and continues Friday, Sept. 8 from 2:30 - 3:15pm. The group will then report, along with the other Pathways, from 3:30 - 4:15pm.

    Find more information (and a link to the National Dialogue Workbook) here.

    • September 07, 2017

    The role of collaboration in local and regional communities has always been important.  How to more effectively collaborate in the 21st century has become more of a challenge. Social media and smart technologies has made “connecting” easier, so why is it that most people, across generations feel more alone and isolated in their communities? This Pathway will look at using technologies to effectively co-lead and participate in collaborative efforts at the local and regional level. The Pathway runs from 1 - 3pm, and 3:30 - 4:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 7; and continues Friday, Sept. 8 from 2:30 - 3:15pm. The group will then report, along with the other Pathways, from 3:30 - 4:15.

    Find more information here.

    • September 07, 2017

    Here is an opportunity to  contribute to advancing P2 in a changing world by co-creating The Encyclopedia of Positive Questions for Community Engagement.  Building upon volumes 1 and 2 of this Encyclopedia created for internal organizational engagement, this product will focus on questions P2 practitioners, planners, local officials, and others can use to help people engage in decisions more meaningfully.  The Pathway runs from 1 - 3pm, and 3:30 - 4:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 7; and continues Friday, Sept. 8 from 2:30 - 3:15pm.

    Find more information here.

    • September 13, 2017
    • September 20, 2017
    • Online
    • 21

    Finding where you stand
    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 short online course will give you a leg up in understanding and using digital engagement tools.
    This online course will cover foundational concepts of digital engagement, consider its benefits and risks, and explore strategic frameworks for determining which online tools to use. You will learn the basics of how content gets seen on social media, and have an opportunity to strengthen the impact of your social media posts.

    Who should take this course?
    Public participation practitioners within an organization or engagement consultants who want to begin or increase their use of social media and other digital engagement tools.

    Learner Outcomes
    At the end of this online course, participants will:

    • Define objectives for their engagement efforts and understand how to apply these objectives to develop an online participation strategy
    • Begin to write content 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
    • Understand the range of ways people may participate online, and increase their knowledge of available tools

    DATES: September 13 through 20, 2017

    LIVE SESSIONS:

    • September 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
    • September 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

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    Trainer
    Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. She designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those who are most impacted by an issue. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for 15+ years on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects. Susanna teaches in Simon Fraser University's Dialogue and Civic Engagement certificate program, the Justice Institute of BC’s Center for Leadership, and for Alberta Municipal Affairs. She is also a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual awards that recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. For more information, visit susannahaaslyons.com or follow her on twitter at @zannalyons.

    Trainer
    Susanna Haas Lyons

    • October 03, 2017
    • October 10, 2017
    • Online
    • 21

    Finding where you stand
    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 online course, you will examine the differences between process and impact evaluation, and review the components of a basic evaluation plan. You will craft evaluation questions, and identify indicators and consider sources of information to help you answer those questions. Above all, you will learn how to employ evaluative thinking as a learning strategy, in order to strengthen your work and achieve greater impact.

    Who should take this course?
    Practitioners involved with planning individual engagement projects or managing a range of engagement initiatives, and who want to be able to understand the efficacy of their efforts.

    Learner Outcomes
    At the end of this online course, participants will:

    • Understand how tools and technique choices fit within a process design framework and context
    • Determine the most appropriate type(s) of evaluation for a P2 project
    • Describe the principle of utilization-focused evaluation and its importance
    • Describe the difference between process and impact evaluation, and specify indicators to help measure both areas
    • Evaluate a range of data sources to help evaluate P2

    DATES: October 3 through 10, 2017

    LIVE SESSIONS:

    • October 3, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
    • October 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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    Trainer
    Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. She designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those who are most impacted by an issue. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for 15+ years on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects. Susanna teaches in Simon Fraser University's Dialogue and Civic Engagement certificate program, the Justice Institute of BC’s Center for Leadership, and for Alberta Municipal Affairs. She is also a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual awards that recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. For more information, visit susannahaaslyons.com or follow her on twitter at @zannalyons.

    Trainer
    Susanna Haas Lyons

    • October 16, 2017
    • October 20, 2017
    • Orlando, FL


    The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Orlando, Florida, May 1 - May 5, 2017.

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - OCTOBER 16 - 18
    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) -OCTOBER 19 - 20

    Early Bird Deadline – September 8, 2017
    Last Day To Register – October 4, 2017

    More Information and to Register

    Trainer: Douglas J. Sarno

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

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • October 16, 2017
    • October 27, 2017
    • Online
    • 22

    Real Money, Real Engagement!
    What is Participatory Budgeting (PB) and how does it work? PB is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. The process begins with the formation of a community-based steering committee; the steering committee designs and governs the process; at the start of the process, people come together (in person and online) to learn about the budget, share ideas and volunteer as budget delegates; budget delegates work with the government entity and other experts to develop proposals based on these ideas; community members vote on proposals and the government implements the top projects.
    In this course, trainers from the Participatory Budgeting Project will engage participants in a mock process, from design to the vote, in order to provide a deeper understanding of PB and how it works as a public participation tool. We'll explore what it takes to start a process and keep it going, how it aligns with IAP2 Core Values, and what components make it a best practice in public participation. 

    Who should take this course?
    Anyone interested in planning and advocating for PB in their community or helping others with the process in their community. The workshop is especially recommended for elected officials, staff, consultants, and organizers looking to gain a solid foundation in PB before deciding if and how to move a process forward locally.

    Learner Outcomes
    At the end of this online course, participants will:

    • An understanding of PB and how the process works aligns with the IAP2 Core Values.
    • Practical skills for facilitating PB processes.
    • A greater awareness of the challenges of PB, and ways to overcome them

    This is a four-hour course, split into two live sessions where participants will walk through a mock process to create a participatory budget project, giving the learner an in depth understanding of the process and how to make it work in their community.

    DATES: October 16 through October 27, 2017

    LIVE SESSIONS:

    • LIVE session dates and times will be announced and registrations will open one month prior to the scheduled start week.

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    Trainer
    Maria Hadden first became involved in participatory budgeting (PB) as a budget delegate during the very first PB cycle in the U.S. in 2009. Inspired by her experience, she took on a leadership role as a founding board member of the Participatory Budgeting Project. She is currently the Project Manager for the Midwest and South, leading advocacy, training, and implementation consulting efforts. Maria’s expertise in public participation is grounded in grassroots organizing efforts for social change. In both her professional and civic life, she creates space for effective public engagement and the implementation of transformative processes. Maria has years of facilitation and training experience, previously working as a mediator and mediation trainer with the Interfaith Center for Peace in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her B.A. in International Peace and Conflict Studies from The Ohio State University before moving to Illinois to serve as an AmeriCorps*VISTA. Maria’s interests in community voice and the role of civil society were the focus on her graduate studies at DePaul University where she earned an M.S. in International Public Service Management. Maria lives with her partner in Chicago, IL and works nationally and abroad.

    Trainer

    Maria Hadden
    • October 19, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Conference call

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

    • October 23, 2017
    • November 03, 2017
    • Online
    • 22

    Workshops, Surveys, Tours – Oh, My!
    This course focuses on the critical and oft-neglected professional development “zone” between process design and detailed instructions on specific techniques – that space where practitioners and decision makers decide which tools and techniques to employ. 

    Too often those decisions are based on the practitioner’s experience or comfort with a particular technique, a project lead or decision maker’s new favorite tool, fears about stakeholder influence or conflict, and so on. While there are always demands and constraints on choices, this course offers a more thoughtful and efficient approach to wisely choose tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement, meet your project and engagement objectives, and account for key variables including schedule, budget, opportunities, and risks.

    Who should take this course?
    Practitioners and decision makers responsible for choosing tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement in a project, or for an organization to acquire as part of longer-term engagement support.

    Learner Outcomes
    At the end of this online course, participants will:

    • Understand how tools and technique choices fit within a process design framework and context
    • Recognize how tools and techniques appropriately vary by objectives and group size
    • Understand the critical need for tools and techniques to meet stakeholder needs
    • Learn about various decision-making factors
    • Explore various ways to decide about tools and techniques while understanding their value, limitations, implementation considerations, application, and so on
    • Explore equity opportunities and risks tied to tool and technique selection
    • Recognize the role of evaluation and real-time adjustments
    • Learn ways to navigate process and decision-making challenges

    This course will be delivered via two live sessions, and includes participant materials as well as an open-source resource directory of tools and techniques.

    DATES: October 23 through November 3, 2017

    LIVE SESSIONS:

    • LIVE session dates and times will be announced and registrations will open one month prior to the scheduled start week

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    Trainer
    Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, working in the public and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on designing and implementing authentic stakeholder engagement on major public issues, engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multistakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the St. Paul Board of Education, and serves in leadership roles with the International Association for Public Participation USA and E-Democracy.org.

    Trainer

    Anne Carroll
    • November 16, 2017
    • November 17, 2017
    • Denver, CO


    EMOTION, OUTRAGE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: MOVING FROM RAGE TO REASON

    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
    PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETYGrowing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. EMOTION, OUTRAGE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop that builds on IAP2’s global best practices in public involvement and the work of Dr. Peter Sandman, a foremost researcher and expert in public outrage and risk communication. This course will help you move people from rage to reason and engage stakeholders in building consensus for better decisions.

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

    TRAINER: John Godec

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

    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

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

    YOU WILL LEARN

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

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline of October 11, 2017.

    The last day to register for this event is  November 2, 2017.

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

    • November 16, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Conference call

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

    • January 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Conference call

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

Past events

July 11, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Is Your Organization P2-Centric?"
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 June 2017 Board Meeting
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 24, 2017 MetroQuest Webinar: A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement
May 18, 2017 May 2017 Board Meeting
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 25, 2017 MetroQuest Webinar: A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement
April 20, 2017 April 2017 Board Meeting
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 16, 2017 March 2017 Board Meeting
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 25, 2017 Board Face-to-Face Meeting in San Diego
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 19, 2017 January 2017 Board Meeting
January 10, 2017 IAP2 January Learning Webinar: Participatory Budgeting
December 15, 2016 December 2016 Board Meeting
December 15, 2016 Government Online Community of Practice – City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 13, 2016 IAP2 December Learning Webinar: Social Media & P2
December 09, 2016 IAP2 Intermountain: Public Engagement Specialists Breakfast
December 05, 2016 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Salt Lake City, UT)
December 05, 2016 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
November 30, 2016 IAP2 USA (Emerging) Los Angeles Chapter November Meeting: Hosted by the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority - New Date!
November 23, 2016 November 2016 Board Meeting
November 09, 2016 Deliberative Forums – A Deep Dive
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 October 2016 Board Meeting
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 15, 2016 September 2016 Board Meeting
September 14, 2016 Government Online Community of Practice – New!
August 30, 2016 IAP2 Planning for Public Participation (Fort Collins, CO)
August 18, 2016 August 2016 Board Meeting
August 11, 2016 IAP2 Techniques for Public Participation (Omaha, NE)
August 09, 2016 IAP2 August Learning Webinar: Research on Conflict Management and Evaluation
July 21, 2016 July 2016 Board Meeting
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 June 2016 Board Meeting
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 24, 2016 Certification Application Fee
May 19, 2016 May 2016 Board Meeting
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 21, 2016 April 2016 Board Meeting
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
April 11, 2016 2016 Core Values Awards - Application Payment
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 16, 2016 March 2016 Board Meeting
March 08, 2016 IAP2 March Webinar – Favorites from Portland 2015: "Engagement Triangle" and "Innovative Visual Public Engagement" from "It's Geek to Me"
March 02, 2016 SPECIAL WEBINAR: How to Apply for IAP2 Certification (March 2)
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 20, 2016 Board Face-to-Face Meeting in San Diego
February 18, 2016 SPECIAL WEBINAR: How to Apply for IAP2 Certification (February 18)
February 10, 2016 February 2016 Board Meeting
February 09, 2016 Participatory Budgeting and the Balancing Act – the IAP2 February Webinar
February 04, 2016 Executive Session of the Board
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 20, 2016 January 2016 Board Meeting
January 13, 2016 January Learning Webinar: Core Values Award Winners
December 16, 2015 Cascade Chapter Holiday Social – Dec. 16
December 16, 2015 December 2015 Board Meeting
December 14, 2015 IAP2 Norcal Book Study on “Lead More, Control Less” (Part 2)
December 09, 2015 IAP2 NORCAL San José Lunch
December 08, 2015 December Learning Webinar: SOCIAL MEDIA & P2
November 23, 2015 IAP2 Norcal Book Study on “Lead More, Control Less” (Part 1)
November 18, 2015 November 2015 Board Meeting
November 17, 2015 November Learning Webinar: Research and Practice - Note new time!
November 04, 2015 IAP2 USA Cascade Chapter: A Penny for Your Thoughts? Multi-Cultural Engagement on the Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project
November 04, 2015 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Area: Best Practices in P2 for Water Projects
November 03, 2015 IAP2 Planning for Public Participation (3-Days)
October 21, 2015 October 2015 Board Meeting
October 14, 2015 2015 IAP2 Australasian Conference
October 13, 2015 IAP2 October Learning Webinar: Getting Engaged / Staying Engaged
October 05, 2015 IAP2 NorCal Mixer @ APA California Conference (Oakland, CA)
October 01, 2015 IAP2 NorCal - Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy
September 30, 2015 Turbo Charge your P2 Efforts with Social Media | IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Area September Meeting
September 15, 2015 IAP2 NorCal San José: International Day of Democracy
September 11, 2015 Keep Portland Weird Tour (Session in the Field)
September 11, 2015 Fair Housing Council Tour (Session in the Field)
September 10, 2015 Keep Portland Weird Tour (Session in the Field)
September 10, 2015 Portland Metro Regional Government Tour (Session in the Field)
September 09, 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Portland-Style
September 09, 2015 2015 IAP2 North American Conference, Portland, OR, September 9 – 11
August 27, 2015 IAP2 NorCal: 2015 Annual General Meeting
August 25, 2015 IAP2 August Webinar: Meet the Authors - "Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy"
August 19, 2015 August 2015 Board Meeting
August 17, 2015 Happy Hour at the O Hotel - IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Area
August 05, 2015 IAP2 Georgia Kick-Off Mixer
July 16, 2015 “Civic Mixer with ELGL, IAP2 & CivicMakers” in San Francisco
July 15, 2015 July 2015 Board Meeting
July 14, 2015 July Learning Webinar - "You, The Jury"
July 14, 2015 Certification Program - application fee
July 08, 2015 IAP2 Greater Los Angeles Area July Meeting
July 07, 2015 IPA2 NorCal Let No Voice Be Unheard: Sacramento, July 7
July 07, 2015 SPECIAL WEBINAR: How to Apply for IAP2 Certification (2)
June 30, 2015 SPECIAL WEBINAR: How to Apply for IAP2 Certification (1)
June 24, 2015 SPECIAL WEBINAR: IAP2 Federation Review
June 17, 2015 June 2015 Board Meeting
June 09, 2015 IAP2 Monthly Webinar: OPEN MIC -- Your Chance to Ask the Experts!
June 08, 2015 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation
May 30, 2015 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (2 days) IAP2 Foundations - Techniques for Effective P2
May 27, 2015 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (3 days) IAP2 Foundations - Planning for Effective P2
May 27, 2015 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (2 days) Engaging the Full Spectrum of Diversity
May 27, 2015 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: (1 day) Building Better Participation Infrastructure
May 15, 2015 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards -- Information Webinar (2)
May 14, 2015 IAP2's Emotion Outrage and Public Participation - EOP2
May 12, 2015 IAP2 May Webinar: Evaluating your P2 Process
May 04, 2015 IAP2's Foundations Certificate Program
May 01, 2015 IAP2 Core Values Awards - information webinar
April 27, 2015 IAP2's Foundations Certificate Program
April 22, 2015 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
April 20, 2015 2015 Core Values Awards - Payment for Application
April 15, 2015 2015 IAP2 Federation Annual General Meeting
April 14, 2015 IAP2 Monthly Webinar -- A Framework for Community Engagement (NOTE STARTING TIME)
March 31, 2015 IAP2 Student Webinar
March 30, 2015 IAP2's Foundations Certificate Program
March 18, 2015 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
March 10, 2015 IAP2 Learning Webinar -- Audience Response Systems in an Emotional Setting
February 18, 2015 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
February 10, 2015 February Learning Webinar: Core Values Award Winners, Part 3 -- Cultural Transformations
February 02, 2015 IAP2 USA Puget: Foundations Certificate Training
January 28, 2015 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
January 13, 2015 Jan Learning Webinar: CV Award Winners: Leaders in Research
January 09, 2015 IAP2 Colorado: Building Together for Action: Gathering 2015
December 09, 2014 Dec Webinar: "Engaging the Systems of the Whole City"
December 04, 2014 IAP2's EMOTION, OUTRAGE, AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION-Moving from Rage to Reason (EOP2)
November 18, 2014 The November Learning Webinar: "IAP2 Certification - the Core Competencies"
October 30, 2014 IAP2 USA Board Member: Accepting Nominations
October 30, 2014 IAP2 USA's draft Strategic Plan-- Contribute Today!
October 27, 2014 IAP2 Puget Chapter Hosts: Foundations Certificate Training
October 27, 2014 IAP2's Foundations Certificate Program
October 21, 2014 October Learning Webinar
October 16, 2014 IAP2's EMOTION, OUTRAGE, AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION-Moving from Rage to Reason (EOP2)
October 06, 2014 IAP2 Foundation Program Training
October 06, 2014 IAP2's EMOTION, OUTRAGE, AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION-Moving from Rage to Reason (EOP2)
September 09, 2014 September Learning Webinar: Innovative Engagement
September 08, 2014 IAP2's Foundations Certificate Program
August 12, 2014 August Webinar -- Back to Basics: Renovating the Old Town Hall
July 08, 2014 July Webinar: Using Visuals to Engage and Inform Communities
June 19, 2014 2014 PI Works
June 11, 2014 Certification Program Webinar
June 10, 2014 June Webinar: ONLINE ENGAGEMENT TOOLS FOR BROAD PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
June 09, 2014 Certification Webinar
May 29, 2014 Core Value Awards Application Information Session 2
May 29, 2014 Certification Program Webinar 2
May 28, 2014 Certification Program Webinar
May 27, 2014 IAP2 NorCal Virtual Brown Bag: "Beyond the Usual Suspects: San Francisco Utility Plan Engages 10,000 Online"
May 20, 2014 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
May 13, 2014 May Webinar: Fail Forward
May 12, 2014 Core Value Awards Application Information Session
May 12, 2014 IAP2 Full Week Certificate Training ARLINGTON, VA
May 05, 2014 2014 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards Submissions - PAYMENT FOR REGISTRATIONS
May 01, 2014 Government Social Media Bootcamp: By GovernmentSocialMedia
May 01, 2014 18 Must-Have Facebook Tips for Government: By Government Social Media
April 29, 2014 APA in Atlanta Get Together
April 24, 2014 IAP2 NorCal: Broadening Participation with Digital Engagement
April 21, 2014 IAP2 Full Week Certificate Training KANSAS CITY, MO April 21-25, 2014
April 17, 2014 STUDENT PI Network
April 14, 2014 IAP2 Full Week Certificate Training
April 08, 2014 CORE VALUES: April Webinar
April 01, 2014 IAP2 Certificate Training
March 27, 2014 Intermountain Chapter hosts: Re-imagining the Public Meeting Conference
March 26, 2014 IAP2 Certificate Training
March 21, 2014 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
March 20, 2014 Collaborative Governance: turning conflict into resolution
March 12, 2014 “How much is too much? Managing “burn out” during extensive public engagement.”
March 11, 2014 CORE VALUES: March Webinar
March 06, 2014 Emotion, Outrage, and Public Participation Training
February 27, 2014 IAP2 NorCal Virtual Brown Bag
February 11, 2014 February Webinar: Our Research - Your Toolkit: The State of P2 Research
February 11, 2014 Emotion, Outrage, and Public Participation Training
January 30, 2014 IAP2 NorCal Virtual Brown Bag: "Digital Engagement Case Study: Collaborative Policy Making and the California Water Plan"
January 16, 2014 January 2014 Board Meeting
January 14, 2014 January Webinar: Retrospective and Hope
January 09, 2014 2014 IAP2 USA Board Elections- Announcement
December 24, 2013 2014 IAP2 USA Board Elections- Voting Period
December 19, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
December 10, 2013 December Webinar
December 06, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- December Call
November 21, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
November 14, 2013 Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation (2-day course)
November 13, 2013 2014 IAP2 USA Board Nominations
November 12, 2013 November Webinar: Beyond Online Engagement and 140 Characters
October 28, 2013 Full Certificate Training POSTPONED UNTIL 2014
October 23, 2013 2013 Membership Task Force: 1st planning call
October 17, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
October 10, 2013 Techniques for effective Public Participation (Santa Fe, NM)
October 09, 2013 Communication for effective Public Participation (Santa Fe, NM)
October 08, 2013 October Webinar: Focus on Diversity
October 07, 2013 Planning for effective Public Participation (Santa Fe, NM)
October 04, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- October Call
September 24, 2013 2013 Core Values Gala Dinner
September 19, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
September 10, 2013 September Webinar: Author! Author! A Book Club for Practitioners
September 06, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- September Call: CANCELLED
August 15, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
August 02, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- August Call
August 01, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
July 22, 2013 Full Certificate Training
June 20, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
June 18, 2013 2013 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards Submissions
June 07, 2013 Public Meetings SOS 5.0 CSI- Portland
May 23, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
May 15, 2013 Cascade Chapter: PI Network Essential, Versatile Facilitation Tools
May 14, 2013 Webinar: Youth Engagement
May 03, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- May Call
April 18, 2013 IAP2 USA Annual General Meeting
April 09, 2013 Participatory Budget Webinar
April 08, 2013 IAP2 Certificate Training
April 05, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- April Call
March 27, 2013 Chapter Start Up Informational Webinar
March 26, 2013 IAP2 2012 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
March 25, 2013 New IAP2 USA Member Orientation Webinar
March 21, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
March 12, 2013 Core Values Winners
March 01, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- March Call
February 25, 2013 Phoenix, AZ IAP2 USA Training Event
February 21, 2013 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
February 18, 2013 EMOTION, OUTRAGE and PUBLIC PARTICIPATION "EOP2"- Moving from Rage to Reason (2-days)
February 12, 2013 "The Yell of Quiet Voices"
February 01, 2013 Talk to the Trainer- February
January 22, 2013 "There's No Business Like Your Business! Developing Your Public Participation Practice"
December 20, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
December 13, 2012 Chapter Relations Committee Meeting
December 13, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
December 11, 2012 Federal Government Engagement Efforts
December 10, 2012 Puget Sound Chapter Holiday Happy Hour
December 07, 2012 Workshop hosted by Cascade Chapter: Public Meetings SOS 4.0: Can Your Public Process Survive Politics?
December 05, 2012 Executive Committee Meeting
December 03, 2012 San Diego, CA IAP2 USA Training Event
November 29, 2012 Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee Meeting
November 27, 2012 New IAP2 USA Member Orientation Webinar
November 26, 2012 Board Nomination Packets Due
November 13, 2012 “Civic Health and Economic Resilience: Making the Case for Engagement”
November 08, 2012 Puget Sound Chapter Meeting
November 08, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
November 08, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
November 01, 2012 Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
October 31, 2012 Chapter Relations Committee Meeting
October 31, 2012 Communications for Effective Public Participation (1-day course)
October 30, 2012 New IAP2 USA Member Orientation Webinar
October 18, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
October 16, 2012 "This is a Big Deal! Engagement Strategies for Long-Range Comprehensive and Master Plans"
October 13, 2012 IAP2 Puget Sound Chapter Happy Hour at NCDD Conference
October 11, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
October 10, 2012 Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee Meeting
October 08, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call
October 04, 2012 Public Participation Nightmare or Legend? Cultural Sensitivity in a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Presented by Michelle DePass and Rich Newlands
October 03, 2012 Executive Committee Meeting
September 30, 2012 IAP2 North America Conference 2012
September 26, 2012 Chapter Relations Committee Meeting
September 25, 2012 New IAP2 USA Member Orientation Webinar
September 20, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
September 20, 2012 Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
September 19, 2012 “Let’s Sit and Chat: Orchestrating Small Group Dialogues For Large Populations” Webinar
September 19, 2012 Communications for Effective Public Participation (1-day course)
September 17, 2012 Planning for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
September 13, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
September 12, 2012 Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee Meeting
September 10, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call- How to Make It as an Independent P2 Practitioner
September 06, 2012 GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum – 2012 features IAP2 USA President-Elect Larry Schooler
September 05, 2012 Executive Committee Meeting
August 29, 2012 Chapter Relations Committee Meeting
August 28, 2012 New IAP2 USA Member Orientation Webinar
August 21, 2012 Now, Just A Minute: Managing Disruptions to Public Engagement
August 16, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
August 09, 2012 Community Matters "Engagement 3.0" Conference Call features IAP2 USA President-Elect Larry Schooler
August 09, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
August 08, 2012 Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee Meeting
August 06, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call
August 01, 2012 Executive Committee Meeting
July 27, 2012 Intermountain Chapter Meeting
July 25, 2012 Chapter Relations Committee Meeting
July 19, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
July 17, 2012 “The View From The Dais: How Elected Officials View and Incorporate Public Participation" Webinar
July 12, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
July 11, 2012 Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee Meeting
July 02, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call (canceled)
June 27, 2012 Chapter Relations Committee Meeting
June 21, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
June 19, 2012 Back to Basics: How Core Values and Standards for Public Participation Can Help Your Organization and Practice
June 14, 2012 Strategic Alliance Committee Meeting
June 14, 2012 Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
June 14, 2012 Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation (2-day course)
June 13, 2012 Communications for Effective Public Participation (1-day course)
June 11, 2012 Planning for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
June 04, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call: How to deal with public anger?
May 22, 2012 ECR2012: Working Across Boundaries (Seventh National Conference on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution)
May 17, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
May 17, 2012 Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
May 16, 2012 Communications for Effective Public Participation (1-day course)
May 14, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call
May 14, 2012 Planning for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
May 03, 2012 Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation (2-day course)
April 19, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
April 02, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call
March 23, 2012 Communications for Effective Public Participation (1-day course)
March 21, 2012 Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
March 19, 2012 Planning for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
March 15, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
March 05, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call
February 16, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
February 06, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call
February 01, 2012 We the People Follow-Up
January 26, 2012 IAP2 USA Board Meeting
January 26, 2012 Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
January 25, 2012 IAP2 NorCal Chapter Event
January 25, 2012 Communications for Effective Public Participation (1-day course)
January 23, 2012 Planning for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)
January 02, 2012 IAP2 USA Practitioner Call


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