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

    • April 22, 2021
    • December 16, 2022
    • Online - Self Paced Learning
    Register

    Introducing IAP2 USA's first online, self-paced training opportunity

    This new self-paced course will build your skills and knowledge for bravely leading in times of polarization and conflict.

    We live in times of rapid change, upheaval and global inter-connection. We are experiencing a growing divide and polarization between people, with an increasing dynamic of us versus them. We've seen a rise in public shame, blame and vitriol. We face enormous complex challenges like climate change, the global refugee crisis, systemic racism and inequity. We've been hit with a global pandemic which is causing rising fear, anxiety and uncertainty.

    While all these things are in the space of the public arena where we interact with each other every day, we have a unique opportunity to choose how we want to lead these biggest challenges of our lives and choose how we want to work together with others.

    It starts with you. Ask yourself these questions:

    • What is happening around you that you want to step in to?

    • How do you want to lead in ways that are different than you are leading now?

    • What would be different if you were better equipped to bravely lead challenging conversations?

    • What works and what doesn’t and what do you need to watch out for?

    The course opens with an introductory video lecture on key concepts, with 4 more modules where you can work at your own pace to build competency in key areas of leadership in a world of complexity, polarization and disruption. The Modules cover: 

    • Bravely leading challenging conversations 

    • Holding space for high emotion 

    • Building trust in the public arena 

    • De-escalation tools for high stakes interactions

    Priced lower than our other courses, this self-paced training allows you to learn when and where it works best for you. When you are done, you qualify for a free coaching session with Steph Roy McCallum, the course instructor, to deepen and apply your learning.

    $365 Members -- $455 Non-Members

    *IAP2 USA Members must login to receive the members only rate

    *IAP2 International Members can email info@iap2usa for a discount code

     — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

    Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

    Stephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project. She is a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, and a seasoned leader specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked internationally on controversial projects with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations solve the problems in our world.

    She has led and managed conversations involving more than 30,000 participants, and has worked on five continents facilitating complex topics like municipal budgets, school closures, land use, health care, transportation, nuclear waste, natural disaster, truth and reconciliation, environment and more.

    Stephani has been the Project Lead on a number of international and national award winning projects, including a project which received the IAP2 International Core Values Award for finding common ground and a way forward for the blood donation policy for men who have had sex with other men for Canadian Blood Services, a highly divisive and polarizing issue.

    She has been a licensed trainer of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation since 2005, and was a lead developer of IAP2’s Strategies for Public Opposition and Outrage course. She was an IAP2 Assessor, coach and mentor for new candidate trainers for all of IAP2's training programs from 2011 to 2016, and continues to serve as an Assessor and Coach for new trainers of the Outrage program. She was the 2008 President of IAP2 International. Stephani has a background in Sociology and holds certificates in Co-active coaching, Courageous Leadership, Authentic Leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution. She regularly speaks and presents internationally on how to lead powerfully in the face of challenges, creating new more possible futures for all of us, together.



    • September 26, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • October 06, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course

    September 26 - October 6, 2022   12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE

    Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 4 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

    Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Class size, as always, is limited to 20 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Presenters: The Participation Company 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

         September 26 - 30, 2022 12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

    Regular $960 -- Early Bird $870 -- Members $870

    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

          October 3 - 6 ,2022   12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

          Regular $640 -- Early Bird $ 580 -- Members $580

    • Full Foundations Program Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions CM I 30 CM)  

          Regular $1,600 -- Early Bird $1,450 -- Members $1,450  

    Early Bird Registration Deadline: 8/29/2022
    Last Day to Register: 9/6/2022

    Register with The Participation Company

    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 Jennifer Armstrong for more information.

    • September 28, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • October 04, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97204
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    IAP2 USA's Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) is hosting its first in-person training in nearly three years September 28 - Oct 4 in Portland, Oregon

    You don’t have to be a Cascade Chapter member to participate Join us for some of the nicest weather of the year in Oregon. The training will be held in the heart of Portland and feature a chapter event and social on Thursday evening. Complementary transit passes available and lodging recommendations upon request.

    The International Association for Public Participation developed this program to meet the needs of practitioners conducting public involvement and community engagement in a changing world. Both new and experienced practitioners and managers benefit from the structure, proven techniques, and knowledge that you’ll learn in this interactive training course. The Planning Course introduces foundational information that has stood the test of time and the Techniques Course introduces more than 40 different techniques for accomplishing desired objectives. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

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

    Planning Course Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course participants will:

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

    Techniques Course Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course participants will:

    ·         Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

    ·         Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

    ·         Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

    ·         Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

    ·         Evaluate their use of varying public participation techniques

    Professional Certification/Credits

    This course is required for IAP2 Professional Certification.
    Eligible for APA - AICP Continuing Education Credit CM I 12/18 CM

    Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97204

    Registration Deadline September 20, 2022

    Dates: (Take just Planning or save $50 by registering for both)

    Planning for Effective Public Participation (3 - 8 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

      September 28 - 30, 2022    (Wednesday- Friday)      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PT

      Members $750 -- Regular $900  --  Student Member - $600

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

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      Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2 - 8 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

        October 3 - 4, 2022    (Monday and Tuesday)  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PT

        Members $500 --  Regular $600  --  Student Member - $400

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        Certificate Program -  Both Modules (5- 8 hour Sessions) 

          Members $1,200  --  Regular $1,450  --  Student Member - $950 


          PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged in to receive the member rate. International IAP2 members can contact info@iap2usa.org for a code to register. 

           — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

          Trainer:

          Doug Zenn Based in Portland, Doug has more than 30 years of experience in the communications field and has developed and managed public participation, awareness, and education efforts around numerous issues including visioning, transportation, water resources, community-based planning and more. Doug also serves on the executive committee for IAP2’s Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) and is a certified trainer for IAP2’s public involvement foundations courses. He has served on the board of IAP2 International and as a past President of IAP2 USA.

          • October 05, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • October 06, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • 2 sessions
          • Online
          • 15
          Register

          Two 3-hour sessions

          October 5 & 6

          12:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

          Description:

          Collaborative processes often involve assembling ad-hoc groups or teams of people to work together on a challenge or opportunity. Planners and facilitators bring people together around important issues and generally hope everyone is able to work together effectively to find solutions and accomplish tasks. However, groups are composed of people and people are complicated, which often makes leading groups challenging and confusing. This course is designed to help you learn and apply principles that will enable you to successfully lead a collaborative group effort more easily and effectively. You'll learn how to:


          Participants will:

          • Recognize common challenges and specific sources of difficulty in group processes, and apply creative and sustainable tools for conflict transformation.

          • Evaluate your personal role in encouraging and inhibiting positive group behavior and growth.

          • Recognize how individual and interpersonal differences show up in groups and learn how to employ differences to the group’s advantage. 

          • Demonstrate proven facilitation techniques that encourage participation across differences, including constructive communication, co-creative participation, inspired visioning, and authentic engagement.

          • Learn to engage diverse people with diverse personalities, perspectives, and strengths as you help a group chart a path forward and work toward their goals.

          Cost: $265 member, $355 non-member, $175 student member

          *PLEASE NOTE: Members must be logged in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

          *International IAP2 members require a code to register. Contact info@iap2usa.org for it.

           — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

          Trainers

          Connected Realities 


          Joy Lujan

          Joy is the founder of Connected Realities, LLC. Before dedicating herself full-time to collaboration consulting in 2016, Joy had 17 years of experience as a community planner, facilitator, mediator, and trainer while working for the National Park Service. Her passion for authentic public engagement underscores her deep commitment to community dialogue and public processes where people hear each other, understand each other, and find ways to work together effectively. Her experience working within all levels of city, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations, has resulted in success in reaching group consensus on contentious projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her primary focus is to help individuals and groups translate individual power into collective action through effective collaboration.

          Le'alani S. Boykin, AICP

          Le`alani (Kanaka `Ōiwi) is a community planner and collaboration specialist fascinated with people processes and human potential. She empowers stakeholders and promotes useful input for community planning & design projects and community resource programs through careful process design and facilitation. Since 2008, she has provided meeting facilitation, participatory planning, capacity building, strategic planning, and training services to local, regional, and federal governments, nonprofits, and community-based organizations.  She uses empathy, mindfulness, and visualizations to help groups with diverse learning styles to work together toward a common goal.  Le`alani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.  She is a certified planner of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.


          12:00 am - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
          • October 11, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • October 20, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • 4 sessions
          • Online Via Zoom
          • 16
          Register

          October 11, 13, 18, 20

          12:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern 

          Digital tools are essential for public participation in the age of COVID-19. This hands-on course will teach you to create online engagement campaigns that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation over time. We'll identify barriers to participation and examine strategies to build equity and inclusion online. Learn best practices for facilitating online meetings. Bring your questions and lessons learned, so we can learn from one another's engagement innovations during this global pandemic. Join by computer if possible (rather than tablet), as this course gives you an opportunity to experience both the convenor and participant sides of online participation.

          Participants completing this course can:

          • Define objectives for their engagement efforts and understand how these apply to online participation strategies
          • Use simple online tools to “listen” to what people are saying online about a project’s key issues and people
          • Begin to write content appropriate for social media public participation projects and understand the importance of two-way communication in this medium
          • Identify participation barriers for digital environments and explore approaches to increase equity and inclusion
          • Recognize the value and capacity of online advertising
          • Craft a basic online strategy to engage people at all depths of involvement and at various stages of the project

          Cost: $530 member, $710 nonmember, $250 Student

          You must be logged in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

          International IAP2 members and students require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

           — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

          Course Outline

          Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A.

          Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A. is a civic engagement specialist. She designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision-makers. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for almost 20-years on large and complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects across North America. Susanna teaches public participation skills for government, at post-secondary institutions and for professional learners. She is also a judge for Canada’s International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) annual awards that recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com

          • October 19, 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
          • Online
          Register

          When:

                     October 19, 2022

                    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

          Are you curious about the number and variety of digital tools appearing on the market for public participation? The popular Digital Discovery Workshop Series returns by popular demand

          The session offers a look at the way Facebook can be used in Public Participation. With interactive posts, live streaming, advertising, videos, and more - Facebook has a lot of potential to support public participation, but it is hard to do it well. Learn from power users about how to get your engagement content seen by your desired participants. Hear about innovative approaches and learn how to measure your impact.

          Once again, IAP2 is offering a special "six-pack": members pay $20 per workshop, or $175 for all six (buy five, get one more free); non-members pay $35 for one and $175 for all six..

          There’ll be a different Digital Discovery Workshop each month (except December) into the New Year:  

          Nov. 30 - Making Simple and Engaging Video

          Jan. 25 - Collaborating During Hybrid Public Engagement

          Feb. 22 - Enhancing Digital Accessibility - Sight, Sound and More

          Mar. 29 - Measuring and Managing Social Media for Public Participation

          Apr. 26 - Beyond Zoom and Teams - Interactive Video Meeting Tools


          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 about 20-years 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 and the Justice Institute of BC’s Center for Leadership. Her courses cover topics such as deliberative dialogue, digital engagement, evaluation, large scale engagement and more. 

          For more information, visit susannahaaslyons.com or follow her on Twitter at @zannalyons


          • October 20, 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
          • Online

          IAP2 USA board meetings are conducted by conference call on the third Thursday each month. Board of Directors and IAP2 USA members can email info@iap2usa.org for meeting documents and call-in information.

          Board meeting dates are subject to change. 

          • October 25, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
          • Online Via Zoom
          • 17
          Register

          October 25, 2022

          1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern

          As we return to the “new normal” - post pandemic, some of the public are eager to return to the in-person setting and other prefer the virtual. setting Effective public participation practitioners will need to be skilled at embracing both by designing and implementing hybrid workshops and events. In this training, participants will learn the tips and trick for designing and implementing hybrid workshops and events. They will learn the three (3) key principles to designing a hybrid meeting and the tools available. In this workshop you will also work to create personalized templates and materials to design your next hybrid meeting.

          Learning Objectives

          • Learn the tips and trick for designing and implementing hybrid workshops and events

          • Understand the technology and tools available for hybrid workshops and events 

          • Learn the three (3) key principles to design and implement successful hybrid workshops and events

          • Hands on experience designing a hybrid workshop or event

          • Walk away with your own personal hybrid workshop and event template

          $100 Members  --  $175 Non Members  --  $50 Student Members. 

          PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged into iap2usa.org as a member to register at the member rate.

          Members from other IAP2 regions need a code to register which can be obtained from info@iap2usa.org

           — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

          Trainer: Kimberly Horndeski

          Kimberly Horndeski is a certified mediator, facilitator, and the Executive Director for Community Consulting LLC. Her work focuses on integrating policy and science to engage stakeholders, develop strategic plans, promote collaboration, and transform conflict into successful strategies for the future. She has led multiple state and national working groups to overcome challenges and reach agreement. Her projects include bottom-up approaches, such as working with nonprofits to develop effective strategies to engage elected officials in adopting initiatives, and top-down approaches, such as assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to incorporate stakeholder values throughout the nation in the decision-making process for federally-listed threatened and endangered species.


          • October 26, 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
          • Online Via Zoom
          • 17
          Register

          October 26, 2022

          12:00 - 3:00pm Eastern

          Ask yourself these three questions:

          • Are you expecting a loud, controversial event or engagement? 
          • Does your organization use the same tools over and over again with limited effectiveness? 
          • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity but not sure where and how to get started?

          Ignoring the controversy, aiming to control the discussion, or hoping that enough facts will cool the fire ISN’T going to work. Ready for something different? Willing to immerse yourself in the emotion and complexity, and make space for the tough conversations? While there is no magic technique, these tools are sure to set you up with a better opportunity to support new innovative discussion to emerge. Join us as we explore 1) Gamified Techniques, 2) A Human Library, 3) Socratic Circle© 4) Deliberative Forum.

          It’s time to stretch BEYOND the open house and find techniques and tools that will help you host better, bolder conversations.

          Participants can expect to walk away with:

          • Four new techniques, specifically design for situations of high emotion and controversy are explored 
          • Understanding of the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders and participants 
          • A tool that they will be able to modify, design and customize the technique to suit specific needs and circumstances

          $150 Members  --  $225 Non Members  --  $75 Student Members 

          PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged into iap2usa.org as a member to register at the member rate.

          Members from other IAP2 regions need a code to register which can be obtained from info@iap2usa.org

           — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

          Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

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

          Watch this short video to see Kim in action!


          • October 28, 2022
          • 11:59 PM (EDT)
          • Online
          Register

          Please submit your $300 non-refundable Application Fee, payable upon submission of application to info@iap2usa.org.

          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 Winter 2023 Assessment Center on February 24 & 25, you must submit your application by October 28, 2022. Please contact info@iap2usa.org with questions.



          • October 31, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • November 10, 2022
          • (EST)
          • 9 sessions
          • ONLINE


          9-Day online course

          October 31 - November 10, 2022   12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

          Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE

          Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 4 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

          Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Class size, as always, is limited to 20 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

          Presenters: The Participation Company 

          • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

               October 31 - November 4, 2022 12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

          Regular $960 -- Early Bird $870 -- Members $870

          • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

                November 7 - 10, 2022   12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

                Regular $640 -- Early Bird $ 580 -- Members $580

          • Full Foundations Program Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions CM I 30 CM)  

                Regular $1,600 -- Early Bird $1,450 -- Members $1,450  

          Early Bird Registration Deadline: 10/3/2022
          Last Day to Register: 10/10/2022

          Register with The Participation Company

          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 Jennifer Armstrong for more information.

          • November 01, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • November 02, 2022
          • (EDT)
          • 2 sessions
          • Online
          • 22
          Register

          This course will invite practitioners to reflect on their own experiences as participants and facilitators of public engagement processes, explore processes and practices that engage Black Indigenous, People of Color communities with an emphasis on immigrant populations.

          The course will equip participants on tools and strategies to:

          • Recognize the value of ensuring inclusive public engagement

          • Understand who is in your community and issues that matter to immigrants and other BIPOC communities

          • Determine assets of community members to ensure effective inclusive engagement

          • Design public engagement efforts to support inclusion, equity and belonging

          • Build relationships and trust to sustain the impact of public engagement efforts

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


          Cost: $200 member, $275 nonmember $125 student


          Members must log in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.


          IAP2 International members will require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2usa.org. 

          Trainer: Mahvash Hassan

          facilitates collaborative equity-centered systems change efforts and develops and delivers equity and inclusion trainings for government agencies and public participation practitioners. Her clients include state and local governments, philanthropy and nonprofits.  At the Institute for Local Government, she facilitated multi-stakeholder planning processes to establish local government offices of immigrant affairs and developed curriculum and resources to drive equity, language access and immigrant civic engagement in California’s communities. 

          Mahvash’s workshops are informed by her lived experience and projects that center the voices of BIPOC communities including immigrants and refugees. Recent projects include:

          • Developing a Racial Equity Action Plan and Racial Equity Toolkit for a state agency

          • Facilitating the COVID 19 African American Education and Outreach Partnership, a national community-centered public-philanthropic project.  

          • Facilitating the East Contra Costa STRONG Nonprofits Fund, a collaboration of six Bay Area foundations working to increase racial equity, economic justice, and public and philanthropic investments. 

          Mahvash serves on the Bates College Alumni Council, is a mentor with Oakland Promise, the former board chair for Welcoming America and former president and board member of a local community group committed to antiracist education and advocacy.   Mahvash holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College. 


          Cancellation and Substitution policy

          • November 07, 2022
          • (EST)
          • November 11, 2022
          • (EST)
          • 5 sessions
          • Online
          • 15
          Register

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

          Learning Objectives

          At the end of this course participants will:

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

                Professional Certification/Credits

                This course is required for IAP2 Professional Certification.
                Eligible for APA - AICP Continuing Education Credit CM I 18 CM

                Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

                  November 7 - 11, 2022        1 PM – 5 PM ET

                  Members $750 -- Regular $900 

                  $25 Early registration discount before September 30,  2022

                  Last day to Register October 28, 2022

                  PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged in to receive the member rate. International IAP2 members can contact info@iap2usa.org for a code to register. 

                   — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

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

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                  Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

                    November 14 - 17, 2022        1 PM – 5 PM ET

                    Members $500 --  Regular $600

                    Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions) 

                            Regular $1,500  Members $1,250  


                          Trainer:

                          Doug Zenn has 30 years of experience in the communications field and has developed and managed community involvement, awareness, and education efforts around numerous issues including visioning, transportation, water resources, community-based planning and more. Doug has led ZennAssociates’ development of the innovative “Three-Dimensional Public Participation” model (3DP2) an approach that expands community access to project information and provides unique avenues for community input including the use of new technologies. Doug also serves on the executive committee for IAP2’s Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) and is a certified trainer for IAP2’s public involvement foundations courses. Doug Zenn has 30 years of experience in the communications field and has developed and managed community involvement.

                          • November 14, 2022
                          • (EST)
                          • November 18, 2022
                          • (EST)
                          • 5 sessions
                          • Burns & McDonnell, 27 Pearl Street, Portland, ME 04101


                          Planning: M - W, November 14 - 16, 2022

                          Techniques: Th - F, November 17 - 18, 2022

                          Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                          Location: Burns & McDonnell, 27 Pearl Street, Portland, ME 04101

                          Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program.

                          Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered over five (5) 8 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation

                          Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Completion of IAP2’s PLANNING for Effective Public Participation course is a prerequisite to the IAP2’s TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation course.

                          Presenters: The Participation Company 

                          • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3, 8-hour sessions CM I 18 CM

                               November 14 -16, 2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

                          Regular $960 -- Early Bird $870 -- Members $870

                          • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2, 8-hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

                                November 17 - 18, 2022   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

                                Regular $640 -- Early Bird $ 580 -- Members $580

                          • Full Foundations Program Both Modules (5, 8-hour sessions CM I 30 CM)  

                                Regular $1,600 -- Early Bird $1,450 -- Members $1,450  

                          Early Bird Registration Deadline: 10/14/2022
                          Last Day to Register: 10/21/2022

                          Register with The Participation Company

                          Important Information

                          • TPC offers member rates to active members of AICP, IAP2, ICMA, and NCDD. Discounts are valid through the Last Date to Register. To receive your discount, please type your membership organization name in the Registration Form Comment Box. Discounted rates are available at checkout.
                          AICP Credit available:
                          – Planning for Effective Public Participation CM I 18 CM
                          – Techniques for Effective Public Participation CM I 12 CM
                          • ALL INVOICES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.

                          Questions? Email Jennifer Armstrong for more information.

                          • November 14, 2022
                          • (EST)
                          • November 17, 2022
                          • (EST)
                          • 4 sessions
                          • Online
                          • 7
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