Events Calendar

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


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

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

Upcoming events

    • November 17, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • January 30, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Assessment Center in Salt Lake City, UT
    Register

    Please submit your $300 non-refundable Application Fee, payable upon submission of application.

    Applicants must have completed the IAP2 5-day training, Foundations in Public Participation (formerly Certificate Course) and be members in good standing of IAP2.

    Check out the Professional Certification page for more information. 

    To be eligible for the 2018 Assessment Center on June 1 & 2, you must submit your application by January 26, 2018!

    • January 17, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Pepperdine's West Los Angeles Campus

    Join the Greater Los Angeles Chapter for its First of the Year Training in P2.

    Kit Cole will be presenting and will lead those attending through a discussion to address real P2 challenges.

    Bring your latest dilemma for the group to take on!

    **Lunch will be provided**

    (note longer meeting time than usual)

    ALL ARE WELCOME - bring your friends and colleagues!

    RSVP to kit@kitcoleconsulting.com by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 11th.

    Parking: Cost $5 with validation

    • January 18, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Online

    How I found my way to P2

    Join in the conversation with Kayla Coleman, Systems Planning Analyst for the City of Ann Arbor Michigan Public Services, to talk about "How I found my way to P2". I am sure you all have stories to share! What's your origin story?

    This is a FREE & ONLINE event.

    Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues, friends and others interested in IAP2 USA.

    Do you have questions about the event? Contact  Myles Alexander.

    Register Today!

    • January 30, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    IAP2 USA is happy to co-sponsor this upcoming Webinar featuring Jeanette Janiczek from the City of Charlottesville with Jonathan Whitehurst and Sal Musarra from Kimley-Horn and Associates will discuss their success with an innovative approach to public involvement on the contentious Belmont Bridge Replacement project.

    This highly-visual webinar will showcase the Belmont Bridge Replacement case study along with proven best practices, research findings, and practical tips to guide agencies towards the successful application of community engagement on hot button and contentious projects.

      The session meets the American Planning Association's educational standards. AICP participants will earn CM credits.

      Learn More & Register

      • January 31, 2018
      • February 02, 2018
      • Boulder, Colorado


      The Participation Company is pleased to presents IAP2's Foundations - Planning for Effective Participation in Boulder, Colorado, January 31 - February 2, 2018.

      Trainer: Wendy Lowe

      • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - JAN 31 - FEB 2

      Early Bird Deadline – Dec. 27, 2017

      More Information and to Register

      • February 05, 2018
      • February 09, 2018
      • 101 Stewart Street, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA


      The Puget Sound Chapter is pleased to presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Seattle, Washington, February 6 - 10, 2018.

      Trainer: Penny Mabie

      • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - FEB  5 - 7
      • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - FEB 8 - 9

      Early Bird Deadline – Dec. 30, 2017

      More Information and to Register

      • February 13, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
      • Online Webinar
      Register

      The Great Divide. "Echo Chambers". Thinking in silos. Mistrust of authority. It all comes with the territory for a P2 practitioner, and requires a special kind of approach, especially when these conditions manifest themselves unexpectedly.

      Any P2 process expects and encourages various points of view, so how do you deal with strong opposition and entrenched positions? Master Certified P2 Professional John Godec has many years of experience in dealing with such situations and has taken a deep dive into some of the psychology behind people's attitudes. Join us for this webinar, where John will share what he's learned and you'll be encouraged to bring your experiences, lessons, and insights.

      Please note:There is a two-stage processfor 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.

      • February 15, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • February 26, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 13
      Register

      How to embrace emotion & outrage, and change results

      Building on EOP2 (but not a pre-requisite) this highly participatory course will have participants uncover what’s driving emotion and outrage in P2 processes and discover what triggers these natural responses. Through exercises, discussion and multi-media presentation, participants will learn about AND PRACTICE highly effective, collaborative strategies to transform conflict and outrage and create an environment for constructive engagement.

      • Explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
      • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
      • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
      • Focus on encouraging positivity, generosity and civil discourse in high stakes conversations

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Participants will explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
      • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
      • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
      • Understand and identify some of the triggers for emotion, and practice strategies to support people in constructive engagement
      • Provide participants an opportunity to understand the tools and how they would be useful in different projects and with different stakeholders

      Course Agenda

      Day 1
      8:30 Welcome, Introduction and Reflections
      • Participant introductions focused on getting in touch with the feelings and experience of an outraged public
      • Session expectations and approach
      9:00
      Creating a conducive space for engagement
      • Changing outcomes by changing the space
      • Practice & Exercises
      9:45 Group Dynamics & Emotional Triggers
      • Understanding the flow and energy of group dynamics
      • Group think
      • Triggers for emotion
      10:20 Morning Refreshment Break
      10:35 Con’t: Group Dynamics & Emotional Triggers
      11:00 High Emotion & Controversy
      • High emotion pairs discussion
      • Understanding and managing the “Lizard Brain”
      12:00 Lunch
      1:15
      The Heart 101: Understanding our own vulnerabilities and responses – and those of others
      • Socratic circle exercise
      • Application of technique
      • The power of empathy
      2:15 Afternoon Break
      3:10
      Stretching your limits and deepening your knowledge
      • Practical exercise
      4:00 Closing and Reflection
      • Reflection and Linking Learning Together

      Trainers:

      Stephani Roy McCallum (above, left) is a Leadership and Life Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator and a seasoned public engagement practitioner specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked around the globe on controversial projects, working with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Steph was the 2008 President of IAP2, has been a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer since 2005 and was lead developer of IAP2’s Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. She has a background in Sociology and indigenous peoples, and holds certificates in co-active coaching, authentic leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution.

      Kim Hyshka (above, middle) has spent significant time working with impacted communities, vulnerable populations and people from all walks of life who care deeply about issues that matter most to them. Experienced in large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers and walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim has successfully worked with a variety of stakeholders including municipal governments, environmental organizations, rural landowners and Aboriginal and Metis communities. Kim recently served on the IAP2 Wild Rose (Alberta) Chapter Board of Directors. She is an IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • February 26, 2018
      • February 27, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 8
      Register

      Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders

      As project stakeholders become increasingly diverse (in all ways), practitioners are challenged to design and implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that successfully and authentically engage all communities. Participants leave this highly-participatory and practical course with a deeper understanding of the spectrum of diversity, skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, and explicit guidance on how to develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques – plus a great cohort of colleagues to help you with this work over time.

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy



      Learning Objectives

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

      • Appreciate the spectrum of diversity and understand the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives forward to address complex community issues
      • Learn how to define clear engagement objectives for increasing and deepening diversity within public engagement efforts
      • Gain experience in stakeholder identification and appropriate participation tools
      • Understand the essential art and science of engagement design, and how to translate that into effective and successful implementation
      • Develop ethical and effective approaches and techniques for supporting and engaging diverse participants
      • Explore underrepresentation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
      • Understand how to evaluate and redesign during implementation
      • Know how to translate new learnings into successful and inclusive practice


      Course Overview

      Day 1

      Introduction and Background

      Trainer Background Information

      Course Overview

      Learning Objectives

      Course Evaluation

      Awareness: Seeing and Hearing Diversity

      Awareness-Raising Exercise

      “Voices from the Other Side” Segment 1 Transcripts

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

      Walking the Talk: Designing for Diversity

      Authentic Design Overview

      P2 Provides Essential Support

      IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum

      IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation

      “Voices from the Other Side” Segment 2 Transcripts

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

      Authentic Design Process (graphic)

      Authentic Design Process

      Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

      Authentic Design Tool: Exploring/Addressing the Spectrum of Diversity

      Authentic Design Tool: Examples of Spectrum of Diversity

      Authentic Design: Case 1 Instructions

      Case 1: +++

      Authentic Design: Case 2 Instructions

      Case 2: +++

      Day 2

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

      Authentic Design: Case 3 Instructions

      Case 3: +++

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

      Creating a Stakeholder Engagement Plan

      Overview

      Sample Outline and Format

      Selecting Tools and Techniques

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

      Tools and Techniques: Exercise

      Monitoring, Redesigning, and Evaluating during Implementation

      Evaluation Exercise

      Close: Reflections and Echoes

      Trainer: Anne Carroll


      Anne Carroll
      has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, working in the public and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on designing and implementing authentic and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multistakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul Board of Education, and serves on several boards including the International Association for Public Participation USA and E-Democracy.org. See more information at www.carrollfranck.com.

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • February 26, 2018
      • February 27, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 14
      Register

      How to design and host effective online engagement

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

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

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

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


      Course Overview

      Day 1
      8:30 Welcome
      • Objective driven engagement
      • Online listening and response policies
      10:15
      Break
      10:30 Demographics and behaviors of Americans online Digital divide
      • Effective social media content production
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Foundational online tools: website and email, email report
      • Making sense of online input
      2:30 Break
      1:00
      Experiencing online participation tools as the user
      • Planning steps for community engagement in recovery processes
      • Incorporating lessons learned and best practices into your work
      4:00 Adjourn
      Day 2
      8:30 Review (optional) homework
      • Building online audiences
      10:15
      Break
      10:30 Online advertising
      • Designing for different audiences
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Mobile engagement
      • Comprehensive engagement
      2:30 Break
      2:45 Responding to Key Challenges
      4:00 Adjourn


      Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

      Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A. , is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, he has worked for over 15-years on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com.

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • February 26, 2018
      • February 28, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 0
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      The landscape of global public participation is changing and a proven framework for public participation is essential. Whether new to the public participation process or an advanced practitioner, this training will provide you with the structure, techniques, and knowledge you need to be successful. The hands-on course provides a proven structure that increases your success. You will delve into your own challenges as you learn the essential elements of effective public participation planning and how to develop a detailed public participation plan.

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

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Define public participation and 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.


      Course Overview

      • What is Public Participation?
      • Who is the Public?
        • The Orbits of Public Participation
        • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
      • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
        • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
          —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
          —IAP2's Code of Ethics
        • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
        • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
          —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum

      • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
        • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
        • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
        • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
        • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
        • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
      • Digging Deeper
        • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
        • Learning Styles and Public Participation
        • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
        • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
        • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
        • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
        • Attitude is Everything
      • Wrap up & Closure

      Trainer: Wendy Lowe

      WendyLoweWendy Lowe is a course developer for the IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation and an original Master Trainer for IAP2. She was formerly on the International Board of Directors for IAP2 and oversaw the international training program for the organization for four years. She has over 25 years of designing and implementing public participation programs for federal, state, and local governments for large and small projects. She specializes in facilitating collaborative processes for controversial public policy issues. She is also a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and a Certified Professional Facilitator.

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • February 27, 2018
      • February 28, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 10
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      This intermediate level two day course explores the skills and knowledge necessary to become comfortable with all the critical elements of facilitation with a special emphasis on public and stakeholder engagement scenarios. Using interactive and participatory exercises, participants will learn facilitation techniques and skills to deal with emotion, expand positive participation, identify and build common ground and move discussion forward. This course emphasizes the planning and designing of facilitated public involvement events and has a practicum component that gives all participants ample opportunity to facilitate in a supportive and constructive environment.

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

      List learning objectives below – what participants can expect to learn as a result of completing your course.

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

      Course Agenda

      Day 1
      8:30 Welcome and Introduction
      • Trainer and participant introductions
      • Session expectations and understanding what people want to achieve
      • Understanding people’s personal experience with the topic
      • Icebreaker exercise
      • Course objectives
      9:00
      What is facilitation?
      • Facilitation warm-up exercise
      • What went well, what could be improved debrief
      10:00 Morning Refreshment Break
      10:15 Creating a Conducive Space and 3 Factors of a Positive Facilitated Experience
      • Key things a facilitator needs to do to create a good environment for facilitation
      • Physical, emotional and intellectual factors
      11:15 Creating a Conducive Space – Establishing Ground Rules
      • Developing a Conversation Checklist
      11:30 Competencies of Facilitation – Skills, Behaviours and Attitudes
      • Behaviours and attitudes a facilitator needs to develop
      • Selection of four key concepts group exercise
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00
      Con’t: Competencies of Facilitation – Skills, Behaviours and Attitudes
      • Four core skills of a facilitator
      • Asking open ended questions
      • Understanding empathetic response – video and group discussion
      2:15 Understanding & Managing Group Dynamics
      • Exercise on group dynamics and the impact on interaction and forward momentum
      • Roles to leverage and roles to intervene
      3:15
      Afternoon Refreshment Break
      3:30 Identifying Values and Working to Common Ground
      • Determining the common values, interests and needs that drive difference of opinion
      • Ensuring a values-based conversation
      • Questions to ask
      4:15 Closing & Reflection
      • What stands out for you and what would you like to explore further tomorrow?
      Day 2
      8:30 Welcome back & what do we remember?
      • Focused conversation exercise
      • Agenda review
      8:50
      Identifying & Dealing with Emotionally Charged Situations, Conflict & Controversy
      • Defining conflict
      • Facilitation challenges when dealing with emotion
      • Tools for embracing an emotionally charged conversation or participant
      9:45 Morning Refreshment Break
      9:45 Facilitating Emotion
      • Facilitation fishbowl exercise
      10:45 Planning & Preparation for Facilitated Event: Laying the Foundation
      • Key steps for planning
      • Laying the foundation
      • Project initiation meeting simulation
      11:25 Planning & Preparation for Facilitated Event: Preparing the Framework
      • Creating a purpose statement and determining objectives
      • Facilitated event planning template
      11:55 Planning & Preparation for Facilitated Event: Build Your Process
      • Flow and meeting elements
      • Process design
      12:15 Lunch
      1:00 Preparation for Practicum
      • Pulling all the learning together into a comprehensive plan that includes community identification, approaches, goals, objectives, priorities and techniques
      • Creating an approach for community led long-term recovery and increased resilience over time
      • Documenting the plan
      2:00 Practicum Group Presentations
      4:00 Closing and Reflection
      • Evaluation

      Trainers:

      Kim Hyshka, has spent significant time working with impacted communities, vulnerable populations and people from all walks of life who care deeply about issues that matter most to them. Experienced in large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers and walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim has successfully worked with a variety of stakeholders including municipal governments, environmental organizations, rural landowners and Aboriginal and Metis communities. Kim regularily volunteers within the IAP2 and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

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

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • February 28, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 13
      Register

      This conflict de-escalation and civil discourse training program prepares individuals, organizations, and communities for difficult discussions, cross-sector deliberations and collaborative decision-making.
      Participants strengthen key competencies for creating and leading inclusive community initiatives that engage diverse sectors in dialogue and deliberation on complex public issues. Our unique, multi-track engagement framework, body-based mindfulness strategies, and powerful conflict communication skills are useful throughout all phases of creating dynamic, inclusive, community engagement programs. This highly- experiential training demonstrates and provides time to apply key concepts in all phases of project design: scoping, invitation, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement and shared-leadership.

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      Increased awareness of:

      • Physiological and habitual reactions to conflict and personal stress patterns.
      • How to apply a conflict assessment tool to a variety of community issues (social, legal, municipal).
      • How to promote more active participation across sectors and perspectives on current projects and initiatives.
      • Emerging pathways to advance shared concerns or bridge differences in viewpoints.
      • Biases that can demean and get in the way of meaningful conversations.
      • How to use silence and tension as a catalyst for deeper dialogue, deliberation and decision-making.

      Increased ability to:

      • Explain multiple strategies (2-3) to identify personal stress patterns and intervene on habitual reactions.
      • Identify conflict alternatives to shift awareness to critical issues that must be heard to address a tough issue.
      • Use a multi-track, or cross-sector framework for broad inclusion and engagement in both fictitious and current project applications.
      • Prepare purposeful questions that explore the context of differences and escalating conflict.
      • Form assertive statements for times you must take a stand or share an unpopular view.
      • Distinguish different stages of a conversation, from dialogue, to deliberation and decision-making and invent options for mutual gains at each stage.


      Course Overview

      Prepare for stress and respond to conflict

      Explain strategies to address personal reactions, and stress patterns (e.g., impacts you'd like to have on physiological and habitual responses).

      Increase conflict awareness physiological and habitual), personal reactions, and stress patterns.

      Listen fully & listen to learn

      Apply conflict assessment tool to current community issue.

      Prepare purposeful questions that explore the context of differences and escalating conflict.

      Practice asking questions that clarify information, and converging and diverging views within the small group.

      Scenario Walk-through

      Explore Biases. Identify opportunities for inclusion.

      Use a multi-track, or cross-sector framework for broad inclusion and engagement.

      Increase awareness of biases that can demean and get in the way of meaningful conversations.

      Explore ways to promote more active participation across sectors and perspectives.

      Find common ground in times of difference

      Explore Biases. Identify opportunities for inclusion.

      Invent options for mutual gains.

      Identify pathways to advance shared concerns or bridge differences in viewpoints.

      Distinguish different stages of a conversation, from dialogue, to deliberation and decision-making.

      Trainers:

      Mary Dumas, President, Dumas & Associates, Inc, and Toolz Program Designer and Founder is a mediator and facilitator specializing in the productive use of conflict and change. Dumas & Associates Inc is known for inclusive stakeholder engagement in complex and contentious community issues. Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest and for 30 years has served public agencies, private organizations, academic institutes, tribes, and community groups seeking to engage diverse perspectives in policy, research and educational initiatives. She brings this practical, skills-focused approach to her work as professional development specialist for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and Leadership Whatcom educational coordinator.

      Marina A. Piscolish, Ph.D., Principal Partner of MAPping Change, LLC specializes in collaboration and conflict resolution in culturally complex settings. An experienced facilitator, mediator, trainer and adult educator, Marina created the Conflict Resolution Program, the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware before moving to Hawaii and launching MAPping Change, LLC. An affiliate faculty at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawaii, and The Collaboration Center, University of California, Davis, Marina serves in various leadership roles within the profession and co-authored Reaching for Higher Ground: Creating Purpose-driven, Principled and Powerful Groups (2009).

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • February 28, 2018
      • March 01, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 11
      Register

      Evaluation should always be useful, and this introductory course will cover theories and practical strategies to help you evaluate your public participation efforts. In this hands-on course, you will apply foundational tools like logic models, examine the differences between process and impact evaluation, and review the components of an evaluation plan. You will craft evaluation questions, and identify indicators and sources of information to help you answer those questions. Overall, you will learn how to employ evaluative thinking as a learning strategy, in order to strengthen your work and achieve greater impact.

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Describe the principle of utilization-focused evaluation and its importance
      • Determine the most appropriate type(s) of evaluation for a P2 project
      • Populate a logic model and use it to structure an evaluation plan
      • Specify indicators and sources of data to help measure an objective of P2
      • Craft evaluation questions
      • Determine appropriate uses of participatory evaluation
      • Identify the challenges to evaluation


      Course Overview

      Agenda
      Day 1
      8:35 Welcome
      • Course overview & introductions
      • Benefits and barriers to evaluation
      • Types of evaluation
      10:00 Break
      10:15 Introduction to Logic Models
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Brainstorm evaluation issues
      • Designing an evaluation plan
      2:30
      Break
      2:45 Evaluation planning, continued
      • Wrap up
      4:00 Adjourn
      Day 2
      8:35 Welcome back
      • Evaluation issues: context, process and impact
      • Evaluation Framework: questions, indicators and data sources
      10:30 Break
      10:45 Evaluation framework, continued
      • Realistic evaluation plans
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Data collection methods including creative tools
      2:45 Analyzing and presenting evaluation data
      • Application to your own work
      • Wrap Up
      4:00 Adjourn

      Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

      Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A. , is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, he has worked for over 15-years on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com.

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • March 01, 2018
      • March 02, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 8
      Register

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

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies
      • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives
      • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances
      • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively


      Course Overview

      • Overview of course objectives
      • Trying a technique right out of the gate using World Café
      • Quick Review of the Foundations of Public Participation
      • A survey of techniques
        • Techniques for Sharing Information
        • 5 Techniques for Collecting and Compiling Information
        • 20+ Techniques for Bringing People Together
      • Advisory committees in depth, how to do them better
      • Matching techniques to the objectives of a public participation plan
      • Selecting techniques
      • Modifying when challenges arise.
      • Evaluating techniques

      Trainer: Wendy Lowe

      WendyLoweWendy Lowe is a course developer for the IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation and an original Master Trainer for IAP2. She was formerly on the International Board of Directors for IAP2 and oversaw the international training program for the organization for four years. She has over 25 years of designing and implementing public participation programs for federal, state, and local governments for large and small projects. She specializes in facilitating collaborative processes for controversial public policy issues. She is also a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and a Certified Professional Facilitator.

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • March 01, 2018
      • March 02, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 18
      Register

      Making better decisions in today’s world of conflicting viewpoints and rising outrage requires skills and knowledge. Dr. Sandman, a leader in communicating in high-outrage situations, and IAP2, a leader in involving people in decision making, combined their experience and knowledge in "Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation", formerly known as EOP2. 

      Newly redesigned, this course will help you understand the human behavior and emotion of angry people and give you strategies to improve your public engagement in situations where outrage threatens decision processes, collaboration, and community. This course is highly interactive, using case studies, video clips, group discussion and applications.

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

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Adjust meaningful and best practices for public participation in situations with outrage and high emotion
      • Apply the principles and concepts of both public participation and outrage management and understand how they can work together
      • Apply newly-learned outrage management behaviors
      • Use six strategies for addressing outrage, high emotion and opposition and plan for it in their public participation efforts
      • Understand the ethics of managing outrage in public participation efforts

      Course Agenda


      Day 1

      Introduction: Course, Dr. Sandman, Trainer, Students. Student Expectations. Course Objectives.

      Risk, Hazard, and Outrage. Their interesting interrelationship and what meaning it has for our work and communications

      12 Factors that contribute to Outrage

      Linking Outrage and Emotion Management to Public Participation. Is it ethical to “manage” people’s outrage?

      Six Strategies for Reducing Outrage in Public Participation

      • Strategy 1: Stake out the Middle, NOT the Extreme
      • Strategy 2: Acknowledge Mistakes, Missteps and Unintended Consequences
      • Strategy 3: Acknowledge Current Problems
      Day 2

      Six Strategies for Reducing Outrage in Public Participation (cont.)

      • Strategy 4: Discuss Achievements with Humility. Give Away Credit
      • Strategy 5: Share Control and Be Accountable
      • Strategy 6: Pay Attention to Unvoiced Concerns and Underlying Motives

      Motivations Triangle: Understanding Stakeholder Values, Needs and Motivations

      • Outrage, Self-Interest, Stakeholder Self-Esteem, Your Own Self-Esteem

      Self-Awareness and Empathy

      Barriers in Outrage Management and Public Participation

      Final Exercise

      Trainer: Mary Hamel

      Mary Hamel has over 20 years as a full-time public participation manager, primarily in a state environmental and natural resources agency, designing and running P2 projects as well as providing training and mentoring for staff and management.
      A respected and sought-after trainer, Mary has been a certified trainer and course developer for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) since 2000, delivering training in 8 countries on 5 continents. She taught a university graduate seminar in public participation and as a member of IAP2’s faculty she has trained and mentored new IAP2 trainers. She co-developed IAP2’s course on outrage and emotion.

      Register

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • March 01, 2018
      • March 02, 2018
      • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
      • 17
      Register

      This course is designed to expand understanding of meaningful community engagement with the public and community stakeholders after a disaster, traumatic event or tragedy. Emphasis is placed on empowering community to connect, envision a new future, and come together to heal, rebuild and recover. The importance of encouraging meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, especially vulnerable populations, in the planning process, and increasing skills, knowledge and capacity to host and participate in meaningful conversations is key. Focus on appropriate tools and techniques to use in conducting community engagement in recovery situations is covered. We will explore the impact of disaster, tragedy and trauma on community conflict and emotion and provide tangible tools that result in a plan and approach for moving forward.

      Stephani recently wrote a blog for medium titled "Why COMMUNITY matters most in COMMUNITY RECOVERY to disaster". Here is a small highlight from her compelling article:

      "I know from experience that successful recovery comes from the vision, dreams, hopes and challenges of community themselves. It is about so much more than the buildings, roads and infrastructure. It is about community choosing what their future looks like, and then acting on it with the support of agencies and groups. Not the other way around, which happens so often where agencies act, and community follows. It is about community recovery and it is more than that — it is COMMUNITY LED RECOVERY where lives, connection, social capital and vibrancy of place are built again."

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

      Cancellation and Substitution policy


      Learning Objectives

      List learning objectives below – what participants can expect to learn as a result of completing your course.

      • Participants will experience a highly participatory and experiential session that models skills, techniques and approaches they may use in the future
      • Distinguish community led recovery from community response and identify the role of the public agencies and organizations in the process
      • Build foundational understanding about disaster, tragedy or trauma impacts on individuals and communities
      • Explore methodologies and techniques that support empowering communities to affect change
      • Develop goals, objectives and priorities with impacted communities
      • Explore techniques, questions, skills, attitudes and approaches for the future
      • Build understanding, confidence and skill in using the tools and approaches

      Course Agenda

      Day 1
      8:30 Welcome, Introduction and Reflections
      • Trainer and participant introductions
      • Session expectations and understanding what people want to achieve
      • Understanding people’s personal experience with the topic
      • Icebreaker exercise
      • Agenda review
      9:00
      Creating a shared meaning of community engagement and community led recovery
      • Definition of community engagement aligned across organizations
      • What does community led recovery look like?
      • What is the role of community / public in recovery process?
      • What is the role of organizations and agencies?
      10:00 Morning Refreshment Break
      10:15 Cont: Creating a shared meaning of community engagement and community led
      • Guiding principles for long-term recovery from disaster, trauma and tragedy
      • International best practices and effective examples
      11:00 Understanding impacts of disaster, tragedy and trauma on individuals and communities
      • Disaster, tragedy and trauma situation impacts
      • Community recovery process and system
      • Helpful and harmful roles
      • Identify what is happening to people – identity, personality, emotions
      • Power dynamics
      11:30 Planning to engage in a community-led recovery process
      • Levels of engagement, activities and focus
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00
      Con’t: Planning to engage in a community-led recovery process
      • Planning steps for community engagement in recovery processes
      • Incorporating lessons learned and best practices into your work
      2:00 Community identification and engagement in recovery process
      • Working within fractured and impacted social systems
      • What to do – and what not to do
      • Who to engage
      • How to find people as they scatter and retreat post disaster, tragedy or trauma
      3:15
      Afternoon Refreshment Break
      3:30 Identifying Values and Working to Common Ground
      • Creating relationship based strategies
      • Special emphasis on low-income and marginalized populations and how to access their voice and understand needs
      4:15 Closing & Reflection
      • Review of day’s learning
      • What stands out for you and what would you like to explore further tomorrow?
      Day 2
      8:30 Welcome back & what do we remember?
      • Reflection
      • Agenda review
      • New techniques
      9:00
      Continuing the planning process
      • Building community resiliency and understanding what was present before disaster, tragedy or trauma
      • How to empower communities to participate in creating and affecting change
      • The role of community leaders and networks in building grassroots engagement opportunities
      • Making progress, creating positive momentum
      10:00 Morning Refreshment Break
      10:15 Cont: Continuing the planning process
      • What works – and what doesn’t
      • Techniques, tools and approaches that are useful
      • Mapping the conversation – with technology and tools
      11:15 Critical considerations for effective engagement
      • Listening based strategies
      • Supporting participants in constructive conversations
      • Identifying emerging conflict
      • Connecting community members and stakeholders to each other
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Pulling it all together and building a plan for moving forward
      • Pulling all the learning together into a comprehensive plan that includes community identification, approaches, goals, objectives, priorities and techniques
      • Creating an approach for community led long-term recovery and increased resilience over time
      • Documenting the plan
      3:15 Afternoon Refreshment Break
      3:30 Cont: Pulling it all together and building a plan for moving forward
      • What can go right and what can go wrong?
      • Peer review and feedback
      4:15 Closing and Reflection
      • Reflect on the time together and gather input on what worked / what didn’t
      • Evaluation

      Trainers:

      Stephani Roy McCallum,  is a Leadership and Life Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator and a seasoned public engagement practitioner specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked around the globe on controversial projects, working with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Steph was the 2008 President of IAP2, has been a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer since 2005 and was lead developer of IAP2’s Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. She has a background in Sociology and indigenous peoples, and holds certificates in co-active coaching, authentic leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution.

      Kim Hyshka, has spent significant time working with impacted communities, vulnerable populations and people from all walks of life who care deeply about issues that matter most to them. Experienced in large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers and walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim has successfully worked with a variety of stakeholders including municipal governments, environmental organizations, rural landowners and Aboriginal and Metis communities. Kim regularily volunteers within the IAP2 and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

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

      #Schedule at a Glance   

      • March 13, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
      Register
      Have you applied for the 2018 IAP2 Core Values Awards yet? Here's a chance to get inspired with winners of the 2017 Core Values Awards!


      The Tennessee Department of Transportation won the IAP2 USA Project of the Year (General Category) for its long-range transportation strategy that worked to address an $8-billion backlog of projects. (Watch their Core Values Award video here.)

      The USA Core Values Award for Creativity and Innovation went to a project that set out to bridge the gap between rural and urban/suburban thinking on climate change. The Jefferson Center and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy set up the Rural Climate Dialogues to see how rural communities might pro-actively respond to environmental challenges. (Watch their Core Values Award video here.)

      From Canada, the Richmond, BC, School District, working with Rockandel and Associates, won the IAP2 Canada award for Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture for its approach to a budget shortfall that threatened to force some schools to close. (Watch their Core Values Award video here.)

      The Liard Aboriginal Women's Society (LAWS) in Watson Lake, Yukon, in partnership with Beringia Community Planning, won the IAP2 Canada award for Indigenous Engagement. LAWS and Beringia set up a process to address a growing problem of assaults on Indigenous women and girls in the community, which brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to raise awareness and work through solutions. (Watch their Core Values Award video here.)

      When you register, remember the two-stage process: your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar provider site. Just fill in that form to receive your login information.

      • March 15, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • March 19, 2018
      • March 23, 2018
      • Phoenix, AZ


      IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) is coming to Phoenix, Arizona March 19 - 23, 2018!

      Trainer: Dr. Marty Rozelle

      • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - MAR  19 - 21
      • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - MAR 22 - 23

      Early Bird Deadline – February 9, 2018
      Last Day to Register – March 7, 2018

      More Information and to Register

      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.

      • March 26, 2018
      • March 27, 2018
      • Salt Lake City, UT

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

      PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
      Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

      STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop 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 February 16, 2018. The last day to register is March 14, 2018.

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

      • April 10, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
      Register
      This month's webinar is still to be confirmed, but you can sign up now, anyway!


      When you register, remember the two-stage process: your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar provider site. Just fill in that form to receive your login information.

      • April 16, 2018
      • April 20, 2018
      • Arlington, VA


      The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Arlington, Virginia, April 16-20, 2018.

      Trainer: Doug Sarno

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

      Early Bird Deadline – March 9, 2018
      Last Day To Register – April 4, 2018

      More Information and to Register

      The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

      Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

      • April 19, 2018
      • April 20, 2018
      • Orange County - Place Works, 3 MacArthur Pl, Suite 1100, Santa Ana, CA 92707

      The IAP2 USA Southern California Chapter is pleased to co-sponsor this course in Orange County, CA. You do not need to be a member of the chapter to attend.

      PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
      Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

      STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop 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 March 14, 2018. The last day to register is April 5, 2018.

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

      • April 19, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • April 26, 2018
      • April 27, 2018
      • Los Angeles County - Pepperdine University West LA Campus (Near LAX) 6100 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

      The IAP2 USA Southern California Chapter is pleased to co-sponsor this course in Los Angeles County, CA. You do not need to be a member of the chapter to attend.

      PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
      Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

      STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop 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 March 14, 2018. The last day to register is April 5, 2018.

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

      • May 08, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
      Register
      When a crisis arises that threatens lives and property, it's a time for quick, decisive action, taken by a small group of experts in charge, right? There's no time for public engagement, right? 


      Wrong, according to Kristi Celico and Doug Sarno, MCP3. In our May webinar, Kristi and Doug reprise their presentation from the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference, where they look at a situation in which a community had already experienced some of the effects of having millions of pounds of unstable explosives nearby -- like explosions, broken windows and shattered nerves. Experts studied the problem and came back with a solution that seemed even worse. was left vulnerable to a devastating explosion.

      How do you achieve "consensus in a hurry"? How do you weigh the risks and benefits and make sure local residents are involved in the decision? Join us to find out how this community solved the problem and how you can apply that to your own work.

      When you register, remember the two-stage process: your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar provider site. Just fill in that form to receive your login information.
      • May 16, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • June 21, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • June 28, 2018
      • June 29, 2018
      • Denver, CO

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

      PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
      Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

      STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop 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 May 22, 2018. The last day to register is June 20, 2018.

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

      • July 19, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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 26, 2018
      • July 27, 2018
      • Minneapolis, MN

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

      PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
      Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

      STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop 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 20, 2018. The last day to register is July 13, 2018.

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

      • July 26, 2018
      • July 27, 2018
      • Chicago, IL

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

      PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
      Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

      STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop 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 September 12, 2018. The last day to register is October 3, 2018.

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

      • July 30, 2018
      • August 03, 2018
      • Minneapolis, MN


      The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30 - August 3, 2018.

      Trainer: John Godec

      • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - JULY 30 - AUGUST 1
      • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - AUGUST 2 - 3

      Early Bird Deadline – June 22, 2018
      Last Day To Register – July 18, 2018

      More Information and to Register

      The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

      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.

      • August 16, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • September 20, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • September 24, 2018
      • September 28, 2018
      • Chicago, IL


      The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Chicago, Illinois, September 24-28, 2018.

      Trainer: John Godec

      • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - SEPTEMBER 24-26
      • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - SEPTEMBER 27-28

      Early Bird Deadline – August 17, 2018
      Last Day To Register – September 12, 2018

      More Information and to Register

      The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

      Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

      • October 15, 2018
      • October 19, 2018
      • Orlando, FL


      The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Effective Public Participation (5-Days) in Orlando, Florida, October 15-19, 2018.

      Trainer: Doug Sarno

      • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days) - OCTOBER 15-17
      • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days) - OCTOBER 18-19

      Early Bird Deadline – August 17, 2018
      Last Day To Register – September 12, 2018

      More Information and to Register

      The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

      Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

      • October 18, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • November 15, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

      • December 20, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 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

    January 09, 2018 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Denver Encore: "Digital Engagement Workshop"
    December 15, 2017 IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter Lightning Chat
    December 12, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Denver Encore: "Beginning with the Brain in Mind"
    December 11, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Walnut Creek, CA)
    December 11, 2017 Intermountain Chapter - Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (West Valley City, Utah)
    November 29, 2017 Government Online Community of Practice: Telephone Town Hall Meetings
    November 16, 2017 November 2017 Board Meeting
    November 16, 2017 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Denver, CO)
    November 14, 2017 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
    November 07, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - 2017 Core Values Awards - Projects of the Year
    October 19, 2017 October 2017 Board Meeting
    October 16, 2017 Participatory Budgeting
    October 16, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Orlando, FL)
    October 11, 2017 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Chapter (Emerging): Healing Community of Color by Encouraging Self Determination
    October 10, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - 2017 Core Values Awards - Organizations of the Year
    October 03, 2017 Evaluation & Public Participation
    September 26, 2017 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (University Place/Tacoma area, WA)
    September 13, 2017 Social Media & Public Participation
    September 08, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being
    September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference Gala
    September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference: Pathways - Powerfully Positive Questions for P2 in a Changing World: Co-creating a tool to connect people and process in challenging times
    September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference: Pathways - Collaboration for Greater Good
    September 07, 2017 2017 North American Conference: Pathways - Are We Facing a P2 Crisis or an Opportunity?
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Bringing More Voices to the Conversation: Lessons from the Trenches"
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Traffic Jam! Overcoming the Gridlock of Transportation Engagement"
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference: WORKSHOP - "Online Community Engagement"
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Denver
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Tri-City Tour
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Boulder
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference - FIELD TRIP: Fort Collins
    September 06, 2017 2017 IAP2 North American Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 6-8, 2017
    August 25, 2017 POSTPONED: Cascade Chapter: National Dialogue Event
    August 23, 2017 Intermountain Chapter: National Dialogue Event
    August 17, 2017 August 2017 Board Meeting
    August 17, 2017 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (Chicago, IL)
    August 15, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Are We Smarter Together?" + "Understanding the Squishy Stuff"
    July 27, 2017 Colorado Chapter: National Dialogue Event
    July 20, 2017 July 2017 Board Meeting
    July 20, 2017 Government Online Community of Practice: Streamline Communications in Complex Projects
    July 17, 2017 Participatory Budgeting
    July 11, 2017 IAP2 Monthly Webinar - Montreal Encore: "Is Your Organization P2-Centric?"
    July 10, 2017 Choosing the Right P2 Tools
    June 26, 2017 IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation - Planning & Techniques (Chicago, IL)
    June 22, 2017 Puget Sound Chapter: National Dialogue Event
    June 22, 2017 Cascade Chapter: PI Network featuring RACE TALKS
    June 21, 2017 IAP2 USA Greater Los Angeles Chapter (Emerging): How Can IAP2 USA Make you a Rock Star?
    June 20, 2017 IAP2 USA Professional Certification Program - An Introduction
    June 15, 2017 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 07, 2017 IAP2 USA CP3 Application Fee
    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 02, 2017 2017 Core Values Awards - Application Payment
    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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