2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Planning For Effective Public Participation

  • February 25, 2019
  • (PST)
  • February 27, 2019
  • (PST)
  • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
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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 proven structure, techniques, and knowledge you need to be successful. You will delve into your own challenges and those of your fellow learners as you discover the essential elements of effective public participation planning and become skilled at developing 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 understand its value, risks and benefits
  • Understand how to integrate public participation into decision-making processes
  • Design, deliver and evaluate effective public participation planning processes
  • Select appropriate techniques that align with public participation objectives
  • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process
  • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process
  • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes achieved

Professional Certification/Credits

Trainer: Mary Hamel

Mary HamelMary 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. As an adjunct associate professor, she teaches a university graduate seminar in public participation and as a member of IAP2’s faculty she has trained and mentored new IAP2 trainers.


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