2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Making Public Meetings Work for You and Your Stakeholders

  • February 28, 2019
  • (PST)
  • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
  • 8


  • For members of AICP registering on or before December 14, 2018.

Effective dialogue, relationship-building, and shared learning are the centerpieces of effective public participation meetings or events. Creating effective forums for dialogue and learning require. This course explores the fundamentals required to design and implement genuine dialogue, how people communicate and the environments in which real dialogue can take place. We will discuss the Six P’s of successful planning and present a wide range of options for better meetings and better outcomes. Course topics include understanding why traditional public meetings fail, reinventing the public meeting, characteristics of effective dialogue. how to establish an environment for effective dialogue, and the foundations for effective meeting design, management, and facilitation.

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

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Recognize what is required to design effective public meetings.
  • Be able to design a meeting that meets the needs of the sponsor and the audience.
  • Recognize what is required to provide an environment for genuine stakeholder dialogue
  • Understand the range of tools and techniques available to make meetings come alive
  • Learn how to focus your planning to meet the needs of your stakeholders

Trainer: John Godec

John GodecJohn Godec his an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), coach and consultant. He’s a developer of both the IAP2 Foundations and newly revamped Outrage Strategies courses, Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) and adjunct professor at Indiana University. Godec’s a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, trained thousands, facilitated and managed thousands of meetings, workshops and projects throughout the America’s, the Caribbean, Europe, Australasia, South Africa and Middle East. He’s the past Communications Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation.

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