2020 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Techniques For Effective Public Participation

  • March 12, 2020
  • (PDT)
  • March 13, 2020
  • (PDT)
  • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
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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 events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

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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
  • Evaluate their use of varying public participation techniques

Professional Certification/Credits

Trainer: Wendy Lowe

Wendy Green LoweWendy Lowe has 30 years’ experience designing and conducting public participation efforts to support clients. She is recognized as a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) by IAP2. She manages large- and small-scale public participation programs within approved budgets and on schedule to meet client objectives on highly controversial issues. She has developed and implemented public involvement plans; managed public meetings of various formats; and moderated public hearings. She has worked professionally in more than 20 states and the District of Colombia as well as Australia and Canada.



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