Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-day course)

  • June 14, 2012
  • June 15, 2012
  • Austin, Texas

This two-day module provides a range of practical tools and techniques. It includes discussions about more than 40 tools and techniques tested and used by public participation practitioners around the globe. The course is designed as a primer and is suitable for beginning to intermediate level practitioners for basic group process techniques. It gives course participants an opportunity to sample specific techniques including World Cafe, Interviews, Samoan Circle, Citizens Jury and Advisory Groups. It also offers advanced practitioners an opportunity to link together techniques and customize techniques to align with specific project needs.

Interactive exercises and practical tips are used to enliven the basic theory and reference materials presented throughout the two-day session and reinforce skills that participants can put to immediate use.

The techniques course explores effective forums for dialogue and how to avoid the many problems encountered with traditional public hearings. Students leave this module armed with a detailed student manual covering the course materials and a packet of IAP2 Tip Sheets offering practical advice for selecting, using and evaluating a broad range of public participation activities.

Trainer: Marty Rozelle

Cost: $630 (IAP2 USA members), $700 (non-members)

Early bird discount:Register and pay by 5/21/12 for $560 (IAP2 USA members), $590 (non-members).

Registration: League of Extraordinary Trainers (make sure to contact Extraordinary Trainers directly to take advantage of IAP2 USA Member discounts: or 720-237-9175)

Note: Planning for Effective Public Participation is a prerequisite for the Communications and Techniques classes.

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