IAP2 Cascade Chapter Presents - IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning and Techniques for Effective Public Participation

  • September 28, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • October 04, 2022
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  • 5 sessions
  • September 28, 2022, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • September 29, 2022, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • September 30, 2022, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • October 03, 2022, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • October 04, 2022, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97204
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IAP2 USA's Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) is hosting its first in-person training in nearly three years September 28 - Oct 4 in Portland, Oregon

You don’t have to be a Cascade Chapter member to participate Join us for some of the nicest weather of the year in Oregon. The training will be held in the heart of Portland and feature a chapter event and social on Thursday evening. Complementary transit passes available and lodging recommendations upon request.

The International Association for Public Participation developed this program to meet the needs of practitioners conducting public involvement and community engagement in a changing world. Both new and experienced practitioners and managers benefit from the structure, proven techniques, and knowledge that you’ll learn in this interactive training course. The Planning Course introduces foundational information that has stood the test of time and the Techniques Course introduces more than 40 different techniques for accomplishing desired objectives. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

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.

Planning Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this 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.
  • Evaluate their use of varying public participation techniques

Techniques Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this 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

This course is required for IAP2 Professional Certification.
Eligible for APA - AICP Continuing Education Credit CM I 12/18 CM

Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97204

Registration Deadline September 20, 2022

Dates: (Take just Planning or save $50 by registering for both)

Planning for Effective Public Participation (3 - 8 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

    September 28 - 30, 2022    (Wednesday- Friday)      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PT

    Members $750 -- Regular $900  --  Student Member - $600

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


    Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2 - 8 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

      October 3 - 4, 2022    (Monday and Tuesday)  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PT

      Members $500 --  Regular $600  --  Student Member - $400


      Certificate Program -  Both Modules (5- 8 hour Sessions) 

        Members $1,200  --  Regular $1,450  --  Student Member - $950 

        PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged in to receive the member rate. International IAP2 members can contact info@iap2usa.org for a code to register. 

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        Doug Zenn Based in Portland, Doug has more than 30 years of experience in the communications field and has developed and managed public participation, awareness, and education efforts around numerous issues including visioning, transportation, water resources, community-based planning and more. Doug also serves on the executive committee for IAP2’s Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) and is a certified trainer for IAP2’s public involvement foundations courses. He has served on the board of IAP2 International and as a past President of IAP2 USA.

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