IAP2's Fundamentals of Public Participation

  • July 18, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • July 19, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • July 18, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • July 19, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online with Trainers Cassie Hemphill & Penny Mabie
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  • Please provide proof of membership to info@iap2usa.org for discount code.
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 Fundamentals of Public Participation

First course to be taken before Designing Public Participation and Applying Methods

The Fundamentals of Public Participation (P2) course is a prerequisite to other courses in the Global Learning Pathway that sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community.

The focus of this course is on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective P2 and what participants need to know to do this well. The training explores best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your P2.

Course objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define P2 and related terms and what makes it unique
  • Identify what makes P2 meaningful, and reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to P2
  • Identify the role that values play in P2 work, and the leadership attributes that will serve them in practice 
  • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to P2 situations
  • Apply the Profiles of P2 model to P2, and explore organization- and community-led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process
  • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and explore the roles and impacts of power and influence
  • Apply the IAP2 Spectrum to P2 situations and practice
  • Explore the Practice Framework as a tool for effective planning and process, and assess the quality of the process

Professional Certification/Credits


#1 Fundamentals of Public Participation (2 - 4 hour sessions CM I 8 CM) 

    July 18-19, 2023      1 PM – 5 PM ET

    Members $275 --  Regular $325

    Last day to Register July 14, 2023

     — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

    **You must first complete this module before Designing Public Participation and Applying Methods**



    #2 IAP2's Designing & Leading Public Participation(4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

      July 24-27, 2023 1 PM – 5 PM ET

      Members $550 -- Regular $650 

      Last day to Register July 20, 2023

      Registration opens soon!


      #3 IAP2's Applying Methods for Public Participation  (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

        August 7-10, 2023      1 PM – 5 PM ET

        Members $550 -- Regular $650 

        Last day to Register November 10, 2023

        Registration opens soon!

        Certificate Program - All Three Modules  

        Package (3 courses): The first course will be offered in-person on September 13 in Seattle, WA (Fundamentals). And then the program will continue virtually on September 26-29 (Designing Public Participation) and on October 10-13, 2023 (Applying Methods).

                Regular $1,625  Members $1,375 


          Cassie Hemphill has more than 25 years of experience in public participation and 15 years designing and delivering training. Her courses emphasize transferable, applied skills participants use to become more effective in their work and personal lives and improve the world around them. Cassie’s Ph.D. research explored public/private collaboration in environmental management. Her M.A. research analyzed decision-makers' openness to public input. She has a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and is an IAP2 USA Certified Public Participation Practitioner (CP3), a Certified Mediator (CM), and a Certified Virtual Facilitator (CVF).

          Penny Mabie has been licensed by IAP2 to deliver the Certificate Program since 2009. She has more than 20 years of experience in public involvement, facilitation, and training. As a public involvement consultant, Penny provides facilitation and public participation services to support environmental remediation decision processes, infrastructure siting and design, multi-jurisdictional task forces on flood control, recycling and transportation planning, and national climate change initiatives. She is also a roster member with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

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