IAP2's Fundamentals of Public Participation - Live at North American Conference

  • September 13, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • North American Conference- with Trainer Kimberly Horndeski
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  • Please provide proof of membership to info@iap2usa.org for discount code.
  • Please ask your region to forward your proof of membership to info@iap2usa.org for discount code.

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 (One 8-hour session CM I 8 CM

    Format: In-person before the start of the Annual Conference in Seattle, WA

    Sept. 13  Plan for a full day with a morning start time by 9am PT.

     — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

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

    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



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

      September 26 - 29, 2023       1 PM – 5 PM ET

      Members $550 -- Regular $650 


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

        October 10 - 14, 2023       1 PM – 5 PM ET

        Members $550 -- Regular $650  

        Certificate Program - All Three Modules (10 - 4 hour Sessions) 

                Regular $1,625  Members $1,375 


           Kimberly Horndeski is a certified mediator, facilitator, and   the Executive Director of Community Consulting LLC. Her  work focuses on transforming conflict into successful   strategies for the future. She has led multiple state,   national, and international working groups to overcome   challenges and reach agreement. Her projects include   bottom-up approaches, such as establishing a coalition   with fundamentally conflicting interests to collaboratively   negotiate agreement on a $2.5 billion dollar component of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, and top-down   approaches, such as assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife   Service to incorporate nationwide stakeholder values into the decision-making process for federally-listed threatened and endangered species. Kimberly knows it is not information alone that produces positive outcomes or reduces conflict. It is the ability to engage key stakeholders and effectively design, plan, and implement an engagement process that results in creative and lasting solutions for the future. Currently, Kimberly serves on the USA Board of the International Association of Public Participation, the Leadership Council for the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment and Public Policy Section, and is a Professor of Practice on collaboration and communication for Virginia Tech University.

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