IAP2's Designing & Leading Public Participation

  • October 30, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • November 02, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • 4 sessions
  • October 30, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 31, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • November 01, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • November 02, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online Via Zoom- Trainers: Cassie Hemphill and Penny Mabie
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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.

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**You must first complete Fundamentals of Public Participation before this course**

Four 4-hour sessions

October 30 - November 2, 2023 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central
11:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Mountain

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.mPacific

Designing & Leading Public Participation

Designing & Leading Public Participation (P2) is a Level 2 course that introduces practitioners to the design and plan phases of the practice framework, providing them with the opportunity to develop P2 plans. This includes scoping, community mapping, determining purpose and objectives and levels of influence, choosing appropriate methods and managing resources, while considering the needs of diverse audiences. The course is suitable for practitioners who are leading the planning and implementation of P2 processes.

Course objectives:

1. For a real-world scenario, design an engagement process and plan that includes:

  • Develop a clear scope of the work, problem or opportunity with identified negotiables and non-negotiables
  • Conduct detailed stakeholder analysis, community mapping and equity analysis
  • Identify appropriate roles and levels of influence for key participants
  • Establish clear engagement purpose and objectives and success criteria/measures to suit scenario
  • Identify relevant profiles of engagement
  • Conduct a detailed risk/opportunities assessment
  • Identify key roles for senior leaders and decision makers

2. Explore principles and approaches for equity, diversity and inclusion, and apply them to stakeholder analysis

3. Embed digital strategies, platforms, tools and methods as part of the plan and process

4. Develop an evaluation framework to suit the scenario

5. Identify key roles and resources needed to implement the P2/engagement plan

6. Develop and apply a suitable presentation to senior leaders that will secure commitment and resources for the P2/engagement plan

7. Identify the many different contexts of engagement, including the elements present in more complex engagement scenarios

    Professional Certification/Credits


      #2 Designing & Leading Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 16 CM

        October 30 - November 2, 2023       1 PM – 5 PM ET

        Members $550 -- Regular $650 

        Last day to Register October 27, 2023

        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. 

         — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

        **You must first complete Fundamentals of Public Participation before this course**



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

          October 17 and 18, 2023        1 PM – 5 PM ET O

          Members $275 --  Regular $325

          Last day to Register: October 13, 2023 


          FINAL COURSE

          #3 Applying Methods for Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 16 CM

            November 14-17, 2023        1 PM – 5 PM ET

            Members $550 -- Regular $650 

            Last day to Register: November 10, 2023


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

                  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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