IAP2's Applying Methods for Public Participation

  • November 14, 2023
  • (EST)
  • November 17, 2023
  • (EST)
  • 4 sessions
  • November 14, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • November 15, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • November 16, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • November 17, 2023, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Online via Zoom - Trainers: Kimberly Horndeski 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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***Fundamentals of Public Participation and Designing Public Participation are both prerequisites for this course

Completion of IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning For Effective Public Participation prior to 2023 also counts as a prerequisite for this course***

IAP2's Applying Methods for Public Participation

Four 4-hour sessions

November 14-17, 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

Applying Methods is a Level 2 course that introduces practitioners to a large number of P2 methods. This includes learning how to design specific methods, developing good question design, and having an opportunity to practice running some methods.

The course is suitable for practitioners who are part of a team implementing a P2 process and are looking for the practical skills to be effective in designing and applying methods.

Course objectives:

1. Identify a range of methods that can be used for various engagement purposes and processes, and strategies to select the most appropriate method/s for an engagement project/process.

2. Research, design and test a F2F and/or online method using a range of tools and resources.

3. Apply the four steps of designing a method incorporating the eight key components of method design.

4. Develop rational and experiential aims.

5. Design an appropriate format.

6. Design questions and process.

7. Develop appropriate communications.

8. Combine methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives and test for appropriate sequencing.

9. Incorporate inclusion and diversity principles

10. Identify data management needs, evaluation points and measures.

11. Identify resources required.

12. Explore a variety of both F2F and online methods/ techniques that are more structured and have nested methods within them (e.g., Deliberative Processes, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology).

13. Analyze the specific requirements for online and digital methods, identify and select appropriate platforms and tools to meet needs and strategize to develop these methods for delivery.

14. Identify principles for monitoring online activity.

15. Test the design by running elements of the method and submitting to peer review using a checklist.

16. Apply methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives, including using effective communication skills, and test for appropriate sequencing.

17. Design key messages and communication tools that build trust and integrity, and meet the needs of diverse audiences.

    Professional Certification/Credits

    Applying Methods for Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 20 CM

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

      Members $550 -- Regular $650 

      Last day to Register November 10, 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 both Fundamentals of P2 and then Designing P2 before this course

      Completion of IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning For Effective Public Participation prior to 2023 also counts as a prerequisite for this course**


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

        October 17-18, 2023        1 PM – 5 PM ET OR 

        Members $275 --  Regular $325

        #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

          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.

          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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