IAP2's Fundamentals of Public Participation

  • September 19, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • September 21, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • September 19, 2023, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 21, 2023, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online with Trainer Kimberly Horndeski
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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

    September 19 & 21, 2023      12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

    Registration $325

     — Register on Trainer's Website —

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

    Trainer: Kimberly Horndeski

    Kimberly is a certified mediator, facilitator, and the Executive Director for Community Consulting LLC. Her work focuses on integrating policy and science to engage stakeholders, develop strategic plans, promote collaboration, and transform conflict into successful strategies for the future. She has led multiple state and national working groups to overcome challenges and reach consensus. Her projects include bottom-up approaches, such as working with nonprofits to develop effective strategies to engage elected officials in adopting initiatives, and top-down approaches, such as assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service throughout the nation to incorporate stakeholder values in the decision-making processes for federally-listed threatened and endangered species.

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