IAP2's Designing & Leading Public Participation

  • October 10, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • October 18, 2023
  • (EDT)
  • 4 sessions
  • October 10, 2023, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 12, 2023, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 16, 2023, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 18, 2023, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online with Trainer Kimberly Horndeski
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IAP2 Designing Public Participation

IAP2’s Designing Public Participation introduces practitioners to the design and plan phases of the practice framework, providing them with the opportunity to consider and develop all aspects of a public engagement plan. 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. Participants will work with a real life, unplanned project to develop a detailed engagement plan.

By the end of this section, participants will:

  • For a real-world scenario, design an engagement process and plan which 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 players

  • Establish clear engagement purpose and goals and success criteria/measures to suit scenario

  • Identify relevant profiles of engagement

  • Conduct a detailed risk/opportunities

  • Choose and sequence appropriate methods (F2F and digital) and identify communication tactics to suit the scenario

  • Identify key roles for senior leaders and decision-makers

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

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

  • Develop an evaluation framework to suit the scenario

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


  • Session will be held virtually via Zoom on October 10th, October 12th, October 16th and October 18th from 12:00 to 4:00 ET.

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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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