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IAP2 Flagship Courses

Foundations in Public Participation – The only international program of its kind, this program provides participants with an overview of public participation, best practices in the field, and dynamic techniques to enhance impact. This unique training program equips participants with practical tools for designing and implementing effective P2 plans.

Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation – Building on IAP2’s global best practices in public involvement and the work of Dr. Peter Sandman, a foremost researcher and expert in public outrage and risk communication, this course will help you move people from rage to reason and engage stakeholders in building consensus for better decisions.

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For the complete schedule of upcoming trainings and events, please visit our Events Calendar. In addition, the IAP2 Federation maintains a global calendar of public IAP2 training programs.

IAP2 USA can help you schedule your P2 Training!

IAP2 USA carries out its mission to advance and extend the practice of public participation by organizing and conducting professional development activities to serve the learning needs of members.

Coordinated Efforts Get Results

IAP2 USA now offers coordination services to organizations wanting to schedule the IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation or Emotions, Outrage and Public Participation courses in-house. Discounts may be available for multiple trainings.

As the host, your organization works with IAP2 USA to select training dates that work for you. We find the best trainer to fit your needs and handle all of the contracting and coordination with them. As host, your organization provides the training facilities (details provided) either in-house or at a locally convenient location, along with refreshments for breaks. You recruit the minimum 15 participants from within your organization or, if you choose, in collaboration with partner organizations.

We will work with you and the trainer to ensure all details are in place.

To schedule your P2 training, contact info@iap2usa.org and we will respond to you within 48 to 72 hours.

"I wanted to tell you that I’m getting great feedback from everyone and it’s truly been a life changing experience for some, which I knew it would be. I can’t thank you enough for your help this past week and I look forward to two more trainings for the rest of my Public Outreach & Engagement Peer Group. We have about 45 people all being trained with IAP2. Just think what a difference that will make in our Agency moving forward!"

Deanna J. Desedas, Public Outreach & Engagement Manager
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

IAP2 Licensed Trainers

IAP2 USA Trainers are among the most dedicated, experienced and welcoming trainers in the world. Many volunteered as course developers for the Flagship Courses, collaborators in the formation of the IAP2 Federation, and leaders in launching the IAP2 USA Affiliate. Learn more about the History of IAP2 USA and Get Involved!

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