IAP2 USA ONLINE 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.


Strategies for Dealing with Opposition & Outrage in P2 – 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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"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

Upcoming Courses

    • August 06, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This course will invite practitioners to reflect on their own experiences as both participants and facilitators of public participation processes to explore inclusive public participation strategies and practices that engage traditionally under-served groups with an emphasis on ethnic minorities and immigrant populations. The course will equip participants on tools and strategies to:

    • Understand who is in their community and issues that matter to traditionally marginalized communities
    • Determine assets of community members to ensure effective inclusive engagement
    • Design public engagement efforts to support inclusive public participation
    • Build relationships and trust to sustain the impact of public participation efforts

    Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change    COURSE OUTLINE


    Cost: $265 member, $355 nonmember $175 student

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    Members must log in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

    IAP2 International members and students will require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2usa.org. 

    Trainer:

    Mahvash Hassan facilitates multi-sector collaboration in support of inclusive communities. Her clients include: local governments, nonprofits, UN agencies and philanthropy. At the Institute for Local Government she developed resources on engaging immigrant communities and was a co-trainer for the TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab. Her consulting projects include: coordinating a Muslim and South Asian civic engagement collaborative, design and facilitation of large-scale public engagement workshops and small-group dialogues on race and ethnicity. Mahvash is chair of the Board of Directors for Welcoming America, and holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

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    • August 17, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 27, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, August 17 - August 27, 2020.

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Completely revamped in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPC is pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE

    Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 3.5 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

    Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Class size, as always, is limited to 25 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Trainers: The Participation Company Doug Sarno & Wendy Green Lowe, CP3

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 3.5 hour days  CM I 18 CM

          August 17 - 21 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 3.5 hour days  CM I 12 CM ) 

          August 24 - 27 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 3.5 Hour Sessions) 

          Regular $1,525  Early Bird $1,300  Members $1,300  

    Early Bird Deadline – August 6, 2020

    Last Day To Register – August 6, 2020 (These dates are the same due to short notice.)

    Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • September 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • September 04, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 3
    Register


    Digital tools are essential for public participation in the age of COVID-19. This hands-on course will teach you to create online engagement campaigns that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation over time. We'll identify barriers to participation and examine strategies to build equity and inclusion online. Learn best practices for facilitating online meetings. Bring your questions and lessons learned, so we can learn from one another's engagement innovations during this global pandemic. Join by computer if possible (rather than tablet), as this course gives you an opportunity to experience both the convenor and participant sides of online participation. Trainer
    Susanna Haas Lyons


    Cost: $530 member, $710 nonmember, $225 Student

    You must be logged in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

    International IAP2 members and students require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2usa.org to obtain it.


    Cancellation and Substitution policy

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    • September 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • September 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 21
    Register

    Three 2.5 hour sessions, September 23, 24, 25 

    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

    Building on IAP2’s Strategies for Outrage and Opposition (but not a pre-requisite), this highly participatory course will have participants uncover what’s driving emotion and outrage in P2 processes and discover what triggers these natural responses. Through exercises, discussion and multi-media presentation, participants will learn about AND PRACTICE highly effective, collaborative strategies to transform conflict and outrage and create an environment for constructive engagement.

    • Explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
    • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
    • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
    • Focus on encouraging positivity, generosity and civil discourse in high stakes conversations

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

    Cost: $265 member, $355 nonmember $175 student

    You must be logged in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

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    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Participants will explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
    • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
    • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
    • Understand and identify some of the triggers for emotion, and practice strategies to support people in constructive engagement
    • Provide participants an opportunity to understand the tools and how they would be useful in different projects and with different stakeholders

    Course Outline

    Trainer: Kim Hyshka

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Watch this short video to see Kim in action!


    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    • September 28, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EDT)
    • October 08, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, September 28 - October 8, 2020.

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Completely revamped in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPC is pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE

    Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 3.5 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

    Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Class size, as always, is limited to 25 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Trainers: The Participation Company - John Godec & Dr. Marty Rozelle 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 3.5 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          September 28 - October 2 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 3.5 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

          October 5 - 8 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 3.5 Hour Sessions) 

          Regular $1,525  Early Bird $1,300  Members $1,300  


    Early Bird Deadline –  September 4, 2020

    Last Day To Register – September 17, 2020 

    Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • October 13, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 22
    Register

    Three 2.5 hour sessions, October 13, 14 & 15 

    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

    Ask yourself these three questions:

    • Are you running out of constructive ways to bring people together in conversation?
    • Are you hearing from the same people over and over again and consistently struggling to hear from diverse voices?
    • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity?

    Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

    Cost: $265 member, $355 nonmember $175 student

    You must be logged in to iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

    REGISTER

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Receive a participatory and interactive session that introduces four tools to bring people together in meaningful ways that create powerful experiences
    • Understand the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders
    • Experience the tool such that they will be able to modify, design and customize the technique to suit specific needs and circumstances
    • Walk away with the excitement, motivation and know-how to try something different

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

    REGISTER

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 23
    Register

    Two 3 hour sessions, October 20 & 21

    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

    Facilitation skills are essential for public engagement professionals. Masterful facilitation involves more than group process techniques and strong meeting design – it also requires anticipation skills and adaptability. This highly interactive, fun-filled session strengthens participants' ability to trust their intuition, think on their feet and deal with unpredictable situations. When a facilitated session goes off the rails (and it will), you need to tap into a different skillset to bring things back on track quickly. Neurological evidence, real-life experience and useful improv tools will equip you to become more nimble and confident from the front of the room. No comedy skills required!.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

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    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:
    • Sharper skills in anticipating and adjusting to the unexpected;
    • More than a dozen practical strategies, drawn from and applicable to a range of disciplines, to strengthen their agility as facilitators;
    • Increased confidence in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances, even from the front of the room;
    • An up-to-date resource list of links, titles and people that will allow participants to explore agility in facilitation more deeply if interested; and
    • A memorable experience shared with new people in their expanded professional network.

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

    Dr. Rebecca SuthernsDr. Rebecca Sutherns, is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist with over 20 years of experience. She is the CEO of Sage Solutions, a facilitation and consulting firm that delivers strategic clarity and time well spent, through helping purpose-driven leaders align what's important to them with what they actually do. Rebecca holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and a Master's in Public Administration. She is a skilled mediator, sought after conference presenter and avid traveller

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    • November 02, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EST)
    • November 12, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, November 2 - 12, 2020.

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Completely revamped in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPC is pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE

    Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 3.5 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

    Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Class size, as always, is limited to 25 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Trainers: The Participation Company  Wendy Green Lowe & John Godec

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 3.5 hour days CM I 18 CM

          November 2-6 - 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 3.5 hour days  CM I 12 CM ) 

          November 9-12 - 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 3.5 Hour Sessions) 

          Regular $1,525  Early Bird $1,300  Members $1,300  

    Early Bird Deadline – October 9, 2020

    Last Day To Register – October 22, 2020

    Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

    • November 30, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EST)
    • December 10, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, November 30 - December 7, 2020.

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Completely revamped in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPC is pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE

    Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 3.5 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

    Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives. Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually. Class size, as always, is limited to 25 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Trainers: The Participation Company -  Doug Sarno & Dr. Marty Rozelle

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 3.5 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          November 30 - December 30 - 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

    • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 3.5 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

          December 7-10 - 12:00-3:30 PM ET

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 3.5 Hour Sessions) 

          Regular $1,525  Early Bird $1,300  Members $1,300  


    Early Bird Deadline –  November 5, 2020

    Last Day To Register – November 17, 2020 

    Register

    The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.

    Questions? Email Melissa Sparlin for more information.

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