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

    • January 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • February 04, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, January 25 - February 2021

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are 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) 4 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 20 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Presenters: The Participation Company 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          January 25 – 29, 2021   12 PM – 4 PM  ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

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

          February 1 – 4, 2021    12 PM NOON – 4 PM

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions) 

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


    Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 31, 2020

    Last Day to Register: January 12,  2021

    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.

    • January 26, 2021
    • (EST)
    • January 28, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 18
    Register

    Three 2.5 hour sessions, January 26, 27 & 28

    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 info@iap2usa.org to receive the member rate.

    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!

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    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    • February 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 16
    Register

    Introducing our first accelerated 90-Minute course. 

    Virtual Leading: A Master Class

    February 11, 2021

    2:00 - 3:30 EST

    Join a 90 minute session where we co-create a shared understanding how best to engage your participants, lead dynamic, energized creative conversations all the while leaving people feeling inspired, willing and eager to join your next online meeting! No fancy tools, platforms or gadgets required! Expect to walk away with: -Knowledge of traditional online meeting norms that lead to sterile, stuffy space -A how-to guide for setting the best tone and environment -Three key fundamentals to “reading the online room” -An assessment your own unique online presence – identify where to lean in and how to adapt

    $125 Members  --  $165 Non Members - $65 Student Members. 

    PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged into iap2usa.org as a member to register at the member rate. Please contact info@iap2usa.org if you have any questions 

    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!

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    • February 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • March 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, February 22 - March 4 2021

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are 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) 4 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 20 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Presenters: The Participation Company 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          February 22 – 26, 2021      9 AM – 1 PM  ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

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

          March 1 – 4, 2021           9 AM – 1 PM

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions CM I 30 CM

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


    Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 28, 2021

    Last Day to Register:  February 9, 2021

    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.

    • March 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    STRATEGIES (Four- 3.0 hour sessions) 

    PUBLIC ANGER IS AN INCREASING FACT OF SOCIETY
    Growing global citizen outrage causes government gridlock, lawsuits, stopped projects, election losses, loss of time, money, and destroyed credibility. 

    STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH OPPOSITION AND OUTRAGE IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a new workshop based on the theories of Dr. Peter Sandman (www.psandman.com), creator of the "Risk = Hazard + Outrage" formula and a pre-eminent risk communication speaker and consultant. This course will help you move people from rage to reason and engage stakeholders in building consensus for better decisions.

    This practical, hands-on workshop is a fresh 2-day mix of lecture, video, small and large group discussion and authentic, real world exercises that give you the answers, tools and ability to prevent problems, manage the tough public issues that you face and keep your organization on track and moving forward.

    Members $600 --  Early Bird $600  --  Non-Members $700

    Early Bird Registration Deadline: 03/05/2021
    Last Day to Register: 03/16/2021

    Click here to register for this event on the Participation Company's website. 

    The Participation Company offers discounts to active members of IAP2 USA, AICP, ICMA and NCDD.

    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this training.


    TRAINER: John Godec

    John GodecJOHN GODEC is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator, a course developer for both the original IAP2 Certificate program and newly revamped IAP2 Foundations program and the Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. He served as an original Master Trainer for IAP2 and as Vice President of IAP2 USA. He’s managed nearly 400 complex global projects over a 30-year career, facilitated more than 1,000 meetings and helped develop a risk and emergency communication protocol for the U.S. National Governors Association. John is a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation and former Communications Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.


    WHEN YOU TAKE THIS COURSE YOU WILL

    • Learn how to identify and access the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage
    • Understand 12 factors of citizen emotion and be better able to predict and prevent public anger
    • Comprehend different strategies for the 4 kinds of risk communication
    • >Learn the 6 main ways to prevent or reduce public wrath, to make room for reason and allow effective public engagement to take place

    YOU WILL LEARN

    • Strategies for managing public opposition
    • How to manage outrage in public participation
    • To use specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people
    • Stakeholder analysis and motivations
    • How to remove the internal barriers to outrage management
    • How to ask questions with value and empathy
    • Who should do what—roles and responsibility
    • How your own attitude impacts public and stakeholder anger


    Click here to register for this event on the The Participation Company's website. 

    • April 12, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • April 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course, April 12 - 22, 2021

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are 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) 4 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 20 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Presenters: The Participation Company 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          April 12 – 16, 2021        3 PM – 7 PM ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

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

          April 19 – 22, 2021   3 PM – 7 PM ET

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions) 

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


    Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 18, 2021

    Last Day to Register: March 30, 2021

    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.

    • May 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • May 20, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE


    9-Day online course

    May 10-20, 2021

    Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and TPC are 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) 4 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 20 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

    Presenters: The Participation Company 

    • Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          May 10 – 14, 2021          12 PM NOON – 4 PM ET

          Regular $915  Early Bird $780 Members $780

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

          May 17 – 20, 2021     12 PM NOON – 4 PM ET

          Regular $610  Early Bird $ 520  Members $520

    • Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions CM I 30 CM)  

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


    Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 15, 2021

    Last Day to Register:  April 27, 2021

    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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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.


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