Foundations in Public Participation
Foundations in Public Participation was designed with the input of successful practitioners who work with diverse populations and divergent circumstances throughout the world. The course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.
Regardless of the arena in which you work, IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation can broaden your toolkit and bring greater creativity to your approach. This programme will give you a broad-based understanding of how public participation works across the world.
Foundations is right for anyone working for or involved in public participation and community engagement projects in:
Planning for Effective Public Participation (Three Days)
A major reason that initiatives fail to reach their goals is inadequate preparation. Our planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning.
Techniques for Effective Public Participation (Two Days)
Once you have completed the planning course, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project.
This module breaks down specific methods including World Café, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups. You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material, IAP2 tipsheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.
IAP2 Foundations Certificate in Public Participation
The Foundations Certificate in Public Participation program has been replaced by Foundations in Public Participation. Participants who completed the former 2-Day Planning course without completing Communications may register for the third day of Planning (1 Day) and the 2-Day Techniques course to complete the Foundations in Public Participation program. Please see the Training Calendar for dates and locations.