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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.

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Who should take this training?

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:

  • Government—municipalities, state and provincial agencies
  • Corporations
  • Utilities
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Community Organisations
  • Universities

Planning for Effective Public Participation

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.

  • Evaluating the scope of a decision and identifying the processes needed.
  • Identifying the decision steps including timing and needed resources.
  • Establishing roles and responsibilities of the primary parties.
  • Developing a comprehensive, decision impact analysis to identify the stakeholder community, their concerns, and hopes.
  • Selecting the appropriate level of public participation.
  • Setting clear and achievable objectives.
  • Developing a detailed public participation plan.
  • Planning for communications initiatives that support the process.
  • Identifying appropriate evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of the initiative.
  • This course is a prerequisite for the subsequent module, Techniques for Effective Public Participation.

Techniques for Effective Public Participation 

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.

A Note on how IAP2 Training is delivered

All trainers must cover the IAP2 course content. How they do this differs; for example, trainers use different venues (prices vary depending on location and hospitality offered); some choose to co-deliver their training (additional trainer costs);  others provide supplemental learning materials (additional materials costs).  

Rest assured, all licensed IAP2 trainers are highly qualified and have successfully completed a rigorous licensing process.  Evaluation is part of an on-going process that ensures quality delivery of IAP2 content.

Please be sure to connect with the trainer before deciding on a course so you have the learning experience that is right for you.


Calendar - Upcoming Foundations Training Sessions

Upcoming Foundations training sessions

    • 19 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 7
    Register

    Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, 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.

    This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

    PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

    Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

    • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

    • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

    • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

    • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

      Course Overview
      • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
      • Inclusive design
      • Techniques to Share information
      • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
      • Online Engagement
      • Techniques to Bring People Together
      • Open Public Forums
      • Specialized Processes
      • Representative Processes
      • Advisory Committees
      • Technique Selection Exercise
      Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

      Tannis Topolnisky

      Tannis has 18 years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011.  Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common.  She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.  She is an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

       “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

      • 26 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • 28 Jan 2021
      • (MST)
      • Online

      The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Techniques for Effective Public Participation. Techniques is the second of the two modules of the Foundations training program. The virtual training will be delivered over 2 and a half days, January 26-28 with 2 sessions each day on the 26th & 27th and one on the 28th. For more information and how to register please see our website

      Early-bird discount ends December 29, 2020.


      (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

      • 01 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 11 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • Online

      Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

      Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


      • 22 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 25 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • Online

      The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Planning for Effective Public Participation. Planning is the first of the two modules of the Foundations training program and we will be offering the second module, Techniques, online in April 2021. The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, February 22-25 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website

      Early-bird discount ends January 25, 2021.

      (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

      • 22 Feb 2021
      • (EST)
      • 25 Feb 2021
      • (EST)
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 18
      Register

      La formation Les fondements de la P2 : Planification pour une participation publique efficace, qui fait partie des Fondements de la participation publique de l’AIP2, vous donnera une longueur d’avance ainsi que les connaissances et la confiance nécessaires pour planifier et mettre en œuvre des initiatives efficaces, quel que soit votre domaine d’intervention. Notre module de planification fournit une structure éprouvée qui augmentera considérablement les chances de réussite de vos projets. Ce cours pratique vous offre la possibilité d’explorer les défis auxquels vous êtes confrontés, à l’aide des éléments essentiels à une participation efficace du public.

      Il s’agit du premier des deux modules de la formation Fondements

      VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire et bénéficier automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres. Les membres de l’AIP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire et peuvent envoyer un courriel à l’adresse info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir.

      Veuillez noter que la programmation des formations en ligne est très différente de celle des formations en personne. Ce cours en ligne sera offert en huit segments répartis sur plusieurs séances tout au long d’une semaine (en matinée et en après-midi). Tout comme pour les formations en personne, nous nous attendons à ce que les participants assistent à toutes les séances comprises dans cette formation.

      Veuillez noter que l’heure des séances est indiquée en heure de l’Est.

      Les participants seront répartis en petits groupes et recevront des travaux à réaliser ensemble au cours de la semaine. Les participants assureront la coordination nécessaire pour mener à bien ces travaux. Des lectures et des travaux individuels devront également être effectués avant ou entre les séances virtuelles.

      Politique d'annulation   —

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

      Après avoir terminé le cours Planification, les participants seront en mesure :

      • De comprendre et d’intégrer les fondements de l’AIP2 pour une participation efficace du public;

      • D’exprimer et d’évaluer les avantages et les risques associés de l’intégration de la participation du public à la prise de décisions;

      • D’établir des objectifs de participation adéquats, qui clarifient le rôle du public et qui sont harmonisés avec le processus décisionnel et le soutiennent;

      • D’identifier les parties prenantes ainsi que leurs besoins et attentes, et de sélectionner des méthodes efficaces pour les inciter à participer à un processus décisionnel;

      • D’élaborer et de mettre en œuvre un plan efficace et exhaustif de participation du public;

      • D’intégrer des stratégies de communication visant à atteindre et mobiliser le public, et à soutenir le processus de participation du public;

      • D’évaluer les processus de participation du public utilisés et les résultats obtenus.

      Aperçu du cours

      • Qu’est-ce que la participation du public?
      • Définition du terme « public »
        • Les orbites de la participation du public
        • Parties prenantes difficiles à rejoindre et viser une participation inclusive
      • Principes de base de la participation du public selon l’AIP2
        • Principe 1 : Participation fondée sur des valeurs
        • Que sont les valeurs et pourquoi sont-elles importantes dans le cadre de la P2?
      – Valeurs essentielles de l’AIP2 pour la pratique de la participation publique

      – Code d’éthique de l’AIP2

      • Principe 2 : Participation orientée vers la prise de décisions
      • Principe 3 : Participation axée sur les résultats\

      – Spectrum de la participation publique de l’AIP2

      • Les cinq étapes de planification d’un exercice de participation publique selon l’AIP2
        • Étape 1 de la planification : Obtenir l’engagement des acteurs internes – décideurs, organisations, description préliminaire de la décision, liste des parties prenantes, niveau sur le Spectrum
        • Étape 2 de la planification : S’informer auprès du public
        • Étape 3 de la planification : Sélectionner le degré de participation
        • Étape 4 de la planification : Définir le processus décisionnel à suivre et les objectifs de la participation publique
        • Étape 5 de la planification : Concevoir le plan de participation publique, ce qui inclut la sélection des techniques, l’évaluation des ressources nécessaires et disponibles, et la planification de l’évaluation
      • Approfondissement des connaissances
        • Planification de la participation du public et communication efficace
        • Styles d’apprentissage et participation publique
        • Aider les gens à passer de l’opinion à l’intérêt
        • Intégration des Autochtones, des groupes marginalisés ou exclus, et des voix oubliées
        • Gestion des émotions – l’indignation, la peur et la colère – dans un contexte de participation publique et importance de faire preuve d’empathie et de nouer des liens
        • Boucler la boucle avec les parties prenantes
        • L’attitude est primordiale
      • Conclusion et mot de la fin

      Formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

      Hugo Mimee a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans comme professionnel en participation publique et citoyenne, en animation et en gestion des parties prenantes. Hugo amène les gens à collaborer dans différents types de projets (urbanisme, environnement, transport, énergie) et a animé des centaines de rencontres publiques en tout genre. Il est formateur en participation publique, en acceptabilité sociale, en communication et en gestion des parties prenantes.

      Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) à la maîtrise en gestion de projets et membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. Il a complété récemment des mandats de plusieurs années comme vice-président du conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

      Hugo aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions!

      • 02 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 05 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 16
      Register

      IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for Effective Public Participation will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and execute effective initiatives for any area in which you may be working. 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.

      This is part one of Foundations two modules. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

      PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in seven segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

      Participants will be given a small group to work in and given assignments that they need to complete throughout the week together. Participants will need to coordinate themselves and find time on their own to do this. There will also be individual readings/assignments - to be completed before or in-between virtual sessions.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

      • Understand and apply the IAP2 Foundations for effective public participation.
      • Articulate and assess the benefits and risks of integrating public participation into decision- making.
      • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process.
      • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process.
      • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public participation plan.
      • Integrate communication strategies to reach and engage the public and support the public participation process.
      • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes
      Course Overview
      • What is Public Participation?
      • Who is the Public?
        • The Orbits of Public Participation
        • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
      • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
        • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
          —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
          —IAP2's Code of Ethics
        • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
        • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
          —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum
      • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
        • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
        • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
        • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
        • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
        • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
      • Digging Deeper
        • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
        • Learning Styles and Public Participation
        • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
        • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
        • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
        • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
        • Attitude is Everything
      • Wrap up & Closure

      Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3 

      Kim 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!


      • 09 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 11 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 5 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 15
      Register

      Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, 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.

      This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

      PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

      • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

      • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

      • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

      • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

        Course Overview
        • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
        • Inclusive design
        • Techniques to Share information
        • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
        • Online Engagement
        • Techniques to Bring People Together
        • Open Public Forums
        • Specialized Processes
        • Representative Processes
        • Advisory Committees
        • Technique Selection Exercise
        Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

        Kim 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!


        • 15 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 18 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 22 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 25 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 06 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • 09 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Kim Hyshka and Tannis Topolnisky, this live and interactive online training will have you ready to apply IAP2's approach to public participation in your next project. Planning is the first of two modules of the Foundations training program.  Module 2, Techniques for Effective Public Participation is available for online delivery on April 26 - 27, 2021

        Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

        Find more information and register here



        • 12 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 22 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 13 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • 15 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • Online

        The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Techniques for Effective Public Participation. Techniques is the second of the two modules of the Foundations training program. The virtual training will be delivered over 2 and a half days, April 13-15 with 2 sessions each day on the 13th & 14th and one on the 15th. For more information and how to register please see our website

        Early-bird discount ends March 16, 2021.


        (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

        • 23 Apr 2021
        • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
        • Zoom
        • 19
        Register

        Do you make decisions affecting the public? Do you consult with the public as you make your decisions? Are you sometimes reluctant to include them in the conversation?

        Who should take this course: 

        • Politicians
        • Senior Executives and Management
        • Project Managers
        • Engineers
        • Planners
        • Non-profit organizations

        Who should not take this course:

        IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers helps decision makers get the best value from a public participation process.  The session looks at the Foundations from a decision maker’s point of view and offers a perspective on how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. It examines the costs and benefits of public participation, discusses when and why to not involve the public in an organizational decision, and emphasizes the importance of both the decision being made and the promise to the public about their involvement in that decision process. Finally, the session provides an overview of what the decision maker should know about the public participation practitioner’s role.

        PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

        This online course will be offered in one, three hour session.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

        • Understanding what public participation is and the benefits and risks of undergoing a public participation process
        • When public participation is appropriate and when it is not
        • Learn the critical components of public participation
        • The role of the decision maker in public participation

        Why Choose this course?

        • Your leaders need the basics and inspiration to build relationships & trust for the long-term
        • You are ready to understand what works –and what doesn’t –so you can choose to engage in ways that really work
        • You want to kick off a culture that begins from the inside out, where engagement becomes how you work together inside your organization and with your stakeholders too
        Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

        Kim 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!

        • 26 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • 27 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Kim Hyshka and Tannis Topolnisky, this two & one half-day online training is the Techniques module of the IAP2 Foundations course presented by Dialogue Partners and Topent.  If you are considering registration in this course, you have already completed the first module, planning of your IAP2 Foundations training.  In this next module, you will further enhance your public participation toolkit with practical tools and methodologies.  

        Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

        For more information and register here



        • 26 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 29 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 03 May 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 06 May 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 7 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register

        La formation Les fondements de la P2 : Planification pour une participation publique efficace, qui fait partie des Fondements de la participation publique de l’AIP2, vous donnera une longueur d’avance ainsi que les connaissances et la confiance nécessaires pour planifier et mettre en œuvre des initiatives efficaces, quel que soit votre domaine d’intervention. Notre module de planification fournit une structure éprouvée qui augmentera considérablement les chances de réussite de vos projets. Ce cours pratique vous offre la possibilité d’explorer les défis auxquels vous êtes confrontés, à l’aide des éléments essentiels à une participation efficace du public.

        Il s’agit du premier des deux modules de la formation Fondements

        VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire et bénéficier automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres. Les membres de l’AIP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire et peuvent envoyer un courriel à l’adresse info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir.

        Veuillez noter que la programmation des formations en ligne est très différente de celle des formations en personne. Ce cours en ligne sera offert en huit segments répartis sur plusieurs séances tout au long d’une semaine (en matinée et en après-midi). Tout comme pour les formations en personne, nous nous attendons à ce que les participants assistent à toutes les séances comprises dans cette formation.

        Veuillez noter que l’heure des séances est indiquée en heure de l’Est.

        Les participants seront répartis en petits groupes et recevront des travaux à réaliser ensemble au cours de la semaine. Les participants assureront la coordination nécessaire pour mener à bien ces travaux. Des lectures et des travaux individuels devront également être effectués avant ou entre les séances virtuelles.

        Politique d'annulation   —

        Objectifs d’apprentissage

        Après avoir terminé le cours Planification, les participants seront en mesure :

        • De comprendre et d’intégrer les fondements de l’AIP2 pour une participation efficace du public;

        • D’exprimer et d’évaluer les avantages et les risques associés de l’intégration de la participation du public à la prise de décisions;

        • D’établir des objectifs de participation adéquats, qui clarifient le rôle du public et qui sont harmonisés avec le processus décisionnel et le soutiennent;

        • D’identifier les parties prenantes ainsi que leurs besoins et attentes, et de sélectionner des méthodes efficaces pour les inciter à participer à un processus décisionnel;

        • D’élaborer et de mettre en œuvre un plan efficace et exhaustif de participation du public;

        • D’intégrer des stratégies de communication visant à atteindre et mobiliser le public, et à soutenir le processus de participation du public;

        • D’évaluer les processus de participation du public utilisés et les résultats obtenus.

        Aperçu du cours

        • Qu’est-ce que la participation du public?
        • Définition du terme « public »
          • Les orbites de la participation du public
          • Parties prenantes difficiles à rejoindre et viser une participation inclusive
        • Principes de base de la participation du public selon l’AIP2
          • Principe 1 : Participation fondée sur des valeurs
          • Que sont les valeurs et pourquoi sont-elles importantes dans le cadre de la P2?
        – Valeurs essentielles de l’AIP2 pour la pratique de la participation publique

        – Code d’éthique de l’AIP2

        • Principe 2 : Participation orientée vers la prise de décisions
        • Principe 3 : Participation axée sur les résultats\

        – Spectrum de la participation publique de l’AIP2

        • Les cinq étapes de planification d’un exercice de participation publique selon l’AIP2
          • Étape 1 de la planification : Obtenir l’engagement des acteurs internes – décideurs, organisations, description préliminaire de la décision, liste des parties prenantes, niveau sur le Spectrum
          • Étape 2 de la planification : S’informer auprès du public
          • Étape 3 de la planification : Sélectionner le degré de participation
          • Étape 4 de la planification : Définir le processus décisionnel à suivre et les objectifs de la participation publique
          • Étape 5 de la planification : Concevoir le plan de participation publique, ce qui inclut la sélection des techniques, l’évaluation des ressources nécessaires et disponibles, et la planification de l’évaluation
        • Approfondissement des connaissances
          • Planification de la participation du public et communication efficace
          • Styles d’apprentissage et participation publique
          • Aider les gens à passer de l’opinion à l’intérêt
          • Intégration des Autochtones, des groupes marginalisés ou exclus, et des voix oubliées
          • Gestion des émotions – l’indignation, la peur et la colère – dans un contexte de participation publique et importance de faire preuve d’empathie et de nouer des liens
          • Boucler la boucle avec les parties prenantes
          • L’attitude est primordiale
        • Conclusion et mot de la fin

        Formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

        Hugo Mimee a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans comme professionnel en participation publique et citoyenne, en animation et en gestion des parties prenantes. Hugo amène les gens à collaborer dans différents types de projets (urbanisme, environnement, transport, énergie) et a animé des centaines de rencontres publiques en tout genre. Il est formateur en participation publique, en acceptabilité sociale, en communication et en gestion des parties prenantes.

        Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) à la maîtrise en gestion de projets et membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. Il a complété récemment des mandats de plusieurs années comme vice-président du conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

        Hugo aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions!

        • 10 May 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 20 May 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 17 May 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 20 May 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 7 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register

        IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for Effective Public Participation will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and execute effective initiatives for any area in which you may be working. 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.

        This is part one of Foundations two modules. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

        PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

        Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in eight segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

        Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

        Participants will be given a small group to work in and given assignments that they need to complete throughout the week together. Participants will need to coordinate themselves and find time on their own to do this. There will also be individual readings/assignments - to be completed before or in-between virtual sessions.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

        Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

        • Understand and apply the IAP2 Foundations for effective public participation.
        • Articulate and assess the benefits and risks of integrating public participation into decision- making.
        • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process.
        • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process.
        • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public participation plan.
        • Integrate communication strategies to reach and engage the public and support the public participation process.
        • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes
        Course Overview
        • What is Public Participation?
        • Who is the Public?
          • The Orbits of Public Participation
          • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
        • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
          • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
            —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
            —IAP2's Code of Ethics
          • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
          • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
            —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum
        • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
          • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
          • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
          • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
          • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
          • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
        • Digging Deeper
          • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
          • Learning Styles and Public Participation
          • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
          • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
          • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
          • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
          • Attitude is Everything
        • Wrap up & Closure

        Trainer: Lara Tierney, CP3 

        Lara became a licensed trainer in 2014 and in 2019 became a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). She has been working in the field of public participation for 15 years. Her experience is both from municipal (The CIty of Calgary) and consulting perspectives. She enjoys working on projects in diverse fields including community development, land use planning, transportation, open spaces, law and the arts. She is currently working in Stakeholder Relations for a mega LRT project. Lara was pleased to be able to train the IAP2 Foundations Planning course virtually with a group of participants from BC to Newfoundland.

        • 26 May 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 28 May 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 5 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register

        Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, 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.

        This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

        PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

        Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

        Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

        • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

        • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

        • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

        • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

          Course Overview
          • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
          • Inclusive design
          • Techniques to Share information
          • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
          • Online Engagement
          • Techniques to Bring People Together
          • Open Public Forums
          • Specialized Processes
          • Representative Processes
          • Advisory Committees
          • Technique Selection Exercise
          Trainer: Lara Tierney, CP3

          Lara became a licensed trainer in 2014 and in 2019 became a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). She has been working in the field of public participation for 15 years. Her experience is both from municipal (The CIty of Calgary) and consulting perspectives. She enjoys working on projects in diverse fields including community development, land use planning, transportation, open spaces, law and the arts. She is currently working in Stakeholder Relations for a mega LRT project. Lara was pleased to be able to train the IAP2 Foundations Planning course virtually with a group of participants from BC to Newfoundland.
          • 07 Jun 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 10 Jun 2021
          • (PDT)
          • Online

          Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

          Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


          • 14 Jun 2021
          • (MDT)
          • 16 Jun 2021
          • (MDT)
          • Online

          The Canadian Trainers' Collective is pleased to offer the 3-day Planning module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Calgary, AB. The second module (Techniques) will take place in Calgary, June 17-18. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. For more information and how to register please see our website

          Early-bird discount ends May 3, 2021.

          (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

          • 14 Jun 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 17 Jun 2021
          • (PDT)
          • Online

          Taught by Delaney, this is part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

          Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


          • 17 Jun 2021
          • (MDT)
          • 18 Jun 2021
          • (MDT)
          • Online

          The Canadian Trainers' Collective is pleased the 2-day Techniques course, the second module of the IAP2 Foundations training program in Calgary, ABFor more information and how to register please see our website

          Early-bird discount ends May 3, 2021.

          (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

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