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We are incredibly excited to provide IAP2 Canada hosted virtual training courses! This is an exciting opportunity for you to update your professional skills — in collaboration with colleagues and without leaving your home, office or city!

These courses are designed to support ongoing learning, and are more than a set of worksheets or templates. They include videos, exercises, case studies, interaction with fellow participants and your trainer, and more.

The best virtual learning goes beyond the content. Our trainers provide practical skills and knowledge in a way that connects to your goals, hopes, and values AND demonstrates how these connect to your work and world.

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    What to expect

    IMPORTANT:

    All virtual training will be held online using the application Zoom. If your employer does not allow you to download the app on your computer, you may join within your browser application. We recommend using Chrome. 

    IAP2 Canada is currently using GSuite and its Google Drive to share course materials. Please obtain alternate access if your employer does not allow you to access Google.

    Online training is very different from face-to-face. Online courses will be offered in two or three hour segments with multiple sessions. For example, a traditional one-day in-person courses will now be broken up into two 3-hour sessions or three 2-hour sessions, and in some cases over several weeks. 

    How will I join my virtual course(s)? All virtual training will be held in online "zoom rooms". All courses will be live, and interactive including small group work. 

    Do I need to be at the live sessions? We expect all participants to attend all sessions just as you would at a face-to-face course. 

    When will my live sessions take place? Courses will run over multiple sessions, and can vary in length from 2 - 3.5 hours per session.

    Please consult our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

     


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    Upcoming Courses

    Course registrant numbers will be confirmed two weeks prior to the start date. If the minimum number of registrants is not met, you may either transfer your registration to a different course or opt for a refund. Please see our cancellation policy (below) for more information.

    UPCOMING virtual courses:

    Upcoming events

      • 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

        • 25 Jan 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        This event is now sold out! Another session of this course has been scheduled on February 18.

        The need for masterful virtual facilitation skills is higher than ever before. This course will enhance both parts of that equation: facilitating skillfully and doing so using virtual platforms. Participants will leave with greater confidence and specific skills to help groups collaborate digitally in ways that are participatory and productive.

        Participants will leave the course with:

        • Specific strategies for enhancing engagement in virtual environments, using the features of several platforms but focused on Zoom, since it is the current platform of choice globally.
        • Reminders of effective approaches to using facilitation to strengthen engagement in meetings generally, regardless of the medium.
        • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more memorable.


        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 virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.


         - Cancellation and Refund Policy

        Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

        Dr. 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.




        • 27 Jan 2021
        • (PST)
        • 29 Jan 2021
        • (PST)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 6
        Register

        This course gives public and community engagement professionals a fundamental level of understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Participants will learn about the shared story of Indigenous and all Canadians and reflect on how that shared past affects our unique and shared experiences today, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes. Co-delivered by Indigenous and Settler trainers whose experiences as engagement professionals bring the content to life, this impactful course builds fundamental understanding through a lens of meaningful engagement and reconciliation.


        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 online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

        Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

        — Cancellation policy —


        Learning Objectives:

        Through this session, participants will:

        • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
        • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes
        • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and various types of development and decision-making in Canada
        • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities, including the roles of engagement professionals and settler-allies
        • Identify opportunities for continued learning and professional development in Indigenous engagement through IAP2 Canada


        Trainers: Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

        Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


        Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

        • 28 Jan 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
        • Zoom
        • 16
        Register

        Résumé 

        Vous savez que l’intelligence collective est la clé pour cheminer collectivement et identifier des solutions pertinentes à des problèmes complexes, mais vous avez des doutes sur le format virtuel d’un tel exercice ? Vous vous demandez comment créer un climat propice aux échanges, utiliser de manière adaptée les outils technologiques et atteindre les objectifs de votre atelier animé en virtuel? 

        Cette formation permet aux participant(e)s qui occupent un rôle de facilitation de décliner leur approche en mode virtuel et de s’approprier certaines fonctionnalités utiles aux processus d’intelligence collective. Par exemple :

        • Se préparer: choisir ses outils et ses dispositifs de réflexion collective
        • Animer: Techniques d’animation dynamiques et interactives en ligne
        • Dynamiser: Trucs et astuces pour faciliter les conditions du dialogue en format virtuel
        • Capturer: Approche et outils de collecte des réflexions des participants

        Niveau d’expérience recommandé des participants : intermédiaire à experts

        Durée de la formation : 2 h 30

        Objectifs d’apprentissage

        • Stimuler l’intelligence collective en mode virtuel

        • Optimiser l’impact de vos animations de groupe en ligne

        • Choisir ses outils et dispositifs d’animations 

        L’atelier s’appuiera sur des exposés théoriques et des études de cas en groupe.

        VEUILLEZ NOTER:

        Si vous êtes membres de l'AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter (en haut à droite) sur notre site web afin de recevoir le tarif membre. Les membres de l'AIP2 international ont besoin d'un code pour s'inscrire. Si vous avez des problèmes à vous connecter ou si vous manquez un code, veuillez contacter info@iap2canada.ca


         - Politique d'annulation  - 

        Formateur : Nicolas Roy

        En tant que consultant en stratégie et développement organisationnel au sein de l’équipe Humance, Nicolas Roy accompagne des leaders, gestionnaires et équipes-projets dans des réflexions novatrices permettant de relever des défis organisationnels complexes.

        Il a accompagné depuis plus de 12 ans de multiples organisations pour concevoir et déployer des initiatives porteuses de sens: planifications stratégiques, plan de transformation et stratégies de mobilisation, consolidation d’équipes... Son champ d’intervention s’appuie sur trois expertises complémentaires: l’accompagnement des dirigeants pour incarner un leadership rassembleur, le design d’interventions axées sur les processus collaboratifs et la facilitation de rencontres humaines engageantes.

        Cette formation est présentée par l’AQP2 (Association québécoise pour la participation publique).



        • 01 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 03 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 15
        Register

        Understanding what to do next comes from learning what is happening or has happened and, why. The practice of evaluation means we can be more confident in our decision-making, adapt to circumstances and achieve our goals effectively and efficiently. Learn how to support your organization’s goals by building on the fundamental practices of evaluation and developing a systemic approach to evaluating P2. This course will take you beyond methods for collecting and analyzing results and provide the foundation for creating a framework that identifies when to evaluate, the levels of P2 evaluation, recognizing and considering influences on evaluation approaches and, how to develop an evaluation matrix for the levels of P2 evaluation. Learn how to create a P2 evaluation framework for your organization that will help monitor progress and support project, program and systemic change.


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

        This online course will be offered in two, three hour sessions and one, hour and a half session.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

        By the end of this course participants will be able to:

        • Recognize the purpose and benefits of evaluating public participation efforts
        • Identify when evaluation should be performed for maximum impact
        • Differentiate between various levels of P2 evaluation
        • Assess and select appropriate P2 evaluation matrices based on desired outcomes
        • Create a customized P2 evaluation framework based on organizational needs


        Trainer: Maria deBruijn

        Engagement practitioner. Facilitator. Curriculum designer. Instructor. Relationship builder. Maria is a much sought after critical thinker and consummate problem solver, with over 20 years of achieving successful outcomes. She has advised and supported many organizations in enhancing their engagement efforts, developing and facilitating business planning and strategies, and providing professional development and training. Her experience includes highly complex, multi-party projects featuring multi-stage engagement processes. Maria is IAP2 trained and holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Technology specializing in digital engagement.

        • 03 Feb 2021
        • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
        • Zoom
        • 17
        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 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.

        You’ll learn:

        • the foundations of Public Participation (P2)
        • how P2 can be integrated into the overall project plan
        • the costs and benefits of a P2 process and how to get the best value
        • the importance of both the decision to be made and the promise to the public about what their involvement means in making that decision
        • when to involve the public in an organizational decision -- and when not to.
        PLEASE NOTE: 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

          At the end of this course, executives and decision makers will have learned:

          • How public participation ties into their decision-making processes
          • When and why to have the public participate in their decisions
          • The decision maker’s unique role and commitment
          • Key concepts to consider when involving the public

          Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

          Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. 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.

          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

          • 09 Feb 2021
          • (PST)
          • 12 Feb 2021
          • (PST)
          • 4 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 15
          Register

          This  training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times you need strategies and behaviours to work together more effectively when communities and stakeholders are outraged. This course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

          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 online course will be offered in four, three hour segments over the week.

          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 complete this course will gain skills that result in:

          • How to identify and assess the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage.
          • Understand 12 reasons for reactions and be better able to predict and prevent public anger.
          • Learn 6 strategies to prevent or reduce public outrage so more effective public engagement can take place.
          • Specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people.
          • How to address internal resistance to trying new ways of engaging with the public.
          • How to ask questions and engage meaningfully with value and empathy.
          • How your attitude and behaviour impacts public anger, and how to show up more effectively.
          • A new way of thinking about public outrage, and enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviours to apply in your next public engagement challenge.


          Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

          Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.   

          • 12 Feb 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 19
          Register

          This course introduces a powerful, transparent process to identify and analyze key stakeholders for any engagement project – a critical step in an inclusive and thoughtful engagement design process. After understanding the theory and purpose, participants use mini-cases to practice stakeholder mapping. They learn how to identify and analyze the full spectrum of stakeholders, with special emphasis on underrepresented stakeholders who need additional outreach/support to ensure authentic engagement. For each case, the group then learns how to “clean” and finalize the map, and then discusses implementation challenges and how to overcome them.


          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

          By the end of this course participants will be able to:

          • Understand the critical value of stakeholder analysis
          • Be able to identify and analyze key stakeholders
          • Have practiced roles as both participants and stakeholder mapping “leads”
          • Understand the importance of and how to specifically identify underrepresented stakeholders

          COURSE OUTLINE

          Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

          Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

          • 17 Feb 2021
          • (PST)
          • 19 Feb 2021
          • (PST)
          • 3 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 15
          Register

          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.

          Ideas Fair – get ready to take your open house to a whole new level. This highly-interactive technique is perfect for a drop-in style event aimed at gathering rich, qualitative data that only face-to-face interaction can bring.

          Virtual Meetings & Sessions - whether you are using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Go To Meeting or others, how we convene people in the online space is new and different for many. Learn what works, what doesn’t and how to create connection - even in the online space.

          Socratic Circle© – prepare to take a backseat and support the power of conversation. Designed to embrace emotion, explore divides and share diverse experiences, a Socratic Circle© may be just the tool you are missing.

          PhotoVoice & Story Telling ONLINE - We all have stories to tell, that share our experience and highlight what’s most important to us. It’s also been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s combine our love of stories and pictures, apply today’s technology and make making meaning of complex issues.

          When all is said and done, you will have four new tools that help you to host meaningful conversations that achieve objectives and create momentum for change.


          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 online course will be offered in three, two and a half hour segments over the week.

          — Cancellation policy —

          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

          Trainer(s): 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!

          • 18 Feb 2021
          • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
          • Zoom
          • 19
          Register

          The need for masterful virtual facilitation skills is higher than ever before. This course will enhance both parts of that equation: facilitating skillfully and doing so using virtual platforms. Participants will leave with greater confidence and specific skills to help groups collaborate digitally in ways that are participatory and productive.

          Participants will leave the course with:

          • Specific strategies for enhancing engagement in virtual environments, using the features of several platforms but focused on Zoom, since it is the current platform of choice globally.
          • Reminders of effective approaches to using facilitation to strengthen engagement in meetings generally, regardless of the medium.
          • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more memorable.


          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 virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.

          Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

           - Cancellation and Refund Policy

          Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

          Dr. 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.




          • 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!

          • 22 Feb 2021
          • (PST)
          • 01 Mar 2021
          • (PST)
          • 5 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 12
          Register

          As project stakeholders and their perspectives become increasingly diverse, practitioners are challenged to intentionally design and successfully implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that ethically and equitably engage all key stakeholder groups. Participants leave this highly-participatory and practical course with a deeper understanding of the “spectrum of diversity,” skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques, and craft an evaluation plan to check and change your effort during implementation – plus a great cohort of colleagues to help you with this work over time.


          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 five, three hour sessions. Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed.

          Cancellation policy

          Learning Objectives

          At the end of this course, participants will:

          • Appreciate and respect the “spectrum of diversity” that enters any P2 effort, and understand the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives forward to address complex community issues
          • Learn how to define clear engagement objectives for increasing and deepening inclusion within public engagement efforts
          • Gain experience in equity-centered stakeholder identification and appropriate participation tools
          • Understand the essential art and science of ethical and equitable engagement design, and how to translate that into effective and successful implementation
          • Develop ethical and effective approaches and techniques for supporting and engaging the full spectrum of stakeholders
          • Explore underrepresentation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
          • Understand how to evaluate and redesign during implementation
          • Know how to translate new learnings into successful and inclusive practice

          COURSE OUTLINE

          Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

          Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

          • 01 Mar 2021
          • (PST)
          • 15 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 3 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 19
          Register

          Every organization has its own P2 personality and soul, whether intentionally cultivated and

          cared for or haphazardly left to evolve on its own. This course is for those with the curiosity

          about, or who may be tasked with the responsibility for, building a culture of engagement

          within your organizations. What does it take to shift to a state where the choices are about

          making sure P2 is not just done, but done right? This course will pull on research and

          organizational best practices that goes beyond engagement on a project-by-project basis.

          Participants will dig in and walk away with an approach for change within their own

          organizations.


          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 three, three hour sessions.

          Cancellation policy

          Learning Objectives

          By the end of this course participants will be able to:

          • Describe the necessary elements of corporate P2 culture

          • Conduct a P2 personality and soul audit for your organization (aka state of engagement audit)
          • Create a culture map
          • Identify culture generating and culture sapping behaviours, structures + practices
          • Design a draft approach to shift culture within your organization

          COURSE OUTLINE


          Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

          Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. 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.

          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

          • 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!


          • 02 Mar 2021
          • (PST)
          • 09 Mar 2021
          • (PST)
          • 3 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 18
          Register

          Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) offered a roadmap to improved relationships between Indigenous and all Canadians through the 94 Calls to Action. These actions are directed at Canadian governments, corporations, institutions, and citizens, and describe the important role that decision-makers have to play in charting the course for a renewed country in which all citizens have the opportunity to benefit from the prosperity of this land. Yet many organizations and citizens are not sufficiently equipped to respond and take action in meaningful and culturally inclusive ways. This course offers foundational knowledge, real-life examples, and dynamic problem-solving for individuals working to advance Indigenous inclusion within their professional and personal communities.


          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 online course will be offered in thee, two and a half hour sessions.

          Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

          — Cancellation policy —


          Learning Objectives:

          Through this course, participants will:

          • Reflect on their current level of knowledge and understanding with respect to the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada;
          • Understand basic facts about Canada’s history of colonization, the Indian Act, Indian Residential Schools, and intergenerational trauma;
          • Understand the purpose of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and recall which of the 94 Calls to Action are relevant to their personal and professional communities;
          • Understand complexities related to Indigenous inclusion in decision-making contexts;
          • Discuss and define strategies and activities related to Indigenous inclusion and the implementation of relevant Calls to Action;
          • Develop a Reconciliation Action Plan that is specific to the learner’s personal and/or professional interests.


          Trainer(s): Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

          Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


          Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

          • 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!


            • 18 Mar 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 19 Mar 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 2 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 17
            Register

            Public participation (P2) continues to evolve from one-time events to a culture of engagement and capacity building. To hasten and support that evolution, participants in this 1-day course learn how to conduct an “audit” of their organization’s public engagement infrastructure to assess strengths and weaknesses, and then plan specific actions to advance a robust P2 infrastructure:

            • Policies
            • Procedures
            • Proficiencies
            • Performance

            We introduce the value of such an audit tied to the IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics, and then walk through the audit process, interpreting findings, and designing responsive actions. Through short presentations, hands-on exercises, best practices and innovations, and group learnings, participants understand how to take their organizations through this audit and planning process and elevate the importance, value, and benefits of meaningful engagement.


            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 two, two and a half hour sessions.

            Cancellation policy

            Learning Objectives

            Drawing from theory, multiple examples, and best practices, at the end of this course participants will:

            • Understand the value and importance of good P2 in improving public decisions
            • Ground P2 in ethical foundations
            • Audit their organization’s P2 infrastructure, looking at policies, professional practices, resources and capabilities, and performance
            • Develop a prioritized Action Plan to upgrade their P2 infrastructure

            Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

            Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

            • 23 Mar 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 25 Mar 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 3 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 19
            Register

            Does this sound like your project?

            • The issue is incredibly complex.
            • You are surrounded by outrage and controversy.
            • You expecting lots of high emotion and anger at your next meeting.

            Then, this is the course for you!

            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.


            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 course will be offered in two, three hour segments. 

            COURSE DESCRIPTION

            — Cancellation policy —

            Learning Objectives

            Participants can expect to walk away with:
            • 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 brain science, triggers for emotion that creates high emotion
            • Provide participants an opportunity to understand the tools and how they would be useful in different projects and with different stakeholders

            Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

            Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim 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 Apr 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 16 Apr 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 2 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 20
            Register

            Using a platform (or a site) to engage with your community is a different experience than using social media, live meetings or a simple online survey. In this 4-hour course, you will learn about:

            • Best practices and issues of using a platform
            • Planning for an online engagement process
            • Tools available to engage online
            • How to engage and close the loop

            The trainer will share her experiences from over the past fifteen years and provide a number of examples. Participants will get a copy of the presentation and a workbook to help plan online engagement projects.


            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 virtual course is offered in two, two hour sessions.

             - Cancellation and Refund Policy

            Learning Objectives:

            • Knowledge of how to design a project for an effective online engagement process that will generate a good level participation and useful data

            • Knowledge of how to plan and lead an online engagement process

            • A good understanding of the different tools available when using a platform and how/when to use an option over the others

            • Understand the importance of closing the loop and a good knowledge of different ways to do it on an online platform

            This course will not go through the concepts of public participation and participants would most benefit from the course if they have previous experience of in-person and/or online public participation processes.

            Trainer: Stéphanie Beauregard

            Stéphanie joined the company in 2019 because Bang the Table attracted her as much for its expertise in public participation as for the dynamism of its team. Among other things, Stéphanie has worked for nearly 10 years for the Federal Public Service in External Relations and Partnerships and has been self-employed for a few years. She has experience and expertise in public participation, engagement, communication and training including the foundation training from IAP2.

            • 20 Apr 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 21 Apr 2021
            • (PDT)
            • 2 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 15
            Register

            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: 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 two, three hour segmentsJust like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

            — Cancellation and Refund Policy —

            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 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.
            • 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!

            • 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!

            • 06 May 2021
            • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
            • Zoom
            • 20
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            Using Systems Thinking to Create Transformational Engagement Strategies

            The impacts of a global pandemic, growing environmental awareness, and calls for equality and justice surround us. As engagement professionals it has become critical that we think not only about our individual projects, but about how they fit within and influence the social and global settings that surround them.

            Systems Thinking is a way of looking at engagement that can help us see the bigger pictures we’re working within, and perhaps even more importantly contribute to the positive changes we see happening around us. In this course, we’ll explore the concepts behind Systems Thinking, and explore its use as a practical tool for building engagement strategies. Leave this course with a variety of methods in your pocket for creating truly transformational engagement projects.

            In this course you’ll learn:

            • Six key concepts behind Systems Thinking and how to use them to situate your engagement projects within their social and global contexts
            • How to ‘map’ the engagement systems you work within and how that map influences your role as an engagement professional
            • Eight specific strategies you can implement in any engagement project to enhance success and influence positive change


            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 virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.

             - Cancellation and Refund Policy

            Learning Objectives:

            By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

            • Define what a system is
            • Identify six key systems thinking concepts and how these apply to their engagement projects
            • Map a system they are working within
            • Identify their role within the systems they work
            • Identify eight specific systems-thinking-based strategies they can use in their own engagement projects to enhance success and influence positive change


            Trainer: Carrie McIntosh, CP3

            Carrie McIntosh is the Manager of Engagement at BC Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry service providers. Carrie engages communities up and down the coast of British Columbia from communities as remote as Haida Gwaii to those in the bustling Metro Vancouver region. She holds an MA in Environment and Management, and has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator, communicator, and engagement specialist. She is passionate about building inclusive, place-based engagement approaches for the unique coastal communities she serves.
            • 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
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            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.
              • 08 Jun 2021
              • (EDT)
              • 11 Jun 2021
              • (EDT)
              • 4 sessions
              • Zoom
              • 20
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              This  training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times you need strategies and behaviours to work together more effectively when communities and stakeholders are outraged. This course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

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

              Note that the session times are Eastern Time.

              Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in four, three hour segments over the week.

              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 complete this course will gain skills that result in:

              • How to identify and assess the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage.
              • Understand 12 reasons for reactions and be better able to predict and prevent public anger.
              • Learn 6 strategies to prevent or reduce public outrage so more effective public engagement can take place.
              • Specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people.
              • How to address internal resistance to trying new ways of engaging with the public.
              • How to ask questions and engage meaningfully with value and empathy.
              • How your attitude and behaviour impacts public anger, and how to show up more effectively.
              • A new way of thinking about public outrage, and enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviours to apply in your next public engagement challenge.


              Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

              Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.   

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