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IAP2's Public Participation for Decision Makers (3-hour course)

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?

IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers is a three-hour session designed to show you how your decisions are so much better for consulting with the public -- the people affected by the decision. 

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.

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 when not to 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.

Are you ready to learn more?

Watch course leader Lara Tierney, November's course trainer, provide more information on who should take the course and why.

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