Course Descriptions - IAP2 Canada's Learning Pathway
Embark on an enriching journey of growth and knowledge through IAP2 Canada's learning pathway, featuring our core courses plus a diverse selection of additional training to ignite your passion and elevate your public participation (P2) and engagement expertise.
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Designed to ignite your curiosity and inspire your growth, our expert-led content will inspire to delve deeper into the realms of public participation and engagement.
Please note: Most courses on IAP2 Canada's learning pathway require specific prerequisites for participants. Aspiring learners must fulfill these requirements to access the courses and the Certificate in Public Participation (P2) offered by IAP2 Canada. These prerequisites serve as a foundation for individuals seeking to enhance their understanding and skills in public participation and engagement practices. Requiring participants to take a prerequisite ensures that there is a common understanding of the key IAP2 framework and principles.
Introductory (Level 1) Learners
Facilitation Fundamentals for Public Engagement
Facilitating meetings, conversations and group sessions is a skill that is widely used and needed in today's work environment. For public participation professionals, strong and well thought out facilitation is the backbone of helping our clients and their audiences move through difficult and murky conversations to clarity and results in public participation. Learn how to plan and design both virtual and in person events that will get results. Learn how to set yourself up for success as you dive into the work of facilitating.
Fundamentals of P2 and Engagement (Core Training)Fundamentals of Public Participation (P2) and Engagement is a Level 1 course that focuses on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective public participation. The training explores principles, concepts and best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your public participation and engagement work.
Indigenous Awareness for Engagement Professionals
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.
Understanding Conflict in P2 and EngagementThe aim of this course is to help you understand, and more effectively manage, conflict dynamics.
Understanding People and Communities
Learn about and apply deep understanding and insights into the people and communities involved in P2/engagement processes, in order to make the processes more meaningful and effective. This course provides an introduction to working with diversity, equity and inclusion in P2/engagement.
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