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2019 Skills Symposium - Foundations: Techniques for Effective Public Participation

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • (PDT)
  • 22 Mar 2019
  • (PDT)
  • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
  • 4

IAP2 Foundations in 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. This course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

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

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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 Outline

Course Overview

  • Overview of course objectives
  • Trying a technique right out of the gate using World Café
  • Quick Review of the Foundations of Public Participation
  • A survey of techniques
    • Techniques for Sharing Information
    • 5 Techniques for Collecting and Compiling Information
    • 20+ Techniques for Bringing People Together
  • Advisory committees in depth, how to do them better
  • Matching techniques to the objectives of a public participation plan
  • Selecting techniques
  • Modifying when challenges arise.
  • Evaluating techniques

Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky

Tannis Topolnisky has 16 years experience as a Public Participation practitioner, 12 years experience training other P2 practitioners and 7 years experience as a licensed IAP2 trainer. I have been an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners for the last 3 years and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

My expertise is in the strategic and detailed planning, design, implementation, evaluation, analysis and reporting of public participation initiatives. I’ve worked in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common.

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