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(Virtual Training) IAP2's Foundations in P2: Techniques for Effective Public Participation

  • 09 Dec 2020
  • (PST)
  • 11 Dec 2020
  • (PST)
  • 5 sessions
  • 09 Dec 2020, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM (PST)
  • 09 Dec 2020, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PST)
  • 10 Dec 2020, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM (PST)
  • 10 Dec 2020, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PST)
  • 11 Dec 2020, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Zoom
  • 7


  • For members of the IAP2 Affiliates or IAP2 Federation International Associates.

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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.

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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 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: Amanda Mitchell

    Amanda Mitchell is a public engagement coach, trainer and strategist with over thirteen years of experience designing processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Amanda is known for her creativity, ability to brainstorm, and tendency to ask strategic questions during process design. She is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments.

    As a trainer, she creates a learning environment that is safe, relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Amanda is committed to helping practitioners grow their skills and has established peer-to-peer learning networks for municipal public engagement practitioners in Canada and at the City of Vancouver.

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