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(Virtual Training) Designing for Diversity – Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders

  • 22 Feb 2021
  • (PST)
  • 26 Feb 2021
  • (PST)
  • 4 sessions
  • 22 Feb 2021, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • 23 Feb 2021, 8:30 AM 1:00 PM (PST)
  • 25 Feb 2021, 8:30 AM 1:00 PM (PST)
  • 26 Feb 2021, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Zoom
  • 3


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

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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 four, three and four and a half 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


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.

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