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(Virtual Training) Facilitation Fundamentals for Public Engagement

  • 31 May 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
  • Zoom
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  • For members of the IAP2 Affiliates or IAP2 Federation International Associates.

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.

Please join Tannis Topolinksy, CP3 as she walks you through the skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to be an effective facilitator. Tannis has almost 20 years of experience and often finds herself facilitating conversations where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are at stake. Tannis will show you 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.

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 one, three hour session. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define the difference between public participation and facilitation

  • Describe the core competencies, value and responsibilities of a facilitator
  • Establish the purpose, outcomes and experiences needed to be achieved for a facilitated event
  • Develop a facilitation process design

Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

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