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

  • 16 Aug 2022
  • 18 Aug 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 16 Aug 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 17 Aug 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 18 Aug 2022, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom
  • 9


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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.

Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

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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: Tracey Ehl, MCP3

    In 2017, Tracey became a Master Certified Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3) and in 2020, she completed the process to become a licensed trainer. Tracey has over two decades of professional P2 experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supportable solutions that uphold shared values. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, and community development.

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