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IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts (McCallum & Horndeski)

  • 29 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 30 Mar 2023
  • 4:00 PM

Prerequisite for Designing P2 and Engagement and Applying Methods (for Level 2 Practitioners) - IAP2 Canada Certificate in Public Participation
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The IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts is Level 2 course that sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of public participation and engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community. Specifically in terms of what it is, who is involved, standards of practice, and why it is important to be practiced ethically and effectively. Participants will explore these concepts and models in contexts that are challenging and will gain skills and knowledge to apply to their work. This course is suitable for practitioners who already have substantial experience in public participation and engagement practice work and are ready to be leading this work with others (2-5 years).

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Course Objectives: 

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

  • Define public participation and engagement and related terms and describe its relationship with communication
  • Identify what makes public participation and engagement meaningful and reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to P2/engagement
  • Identify the role that values play in challenging public participation and engagement work and the leadership attributes that will serve them as they practice.
  • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to challenging engagement situations
  • Apply the Profiles of Engagement model to public participation and engagement and explore organization led and community led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process
  • Apply the IAP2 spectrum to challenging public participation and engagement situations and practice
  • Explore the Practice Framework as a tool for effective planning and process
  • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and explore the concept of inter-cultural engagement
  • Explore the role of power and influence in challenging engagement contexts and its impacts to our work.

Target Audience: 

  • Practitioners with some public participation and engagement practice experience who are looking to cement their knowledge and skills

Course Delivery:

This is an IAP2 Canada core training course delivered externally by a IAP2 licensed trainer.

2 sessions of 4 hours each from 12-4pm eastern time (including breaks and tech check)

  • March 29, 2023
  • March 30, 2023

Participants will collaborate and work together using Zoom, Jamboard, Miro and through our online learning management system. 




$450.00 + applicable tax

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Our Trainers:

Steph Roy McCallum is a facilitator, coach, trainer and leader of the most difficult conversations of our lives, and the Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project. She is author of the recently released book Leading Together: How Brave, Honest Conversations Can Transform Our Lives, Organizations and Communities (available November 17, 2022). With her heart on her sleeve and a deep breath for courage, she wades into the messy, important, beautiful conversations that can bring us together - or tear us apart. Her work in conflict transformation has taken her to 5 continents, leading brave, honest conversations to solve the challenges in our lives, organizations and communities – together. Steph is a trained Co-Active Leadership coach, a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Certified NeuroTransformational Coach She is an IAP2 Trainer, course developer and co-lead of curriculum development for the new IAP2 Global Learning Pathway being launched in 2023. Steph believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.

Kimberly Horndeski is a certified mediator, facilitator, and the Executive Director of Community Consulting LLC. Her work focuses on transforming conflict into successful strategies for the future. She has facilitated multiple state, national, and international working groups to overcome challenges and reach agreement. Her projects include bottom-up approaches, such as establishing a coalition with fundamentally conflicting interests to collaboratively negotiate agreement on a $2.5 billion dollar component of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, and top-down approaches, such as assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to incorporate nationwide stakeholder values into the decision-making process for federally-listed threatened and endangered species. Kimberly knows it is not information alone that produces positive outcomes or reduces conflict. It is the ability to engage key stakeholders and effectively design, plan, and implement an engagement process that results in creative and lasting solutions for the future.

Currently, Kimberly serves on the USA Board of the International Association of Public Participation, the Leadership Council for the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment and Public Policy Section, and is a Professor of Practice on collaboration and communication for Virginia Tech University.


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