This two-day module in IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation program provides an introduction to a range of practical tools and techniques used at all five levels of IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum. The module builds on the Planning for Effective Participation course and provides participants with opportunities to reflect on and improve their understanding of the IAP2 approach to public participation. It gives course participants an opportunity to try out or observe a number of specific techniques including World Cafe, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation and Advisory Groups.
It includes overviews of more than 50 tools and techniques tested and used by public participation practitioners around the globe. The course is suitable for beginning to intermediate level practitioners and those who want a review of basic group process techniques. Interactive exercises, practical tips, and reference materials are used to enliven the basic theory in order to reinforce skills that participants can put to immediate use.
Participants learn how to create effective forums for dialogue and how to avoid the many problems encountered in traditional public meetings. Participants leave this module armed with a detailed student manual covering the course materials and IAP2 Tipsheets offering practical advice for selecting, using and evaluating a broad range of public participation activities.
At the conclusion of the module, participants will be able to:
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