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If online registration is not available please download the registration form and fax or mail it in to the appropriate location. Please note that the majority of our courses are handled by independent consultants and inquiries should be sent directly to them.

For a list of all international IAP2 event opportunities, please visit their webpage.

Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 31 Dec 2019
    • 11:59 PM
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    Please use this site for paying for your Certification Application fee of $250.00.

    • 14 Feb 2019
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    • 01 Jul 2019
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    Please use this to pay for your IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards application.

    • 04 Mar 2019
    • (EST)
    • 06 Mar 2019
    • (EST)
    • Calgary

    Taught by Richard Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program is scheduled for March 7 & 8 in Calgary.


    • 07 Mar 2019
    • 08 Mar 2019
    • Calgary

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Richard Delaney.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 11 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 13 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents this 3-day module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Vancouver. The second module (Techniques) will take place in Vancouver, March 14-15. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends January 28, 2019.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 14 Mar 2019
    • Winnipeg

    This three-day module is the first section of the IAP2 Foundations course, presented by Dialogue Partners. The second module will be offered in Regina, April 17 - 18, 2019.

    Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

    Find more information and register here.
                       
    Your trainer:

            

    Kim Hyshka

                             

    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
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    Encouraging members of the public to take part in an engagement process is challenging. How do you provide them with the information they need to make an informed decision without bogging them down with data, policy and jargon? For that matter, how do you attract their attention in the first place?

    The Visual Engagement Awards -- a new Core Values Award presented by IAP2 Canada in conjunction with the Dazzling Notice Awards -- rewards public entities which have made that extra effort to get people's attention and make sure their many voices are heard. In 2018, the first awards went to the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, for its Biosolids Strategy, and the District of Squamish, BC, for its Official Community Plan Update.

    Watch the Waterloo video here.

    Watch the Squamish video here.

    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    • 14 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 15 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents the second module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Vancouver. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends January 28, 2018.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 13
    Register

    This two-day training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times of environmental, health, cultural, economic and social changes this course will give participants strategies and behaviours to enhance quality outcomes, even when communities and stakeholders are emotional or outraged.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    When participants have completed this course, they will have:

    • Learned how to identify and assess outrage and its causes
    • Gained new knowledge about strategies that will reduce outrage in public engagement
    • Learned how and when to implement strategies to reduce outrage, applying them in the planning of P2 and in the moment
    • Practiced applying strategies and approaches to respond to and address outrage and emotion
    • Come away with a new way of thinking and analyzing outrage, and with enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviours to apply in their next public engagement challenge

    Course Outline

    Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

    Stephani Roy McCallum is the Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project and also the Founder and a team member at Dialogue Partners Inc. Steph is a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator and a seasoned leader specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She was the Lead Developer for IAP2 of the Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage training course, and was President of IAP2 International. She has facilitated conversations on 5 continents, engaging people in dialogue on controversial projects, working with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the problems we face in our lives, organizatons and communities - together.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 12
    Register

    This two-day workshop will focus on learning and practicing the skills and methods facilitators require to guide effective public meetings and consultations. You will experience facilitation methods that maximize participant engagement and encourage meaningful and respectful conversations.
    The workshop contains a facilitator’s toolkit of seven facilitation methods that are particularly effective when hosting collaborative engagement sessions. As a participant you will be provided with the opportunity to co-facilitate one of these methods in a small group setting during the workshop and receive feedback from your peers and the instructors.
    The workshop presentation material and practice facilitation are designed to prepare you to facilitate small and large scale public meetings, group gatherings, and community consultations that solicit community feedback with skill and confidence.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Course Learning Objectives

    Support participants to design and facilitate stakeholder and community engagement processes by understanding:

    • Understanding effective facilitator roles, responsibilities, skills and core values
    • Understand the dynamics of working with groups and the changing role of the facilitator
    • Understanding the IAP2 Public Engagement Continuum and Levels of Involvement
    • Planning for Public Engagement & Tools of Engagement

    Learn facilitation methods (FM) techniques, including:

    • FM1: Interview Matrix (IM)
    • FM2: Affinity Clustering (AC)
    • FM3: Nominal Group Technique (NGT)
    • FM4: World Café (WC)
    • FM5: Force Field Analysis (FFA)
    • FM6: Focussed Conversation (FC)
    • FM7: Brainstorming (B)
    • FM8: Issue Analysis (IA)
    • Practice and learn your own skills and attributes as a workshop facilitator

    Practice, learn and develop your skills and attributes as a session facilitator and community engagement host.

    Course Outline

    Trainer: Brian Benn & Lauri Prest

    Brian Benn has extensive skill and experience as a trainer, course designer, facilitator, and change leader. He has extensive experience in designing and facilitating community engagement consultations, strategic planning and decision-making forums. He has been recognized as an effective presenter and facilitator who engages his audience in interactive and meaningful dialogues.

    Lauri Prest is an experienced organizational and community development practitioner specializing in change management and leadership capacity building. She is a skilled facilitation process designer with expertise in creating innovative and a collaborative environment that engages people in conversations that lead to wise actions. Lauri is an accredited certified professional coach who co-creates outstanding personal and professional transformation with teams and individuals.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    IAP2 Foundations in Effective Public Participation will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and execute effective initiatives for any area in which you may be working. This course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

    PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

    • Understand and apply the IAP2 Foundations for effective public participation.
    • Articulate and assess the benefits and risks of integrating public participation into decision- making.
    • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process.
    • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public participation plan.
    • Integrate communication strategies to reach and engage the public and support the public participation process.
    • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes

    Course Outline

    Course Overview

    • What is Public Participation?
    • Who is the Public?
      • The Orbits of Public Participation
      • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
    • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
      • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
        —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
        —IAP2's Code of Ethics
      • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
      • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
        —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum
    • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
      • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
      • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
      • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
      • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
      • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
    • Digging Deeper
      • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
      • Learning Styles and Public Participation
      • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
      • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
      • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
      • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
      • Attitude is Everything
    • Wrap up & Closure

    Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky

    Tannis has 16 years experience as a Public Participation practitioner, 12 years experience training other P2 practitioners and 7 years experience as a licensed IAP2 trainer. I have been an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners for the last 3 years and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

    My expertise is in the strategic and detailed planning, design, implementation, evaluation, analysis and reporting of public participation initiatives. I’ve worked in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 16
    Register

    Que ce soit par obligation légale, par orientation politique ou par approche volontaire, la mise en place de comités de suivi est devenue une pratique reconnue et un véhicule de participation publique répandu. Ces comités de suivi, qu’ils soient à l’égard d’un projet spécifique ou d’une organisation, au Québec comme ailleurs, prennent diverses formes, divers noms, regroupent différents représentants et ont des objectifs multiples. Il importe néanmoins de respecter les fondements éthiques et les règles de l’art en la matière pour assurer une adhésion au processus et une participation efficace. Malgré les premières apparences, mettre en place un comité de suivi n’est pas une mince tâche. La formation permettra donc aux participants, à travers les bases théoriques et les cas pratiques, de cheminer dans les coulisses de la mise sur pied et la gestion d’un comité de suivi.

    VEUILLEZ NOTER : Les membres de l’AIP2 provenant de l’extérieur du Canada doivent s’inscrire à l’aide d’un code. Veuillez communiquer avec info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir.

    Politique d’annulation

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

    À travers des sessions d’enseignement magistral et d’échanges actifs ainsi que par le biais d’expériences vécues, d’activités et de cas pratiques, les participants à la formation pourront :

    • Connaître les bonnes pratiques et les conditions de succès à la mise en place de comités de suivi-
      • Lister les caractéristiques de base d’un comité et ses statuts potentiels
      • Être en mesure de concevoir et mettre en œuvre un processus de création de comité, étape par étape
      • Mieux répondre aux défis et enjeux reliés aux comités de suivi
    • Développer des outils de travail reliés au fonctionnement et à la gestion d’un comité
      • Savoir quoi faire et ne pas faire pour assurer un comité fonctionnel et efficace
      • Répondre aux différents défis de gestion
    • Développer des habiletés en matière d’animation et de facilitation d’un comité
      • S’approprier des trucs et astuces pour la facilitation
      • Mieux comprendre et gérer la dynamique de groupe et certains comportements

    Plan de cours

    Formateurs: André Delisle et Alex Craft

    André Delisle est conseiller stratégique au sein de Transfert Environnement et Société. À ce titre, son expertise et ses conseils stratégiques en acceptabilité sociale et en participation publique sont sollicités par les milieux municipaux, industriels et gouvernementaux pour le développement et la mise en œuvre de démarches participatives, l’évaluation des impacts sociaux, l’analyse de sensibilité sociale des projets et la facilitation de mécanismes participatifs. M. Delisle œuvre dans le domaine des communications, de l’environnement et de la participation publique depuis le début des années 1970. Ses principaux champs d’expertise sont l’animation et la facilitation, la formation, le développement et la mise en œuvre de démarches sociales ainsi que la création de comités de suivi.

    Depuis 2004, Alex Craft occupe le poste de directeur général de Transfert Environnement et Société. Cumulant plus de dix années d'expérience dans le domaine de l'environnement, M. Craft a mené des dizaines de mandats dans des secteurs aussi variés que l'énergie et les ressources naturelles, les infrastructures urbaines et de transport, les matières résiduelles et les mines. Il a mené plusieurs projets de cohabitation, de bon voisinage, de prévention des nuisances et de gestion de conflits, où la mixité des usages (industriels, résidentiels, récréotouristiques, conservation) soulevait enjeux et défis. Au cours des dernières années, M. Craft a facilité plus d’une cinquantaine de rencontres citoyennes et des comités de suivi.

    #le programme détaillé   

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 14
    Register

    Does this sound familiar?

    • Are your conversations going sideways?
    • Are you constantly running into conflict, opposition or uncomfortable situations?
    • Are the practices that have served you in the past not working?
    • Are you not getting the results or progress you hope for?

    Its time to build your leadership skills – to practice courage, compassion and responsibility for impact. When you build your ability to lead others, groups and the world around you, you create the momentum for positive change and the opportunity to move from stuck to possible. Learn new ways of being and showing up in tough situations, and also find some new tangible, practical tools to improve your work in the world.

    PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will learn how to:

    • Courageously show up as a brave, compassionate leader in life, your organization and community;
    • Cultivate and enhance a mindset of service and commitment to brave, honest conversations and integrity of practice;
    • Create a space for brave, honest conversations that encourage positive participation;
    • Enroll others in your and create opportunities for alignment and common ground;
    • Understand your impact on others, a group and the space, and to take responsibility for that impact;
    • Work tangibly with the chaos and emotions in a room or group; and
    • Recover when you get thrown off course and re-engage effectively.

    Course Outline

    Trainer(s): Stephani Roy McCallum

    Stephani Roy McCallumStephani Roy McCallum is the Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project. Steph is a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator and a seasoned engagement leader specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has facilitated conversations on 5 continents, engaging people in dialogue on controversial projects, working with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Stephani believes that the world news a new kind of leader who shows up, takes a stand and changes the world for the better. Steph believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the problems we face in our lives, organizations and communities – together.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 9
    Register

    Facilitation skills are essential for public engagement professionals. Masterful facilitation involves more than group process techniques and strong meeting design – it also requires anticipation skills and adaptability. This highly interactive, fun-filled session strengthens participants' ability to trust their intuition, think on their feet and deal with unpredictable situations. When a facilitated session goes off the rails (and it will), you need to tap a different skillset to bring things back on track quickly. Neurological evidence, real-life experience and useful improv tools will equip you to become more nimble and confident from the front of the room. No comedy skills required!

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:

    • Sharper skills in anticipating and adjusting to the unexpected;
    • More than a dozen practical strategies, drawn from and applicable to a range of disciplines, to strengthen their agility as facilitators;
    • Increased confidence in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances, even from the front of the room;
    • An up-to-date resource list of links, titles and people that will allow participants to explore agility in facilitation more deeply if interested; and
    • A memorable experience shared with new people in their expanded professional network.

    Course Outline

    Trainer(s): Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, CPF

    Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, CPFDr. Rebecca Sutherns, CPF is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist and coach with over 20 years of experience. She is the CEO of Sage Solutions, a facilitation and consulting firm that delivers strategic clarity and time well spent, through helping purpose-driven leaders align what's important to them with what they do. Rebecca holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and a Master's in Public Administration. She is a skilled mediator, sought after conference presenter and avid traveller.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 17
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    Building on IAP2’s Strategies for Outrage and Opposition (but not a pre-requisite) this highly participatory course will have participants uncover what’s driving emotion and outrage in P2 processes and discover what triggers these natural responses. Through exercises, discussion and multi-media presentation, participants will learn about AND PRACTICE highly effective, collaborative strategies to transform conflict and outrage and create an environment for constructive engagement.

    • Explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
    • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
    • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
    • Focus on encouraging positivity, generosity and civil discourse in high stakes conversation

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:

    • Participants will explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
    • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
    • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
    • Understand and identify some of the triggers for emotion, and practice strategies to support people in constructive engagement
    • Provide participants an opportunity to understand the tools and how they would be useful in different projects and with different stakeholders

    Course Outline

    Trainer(s): Kim Hyshka

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, based in Edmonton AB, is a Principal with Dialogue Partners Inc. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim is an active member of IAP2 Canada and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 12
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    It’s commonly accepted that in community engagement “face-to-face” is always best, and digital is a supporting act.

    Without changing this belief, just for a moment, think what it would look like if your community engagement was designed as digital-first? How might it change the way we think about online practices, skill and organizational arrangements? How would we continue to ensure deep engagement where minority voices are heard.

    Bang the Table’s workshop is aimed at engagement practitioners within an organization or in a consulting role. The course focuses on real projects and how they will unfold online in the development of an outstanding, consistent and strategic approach for the inclusion of online tools. This is a practical workshop.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will leave this session with a fully executed online strategic plan for an identified existing project using our Strategic Planning Workbook, as well as additional planning templates to use within your organization for effectively implementing online engagement as part of your overall strategy.

    • Examine your current processes and how they impact your organization and the community
    • Address the value of an organizational framework for community engagement
    • Identify where and how online tools can enhance your projects
    • Look at audience identification, tool selection, the management of risks and analysis of results
    • Build a strategic checklist for your organization’s engagement processes and complete the workbook using your existing project

    Course Outline

    Trainer(s): Anthea Robinson-Shaw & Stéphanie Beauregard

    Anthea has over 25 years experience working as a strategic communications and public relations specialist in a corporate environment and as a consultant working with local governments. During the last 8 years Anthea’s focus has been strategic online community engagement helping federal, provincial and local governments implement online engagement within their organizations.

    Stéphanie has more than 15 years of experience in community engagement, skills development and facilitation. Community involvement has always been a keen interest for Stéphanie, who believes in collaboration and sharing expertise. She is now using her expertise to help federal, provincial and local governments implement online engagement within their organizations.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 0
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    As project stakeholders become increasingly diverse (in all ways), practitioners are challenged to design and implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that successfully and authentically engage all communities. 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, and explicit guidance on how to develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques – plus a great cohort of colleagues to help you with this work over time.

    PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this two-day course, participants will:

    • Appreciate the “spectrum of diversity,” 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 diversity within public engagement efforts
    • Gain experience in 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 diverse participants
    • 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

    Course Outline

    Trainer: Anne Carroll

    Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years serving both public and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and substantive 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 Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Midwest Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org. See more information at www.carrollfranck.com.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 22 Mar 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 4
    Register

    IAP2 Foundations in Effective Public Participation will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and execute effective initiatives for any area in which you may be working. This course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.cato obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    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 Outline

    Course Overview

    • Overview of course objectives
    • Trying a technique right out of the gate using World Café
    • Quick Review of the Foundations of Public Participation
    • A survey of techniques
      • Techniques for Sharing Information
      • 5 Techniques for Collecting and Compiling Information
      • 20+ Techniques for Bringing People Together
    • Advisory committees in depth, how to do them better
    • Matching techniques to the objectives of a public participation plan
    • Selecting techniques
    • Modifying when challenges arise.
    • Evaluating techniques

    Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky

    Tannis Topolnisky has 16 years experience as a Public Participation practitioner, 12 years experience training other P2 practitioners and 7 years experience as a licensed IAP2 trainer. I have been an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners for the last 3 years and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

    My expertise is in the strategic and detailed planning, design, implementation, evaluation, analysis and reporting of public participation initiatives. I’ve worked in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 14
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    Ask yourself these three questions:

    • Are you running out of constructive ways to bring people together in conversation?
    • Are you hearing from the same people over and over again and consistently struggling to hear from diverse voices?
    • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity?

    Join us for an interactive session, where you can learn and EXPERIENCE some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques including:

    Socratic Circle – prepare to take a backseat and support the power of conversation. Designed to embrace emotion, explore divides and share diverse experiences, a Socratic Circle may be just the tool you are missing.

    Ideas Fair – get ready to take your open house to a whole new level. This highly-interactive technique is perfect for a drop-in style event aimed at gathering rich, qualitative data that only face-to-face interaction can bring.

    PhotoVoice & Storytelling - We all have stories to tell, that share our experience and highlight what’s most important to us. It’s also been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s combine our love of stories and pictures, apply today’s technology and make meaning of complex issues.

    Technique 4 is up to you! - Scenario Planning, Streeter Interviews, Deliberative Forum, Conversation Toolkits – the choice is yours. As a group we will determine our final technique that is relevant to our shared context.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2.org to obtain it.

    Cancellation and Substitution policy

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants will:

    • Receive a participatory and interactive session that introduces four tools to bring people together in meaningful ways that create powerful experiences
    • Understand the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders
    • Experience the tool such that they will be able to modify, design and customize the technique to suit specific needs and circumstances
    • Walk away with the excitement, motivation and know-how to try something different

    Course Outline

    Trainer(s): Kim Hyshka

    Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, based in Edmonton AB, is a Principal with Dialogue Partners Inc. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness. Kim is an active member of IAP2 Canada and is a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer and co-develops and trains Dialogue Partners’ courses.

    #Schedule at a Glance   

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 35 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9, Canada
    • 17
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    On vous demande de tenir une consultation publique? Vos ressources sont limitées? Cette formation s’adresse aux personnes qui souhaitent développer et acquérir de nouvelles connaissances et expertises. Un survol de nombreuses approches et outils sera effectué afin de fournir aux participant(e)s un aperçu des possibilités qui s’offrent à eux. Des exercices de groupes permettront de partager les expériences de chacun au bénéfice de tous. Il s’agit d’une journée remplie de trucs simples et utiles, de conseils pratiques et d’exemples concrets qui vous permettront de mettre en place une démarche structurée de participation publique et de maximiser son efficacité.

    VEUILLEZ NOTER : Les membres de l’AIP2 provenant de l’extérieur du Canada doivent s’inscrire à l’aide d’un code. Veuillez communiquer avec info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir.

    Politique d’annulation

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

    À travers des sessions d’enseignement magistral et d’échanges actifs ainsi que par le biais d’expériences vécues, d’activités et de cas pratiques, les participants à la formation pourront :

    • Apprivoiser et démystifier la participation publique, la consultation citoyenne et l’engagement des parties prenantes
    • Faire un survol des approches et outils en participation publique et en consultation
    • Comprendre les différents types de consultation (en personne, en ligne, au terrain)
    • Évaluer différentes techniques d’animation et de facilitation de rencontres
    • Sélectionner les stratégies, techniques d’animation et outils appropriés à la démarche de participation publique
    • Expérimenter une cartographie des parties prenantes (identification des publics concernés)
    • Parcourir différents exemples concrets (bons et moins bons) de démarche de participation publique, d’approches et d’outils de consultation.
    • Partager ensemble sur les meilleures pratiques en participation publique

    Plan de cours

    Formateur: Hugo Mimee

    Hugo Mimee est conseiller stratégique et formateur en participation publique avec une solide expérience de 20 ans dans le domaine. Il est également vice-président Canada de l’Association internationale pour la participation publique. Hugo est passionné par l’intégration de la participation citoyenne aux décisions de tous les jours. Il a mené plusieurs dizaines de consultations publiques sur des projets énergétiques et anime des comité citoyens-élus pour une municipalité. Il est à l’emploi d’Hydro-Québec et consultant avec son entreprise individuelle. Il possède non seulement une connaissance approfondie des techniques et outils en participation publique, mais également l’expérience et le vécu au «terrain».

    #le programme détaillé   

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register
    P2 and Communications are closely related and yet not the same. Understanding the differences for these disciplines along with the overlaps can help us to do both more successfully. This webinar -- a reprise from the session at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference in September -- looks at the way we design programs of communications and P2 that are truly integrated and play to the strengths of each discipline.


    You'll learn how to create a roadmap for your communications and P2 planning that illustrates how they come together and when they diverge. Walk away with a tool that you can use for your own practice to enhance both your P2 and communications practices.


    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    • 15 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 16 Apr 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Regina

    This is the second module in the IAP2 Foundations course. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for IAP2 professional certification.

    Find more information and register here.

                       
    Your trainer:                           Kim Hyshka                    
    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 01 May 2019
    • Toronto

    Taught by Richard Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program is scheduled for May 2 & 3 in Toronto.


    • 29 Apr 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 01 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Edmonton

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents this 3-day module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Edmonton. The second module (Techniques) will take place in Edmonton, May 2 & 3. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends March 18, 2019.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 02 May 2019
    • 03 May 2019
    • Toronto

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Richard Delaney.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 02 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 03 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Edmonton

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents the second module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Edmonton. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends March 18, 2018.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 14 May 2019
    • 16 May 2019
    • Regina

    This three-day module is the first section of the IAP2 Foundations course, presented by Dialogue Partners. The second module will be offered in Regina, April 17 - 18, 2019.

    Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

    Find more information and register here.
                       
    Your trainer:

            

    Kim Hyshka

                             

    • 14 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register
    In an era where citizens are increasingly empowered to shape their cities, youth are still overlooked, undervalued, and often included only as an afterthought. Even when engaged, youth inclusion and participation is often tokenistic and transactional. As a result, youth are the most untapped resource in addressing our cities’ sustainability challenges.


    This session critically examines the underpinning theory and systemic barriers that continue to exclude youth participation, resulting in civic disengagement, lack of trust, and significant missed opportunities. By analyzing case studies and sharing best practices, techniques, and tools, we hope to empower engagement practitioners to re-imagine and redesign their youth engagement practices.


    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    • 22 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 24 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Edmonton

    This three-day module is the first section of the IAP2 Foundations course, presented by Dialogue Partners. The second module will be offered in Regina, April 17 - 18, 2019.

    Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

    Find more information and register here.
                       
    Your trainers:

             Kim Hyshka


    Tannis Topolnisky

                             

    • 27 May 2019
    • (MDT)
    • 28 May 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Calgary AB

    IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation

    Stephani Roy McCallum, Founder of Dialogue Partners and Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project is excited to  bring IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation to Moncton.

    Steph brings her 25 years of experience in high stakes, high emotion public engagement, her background as a leadership coach and her talent for creating constructive environments for brave, honest conversations™ to the training.

    Discounts are available for IAP2 members. Contact Steph for details.

    Find more information here.

    Click here to register
    • 27 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 29 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    Taught by Jessica Delaney CP3, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program will take place May 30 & 31 in Vancouver.


    • 29 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 31 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Halifax

    This three-day module is the first section of the IAP2 Foundations course, presented by Dialogue Partners. The second module will be offered in Regina, April 17 - 18, 2019.

    Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

    Find more information and register here.
                       
    Your trainers:

             Kim Hyshka


    Tannis Topolnisky

                             

    • 30 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 31 May 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Jessica Delaney CP3.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 03 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 04 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Halifax

    This is the second module in the IAP2 Foundations course. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for IAP2 professional certification.

    Find more information and register here.

                       
    Your trainer:             Kim Hyshka    
                  

    Tannis Topolnisky
    • 03 Jun 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Calgary

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents this 3-day module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Calgary. The second module (Techniques) will take place in Calgary, June 6 & 7. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends April 22, 2019.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 06 Jun 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 07 Jun 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Calgary

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents the second module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Calgary. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends April 22, 2018.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 12 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Edmonton

    This is the second module in the IAP2 Foundations course. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for IAP2 professional certification.

    Find more information and register here.

                       
    Your trainer:             Kim Hyshka    
                  

    Tannis Topolnisky
    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, Carrie McIntosh, Manager of Community Engagement at the BC Ferry Corporation, reprises her session on getting to know and work with close-knit communities.

    These communities, geographic and otherwise, have their own culture, one that doesn’t always make engagement a simple task. Information moves easily but isn’t easily controlled, vocal minorities can easily dominate conversation, and clients who have seen it all before can quickly lose heart.

    Carrie's session explores five key lessons learned from working with small communities on BC’s west coast. From closed Facebook groups that house rampant rumour mills, to client frustration that threatens to derail well-intentioned strategies, this session explores them all with a dose of humour. Participants will walk away with a list of practical steps they can take to create meaningful engagement outcomes for their clients and the communities they serve.

    Read the session description from the North American Conference here.

    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    • 18 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 19 Jun 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Regina

    This is the second module in the IAP2 Foundations course. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for IAP2 professional certification.

    Find more information and register here.

                       
    Your trainer:                           Kim Hyshka                    
    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, Miranda Eng, senior consultant at Context Research, will share recent collaborative work with community members from Vancouver’s Chinatown to co-create a model to guide culturally respectful planning and design of engagement processes.

    Engaging cultural communities is crucial yet complex. When public processes have failed to be inclusive, we’ve seen civic distrust and a loss of community support for projects and plans. So what can inclusive engagement in cultural communities look like? How might we go beyond platitudes of ‘diversity and inclusion’? How might some tactics that we typically rely on be considered disrespectful? 

    Read the session description from the North American Conference here.

    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    • 16 Jul 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 17 Jul 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Victoria BC

    IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation

    Stephani Roy McCallum, Founder of Dialogue Partners and Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project is excited to  bring IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation to Moncton.

    Steph brings her 25 years of experience in high stakes, high emotion public engagement, her background as a leadership coach and her talent for creating constructive environments for brave, honest conversations™ to the training.

    Discounts are available for IAP2 members. Contact Steph for details.

    Find more information here.

    Click here to register
    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    Once again, we're excited to present one of the session presentations at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, that attendees told us would make a good Learning Webinar. In this, John Godec MCP3, Debra Duerr and Wendy Green-Lowe CP3 of The Participation Company, and Doug Sarno MCP3 of Forum Facilitation Group discuss delving into understanding of human behavior, the battle for control, and toxic participants and how we approach these issues as P2 practitioners.

    It's never been easy, but to be successful these days, we need to adjust to a hyper political and partisan environment. This session will explore the key battles we face in designing and conducting successful participation. We'll discuss creating a level playing field, creating trust and facilitating success: what are the obstacles, and what are our "big guns"?

    Read the session description from the North American Conference here.


    Remember the two-stage process when registering. Your confirmation email will contain a link to our webinar service provider. Follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.

    • 16 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 18 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Kelowna

    Taught by Jessica Delaney CP3, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program will take place September 19 & 20 in Kelowna.


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Jessica Delaney CP3.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 30 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    Taught by Jessica Delaney CP3, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program will take place October 3 & 4 in Vancouver.


    • 03 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Jessica Delaney CP3.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 08 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 10 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Edmonton

    This three-day module is the first section of the IAP2 Foundations course, presented by Dialogue Partners. The second module will be offered in Regina, April 17 - 18, 2019.

    Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

    Find more information and register here.
                       
    Your trainers:

             Kim Hyshka


    Tannis Topolnisky

                             

    • 21 Oct 2019
    • (MDT)
    • 23 Oct 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Calgary

    Taught by Richard Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program is scheduled for October 24 & 25 in Calgary.


    • 24 Oct 2019
    • (MDT)
    • 25 Oct 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Calgary

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Richard Delaney.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 05 Nov 2019
    • (CST)
    • 06 Nov 2019
    • (CST)
    • Edmonton

    This is the second module in the IAP2 Foundations course. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for IAP2 professional certification.

    Find more information and register here.

                       
    Your trainer:             Kim Hyshka    
                  

    Tannis Topolnisky
    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 20 Nov 2019
    • Toronto

    Taught by Richard Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course here.

    Part 2 of the program is scheduled for November 21 & 22 in Toronto.


    • 18 Nov 2019
    • (PST)
    • 20 Nov 2019
    • (PST)
    • Vancouver

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents this 3-day module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Vancouver. The second module (Techniques) will take place in Vancouver, Nov. 21-22. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends October 8, 2019.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 22 Nov 2019
    • Toronto

    This is Part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations course, taught by Richard Delaney.

    This is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information here.



    • 21 Nov 2019
    • (PST)
    • 22 Nov 2019
    • (PST)
    • Vancouver

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents the second module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Vancouver. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends October 8, 2019.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 02 Dec 2019
    • (PST)
    • 04 Dec 2019
    • (PST)
    • Calgary

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents this 3-day module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Calgary. The second module (Techniques) will take place in Calgary, December 5 & 6. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends October 21, 2019.

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 05 Dec 2019
    • (PST)
    • 06 Dec 2019
    • (PST)
    • Calgary

    The Canadian Trainers' Collective presents the second module in the IAP2 Canada Foundations course in Calgary. The Foundations course is a prerequisite for IAP2 Certification. Click here for more information and to download the registration form.

    NB: Early-bird discount ends Oct. 21, 2019

    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)