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Upcoming events & training /// À venir : Activités et formations

    • 18 May 2021
    • 31 Dec 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Please use this for paying for your MCP3 Application fee of $750.00. Note that only CP3s can apply for the Master level of certification.

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Please use this for paying for your Certification Application fee of $250.00.

    • 23 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 10
    Register


    IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for 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. Our planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning.

    This is part one of Foundations two modules. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

    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 virtual course will be offered in seven segments with multiple sessions over two weekends (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

    Participants will be given a small group to work in and given assignments that they need to complete throughout the week together. Participants will need to coordinate themselves and find time on their own to do this. There will also be individual readings/assignments - to be completed before or in-between virtual sessions.

    Cancellation 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 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: Amanda Mitchell 

    Amanda Mitchell is a public engagement coach, trainer and strategist with over thirteen years of experience designing processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Amanda is known for her creativity, ability to brainstorm, and tendency to ask strategic questions during process design. She is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments.

    As a trainer, she creates a learning environment that is safe, relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Amanda is committed to helping practitioners grow their skills and has established peer-to-peer learning networks for municipal public engagement practitioners in Canada and at the City of Vancouver.

    • 25 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 28 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online

    Taught by Delaney, this is part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • online
    Register

    As we continue to emerge from the various restrictions imposed by the pandemic, hybrid engagement processes are becoming part of the "new reality". Kim Hyshka, CP3, and Hugo Mimee, CP3, lead this bilingual, informal "coffee chat" on the ways you and your practice are adapting. Bring your experiences, concerns, and helpful hints to this 75-minute session.

    (For IAP2 members only.)

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    Les processus de participation menés en mode hybride font désormais partie de notre « nouvelle réalité ». Kim Hyshka, CP3, et Hugo Mimee, CP3, animent cette discussion bilingue et informelle sur les activités menées en mode hybride. Nous vous invitons à partager vos expériences, vos préoccupations et vos conseils.

    (Cette activité est uniquement réservée aux membres de l'AIP2 Canada)


    • 26 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Nov 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 7
    Register


    Digital tools are essential for public participation in the age of COVID-19. This hands-on course will teach you to design online engagement projects that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation over time. We'll identify barriers to participation and examine strategies to build equity and inclusion online. Learn best practices for facilitating online meetings. Bring your questions and lessons learned, so we can learn from one another's engagement innovations during this global pandemic. Join by computer if possible (rather than tablet), as this course gives you an opportunity to experience both the convener and participant sides of online participation.

    Participants completing this course can:

    • Define objectives for online participation strategies
    • Use simple online tools to “listen” to what people are saying online about a project’s key issues and people

    • Begin to write content appropriate for social media public participation projects and understand the importance of two-way communication in this medium

    • Identify participation barriers for digital environments and explore approaches to increase equity and inclusion

    • Recognize the value and capacity of online advertising
    • Craft a basic online strategy to engage people at all depths of involvement and at various stages of the project

    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 four, three and a half hour segments over two weeks. Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link


     - Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

    Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A.Susanna Haas Lyons is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for almost 20 years on large and complex engagement projects across North America. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com.

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • online
    • 48
    Register

    With so many digital tools available to suit different needs, here's an exciting opportunity to find out what tools work and how they can work for you. 

    Join civic engagement specialist Susanna Haas Lyons for this series of six, 90-minute workshops. You'll learn about a particular digital P2 tool (a different one at each workshop), and hear from practitioners who have already used it, ask why they chose it, how well it met their needs, what staff capacity they needed; AND, you'll get to try the tool out for yourself.

    Digital Discovery Workshop-2: Interactive Mapping. Learn about tools that ask participants to highlight important geographical features by adding pin points and/or drawing lines on a map. Participants can then add comments and respond to others’ contributions. You'll hear from Quynh-Mai Nguyen of Art Builds Community, which has worked with the CoUrbanize tool, along with Dulini Ratnayake and Lillian D'Souza of the City of Toronto, who have worked with Social PinPoint.

    Future sessions: 


    YOUR FACILITATOR: Susanna Haas Lyons is a civic engagement specialist. designing participation strategies, facilitating complex meetings, and providing training for better conversations between the public and decision-makers. Read more about Susanna here.



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    De nombreux outils numériques adaptés à différents besoins s’offrent aux praticiens de la participation publique. Voici une excellente occasion de découvrir ceux qui fonctionnent et ce qu’ils peuvent vous aider à accomplir. Les séances auront lieu en anglais. Vous pouvez poser vos questions en français, et vous aurez l'option de travailler en petits groupes en français. Nous envisageons d'organiser une séance (atelier de découverte numérique) en français en 2022.

    Joignez-vous à Susanna Haas Lyons, spécialiste de l’engagement civique, pour cette série d’ateliers de 90 minutes. Vous découvrirez un outil de P2 numérique en particulier (un outil différent sera abordé lors de chaque atelier) et bénéficierez de l’expérience de praticiens qui l’ont déjà utilisé. Vous aurez l’occasion de leur demander pourquoi ils l’ont choisi, comment il répond à leurs besoins, quelles capacités sont requises de la part du personnel, ET vous aurez la possibilité d’essayer vous-même l’outil.

    Atelier de découverte numérique no 2: Cartographie interactive. Découvrez les outils qui permettent aux participants de mettre en évidence des caractéristiques géographiques importantes sur une carte en y ajoutant des épingles ou en traçant des lignes. Les participants peuvent ensuite ajouter des commentaires et réagir aux idées des autres.

    Prochaines séances : Dialogue et divergence d'opinions (25 nov.), Tableaux blancs collaboratifs en mode virtuel (27 janvier), Visualisation des compromis (24 fév.), Instagram et P2 (24 mars). À venir - en français : atelier de découverte numérique en 2022.


    • 01 Nov 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 04 Nov 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Online

    The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Planning for Effective Public Participation. Planning is the first of the two modules of the Foundations training program.  The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, November 1 - 4, 2021 with 2 sessions per day.  We will be offering the second module, Techniques, November 16 - 18, 2021.  See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

    Early bird discount ends October 4, 2021.

     

    • 01 Nov 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 10 Nov 2021
    • (PST)
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 11
    Register


    IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for 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. Our planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning.

    This is part one of two modules in the Foundations program. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

    Completion of the Foundations program (both modules) is a prerequisite for Certification as a P2 Professional (CP3).

    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 seven evening segments with multiple sessions over two weeks. 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 Pacific Time.

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

    Participants will be given a small group to work in and given assignments that they need to complete throughout the week together. Participants will need to coordinate themselves and find time on their own to do this. There will also be individual readings/assignments - to be completed before or in-between virtual sessions.

    Cancellation 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 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: Lara Tierney, CP3

    Lara became a licensed trainer in 2014 and in 2019 became a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). She has been working in the field of public participation for 15 years. Her experience is both from municipal (The CIty of Calgary) and consulting perspectives. She enjoys working on projects in diverse fields including community development, land use planning, transportation, open spaces, law and the arts. She is currently working in Stakeholder Relations for a mega LRT project. Lara was pleased to be able to train the IAP2 Foundations Planning course virtually with a group of participants from BC to Newfoundland.

    • 02 Nov 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 04 Nov 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Online

    Taught by Kim Hyshka and Tannis Topolnisky, this two & one half-day online training is the Techniques module of the IAP2 Foundations course presented by Dialogue Partners and Topent.  If you are considering registration in this course, you have already completed the first module, planning of your IAP2 Foundations training.  In this next module, you will further enhance your public participation toolkit with practical tools and methodologies.  

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

    For more information and register here



    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 15
    Register


    Lorsque vous aurez terminé la formation de l’AIP2 Fondements - Planification pour une participation publique efficace (Module 1), vous serez prêt à ajouter plus de 50 outils et méthodologies pratiques à votre trousse à outils de la participation publique. En travaillant de façon expérientielle avec des formateurs chevronnés de l’AIP2 et avec vos pairs, vous ferez l’apprentissage de techniques puissantes que vous pourrez utiliser de façon immédiate dans le cadre de votre prochain projet.

    La formation Techniques (Module 2) aborde cinq méthodes de façon détaillée : la méthode du « World Café », les entrevues, les conversations tournantes, la délibération et les groupes consultatifs. À l’issue de cette formation, vous serez outillé de quantité de documents de référence et de fiches-conseils de l’AIP2, et serez en mesure de sélectionner les procédures appropriées pour chaque nouveau projet que vous entreprendrez. Vous apprendrez également comment établir et maintenir une communication efficace.

    Nous utilisons la Suite Google / Google Drive (Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Jamboard) pour cette formation. Nous vous demandons d'obtenir un autre accès si votre employeur ne vous autorise pas à accéder à Google

    VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire en bénéficiant automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres.

    Les membres de l’IAP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire. Veuillez envoyer un courriel à l’adresse info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir. 

    Veuillez noter que la programmation des formations en ligne est très différente de celle des formations en personne. Ce cours virtuel sera offert en segments de cinq, trois et deux heures, répartis sur plusieurs séances tout au long d’une semaine (en matinée et en après-midi). Tout comme pour les formations en personne, nous nous attendons à ce que les participants assistent à toutes les séances comprises dans cette formation.

    Veuillez noter que l’heure des séances est indiquée en heure de l’Est.

    Politique d’annulation

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

    Après avoir terminé le cours Techniques (Module 2), les participants seront en mesure de faire ce qui suit :

    • Comprendre les caractéristiques clés d’une vaste gamme de techniques et de technologies traditionnelles et émergentes;
    • Évaluer et sélectionner les techniques permettant d’atteindre des objectifs déterminés de participation du public;
    • Modifier et combiner les techniques afin d’atteindre différents objectifs et de s’adapter à diverses circonstances;
    • Déterminer les compétences et les ressources nécessaires à l’utilisation efficace des différentes techniques.

    Aperçu du cours

    • Révision du cours Planification pour une participation efficace du public
    • Conception inclusive
    • Techniques pour partager des informations
    • Techniques pour recueillir et compiler les contributions
    • Participation en ligne
    • Techniques pour rapprocher les gens
    • Forums ouverts au public
    • Processus spécialisés
    • Processus représentatifs
    • Comités consultatifs
    • Exercice de sélection de technique

    Formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

    Hugo Mimee a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans comme professionnel en participation publique et citoyenne, en animation et en gestion des parties prenantes. Hugo amène les gens à collaborer dans différents types de projets (urbanisme, environnement, transport, énergie) et a animé des centaines de rencontres publiques en tout genre. Il est formateur en participation publique, en acceptabilité sociale, en communication et en gestion des parties prenantes.

    Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) à la maîtrise en gestion de projets et membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. Il a complété récemment des mandats de plusieurs années comme vice-président du conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

    Hugo aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions!

    • 08 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    This session is SOLD OUT! We have another session scheduled on Dec 10.

    This course offers community engagement professionals a foundational understanding of culturally appropriate methods for meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. While there is tremendous diversity within and among Indigenous communities across Canada, there are shared experiences related to colonization that affect how Indigenous people and communities participate in engagement processes. Participants will build on their existing understanding of the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, moving from knowledge to application in an engagement context. Together we will explore key considerations to apply when selecting engagement methods, including Indigenous governance, language, Ceremony, community structure, interconnectedness, effects of colonization, identity, power dynamics, legal rights, competing interests, and the presence of non-Indigenous (or Settler) participants.

    NOTE - this course assumes participants have a basic awareness of the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Indigenous Awareness for Engagement Professionals or equivalent knowledge is a recommended prerequisite.

    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 course will be offered in one, three hour segment. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

    — Cancellation and Refund Policy —

    Learning Objectives:

    Through this session, participants will:

    • Identify existing system barriers within community engagement practice for the meaningful involvement of Indigenous Peoples
    • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes
    • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and community engagement practice in Canada, including the diversity within and among Indigenous communities
    • Consider common adaptations of engagement methods for contexts in which Indigenous Peoples are included along with other interested and affected parties
    • Identify engagement methods that reflect Indigenous Ways of Knowing
    • Discuss and assess key considerations for selecting culturally appropriate engagement methods

    Trainers: Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

    Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


    Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to catalyzing better communities through Indigenous relations and community engagement. In her 17+ years of experience as a community and Indigenous engagement professional, she has engaged with over 80 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, reconciliation, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

    • 09 Nov 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 13
    Register


    This course introduces a powerful, transparent process to identify and analyze key stakeholders for any engagement project – a critical step in an inclusive and thoughtful engagement design process. After understanding the theory and purpose, participants use mini-cases to practice stakeholder mapping. They learn how to identify and analyze the full spectrum of stakeholders, with special emphasis on underrepresented stakeholders who need additional outreach/support to ensure authentic engagement. For each case, the group then learns how to “clean” and finalize the map, and then discusses implementation challenges and how to overcome them.

    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 and a half hour session. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Understand the critical value of stakeholder analysis
    • Be able to identify and analyze key stakeholders
    • Have practiced roles as both participants and stakeholder mapping “leads”
    • Understand the importance of and how to specifically identify underrepresented stakeholders

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

    Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful 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 (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

    • 09 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • online
    Register

    If getting "cancelled" isn't part of your communications planning, it needs to be. In a world where outrage travels fast, the list of organizations and individuals facing the so-called 'cancel culture' backlash grows longer by the day. Managing public engagement in the age of 'cancel culture' is uncharted territory, but addressing calls for accountability has become mission-critical for any public relations strategy to succeed. In this webinar, a reprise of her session at the 2021 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference, Kathryn Kolaczek will explore:

    • The meaning and impact of 'cancel culture'  online and in the real world.
    • The dangers of 'woke-washing' and tone-deaf activism.
    • How organizations can protect themselves from being #cancelled.
    • The way forward: shifting from a 'cancel culture' to an 'accountable culture'.
    Kathryn Kolaczek is the CEO of Alchemy Communications, which specializes in crisis communications and media training. Among her specialties is working with companies and organizations that have to educate their communities or have high-stakes conversations with the media. 


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 18 Nov 2021
    • online

    Does this sound familiar?

    • Are your projects failing to move forward because of public opposition?
    • Are your staff regularly faced with an angry public at meetings?
    • Is your organization perceived as untrustworthy or unresponsive?
    • Is decision-making fraught with polarized viewpoints & stalled on how to move ahead?
    • Does it feel like your relationship with the people you serve or interact with is all about us versus them?
    • Is the media covering your every move?

    Maybe it is time to step back and try a new way of engaging.

    This two-day training course with combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with IAP2's core concepts for meaningful and effective public engagement. Development of this course was led by Stephani Roy McCallum in 2009, and an update of course materials in 2017 reflects the current context of today’s charged environment. The workshop is a practical, hands-on participatory mix of video, lecture, group exercises and decades of real world experience in engaging the public in high stakes, high conflict situations.

    For more information and to register.


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • (PST)
    • 25 Nov 2021
    • (PST)
    • Online

    Taught by 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 and register here.


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • (PST)
    • 22 Nov 2021
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) offered a roadmap to improved relationships between Indigenous and all Canadians through the 94 Calls to Action. These actions are directed at Canadian governments, corporations, institutions, and citizens, and describe the important role that decision-makers have to play in charting the course for a renewed country in which all citizens have the opportunity to benefit from the prosperity of this land. Yet many organizations and citizens are not sufficiently equipped to respond and take action in meaningful and culturally inclusive ways. This course offers foundational knowledge, real-life examples, and dynamic problem-solving for individuals working to advance Indigenous inclusion within their professional and personal communities.

    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 three, two and a half hour sessions. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

    — Cancellation and Refund Policy —

    Learning Objectives:

    Through this course, participants will:

    • Reflect on their current level of knowledge and understanding with respect to the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada;
    • Understand basic facts about Canada’s history of colonization, the Indian Act, Indian Residential Schools, and intergenerational trauma;
    • Understand the purpose of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and recall which of the 94 Calls to Action are relevant to their personal and professional communities;
    • Understand complexities related to Indigenous inclusion in decision-making contexts;
    • Discuss and define strategies and activities related to Indigenous inclusion and the implementation of relevant Calls to Action;
    • Develop a Reconciliation Action Plan that is specific to the learner’s personal and/or professional interests.

    Trainer(s): Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

    Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


    Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to catalyzing better communities through Indigenous relations and community engagement. In her 17+ years of experience as a community and Indigenous engagement professional, she has engaged with over 80 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, reconciliation, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

    • 16 Nov 2021
    • (MST)
    • 18 Nov 2021
    • (MST)
    • Online

    The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Techniques for Effective Public Participation. Techniques is the second of the two modules of the Foundations training program.  The virtual training will be delivered over 2 and a half days, November 16 - 18, 2021 with 2 sessions the first 2 days and 1 session on the last day.  See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

    Early bird discount ends October 18, 2021.

     

    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
    • 20
    Register

    Résumé 

    La recherche de l’inclusion est un principe fondamental en participation publique; mais comment concrétiser cet engagement lors de la mise en œuvre d’activités en ligne? Fruit d’expertises combinées en participation publique et en communications numériques, cette formation permettra d’explorer des pistes concrètes pour favoriser une démarche en ligne inclusive à tous les niveaux : planification globale, conception des outils, animation de rencontres virtuelles et d’ateliers interactifs, et rétroaction.

    Parmi les réflexes à développer, il est essentiel de s’assurer que les outils sont faciles à utiliser, que la rédaction est représentative et compréhensible, que les visuels sont inclusifs et que les spécificités des publics ont été prises en compte, notamment au niveau des normes d’accessibilité numérique. 

    Ainsi, à l’aide de présentations, retours d’expériences et exercices, la formation permettra de développer des réflexes afin de :  

    • De façon générale, prendre en compte les spécificités de différents publics

    • S’assurer que les outils choisis sont faciles à utiliser et favorisent une pleine participation 

    • Traduire la volonté d’inclusion dans le style rédactionnel et les visuels utilisés 

    Public cible 

    La formation s’adresse aux personnes qui sont appelées à planifier et mettre en œuvre des activités de participation publique en ligne de toutes natures (site web, rencontre virtuelle, plateforme de sondage en ligne, etc.).

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

      1. Reconnaître l’importance de l’inclusion dans la représentativité des résultats d’une démarche 

      2. Identifier les freins potentiels à la participation en ligne 

      3. Échanger sur des moyens concrets de rendre les démarches de participation numérique plus accessibles

      Durée de la formation : 2 h 30 (de 13 h à 15 h 30 - heure de l'Est)

      VEUILLEZ NOTER:

      Si vous êtes membre de l'AIP2 Canada (incluant AQP2), veuillez vous connecter (en haut à droite) sur notre site web afin de recevoir le tarif membre. Les membres de l'AIP2 international ont besoin d'un code pour s'inscrire. Si vous avez des problèmes à vous connecter ou si vous manquez un code, veuillez contacter info@iap2canada.ca


       - Politique d'annulation -

      Formatrices : Camille Montreuil et Jessica Prescott - Transfert Environnement et Société (TES)

      Camille Montreuil est conseillère principale chez TES. Depuis 2018, elle y accompagne ses clients dans la planification et mise en œuvre de démarches participatives. Auparavant, elle a œuvré dans le domaine de l’énergie, menant à bien des mandats variés touchant notamment à la recherche et vigie stratégiques et à la conception d’outils de formation interne en matière de participation publique. Mme Montreuil est titulaire d’une maîtrise en sciences de la communication, son mémoire portant sur l’expérience des citoyens et citoyennes engagés dans une démarche participative en milieu urbain. Elle est également titulaire d’un baccalauréat en communication, rédaction et multimédia.

      Jessica Prescott est directrice des communications chez Transfert Environnement et Société (TES). Avant de rejoindre TES, elle a été édimestre pour les stations régionales de Radio-Canada, consultante web et coordonnatrice de campagne numérique dans une agence web. Depuis plusieurs années, elle est également formatrice à distance spécialisée dans la gestion de la réputation en ligne, la veille médiatique et l’animation des réseaux sociaux pour les Cégep des régions du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et de la Mauricie. Mme Prescott est diplômée en relations publique, en communication organisationnelle et en études pluridisciplinaires.

      Cette formation est présentée par l’AQP2 (Association québécoise pour la participation publique).


      • 16 Nov 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom
      • 17
      Register


      It’s been said a hundred times before, the pandemic has wildly changed the landscape of public engagement, and it’s essential to accept that it will never go back to the way it was. Over the course of this pandemic, we’ve changed how we do things with new expectations for how and when people engage and what’s available to them when they do.

      Pre-pandemic, everyone expected the one-evening event and maybe the one-weekend event. But now we’re in a space where the time of day, time zone and date for events almost don’t matter because online events have increased the ability to participate.

      But people ARE going to want to participate in-person AND they are going to want to participate online. It’s time to get AGILE and create hybrid engagement opportunities!

      Design for Hybrid Public Engagement Events is similar to stand alone in-person or online, however a number of key considerations and accommodations are needed for meaningful events that deliver results and create connection between participants.

      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 course will be offered in one, three hour segment. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

      — Cancellation and Refund Policy —

      Learning Objectives
      Participants can expect to walk away with:
      • Learn the 8 key elements for effective event design
      • Walk away with an event design template to use at your very next event
      • Understand the 5 principles to successfully integrate online and in-person events

      Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

      Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations. Better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. 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. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

      Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

      • 17 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 18 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 20
      Register


      Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Project Management tools and resources are a natural fit for IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning.

      In this interactive workshop, participants will develop an understanding of a project manager’s responsibility by learning a framework for project success. Applying a project management lens to your public participation planning process will strengthen your outcomes and increase your chances for engagement success.

      Who should attend?

      • Public Participation Practitioners
      • Project Managers of Public Engagement Projects
      • Project Sponsors of Public Engagement Projects
      • Anyone interested in learning basic concepts of Project Management
      This course builds on the Foundations Planning for Effective Public Participation course and is recommended as a prerequisite.


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

      Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Identify project management Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
      • Increase understanding of the role of a Sponsor, Project Manager and P2 Practitioner
      • Strengthen public participation planning with application of project management concepts

      Trainer: Carole Spicer, PMP

      Strong relationships are one of the core values of Carole R. Spicer, owner and founder of Spicer Facilitation & Learning. A certified master trainer and facilitator, Carole uses her experience to help her clients achieve desired outcomes. She has worked in both private and public sectors.  Carole is skilled in Adult Learning Principles and creates a safe environment for her clients to share and learn new skills and information. She prides herself on the ability to customize solutions to meet the unique needs of the people she works with.


      With over 10 years in public participation, she is experienced in facilitating discussions with stakeholders that hold differing views.  She has worked extensively with the not-for-profit sector on strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

      • 17 Nov 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom
      • 20
      Register


      Public participation practitioners understand the need to involve others in decision making. It builds connections, increases buy-in and reduces blind spots. But too often, once that input has been given, it enters a “black box” of mystery and, seemingly magically, out pops a decision that may appear to bear little resemblance to the advice received. This course will help participants plan and facilitate effective group collaboration by being explicit about how decisions will be made, by whom, and based on what considerations, before actually making them. Learn tips and techniques for designing and leading collective decision-making processes that are not only more transparent and defensible, but ultimately quicker and wiser too.

      Participants will leave the course with:

      • Greater conscious awareness of how decisions are or could be made.

      • Specific considerations to break down a decision-making process into its component parts.
      • Techniques for effectively facilitating a group decision-making process.
      • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more sticky and memorable.

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

       - Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

      Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist 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 actually 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.

      • 22 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 25 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 4 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 17
      Register


      This  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 you need strategies and behaviours to work together more effectively when communities and stakeholders are outraged. This course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

      PLEASE NOTE: 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 online course will be offered in four, three hour segments over the week.

      Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

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

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who complete this course will gain skills that result in:

      • How to identify and assess the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage.
      • Understand 12 reasons for reactions and be better able to predict and prevent public anger.
      • Learn 6 strategies to prevent or reduce public outrage so more effective public engagement can take place.
      • Specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people.
      • How to address internal resistance to trying new ways of engaging with the public.
      • How to ask questions and engage meaningfully with value and empathy.
      • How your attitude and behaviour impacts public anger, and how to show up more effectively.
      • A new way of thinking about public outrage, and enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviours to apply in your next public engagement challenge.


      Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

      Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.   

      • 24 Nov 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (PST)
      • Online

        

      IAP2’s North American Energy Sector Community of Practice (CoP) is a community of P2 practitioners and members of energy communities throughout North America who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement throughout the energy sector.

      Each meeting is based around a specific theme that’s chosen in advance, and CoP members take turns facilitating discussion. Topics that have been explored at past meetings include:

      • The future of P2/engagement in energy projects in Canada and the USA
      • Online engagement in the energy sector
      • Tracking feedback and how it informs decision-making in the energy sector
      • Security issues in public meetings
      • Politics and addressing political aspects of energy projects
      • Lessons learned - failed P2 efforts
      • Community development programs

      The CoP includes members from across North America working in diverse parts of the energy sector, including power, oil & gas, renewables, transmission, mid-stream, and processing.

      Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to join this meeting.

      • 25 Nov 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Zoom
      • 19
      Register


      Durée et lieu du cours

      1 séance pour un total de 3h

      Vous aurez le choix d’y assister en personne (lieu à déterminer selon les inscriptions) ou en ligne. Il nous faut des participants en personne ET en ligne.

      Résumé du cours

      La pandémie de COVID-19 a changé nos vies. Elle a également modifié profondément nos façons de mener des consultations publiques! Et si la nouvelle norme était les consultations en mode hybrides?

      En effet, pour différentes raisons, plusieurs personnes ne reviendront plus ou pas de sitôt en personne dans les consultations publiques. Et ces personnes ne peuvent et ne doivent être traitées différemment de toutes les autres. Elles ont le «droit» de prendre part aux processus participatifs en même temps et avec les mêmes opportunités que toutes autres personnes. 

      Cela implique donc dorénavant pour les organisations, de mener des consultations en mode hybride (ou co-modal), c’est-à-dire en personne et en ligne simultanément. 

      Mais est-ce seulement possible? Et si oui, comment?

      Cet atelier pratique permettra aux participant-e-s de mettre à l’essai différentes formules pour mener des activités en mode hybride. 

      Programme ou plan de cours

      • Atelier pratique (approx. 90 minutes) «laboratoire humain» - Nous allons mettre à l’essai un montage de salle (en personne et en ligne) avec des technologies simples incluant possibles : Zoom, une ou des caméras web, des téléphones intelligents, un casque-micro sans fil). Les participant-es seront appelé-es à jouer un rôle afin de tester la solution technologique, identifier les points forts et les pistes d’amélioration possibles.
      • Partage d’études de cas de consultations menées en mode hybride (60 minutes) – les points forts et les points à améliorer

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

      • Permettre aux participant-e-s de développer leurs propres conclusions sur le futur des consultations en mode hybride / co-modal.
      • Optimiser une méthode en mettant en commun nos meilleures pratiques et bonnes idées.

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      VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire et bénéficier automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres. Les membres de l’AIP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire et peuvent envoyer un courriel à l’adresse info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir.

      Veuillez noter que la programmation des formations en ligne est très différente de celle des formations en personne. Ce cours en ligne sera offert en sept segments répartis sur plusieurs séances tout au long d’une semaine (en matinée et en après-midi). Tout comme pour les formations en personne, nous nous attendons à ce que les participants assistent à toutes les séances comprises dans cette formation.

      Nous utilisons la Suite Google / Google Drive (Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Jamboard) pour cette formation. Nous vous demandons d'obtenir un autre accès si votre employeur ne vous autorise pas à accéder à Google.

      Veuillez noter que l’heure des séances est indiquée en heure de l’Est.

      Politique d'annulation   —

      Votre formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

      Hugo Mimee a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans comme professionnel en participation publique et citoyenne, en animation et en gestion des parties prenantes. Hugo amène les gens à collaborer dans différents types de projets (urbanisme, environnement, transport, énergie) et a animé des centaines de rencontres publiques en tout genre autant pour Hydro-Québec qu’à titre de consultant. Il est formateur en participation publique, en acceptabilité sociale et en gestion des parties prenantes.

      Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) à la maîtrise en gestion de projets et membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. Il a complété récemment des mandats de plusieurs années comme vice-président du conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

      Hugo aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions!

      • 25 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 02 Dec 2021
      • (PST)
      • 5 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 17
      Register


      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.

      This virtual course will be offered in five evening segments with multiple sessions over two weeks. Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

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

      Cancellation 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 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: Amanda Mitchell

        Amanda Mitchell is a public engagement coach, trainer and strategist with over thirteen years of experience designing processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Amanda is known for her creativity, ability to brainstorm, and tendency to ask strategic questions during process design. She is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments.

        As a trainer, she creates a learning environment that is safe, relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Amanda is committed to helping practitioners grow their skills and has established peer-to-peer learning networks for municipal public engagement practitioners in Canada and at the City of Vancouver.

        • 29 Nov 2021
        • (PST)
        • 02 Dec 2021
        • (PST)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 29 Nov 2021
        • 03 Dec 2021
        • 7 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 10
        Register


        IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for 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. Our planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning.

        This is part one of two modules in the Foundations program. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

        Completion of the Foundations program (both modules) is a prerequisite for Certification as a P2 Professional (CP3).

        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 seven 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

        Participants will be given a small group to work in and given assignments that they need to complete throughout the week together. Participants will need to coordinate themselves and find time on their own to do this. There will also be individual readings/assignments - to be completed before or in-between virtual sessions.

        Cancellation 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 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: 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.

        • 30 Nov 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register


        Ask yourself these three questions:

        • Are you expecting a loud, controversial event or engagement?

        • Does your organization use the same tools over and over again with limited effectiveness?

        • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity but not sure where and how to get started?

        Ignoring the controversy, aiming to control the discussion, or hoping that enough facts will cool the fire ISN’T going to work. Ready for something different? Willing to immerse yourself in the emotion and complexity, and make space for the tough conversations? While there is no magic technique, these tools are sure to set you up with a better opportunity to support new innovative discussion to emerge. Join us as we explore 1) Gamified Techniques, 2) A Human Library, 3) Socratic Circle© 4) Deliberative Forum.

        It’s time to stretch BEYOND the open house and find techniques and tools that will help you host better, bolder conversations.

        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 course will be offered in one, three hour segment. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        — Cancellation and Refund Policy —

        Learning Objectives

        Participants can expect to walk away with:

        • Attend an interactive session where four new techniques, specifically design for situations of high emotion and controveresy are explored

        • Understand the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders and participants

        • 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 

          Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

          Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations. Better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. 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. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

          Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

          • 30 Nov 2021
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PST)
          • Online


          IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Engagement Community of Practice (CoP) is building a community of P2 practitioners and members of Indigenous communities who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

          The CoP brings together 20 to 30 like-minded P2 practitioners and community members every few months to share stories, challenges, opportunities, and wisdom with each other and invited guests from Indigenous communities and organizations. CoP members are also contributors to IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Inclusion Action Plan, which outlines how we will advance Indigenous inclusion within IAP2 Canada as an organization and within the practice of P2 in Canada.

          Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to join this meeting.

          • 01 Dec 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 12
          Register


          It’s been said a hundred times before, the pandemic has wildly changed the landscape of public engagement, and it’s essential to accept that it will never go back to the way it was. Over the course of this pandemic, we’ve changed how we do things with new expectations for how and when people engage and what’s available to them when they do.

          Pre-pandemic, everyone expected the one-evening event and maybe the one-weekend event. But now we’re in a space where the time of day, time zone and date for events almost don’t matter because online events have increased the ability to participate.

          But people ARE going to want to participate in-person AND they are going to want to participate online. It’s time to get AGILE and create hybrid engagement opportunities!

          Design for Hybrid Public Engagement Events is similar to stand alone in-person or online, however a number of key considerations and accommodations are needed for meaningful events that deliver results and create connection between participants.

          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 course will be offered in one, three hour segment. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

          — Cancellation policy —

          Learning Objectives
          Participants can expect to walk away with:
          • Learn the 8 key elements for effective event design
          • Walk away with an event design template to use at your very next event
          • Understand the 5 principles to successfully integrate online and in-person events

          Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

          Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations. Better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. 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. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

          Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

          • 01 Dec 2021
          • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 19
          Register


          Do you make decisions affecting the public? Do you consult with the public as you make your decisions? Are you sometimes reluctant to include them in the conversation?

          Who should take this course: 

          • Politicians
          • Senior Executives and Management
          • Project Managers
          • Engineers
          • Planners
          • Non-profit organizations

          Who should not take this course:

          IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers helps decision makers get the best value from a public process. The session looks at the Foundations from a decision maker’s point of view and offers a perspective on how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. It examines the costs and benefits of public participation, discusses when and why to not involve the public in an organizational decision, and emphasizes the importance of both the decision being made and the promise to the public about their involvement in that decision process. Finally, the session provides an overview of what the decision maker should know about the public participation practitioner’s role.

          You’ll learn:

          • the foundations of Public Participation (P2)
          • how P2 can be integrated into the overall project plan
          • the costs and benefits of a P2 process and how to get the best value
          • the importance of both the decision to be made and the promise to the public about what their involvement means in making that decision
          • when to involve the public in an organizational decision -- and when not to.
          PLEASE NOTE: 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

            Cancellation policy

            Learning Objectives

            At the end of this course, executives and decision makers will have learned:

            • How public participation ties into their decision-making processes
            • When and why to have the public participate in their decisions
            • The decision maker’s unique role and commitment
            • Key concepts to consider when involving the public

            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

            • 03 Dec 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
            • Zoom
            • 18
            Register


            Using Systems Thinking to Create Transformational Engagement Strategies

            The impacts of a global pandemic, growing environmental awareness, and calls for equality and justice surround us. As engagement professionals it has become critical that we think not only about our individual projects, but about how they fit within and influence the social and global settings that surround them.

            Systems Thinking is a way of looking at engagement that can help us see the bigger pictures we’re working within, and perhaps even more importantly contribute to the positive changes we see happening around us. In this course, we’ll explore the concepts behind Systems Thinking, and explore its use as a practical tool for building engagement strategies. Leave this course with a variety of methods in your pocket for creating truly transformational engagement projects.

            In this course you’ll learn:

            • Six key concepts behind Systems Thinking and how to use them to situate your engagement projects within their social and global contexts
            • How to ‘map’ the engagement systems you work within and how that map influences your role as an engagement professional
            • Eight specific strategies you can implement in any engagement project to enhance success and influence positive change
            Want to get an idea of what the course is like? Watch the Taster here.


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

             - Cancellation and Refund Policy

            Learning Objectives:

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

            • Define what a system is
            • Identify six key systems thinking concepts and how these apply to their engagement projects
            • Map a system they are working within
            • Identify their role within the systems they work
            • Identify eight specific systems-thinking-based strategies they can use in their own engagement projects to enhance success and influence positive change

            Trainer: Carrie McIntosh, CP3

            Carrie McIntosh is the Manager of Engagement at BC Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry service providers. Carrie engages communities up and down the coast of British Columbia from communities as remote as Haida Gwaii to those in the bustling Metro Vancouver region. She holds an MA in Environment and Management, and has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator, communicator, and engagement specialist. She is passionate about building inclusive, place-based engagement approaches for the unique coastal communities she serves.
            • 06 Dec 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PST)
            • Zoom
            • 18
            Register


            Dynamic, interactive and engaging hybrid meetings, sessions workshops have never been more important and are likely to become the norm! How you show up, interact with online participants, ability to “read of room” and navigate the unique needs of any online conversation, not only impacts the meeting results but also the experience people have with it.

            This course ISN’T about facilitation skills. This course digs deeper, it’s is all about YOU - Your presence, your style, your ability to ignite collaboration and energize colleagues and participants. The very best P2 practitioners continually hone their ability to craft just the right space for people to create and connect.

            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 course will be offered in one, two hour segment. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

            — Cancellation policy —

            Learning Objectives
            Participants can expect to walk away with:
            • A how-to guide for setting the best tone and environment so your participants and stakeholders feel comfortable and ready to engage in meaningful ways (regardless of how they are joining)

            • Three key fundamentals to “reading the online & in-person room” (people participate differently, learn to read the visible & invisible cues)

            • Reflection time for your own facilitation style, approach and how it might need to adapt to suit the hybrid engagement environment

            Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

            Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations. Better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. 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. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

            Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

            • 07 Dec 2021
            • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
            • Zoom
            • 17
            Register


            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

            Cancellation and Refund policy

            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