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    • 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.

    • 27 Sep 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 30 Sep 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, September 27 - 30, 2021 with 2 sessions per day.  We will be offering the second module, Techniques, in October and November. See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

    Early bird discount ends August 30, 2021. 

     

    • 29 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    This session is SOLD OUT! We have another session scheduled on Oct 19.

    The effectiveness of public participation design and facilitation is dependent on real people engaging in real time, against the backdrop of real life. This candid, practical session will provide P2 practitioners with road-tested tips for building effective engagement with members of the public whose behaviour is challenging for a variety of reasons. When people, or the organizations they represent, are exhausted, distracted, irritable or entrenched, we need a deeper toolbox and a more flexible mindset to channel their attention productively. This course will provide both.

    Following this session, participants will be able to:

    • Build empathy for participants in public engagement processes who appear to be too distracted, exhausted and/or belligerent to participate effectively.
    • Draw appropriately on a more extensive inventory of public participation design and facilitation tools to respond to difficult or unexpected behaviours in real-time.
    • Manage their personal state and mindset more effectively as a result of understanding how to strengthen their “adaptability quotient.”
    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.




    • 29 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • 04 Oct 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    This session is SOLD OUT! We have another session scheduled on Nov 16 and Dec 1.

    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 participant 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 as 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 for 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!

    • 05 Oct 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 08 Oct 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Online

    Taught by Kim Hyshka and Tannis Topolnisky, this live and interactive online training will have you ready to apply IAP2's approach to public participation in your next project. Planning is the first of two modules of the Foundations training program.  

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

    Find more information and register here



    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    The need for masterful virtual facilitation skills is higher than ever before. This course will enhance both parts of that equation: facilitating skillfully and doing so using virtual platforms. Participants will leave with greater confidence and specific skills to help groups collaborate digitally in ways that are participatory and productive.

    Participants will leave the course with:

    • Specific strategies for enhancing engagement in virtual environments, using the features of several platforms but focused on Zoom, since it is the current platform of choice globally.
    • Reminders of effective approaches to using facilitation to strengthen engagement in meetings generally, regardless of the medium.
    • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more 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.




    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 12
    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

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project.

    This module breaks down specific methods including World Café, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups. You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material, IAP2 tipsheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.

    This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

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

    Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

    Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

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

    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: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

      Tannis Topolnisky

      Tannis has 18 years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011.  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.  She is an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

       “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

      • 13 Oct 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 15 Oct 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 17
      Register


      This course gives public and community engagement professionals a fundamental level of understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Participants will learn about the shared story of Indigenous and all Canadians and reflect on how that shared past affects our unique and shared experiences today, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes. Co-delivered by Indigenous and Settler trainers whose experiences as engagement professionals bring the content to life, this impactful course builds fundamental understanding through a lens of meaningful engagement and reconciliation.

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

      — Cancellation policy —

      Learning Objectives:

      Through this session, participants will:

      • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
      • 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 various types of development and decision-making in Canada
      • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities, including the roles of engagement professionals and settler-allies
      • Identify opportunities for continued learning and professional development in Indigenous engagement through IAP2 Canada


      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 promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, 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.

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

      Two distinctly different projects won the IAP2 Project of the Year honours for 2021. The Canadian winner was Argyle, for the "Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation". The Foundation was set up to assist Indigenous people who had been taken from their homes as children and placed with non-Indigenous foster parents. Argyle's task was to ensure that the governance and objectives of the Healing Foundation met the needs of the people it was supposed to serve.

      Watch their Core Values Award video here. 

      The USA project of the year is the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Beaverton, and unincorporated Washington County, Oregon, for their project to determine the needs of the 250,000 people served by the P&RD. They returned to the roots of the Park District -- founded by activists to create something that served everyone.

      Watch their Core Values Award video here.

      • 14 Oct 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom
      • 18
      Register


      The past year has provided ample opportunity to test your digital facilitation skills, and with remote collaboration well established as the new normal, now’s the time to up your game.

      Building on the knowledge and tools learned in Enhancing Engagement in Digital Facilitation, this practical 3.5-hour workshop introduces additional tools and activities, and gives you an opportunity to practice them with a small group of people. It also offers a space for collective problem solving with other participants.

      This course has an “ask me anything” approach and will be partially co-created in real time with students. Bring your facilitation scenarios, dilemmas, stories and questions and we’ll workshop solutions to help you better engage your audience.

      This course builds on Enhancing Engagement in Digital Facilitation PART 1 and is recommended as a 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 virtual course is 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 and Refund Policy

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discover and try new tools and techniques for engaging your audience.
      • Gain feedback and advice on digital facilitation hardware, platforms, activities and scenarios from a Certified Professional Facilitator and a group of peers.
      • Increase your confidence and performance with digital facilitation.

      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.
      • 18 Oct 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 21 Oct 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 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.


      • 18 Oct 2021
      • 22 Oct 2021
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 16
      Register
      Vous cherchez une formation complète et rigoureuse sur les principes de base de la participation publique? 

      Vous souhaitez améliorer votre expertise?

      Cette formation sur la planification des processus de participation publique est pour vous!


      La formation Les fondements de la P2 : Planification pour une participation publique efficace, qui fait partie des Fondements de la participation publique de l’AIP2, vous donnera une longueur d’avance ainsi que les connaissances et la confiance nécessaires pour planifier et mettre en œuvre des initiatives efficaces, quel que soit votre domaine d’intervention. Notre module de planification fournit une structure éprouvée qui augmentera considérablement les chances de réussite de vos projets. Ce cours pratique vous offre la possibilité d’explorer les défis auxquels vous êtes confrontés, à l’aide des éléments essentiels à une participation efficace du public.

      Il s’agit du premier des deux modules de la formation Fondements

      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.

      Les participants seront répartis en petits groupes et recevront des travaux à réaliser ensemble au cours de la semaine. Les participants assureront la coordination nécessaire pour mener à bien ces travaux. Des lectures et des travaux individuels devront également être effectués avant ou entre les séances virtuelles.


      Politique d'annulation   —

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

      Après avoir terminé le cours Planification, les participants seront en mesure :

      • De comprendre et d’intégrer les fondements de l’AIP2 pour une participation efficace du public;

      • D’exprimer et d’évaluer les avantages et les risques associés de l’intégration de la participation du public à la prise de décisions;

      • D’établir des objectifs de participation adéquats, qui clarifient le rôle du public et qui sont harmonisés avec le processus décisionnel et le soutiennent;

      • D’identifier les parties prenantes ainsi que leurs besoins et attentes, et de sélectionner des méthodes efficaces pour les inciter à participer à un processus décisionnel;

      • D’élaborer et de mettre en œuvre un plan efficace et exhaustif de participation du public;

      • D’intégrer des stratégies de communication visant à atteindre et mobiliser le public, et à soutenir le processus de participation du public;

      • D’évaluer les processus de participation du public utilisés et les résultats obtenus.

      Aperçu du cours

      • Qu’est-ce que la participation du public?
      • Définition du terme « public »
        • Les orbites de la participation du public
        • Parties prenantes difficiles à rejoindre et viser une participation inclusive
      • Principes de base de la participation du public selon l’AIP2
        • Principe 1 : Participation fondée sur des valeurs
        • Que sont les valeurs et pourquoi sont-elles importantes dans le cadre de la P2?
      – Valeurs essentielles de l’AIP2 pour la pratique de la participation publique

      – Code d’éthique de l’AIP2

      • Principe 2 : Participation orientée vers la prise de décisions
      • Principe 3 : Participation axée sur les résultats\

      – Spectrum de la participation publique de l’AIP2

      • Les cinq étapes de planification d’un exercice de participation publique selon l’AIP2
        • Étape 1 de la planification : Obtenir l’engagement des acteurs internes – décideurs, organisations, description préliminaire de la décision, liste des parties prenantes, niveau sur le Spectrum
        • Étape 2 de la planification : S’informer auprès du public
        • Étape 3 de la planification : Sélectionner le degré de participation
        • Étape 4 de la planification : Définir le processus décisionnel à suivre et les objectifs de la participation publique
        • Étape 5 de la planification : Concevoir le plan de participation publique, ce qui inclut la sélection des techniques, l’évaluation des ressources nécessaires et disponibles, et la planification de l’évaluation
      • Approfondissement des connaissances
        • Planification de la participation du public et communication efficace
        • Styles d’apprentissage et participation publique
        • Aider les gens à passer de l’opinion à l’intérêt
        • Intégration des Autochtones, des groupes marginalisés ou exclus, et des voix oubliées
        • Gestion des émotions – l’indignation, la peur et la colère – dans un contexte de participation publique et importance de faire preuve d’empathie et de nouer des liens
        • Boucler la boucle avec les parties prenantes
        • L’attitude est primordiale
      • Conclusion et mot de la fin

      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!

      • 19 Oct 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 21 Oct 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 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, October 19 - 21, 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 September 20, 2021.

       

      • 19 Oct 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom
      • 19
      Register


      The effectiveness of public participation design and facilitation is dependent on real people engaging in real time, against the backdrop of real life. This candid, practical session will provide P2 practitioners with road-tested tips for building effective engagement with members of the public whose behaviour is challenging for a variety of reasons. When people, or the organizations they represent, are exhausted, distracted, irritable or entrenched, we need a deeper toolbox and a more flexible mindset to channel their attention productively. This course will provide both.

      Following this session, participants will be able to:

      • Build empathy for participants in public engagement processes who appear to be too distracted, exhausted and/or belligerent to participate effectively.
      • Draw appropriately on a more extensive inventory of public participation design and facilitation tools to respond to difficult or unexpected behaviours in real-time.
      • Manage their personal state and mindset more effectively as a result of understanding how to strengthen their “adaptability quotient.”
      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 Oct 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • 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

        • 22 Oct 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
        • Online
        Register

        La version française suit.

        The COVID-19 pandemic impacted public participation (P2) practices substantially. This bilingual webinar focuses on a research report produced by Stephanie Yates, PhD, and Hugo Mimee, CP3, due to be released in mid-September.

        The report looks into the way P2 continued during this time of crisis and how it was adapted. It examines P2 processes through the lens of accessibility and inclusivity, reflects on the challenges tied to a changing P2 landscape, and considers the credibility of the results in such context. The report also considers “human challenges” relating to "remote participation", such as emotionality, non-verbal communication, the necessary relations between personal, family and professional environments, as well as general socialization needs.

        The webinar will also look at the results of a pan-Canadian survey of  P2 professionals. Participants will go through a set of ten questions to foster reflection on the changing landscape of public participation, since practices developed during the crisis are likely to endure. The many examples cited throughout this report can also serve as references for anyone interested in learning more.

        About the authors/presenters:

        Stéphanie Yates, Ph.D. (Montréal, Quebec)

        Stéphanie Yates is a professor in the Department of Social and Public Communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a member of the Groupe de recherche en communication politique at Université Laval. A political scientist by training (Ph.D. Laval University 2010), she studies the role of citizens and interest groups in the governance of states and corporations. In this perspective, she focuses on the media strategies of public and private actors concerning lobbying, public participation, social acceptability and the social responsibility of organizations. She is also interested in environmental communication. She has published numerous articles and chapters in communication, political science, and management publications using an interdisciplinary approach. She is also the editor of the book Introduction aux relations publiques. Fondements, enjeux et pratiques, published by Presses de l’Université du Québec in 2018. 

        Hugo Mimee, CP3, urb, M.ATDR (Montréal, Quebec)

        Hugo Mimee has over 20 years of professional experience in public and citizen participation, facilitation, social acceptability and stakeholder management. Hugo brings people to collaborate in different projects (urban planning, environment, transportation, energy). He has facilitated hundreds of public meetings of all kinds for Hydro-Québec as well as a consultant. He is a trainer in public participation, social acceptability and stakeholder management.

        Hugo is also a lecturer at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in project management, vice-president of the Centre de la nature du mont Saint-Hilaire's board of directors, and member of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec and the Canadian Institute of Planners. He recently completed several years as IAP2 Canada's board of directors vice-president, as well as for the Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2). 

        Hugo helps people communicate better, understand each other and find solutions together!

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        La pandémie de Covid-19 a eu des impacts concrets sur les pratiques de participation publique (p2). Ce webinaire bilingue met en vedette les résultats du rapport de recherche de Stéphanie Yates, PhD et Hugo Mimee, CP3 (à venir prochainement). À partir d’une revue de littérature et d’une démarche exploratoire des activités de p2 réalisées par certaines organisations québécoises, ce rapport de recherche vise à établir de grands constats liés à la p2 en temps de crise, à identifier les manières d’adapter les façons de faire dans ce contexte et à réfléchir aux défis humains que pose la participation à distance.

        Ce webinaire penche ainsi sur la question de l’accessibilité des démarches, sur le caractère inclusif de celles-ci, sur la crédibilité des résultats générés et sur les défis posés par un contexte changeant. La prise en compte de l’émotivité, de la communication non-verbale, de l’arrimage nécessaire entre les environnements personnels, familiaux et professionnels, des besoins des personnes kinesthésiques, et, plus généralement, des besoins en matière de socialisation sont abordés comme autant de “défis humains” liés aux nouvelles formes de participation. Nous complétons ce tour d’horizon par la présentation de résultats issus d’un sondage pancanadien mené auprès des professionnels de la p2.

        En guise de conclusion, le rapport de recherche formule une dizaine de questions de réflexion qui visent à amener les lectrices et lecteurs à réfléchir à la suite des choses, dans un contexte où plusieurs des pratiques développées lors de la présente crise sont susceptibles de perdurer. Les multiples exemples cités tout au long du webinaire pourront servir de référence à toute personne intéressée à en savoir davantage.

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        Stéphanie Yates, Ph.D. (Montréal, Québec)

        Stéphanie Yates est professeure au Département de communication sociale et publique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) et membre du Groupe de recherche en communication politique de l’Université Laval. Politologue de formation (Ph.D Université Laval 2010), elle étudie le rôle des citoyens et des groupes d’intérêt dans la gouvernance des États et des entreprises. Dans cette perspective, elle se penche sur les stratégies de médiatisation des acteurs publics et privés en lien avec le lobbyisme, la participation publique, l’acceptabilité sociale et la responsabilité sociale des organisations. Elle s’intéresse également à la communication environnementale. Partant d’une approche interdisciplinaire, elle a publié de nombreux articles et chapitres dans des publications en communication, en science politique et en management. Elle est également la directrice de l’ouvrage Introduction aux relations publiques. Fondements, enjeux et pratiques, publié aux Presses de l’Université du Québec en 2018.

        Hugo Mimee, CP3, urb., M.ATDR (Montréal, Québec)

        Hugo Mimee a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans comme professionnel en participation publique et citoyenne, en animation, en acceptabilité sociale 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, vice-président du conseil d’administration du Centre de la nature du mont Saint-Hilaire, membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec et de l’Institut canadien des urbanistes. 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!




        • 23 Oct 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 31 Oct 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 7 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 15
        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 drop-in session.

        (For IAP2 members only.)

        • 26 Oct 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 05 Nov 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 13
        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
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register


        Résumé du cours

        Dans cet atelier sur les meilleures pratiques en animation d’activités de participation citoyenne, les participant-es seront appelé-es à réfléchir sur les défis actuels afin d’obtenir une contribution significative, efficace et constructive des citoyens. Comment intéresser une grande diversité de citoyens et non les mêmes personnes d’une consultation à l’autre? Comment s’assurer de tenir une consultation publique efficace? Pourrait-on même créer de la fierté en ayant mené une démarche de consultation appréciée des citoyens?

        Dans cette formation-atelier, les participant-es choisiront 5 techniques parmi les 10 présentées et en feront une exploration plus approfondie. L’activité sera complétée par une présentation du top 10 des pratiques gagnantes en participation publique (selon le formateur!)

        Les 10 techniques et outils:

        1. Pop-up meeting
        2. Capsules vidéos «maisons»
        3. Visites au terrain excitantes!
        4. Murs à idées ré-inventés!
        5. Rencontres de cuisine et au café
        6. Le «tout inclus»! - Portes ouvertes avec circuit - Kiosques - Ateliers - Halte-Garderie, etc.
        7. Consultation en ligne - Priorisation d’idées en fonction des intérêts et valeurs
        8. Consultation en ligne - Carte collaborative
        9. Cartographie participative
        10. Des comités dynamiques et performants

        Programme ou plan de cours

        • Exploration de 5 techniques et outils de p2 en atelier + échanges afin de tirer profit des meilleures pratiques identifiées par les participant-e-s
        • 2 présentations visuelles :
        • 10 activités de participation publique préférées des citoyens
        • top 10 des pratiques gagnantes en participation publique


        Objectifs d’apprentissage

        Amener le(la) participant-e à identifier les techniques et outils de p2 qui donnent réellement des résultats, parce qu’ils auront permis aux citoyens de vraiment participer pleinement!

        • Amener le(la) participant-e à identifier les techniques et outils de p2 qui donnent réellement des résultats, parce qu’ils auront permis aux citoyens de vraiment participer pleinement!
        • Et possiblement identifier des techniques et outils qui sont moins appropriés aujourd’hui.

        Durée du cours

        1 séance pour un total de 3h

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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!

        • 28 Oct 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
        • online
        • 51
        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.

        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
        • 17
        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 efficace du public (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
        • 20
        Register


        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 promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, 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
        • 15
        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

        One of the more popular sessions from the 2021 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference will present a reprise. Presenter is still TBA.

        • 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
        • 19
        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 promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, 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
        • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register