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

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

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    • 30 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • 03 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    This session is sold out! Join us for our next session in January.

    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.

    Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in eight 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.

    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.

    • 02 Dec 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (PST)
    • online
    • 206
    Register

    Today’s public arena is fraught with chaos, conflict and uncertainty and outrage is our new norm.  Public trust in government, private corporations and the media are at an all-time low. In this environment how do we work with stakeholders and community to start to build fragile trust? What is required from us? What actions can we take? How might we need to adjust or change our engagement practice? We will explore the new arena we are working, discover the elements required to build trust, and explore a couple tangible, practical steps you can take to adapt your practice.

    In this Taster, you'll learn:

    • how to identify when trust is low and the markers of distrust

    • 7 core elements of trust building in the public arena

    • how to evaluate your own approach to building trust and identify areas of growth
    • and come away with 3 tangible tips to practice


    • Your Trainer

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

    IAP2 Tasters are 45-minute "test drives" of training courses, offered free and exclusively for IAP2 members.


    • 07 Dec 2020
    • (MST)
    • 10 Dec 2020
    • (MST)
    • 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, December 7-10 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website

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

    • 07 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 5
    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.


     - Cancellation 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 Dec 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 232
    Register

    How are you -- and your P2 practice -- faring, eight months into the COVID-19 situation? Back in March, when shutdowns and other restrictions started forcing people to re-work their businesses -- especially those that generally involve in-person events -- we hosted a series of webinars on how to adapt to the “new reality”. Now, it’s time to check back with some of our presenters, see how they’re doing and hear about some of the experiences others are facing.

    If you'd like to review the sessions we presented at the start of the pandemic:

    Adaptive Technologies and P2 - 1 (March 24)

    Adaptive Technologies and P2 - 2 (March 24)

    Managing with the "New Reality" (March 31)

    Bring your experiences and insights to share with your colleagues!

    This webinar is being held via Zoom. Your registration confirmation email will include the login information.

    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 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.

    • 09 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 11 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 7
    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.

    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.

    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.

      • 09 Dec 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
      • Zoom Call
      Register
      In the spirit of learning from each other and building our tool-kits, please join us for a BYOTool Chapter Chat this December. 

      How it works: 
      1. Register for our December Chapter Chat - its free, members and non-members from SK, MB and northwest ON welcome. 
      2. We will confirm your registration and send you the Zoom link. 
      3. Think of a couple tools that have worked well for you, or that you are interested in learning more about, and prepare to share a short elevator pitch about why your tool works well for you (or why you were drawn to it). New to engagement, or not ready to share a tool? No worries! Attend anyways! Listening and learning is welcome. 
      4. We will take some notes and share those notes with links to all participants after the session. 
      So what is the Chapter Chat?
      Since March 2020, our priorities and needs as practitioners have changed. 
      The Prairie Chapter Chat is a place to connect, recharge, become inspired, build your skill set, share your experiences, and learn from other local practitioners with the shared goal of advancing the practice for all.

      Join us on Zoom, Wednesday, December 9 at 12:00 CT.
      Registration required. 
      Let's learn from each other.


      • 10 Dec 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
      • Zoom
      • 20
      Register

      Résumé 

      On souhaite vous confier l’animation d’une consultation publique ou de toute autre rencontre en personne ou en ligne? Vous maîtrisez bien le sujet, mais vous hésitez. Parler en public? Sortir de votre zone de confort? Faire bonne impression? Créer un climat propice aux échanges et au dialogue? Oui, vous le pouvez!

      Parler en public est l’une des plus grandes peurs de l’être humain. J’étais moi-même terrifié quand venait le temps de faire un exposé oral à l’école. Tout cela a bien changé! Je partage avec vous les leçons apprises du gars qui n’a jamais étudié en communications et qui apprivoise maintenant les communications d’impact!

      Cette formation permet aux participant(e)s de prendre de l’assurance en s’appropriant trucs et conseils simples et pratiques qui devraient vous faire apprécier les communications publiques. Par exemple :

      • La préparation (outils, messages) mais surtout votre préparation
      • La bonne attitude à adopter face à différents publics
      • Gérer votre non-verbal (gestes, posture, tonalité, etc.)
      • Techniques d’animation dynamiques et interactives
      • Faciliter les échanges plus sensibles, aider les participant(e)s à s’exprimer
      • Vulgariser et éduquer, «mettre des images en tête»
      • L’appropriation des lieux ou de la plate-forme en ligne
      • Les contenus visuel qui parlent d’eux-mêmes
      • Synthèse, rétroaction et suivi

      Qui sait, peut-être aurez-vous la piqure, comme moi, et toutes les occasions seront alors bonnes pour animer des rencontres!

      Niveau d’expérience recommandé des participants :  Débutant à intermédiaire

      Durée de la formation : 2 h 30.

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

      En suivant cette formation, vous serez d’abord amenés à faire, individuellement, une auto-évaluation de votre « performance » en communication publique, jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

      Les trucs et conseils fournis, vous permettront ensuite d’ajuster vos comportements dans vos animations de rencontres et de vous améliorer en continu.

      Le cours sera enseigné au moyen d’exposés théoriques et d’études de cas en groupe. Idéalement vous poursuivrez votre cheminement avec un coaching individuel avec le formateur. Cette séance sera l’occasion de mettre en application les bonnes pratiques et de vous évaluer à nouveau afin de constater la progression.

      VEUILLEZ NOTER:

      Si vous êtes membres de l'AIP2 Canada, 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


       - Cancellation Policy / Politique d'annulation (en anglais) - 

      Formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3, urb., Conseiller stratégique - Participation publique

       Hugo Mimee aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions. Il a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans à titre de conseiller stratégique en participation publique et en consultation citoyenne. Hugo collabore à différents types de projets (municipal, urbanisme, environnement, énergie) et a mené des centaines de rencontres et consultations publiques en tout genre autant pour Hydro-Québec qu’à titre de consultant. Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’UQAM. Il a complété récemment des mandats de plusieurs années au conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et au comité de pilotage collaboratif de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

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



      • 01 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 31 May 2021
      • (PDT)
      Register

      Please use this to pay for your IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards application.

      • 12 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 15 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 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 Foundations two modules. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

      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 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.

      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: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3 

      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

      • 12 Jan 2021
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
      • online
      • 244
      Register

      The Nova Scotia Health Authority was named Organization of the Year for a five-year journey to bring a consistent public engagement policy across the board. NS Health had been created out of five District Health Authorities, and each had its own culture of engagement. Find out how the Public Engagement section of NS Health accomplished the "cat-herding" exercise of bringing all the decision makers onto the same page so that the patients -- the public -- could benefit.

      Watch NS Health's video here.

      Read NS Health's award submission here.

      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 21 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 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: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.

      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

        • 25 Jan 2021
        • (EST)
        • 29 Jan 2021
        • (EST)
        • 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.

        NOTE: Course dates are Jan. 25, 26, 28 & 29, 11am - 2pm Eastern time.

        Click here for more information.

        Register here.


        • 26 Jan 2021
        • (MST)
        • 28 Jan 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, January 26-28 with 2 sessions each day on the 26th & 27th and one on the 28th. For more information and how to register please see our website

        Early-bird discount ends December 29, 2020.


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

        • 26 Jan 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
        • Online - Zoom
        • 245
        Register

        Under Canada's Oceans Protection Plan, ten Indigenous communities from Canada’s coasts agreed to partner with the Government of Canada to develop, test and evaluate a user-friendly web-based system that increases access to local maritime data for Indigenous peoples, coastal communities and other stakeholders.

        In this reprise of one of the more popular presentations from the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference, you'll learn how institutions and processes were called to change and innovate, which came with challenges. Nathalie Filion and Marie-Pierre Parenteau of Transport Canada and Tyrone Raddi of the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee will share how they addressed a major question which subsequently emerged. That is, how to mind the relationships through the different steps of the project, to ensure partnerships are maintained.

        You'll learn how a team of public servants became leaders in engagement with Indigenous peoples, developing a new understanding of what is required to build effective relationships and partnerships between institutions and Indigenous peoples.


        • 27 Jan 2021
        • (PST)
        • 29 Jan 2021
        • (PST)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 18
        Register

        This course provides an overview of the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Starting with the context of Indigenous Peoples in North America prior to contact, following initial relationships between settlers and Indigenous communities and acts of colonization, participants will explore the interactions and policies that have contributed to the current context of Indigenous interests in Canada today.


        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 online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

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

        — 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

        • 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

        COURSE OUTLINE

        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.

        • 01 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 11 Feb 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.


        • 01 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 03 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 15
        Register

        Understanding what to do next comes from learning what is happening or has happened and, why. The practice of evaluation means we can be more confident in our decision-making, adapt to circumstances and achieve our goals effectively and efficiently. Learn how to support your organization’s goals by building on the fundamental practices of evaluation and developing a systemic approach to evaluating P2. This course will take you beyond methods for collecting and analyzing results and provide the foundation for creating a framework that identifies when to evaluate, the levels of P2 evaluation, recognizing and considering influences on evaluation approaches and, how to develop an evaluation matrix for the levels of P2 evaluation. Learn how to create a P2 evaluation framework for your organization that will help monitor progress and support project, program and systemic change.


        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 two, three hour sessions and one, hour and a half session.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

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

        • Recognize the purpose and benefits of evaluating public participation efforts
        • Identify when evaluation should be performed for maximum impact
        • Differentiate between various levels of P2 evaluation
        • Assess and select appropriate P2 evaluation matrices based on desired outcomes
        • Create a customized P2 evaluation framework based on organizational needs


        Trainer: Maria deBruijn

        Engagement practitioner. Facilitator. Curriculum designer. Instructor. Relationship builder. Maria is a much sought after critical thinker and consummate problem solver, with over 20 years of achieving successful outcomes. She has advised and supported many organizations in enhancing their engagement efforts, developing and facilitating business planning and strategies, and providing professional development and training. Her experience includes highly complex, multi-party projects featuring multi-stage engagement processes. Maria is IAP2 trained and holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Technology specializing in digital engagement.

        • 03 Feb 2021
        • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
        • Zoom
        • 19
        Register

        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.

        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.

        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

        • 09 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 12 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 4 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 19
        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.

        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.   

        • 09 Feb 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
        • Online - Zoom
        • 244
        Register

        What do a superhero, a pop-up bar, and a mural all have in common? These are just a few of the creative initiatives executed by the Philadelphia Water Department which aim to inspire environmental stewardship, drive infrastructure investments with public input, and build trust for tap water among its customers. In this reprise of one of the sessions from the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference, hear and see how this municipal water utility is becoming more approachable than ever. Thanks to campaigns informed by community research -- including art installation and Philly's protector of water quality, Water Woman -- residents have been engaged in conversations about water quality and sustainability in historically underserved neighborhoods and beyond.

        You'll learn how to:

        Develop creative solutions to interpreting science-based concepts across demographics

        Use qualitative and quantitative data to shape public engagement campaigns

        Integrate local art/talent to connect your message with diverse communities

        Read the conference presentation here.

        • 17 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 19 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 16
        Register

        Ask yourself these three questions:

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

        Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

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

        Virtual Meetings & Sessions - whether you are using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Go To Meeting or others, how we convene people in the online space is new and different for many. Learn what works, what doesn’t and how to create connection - even in the online space.

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

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

        When all is said and done, you will have four new tools that help you to host meaningful conversations that achieve objectives and create momentum for change.


        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 three, two and a half hour segments over the week.

        — Cancellation policy —

        Learning Objectives:

        At the end of this course, participants will:

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

        Trainer(s): Kim Hyshka, CP3

        Kim 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!

        • 22 Feb 2021
        • (MST)
        • 25 Feb 2021
        • (MST)
        • 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 and we will be offering the second module, Techniques, online in April 2021. The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, February 22-25 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website

        Early-bird discount ends January 25, 2021.

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

        • 22 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 01 Mar 2021
        • (PST)
        • 5 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 14
        Register

        As project stakeholders and their perspectives become increasingly diverse, practitioners are challenged to intentionally design and successfully implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that ethically and equitably engage all key stakeholder groups. Participants leave this highly-participatory and practical course with a deeper understanding of the “spectrum of diversity,” skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques, and craft an evaluation plan to check and change your effort during implementation – plus a great cohort of colleagues to help you with this work over time.


        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 five, three hour sessions. Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

        At the end of this course, participants will:

        • Appreciate and respect the “spectrum of diversity” that enters any P2 effort, and understand the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives forward to address complex community issues
        • Learn how to define clear engagement objectives for increasing and deepening inclusion within public engagement efforts
        • Gain experience in equity-centered stakeholder identification and appropriate participation tools
        • Understand the essential art and science of ethical and equitable engagement design, and how to translate that into effective and successful implementation
        • Develop ethical and effective approaches and techniques for supporting and engaging the full spectrum of stakeholders
        • Explore underrepresentation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
        • Understand how to evaluate and redesign during implementation
        • Know how to translate new learnings into successful and inclusive practice

        COURSE OUTLINE

        Trainer: Anne 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.

        • 01 Mar 2021
        • (PST)
        • 15 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register

        Every organization has its own P2 personality and soul, whether intentionally cultivated and

        cared for or haphazardly left to evolve on its own. This course is for those with the curiosity

        about, or who may be tasked with the responsibility for, building a culture of engagement

        within your organizations. What does it take to shift to a state where the choices are about

        making sure P2 is not just done, but done right? This course will pull on research and

        organizational best practices that goes beyond engagement on a project-by-project basis.

        Participants will dig in and walk away with an approach for change within their own

        organizations.


        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, three hour sessions.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

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

        • Describe the necessary elements of corporate P2 culture

        • Conduct a P2 personality and soul audit for your organization (aka state of engagement audit)
        • Create a culture map
        • Identify culture generating and culture sapping behaviours, structures + practices
        • Design a draft approach to shift culture within your organization

        COURSE OUTLINE


        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

        • 02 Mar 2021
        • (EST)
        • 05 Mar 2021
        • (EST)
        • 7 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        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: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.

        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: Kim Hyshka, CP3 

        Kim 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!


        • 02 Mar 2021
        • (PST)
        • 09 Mar 2021
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 18
        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.

        Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in thee, two and a half hour sessions.

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

        — Cancellation 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.

        • 09 Mar 2021
        • (EST)
        • 11 Mar 2021
        • (EST)
        • 5 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        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: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.

        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: Kim Hyshka, CP3

          Kim 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!


          • 09 Mar 2021
          • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
          • Online (Zoom)
          • 245
          Register

          The application period is about to open for the 2021 IAP2 Core Values Awards, so now is a good time to hear from and learn about the 2020 winners. Joining us this time will be:

          Josh Fullan of Maximum City, winners of the IAP2 Canada award for "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" for the KidScore initiative.

          Adrienne DeDona of JLA Public Involvement, winners of the USA award for "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" for "Reconnecting past and future: Community engagement shapes redevelopment in Portland's Historic Old Town Chinatown" 

          Natalie Geddes from the City of Winnipeg, winners of the "Indigenous Engagement" Award for "Welcoming Winnipeg".

          Fay Kramer of TransLink, winner of the Visual Engagement Award

          Read about the Canadian winners and watch their videos here.

          Read about the USA winners and watch their videos here.

          Find out more about the IAP2 Core Values Awards and their criteria here.

          • 15 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 19 Mar 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.


          • 16 Mar 2021
          • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
          • Online - Zoom
          • 245
          Register

          Ask yourself these three questions:

          • Are you running out of constructive ways to bring people together in conversation?

          • Are you hearing from the same people over and over again and consistently struggling to hear from diverse voices?

          • Do you value strong relationships and building community engagement capacity?

          In a 70-minute session, Anne Harding, Kim Hyshka and Hugo Mimee will reprise their highly popular presentation at the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference. You'll take part in a human lab, where you can fill your toolbox with at least FIVE new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

          NO SLIDES, NO PRESENTATION; just 70 minutes of fun, interactive and experiential learning.

          • 18 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 19 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 2 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 17
          Register

          Public participation (P2) continues to evolve from one-time events to a culture of engagement and capacity building. To hasten and support that evolution, participants in this 1-day course learn how to conduct an “audit” of their organization’s civic engagement infrastructure (policies, procedures, proficiencies, and performance) to assess strengths and weaknesses, and then plan specific actions to advance a robust P2 infrastructure. We introduce the value of such an audit tied to the IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics, and then walk through the audit process, interpreting findings, and designing responsive actions. Through short presentations, hands-on exercises, best practices and innovations, and group learnings, participants understand how to take their organizations through this audit and planning process and elevate the importance, value, and benefits of meaningful engagement.

          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, two and a half hour sessions.

          Cancellation policy

          Learning Objectives

          Drawing from theory, multiple examples, and best practices, at the end of this course participants will:

          • Understand the value and importance of good P2 in improving public decisions
          • Ground P2 in ethical foundations
          • Audit their organization’s P2 infrastructure, looking at policies, professional practices, resources and capabilities, and performance
          • Develop a prioritized Action Plan to upgrade their P2 infrastructure

          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.

          • 22 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 25 Mar 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.


          • 23 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 25 Mar 2021
          • (PDT)
          • 3 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 20
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