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

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

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • 18 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 31 Dec 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EST)
    • 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.

    • 10 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Zoom
    Register

    This webinar -- the last in our "encore" series from the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference -- is an encore and an update of a previous webinar. Researchers at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue asked how a public engagement process could go beyond inclusion and achieve true equity: building reciprocal relationships and sharing power with communities to co-create accessible and meaningful engagement processes.

    As in the Conference session, Elodie Jacquet of the Wosk Centre will introduce eight principles for equitable public engagement, developed from the Centre's research. Then, as in the Conference session, you will be invited to discuss challenges and strategies for success from your own experiences, and/or fictionalized case studies that reflect real-world constraints.

    But this research has been underway since the Wosk Centre undertook a project for IAP2 in 2018 -- so you can expect some exciting updates in this webinar.

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    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. The next session of the second module, Techniques, will be offered Oct 13-15.

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

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

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

    Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

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

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

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

    • Understand and apply the IAP2 Foundations for effective public participation.
    • Articulate and assess the benefits and risks of integrating public participation into decision- making.
    • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process.
    • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public participation plan.
    • Integrate communication strategies to reach and engage the public and support the public participation process.
    • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes
    Course Overview
    • What is Public Participation?
    • Who is the Public?
      • The Orbits of Public Participation
      • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
    • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
      • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
        —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
        —IAP2's Code of Ethics
      • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
      • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
        —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum
    • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
      • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
      • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
      • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
      • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
      • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
    • Digging Deeper
      • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
      • Learning Styles and Public Participation
      • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
      • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
      • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
      • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
      • Attitude is Everything
    • Wrap up & Closure
    Trainer: Lara Tierney, CP3 and Tracey Ehl, MCP3

    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.

    In 2017, Tracey became a Master Certified Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3) and in 2020, she completed the process to become a licensed trainer. Tracey has over two decades of professional P2 experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supportable solutions that uphold shared values. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, and community development.


    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20
    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.




    • 14 Sep 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 17 Sep 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



    • 20 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 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.


    • 20 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 16
    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. The next session of the second module, Techniques, will be offered Oct 13-15.

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

    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.

    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: 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

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20
    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.

    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • 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. 

     

    • 27 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 19
    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!

    • 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.

    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 19
    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

    • 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
    • 20
    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.




    • 13 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 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: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

      • 14 Oct 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom
      • 21
      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
      • (EDT)
      • 22 Oct 2021
      • (EDT)
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 20
      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.

       

      • 22 Oct 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • Zoom
      • 20
      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

        • 23 Oct 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 31 Oct 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 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: 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 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: 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.


        • 26 Oct 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 05 Nov 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 18
        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.

        Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. 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 over 15-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.

        • 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
        • 19
        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
        • (EDT)
        • 05 Nov 2021
        • (EDT)
        • 5 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 17
        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!

        • 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.


        • 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.

         

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

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

        Participants will leave the course with:

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

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


        PLEASE NOTE:

         If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.


        This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.

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

         - Cancellation and Refund Policy

        Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

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

        • 20 Nov 2021
        • (PST)
        • 27 Nov 2021
        • (PST)
        • 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: 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 two weekend (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

        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.

          • 22 Nov 2021
          • 8:00 AM (PST)
          • 25 Nov 2021
          • 11:00 AM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 18
          Register

          This  training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times you need strategies and behaviours to work together more effectively when communities and stakeholders are outraged. This course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

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

          Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in four, three hour segments over the week.

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

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

          Cancellation policy

          Learning Objectives

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

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


          Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

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

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

            

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


          • 29 Nov 2021
          • (EST)
          • 03 Dec 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 two modules in the Foundations program. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

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

          PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

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

          Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

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

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

          Cancellation policy

          Learning Objectives

          Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

          • Understand and apply the IAP2 Foundations for effective public participation.
          • Articulate and assess the benefits and risks of integrating public participation into decision- making.
          • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process.
          • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process.
          • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public participation plan.
          • Integrate communication strategies to reach and engage the public and support the public participation process.
          • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes
          Course Overview
          • What is Public Participation?
          • Who is the Public?
            • The Orbits of Public Participation
            • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
          • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
            • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
              —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
              —IAP2's Code of Ethics
            • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
            • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
              —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum
          • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
            • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
            • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
            • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
            • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
            • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
          • Digging Deeper
            • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
            • Learning Styles and Public Participation
            • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
            • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
            • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
            • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
            • Attitude is Everything
          • Wrap up & Closure

          Trainer: Tracey Ehl, MCP3

          In 2017, Tracey became a Master Certified Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3) and in 2020, she completed the process to become a licensed trainer. Tracey has over two decades of professional P2 experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supportable solutions that uphold shared values. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, and community development.

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


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

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

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

          • 03 Dec 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 20
          Register

          Using Systems Thinking to Create Transformational Engagement Strategies

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

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

          In this course you’ll learn:

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


          PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate.

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

          This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.

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

           - Cancellation and Refund Policy

          Learning Objectives:

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

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


          Trainer: Carrie McIntosh, CP3

          Carrie McIntosh is the Manager of Engagement at BC Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry service providers. Carrie engages communities up and down the coast of British Columbia from communities as remote as Haida Gwaii to those in the bustling Metro Vancouver region. She holds an MA in Environment and Management, and has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator, communicator, and engagement specialist. She is passionate about building inclusive, place-based engagement approaches for the unique coastal communities she serves.
          • 07 Dec 2021
          • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 20
          Register