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Level 1 TRAINING

LEVEL 1An introduction to the topic for those who have little to no previous experience with it. The level does not relate to your experience or expertise in P2, but to your experience in the particular topic.

Our LEVEL 1 courses: 

  • IAP2'S Public Participation for Decision-Makers
  • IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for an Effective Public Participation (Module 1)
  • IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation: Techniques for an Effective Public Participation (Module 2)
  • Indigenous Awareness for Engagement Professionals
  • Facilitation Fundamentals for Public Engagement
  • Enhancing Engagement in Digital Facilitation
  • Project Management Fundamentals for Public Participation Practitioners
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Thinking Outside the Scope: Using systems thinking to create transformational engagement strategies
  • En français : Explorons ensemble les techniques de participation publique préférées des citoyens!

    CALENDAR - Level 1 courses

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


      IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for Effective Public Participation will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and execute effective initiatives for any area in which you may be working. Our planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning.

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

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

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

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

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

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

      Trainer: Amanda Mitchell 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Politique d’annulation

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

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

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

      Aperçu du cours

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

      Formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

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

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

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

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


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

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

      This online course will be offered in one, three and a half hour session. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

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

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

      COURSE OUTLINE

      Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

      Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

      • 17 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 18 Nov 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 19
      Register


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

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

      Who should attend?

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


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

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

      Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Learning Objectives

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

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

      Trainer: Carole Spicer, PMP

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

      • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

      • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

      • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

      • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

        Course Overview
        • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
        • Inclusive design
        • Techniques to Share information
        • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
        • Online Engagement
        • Techniques to Bring People Together
        • Open Public Forums
        • Specialized Processes
        • Representative Processes
        • Advisory Committees
        • Technique Selection Exercise
        Trainer: Amanda Mitchell

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

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

        • 01 Dec 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom
        • 10
        Register


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

        Who should take this course: 

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

        Who should not take this course:

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

        You’ll learn:

        • the foundations of Public Participation (P2)
        • how P2 can be integrated into the overall project plan
        • the costs and benefits of a P2 process and how to get the best value
        • the importance of both the decision to be made and the promise to the public about what their involvement means in making that decision
        • when to involve the public in an organizational decision -- and when not to.
        PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

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

          Cancellation policy

          Learning Objectives

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

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

          Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

          Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

          What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

          • 03 Dec 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
          • Zoom
          • 19
          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
          • 17
          Register


          Facilitating meetings, conversations and group sessions is a skill that is widely used and needed in today's work environment. For public participation professionals, strong and well thought out facilitation is the backbone of helping our clients and their audiences move through difficult and murky conversations to clarity and results in public participation.

          Please join Tannis Topolinksy, CP3 as she walks you through the skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to be an effective facilitator. Tannis has almost 20 years of experience and often finds herself facilitating conversations where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are at stake. Tannis will show you how to plan and design both virtual and in person events that will get results. Learn how to set yourself up for success as you dive into the work of facilitating.


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

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

          Cancellation and Refund policy

          Learning Objectives

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

          • Define the difference between public participation and facilitation

          • Describe the core competencies, value and responsibilities of a facilitator
          • Establish the purpose, outcomes and experiences needed to be achieved for a facilitated event
          • Develop a facilitation process design


          Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

          Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

          What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

          • 08 Dec 2021
          • 10 Dec 2021
          • 5 sessions
          • Zoom
          • 16
          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.

          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: 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.

            • 13 Jan 2022
            • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
            • 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.

            • 19 Jan 2022
            • (PST)
            • 21 Jan 2022
            • (PST)
            • 2 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 20
            Register


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

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

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

            — Cancellation policy —

            Learning Objectives:

            Through this session, participants will:

            • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
            • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes
            • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and various types of development and decision-making in Canada
            • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities, including the roles of engagement professionals and settler-allies
            • Identify opportunities for continued learning and professional development in Indigenous engagement through IAP2 Canada


            Trainers: Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

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


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

            • 31 Jan 2022
            • 04 Feb 2022
            • 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!

            • 10 Feb 2022
            • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
            • 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.




            • 11 Feb 2022
            • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Zoom
            • 16
            Register


            Résumé du cours

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

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

            Les 10 techniques et outils:

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

            Programme ou plan de cours

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


            Objectifs d’apprentissage

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

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

            Durée du cours

            1 séance pour un total de 3h

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

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

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

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

            Politique d'annulation   —

            Votre formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

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

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

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

            • 11 Feb 2022
            • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
            • Zoom
            • 20
            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

            • 16 Mar 2022
            • (PDT)
            • 17 Mar 2022
            • (PDT)
            • 2 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 20
            Register

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

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

            Who should attend?

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


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

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

            Cancellation and Refund Policy

            Learning Objectives

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

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

            Trainer: Carole Spicer, PMP

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


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

            • 21 Mar 2022
            • 23 Mar 2022
            • 5 sessions
            • Zoom
            • 20
            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!

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