The landscape of global public participation and community engagement is changing. A proven framework for public participation has never been more essential. People want and need to be engaged as decisions are made, and it must happen in a respectful, positive, and effective way that creates the best possible outcomes for all concerned. That’s where we come in.
The IAP2 Federation has streamlined and refined our highly regarded and innovative flagship certificate course to meet today’s challenging climate. Whether you are new to the public participation process or an advanced practitioner, this new training will provide you with the structure, techniques, and knowledge you need to be successful. The hands-on design of this programme and the expertise of the IAP2 Federation Licensed Trainers ensure that you’ll be receiving the very best public participation and community engagement training available globally.
Who should do this training?
Regardless of the arena in which you work, IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation can broaden your toolkit and bring greater creativity to your approach. This programme will give you a broad-based understanding of how public participation works across the world. Foundations is right for anyone working for or involved in public participation and community engagement projects in:
- Government—municipalities, state and provincial agencies
- Environmental Agencies
- Community Organisations
If you are serious about your work in public participation, community engagement and stakeholder involvement, you owe it to yourself to take this comprehensive new training.The hands-on design of this programme and the expertise of the IAP2 Federation Licensed Trainers ensure that you’ll be receiving the best public participation and community engagement training available globally. At the end of this training, participants will receive a certificate issued by the IAP2 International Federation.
Format of training
This training is held over five days and is broken up into two modules;
Planning for Effective Public Participation - 3 days
The three day module of the IAP2 Foundations Program provides an introduction to the foundations of effective public participation. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges as you learn and review the essential elements of effective public participation.
Techniques for Effective Public Participation - 2 days
Once you have completed the planning course, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit— 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 also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication throughout the process.
Find out more and register here.