IAP2 USA was organized in 2010 as an affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation, serving the needs of P2 practitioners specific to the United States while maintaining the standards set by the worldwide Federation. IAP2 USA improves and supports the field by advancing and advocating for public participation that aligns with our Core Values and Code of Ethics. Today, IAP2 USA serves some 500 members – in public agencies, academia, consulting firms and non-profit organizations. Read the IAP2 USA Strategic Plan here. 

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Nominations now being accepted for IAP2 USA Board

IAP2 USA needs you. Are you interested in advancing public participation in the US? Do you want to help other passionate P2 professionals improve their work? IAP2 USA is about helping one another, and that starts with a strong Board of Directors. Nominations are now open. For more information please visit the IAP2 USA website

For more information contact, David Hovde, Nominations Committee Chair, or Amelia Shaw, IAP2 USA Executive Manager,  at amelia@iap2usa.org

Deadline for applications is Friday, November 7th.

The November Learning Webinar: "IAP2 Certification - the Core Competencies"

November Webinar: IAP2 Certification-The Core Competencies

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 2pm Eastern time (11am Pacific)

The November Learning Webinar: "IAP2 Certification - the Core Competencies" Due to Remembrance Day, the November webinar will be held one week later than normal -- Tuesday, Nov. 18. The December webinar will take place on its normal day -- the second Tuesday of the month (Dec. 9).

In June, we asked for your input on what criteria define professional standards for a P2 practitioner: what knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, skills, and capabilities do you believe professionals need to design and implement quality public participation programs? We received more than 1,000 comments. Over the summer, the IAP2 Task Force on Certification developed a draft set of core competencies, which was presented as a conversation starter at the 2014 IAP2 North American Conference in September. That conversation is still going on: click here to take part.

Now, we're coming back to you to see if we're on the right track. Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 2pm Eastern time (11am Pacific) for this live, interactive webinar with members of the Task Force to give your opinions and offer new ideas. Important: when you receive your registration confirmation e-mail, you will see another link. You will need to click on that link to reserve your "seat" at our virtual table and receive your login instructions.


Journal of Public Deliberation

IAP2 is proud to be a partner, along with the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, in the Journal of Public Deliberation. This is a peer reviewed, open access journal with the principal objective of synthesizing the research, opinion, projects, experiments and experiences of academics and practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of "deliberative democracy." The Journal is published twice a year: the current edition is a special issue, “The State of The Field”, in which scholars and researchers in public participation discuss the present and future of deliberative democracy.

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As a not-for-profit organization, IAP2 USA’s greatest strength is in its members, who step up to the plate and help, either on an ongoing or ad hoc basis. For more information on how your gifts and talents can enhance the various committees and initiatives...please click here– and visit regularly.

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