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. Learn more.

IAP2 December Webinar: Social Media & P2

December 13, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

This month, you have an opportunity to contribute to the IAP2 Webinar.

Susanna Haas-Lyons
Susanna Haas-Lyons
Civic engagement specialist Susanna Haas-Lyons will lead a discussion on digital engagement, and is looking for examples. She's looking for examples of great P2 and P2 projects that didn't turn out so well.

Fill out Susanna's survey here. The examples could be experiences that happened to you -- or to someone else. It's a great chance to share lessons learned with others!

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Please also note: The two-stage process for signing up for webinars. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a link to another web page. Please follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.

Register now for the  2017 Skills Symposium!

Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3, 2017
Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California

We keep saying the San Diego Skills Symposium has something for everyone, and it does! 

  • Where are you on your learning journey? 
  • What skills do you need for continuous improvement? 
  • What should you be signing up for? 

Click here for insights on what you could learn and where courses lie on the continuum of experience. Choose the courses that best fit where YOU are and what YOU need. 

Big Hairy ProblemAnd don’t forget the added extras: networking opportunities and solving Big Hairy problems together are an important value-add.

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Announcing NEW 2017 Student Programs!

2017 Student Scholarship Program

2017 is the inaugural year for our new national scholarship program. Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to IAP2 USA student members. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. Click here for the more information and the application kit.

2017 Internship Program

 We are also seeking an intern to work remotely with us from January to August 2017. Ideal candidates will have education/work history in a field related to communications, public relations, non‐profit or business administration.The Deadline for applications is January 11, 2017.Click here for more information and guidance on how to apply.

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Congratulations to our Core Values Award Winners!
Learn from the Best of the Best!

The many benefits of being a member of IAP2 USA are the opportunities to learn from one another, and right now you have an opportunity to learn from the Best of the Best: the winners of this year’s IAP2 Core Values Awards, presented September 29 in Montréal!


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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Upcoming events

IAP2 January Webinar

While budgeting can seem like quite the snooze, Shari Davis and Luc Richards shake up our thinking about participatory budgeting. Join us in learning about the development of participatory budgeting and some of the successes seen while implementing this atypical P2 practice.

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