WHO WE ARE
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.
North American 2014 Conference: Core Values Awards Winners
IAP2 HONORS THE BEST IN THE PRACTICE FOR 2014 Winnipeg, MB – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Core Value Awards were presented to seven North American organizations at a gala event held Sept. 29, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The IAP2 North American Core Value Awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate the use of innovative techniques and show excellence in the practice of public participation. New for the 2014 awards, was the addition of Canadian Project of the Year award category.
To view videos on the IAP2 North American 2014 Core Values Award winning projects and to read more, visit the Core Values Awards Page.
October Webinar: Core Values Award Winners, Part 1
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014, 2PM (EDT)
Projects aimed at increasing the level of involvement in decision-making for patients in BC's public health system and to ensure a bridge on a major Interstate was built the way the people wanted were among those honored at the 2014 IAP2 Core Values Awards in Winnipeg. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODoT) needed to replace an aging bridge over the Willamette River, but it faced challenges due to the size of the bridge (nearly 2000' or 650 m), its location (in a popular park) and a history of public mistrust. The way ODoT used Core Values to transform public opinion earned the Department an honorable mention as IAP2 USA Project of the Year. Jyll Smith will share how her group achieved a very positive outcome. How successful is it, moving patients from the role of "health care consumer" to "health care participant"? Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in BC won the awards for Project of the Year and "Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in the Field" for the Community Engagement Advisory Network, or CEAN (pronounced "KEEN"). Belinda Boyd and Saori Yamamoto of VCHA will talk about their experiences in making this work..
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.
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.