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.

CERTIFICATION 2016  – Sign Up now!

After two years of development, IAP2 USA is proud to present the Professional Certification Program. Join your colleagues and become an IAP2 USA Certified Professional!

The assessment process was developed by a Task Force of IAP2 members from USA, Canada, and South Africa in consultation with  members. The program offers two levels of certification: Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) and Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3). Credentials are awarded upon completion of a three-step assessment based on 5 Core Competencies developed through the membership consultation process.

The Application Deadline for the September Assessment Center is May 26th

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APPLY for the Core Values Awards – TODAY!

IAP2 USA’s premier Core Values Awards recognize and encourage projects and organizations that are at the forefront of public participation. The Awards were created to promote excellence, quality and innovation in public participation. Embedding the IAP2 Core Values in organizations and projects that demonstrate leading practice is a key focus for the Awards.

We are pleased to announce new Project Categories for 2016 thanks to the feedback we received from you, in addition to the three National Awards. Also new this year we've introduced a way for you to find out if your project would be eligible BEFORE you put in the time and energy to fill in the application by submitting a Letter of Intent!

Winners will be announced at the Core Values Awards Gala at the North American Conference in Montreal, Canada, September 29, 2016.

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IAP2 June Webinar: Favorites from Portland – 3

"It's Geek to Me"
June 14, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

The engineers, scientists, and planners who drive your projects are the smartest people you know. Their work is carefully planned, meticulously detailed, and irrefutably accurate. Unfortunately, no one can understand it. How do you get around that?

Kelly Spitzley of HDR in Portland, OR, shares her insights in how to turn geek-speak into plain English. Join us as Kelly reprises her presentation, which was one of the highest-rated by attendees at the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference in Portland.

Please note: There is a 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.

2016 IAP2 North American Conference



Montréal, Québec, Sept. 28-30 2016

The excitement is already building for the fifth annual IAP2 North American Conference: the once-a-year-get-together for learning and sharing about P2 and seeing old friends and making new ones – all of whom understand and appreciate P2.

The Schedule at a Glance showcases the sessions, the presenters and the various activities that will be happening during and around the Conference. We have presenters from across Canada, the United States, and around the world, and all of them address the Conference theme, “Who Cares About P2?”

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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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