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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IAP2 May Webinar – Tools and Traps of Online Engagement

May 10, 2016 – 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy in any profession, and P2 is no exception. Is "Online" the be-all and end-all of engagement? How much is enough? Is all that glitters P2 golden? On May 10, join us as two experts in the field of online engagement remind us how and why to curb our enthusiasm about online engagement.

This month, Kristin Hull of CH2M and Matt Crozier of BangTheTable will lead a free-wheeling discussion on what's available, what works and what things to watch out for as you decide what tools to bring into play for your P2 project. Sign up now and be sure to take part!

Please remember the 2-step process for registering.

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Questions? Contact info@iap2usa.org.

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.

Learn more!

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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