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 USA Skills Symposium, February 2016
Join us in sunny San Diego!

Hone your public participation skills at the IAP2 USA Skills Symposium in sunny San Diego. A mix of one, two and three-day courses will be offered from Sunday, February 21 through Thursday, February 25. The Symposium will take place at the Bahia Hotel where we have a block of rooms available starting at $139 per night. Early bird registration continues through December 16!

Schedule at a Glance

IAP2 Foundations:
 ►  ►  ►   ►  ►  ► IAP2 Foundations: Techniques
(Prerequisite: Planning)
 ►  ►  ►
Facilitation Skills for
P2 Practitioners
 ►  ►  ►  ►  ►  ► Deliberation for
Co-Created Outcomes
 ►  ►  ► 
  Designing As If Stakeholders Matter  ►  ►  ► Appreciative Inquiry  ►  ►  ►
  Emotion, Outrage & P2  ►  ► Engaging with Influence Engagement Evaluation


  More Tools!
Digital Engagement in P2

We are truly excited to be welcoming trainers from around the world to this first class training opportunity. Curious and want to learn more? Check out the 2016 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium!

Social Media & P2 – the IAP2 December Webinar

Social Media is "trending" in pretty much every area of life, so what kind of a role does it play in P2? Join us on Tuesday, December 8 at 2pm (Eastern) for our last webinar of 2015, looking at the emerging and evolving role of social media in public participation. What tools are available? How can they be best used? What is your own experience? Adriana Hemzacek of HDR in Chicago – formerly with the IAP2 USA Communications Committee – and Karen Zypchyn, who curated social media postings from the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference, will be our presenters. Find more information and register here.

Please note: There is a two-stage process for registering for the webinars. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a URL. Follow that link to fill in a form and receive your login instructions.


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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