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Upcoming Online Courses

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IAP2 USA is pleased to announce the launch of our new online training courses. This is an exciting opportunity for you to update your professional skills — in collaboration with colleagues and without leaving your office.

These courses are designed to support ongoing learning, and are more than a set of worksheets or templates. They include videos, exercises, interactive multimedia examples, case studies, interaction with fellow participants and your trainer, and more.

The best online learning goes beyond the content. Our trainers teach skills and knowledge in a way that connects to your goals, hopes, and values AND demonstrates how these connect to your work and world.

Welcome to Virtual Training @IAP2 USA!

Virtual Courses

Choosing the Right P2 Tools
Workshops, Surveys, Tours – Oh, My!

Trainer: Anne Carroll
This course focuses on the critical and oft-neglected professional development “zone” between process design and detailed instructions on specific techniques – that space where practitioners and decision makers decide which tools and techniques to employ. 

Too often those decisions are based on the practitioner’s experience or comfort with a particular technique, a project lead or decision maker’s new favorite tool, fears about stakeholder influence or conflict, and so on. While there are always demands and constraints on choices, this course offers a more thoughtful and efficient approach to wisely choose tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement, meet your project and engagement objectives, and account for key variables including schedule, budget, opportunities, and risks.

Who should take this course?
Practitioners and decision makers responsible for choosing tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement in a project, or for an organization to acquire as part of longer-term engagement support.

Learner Outcomes
At the end of this online course, participants will:

  • Understand how tools and technique choices fit within a process design framework and context
  • Recognize how tools and techniques appropriately vary by objectives and group size
  • Understand the critical need for tools and techniques to meet stakeholder needs
  • Learn about various decision-making factors
  • Explore various ways to decide about tools and techniques while understanding their value, limitations, implementation considerations, application, and so on
  • Explore equity opportunities and risks tied to tool and technique selection
  • Recognize the role of evaluation and real-time adjustments
  • Learn ways to navigate process and decision-making challenges

This course will be delivered in a mixed format with two live sessions, some off-line preparation, and an open-source resource directory of materials and links.

Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 11
LIVE SESSIONS: Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, November 10, 1:00-3:00 pm US Central (Click here to register)

Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16
LIVE SESSIONS: Wednesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 pm US Central (Click here to register)

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Cost:

  • IAP2 Members – $99.00 (USD) - For members of IAP2 USA, the IAP2 Affiliates, and members of the IAP2 Federation. International Members, should contact info@iap2usa.org for the registration code.
  • Non-Members – $109.00 (USD)
Register for October 31 - November 11      Register for December 5 - December 16

Deliberative Forums – A Deep Dive
Trainers: Stephani Roy McCallum and Erin Pote
What kind of tools and techniques do you use in your P2 processes? Are you keen to learn about a deep, rich conversational process that allows for critical thinking and productive discussion that results in a decision all while bringing participants together to jointly explore the pros and cons of a variety of alternatives? This course is intended to provide you with a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of how to design and implement a deliberative forum all while complementing and building on the content introduced in the IAP2 Foundations for Public Participation course.

Who should take this course?
The IAP2 Foundations for Public Participation training course offers two packed days of technique exploration and provides an excellent overview of many different types of conversation techniques. However, it does not allow for a detailed, in-depth discovery of specific techniques – like the deliberative forum. This course gives you a comprehensive look into one specific technique that you can then apply or implement with increased skill and expertise. Moreover, it is designed for participants who are new to using deliberative forums and are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of how to effectively design and implement a deliberative forum process

Learner Outcomes
At the end of this online course, participants will:

  • Understand the key differences and signifiers of a deliberative process compared to other public participation techniques;
  • Consider and develop guiding principles to embed in future deliberative processes;
  • Assess your skills and knowledge to design and implement deliberative processes;
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges associated with using a deliberative forum as well as establish criteria to determine when or when not to use this P2 technique;
  • Receive a deliberative forum “how to” guide including: how to frame a topic for conversation, key steps in facilitating a face-to-face deliberative forum, and tips and tools related to question development, reporting and working with different perspectives

Working on your own or with a small group of other participants, using real world topics and situations, you will work through the process to frame, design and prepare for a deliberative forum.

Dates: November 9 through December 12
In Week 1 participants complete course activities on their own with formal online support. In Week 2, a live session with all participants will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern. Week 3 will also provide a live session on Friday, December 2, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern. In Week 4, like Week 1, participants complete course activities on their own with formal online support.

LIVE SESSIONS:

  • Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern
  • Friday, December 2, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern

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Cost:

  • IAP2 Members – $139.00 (USD) - For members of IAP2 USA, the IAP2 Affiliates, and members of the IAP2 Federation. International Members, should contact info@iap2usa.org for the registration code.
  • Non-Members – $169.00 (USD)
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Trainers

Anne Carroll

Stephani Roy McCallum

Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, working in the public and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on designing and implementing authentic and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multistakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul Board of Education, and serves on several boards including the International Association for Public Participation USA and E-Democracy.org.

Stephani Roy McCallum is a Leadership and Life Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator and a seasoned public engagement practitioner specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked around the globe on controversial projects, working with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. She has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations Certificate in Public Participation since 2005, and was lead developer of IAP2’s Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course. She has been an IAP2 Assessor, coach and mentor for new candidate trainers for all of IAP2's training programs, and was the 2008 President of IAP2 International. She has a background in Sociology, and holds certificates in co-active coaching, authentic leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution.

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