Get Involved - 2021 Call for Volunteers is now open

The 2021 Call for Volunteers is now open! Take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the P2 community. If you're interested in growing personally or professionally while contributing to your organization, we have a place for you.

          • Develop your leadership skills
          • Grow your professional network 
          • Further your career
          • Get up on the latest trends, 
          • Create professional relationships
          • Contribute to your P2 community 

We encourage you to explore the many avenues available to connect with your IAP2 USA and your colleagues. More info.

Volunteer by February 22, 2021

Good People

"When I took the Foundations training, we talked about how to reach populations who are difficult to reach, and we identified those populations, newcomers, people with limited English skills, over-worked people, new parents and asked what tools we could use to reach them." - Isis Lopez

Building Good Skills

Building a better world takes tenacity, skill, experience, wisdom, and compassion. Make sure that you're striking out into the world with the tools you need to be successful! 

To build a good practice takes time and tools. Join colleagues every month for IAP2's Learning Webinars to hear from practitioners like you making an impact on their community.


A World of Good

When you join IAP2 USA, you join a community of Public Participation (P2) practitioners, access to training unique to P2, and support from world class professionals.

You can make a gift today. 

Welcome to a nationwide community of 2,383 members

in 249 cities and 48 states

A Message to Our P2 Community

Dear IAP2 USA Members and Community,

We can’t talk about public input into public decisions without talking about tragedy of voices being silenced through the violence of racism and systemic biases that breach public trustThe killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and violence against so many others due to racism and its legacy have revealed to all there’s much work to be done. Racism and systemic biases are antithetical to all IAP2 USA stands for. Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

RESCHEDULED - February 16 - Webinar: Organization of the Year (2020)

The New Year kicks off with a visit from the International IAP2 Organization of the Year -- the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Does your organization have a culture of P2? Is consulting the public “first and throughout” part of its makeup? 


Taster - January 19: Measuring What Matters

The practice of evaluation means we can be more confident in our decision-making, adapt to circumstances and achieve our goals effectively and efficiently. In this Taster you will explore how to support your organization’s goals by building on the fundamental elements of evaluation in P2.


NAC Virtual 2021

The situation around COVID-19 may be uncertain, but at IAP2, we’re certain of this: a virtual Conference can be a success. The 2021 IAP2 North American Conference, will be a virtual Conference, happening in early September (dates to be confirmed). Now, we need YOU to take part in the organizing subcommittees! Submit an application for the Program Committee, Sponsorship Committee and the Fun & Networking Committee.


Recent IAP2 Learning Webinars

December Learning Webinar: COVID-19 Check-in

Four practitioners share their experiences in running P2 processes in a time when traditional in-person sessions have been severely restricted. Trainer/practitioner Susanna Haas Lyons, Azkaa Rahman of the City of Edmonton, Elizabeth Buehler of the Corporation of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Alysia Osborne of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina discussed what they’ve learned. 

November Learning Webinar: NAC 2020 Encore - “The Things Kids Say: Elevating Child/Youth Voices in Government”

Sarah Huntley of the City of Boulder, Colorado, and Mara Mintzer of Growing Up Boulder (GUB) discussed a unique partnership between the two organizations to ensure children and youth have a meaningful say in decisions that affect them.


Get a taste of tools and techniques from popular Skills Symposium courses on the 2020 Taster Series Webinars.

Check the Calendar to develop your skills as a P2 professional! 

Professional Certification
Become an IAP2 Certified Public Participation Practitioner! you have what it takes?

Core Values Awards
Celebrate Excellence in Public Participation — participate in the annual Core Values Awards program.

Mentorship Program
Connects those new to the profession with experienced P2 practitioners.
Learn more

Student Services
Growing the next generation of P2 practitioners through mentorship and professional development.

COVID-19 & P2 - IAP2 USA is here for you!

COVID-19, P2 and Managing With The “New Reality”

We know that your lives are being turned upside down. Plans that you have made are changing and it seems that every time you turn around there is something new being said. Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement! We're here to help.

Check out our online resources page for more information!

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