Good People

Marquita Mbonu"I have always been a ‘people person’ and ‘problem solver’ so, naturally working in public service was the right fit. I genuinely enjoy empowering residents and allowing the opportunities for their voice to be heard." - Marquita Mbonu 

Building Good Skills

The 2019 Skills Symposium is returning to Austin, Texas! Many courses are back by popular request, some are just making their debut!

Whether you are looking to hone finesse your pre-existing skill-set or add some new tools and techniques, the Skills Symposium is the place for you! Last day to register - Feb. 24, 2019.

A World of Good

Join a growing number of Certified P2 Professionals across the USA.
IAP2 USA offers an internationally recognized, evidence based Professional Certification program for experienced P2 practitioners who stand apart. Will you take the first step and start your journey in 2019?

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Upcoming Events

2019 Skills Symposium

The 2019 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium will offer a variety of training in public participation processes and methods. Join us in Austin, Texas dive into courses covering a range of topics including: mastering facilitation skills, using social media, and working with an angry public. Other topics include designing for diversity, and evaluating public participation initiatives. 1, 2, and 3 day courses are offered featuring experts in the practice of in community engagement. Attendees will engage in hands-on exploration and leave with many lessons learned on designing and managing effective public participation.

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2019 North American Conference - Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities

Introducing the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference - Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities where presenters and luminaries from around the globe will join together to share ideas, practices, and tools to help you create lasting change in your community.

P2 can be used in all types of communities: communities of practice; communities of interest; communities where we live, work, or play. Some of our communities are connected to a specific place or region, while others are connected through a shared task or purpose. Our P2 communities meet human and societal needs for infrastructure, transportation, energy, health, public safety, education, and technology, for example. Many of our communities are interconnected, and we may leverage P2 in one community to create or sustain another.

Call for Session submissions are now OPEN and will be accepted through February 21, 2019. Visit our page to learn more

Join us at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference and join your international P2 community of practice. 

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IAP2 February Learning Webinar

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Revamping an entire country's criminal justice system ... building an energy pipeline through 10 counties ... huge scenarios with the potential to disrupt thousands - millions - of lives. In both cases, the proponents recognized the many ways people would be affected, and determined to engage the public at every stage, in order to achieve the best results all around.

In the USA, Williams Energy and Outreach Experts launched a huge public engagement campaign surrounding the building of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Since ten counties in Eastern Pennsylvania were in the path of the pipeline, Williams set out to make sure all interests were considered and addressed; dozens of route changes were made as a result of the consultations, and numerous grassroots organizations were part of the conversation.

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Please also note: The 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.


In the 2018 IAP2 USA National Dialogue, we hope to learn what P2 practitioners and other community engagement professionals say about the P2 practices currently being used in these projects and how the public can be engaged more successfully in the future. Over the coming year, we want to learn how the revived spirit of "localism" in large and small communities across the country is impacting decision-making where we live and work.

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Monthly Learning Webinars give IAP2 members a chance to hear about ideas, trends, technologies and approaches that can enhance their practice. Our presenters also provide links and other collateral material to help promote your professional development!

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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.
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Student Services
Growing the next generation of P2 practitioners through the mentorship and student scholarship programs.

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