2023 North American Conference

Registration is still open for IAP2 North American Conference, September 13-15, 2023 at the Sheraton Grand, Seattle Washington. 

The IAP2 North American Conference is the top industry event for P2 practitioners in the US and Canada. Conference attendees and presenters are diverse, welcoming, and from a wide range of backgrounds.

This year’s conference theme, "Partnering for Possibility", is about coming together in authentic and creative ways. It's about what can happen when equitable engagement is shared, valued, and celebrated. It's about taking chances and believing in people, processes, and opportunities. The theme reflects a critical moment in time, as we are actively recovering from a multi-year pandemic and adapting our approaches to public engagement in the context of racial reckoning and reconciliation. 

The preliminary agenda is now available and includes plenty of time for networking and conversations. It is important to remember that much of our learning at conferences goes on in the hallways between sessions and at social events. You can often discover answers to your biggest challenges while talking to your peers. Take advantage of the time to learn from your colleagues as well as our notable keynotes who will be announced next week. Be prepared to be inspired by storytelling, galvanized for social impact, and energized by adding creativity and play to your community engagement.  

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    Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

    Interested in Becoming a Trainer?

    IAP2 USA is currently recruiting new Licensed Trainers. We celebrate diversity. We are passionate about building teams that reflect the communities we serve and are relentless about cultivating a culture that embodies inclusion and equity within our organization and in the P2/engagement practice.

    We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, and are very interested in  bringing in trainers from underrepresented communities. The IAP2 International Trainer Recruitment and Licensing Program prepares you to be licensed to deliver courses in the IAP2 Global Learning Pathway (GLP).

    Applications are due by Friday, August 25, 2023 by 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada).

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    Q&A Session
    IAP2 USA will host an optional Q&A session to answer questions that are not addressed in these materials.
    Time: Thursday August 10, 2023, 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 858 1396 0938
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    Good People

    The 2021 IAP2 USA Greater Good Emerging Leader Award winner is Jensen Morgan, Sr environmental sustainability specialist for the City of Fort Collins, CO. Jensen's high level of passion, professionalism, and expertise for P2 will impact on climate action across all scales.

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    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 for IAP2 USA's popular online training. New courses are being added regularly. 

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    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.

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    The 2023 IAP2 USA Annual Membership Meeting offered an overview of the organization and a preview of what is in store for the future.

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    Upcoming Events

    IAP2's Global Certificate in Public Participation

    This listing is for all three of our new Flagship Courses based on IAP2's internationally recognized Global Learning Pathway.

    Each course builds on the previous one and completion of this package results in IAP2's Global Certificate in Public Participation.

    This professional development program builds on the Foundations of Public Participation training and best practices from around the globe to provide participants with approximately 40 hours of effective training in public participation and engagement. 

    Our flagship training program consists of three core courses:

    1. Fundamentals of Public Participation
    2. Designing & Leading Public Participation
    3. Applying Methods For Public Participation

    Professional Certification/Credits

    #1 Fundamentals of Public Participation (2 - 4 hour sessions CM I 8 CM

      September 7 & 8     1 PM – 5 PM ET

      #2 Designing Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 20 CM

        September 26, 27, 28, 29        1 PM – 5 PM ET

        #3 Applying Methods for Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 20 CM) 

          October 10, 11, 12, 13      1 PM – 5 PM ET


          New Affinity Partnership 
          IAP2 USA and Zencity Engage Affinity Partnership offers a free project for members.
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          Check the Calendar to develop your skills as a P2 professional! 

          Get a quick lesson or a taste of tools and techniques from IAP2's popular webinars or tasters series.

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

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

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

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          Hear from and learn about the 2020 Core Values Awards' winners from the USA and Canada. 

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          COVID-19 And The Impact On P2

          The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the public participation practice in a big way. Over the past several months, Stéphanie Yates, PhD, and Hugo Mimee, CP3, have looked into the ways P2 has had to adapt.

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