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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Upcoming Events

Participation Across Differences

March 6 & 7, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern 

Facilitating effective engagement and teamwork across social and individual differences is becoming a more important part of many leadership roles.  Diverse spaces and teams are critical to the ongoing work of reaching equity and inclusion.  They also present a unique set of interaction challenges that can result in misunderstandings and mistrust that can linger and damage teams if not managed well.  In this workshop Connected Realities will share simple and effective planning tools and facilitation techniques that will help you to:

  • Understand how social identities and interpersonal dynamics impact meetings and can lead to inequitable participation. 
  • Discover how our individual social identities impact how we facilitate.
  • Create an inclusive meeting environment for all, including how to avoid creating barriers to participation.
  • Create space for participants to hear and understand each other across their differences and perspectives, and move toward achieving desired team outcomes. 

    Riding the Storm: Bravely Leading in times of polarization and disruption- Self Paced Learning

    Introducing IAP2 USA's first online, self-paced training opportunity

    This new self-paced course will build your skills and knowledge for bravely leading in times of polarization and conflict.

    We live in times of rapid change, upheaval and global inter-connection. We are experiencing a growing divide and polarization between people, with an increasing dynamic of us versus them. We've seen a rise in public shame, blame and vitriol. We face enormous complex challenges like climate change, the global refugee crisis, systemic racism and inequity. We've been hit with a global pandemic which is causing rising fear, anxiety and uncertainty.

    Priced lower than our other courses, this self-paced training allows you to learn when and where it works best for you. When you are done, you qualify for a free coaching session with Steph Roy McCallum, the course instructor, to deepen and apply your learning.



      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! 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.

      Past IAP2 Learning Webinars

      2020 Core Values Awards Winners

      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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      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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