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

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.

All webinars are recorded and accessible to members in the Webinar Archive. Start your P2 journey today!

A World of Good

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! 

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

Welcome to a nationwide community of 2,267 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

We will be posting this year's conference (2020) session slide presentations in the next two weeks. All conference participants will be receiving recordings of the sessions, as well as links to resources and slide presentations. Stay tuned!

We have the pleasure to announce that our next North American Conference will be held in Seattle from September 8-10, 2021.

Learn more!

Recent IAP2 Learning Webinars

August Learning Webinar: "Evaluating P2 to address Historic Disenfranchisement and Empower Communities"

Tuesday, August 11, 11am PDT / 2pm EDT

While many governments and other public bodies portray their decision-making processes as "participatory", research has found that many of the practices actually perpetuate social inequalities and power structures. In this webinar version of a popular presentation from the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, Allison Smith and Daniel DeCaro of the University of Louisville (Kentucky) reprise their session on being aware of these inequalities and addressing 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.
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Student Services
Growing the next generation of P2 practitioners through mentorship.

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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