2024 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium - Register Today!

Not a fan of virtual training? You're in luck!

IAP2 USA is thrilled to announce our first in-person Skills Symposium since 2020. 


        June 24-28, 2024


        MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center

        1900 County Road I West

        Shoreview, MN 55126

        Venue hosted by Minnesota Department of Transportation

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IAP2 USA Board of Directors Nominations Open June 15, 2024

IAP2 USA is looking for new leaders. Help guide the direction of your expanding organization by nominating yourself or a colleague for board service. The IAP2 USA Board helps determine the organization’s strategic priorities and ensures that the goals and objectives of the strategic plan are met.

By serving on the IAP2 USA and IAP2 International board you will not only give back to your profession, you will develop leadership skills, and increase your knowledge and passion for the public participation practice.

For more information visit the Nomination page or review the Nominations Information Package.

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).

For more information contact IAP2 at info@iap2usa.org

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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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. 

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Welcome to a nationwide community of more than 3,900 members

in 405 cities and 49 states


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

View the Membership Meeting Presentation and Listen to the Conversation with members and organization leaders. 

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

    April 23 & 24     1 PM – 5 PM ET

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

      May 20, 24, 22 & 23        1 PM – 5 PM ET

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

        June 3, 4, 5 & 6     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.

        Past IAP2 Learning Webinars

        2022 Core Values Awards Winners

        Hear from and learn about the 2022 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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