June 2021 Newsletter
From the Executive Manager's Desk - Is it time to step up to leadership?
June 2021 Message: Gail Madziar, Executive Manager, IAP2 USA
Nominations for the 2022-2024 IAP2 USA Board of Directors elections are now open. Consider nominating yourself or encouraging a staff member or colleague to apply.
According to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, board service offers distinct advantages to both the employee and their employer. These are related to diversity and inclusion, innovation, and community. Companies gain from their employees’ experiences since board service puts volunteers in contact with people who backgrounds, experiences, and identities are different than their own. Through this contact and experience, “board service significantly contributes to people gaining appreciation for diversity and inclusion, while also developing empathy,” says Alice Korngold of the World Environment Center. Employees who grow in these areas help support an inclusive work environment.
2021 Greater Good Award: Nominations Close June 30, 2021
There is still time to nominate an outstanding professional for an IAP2 USA Greater Good Award. The honor recognizes excellence achieved by individuals in the field of public participation in the United States. These individuals are pioneers in the field, and helped shape it to become what it is today.
The IAP2 USA Greater Good - Emerging Leader Award has been created in recognition of emerging leadership. This award is for people who are under 35 and/or have fewer than five years in the practice and are making a new impact on the public participation profession.
Join this elite group of P2 honorees. Candidate(s) may be nominated by any IAP2 USA member, chapter or company. The requirement is that the nominee has illustrated outstanding leadership, service, and application of the IAP2 Core Values in the field of public participation. The selection of the honorees is made by the IAP2 USA President, and awards will be given at the North American Conference. each year. This year’s virtual celebration will be held at the virtual North American Conference on September 13.
Nominations are open. Deadline is June 30, 2021.
Register Now: 2021 and 2022 Certified Public Participation Professional CP3 and MCP3 Virtual Assessment Centers
IAP2's 2021 NAC: Early Registration Discount Ends June 30
Join us for the 10th Annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) North American Virtual Conference, September 13-16, 2021.
This year’s conference theme Sound Partnerships: Community Engagement in Times of Change offers a reflection from the past year highlighting the lessons learned and the innovations that came from carrying public participation values through a global pandemic and racial justice reckoning. The event will be an inspiration and call to action as we continue to equitably advance public participation in our communities and neighborhoods. We look forward to seeing you virtually in September!
Details of exciting keynote and plenary programs and session listings will be announced in early July, so save by registering now!
Featured Courses - Social Intelligence of Facilitators
Two 3-hour sessions
July 29 & 30
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Great facilitation is not just about what a facilitator DOES in a meeting, it’s about how a facilitator IS in a meeting. In this workshop, participants will examine the internal and interpersonal thoughts and behaviors that make the difference between meetings that are simply adequate and great meetings that engage meaningful participation, strengthen interpersonal working relationships, and empower groups to get things done. Participants will:
Chapter News: Cascade Chapter Seeking Volunteers
Volunteer for Cascade Chapter Committees!
Do you value diversity and feel decisions are better when diverse voices and lived experiences are uplifted? Are you looking for ways to further your career, get up on the latest trends, enhance your network, create professional relationships, or put your skills to work for the public practitioner community? If you are located in Oregon or SW Washington, we encourage you to apply to volunteer with the IAP2 Cascade Chapter! Committees are seeking new members NOW to help the Board move the organization’s work forward.
Take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the P2 community. Develop your leadership skills and grow your professional network by volunteering to serve on a committee or task force. If you're interested in growing personally or professionally, we have a place for you.
Positions are open on our Micro Grant, Communications and Programs committees. Click the application to learn more about this work.
2021 North American Virtual Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities
The 10th Annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) North American Conference is virtual again this year with exciting technology upgrades and experience enhancements for participants and sponsors. This year’s conference theme Sound Partnerships: Community engagement in Times of Change offers a reflection from the past year highlighting the lessons learned and the innovations that came from carrying public participation values through a global pandemic and racial justice reckoning. The event will be an inspiration and call to action as we all move public participation forward equitably in our communities and neighborhoods.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available to meet the diverse needs and interests of our partners. Contact Erin Zimmermann, Strategic Development Manager, IAP2 USA
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Webniar Recordings - Available free to Members On-Demand
Members can view this and all other webinars in our Webinar Archives.
July Learning Webinar