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

Online P2: How to Design and Host Effective Digital Public Engagement

February 28, March 4, 7, & 11

12:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern 

Digital tools are essential for public participation in the age of COVID-19. This hands-on course will teach you to create online engagement campaigns that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation over time. We'll identify barriers to participation and examine strategies to build equity and inclusion online. Learn best practices for facilitating online meetings. Bring your questions and lessons learned, so we can learn from one another's engagement innovations during this global pandemic. Join by computer if possible (rather than tablet), as this course gives you an opportunity to experience both the convenor and participant sides of online participation.

Participants completing this course can:

  • Define objectives for their engagement efforts and understand how these apply to online participation strategies
  • Use simple online tools to “listen” to what people are saying online about a project’s key issues and people
  • Begin to write content appropriate for social media public participation projects and understand the importance of two-way communication in this medium
  • Identify participation barriers for digital environments and explore approaches to increase equity and inclusion
  • Recognize the value and capacity of online advertising
  • Craft a basic online strategy to engage people at all depths of involvement and at various stages of the project

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

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

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      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 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.

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