IAP2 Foundations in P2: Planning For Effective Public Participation

  • January 24, 2022
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  • January 28, 2022
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  • 5 sessions
  • January 24, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • January 25, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • January 26, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
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  • January 28, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EST)
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The International Association for Public Participation developed this program to meet the needs of practitioners conducting public involvement and community engagement in a changing world. Both new and experienced practitioners and managers benefit from the structure, proven techniques, and knowledge that you’ll learn in this interactive training course. The Planning Course introduces foundational information that has stood the test of time and the Techniques Course introduces 39 different techniques for accomplishing desired objectives. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will:

  • Define public participation and explain the rationale behind it
  • Explain the three foundations of effective public participation
  • List the five steps in the planning process
  • Discuss how to plan p2 objectives that can be integrated into an agency’s decision-making process
  • Explain how communication objectives support effective public participation
  • Choose from various p2 techniques to support accomplishment of p2 objectives.
    • Evaluate their use of varying public participation techniques

        Professional Certification/Credits

        This course is required for IAP2 Professional Certification.
        Eligible for APA - AICP Continuing Education Credit CM I 18 CM

        Planning for Effective Public Participation (5 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

          January 24 - 28, 2022        1 PM – 5 PM ET

          Members $750 -- Regular $900 

          $25 Early registration discount before December, 17 2021

          Last day to Register January 21, 2022

          PLEASE NOTE: IAP2 USA members must be logged in to receive the member rate. International IAP2 members can contact info@iap2usa.org for a code to register. 

          Cancellation and Substitution policy

          **This course is a prerequisite for the subsequent module, Techniques for Effective Public Participation.**


          Techniques for Effective Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 12 CM) 

            January 31 - February 3, 2022         1 PM – 5 PM ET

            Members $500 --  Regular $600

            Certificate Program - Both Modules (9- 4 hour Sessions) 

                    Regular $1,500  Members $1,250  

              Cancellation and Substitution policy


              Doug Zenn has 30 years of experience in the communications field and has developed and managed community involvement, awareness, and education efforts around numerous issues including visioning, transportation, water resources, community-based planning and more. Doug has led ZennAssociates’ development of the innovative “Three-Dimensional Public Participation” model (3DP2) an approach that expands community access to project information and provides unique avenues for community input including the use of new technologies. Doug also serves on the executive committee for IAP2’s Cascade Chapter (Oregon and Southwest Washington) and is a certified trainer for IAP2’s public involvement foundations courses. Doug Zenn has 30 years of experience in the communications field and has developed and managed community involvement.

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