IAP2 Foundations in P2: Techniques For Effective Public Participation

  • May 23, 2022
  • (EDT)
  • May 26, 2022
  • (EDT)
  • 4 sessions
  • May 23, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 24, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 25, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 26, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online
  • 10


  • Please provide proof of membership to info@iap2usa.org for discount code.

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Once you have completed the planning course, you are ready to add dozens of practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit—powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods, exploring not only what each is, but how and when to use it – the strengths, weaknesses and needed resources. The course combines discussion, presentation, exercises and practice using varying techniques to give you a full understanding of the range of techniques and how to choose, modify and evaluate techniques for the most effective public participation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies
  • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives
  • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances
  • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively
  • Evaluate their use of varying public participation techniques

Professional Certification/Credits

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

    March 13-17, 2022         1 PM – 5 PM ET

    Members $500 --  Regular $600

    $25 Early registration discount before March 31, 2022

    Last day to Register April 29, 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

    **You must first complete the subsequent module, Techniques for Effective Public Participation.**


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

      May 9 - 13, 2022 

      Members $750 -- Regular $900 

      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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