IAP2's Fundamentals of Public Participation

  • September 07, 2023
  • 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 08, 2023
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online with Trainer Justin Schneider
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  • Please provide proof of membership to info@iap2usa.org for discount code.
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 Fundamentals of Public Participation

First course to be taken before Designing Public Participation and Applying Methods

The Fundamentals of Public Participation (P2) course is a prerequisite to other courses in the Global Learning Pathway that sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community.

The focus of this course is on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective P2 and what participants need to know to do this well. The training explores best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your P2.

Course objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define P2 and related terms and what makes it unique
  • Identify what makes P2 meaningful, and reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to P2
  • Identify the role that values play in P2 work, and the leadership attributes that will serve them in practice 
  • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to P2 situations
  • Apply the Profiles of P2 model to P2, and explore organization- and community-led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process
  • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and explore the roles and impacts of power and influence
  • Apply the IAP2 Spectrum to P2 situations and practice
  • Explore the Practice Framework as a tool for effective planning and process, and assess the quality of the process

Professional Certification/Credits


#1 Fundamentals of Public Participation (2 - 4 hour sessions CM I 8 CM) 

    September 7-8, 2023      1 PM – 5 PM ET

    Members $275 --  Regular $325

    Last day to Register September 1, 2023

     — Cancellation and Substitution policy —

    **You must first complete this module before Designing Public Participation and Applying Methods**



    #2 Designing Public Participation (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

      October 30 - November 2, 2023       1 PM – 5 PM ET

      Members $550 -- Regular $650 

      Last day to Register October 26, 2023


      #3 Applying Methods for Public Participation  (4 - 4 hour sessions CM I 18 CM

        November 14-17, 2023  1 PM – 5 PM ET

        Members $550 -- Regular $650 

        Last day to Register November 10, 2023

        Certificate Program - All Three Modules (10 - 4 hour Sessions) 

        Package (3 courses): The first course will be offered in-person on September 13 in Seattle, WA (Fundamentals). And then the program will continue virtually on September 26-29 (Designing Public Participation) and on October 10-13, 2023 (Applying Methods).

                Regular $1,625  Members $1,375