IAP2's Fundamentals of Public Participation

  • May 01, 2024
  • May 02, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • May 01, 2024, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 01, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 02, 2024, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 02, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • Online with Trainer Cassie Hemphill

Fundamentals of Public Participation

*Fundamentals in P2 is the prerequisite course before taking 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.

Couse 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


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Professional Certification/Credits


  • Members $275
  • Regular/Non-Member $325

Date/Time of Training:

April 3 and 4, 2024

Schedule breakdown:

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST

  • One hour lunch break
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00PM MST

This is an IAP2 core training course delivered externally by an IAP2 licensed trainer. MUST REGISTER ON TRAINERS WEBSITE! 

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Trainer: Cassie Hemphill 

Cassie Hemphill has more than 25 years of experience in designing and leading public participation and engagement processes and projects. Her work has included environmental and natural resource management, healthcare delivery, education, and community-based human services. She has been creating and delivering remote and in-person training experiences for professionals and community members for more than 15 years. 

Cassie has been involved with IAP2 since 2003. She helped create IAP2 USA’s Professional Certification program, assisted with updates and development of IAP2’s course materials, and has served on the USA and Intermountain Chapter boards. She currently serves as an IAP2 Licensing Programme Mentor, preparing candidates from around the world to become IAP2 Licensed Trainers. 

Cassie’s Ph.D. research explored public/private collaboration in environmental management. Her M.A. research analyzed decision-makers' openness to public input. She has a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and is an IAP2 USA Certified Public Participation Practitioner (CP3), a Certified Mediator (CM), and a Certified Virtual Facilitator (CVF). 

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