IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation
Good decisions don’t just happen. They take planning and effort. Learn to apply IAP2’s approach to public participation in your very next process. IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation helps you gain the confidence needed to hit the ground running. The Foundations Program consists of two modules – five training days in total that can be taken consecutively or in two segments to better fit your busy schedule.
IAP2 has worked with practitioners from around the world to develop foundational tools that largely transcend national and cultural boundaries. Even advanced practitioners will find useful tools and techniques to assist in working with the public and clients to establish effective public participation. These tools are presented in an interactive and experiential learning environment that provides participants with the opportunity to explore their own public participation challenges with their instructor and peers.
Planning for Effective Public Participation (3 days)
This three-day module of the IAP2 Foundations Program provides an introduction to the foundations of effective public participation programs. The Planning module focuses on defining the issues, identifying stakeholders and ensuring their involvement throughout the process. Using IAP2’s Spectrum of Public Participation, course participants learn to choose the appropriate level of public participation for the given circumstances, as well as how to establish clear and achievable objectives for public participation, including how to meet an inherent promise to the public. Participants learn how to prepare an organization for conducting public participation and to plan for the timing, techniques, and resources needed to make public participation a success. Emphasis is placed on creating and using continuous feedback and evaluation.
At the conclusion of the module, participants will have learned how to:
Note: IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation is a prerequisite for IAP2 Techniques for Effective Public Participation.