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Learning with IAP2 Canada

IAP2 Canada offers public participation (P2) training and professional development for diverse audiences. Over the past two years, IAP2 Canada expanded its training program so more than 20 courses are offered in English and French.

Professional Designation

Our CP3 and MCP3 designations prove, through independent assessment, that you have demonstrated the basic knowledge and skills required to perform the role of P2 professional.

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For Organizations

Is your organization trying to create a culture of public engagement? We have courses for you! Learn more about how you can bring organizational P2 training to your organization.

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Level-Based Learning

To help you decide whether a course is right for you, we’ve organized them into three levels. The level does not relate to your experience or expertise in P2, but to your experience in the particular topic. For example, a ten-year P2 veteran may have only heard about “systems thinking”, which is a Level 1 course, while someone else with only five years overall experience may be ready for an advanced course in facilitation.

LEVEL 1 - An introduction to the topic for those who have little to no previous experience with it.

Our Level 1 courses include:

  • IAP2'S Public Participation for Decision-Makers
  • IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for an Effective Public Participation (Module 1)
  • IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation: Techniques for an Effective Public Participation (Module 2)
  • Indigenous Awareness for Engagement Professionals
  • Facilitation Fundamentals for Public Engagement
  • Enhancing Engagement in Digital Facilitation
  • Project Management Fundamentals for Public Participation Practitioners
  • Stakeholder Mapping: Identifying and Analyzing Key Stakeholders, Focusing on Those Who Are Underrepresented
  • Thinking Outside the Scope: Using systems thinking to create transformational engagement strategies
  • En français : Explorons ensemble les techniques de participation publique préférées des citoyens!

For more information on the courses and timing, consult our Calendar of upcoming LEVEL 1 courses

LEVEL 2 - For those who are familiar with the topic and want to learn more.

Our LEVEL 2 courses include:

  • IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for an Effective Public Participation (Module 1)
  • IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation: Techniques for an Effective Public Participation (Module 2)
  • IAP2's Strategies for Dealing with Emotion and Outrage in Public Participation
  • Designing Public Engagement for the Tired and Distracted
  • Design Effective Hybrid Public Engagement Events
  • Engagement Methods for Indigenous Cultural Contexts
  • Facilitating Collaborative Decision-Making
  • Hone your Digital Facilitation Skills
  • Indigenous Inclusion: Putting the TRC calls into action
  • Online Public Participation: How to design & host effective public engagement
  • Techniques for Brainstorming & Idea Generation
  • Techniques for High Emotion & Controversy
  • The Hybrid Public Engagement Leader
  • The Vital Role of Communications in Effective Engagement
  • En français : La consultation en mode hybride, la nouvelle norme? Un laboratoire humain!

For more information on the courses and timing, consult our Calendar of upcoming LEVEL 2 courses

LEVEL 3 - A deep dive into the topic for those who already have experience in that area.

Our LEVEL 3 courses include:

  • Brave, Honest Conversations
  • Difficult Conversations: Thinking on your feet when you're in the pit of your stomach
  • The Nimble Facilitator: Off the rails but still on track
  • When Things Go Sideways: How to embrace emotion and outrage and change results

For more information on the courses and timing, consult our Calendar of upcoming LEVEL 3 courses


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