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P2 Learning Pathway

About IAP2 Canada's Learning Pathway

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you want to become a public participation (P2) and engagement champion, actively helping to shape the decisions that affect the lives of people around you? If so, the IAP2 Canada Learning Pathway is the perfect opportunity for you! We understand the crucial role that public participation and engagement play in creating sustainable and inclusive solutions. Our learning pathway is designed to empower individuals like you, who are eager to make a positive impact through effective public participation. 

Our Learning Pathway Courses

Embark on a journey of learning that not only incorporates the core training courses from our Certificate in Public Participation but also offers additional course options to help advance your learning, and career, to new heights. If you're not sure where to start your learning journey or have already taken Planning for Effective P2, take a look at our pathways below.

Preparatory Courses

(Level 1)

Core Training - Certificate in P2

  • Fundamentals of Public Participation and Engagement

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Additional Training

  • A Culture of Engagement: Your Organization’s P2 Personality & Soul
  • Enhancing Engagement in Digital Facilitation
  • En français : Explorons ensemble les techniques de participation publique préférées des citoyens!
  • Facilitation Fundamentals for Public Engagement
  • Indigenous Awareness for Engagement Professionals
  • Stakeholder Mapping: Identifying and Analyzing Key Stakeholders, Focusing on Those Who Are Underrepresented
  • Understanding People and Communities 
  • Understanding Conflict in P2/Engagement

Level 1 practitioners are:

  • new to the practice with some experience
  • contributing to the planning of public participation/ engagement processes
  • assisting in the implementation of those processes under supervision
  • working and communicating with teams to coordinate public participation/engagement activities that are not complex
  • referring upwards for advice on matters that are complex or featuring high emotion/conflict
  • allied professionals or technical staff needing to know the fundamentals of public participation/engagement and framework

Intermediate Courses

(Level 2)

Core Training - Certificate in P2

  • IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts
  • Designing Public Participation and Engagement
  • Applying Methods

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Certificate in P2 Course Descriptions

Additional Training

  • Auditing Your Organization for P2 Success
  • Design Effective Hybrid Public Engagement Events
  • Designing Public Engagement for the Tired and Distracted
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in P2/Engagement 
  • Engagement Methods for Indigenous Cultural Contexts
  • Indigenous Inclusion: Putting the TRC calls into action
  • En français : La consultation en mode hybride, la nouvelle norme? Un laboratoire humain!

Level 2 practitioners are:

  • leading the planning and implementation of public participation/engagement processes

  • managing key relationships for the public participation/ engagement processes, be able to troubleshoot, fix problems and implement change in processes as they are needed
  • working as a consultant in the sector leading the public participation/engagement processes
  • managing teams and planning operations where there is some risk and complexity

Advanced Courses

(Level 3)

Additional Training

  • Working with Conflict and High Emotions

Level 3 practitioners are:

  • leading the public participation/ engagement practice within their organization
  • managing complex engagement processes, with high emotion, high risk and controversy
  • experiencing significant breadth and depth of engagement experience
  • leading research that advances the engagement practice

Where to Start for Courses with Prerequisites?

Whether you're a seasoned P2 practitioner seeking to level up your skills or an early-career enthusiast eager to dive into the world of public participation and engagement, our learning pathway is tailored to cater to learners of every level. Get ready to unlock your full potential! 

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If You've Previously Completed

Please note that those who have completed the entire or part of the IAP2 Foundation program will be required to watch a transition video at no cost following their registration. Please contact training@iap2canada.ca for more information or to request access to the video after you have registered.

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