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(Virtual Training) IAP2's Foundations in P2: Techniques for Effective Public Participation

  • 08 Mar 2022
  • (EST)
  • 10 Mar 2022
  • (EST)
  • 5 sessions
  • 08 Mar 2022, 10:30 AM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 08 Mar 2022, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 09 Mar 2022, 10:30 AM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • 09 Mar 2022, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 10 Mar 2022, 10:30 AM 1:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom
  • 0


  • For members of the IAP2 Affiliates or IAP2 Federation International Associates.

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Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project.

This module breaks down specific methods including World Café, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups. You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material, IAP2 tipsheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.

This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

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Learning Objectives

Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

  • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

  • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

  • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

  • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

    Course Overview
    • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
    • Inclusive design
    • Techniques to Share information
    • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
    • Online Engagement
    • Techniques to Bring People Together
    • Open Public Forums
    • Specialized Processes
    • Representative Processes
    • Advisory Committees
    • Technique Selection Exercise
    Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

    Tannis Topolnisky

    Tannis has 18 years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011.  Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common.  She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.  She is an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

     “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

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