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IAP2 Hosted - IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts

  • 12 Jun 2023
  • 13 Jun 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 12 Jun 2023, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • 13 Jun 2023, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • 18



Prerequisite for Designing P2 and Engagement and Applying Methods (for Level 2 Practitioners) - IAP2 Canada Certificate in Public Participation
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The IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts is Level 2 course that sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of public participation and engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community. Specifically in terms of what it is, who is involved, standards of practice, and why it is important to be practiced ethically and effectively. Participants will explore these concepts and models in contexts that are challenging and will gain skills and knowledge to apply to their work. This course is suitable for practitioners who already have substantial experience in public participation and engagement practice work and are ready to be leading this work with others (2-5 years).

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Course Objectives: 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define public participation and engagement and related terms and describe its relationship with communication
  • Identify what makes public participation and engagement meaningful and reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to P2/engagement
  • Identify the role that values play in challenging public participation and engagement work and the leadership attributes that will serve them as they practice.
  • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to challenging engagement situations
  • Apply the Profiles of Engagement model to public participation and engagement and explore organization led and community led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process
  • Apply the IAP2 spectrum to challenging public participation and engagement situations and practice
  • Explore the Practice Framework as a tool for effective planning and process
  • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and explore the concept of inter-cultural engagement
  • Explore the role of power and influence in challenging engagement contexts and its impacts to our work.

Target Audience: 

  • Practitioners with some public participation and engagement practice experience who are looking to cement their knowledge and skills

Course Delivery:

Online and hosted by IAP2 Canada



Our Trainers:

Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

Kim's everyday experience includes leading and planning engagement and facilitation processes. She often provides expert advice to senior managers and project teams on the most effective means of involving those affected by the decisions to be made. Kim has worked with public organizations, governments, and private companies across Canada as well as internationally, and has worked with clients in multiple sectors such as energy, healthcare, education, and land use planning.

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