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IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts (Topolnisky)

  • 23 Apr 2024
  • 12:30 PM
  • 24 Apr 2024
  • 3:30 PM

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 - This is an IAP2 Canada core training course delivered externally by an IAP2 licensed trainer.




$395.00 + applicable tax

Licensed Trainer:

Tannis Topolnisky, CP3 has eighteen years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011. She has worked in a variety of areas such as legislation, policy and program development, health, contaminated sites, heritage conservation, municipal budgeting, land use planning, affordable housing, education and more. Tannis has diverse experience engaging communities, interest groups, non-government organizations, professional and industry associations, academics, patient groups and Indigenous peoples. She often finds herself planning and facilitating projects where there are potential impacts to health, livelihood, relationships, community and quality of life.

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