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Fundamentals of P2 and Engagement - Hosted by IAP2 Canada

  • 07 Oct 2024
  • 08 Oct 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 Oct 2024, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • 08 Oct 2024, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11



Prerequisite for Designing P2 and Engagement and Applying Methods (for Level 1 practitioners) - IAP2 Canada Certificate in Public Participation. 
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The focus of this course is on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective public participation (P2). The training explores principles, concepts and best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your public participation and engagement work.

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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 what makes it unique
  • Identify what makes public participation and engagement meaningful 
  • Reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to public participation and engagement
  • Identify and discuss IAP2 five core foundations in their application to public participation and engagement work 
  • Identify the role that values (seven core values) play in public participation and engagement work and the leadership attributes that will serve them as they practice 
  • Understand the IAP2 Spectrum of public Participation and rationale for the increasing intensity as decision impacts  
  • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to public participation and engagement situations 
  • Apply the Profiles of public participation and engagement model to public participation and engagement and explore organization-led and community-led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process 
  • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and explore the role of power and influence and its impacts on the approach to public participation and engagement
  • Apply the IAP2 spectrum to public participation and engagement situations and practice 
  • Explore the Practice Framework (design, plan, implement, learn) as a tool for effective planning and process, and assess the quality of the process  

Target Audience: 

  • New practitioners beginning their journey in engagement 
  • Anyone working in the field or a related field who wants to understand and apply the fundamentals of meaningful and effective public participation and engagement practice

Course Delivery:

Online and hosted by IAP2 Canada.


There is no prerequisite.

Our Licensed Trainers:

Tracey Ehl brings groups together to explore ideas, opportunities and issues.  She approaches public participation as a learning process, for everyone.  This is based on a belief that individual and collective learning hold great potential for positive, transformative change. 

Tracey has over two decades of professional experience in facilitation, public and stakeholder engagement, environmental communications and environmental and strategic planning.  Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supported, realistic solutions and achieve shared goals. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, wastewater infrastructure, and community development.  Within these projects, Tracey has designed, led and documented hundreds of events and processes to meet the unique needs of each client and the affected stakeholder groups, while managing controversy, outrage and budget limitations, multiple agendas and influences beyond the project.

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