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Fundamentals of P2 and Engagement - Hosted by IAP2 Canada

  • 04 Nov 2024
  • 05 Nov 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 04 Nov 2024, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • 05 Nov 2024, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (EST)
  • 10



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:

Gay Robinson, CP3 has over 30 years’ experience in public consultation, facilitation and stakeholder relations. Throughout her career she has been drawn to working with clients who realize the benefits of involving stakeholders in decision-making.

After a successful career in government, not-for-profit, education and the private sector, Gay opened her consulting practice in 1999. Her client list includes energy companies, regulators, community groups, local governments, not-for-profits and industry associations. Based in Alberta, Canada, much of her work is in the energy sector, pushing to raise the bar and establish best practices for stakeholder engagement. Gay has facilitated a number of multi-stakeholder groups and is active in Synergy Alberta – a network of grassroots community groups working on oil and gas related issues

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