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Applying Methods - Hosted by McCallum

  • 07 Oct 2024
  • 10 Oct 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 07 Oct 2024, 12:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 08 Oct 2024, 12:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 09 Oct 2024, 12:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 10 Oct 2024, 12:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom

Either "Fundamentals of Public Participation and Engagement (Level 1 practitioners)" or "IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts (Level 2 practitioners)" is a prerequisite for this course. Learn more

Applying Methods is a Level 2 course that focuses on exploring a variety of methods used in implementing public participation and engagement and considers how to design and integrate those methods into the public participation and engagement practice process. Participants will learn to select, assess and create effective elements of methods to work meaningfully with participants.

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Course Objectives: 

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

  • Identify a range of methods that can be used for various engagement purposes and processes, and strategies to select the most appropriate method/s for an engagement project/process
  • Research, design and test a face to face and/or online method using a range of tools and resources
  • Apply the four steps of designing a method to incorporate the eight key components of method design
  • Develop rational and experiential aims
  • Design an appropriate format
  • Design questions and process
  • Develop appropriate communications
  • Combine methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives and test for appropriate sequencing
  • Incorporate inclusivity and diversity principles
  • Identify data management needs, evaluation points and measures
  • Identify resources required
  • Explore a variety of both face to face and online methods/techniques that include a nested structure of different methods (e.g. deliberative processes, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology)
  • Analyze the specific engagement requirements for online and digital methods, identify and select appropriate platforms and tools to meet needs, and strategies to sequence these methods for delivery
  • Identify principles for monitoring online activity
  • Test the design by running elements of the method and submitting for peer review using a checklist
  • Apply methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives including using effective communication skills, and test for appropriate sequencing
  • Design key messages and know how to use communication tools that build trust and integrity, and meet the needs of diverse audiences

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.


Fundamentals of P2 and Engagement, the IAP2 Ways in Challenging Contexts, or any course from the previous foundations' program.


$799.00 + applicable tax 

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Licensed Trainers:

Steph Roy McCallum 

is a facilitator, coach, trainer and leader of the most difficult conversations of our lives, and the Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project. She is author of the recently released book Leading Together: How Brave, Honest Conversations Can Transform Our Lives, Organizations and Communities (available November 17, 2022). With her heart on her sleeve and a deep breath for courage, she wades into the messy, important, beautiful conversations that can bring us together - or tear us apart. Her work in conflict transformation has taken her to 5 continents, leading brave, honest conversations to solve the challenges in our lives, organizations and communities – together. Steph is a trained Co-Active Leadership coach, a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Certified NeuroTransformational Coach. She is an IAP2 Trainer, course developer and co-lead of curriculum development for the new IAP2 Global Learning Pathway being launched in 2023. Steph believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.

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