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If online registration is not available please download the registration form and fax or mail it in to the appropriate location. Please note that the majority of our courses are handled by independent consultants and inquiries should be sent directly to them.

For a list of all international IAP2 event opportunities, please visit their webpage.

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 31 May 2021
    • (PDT)

    The applications for 2021 Core Value Awards will open mid-February.

    Registration for the CVA will open at that time.


    Please use this to pay for your IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards application.

    • 25 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 29 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • online

    Does this sound familiar?

    • Are your projects failing to move forward because of public opposition?
    • Are your staff regularly faced with an angry public at meetings?
    • Is your organization perceived as untrustworthy or unresponsive?
    • Is decision-making fraught with polarized viewpoints & stalled on how to move ahead?
    • Does it feel like your relationship with the people you serve or interact with is all about us versus them?
    • Is the media covering your every move?

    Maybe it is time to step back and try a new way of engaging.

    This two-day training course with combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with IAP2's core concepts for meaningful and effective public engagement. Development of this course was led by Stephani Roy McCallum in 2009, and an update of course materials in 2017 reflects the current context of today’s charged environment. The workshop is a practical, hands-on participatory mix of video, lecture, group exercises and decades of real world experience in engaging the public in high stakes, high conflict situations.

    NOTE: Course dates are Jan. 25, 26, 28 & 29, 11am - 2pm Eastern time.

    Click here for more information.

    Register here.


    • 25 Jan 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This event is now sold out! Another session of this course has been scheduled on February 18.

    The need for masterful virtual facilitation skills is higher than ever before. This course will enhance both parts of that equation: facilitating skillfully and doing so using virtual platforms. Participants will leave with greater confidence and specific skills to help groups collaborate digitally in ways that are participatory and productive.

    Participants will leave the course with:

    • Specific strategies for enhancing engagement in virtual environments, using the features of several platforms but focused on Zoom, since it is the current platform of choice globally.
    • Reminders of effective approaches to using facilitation to strengthen engagement in meetings generally, regardless of the medium.
    • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more memorable.


    PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate.

    International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it. 

    This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.


     - Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

    Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist with over 20 years of experience. She is the CEO of Sage Solutions, a facilitation and consulting firm that delivers strategic clarity and time well spent, through helping purpose-driven leaders align what's important to them with what they actually do. Rebecca holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and a Master's in Public Administration. She is a skilled mediator, sought after conference presenter and avid traveller.




    • 26 Jan 2021
    • (MST)
    • 28 Jan 2021
    • (MST)
    • Online

    The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Techniques for Effective Public Participation. Techniques is the second of the two modules of the Foundations training program. The virtual training will be delivered over 2 and a half days, January 26-28 with 2 sessions each day on the 26th & 27th and one on the 28th. For more information and how to register please see our website

    Early-bird discount ends December 29, 2020.


    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 26 Jan 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom
    • 193
    Register

    Public entities and Indigenous communities are developing ways of creating true partnerships, and in this "encore" from the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference, we present two sessions on that theme.

    Aistowaípiiyaóp: Walking Together looks at a partnership that started with a racial slur directed by someone at Alberta Health Services towards a member of a First Nation in Alberta. Subsequently, AHS apologized, but went beyond that, making cultural training mandatory for staff, building Indigenous Health action plans and a provincial Indigenous health strategy and refreshing the Wisdom Council – all through a collaborative approach with communities, grounded in the traditional ceremony of Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples.

    Janine Sakatch of AHS and Harley Crowshoe, the inaugural chairman of the AHS Wisdom Council, will share about this journey that continues to this day – through the development of the Calgary Indigenous Health Action Plan and digital stories that inspired it.


    They'll be joined by the presenters of Partnerships are All About Relationships, describing a partnership of the Government of Canada and ten Indigenous communities from Canada's coasts, developing, testing and evaluating a user-friendly web-based system that increases access to local maritime data for Indigenous peoples, coastal communities and other stakeholders.

    Nathalie Filion, from Transport Canada, Marie-Pierre Parenteau, now Director, Inuit-Crown Policy and Partnerships, with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Tyrone Raddi of the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee will share how they addressed a major question which emerged, namely, how to create relationships at the start to ensure partnerships are maintained through the different steps of the project.

    You'll learn how a team of public servants became leaders in engagement with Indigenous peoples, developing a new understanding of what is required to build effective relationships and partnerships between institutions and Indigenous peoples.

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 29 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    This course gives public and community engagement professionals a fundamental level of understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Participants will learn about the shared story of Indigenous and all Canadians and reflect on how that shared past affects our unique and shared experiences today, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes. Co-delivered by Indigenous and Settler trainers whose experiences as engagement professionals bring the content to life, this impactful course builds fundamental understanding through a lens of meaningful engagement and reconciliation.


    PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

    Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

    — Cancellation policy —


    Learning Objectives:

    Through this session, participants will:

    • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
    • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes
    • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and various types of development and decision-making in Canada
    • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities, including the roles of engagement professionals and settler-allies
    • Identify opportunities for continued learning and professional development in Indigenous engagement through IAP2 Canada


    Trainers: Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

    Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


    Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    • 6
    Register

    Résumé 

    Vous savez que l’intelligence collective est la clé pour cheminer collectivement et identifier des solutions pertinentes à des problèmes complexes, mais vous avez des doutes sur le format virtuel d’un tel exercice ? Vous vous demandez comment créer un climat propice aux échanges, utiliser de manière adaptée les outils technologiques et atteindre les objectifs de votre atelier animé en virtuel? 

    Cette formation permet aux participant(e)s qui occupent un rôle de facilitation de décliner leur approche en mode virtuel et de s’approprier certaines fonctionnalités utiles aux processus d’intelligence collective. Par exemple :

    • Se préparer: choisir ses outils et ses dispositifs de réflexion collective
    • Animer: Techniques d’animation dynamiques et interactives en ligne
    • Dynamiser: Trucs et astuces pour faciliter les conditions du dialogue en format virtuel
    • Capturer: Approche et outils de collecte des réflexions des participants

    Niveau d’expérience recommandé des participants : intermédiaire à experts

    Durée de la formation : 2 h 30

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

    • Stimuler l’intelligence collective en mode virtuel

    • Optimiser l’impact de vos animations de groupe en ligne

    • Choisir ses outils et dispositifs d’animations 

    L’atelier s’appuiera sur des exposés théoriques et des études de cas en groupe.

    VEUILLEZ NOTER:

    Si vous êtes membres de l'AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter (en haut à droite) sur notre site web afin de recevoir le tarif membre. Les membres de l'AIP2 international ont besoin d'un code pour s'inscrire. Si vous avez des problèmes à vous connecter ou si vous manquez un code, veuillez contacter info@iap2canada.ca


     - Politique d'annulation  - 

    Formateur : Nicolas Roy

    En tant que consultant en stratégie et développement organisationnel au sein de l’équipe Humance, Nicolas Roy accompagne des leaders, gestionnaires et équipes-projets dans des réflexions novatrices permettant de relever des défis organisationnels complexes.

    Il a accompagné depuis plus de 12 ans de multiples organisations pour concevoir et déployer des initiatives porteuses de sens: planifications stratégiques, plan de transformation et stratégies de mobilisation, consolidation d’équipes... Son champ d’intervention s’appuie sur trois expertises complémentaires: l’accompagnement des dirigeants pour incarner un leadership rassembleur, le design d’interventions axées sur les processus collaboratifs et la facilitation de rencontres humaines engageantes.

    Cette formation est présentée par l’AQP2 (Association québécoise pour la participation publique).



    • 01 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 11 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • Online

    Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


    • 03 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    Do you make decisions affecting the public? Do you consult with the public as you make your decisions? Are you sometimes reluctant to include them in the conversation?

    Who should take this course: 

    • Politicians
    • Senior Executives and Management
    • Project Managers
    • Engineers
    • Planners
    • Non-profit organizations

    Who should not take this course:

    IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers helps decision makers get the best value from a public process. The session looks at the Foundations from a decision maker’s point of view and offers a perspective on how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. It examines the costs and benefits of public participation, discusses when and why to not involve the public in an organizational decision, and emphasizes the importance of both the decision being made and the promise to the public about their involvement in that decision process. Finally, the session provides an overview of what the decision maker should know about the public participation practitioner’s role.

    You’ll learn:

    • the foundations of Public Participation (P2)
    • how P2 can be integrated into the overall project plan
    • the costs and benefits of a P2 process and how to get the best value
    • the importance of both the decision to be made and the promise to the public about what their involvement means in making that decision
    • when to involve the public in an organizational decision -- and when not to.
    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      This online course will be offered in one, three hour session.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      At the end of this course, executives and decision makers will have learned:

      • How public participation ties into their decision-making processes
      • When and why to have the public participate in their decisions
      • The decision maker’s unique role and commitment
      • Key concepts to consider when involving the public

      Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

      Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

      What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

      • 03 Feb 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (PST)
      • Online

        

      IAP2’s North American Energy Sector Community of Practice (CoP) is a community of P2 practitioners and members of energy communities throughout North America who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement throughout the energy sector.

      Each meeting is based around a specific theme that’s chosen in advance, and CoP members take turns facilitating discussion. Topics that have been explored at past meetings include:

      • The future of P2/engagement in energy projects in Canada and the USA
      • Online engagement in the energy sector
      • Tracking feedback and how it informs decision-making in the energy sector
      • Security issues in public meetings
      • Politics and addressing political aspects of energy projects
      • Lessons learned - failed P2 efforts
      • Community development programs

      The CoP includes members from across North America working in diverse parts of the energy sector, including power, oil & gas, renewables, transmission, mid-stream, and processing.

      Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to join this meeting.

      • 04 Feb 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
      • Online - Zoom
      • 85
      Register

      An opportunity to try a highly participatory technique!

      (La version française suit)

      IAP2 Canada is pleased to support this individual member initiative, in which you have an opportunity to try the "Open Space" technique, which is used to create time and space for people to engage deeply and creatively around issues of concern to them. You’ll get to experience in real-time the way it’s set up and how it works in actual practice. (Read more about Open Space here.) Importantly, how can “Open Space” be adapted to Zoom, for virtual gatherings?

      The topic for this participatory demonstration will be:

      How do we bring empathy to the table?

      Facilitators, community workers, public participation practitioners and others will be able to connect and discuss what we need to bring our hearts to our work, and empathy to the table. 

      When: February 4th 2021

      Length: 2 hours (but feel free to step in & out when you want)

      Time: 12 - 2pm Pacific

      1 - 2pm Mountain

      2 - 3pm Central

      3 - 5pm Eastern

      4 - 6pm Atlantic

      4:30 - 6:30pm NL

      We hope you will join us and bring your passion and burning questions to work through with others.


      NOTE: This event is an independent member initiative held by Neil Bailey & Hugo Mimee, being supported IAP2 Canada.  


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      Une opportunité pour essayer une technique hautement participative

      Sujet: Comment s’assurer de garder une place pour l’empathie?

      Date : 4 février 2021

      Durée : 2 heures (mais soyez bien à l’aise de participer au moment qui vous convient) sur ZOOM


      Heure: 12 - 14h Pacifique

      13 - 15h Montagnes

      14 - 16h Central

      15 - 17h Est

      16 - 18h Atlantique

      16h30 - 18h30 Terre-Neuve


      Cette activité en ligne est une opportunité pour les animateurs-facilitateurs de rencontres, les travailleurs communautaires, les praticiens de la participation publique et autres de réseauter et d’échanger sur les façons de démontrer de l’empathie en parlant avec notre coeur, même au travail! La conversation aura lieu dans le contexte d’un Forum ouvert (Open Space), une technique participative largement dirigée par les participant(e)s et fort utile pour gérer soi-même son temps en fonction de nos intérêts. Elle permet également aux gens de s'engager pleinement, librement et de manière créative autour des questions qui les préoccupent. L'ordre du jour est établi par les personnes qui se présentent et les priorités qu'elles apportent. 

      Les Forums ouverts ont le potentiel d'être des expériences marquantes pour les individus et les groupes impliqués. Joignez-vous à nous en apportant votre passion et les questions qui vous intéressent le plus afin d’en discuter avec les autres. 

      Comment fonctionne un Forum ouvert et à quoi s’attendre en participant?

      NOTE: Cette activité est une initiative de membres indépendants, organisée avec le soutien de l'AIP2 Canada.

      Neil Bailey & Hugo Mimee

       


      • 09 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 12 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 4 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 15
      Register

      This  training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times you need strategies and behaviours to work together more effectively when communities and stakeholders are outraged. This course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

      PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in four, three hour segments over the week.

      Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who complete this course will gain skills that result in:

      • How to identify and assess the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage.
      • Understand 12 reasons for reactions and be better able to predict and prevent public anger.
      • Learn 6 strategies to prevent or reduce public outrage so more effective public engagement can take place.
      • Specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people.
      • How to address internal resistance to trying new ways of engaging with the public.
      • How to ask questions and engage meaningfully with value and empathy.
      • How your attitude and behaviour impacts public anger, and how to show up more effectively.
      • A new way of thinking about public outrage, and enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviours to apply in your next public engagement challenge.


      Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

      Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.   

      • 09 Feb 2021
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
      • Online - Zoom
      • 238
      Register

      What do a superhero, a pop-up bar, and a mural all have in common? These are just a few of the creative initiatives executed by the Philadelphia Water Department which aim to inspire environmental stewardship, drive infrastructure investments with public input, and build trust for tap water among its customers. In this reprise of one of the sessions from the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference, hear and see how this municipal water utility is becoming more approachable than ever. Thanks to campaigns informed by community research -- including art installation and Philly's protector of water quality, Water Woman -- residents have been engaged in conversations about water quality and sustainability in historically underserved neighborhoods and beyond.

      You'll learn how to:

      Develop creative solutions to interpreting science-based concepts across demographics

      Use qualitative and quantitative data to shape public engagement campaigns

      Integrate local art/talent to connect your message with diverse communities

      Read the conference presentation here.

      • 12 Feb 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
      • Zoom
      • 19
      Register

      This course introduces a powerful, transparent process to identify and analyze key stakeholders for any engagement project – a critical step in an inclusive and thoughtful engagement design process. After understanding the theory and purpose, participants use mini-cases to practice stakeholder mapping. They learn how to identify and analyze the full spectrum of stakeholders, with special emphasis on underrepresented stakeholders who need additional outreach/support to ensure authentic engagement. For each case, the group then learns how to “clean” and finalize the map, and then discusses implementation challenges and how to overcome them.


      NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      This online course will be offered in one, three hour session.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Understand the critical value of stakeholder analysis
      • Be able to identify and analyze key stakeholders
      • Have practiced roles as both participants and stakeholder mapping “leads”
      • Understand the importance of and how to specifically identify underrepresented stakeholders

      COURSE OUTLINE

      Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

      Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

      • 16 Feb 2021
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
      • online
      • 205
      Register

      (Re-scheduled from January 12.) With the application period opening on February 11 for the 2021 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards, here's an opportunity to hear from the 2021 International IAP2 Organization of the Year -- the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

      Does your organization have a culture of P2? Is consulting the public “first and throughout” part of its makeup? Do you want to learn ways of bringing that culture into your organization?

      It takes commitment, persistence and patience: the Nova Scotia Health Authority took five years to build that culture, after amalgamating regional health districts, each with its own approach to public and patient engagement, into a single province-wide entity. But the work paid off, both with the culture of P2 and in being named 2020 IAP2 Organization of the Year for both Canada and Internationally.

      Watch NS Health's video here.

      Read NS Health's award submission here.

      • 17 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 19 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 3 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 17
      Register

      Ask yourself these three questions:

      • Are you running out of constructive ways to bring people together in conversation?
      • Are you hearing from the same people over and over again and consistently struggling to hear from diverse voices?
      • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity?

      Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

      Ideas Fair – get ready to take your open house to a whole new level. This highly-interactive technique is perfect for a drop-in style event aimed at gathering rich, qualitative data that only face-to-face interaction can bring.

      Virtual Meetings & Sessions - whether you are using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Go To Meeting or others, how we convene people in the online space is new and different for many. Learn what works, what doesn’t and how to create connection - even in the online space.

      Socratic Circle© – prepare to take a backseat and support the power of conversation. Designed to embrace emotion, explore divides and share diverse experiences, a Socratic Circle© may be just the tool you are missing.

      PhotoVoice & Story Telling ONLINE - We all have stories to tell, that share our experience and highlight what’s most important to us. It’s also been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s combine our love of stories and pictures, apply today’s technology and make making meaning of complex issues.

      When all is said and done, you will have four new tools that help you to host meaningful conversations that achieve objectives and create momentum for change.


      PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in three, two and a half hour segments over the week.

      — Cancellation policy —

      Learning Objectives:

      At the end of this course, participants will:

      • Receive a participatory and interactive session that introduces four tools to bring people together in meaningful ways that create powerful experiences
      • Understand the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders
      • Experience the tool such that they will be able to modify, design and customize the technique to suit specific needs and circumstances Walk away with the excitement, motivation and know-how to try something different

      Trainer(s): Kim Hyshka, CP3

      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.

      Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

      • 18 Feb 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Zoom
      • 16
      Register

      The need for masterful virtual facilitation skills is higher than ever before. This course will enhance both parts of that equation: facilitating skillfully and doing so using virtual platforms. Participants will leave with greater confidence and specific skills to help groups collaborate digitally in ways that are participatory and productive.

      Participants will leave the course with:

      • Specific strategies for enhancing engagement in virtual environments, using the features of several platforms but focused on Zoom, since it is the current platform of choice globally.
      • Reminders of effective approaches to using facilitation to strengthen engagement in meetings generally, regardless of the medium.
      • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more memorable.


      PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate.

      International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it. 

      This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.

      Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

       - Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

      Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist with over 20 years of experience. She is the CEO of Sage Solutions, a facilitation and consulting firm that delivers strategic clarity and time well spent, through helping purpose-driven leaders align what's important to them with what they actually do. Rebecca holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and a Master's in Public Administration. She is a skilled mediator, sought after conference presenter and avid traveller.




      • 22 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • 25 Feb 2021
      • (MST)
      • Online

      The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Planning for Effective Public Participation. Planning is the first of the two modules of the Foundations training program and we will be offering the second module, Techniques, online in April 2021. The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, February 22-25 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website

      Early-bird discount ends January 25, 2021.

      (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

      • 22 Feb 2021
      • (EST)
      • 25 Feb 2021
      • (EST)
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 15
      Register

      La formation Les fondements de la P2 : Planification pour une participation publique efficace, qui fait partie des Fondements de la participation publique de l’AIP2, vous donnera une longueur d’avance ainsi que les connaissances et la confiance nécessaires pour planifier et mettre en œuvre des initiatives efficaces, quel que soit votre domaine d’intervention. Notre module de planification fournit une structure éprouvée qui augmentera considérablement les chances de réussite de vos projets. Ce cours pratique vous offre la possibilité d’explorer les défis auxquels vous êtes confrontés, à l’aide des éléments essentiels à une participation efficace du public.

      Il s’agit du premier des deux modules de la formation Fondements

      VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire et bénéficier automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres. Les membres de l’AIP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire et peuvent envoyer un courriel à l’adresse info@iap2canada.ca pour l’obtenir.

      Veuillez noter que la programmation des formations en ligne est très différente de celle des formations en personne. Ce cours en ligne sera offert en huit segments répartis sur plusieurs séances tout au long d’une semaine (en matinée et en après-midi). Tout comme pour les formations en personne, nous nous attendons à ce que les participants assistent à toutes les séances comprises dans cette formation.

      Veuillez noter que l’heure des séances est indiquée en heure de l’Est.

      Les participants seront répartis en petits groupes et recevront des travaux à réaliser ensemble au cours de la semaine. Les participants assureront la coordination nécessaire pour mener à bien ces travaux. Des lectures et des travaux individuels devront également être effectués avant ou entre les séances virtuelles.

      Politique d'annulation   —

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

      Après avoir terminé le cours Planification, les participants seront en mesure :

      • De comprendre et d’intégrer les fondements de l’AIP2 pour une participation efficace du public;

      • D’exprimer et d’évaluer les avantages et les risques associés de l’intégration de la participation du public à la prise de décisions;

      • D’établir des objectifs de participation adéquats, qui clarifient le rôle du public et qui sont harmonisés avec le processus décisionnel et le soutiennent;

      • D’identifier les parties prenantes ainsi que leurs besoins et attentes, et de sélectionner des méthodes efficaces pour les inciter à participer à un processus décisionnel;

      • D’élaborer et de mettre en œuvre un plan efficace et exhaustif de participation du public;

      • D’intégrer des stratégies de communication visant à atteindre et mobiliser le public, et à soutenir le processus de participation du public;

      • D’évaluer les processus de participation du public utilisés et les résultats obtenus.

      Aperçu du cours

      • Qu’est-ce que la participation du public?
      • Définition du terme « public »
        • Les orbites de la participation du public
        • Parties prenantes difficiles à rejoindre et viser une participation inclusive
      • Principes de base de la participation du public selon l’AIP2
        • Principe 1 : Participation fondée sur des valeurs
        • Que sont les valeurs et pourquoi sont-elles importantes dans le cadre de la P2?
      – Valeurs essentielles de l’AIP2 pour la pratique de la participation publique

      – Code d’éthique de l’AIP2

      • Principe 2 : Participation orientée vers la prise de décisions
      • Principe 3 : Participation axée sur les résultats\

      – Spectrum de la participation publique de l’AIP2

      • Les cinq étapes de planification d’un exercice de participation publique selon l’AIP2
        • Étape 1 de la planification : Obtenir l’engagement des acteurs internes – décideurs, organisations, description préliminaire de la décision, liste des parties prenantes, niveau sur le Spectrum
        • Étape 2 de la planification : S’informer auprès du public
        • Étape 3 de la planification : Sélectionner le degré de participation
        • Étape 4 de la planification : Définir le processus décisionnel à suivre et les objectifs de la participation publique
        • Étape 5 de la planification : Concevoir le plan de participation publique, ce qui inclut la sélection des techniques, l’évaluation des ressources nécessaires et disponibles, et la planification de l’évaluation
      • Approfondissement des connaissances
        • Planification de la participation du public et communication efficace
        • Styles d’apprentissage et participation publique
        • Aider les gens à passer de l’opinion à l’intérêt
        • Intégration des Autochtones, des groupes marginalisés ou exclus, et des voix oubliées
        • Gestion des émotions – l’indignation, la peur et la colère – dans un contexte de participation publique et importance de faire preuve d’empathie et de nouer des liens
        • Boucler la boucle avec les parties prenantes
        • L’attitude est primordiale
      • Conclusion et mot de la fin

      Formateur : Hugo Mimee, CP3

      Hugo Mimee a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans comme professionnel en participation publique et citoyenne, en animation et en gestion des parties prenantes. Hugo amène les gens à collaborer dans différents types de projets (urbanisme, environnement, transport, énergie) et a animé des centaines de rencontres publiques en tout genre. Il est formateur en participation publique, en acceptabilité sociale, en communication et en gestion des parties prenantes.

      Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) à la maîtrise en gestion de projets et membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. Il a complété récemment des mandats de plusieurs années comme vice-président du conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

      Hugo aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions!

      • 22 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 01 Mar 2021
      • (PST)
      • 5 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 12
      Register

      As project stakeholders and their perspectives become increasingly diverse, practitioners are challenged to intentionally design and successfully implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that ethically and equitably engage all key stakeholder groups. Participants leave this highly-participatory and practical course with a deeper understanding of the “spectrum of diversity,” skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques, and craft an evaluation plan to check and change your effort during implementation – plus a great cohort of colleagues to help you with this work over time.


      PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      This online course will be offered in five, three hour sessions. Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      At the end of this course, participants will:

      • Appreciate and respect the “spectrum of diversity” that enters any P2 effort, and understand the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives forward to address complex community issues
      • Learn how to define clear engagement objectives for increasing and deepening inclusion within public engagement efforts
      • Gain experience in equity-centered stakeholder identification and appropriate participation tools
      • Understand the essential art and science of ethical and equitable engagement design, and how to translate that into effective and successful implementation
      • Develop ethical and effective approaches and techniques for supporting and engaging the full spectrum of stakeholders
      • Explore underrepresentation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
      • Understand how to evaluate and redesign during implementation
      • Know how to translate new learnings into successful and inclusive practice

      COURSE OUTLINE

      Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

      Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

      • 01 Mar 2021
      • (PST)
      • 15 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 19
      Register

      Every organization has its own P2 personality and soul, whether intentionally cultivated and

      cared for or haphazardly left to evolve on its own. This course is for those with the curiosity

      about, or who may be tasked with the responsibility for, building a culture of engagement

      within your organizations. What does it take to shift to a state where the choices are about

      making sure P2 is not just done, but done right? This course will pull on research and

      organizational best practices that goes beyond engagement on a project-by-project basis.

      Participants will dig in and walk away with an approach for change within their own

      organizations.


      PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      This online course will be offered in three, three hour sessions.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

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

      • Describe the necessary elements of corporate P2 culture

      • Conduct a P2 personality and soul audit for your organization (aka state of engagement audit)
      • Create a culture map
      • Identify culture generating and culture sapping behaviours, structures + practices
      • Design a draft approach to shift culture within your organization

      COURSE OUTLINE


      Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

      Tannis is a Certified Public Participation Professional, a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and Decision Makers courses and has been training engagement practitioners for 14 years. Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

      What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

      • 02 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 05 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 15
      Register

      IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for Effective Public Participation will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and execute effective initiatives for any area in which you may be working. Our planning module provides you with a proven structure that will greatly increase your odds of a successful project. This hands-on course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning.

      This is part one of Foundations two modules. Please see our website for when the second module, Techniques, is being offered.

      PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in seven segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

      Participants will be given a small group to work in and given assignments that they need to complete throughout the week together. Participants will need to coordinate themselves and find time on their own to do this. There will also be individual readings/assignments - to be completed before or in-between virtual sessions.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who complete the Planning course will be able to:

      • Understand and apply the IAP2 Foundations for effective public participation.
      • Articulate and assess the benefits and risks of integrating public participation into decision- making.
      • Develop appropriate public participation objectives that clarify the public’s role and are aligned with and support the decision process.
      • Identify stakeholders and their needs and expectations, and select ways to effectively engage them in a decision process.
      • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public participation plan.
      • Integrate communication strategies to reach and engage the public and support the public participation process.
      • Evaluate public participation processes being used and outcomes
      Course Overview
      • What is Public Participation?
      • Who is the Public?
        • The Orbits of Public Participation
        • Hard-to-Reach Stakeholders and Striving for Inclusive Participation
      • IAP2’s Foundations of Public Participation
        • Foundation 1: Values-Based What are Values? and why are they important in P2?
          —IAP2’s Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
          —IAP2's Code of Ethics
        • Foundation 2: Decision-Oriented
        • Foundation 3: Goal-Driven
          —IAP2s Public Participation Spectrum
      • IAP2’s Five Steps for Public Participation Planning
        • Planning Step 1: Gain Internal Commitment -- the decision maker; organization; and preliminary decision description, stakeholder list, spectrum level
        • Planning Step 2: Learn from the Public
        • Planning Step 3: Select the Level of Participation
        • Planning Step 4: Define the Decision Process and Identify the Public Participation and Communication Objectives
        • Planning Step 5: Write the P2 plan including selecting techniques, assessing needed and available resources and planning for evaluation
      • Digging Deeper
        • Public Participation Planning and Effective Communication
        • Learning Styles and Public Participation
        • Helping People Move from Positions to Interests
        • Engaging Indigenous, Marginalized and Other Excluded Groups or Missing Voices
        • Dealing with Emotions—Outrage, Fear and Anger—in Public Settings and the Importance of Empathy and Building Relationships
        • Closing the Loop with Stakeholders
        • Attitude is Everything
      • Wrap up & Closure

      Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3 

      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.

      Watch this short video to see Kim in action!


      • 02 Mar 2021
      • (PST)
      • 09 Mar 2021
      • (PST)
      • 3 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 18
      Register

      Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) offered a roadmap to improved relationships between Indigenous and all Canadians through the 94 Calls to Action. These actions are directed at Canadian governments, corporations, institutions, and citizens, and describe the important role that decision-makers have to play in charting the course for a renewed country in which all citizens have the opportunity to benefit from the prosperity of this land. Yet many organizations and citizens are not sufficiently equipped to respond and take action in meaningful and culturally inclusive ways. This course offers foundational knowledge, real-life examples, and dynamic problem-solving for individuals working to advance Indigenous inclusion within their professional and personal communities.


      PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in thee, two and a half hour sessions.

      Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      — Cancellation policy —


      Learning Objectives:

      Through this course, participants will:

      • Reflect on their current level of knowledge and understanding with respect to the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada;
      • Understand basic facts about Canada’s history of colonization, the Indian Act, Indian Residential Schools, and intergenerational trauma;
      • Understand the purpose of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and recall which of the 94 Calls to Action are relevant to their personal and professional communities;
      • Understand complexities related to Indigenous inclusion in decision-making contexts;
      • Discuss and define strategies and activities related to Indigenous inclusion and the implementation of relevant Calls to Action;
      • Develop a Reconciliation Action Plan that is specific to the learner’s personal and/or professional interests.


      Trainer(s): Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

      Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


      Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

      • 08 Mar 2021
      • (MST)
      • 11 Mar 2021
      • (MST)
      • Online

      The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the Planning for Effective Public Participation course virtually with a focus on the education sector. This course will be customized to reflect specific challenges and opportunities in the education sector with some education based case studies to learn from. Others from outside the education sector are welcome as well. Planning is the first module of two for the Foundations training program and will be delivered over 4 days, March 8 - 11 with 2 sessions per day. We will be offering the second module, Techniques, virtually in April. For more information and how to register please see our website

      Early bird discount ends February 8, 2021. 

       

      • 09 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 11 Mar 2021
      • (EST)
      • 5 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 13
      Register

      Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project.

      This module breaks down specific methods including World Café, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups. You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material, IAP2 tipsheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.

      This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

      PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

      • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

      • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

      • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

      • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

        Course Overview
        • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
        • Inclusive design
        • Techniques to Share information
        • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
        • Online Engagement
        • Techniques to Bring People Together
        • Open Public Forums
        • Specialized Processes
        • Representative Processes
        • Advisory Committees
        • Technique Selection Exercise
        Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

        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.

        Watch this short video to see Kim in action!


        • 09 Mar 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
        • Online (Zoom)
        • 245
        Register

        The application period is about to open for the 2021 IAP2 Core Values Awards, so now is a good time to hear from and learn about the 2020 winners. Joining us this time will be:

        Josh Fullan of Maximum City, winners of the IAP2 Canada award for "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" for the KidScore initiative.

        Adrienne DeDona of JLA Public Involvement, winners of the USA award for "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" for "Reconnecting past and future: Community engagement shapes redevelopment in Portland's Historic Old Town Chinatown" 

        Natalie Geddes from the City of Winnipeg, winners of the "Indigenous Engagement" Award for "Welcoming Winnipeg".

        Fay Kramer of TransLink, winner of the Visual Engagement Award

        Read about the Canadian winners and watch their videos here.

        Read about the USA winners and watch their videos here.

        Find out more about the IAP2 Core Values Awards and their criteria here.

        • 15 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 18 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 16 Mar 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
        • Online - Zoom
        • 243
        Register

        Ask yourself these three questions:

        • Are you running out of constructive ways to bring people together in conversation?

        • Are you hearing from the same people over and over again and consistently struggling to hear from diverse voices?

        • Do you value strong relationships and building community engagement capacity?

        In a 70-minute session, Anne Harding, Kim Hyshka and Hugo Mimee will reprise their highly popular presentation at the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference. You'll take part in a human lab, where you can fill your toolbox with at least FIVE new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change.

        70 minutes of fun, interactive and experiential learning

        --

        Posez-vous les trois questions suivantes :

        • Êtes-vous à court de moyens constructifs pour réunir différentes personnes autour d’une conversation?

        • Entendez-vous constamment l’opinion des mêmes personnes, et trouvez-vous qu’il est de plus en plus difficile d’entendre des points de vue variés?

        • Privilégiez-vous les relations solides et le renforcement des capacités de mobilisation des collectivités?

        Joignez-vous à nous pour un laboratoire humain où vous aurez l’occasion d’enrichir votre trousse à outils d’au moins CINQ nouvelles techniques de participation publique innovantes et efficaces qui vous aideront à animer des discussions plus pertinentes et puissantes, et à créer des changements positifs.

        PRÉSENTATEURS :

        • Hugo Mimee, Conseiller stratégique – Participation publique, Hydro-Québec 

        • Anne Harding, Propriétaire, Forum Community Relations

        • Kim Hyshka, Directrice, Dialogue Partners



        • 18 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 19 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 17
        Register

        This action-oriented course is for organizations that have committed to ethical and inclusive public participation (P2) and are ready to critically examine their policies, practices, proficiencies, and performance -- what’s in place, where the gaps are, what we can learn from others -- and then plan actions to fully realize those P2 commitments.

        Through guided small-group exercises and robust discussions, participants learn and practice using a collaborative Audit and Action Planning Worksheet. This comprehensive online tool frames the key issues, highlights best practices, embeds critical questions, and guides the audit process. Based on audit results, participants use the same Worksheet to identify responsive and organization-specific actions for agreed-upon P2 priorities.


        PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

        This online course will be offered in two, two and a half hour sessions.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

        Participants leave the course able to work with their in-house teams to:

        • Audit their organization’s P2 infrastructure by examining policies, professional practices, proficiencies and resources, and performance
        • Develop a prioritized Action Plan to upgrade their organization’s P2 infrastructure
        • Use the practical tools, template, guidance, and resources provided in the course to lead their organization through the Audit and Action Planning process.

        COURSE OUTLINE

        Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

        Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in public involvement and strategic planning for many years, serving primarily the public sector in both the USA and Canada. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and meaningful stakeholder engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with the International Association for Public Participation USA and the Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org.

        • 22 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 25 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 2 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 23 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 25 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 19
        Register

        Does this sound like your project?

        • The issue is incredibly complex.
        • You are surrounded by outrage and controversy.
        • You expecting lots of high emotion and anger at your next meeting.

        Then, this is the course for you!

        Building on IAP2’s Strategies for Outrage and Opposition (but not a pre-requisite), this highly participatory course will have participants uncover what’s driving emotion and outrage in P2 processes and discover what triggers these natural responses. Through exercises, discussion and multi-media presentation, participants will learn about AND PRACTICE highly effective, collaborative strategies to transform conflict and outrage and create an environment for constructive engagement.


        PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

        Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This course will be offered in two, three hour segments. 

        COURSE DESCRIPTION

        — Cancellation policy —

        Learning Objectives

        Participants can expect to walk away with:
        • Participants will explore skills and tools to embrace high emotion and outrage in public settings
        • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
        • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
        • Understand and identify some of the brain science, triggers for emotion that creates high emotion
        • Provide participants an opportunity to understand the tools and how they would be useful in different projects and with different stakeholders

        Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

        Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim 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.

        Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

        • 29 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 31 Mar 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register

        This course gives public and community engagement professionals a fundamental level of understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Participants will learn about the shared story of Indigenous and all Canadians and reflect on how that shared past affects our unique and shared experiences today, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes. Co-delivered by Indigenous and Settler trainers whose experiences as engagement professionals bring the content to life, this impactful course builds fundamental understanding through a lens of meaningful engagement and reconciliation.


        PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

        Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

        Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

        — Cancellation policy —


        Learning Objectives:

        Through this session, participants will:

        • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
        • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy, with a specific focus on decision-making structures and processes
        • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and various types of development and decision-making in Canada
        • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities, including the roles of engagement professionals and settler-allies
        • Identify opportunities for continued learning and professional development in Indigenous engagement through IAP2 Canada


        Trainers: Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

        Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


        Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

        • 01 Apr 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom
        Register

        Using Systems Thinking to Create Transformational Engagement Strategies 


        The impacts of a global pandemic, growing environmental awareness, and calls for equality and justice surround us. As engagement professionals it has become critical that we think not only about our individual projects, but about how they fit within and influence the social and global settings that surround them. 


        In this Taster Series course, which is derived from a three-hour course on May 6, 2021, we’ll explore Systems Thinking, a way of looking at engagement that can help us see the bigger pictures we’re working within, and perhaps even more importantly contribute to the positive changes we see happening around us. Receive practical tips for applying this way of thinking to your engagement strategies and explore how thinking ‘outside the scope’ might just be your key to creating truly transformational engagement projects. 


        In this Taster you’ll learn:

        • How the way we think about our engagement projects constrains or enables their success

        • Four key concepts you can use to understand how your engagement projects fit within wider social and global contexts

        • Five practical tips to help you think ‘outside the scope’ while staying focused on the project at hand

        Your trainer:

        Carrie McIntosh is the Manager of Engagement at BC Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry service providers. Carrie engages communities up and down the coast of British Columbia from communities as remote as Haida Gwaii to those in the bustling Metro Vancouver region. She holds an MA in Environment and Management, and has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator, communicator, and engagement specialist. She is passionate about building inclusive, place-based engagement approaches for the unique coastal communities she serves.





        • 06 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • 09 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Kim Hyshka and Tannis Topolnisky, this live and interactive online training will have you ready to apply IAP2's approach to public participation in your next project. Planning is the first of two modules of the Foundations training program.  Module 2, Techniques for Effective Public Participation is available for online delivery on April 26 - 27, 2021

        Completion of Foundations is a pre-requisite for IAP2 Certification.

        Find more information and register here



        • 07 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers helps decision makers get the best value from a public process. The session looks at the Foundations from a decision maker’s point of view and offers a perspective on how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. It examines the costs and benefits of public participation, discusses when and why to not involve the public in an organizational decision, and emphasizes the importance of both the decision being made and the promise to the public about their involvement in that decision process. Finally, the session provides an overview of what the decision maker should know about the public participation practitioner’s role.

        Find more information about the course and register here.


        • 12 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • 22 Apr 2021
        • (PDT)
        • Online

        Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

        Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


        • 13 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • 15 Apr 2021
        • (MDT)
        • Online

        The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Techniques for Effective Public Participation. Techniques is the second of the two modules of the Foundations training program. The virtual training will be delivered over 2 and a half days, April 13-15 with 2 sessions each day on the 13th & 14th and one on the 15th. For more information and how to register please see our website

        Early-bird discount ends March 16, 2021.


        (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

        • 13 Apr 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
        • Online - Zoom
        • 241
        Register

        Have you used Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in your practice? This collaborative approach to design and decision-making can bring benefits to both a community and a large organization. In this reprise of a popular session from the 2020 IAP2 North American Virtual Conference, Carrie McIntosh of the BC Ferry Corporation and Darcy Vermeulen of Argyle (formerly Context) will discuss how AI was used in the planning of a new ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay, BC.

        At the heart of a small village, the terminal is a vital community asset and plays an oversized role in the lives of locals and travelers alike. To create a plan that would guide the future development of  the terminal, BC Ferries and Argyle partnered on the design of an appreciative inquiry engagement program that empowered communities to co-create the guiding design principles, and the look and feel for a new terminal building.

        Learn how to run your own appreciative inquiry process and empower the public through strategic co-creation. Increasingly infrastructure design is an expert-driven process, yet publics have vital contributions to make. Hear about how our project team approached this challenge and how you can too.  

        In this session, you'll learn how to use AI principles in engagement processes and how to involve the public meaningfully in complex processes like infrastructure design.