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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

    • 08 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    Register

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

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 11:59 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 0
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    Thanks for your overwhelming interest in this program! Please add yourself to the waitlist so that we can know you are interested in the program.

    IAP2 Canada hopes to offer this program at least once per year, and maybe more often depending on the availability of volunteer learning partners. We would hope to launch the program either in the Spring (April/May) or Fall (September/October)

    The Indigenous Awareness for IAP2 Canada Learning Program is a semi-structured, cohort based learning program to help IAP2 Canada members build awareness and understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in our country so they can better support Indigenous inclusion in their P2 and engagement practice.

    Please watch this video for an overview of the program to decide if it's right for you.

    Please note that this program is available to IAP2 Canada members only.

    If you are a volunteer with IAP2 Canada, you can fill out the application for IAP2 Canada volunteers. If you are simply a member, please apply through the "Register" button to the left.

    You can also apply for a scholarship with the scholarship application.

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    Le Programme de sensibilisation à la réalité autochtone a été créé en collaboration avec un aîné autochtone et est exclusivement offert aux membres de l’AIP2 Canada. Il s’agit d’un programme d’apprentissage semi-structuré, conçu selon une approche de cohorte et ayant pour but d’aider les participants à mieux connaître et comprendre l’histoire et les expériences des peuples autochtones de notre pays afin de mieux appuyer l’inclusion autochtone dans leurs activités de P2 et leurs pratiques de participation.

    Pour en apprendre davantage sur ce programme, regardez cette vidéo.

    Si vous êtes bénévole avec l'AIP2 Canada, veuillez remplir le formulaire pour bénévoles. SI vous êtes uniquement un membre de l'AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous inscrire en cliquant sur le bouton « Register » à gauche.

    Vous pouvez aussi soumettre votre candidature pour une bourse afin d'assister gratuitement à ce programme.

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 22 Oct 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 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 November 2020. The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, October 19-22 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website

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

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 22 Oct 2020
    • (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.


    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 8

    Digital tools are essential for public participation in the age of COVID-19. This hands-on course will teach you to create social media campaigns that gather input creatively, enable collaborative online interactions, and sustain participation over time. We'll identify barriers to participation and examine strategies to build equity and inclusion online. Learn best practices for facilitating online meetings. Bring your questions and lessons learned, so we can learn from one another's engagement innovations during this global pandemic. Join by computer if possible (rather than tablet), as this course gives you an opportunity to experience both the convenor and participant sides of online participation.

    Participants completing this course can:

    • Define objectives for their engagement efforts and understand how these apply to online participation strategies
    • Use simple online tools to “listen” to what people are saying online about a project’s key issues and people
    • Begin to write content appropriate for social media public participation projects and understand the importance of two-way communication in this medium
    • Identify participation barriers for digital environments and explore approaches to increase equity and inclusion
    • Recognize the value and capacity of online advertising
    • Craft a basic online strategy to engage people at all depths of involvement and at various stages of the project

    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 four, three and a half hour segments over the week.

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


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    Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

    Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A.Susanna Haas Lyons is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for over 15-years on large and complex engagement projects across North America. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com.

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 29 Oct 2020
    • (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.


    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 09 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 19

    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

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    L'inclusion fait partie intégrante d'une mobilisation publique éthique et efficace. Être à l’écoute des personnes aux expériences vécues diverses conduit à des idées plus innovantes, à de meilleures décisions et des démocraties plus résilientes. Cependant, de nombreux groupes de personnes restent sous-représentés dans les processus de mobilisation en raison d’obstacles systémiques et d’inégalités persistantes.

    Le Centre pour le dialogue Morris J. Wosk de l'Université Simon Fraser a développé le guide Au-delà de l'Inclusion: l’équité dans la mobilisation publique par le biais d'un processus de recherche participatif et de consultation. Bien qu'ils aient commencé par un cadre d'inclusion, les participants ont souligné l'importance de l'équité pour établir des relations réciproques et partager le pouvoir avec les collectivités afin de co-créer des processus de mobilisation accessibles et significatifs. Le Guide propose huit principes pour soutenir l'inclusion significative et équitable de diverses voix dans les processus de mobilisation du public dans tous les secteurs.

    Rejoignez-nous pour ce webinaire interactif pour en savoir plus sur les huit principes développés à partir de leurs recherches ainsi que sur des études de cas qui reflètent les contraintes du monde réel. Apportez vos propres questions, commentaires et expériences à cette session.

    Votre animatrice

    Elodie Jacquet est une animatrice de dialogue et une professionnelle de la participation publique. Elle collabore depuis plus d’une décennie avec le Centre pour le dialogue Morris J. Wosk de SFU sur une grande variété de projets. Parmi eux, l’initiative Canada Monde pour mobiliser les citoyens canadiens sur la politique étrangère, les dialogues nationaux de Réconciliation Canada, les Dialogues citoyens sur l’avenir énergétique du Canada et plus récemment les dialogues communautaires de l’Enquête nationale sur les femmes et les filles Autochtones disparues et assassinées. Elle dirige à présent le Bureau des savoirs et pratiques au Centre et a été l’une des enquêtrices principales pour le Guide sur l’équité dans la mobilisation publique. Elle détient une Maîtrise en biologie du comportement  de l’Université Paris XIII en France et une autre en politique énergétique et climatique internationale de l’Université de Londres au Royaume-Uni. Passionnée d’apiculture, elle produit du miel dans son jardin urbain à Vancouver.

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 17
    Register

    Public participation (P2) continues to evolve from one-time events to a culture of engagement and capacity building. To hasten and support that evolution, participants in this 1-day course learn how to conduct an “audit” of their organization’s civic engagement infrastructure (policies, procedures, proficiencies, and performance) to assess strengths and weaknesses, and then plan specific actions to advance a robust P2 infrastructure. We introduce the value of such an audit tied to the IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics, and then walk through the audit process, interpreting findings, and designing responsive actions. Through short presentations, hands-on exercises, best practices and innovations, and group learnings, participants understand how to take their organizations through this audit and planning process and elevate the importance, value, and benefits of meaningful 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.

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

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

    Drawing from theory, multiple examples, and best practices, at the end of this course participants will:

    • Understand the value and importance of good P2 in improving public decisions
    • Ground P2 in ethical foundations
    • Audit their organization’s P2 infrastructure, looking at policies, professional practices, resources and capabilities, and performance
    • Develop a prioritized Action Plan to upgrade their P2 infrastructure

    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.

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 17
    Register

    Résumé 

    Je ne sais pas pour vous, mais moi j’entends les mots « acceptabilité sociale » presque à tous les jours et dans toutes sortes de contextes. Les mots semblent avoir une bonne côte de popularité. Les mots paraissent bien dans un discours, une lettre ouverte ou un manifeste. Les mots sonnent comme s’ils « devaient » être prononcés en 2020.

    Mais c’est quoi au juste l’acceptabilité sociale? Est-ce vraiment un objectif ou une cible à atteindre? Est-ce possible de démontrer qu’on a « obtenu » ou « atteint » une acceptabilité sociale?

    Et si tout le concept était erroné ou même voué à l’échec depuis qu’on en parle?

    Est-ce simplement une autre façon de dire qu’on est à la recherche de projets et de solutions « gagnant-gagnant »?

    Cette formation-atelier, en mode collaboratif, est proposé afin de réfléchir en groupe à ce qui est vraiment important derrière les mots et les concepts. Nous répondrons ensemble aux  questions : Comment mettre en place les conditions pour réaliser des projets bien intégrés dans leur milieu d’accueil? Comment la participation publique peut-elle aider à trouver des solutions harmonieuses?

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

    En participant à cette formation-atelier collaboratif, vous serez plongé au cœur du débat sur l’acceptabilité sociale. Si le sujet vous interpelle un peu, beaucoup ou passionnément, prenez part à l’exercice afin de nous faire profiter de vos expériences et points de vues.

    Un volet théorique mettra la table aux échanges. Suivra ensuite un atelier collaboratif sur le sujet dans lequel les participant.e.s seront encouragés à identifier les meilleurs indicateurs possibles pour évaluer le niveau d’acceptation d’un projet ou d’une décision.

    Une mise en commun entre les équipes permettra la création d’un document qui deviendra ensuite public et qui pourra être utilisé par les participant.e.s.

    Niveau d’expérience recommandé des participants : Tous les niveaux

    Durée de la formation : 2 h 30.

    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


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    Formateur : Hugo Mimee, Conseiller stratégique - Participation publique

    Hugo Mimee aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions. Il a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans à titre de conseiller stratégique en participation publique et en consultation citoyenne. Hugo collabore à différents types de projets (énergie, urbanisme, environnement, comités de travail municipaux) et a mené des centaines de rencontres et consultations publiques en tout genre autant pour Hydro-Québec qu’à titre de consultant. Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’UQAM. Il a antérieurement siégé au conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et était membre du comité de pilotage collaboratif de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

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

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Many of us spend a lot of time talking (and listening too!). We support organizations facing big challenges and issues, often with significant controversy, through the use of engagement, dialogue and discussion. But rarely do we stop and take stock on how the quality of our conversations correlates to the quality of our decisions, our choices and relationships. Too often, it’s hard to be in a real, authentic, supportive conversation: our organizations (and let’s be honest, sometimes ourselves) avoid the conversation completely, hoping the problem will simply go away.  Alternately, we enter into “reactive conversations” rather than “creative conversations.  It’s not surprising as three themes tend to dominate our public conversations.  You’ll notice that:

    • People spend a lot of time talking at one another, rather than with each other.

    • It is tough to escape yes or no.

    • Most of the tools we use to communicate are pushing us away from having real conversations...and thus deep connection…which everyone is hungering for.

    The three centres for dialogue

    So, in service of giving awareness and structure to “creative conversations,” -- those that craft deeper connections -- we need to explore and unpack the three centers for real dialogue – our head, our heart and our gut. Each center provides a unique conversation motivation, intention, experience. When we raise the consciousness of who’s talking most– your head, heart or gut – our chances go way up to create truly meaningful conversations and subsequently desired outcomes.

    Your Trainer: Kim Hyshka

    Join me for this taster of upping our conversation game and remember, ‘anything is possible with a little dialogue.’

    Learning objectives:

    • Understanding of 3 key road blocks to meaningful and “creative” conversations (ie. what triggers reactive conversations)

    • Looking internally on what it takes to convene better, more connected conversations through the 3 centres of dialogue

    • Expand the theory concepts and apply to your own large scale, high stakes, public participation scenarios

    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 17
    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.


     - Cancellation 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.




    • 04 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 09 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 20
    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.

    • 04 Nov 2020
    • 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.

    • 06 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 13 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 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 Foundations course and register here.


    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 20
    Register

    IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers helps decision makers get the best value from a public participation process. The session considers a decision maker’s point of view and offers a perspective on how public participation can be integrated into your decision-making processes and lead to better decisions. Participants will learn about the benefits and risks of public participation, what makes public participation meaningful, when to use and when not to use it. Walk away with a clear understanding of the role of decision maker in public participation and the principles of effective public participation.

    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 one, three hour session.

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding what public participation is and the benefits and risks of undergoing a public participation process

    • When public participation is appropriate and when it is not
    • Learn the critical components of public participation
    • The role of the decision maker in public participation

    Trainer: Lara Tierney, CP3

    Lara became a licensed trainer in 2014 and in 2019 became a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). She has been working in the field of public participation for 15 years. Her experience is both from municipal (The CIty of Calgary) and consulting perspectives. She enjoys working on projects in diverse fields including community development, land use planning, transportation, open spaces, law and the arts. She is currently working in Stakeholder Relations for a mega LRT project. Lara was pleased to be able to train the IAP2 Foundations Planning course virtually with a group of participants from BC to Newfoundland.
    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 17
    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 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (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.


    • 16 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 23 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 20
    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.

    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.

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • (MST)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (MST)
    • Online

    Taught by Kim Hyshka and Tannis Topolnisky, this two & one half-day online training is the Techniques module of the IAP2 Foundations course presented by Dialogue Partners and Topent.  If you are considering registration in this course, you have already completed the first module, planning of your IAP2 Foundations training.  In this next module, you will further enhance your public participation toolkit with practical tools and methodologies.  

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

    Find more information and register here.



    • 17 Nov 2020
    • (MST)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (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 3 days, November 17-19 with 2 sessions per day on the 17th & 18th and one on the 19th. For more information and how to register please see our website


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

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    • 23
    Register

    Résumé 

    La recherche de l’inclusion est un principe fondamental en participation publique; mais comment concrétiser cet engagement lors de la mise en œuvre d’activités en ligne? Fruit d’expertises combinées en participation publique et en communications numériques, cette formation permettra d’explorer des pistes concrètes pour favoriser une démarche en ligne inclusive à toutes les étapes : planification, promotion, animation de rencontres virtuelles et rétroaction.

    À l’aide de présentations, retours d’expériences et exercices, la formation permettra de développer des réflexes afin de :

    • De façon générale, prendre en compte les spécificités de différents publics
    • S’assurer que les outils choisis sont faciles à utiliser et favorisent une pleine participation
    • Traduire la volonté d’inclusion dans le style rédactionnel et les visuels utilisés

    Parmi les réflexes à développer, il est essentiel de s’assurer que les outils sont faciles à utiliser, que la rédaction est représentative et compréhensible, que les visuels sont inclusifs et que les spécificités des publics ont été prises en compte. Ainsi, la formation aborde les sujets de la rédaction épicène, de l’accessibilité et du dialogue interculturel.

    Objectifs d’apprentissage

    • Reconnaître l’importance de l’inclusion dans la représentativité des résultats d’une démarche
    • Identifier les freins potentiels à la participation en ligne
    • Échanger sur des moyens concrets de rendre les démarches de participation numériques plus accessibles

    Niveau d’expérience recommandé des participants : Tous les niveaux

    Durée de la formation : 2 h 30 (de 13 h à 15 h 30 - heure de l'Est)

    VEUILLEZ NOTER:

    Si vous êtes membre de l'AIP2 Canada (incluant AQP2), 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


     - Cancellation Policy / Politique d'annulation (en anglais) - 

    Formatrices : Camille Montreuil et Jessica Prescott

    Camille Montreuil est chargée de projets chez Transfert Environnent et Société (TES) depuis 2018 où elle accompagne ses clients dans la planification et mise en œuvre de démarches  participatives. Auparavant, elle a œuvré dans le domaine de l’énergie, menant à bien des  mandats variés touchant notamment à la recherche et vigie stratégiques et à la conception d’outils  de formation interne en matière de participation publique. Mme Montreuil est titulaire d’une  maîtrise en sciences de la communication, son mémoire portant sur l’expérience des citoyens et  citoyennes engagés dans une démarche participative en milieu urbain. Elle est également titulaire  d’un baccalauréat en communication, rédaction et multimédia.

    Jessica Prescott est directrice des communcations chez TES. Avant de rejoindre TES, elle  a été édimestre pour les stations régionales de Radio-Canada, consultante web et coordonnatrice  de campagne numérique dans une agence web. Depuis plusieurs années, elle est également formatrice à distance spécialisée dans la gestion de la réputation en ligne, la veille médiatique et  l’animation des réseaux sociaux pour les Cégep des régions du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et de  la Mauricie. Mme Prescott est diplômée en relations publique, en communication  organisationnelle et en études pluridisciplinaires. 

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

    • 23 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 26 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 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.


    • 25 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 26 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 17
    Register

    If you’re engaging with the public, it’s inevitable that at some point you will encounter conversations that challenge you. They may be conversations you’re already thinking about with dread or concern, or situations you don’t even anticipate that blind side you in the moment. What do you do, how do you react, how do you pull these situations out of the fire and move forward productively? This course provides a frame for understanding why these situations exist, strategies to use and an opportunity to practice new ways.

    In addition to the live, interactive training participants will also receive pre-session activities, self-assessments, a personal learning journal and additional learning resources.


    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 sessions - one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Recognize the importance of building positive relationships with their audiences

    • Identify potential problems and opportunities when interacting with others
    • Recognize when communication is breaking down
    • Explain emotion, where it comes from and why it exists
    • Identify what to do and what not to do in emotional situations
    • Demonstrate improved competency in dealing effectively with difficult situations

    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

    • 25 Nov 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
    • Online


    IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Engagement Community of Practice (CoP) is building a community of P2 practitioners and members of Indigenous communities who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

    The CoP brings together 20 to 30 like-minded P2 practitioners and community members every few months to share stories, challenges, opportunities, and wisdom with each other and invited guests from Indigenous communities and organizations. CoP members are also contributors to IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Inclusion Action Plan, which outlines how we will advance Indigenous inclusion within IAP2 Canada as an organization and within the practice of P2 in Canada.

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

    • 26 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • online
    Register

    Today’s public arena is fraught with chaos, conflict and uncertainty and outrage is our new norm.  Public trust in government, private corporations and the media are at an all-time low. In this environment how do we work with stakeholders and community to start to build fragile trust? What is required from us? What actions can we take? How might we need to adjust or change our engagement practice? We will explore the new arena we are working, discover the elements required to build trust, and explore a couple tangible, practical steps you can take to adapt your practice.

    In this Taster, you'll learn:

    • how to identify when trust is low and the markers of distrust

    • 7 core elements of trust building in the public arena

    • how to evaluate your own approach to building trust and identify areas of growth
    • and come away with 3 tangible tips to practice

    IAP2 Tasters are 45-minute versions of training courses, offered free, exclusively for IAP2 members. Since these are webinars, remember the two-stage registration process. Click on the link in your registration confirmation email and fill in the form to receive your login information.


    • 30 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • 03 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 18
    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: 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 virtual course will be offered in eight 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: Amanda Mitchell 

    Amanda Mitchell is a public engagement coach, trainer and strategist with over thirteen years of experience designing processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Amanda is known for her creativity, ability to brainstorm, and tendency to ask strategic questions during process design. She is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments.

    As a trainer, she creates a learning environment that is safe, relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Amanda is committed to helping practitioners grow their skills and has established peer-to-peer learning networks for municipal public engagement practitioners in Canada and at the City of Vancouver.

    • 03 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 04 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 20
    Register

    Facilitation skills are essential for public engagement professionals. Masterful facilitation involves more than group process techniques and strong meeting design – it also requires anticipation skills and adaptability. This highly interactive, fun-filled session strengthens participants' ability to trust their intuition, think on their feet and deal with unpredictable situations. When a facilitated session goes off the rails (and it will), you need to tap into a different skillset to bring things back on track quickly. Neurological evidence, real-life experience and useful improv tools will equip you to become more nimble and confident from the front of the room. No comedy skills required!


    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 virtual course will be offered in two, three hour segmentsJust like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

    — Cancellation policy —

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course, participants will:

    • Sharper skills in anticipating and adjusting to the unexpected;
    • More than a dozen practical strategies, drawn from and applicable to a range of disciplines, to strengthen their agility as facilitators;
    • Increased confidence in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances, even from the front of the room;
    • An up-to-date resource list of links, titles and people that will allow participants to explore agility in facilitation more deeply if interested; and
    • A memorable experience shared with new people in their expanded professional network.

    Course Outline

    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.
    • 07 Dec 2020
    • (MST)
    • 10 Dec 2020
    • (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. The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, December 7-10 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website

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

    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 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.

    • 09 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 11 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 19
    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: 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 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.

    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: Amanda Mitchell

      Amanda Mitchell is a public engagement coach, trainer and strategist with over thirteen years of experience designing processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Amanda is known for her creativity, ability to brainstorm, and tendency to ask strategic questions during process design. She is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments.

      As a trainer, she creates a learning environment that is safe, relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Amanda is committed to helping practitioners grow their skills and has established peer-to-peer learning networks for municipal public engagement practitioners in Canada and at the City of Vancouver.

      • 10 Dec 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
      • Zoom
      • 25
      Register

      Résumé 

      On souhaite vous confier l’animation d’une consultation publique ou de toute autre rencontre. Vous maîtrisez bien le sujet, mais vous hésitez. Parler en public? Sortir de votre zone de confort? Faire bonne impression? Créer un climat propice aux échanges et au dialogue? Oui, vous le pouvez!

      Parler en public est l’une des plus grandes peurs de l’être humain. J’étais moi-même terrifié quand venait le temps de faire un exposé oral à l’école. Tout cela a bien changé! Je partage avec vous les leçons apprises du gars qui n’a jamais étudié en communications et qui apprivoise maintenant les communications d’impact!

      Cette formation permet aux participant.e.s de prendre de l’assurance en s’appropriant quelques trucs et conseils simples et pratiques qui devraient vous faire apprécier les communications publiques. Qui sait, peut-être aurez-vous la piqure, comme moi, et toutes les occasions seront alors bonnes pour animer des rencontres!

      Niveau d’expérience recommandé des participants :  Débutant à intermédiaire

      Durée de la formation : 2 h 30.

      Objectifs d’apprentissage

      En suivant cette formation, vous serez d’abord amenés à faire, individuellement, une auto-évaluation de votre « performance » en communication publique, jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

      Les trucs et conseils fournis, vous permettront ensuite d’ajuster vos comportements dans vos animations de rencontres et de vous améliorer en continu.

      Le cours sera enseigné au moyen d’exposés théoriques et d’études de cas en groupe. Idéalement vous poursuivrez votre cheminement avec un coaching individuel avec le formateur. Cette séance sera l’occasion de mettre en application les bonnes pratiques et de vous évaluer à nouveau afin de constater la progression.

      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


       - Cancellation Policy / Politique d'annulation (en anglais) - 

      Formateur : Hugo Mimee, Conseiller stratégique - Participation publique

      Hugo Mimee aide les gens à mieux communiquer, à bien se comprendre et à trouver ensemble des solutions. Il a une solide expérience de plus de 20 ans à titre de conseiller stratégique en participation publique et en consultation citoyenne. Hugo collabore à différents types de projets (énergie, urbanisme, environnement, comités de travail municipaux) et a mené des centaines de rencontres et consultations publiques en tout genre autant pour Hydro-Québec qu’à titre de consultant. Hugo est également chargé de cours à l’UQAM. Il a antérieurement siégé au conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada et était membre du comité de pilotage collaboratif de l’Association québécoise pour la participation publique (AQP2).

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



      • 14 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 17 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 4 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 20
      Register

      Does this sound familiar?

      • Are your conversations fraught with discomfort, tension and concern?
      • Are you unsure what to say or intimidated in difficult conversations?
      • Are fear, hesitancy and worry about getting it right constant companions in your work?
      • Are you feeling burnt out, stressed and stretched to the limit in your interactions with others in conflict situations?
      • Are you in need of support, comfort and an ability to know when to walk away, disengage and recover yourself?
      • Are the practices that have served you in the past not working?
      • Are you worried about having really tough conversations with your team, community or group?

      There is a different way. Brave, Honest Conversations™ are a way of talking together, working together and living. When we show up with courage, compassion and integrity the possibilities are endless. The world needs more leaders who dare to make a lasting difference.

      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 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:

      It’s time to build your leadership skills – to practice courage, compassion and responsibility for impact. When you build your capacity to lead others, groups and the world around you, you create the momentum for positive change and the opportunity to move from stuck to possible. Foundational to leading others is the ability to lead yourself, to practice courage, compassion and kindness for yourself, and to make choices that allow you to bring your best self to your work.

      What will you learn? You will learn how to:

      • Courageously show up as a leader who invites tough conversations;
      • Cultivate and enhance a mindset of service and commitment to brave, honest conversations;
      • Create a space for brave, honest conversations that encourage constructive participation and address conflict boldly;
      • Learn tips, tools and approaches to deal with high stakes, high emotion situations;
      • Build comfort, confidence and skill to work with the chaos and emotions in a room or group; and
      • Practice and experience effective approaches for recovery, stress reduction and setting boundaries amid conflict and controversy.

      Course Outline

      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.

      • 12 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 15 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 20
      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: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3 

      Tannis has 18 years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011. 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. She is an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

      “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

      • 12 Jan 2021
      • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
      • online
      Register

      Meet and learn from the 2020 IAP2 Organizations of the Year. Details of the presenters will be announced as soon as the 2020 IAP2 Core Values Awards have been presented.

      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 21 Jan 2021
      • (EST)
      • 5 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 19
      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: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

        Tannis Topolnisky

        Tannis has 18 years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011.  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.  She is an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

         “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

        • 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.


        • 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)

        • 27 Jan 2021
        • (PST)
        • 29 Jan 2021
        • (PST)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 18
        Register

        This course provides an overview of the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Starting with the context of Indigenous Peoples in North America prior to contact, following initial relationships between settlers and Indigenous communities and acts of colonization, participants will explore the interactions and policies that have contributed to the current context of Indigenous interests in Canada today.


        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

        • 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

        COURSE OUTLINE

        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.

        • 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.


        • 01 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 03 Feb 2021
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 15
        Register

        Understanding what to do next comes from learning what is happening or has happened and, why. The practice of evaluation means we can be more confident in our decision-making, adapt to circumstances and achieve our goals effectively and efficiently. Learn how to support your organization’s goals by building on the fundamental practices of evaluation and developing a systemic approach to evaluating P2. This course will take you beyond methods for collecting and analyzing results and provide the foundation for creating a framework that identifies when to evaluate, the levels of P2 evaluation, recognizing and considering influences on evaluation approaches and, how to develop an evaluation matrix for the levels of P2 evaluation. Learn how to create a P2 evaluation framework for your organization that will help monitor progress and support project, program and systemic change.


        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 two, three hour sessions and one, hour and a half session.

        Cancellation policy

        Learning Objectives

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

        • Recognize the purpose and benefits of evaluating public participation efforts
        • Identify when evaluation should be performed for maximum impact
        • Differentiate between various levels of P2 evaluation
        • Assess and select appropriate P2 evaluation matrices based on desired outcomes
        • Create a customized P2 evaluation framework based on organizational needs


        Trainer: Maria deBruijn

        Engagement practitioner. Facilitator. Curriculum designer. Instructor. Relationship builder. Maria is a much sought after critical thinker and consummate problem solver, with over 20 years of achieving successful outcomes. She has advised and supported many organizations in enhancing their engagement efforts, developing and facilitating business planning and strategies, and providing professional development and training. Her experience includes highly complex, multi-party projects featuring multi-stage engagement processes. Maria is IAP2 trained and holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Technology specializing in digital engagement.