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Virtual Training Calendar

IAP2 Canada hosted virtual training is an exciting opportunity for you to update your professional skills — in collaboration with colleagues across the country and beyond, all without leaving your home, office or city! Held on Zoom, these courses are designed to support ongoing learning. They can include videos, exercises, case studies, and interaction with fellow participants and your trainer(s). 

To help you decide whether a course is right for you, we've organized them into three levels. Learn more about our Levels and how to choose your course.

Course registrant numbers will be confirmed prior to the start date. If the minimum number of registrants is not met, you may either transfer your registration to a different course or opt for a refund. 

Learn more: FAQ - Virtual Training and the technological requirements and Cancellation and Refund Policy.

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      Discounts for in-house organizational training & groups

      Did you know that if you have 10 or more participants for a course that you can book discounted in-house organizational training?

      If you have 5 or more course participants from your organization you can qualify for a group discount pricing for our IAP2-hosted training!

      Contact us at info@iap2canada.ca for more details.

      Upcoming events

        • 16 May 2022
        • (PDT)
        • 19 May 2022
        • (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.


        • 25 May 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 27 May 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 4
        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.

        This online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two and a half hours session. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        — 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 catalyzing better communities through Indigenous relations and community engagement. In her 17+ years of experience as a community and Indigenous engagement professional, she has engaged with over 80 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, reconciliation, 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.

        • 31 May 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 02 Jun 2022
        • (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, May 31, June 1 & 2, 2022 with 2 sessions the first 2 days and 1 session on the last day.  See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

        Early registration discount available until May 3, 2022.


        • 31 May 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 02 Jun 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 19
        Register


        Comment est-ce que nous pouvons créer des espaces publics équitables, durables, sécuritaires et accueillants ? Quels outils peuvent nous aider à mieux comprendre les besoins et les nouvelles utilisations de l’espace public ? Cette formation de 6 h 30 vous permettra d’expérimenter et d’évaluer les outils d’observation des éléments physiques et sociaux d’un espace public. Les études de la vie dans l’espace public (ÉVEP) aident à récolter des données pour bâtir des villes à échelle humaine et à rendre plus inclusifs les exercices de planification urbaine.

        À l’aide de présentations, discussions, exercices en sous-groupes et une visite terrain, la formation vous permettra de :  

        1. Comprendre la manière dont les ÉVEP peuvent bonifier les processus d’aménagement et/ou d’urbanisme participatif ; 

        2. Se familiariser avec la planification, la tenue et les finalités des études de la vie dans les espaces publics ainsi que les étapes de leur développement ; 

        3. Être en mesure de créer une question de recherche de sélectionner les indicateurs pertinents pour une ÉVEP ;

        4. Découvrir les méthodes propres aux ÉVEP, notamment le décompte des personnes en mouvement, la cartographie des activités stationnaires, les conduites d’entrevues, ainsi que les 12 critères de qualité des espaces publics urbains.

        La formation est divisée en 3 séances :

        • 31 mai - Séance virtuelle de 2 h 30 (9 h 30 à midi) : Présentation et introduction aux outils d’étude de la vie dans les espaces publics. Préparation d’une question de recherche.
        • 31 mai - Activité terrain (à l’extérieur) de 1 h 30 - en groupe ou seul (15 h à 16 h 30) : Étude d’un espace public et exercice de décompte.
        • Si vous êtes à Montréal : l'activité terrain aura lieu sur la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, récemment rénovée, avec comme point de rencontre l'église unie Saint-James.
        • Si vous êtes à l'extérieur de Montréal : l'activité terrain aura lieu sur la rue commerciale de votre choix, en privilégiant celle avec des activités piétonnes régulières. Vous aurez accès à une trousse imprimable pour guider vos observations, évaluer les espaces publics et mener l'activité terrain avec un soutien téléphonique au besoin.
        • 2 juin - Séance virtuelle de 2 h 30 (13 h à 15 h 30) : Interprétation des données, méthodes d’évaluation, applications à leur contexte. Échanges sur la manière d’intégrer des processus participatifs aux différentes étapes de création d’une ÉVEP. 

        ***En cas d’orage ou forte pluie mardi le 31 mai, l’atelier extérieur se tiendra le mercredi 1er juin à la même heure. Les participant-es seront avisés de la tenue de l'atelier terrain à 17h le 30 mai.***

        Bien qu’elles soient utilisées depuis plus de 10 ans dans différentes régions du Canada, les ÉVEP sont souvent méconnues par les praticiens de la participation publique et de l’urbanisme participatif. Complémentaires aux consultations, ces outils d’observation de la vie dans l’espace public permettent de tenir compte d’usages et d’usagers qui n’ont parfois par l’intérêt, les ressources ou les moyens de participer aux processus participatifs. Également, les processus d’ÉVEP peuvent s’enrichir de processus participatifs aux différentes étapes: lors de la planification des questions, mais aussi l’interprétation des résultats.Faire participer des organismes et populations locales permet de bonifier les hypothèses ou questions, tout en développant leur pouvoir d’agir en aménagement en leur donnant accès à de nouveaux outils et données.

        La formation se base sur le guide complet du Gehl Institute (2019), la revue et mode d’emploi des ÉVEP au Canada (2021) du Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM) et les ÉVEP menées par le CEUM pour différentes municipalités québécoises.

        En apprendre plus - vidéos (avec sous-titres en français) :

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        La formation s’adresse aux professionnel-e-s en aménagement, en participation publique, en mobilisation communautaire ou intéressé-e-s par la vie dans les espaces publics. 

        À noter: Toutes les formations de l'AIP2 Canada et de l'AQP2 sont reconnues (certificat de reconnaissance) par l'Ordre des urbanistes du Québec.

        VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire en bénéficiant automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres.

        Les membres de l’IAP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire. Veuillez 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 virtuel sera offert en segments de cinq, trois et deux heures, 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.

        Cette formation est organisée par l'AQP2 (Association québécoise pour la participation publique).

        Politique d’annulation

        FORMATEURS:

        Julien Voyer

        Urbaniste stagiaire, Julien Voyer est chargé de projet et développement au Centre d'écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM). Il a dirigé une recherche sur les ÉVEP au Canada menant à la création d'une première revue au pays et a coordonné la collecte et l'analyse de données d'ÉVEP dans différents mandats, ex. réaménagement de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (2021), Programme particulier d'urbanisme du secteur Radisson (2021). Il a donné des conférences sur ce thème au Québec et en Europe.

        Hugo Quintin

        Chargé de projet et développement en aménagement au CEUM, Hugo Quintin a participé à la création des outils et de la méthodologie ainsi qu'à la collecte et à l'analyse des données dans différents mandats d'ÉVEP, ex. PIRPP 2020-2021, Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest 2021, etc. Il a également donné une conférence sur ce thème dans le cadre du Fab City Montréal.

        Le Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM) est un OBNL qui a pour mission de développer et de proposer des pratiques et des politiques urbaines contribuant à créer des villes écologiques, démocratiques et en santé. Depuis plus de 25 ans, le CEUM a permis à des milliers de citoyens de participer activement aux projets d’aménagements urbains, et à des organisations et des décideurs de concevoir des espaces publics sécuritaires et conviviaux répondant aux besoins de leurs citoyens. Le CEUM favorise le développement d’une véritable culture de l’urbanisme participatif à Montréal, au Québec et au Canada.


        • 31 May 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
        • Zoom
        • 12
        Register


        Facilitating meetings, conversations and group sessions is a skill that is widely used and needed in today's work environment. For public participation professionals, strong and well thought out facilitation is the backbone of helping our clients and their audiences move through difficult and murky conversations to clarity and results in public participation.

        Please join Tannis Topolinksy, CP3 as she walks you through the skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to be an effective facilitator. Tannis has almost 20 years of experience and often finds herself facilitating conversations where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are at stake. Tannis will show you how to plan and design both virtual and in person events that will get results. Learn how to set yourself up for success as you dive into the work of facilitating.

        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. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        Cancellation and Refund policy

        Learning Objectives

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

        • Define the difference between public participation and facilitation

        • Describe the core competencies, value and responsibilities of a facilitator
        • Establish the purpose, outcomes and experiences needed to be achieved for a facilitated event
        • Develop a facilitation process design


        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

        • 07 Jun 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom
        • 16
        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 over a four and a half hour session with a 30 minute break. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        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.

        • 08 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 09 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 18
        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. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        Cancellation and Refund 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

        • 13 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 16 Jun 2022
        • (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.  The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022 with 2 sessions per day.  We will be offering the second module, Techniques, in September. See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

        Early registration discount is available until May 16, 2022.

         


        • 13 Jun 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 15 Jun 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 5 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 14
        Register


        Lorsque vous aurez terminé la formation de l’AIP2 Fondements - Planification pour une participation efficace du public (Module 1), vous serez prêt à ajouter plus de 50 outils et méthodologies pratiques à votre trousse à outils de la participation publique. En travaillant de façon expérientielle avec des formateurs chevronnés de l’AIP2 et avec vos pairs, vous ferez l’apprentissage de techniques puissantes que vous pourrez utiliser de façon immédiate dans le cadre de votre prochain projet.

        La formation Techniques (Module 2) aborde cinq méthodes de façon détaillée : la méthode du « World Café », les entrevues, les conversations tournantes, la délibération et les groupes consultatifs. À l’issue de cette formation, vous serez outillé de quantité de documents de référence et de fiches-conseils de l’AIP2, et serez en mesure de sélectionner les procédures appropriées pour chaque nouveau projet que vous entreprendrez. Vous apprendrez également comment établir et maintenir une communication efficace.

        Nous utilisons la Suite Google / Google Drive (Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Jamboard) pour cette formation. Nous vous demandons d'obtenir un autre accès si votre employeur ne vous autorise pas à accéder à Google

        VEUILLEZ NOTER : Si vous êtes membre de l’AIP2 Canada, veuillez vous connecter sur le site Web (coin supérieur droit) pour vous inscrire en bénéficiant automatiquement du tarif offert aux membres.

        Les membres de l’IAP2 International auront besoin d’un code pour s’inscrire. Veuillez 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 virtuel sera offert en segments de cinq, trois et deux heures, 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.

        Politique d’annulation

        Objectifs d’apprentissage

        Après avoir terminé le cours Techniques (Module 2), les participants seront en mesure de faire ce qui suit :

        • Comprendre les caractéristiques clés d’une vaste gamme de techniques et de technologies traditionnelles et émergentes;
        • Évaluer et sélectionner les techniques permettant d’atteindre des objectifs déterminés de participation du public;
        • Modifier et combiner les techniques afin d’atteindre différents objectifs et de s’adapter à diverses circonstances;
        • Déterminer les compétences et les ressources nécessaires à l’utilisation efficace des différentes techniques.

        Aperçu du cours

        • Révision du cours Planification pour une participation efficace du public
        • Conception inclusive
        • Techniques pour partager des informations
        • Techniques pour recueillir et compiler les contributions
        • Participation en ligne
        • Techniques pour rapprocher les gens
        • Forums ouverts au public
        • Processus spécialisés
        • Processus représentatifs
        • Comités consultatifs
        • Exercice de sélection de technique

        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!

        • 13 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 17 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 19
        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.

        This online course will be offered in three, two and a half hour sessions. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        — Cancellation and Refund 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 catalyzing better communities through Indigenous relations and community engagement. In her 17+ years of experience as a community and Indigenous engagement professional, she has engaged with over 80 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, reconciliation, 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.

        • 14 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 16 Jun 2022
        • (MDT)
        • Online

        Module 2 - Techniques for Effective Public Participation

        Once you have completed the planning course, 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 facilitation methods and tools including:

        • World Café

        • Citizen Jury

        • Revolving Conversations

        • Advisory Groups & many, many more.

        You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material, IAP2 tip sheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project.

        Here is the planned schedule:

        Days 1-2 will run from 9:00-12:00pm MT & 1:00-3:00pm MT

        Day 3 will run from 9:00-12:00pm MT

        Please click here for more information and to register



        • 14 Jun 2022
        • 10:00 AM (PDT)
        • 15 Jun 2022
        • 1:00 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom
        • 25
        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 and Refund 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.
        • 14 Jun 2022
        • (PDT)
        • 23 Jun 2022
        • (PDT)
        • 6 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 17
        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.

        This virtual course will be offered in six sessions with multiple sessions over two weeks in the late afternoon/evening. Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        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.

        • 20 Jun 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 29 Jun 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • 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 training course 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.

        For more information and to register.


        • 20 Jun 2022
        • (PDT)
        • 23 Jun 2022
        • (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.


        • 11 Jul 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 14 Jul 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 19
        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

        Completion of the Foundations program (both modules) is a prerequisite for Certification as a P2 Professional (CP3).

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

        This virtual course will be offered in seven segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon), with no sessions on Wednesday. Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        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.

        If you are a student, please email info @ iap2canada.ca with current proof of enrollment or class schedule and we will send you the registration code.

        If you are an employee of a registered charity, please email info @ iap2canada.ca with your charitable organization number and we will send you the registration code. 


        Cancellation and Refund 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!


        • 20 Jul 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
        • Zoom
        • 20
        Register


        It’s been said a hundred times before, the pandemic has wildly changed the landscape of public engagement, and it’s essential to accept that it will never go back to the way it was. Over the course of this pandemic, we’ve changed how we do things with new expectations for how and when people engage and what’s available to them when they do.

        Pre-pandemic, everyone expected the one-evening event and maybe the one-weekend event. But now we’re in a space where the time of day, time zone and date for events almost don’t matter because online events have increased the ability to participate.

        But people ARE going to want to participate in-person AND they are going to want to participate online. It’s time to get AGILE and create hybrid engagement opportunities!

        Design for Hybrid Public Engagement Events is similar to stand alone in-person or online, however a number of key considerations and accommodations are needed for meaningful events that deliver results and create connection between participants.

        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 course will be offered in one, three hour segment. Note that the session time is Eastern Time. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        — Cancellation policy —

        Learning Objectives
        Participants can expect to walk away with:
        • Learn the 8 key elements for effective event design
        • Walk away with an event design template to use at your very next event
        • Understand the 5 principles to successfully integrate online and in-person events

        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!

        • 27 Jul 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Zoom
        • 25
        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. If you are a student or member of a charitable organization, please contact us to obtain the registration code. 


        This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link 

         - 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.




        • 15 Aug 2022
        • (MDT)
        • 18 Aug 2022
        • (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.  The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, August 15, 16, 17, 18, 2022 with 2 sessions per day.  We will be offering the second module, Techniques, in September. See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

        Early registration discount is available until July 18, 2022.

         


        • 16 Aug 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 18 Aug 2022
        • (EDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom
        • 20
        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.

        Note that the session time is Eastern Time.

        To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

        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: Tracey Ehl, MCP3

          In 2017, Tracey became a Master Certified Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3) and in 2020, she completed the process to become a licensed trainer. Tracey has over two decades of professional P2 experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supportable solutions that uphold shared values. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, and community development.

          • 19 Sep 2022
          • (PDT)
          • 22 Sep 2022
          • (PDT)
          • Online

          Taught by Jessica Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification. This course will be offered from September 19 to 22  (9:30 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 3:00 PT)

          Click here for more information about the Foundations course and to register.


          • 27 Sep 2022
          • (MDT)
          • 29 Sep 2022
          • (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, September 27, 28, 29, 2022 with 2 sessions the first 2 days and 1 session on the last day.  See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

          Early registration discount available until August 30, 2022.


          • 17 Oct 2022
          • (MDT)
          • 20 Oct 2022
          • (MDT)
          • Online

          The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer Planning for Effective Public Participation online. Planning is the first of the two modules of the Foundations training program.  The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2022 with 2 sessions per day.  We will be offering the second module, Techniques, in November. See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

          Early registration discount is available until September 19, 2022.

           


          • 24 Oct 2022
          • (PDT)
          • 03 Nov 2022
          • (PDT)
          • 2 sessions
          • Online

          Taught by Richard Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification. The course will be offered from October 24 – 27 and October 31 – November 3 (9:30 – 11:30 PT) .  

          Click here for more information about the Foundations course and to register.


          • 21 Nov 2022
          • (PST)
          • 24 Nov 2022
          • (PST)
          • Online

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

          Please click here for more information and to register


          • 29 Nov 2022
          • (MST)
          • 01 Dec 2022
          • (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, November 29, 30, & December 1, 2022 with 2 sessions the first 2 days and 1 session on the last day.  See our website for more training dates, information, and how to register.

          Early registration discount available until November 1, 2022.




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