Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Edmonton, AB)
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Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Edmonton, AB)

Dialogue Partners is pleased to present the IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation program in Edmonton, AB.

10/8/2019 to 10/10/2019
Where: Edmonton, AB
Contact: Margaret Kolenc

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Good decisions don’t just happen. They take planning and effort. Learn to apply IAP2’s approach to public participation in your very next process. IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation helps you gain the confidence needed to hit the ground running. The Foundations Program consists of two modules – five training days in total that can be taken consecutively or in two segments to better fit your busy schedule.

The Foundations in Public Participation course includes two modules: Planning for Effective Public Participation, a three-day course that is the prerequisite for the two-day Techniques for Public Participation. Upon completion of both modules, participants receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

  • PLANNING for Effective Public Participation: 8-10 October 2019
  • TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation: 4-5 November 2019

A major reason initiatives fail is inadequate preparation. 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 as you learn and review the essential elements of effective public participation planning.

In this first module, you will learn to evaluate the scope of a decision and identify the right processes and decision steps. You'll learn how to develop a comprehensive decision impact analysis and establish roles and responsibilities. You'll also learn how to develop a detailed public participation plan for the entire process.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for the subsequent module, Techniques for Effective Public Participation.

IAP2 has worked with practitioners from around the world to develop foundational tools that largely transcend national and cultural boundaries. Even advanced practitioners will find useful tools and techniques to assist in working with the public and clients to establish effective public participation. These tools are presented in an interactive and experiential learning environment that provides participants with the opportunity to explore their own public participation challenges with their instructor and peers.

Dialogue Partners trainers are some of the most experienced and highly sought after in Canada. For example:

  • They have taught over 500 people since 2005 in the IAP2 suite of training products
  • Our student evaluations are consistently high in exceeding student expectations
  • We are known for our ability to creatively tailor and adapt the materials to meet students’ needs and organizational realities


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