Public Participation for Decision Makers (Charlotte, NC)
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Public Participation for Decision Makers (Charlotte, NC)

IAP2 trainer Kim Hyshka is pleased to present the Public Participation for Decision Makers course for the 2019 IAP2 North American Conferencein Charlotte, NC, USA.

Where: Charlotte, NC

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IAP2’s “Public Participation for Decision Makers” course introduces managers, students, and new practitioners to the principles of effective public participation. You’ll learn when and how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. You’ll learn about the unique role of practitioners In this field. You’ll also learn when not to use public participation. 

Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will learn:

  • How public participation ties into your decision-making
  • When and why to have the public participate in your decisions (and when not to)
  • The decision-maker’s unique role and commitment
  • Key concepts that must be considered when involving others.

Who should take this course?

Anyone involved in any aspect of community engagement, and anyone involved with decision making in some way. It is ideal for people working at all levels of government, in private practice, or in non-governmental or civil society organizations. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in communication studies, planning, and public administration will gain new insights. Elected officials also benefit from attending this course.


Kim Hyshka

Kim Hyshka believes 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.