Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Honiara, Solomon Islands)
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Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Honiara, Solomon Islands)

Solomon Water is pleased to collaborate with Margaret Harvie of PlanCom to bring the Foundations in Public Participation program to the Solomon Islands.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/16/2020 to 4/18/2020
Where: Solomon Water
Solomon Islands
Presenter: Margaret Harvie
Contact: Michelle Maelaua
+ 677 23985 ext. 225

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Foundations Course Brochure 

Foundations in Public Participation was designed with the input of successful practitioners who work with diverse populations and divergent circumstances throughout the world. The course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

Regardless of the arena in which you work, IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation can broaden your toolkit and bring greater creativity to your approach. This programme will give you a broad-based understanding of how public participation works across the world.

Who will benefit?
Planners, scientists, policy makers and engagement practitioners needing to engage their community. Those seeking to appreciate the role of government and government approval processes related to engaging and working with the community.


IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation is divided into modules to focus on planning and delivery:

Module 1: Three days of Planning for Effective Public Participation - 16-18 April 2020
Module 2: Two days of Techniques for Effective Public Participation - 14-15 May 2020

Course outcomes

Participants of the program will learn how to:

  • evaluate the scope of a decision, identify the best processes and steps;
  • clarify your public participation objectives and communicating these;
  • identify stakeholders and their issues
  • establish roles and responsibilities;
  • develop a detailed public participation plan.

Planning is a pre-requisite for Techniques.


About the Presenter

Margaret Harvie Margaret Harvie has been an accredited trainer since 2008 and a community engagement practitioner for 20 years. She plans and implements community engagement for publicly controversial state government infrastructure projects and regularly works with local government as they face the challenge of conversing with their communities.

For more information and registration contact:

Michelle Maelaua
Communications & Corporate Support Co-ordinator
Solomon Islands Water Authority

p + 677 23985 ext. 225


IAP2 continues to advance the practice of community engagement by providing practitioners with an overview of good practices in the field, and dynamic techniques to enhance impact. This unique training program equips participants with practical tools for designing and implementing effective community engagement.