Planning for Public Participation (Manchester, UK)
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Planning for Public Participation (Manchester, UK)

6/15/2020 to 6/18/2020
Where: Manchester, UK
Contact: Tanya Burdett
+44 (0)785 901 0218 / +61 (0)408 343447

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EssentialPlanning Ltd is pleased to offer Foundations in Public Participation Modules 1 and 2 in the UK. The IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation program is a two module (5 day) program intended to provide a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation.  Delivery of the IAP2 training program by Essential Planning Ltd is recognised by the Homes and Communities Agency.  

Module 1: Planning for Public Participation –  15-17 June 2020
Module 2: Techniques for Public Participation –  18 & 22 June 2020

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Essential Planning offers a 10% discount for early booking (dates vary depending on the course timing), and other discounts for non government organisations, the voluntary sector and for multiple bookings. Register online or contact us to find out more. Full joining instructions will be provided on registration. 

About the Foundations in Public Participation program  
The only international program of its kind, the Foundations program provides participants with an overview of public participation, best practices in the field, and dynamic techniques to enhance impact. The IAP2 Foundations program provides comprehensive training in the tools and skills needed for effective participation. The landscape of public participation and community engagement is changing. A proven framework for public participation has never been more essential. People want and need to be engaged as decisions are made, and it must happen in a respectful, positive, and effective way that creates the best possible outcomes for all concerned. IAP2 has streamlined and revised the highly regarded and innovative training materials undertaken by around 15,000 since the 1990's, for today's challenging climate.
Whether you are new to the public participation process or an advanced practitioner, this new Foundations training will provide you with the structure, techniques and knowledge you need to be successful. The hands-on design of this program and the expertise of the IAP2 Federation Licensed Trainers ensure that you'll be receiving the very best public participation and community engagement training available globally. This unique training program equips participants with practical tools for designing and implementing effective public participation plans. It delivers a consistent model wherever it is conducted - the UK and throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Botswana, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Singapore or other countries and regions around the world.
Planning for Effective Public Participation 
A major reason that initiatives fail is inadequate preparation. The IAP2 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, we cover the following:

  • Evaluating the scope of a decision - not always a straight-forward exercise!
  • Identifying the right processes and decision steps including timing and needed resources
  • Establishing roles and responsibilities of the primary parties
  • Developing a clear understanding of stakeholder audience concerns and hopes
  • Selecting the appropriate level of public participation
  • Setting clear and achievable objectives
  • Developing a detailed public participation plan for the entire process
  • Planning for communications initiatives that support the process
  • Identifying appropriate evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of the initiative.  

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

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 - powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods including World Cafe, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation and Advisory Groups.

You'll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication throughout the process.

Book your training today!