Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques (Sydney, NSW)
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Foundations in Public Participation - Techniques (Sydney, NSW)

Margaret Harvie is pleased to offer the IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation course in Sydney, Australia fall 2020. The course is hosted by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2020
Where: Sydney, Australia
Presenter: Margaret Harvie
Contact: (02) 9514 7884

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Developments in technology, economic and political changes across the globe and the use of social media have created new challenges in engaging the public. There are increasing expectations from the public to be involved and to influence decision making. This public participation course will provide you with the skills to effectively plan and deliver your approach to engaging the public.

Foundations in Public Participation has been designed with the input of leading practitioners from around the world, many of whom work with diverse populations in a variety of situations. 

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.


The IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation program is divided into modules to focus on planning and delivery. Planning for effective public participation makes up Module 1 of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) qualification and is the first of two modules. After completing both Module 1 and Module 2 you will be awarded the IAP2 International Foundations in Public Participation certificate.

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.

Module 1: Planning for Public Participation (In-person)
Wed 23 Sep, 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Thu 24 Sep, 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fri 25 Sep, 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Module 1 Registration


Module 2: Techniques for Public Participation (In-person)
Mon 19 Oct (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Tue 20 Oct (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Module 2 Registration


About the Presenter


Margaret Harvie has been an accredited IAP2 International 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.