Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Walnut Creek, CA)
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Foundations in Public Participation - Planning (Walnut Creek, CA)

The Participation Company offers discounts to members of IAP2 USA, ICMA, and NCDD.

12/11/2017 to 12/13/2017
Where: Walnut Creek, CA
United States
Presenter: Dr. Marty Rozelle
Contact: Melissa Sparlin, The Participation Company

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Enhance your skills in public engagement
Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned practitioner at any level of government, the private sector, or a not-for-profit organization, the experienced team at The Participation Company (TPC) will help you improve your public and stakeholder engagement programs with the IAP2 certified courses.

Foundations in Public Participation was designed with the input of successful practitioners who work with diverse populations and divergent circumstances throughout the world. A major reason initiatives fail is inadequate preparation. This coursework 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.

The Participation Company presents IAP2's Foundations in Public Participation Program:

Planning for Effective Public Participation (3-Days): December 11-13, 2017
Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2-Days): December 14-15, 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 3, 2017
Last Day to Register: November 29, 2017

The Participation Company offers discounts for active members of IAP2 USA, ICMA and NCDD. The discount is valid through our Early Bird Deadline.

Module I: 3-Day PLANNING for Effective Public Participation - 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. Once you have completed the planning course, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit.

The PLANNING module is a prerequisite for the subsequent module, TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation.

Module II: 2-Day TECHNIQUES for Effective Public Participation - Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you will practice powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. This module breaks down specific methods including World Cafe’s, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups.

You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material. IAP2 tip sheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.

The Participation Company’s IAP2 Licensed Trainers include:

IAP2 Founder and
Past President
Dr. Marty Rozelle

Former IAP2
Executive Director
Doug Sarno

Former IAP2
International Training Director
Wendy Green Lowe

Former IAP2
Vice President
John Godec


  • Doug Sarno and Marti Rozelle were principal developers of the IAP2 Spectrum.
  • Marty Rozelle, John Godec, Wendy Lowe, and Doug Sarno are principal authors and original master trainers for IAP2’s 40-hour Certificate in Public Participation course.
  • John Godec also worked with Dr. Peter Sandman to develop IAP2’s newest 2-day course, Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation ~ Moving from Rage to Reason.

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