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IAP2 Releases New Materials to Highlight P2 Resources

Friday, May 11, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Armstrong
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Founded in 1990 by a group of dedicated P2 practitioners, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) has grown into an international federation of more than 6,000 professionals in 26 countries working to advance the practice of P2. National affiliates and their members benefit from research, training and networking opportunities with IAP2 peers.

The following brochures were developed to provide practitioners with materials to better communicate the core principles and resources available through IAP2 and its National affiliates:

  • 3 Pillars of Public Participation – the Core Values, Ethics, and Spectrum of Public Participation – form the foundation of P2 processes that guide the actions of P2 practitioners and enhance the integrity of the P2 process. 
  • International Programs - IAP2 set the bar for stakeholder engagement with practical tools and innovative P2 training program that transcend national and cultural boundaries, and provide the structure, techniques, and knowledge to prepare today's practitioners for tomorrow’s challenges. 

Foundations in Public Participation program (formerly the certificate program) and Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (formerly Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation) are at the heart of the IAP2 training programs.

  • Foundations in Public Participation is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of P2, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2. 
  • Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation will enhance your practice and enable you to fully support your clients. This course will equip you to enhance quality P2 outcomes where communities are emotional or outraged. This course will help you plan for and implement strategies you can use whenever emotions are strong. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2. 

The IAP2 Federation is composed of regional and national affiliates including Australasia, Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Southern Africa and the United States. To become a member, contact your local affiliate. If you reside outside the geographic areas served by an IAP2 affiliate, you are eligible for the IAP2 International Associates Program

These resources are available at

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