IAP2 Licensed Trainers - Foundations in Public Participation
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  • Alan Beattie
  • Alice Sherring
  • Amanda Mitchell
  • Amelia Shaw
  • Barbara Chappell
  • Doug Sarno
  • Doug Zenn
  • Elmah Nthebolan
  • Gale Simpson
  • Gay Robinson
  • Jan Bloomfield
  • Jessica Delaney
  • John Godec
  • Kim Hyshka
  • Lara Tierney
  • Lewis Michaelson
  • Margaret Harvie
  • Marty Rozelle
  • Mary Hamel
  • Mary Moreland
  • Michelle Feenan
  • Penny Mabie
  • Richard Delaney
  • Stephani Roy McCallum
  • Tannis Topolnisky
  • Tanya Burdett
  • Tisha Greyling
  • Tracey Ehl
  • Wendy Lowe


    Alan Beattie

    People Places Planet
    PO Box 944
    Subiaco WA 6904 Australia

    Email: abeatt13@outlook.com
    Phone: +61 426 105 351
    Website: www.facebook.com/pppabc013

    Graduate Diploma in Information Studies, University of South Australia
    Certificate IV in Business Facilitation, Victoria University of Technology
    Diploma in Public Administration, Western Australia Department of Training

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Alan Beattie is an experienced public participation practitioner/consultant, facilitator and trainer who has provided services for a vast range of social and infrastructure related projects to a diverse range of clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

    Alan has worked on over 100 projects in various sectors, each one requiring differing levels of stakeholder engagement, and has directly managed consultation programmes for numerous major policy initiatives, major infrastructure projects and social, economic and community development projects. He has extensive experience in the Indigenous and other culturally diverse environments, and the Youth and Sport and Recreation sectors.

    In addition Alan has substantial experience with the development of feasibility studies and business plans, and has undertaken numerous reviews and evaluations using a community engagement approach – sectors include Indigenous affairs, health, sport & recreation, the arts, infrastructure, education/training, tourism, youth services and economic development.

    Alan's work in the social services sector lead to him being a recipient of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Enterprise Corporation (AP-EC), Asia Pacific Enterprise Leadership Awards (APELA), Social Services Award.

    Alan helped to establish the Western Australian IAP2 sub-committee in 2008.

    Jan Bloomfield

    Strategy Plus
    9608 – 100 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0T6 Canada

    Email: bloomjan@telus.net
    Phone: (780) 425-4583

    Western Career Assignment Management Development Program
    Master of Arts, Geography, University of Ottawa
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Geography, University of Western Ontario

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Following a fulfilling 25 year career in various capacities with the Governments of Canada and Alberta, Jan Bloomfield started her Edmonton-based company Strategy Plus in 1997. Since then, she has assisted public and private sector clients in designing and coordinating public participation programs and facilitating strategic and business planning. Jan has worked in various sectors, including tourism, parks, community planning, economic development, education, health, libraries, environment and agriculture, and transportation.

    An active member of IAP2 since 1999, Jan served on the Wild Rose Chapter Board in various capacities from 2002-2012, including two years as President. A member of the founding Board for the Canadian Affiliate in 2011, she then joined the IAP2 Canada Board from 2012 - 2017 where she served as Secretary, and for three years as one of two Canadian representatives on the IAP2 Federation Board.

    Jan has been a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Certificate (now Foundations) in Public Participation program since 2005. She is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative agreement between three IAP2-licensed Canadian trainers whose mission is to provide professional development to practitioners and others who wish to enhance relations with their stakeholders. Jan has enjoyed delivering the training across Canada and in the USA through numerous public and in-house sessions.

    Academically, Jan has an Hon BA in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Geography from the University of Ottawa.

    Tanya Burdett

    Essential Planning Ltd (UK), Burdett Associates (Australia)
    c/o PO Box 556
    Heathmont, Victoria 3135 Australia

    Email: tanyaburdett@essentialplanning.uk | tanya@burdettassociates.com.au
    Mobile: +44(0)7859010218 / +61(0)408 343447
    Website: www.essentialplanning.eu

    Registered Planner, Planning Institute of Australia
    Masters in Environmental Studies (First Class Honours), University of Melbourne, Australia
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) (Distinctions), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Throughout her 25+ year career Tanya has been involved in over 170 projects, from large scale infrastructure pro-grams and projects such as High Speed Rail proposals in the UK, state-government level engagement programs such as the Victorian Infrastructure Strategy Victoria and Level Crossing Removal Projects, to smaller development applications and strategic planning assignments throughout the UK and Asia-Pacific region. Tanya is skilled in:

    • program/project management
    • social impact assessment
    • community engagement
    • training, facilitation and capacity building
    • strategic environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal
    • environmental impact assessment
    • strategic urban and regional planning, research and analysis.

    Since 2009/10, Tanya has delivered IAP2 training to 500+ participants from over 40 countries. This includes participants from international / central government, state and regional government, local government, private sec-tor and industry clients and professional associations, education providers, non-government organisations and others.

    Involved with IAP2 since helping to establish the Victorian division of the Australasian Chapter of IAP2 in 2003, and the IAP2 UK & Ireland Affiliate over 2004-10, Tanya has delivered IAP2 training and other capacity building activities in the UK, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Poland, Ghana, South Africa, Yemen, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and Australia, and has worked in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Western Samoa.

    Barbara Chappell

    Australian Community Engagement Foundation (ACEF)
    PO Box 110
    Hamley Bridge 5401 South Australia

    Email: chappell@aapt.net.au
    Phone: 61+ (0) 8 82785698
    Mobile: 0429 155 743
    Website: www.acef.net.au

    Master of Conflict Management, University of South Australia
    Fielding University Post Graduate Certificate in Dialogue and Deliberation
    Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
    Planning with Communities – Group Skills and Facilitation Training
    Leading Edge Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation Training (LEADR)
    Diploma Human Resource Management, TAFE

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Barbara Chappell is an experienced community engagement practitioner living and working in South Australia with an IAP2 license to train participants in public participation and emotion and outrage management. She holds a Master's of Conflict Management and has a background in the development and implementation of community engagement framework models in local government. In 2008 she worked with the SA Local Government Association to research and develop a community engagement model framework for use throughout Councils in South Australia. Barbara is the recipient of two awards for her contributions to community engagement in SA.

    A background in hospital services management, qualifications in Human Resource Management, extensive study, and a commitment to community volunteering — her mediation skills were developed through pro-bono court work involving small claims and resolving resident disputes in local government — add to Barbara’s diverse knowledge base, enabling her to bring value and integrity to working with people.

    Barbara completed post graduate studies in Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement through the Fielding Graduate University in 2010 to increase her knowledge and her abilities to contribute to the improvement of public participation across South Australia. She is now studying "Communities of Practice” to learn how to more effectively bring people together to share knowledge and learn from one another. Barbara hosts a program called "Close Encounters of a Community Kind” on community radio station CoastFM to help connect people to local groups and organisations.

    Jessica Delaney, CP3

    Delaney + Associates Inc.
    700 – 838 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0A6 Canada

    Email: jessica@rmdelaney.com
    Phone: (778) 851-1023
    Mobile: (778) 857-9545
    Website: www.rmdelaney.com

    Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators
    Canadian Public Relations Society Member
    Master of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2005
    Bachelor of Journalism; Bachelor of Arts; Concentration International Affairs, Carleton University, 2003

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Jessica Delaney has over a decade of experience in complex working environments that require sound planning and decision-making skills. She has worked in the areas of engagement, facilitation and strategic communications in the natural resources, municipal government, and healthcare sectors. Jessica has planned over 50 noteworthy engagements using a variety of in-person and online engagement techniques to help stakeholders and organizations come together for collaborative decision making.

    Jessica is a passionate trainer, facilitator, and communicator. She works to facilitate learning amongst and between participants by focusing on adult learning best practices, namely by making the content relevant, motivating, fun, and interactive. In 2013, after a rewarding career in municipal government, she joined the family business, Delaney + Associates, established 20 years ago by her father where she now serves as Principal of Strategic Communications and Engagement. In this role, she manages the Vancouver office and leads the engagement, communications, facilitation, and training projects for Western Canada. Jessica loves Vancouver and enjoys spending time with her family at the beaches or in the mountains.

    Richard Delaney, MPA, CPF

    President, Delaney + Associates Inc.
    Principal, Collaborative Decision Making
    Delaney + Associates Inc.
    700 – 838 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0A6 Canada

    Email: delaney@rmdelaney.com
    Phone: (778) 851-1023; (613) 837-5890
    Website: www.rmdelaney.com

    Master of Arts (MA), Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
    Diploma in Forest Management, Sir Sandford Fleming College
    Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators
    Certified NIFI Issue Forum Moderator, Chicago
    Post Crisis and Disaster Facilitation, Global Facilitation Service Corp
    IAP2 Foundations course curriculum developer; Co-Chair, IAP2 Certificate in Effective Public Participation Innovation Project

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Richard Delaney has been a P2 practitioner for almost 35 years – initially in the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada as a public servant, working on environmental, transportation and defence files – and then as a consultant. Richard founded Delaney + Associates in 1996. Since that time he has led, designed, planned and undertaken over 400 stakeholder and public engagement projects, specializing in the areas of health, environment, transportation and education. Richard is known for his expertise in supporting science-based regulatory, policy and program decisions. He also has a reputation for bringing calm to engagements filled with high emotion.

    Working with an adult education team at Delaney + Associates, Richard delivers several customized courses including Facilitating Engagement; Managing High Emotions in Community Engagement; Project Management for Engagement; and, Patient, Family and Community Engagement.

    Richard is passionate about engagement for effective public policy, project efficiency, and sustainability and social justice. His commitment and expertise make him a highly sought-after IAP2 trainer. His mission is to help organizations build capacity for effective and authentic engagement through his training practice and his consulting-related coaching and mentoring work.

    Tracey Ehl, Principal

    Ehl Harrison Consulting Inc.
    Oakville, Ontario L6L 4C5 Canada

    Email: tracey@ehlharrison.com
    Phone: (905) 925-9870
    Website: www.ehlharrison.com
    Twitter: @TEhlHarrison
    LinkedIn: Tracey Ehl

    Master Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3)
    Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF)
    Registered Professional Planner (RPP)
    Certificate in Adult Education for Sustainability, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
    Doctoral Candidate in Resource and Environmental Management, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Mediation 1 & 2, University of Waterloo
    Master of Science (MSc) in Rural Extension and International Development Studies, University of Guelph
    Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Tracey brings groups together to explore ideas, opportunities and issues. She approaches public participation as a learning process, for everyone. This is based on a belief that individual and collective learning hold great potential for positive, transformative change.

    Tracey has over two decades of professional experience in public and stakeholder engagement, facilitation, environmental communications and environmental and strategic planning. Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supported, realistic solutions and achieve shared goals. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, wastewater infrastructure, and community development. Within these projects, Tracey has designed, led and documented hundreds of events and processes to meet the unique needs of each client and the affected stakeholder groups, while managing controversy, outrage and budget limitations, multiple agendas and influences beyond the project.

    Tracey is a mom, partner, outdoor adventurer, learner and small business owner who believes in volunteerism and building innovative, creative, safe and supportive communities. She has been an active volunteer with IAP2 and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute for over a decade. She is excited to be a part of the IAP2 training community, and looks forward to meeting, learning and sharing stories with everyone she meets in the Foundations (Planning) course.

    Michelle Feenan

    Engagement Plus
    PO Box 438, Red Hill
    Brisbane, QLD 4059 Australia

    Email: michelle@engagementplus.com.au
    Phone: 61 7 3221 7443
    Mobile: 61 400 188 373
    Website: www.engagementplus.com.au

    Bachelor of Arts, Certificate IV in Workplace Training
    Diploma of Local Government Administration

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Michelle Feenan has over 20 years of experience in Community Engagement, Facilitation, Planning, Team Development and Community Development. Michelle’s extensive consultancy has included the design and delivery of community engagement strategies, community planning, practitioner training and capacity building, facilitation and mediation services, strategic planning, the review of community based services and policy development.

    Her skills and experience supporting the training experience include use of techniques such as deliberative dialogue, carousel, world café, enquiry by design, workshops, open house, static displays and online engagement.

    Significant projects/clients include:

    • Recreational Trails Strategy- Sunshine Coast Council
    • Fireable- Queensland Fire and Rescue Service- Safe Home program for people with a disability
    • Goodwill Bridge- Access Allways- facilitation of user groups of Goodwill Bridge to address issues of shared use, accessibility and safety
    • Benchmarking and Measuring Community Services- Tablelands Regional Council- benchmarking against two-like councils and development of relevant service standards
    • Local Government Association of Queensland- community engagement training and community planning workshops
    • Commonwealth Carelink- National Respite for Carers Capacity Building Project
    • Department of Tourism, Regional Industry and Development- Australia’s first Deliberative Forums on Nanotechnology
    • Mackay Regional Council- design and assistance with the community engagement strategy and development of a Disability Action Plan
    • Redlands City Council- Festival and Events Strategy

    John Godec, CPF, MCP3

    Godec, Randall & Associates, Inc.
    3944 North 14th Street
    Phoenix, Arizona 85014-5113 United States

    Email: jdg@GodecRandall.com
    Phone: (602) 266-5556
    Fax: (602) 222-9575
    Website: www.GodecRandall.com

    Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3), IAP2 USA, 2016
    IAF Certified Professional Facilitator©, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (Udall Center) roster member (transportation and native sub-specialties)
    Member of the first class of licensed IAP2 Trainers (May 2002); IAP2 Certificate Course curriculum developer; and Certificate Course review team member.

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Seventeen years actively designing and managing public involvement projects (30 total years of communication experience)for complex environmental, transportation, land use, urban and regional planning, facility siting, energy and other issues. Developed a public involvement and community relations protocol and programs for Motorola Corporation and a variety of other corporations. Managed more than 150 actively or potentially contentious issues resolving public and other stakeholder conflicts and building consensus.

    Extensive public sector and Fortune 50 corporate experience, including:

    • Former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation
    • Former Special Assistant to the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
    • Risk and emergency communication protocol Task Force, National Governors Association
    • Professional experience in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia for corporations, and local, state, federal and tribal governments and NGOs
    • Lectures and presentations, Arizona State University, Indiana University, and Queensland University of Technology

    Tisha Greyling

    Pretoria, South Africa

    Phone: +27 83 625 4292
    Email: greylingtisha@gmail.com
    Skype: tisha.greyling

    Bachelor of Arts (Lang), University of Pretoria, 1976
    Master of Arts (Linguistics), University of Stellenbosch, 1994
    Languages: English, Afrikaans, French, Portuguese, German

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Tisha Greyling has 35 years’ experience social and environmental management covering a wide range of experience in:

    • Strategic direction of social and environmental permitting for new development
    • Development and implementation of socio-economic performance programs to the Performance Standards of the IFC
    • Social due diligence assessment, social risk management
    • Public sensitivity analysis, stakeholder engagement strategy, planning and implementation
    • Design and facilitation of multi-party and multi-country participatory processes
    • Training in public participation

    Tisha has managed many environmental and social management aspects related to large projects in developing countries/emerging economies, including leading and directing teams to develop and implement social management plans to IFC Performance Standards.

    She regularly trains developers, construction managers and EPCM contractors in the implementation of social management plans. Tisha is the author, co-author or reviewer of more than a dozen guides on public participation, including those of IAP2, and has presented the IAP2 public participation training courses on five continents. She also trains independently in public participation in environmental authorisation processes.

    Tisha has worked and trained in the mining, oil and gas, energy, waste management, industrial forestry, chemical and paper manufacturing sectors in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the UK, Italy, Romania, Canada, the USA, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Singapore, Chile, Peru and Brazil.

    Tisha is a member of IAP2 Southern Africa and the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). She served on the IAP2 Federation Board of Directors for four years and was a member of the IAP2 Training Advisory Committee for three.

    Mary E. Hamel

    1407 Lake Kegonsa Road
    Stoughton , WI 53589 United States

    Email: maryehamel@gmail.com
    Phone: (608) 877-9995

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Mary Hamel has spent more than 20 years as a full-time public participation practitioner and counsel within a state environmental and natural resources agency, writing and carrying out public participation plans, working with individuals and communities, serving as a member of agency planning teams, and training staff and management. Mary has worked on conservation issues including endangered species protection, forest management, wildlife management, and recreational planning, as well as environmental issues such as permitting facilities, contamination cleanup, siting utility and other facilities and more. Mary has been with IAP2 since 1993 as a chapter member and president, international conference chair, board member, and trainer. Training is one of Mary’s favorite aspects of her work. She loves mentoring and helping new practitioners, as well as learning from their insights, experiences, and questions. Mary has delivered the IAP2 Foundations training in 7 countries, on 5 continents, including multiple U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Mary has been thrilled to help new and developing trainers from around the globe.

    "IAP2 is an amazing group and I’m honored to be a part of the IAP2 training community." – Mary Hamel

    Margaret Harvie

    PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd.
    PO Box 411 Potts Point
    Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia

    Email: Margaret@plancom.com.au
    Phone: 612 9331 4336
    Fax: 612 9331 4336
    Website: www.plancom.com.au

    Bachelor of Applied Science and Recreation Management and Planning and Associate Diploma

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Margaret Harvie has led public participation projects for major infrastructure projects throughout Australia consistently over the past 16 years, having worked in infrastructure including mining, transport (rail, road and ports, water), waste water, power (gas, wind and coal), and waste. She has also led social impact assessments, community planning and consultations including for Indigenous communities.

    Margaret currently works as a trainer and public participation practitioner around Australia. She has been committed to the development of the profession and its practitioners for the past 12 years, having served as a member of the IAP2 International Board and as the Deputy Chair of IAP2 Australasia for four years respectively.

    The strength Margaret brings to IAP2 training is her ability to draw from her extensive experience as a practitioner on hundreds of consultations. Margaret continues to lead teams involved with major projects that plan for the involvement of the public in project construction and planning stages and in the assessment of impacts, and is familiar with the day-to-day challenges and the work environments of many of her students.

    Kim Hyshka

    Dialogue Partners, Inc.
    2600, 10180-101 Street
    Edmonton, AB T5J 3Y2 Canada

    Email: kim@dialoguepartners.ca
    Phone: (780) 271-9933
    Website: www.dialoguepartners.ca

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Specialization in Globalization & Governance, University of Alberta
    Collaborative Conflict Resolution Training, Justice Institute of British Columbia

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Kim Hyshka is a Principal with Dialogue Partners Inc. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, Kim has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built, and initiatives and projects move forward. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community forums in large urban centers as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Kim's everyday experience includes leading and planning engagement and facilitation processes. She often provides expert advice to senior managers and project teams on the most effective means of involving those affected by the decisions to be made. Kim has worked with public organizations, governments, and private companies across Canada as well as internationally, and has worked with clients in multiple sectors such as energy, healthcare, education, and land use planning.

    Kim sees each engagement project as a new opportunity to create, design, and implement unique processes and programs that allow stakeholders to actively engage in dialogue where they build new connections and relationships. These relationships are the foundation on which new ideas and collaborative efforts are built upon and succeed in implementation.

    Kim is an active IAP2 volunteer and mentor.

    Wendy Green Lowe, CPF, CP3

    P2 Solutions
    P.O. Box 545
    Loveland, Colorado 80539 United States

    The Participation Company
    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

    Email: wendy@p2-solution.com
    Mobile: (970) 667-1417
    Fax: (208) 523-1441
    Websites: P2 Solutions | The Participation Company

    Certified Professional Facilitator, International Association of Facilitators
    Included on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s roster of environmental facilitators

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Wendy Green Lowe has over 20 years of experience in group process facilitation and public participation management. Wendy has managed large- and small-scale public participation programs within approved budgets and on schedule to meet client objectives on highly controversial issues. She has successfully designed and facilitated group processes for a variety of public and private organizations, having developed and implemented public involvement plans, managed public meetings of various formats, and moderated public hearings. Wendy is thoroughly familiar with the policy-making process and how to design a program for involving the public in that process.

    Current and past clients include federal agencies (US Department of Energy, US Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bureau of Land Management), state agencies (Idaho Departments of Fish and Game, Health and Welfare, and Environmental Quality), private sector companies (Batelle Energy Alliance, Bechtel B&W Idaho, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center), and non-profit organizations (United Way, Museum of Idaho, and District 91 Education Foundation, among others). Based in Idaho since 1992, Wendy has worked on public participation projects in other states as well, including Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Tennessee, Nevada, and California. She works predominately in the environmental, natural resources, and health care policy arenas. She is thoroughly familiar with requirements for public participation under the National Environmental Policy Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

    Wendy has been a member of IAP2 since 1992. She served on the Board of Directors for IAP2 from 2004 to 2007 and chaired the IAP2 Training Program during that entire time. She served as the president for the Idaho Chapter and then Intermountain Chapter of IAP2 from 1995 through 2004.

    Penny Mabie

    101 Stewart St., Ste. 1200
    Seattle, WA 98101 United States

    Email: pmabie@enviroissues.com
    Phone: (206) 269-5041
    Fax: (206) 269-5046
    Website: www.enviroissues.com

    U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Association, Roster Member
    Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Chapman University
    Master's Certificate, Strategic Human Resources

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Penny Mabie has twenty years of experience in public involvement, facilitation, development and delivery of training programs, and coordination of inter-jurisdictional strategic planning and communication efforts. Penny provided education, outreach, program planning and public involvement for Thurston County and the City of Olympia for 9+ years. As a public involvement consultant, Penny has provided facilitation and public participation services to support environmental remediation decision processes, infrastructure siting and design, multi-jurisdictional task forces on flood control, recycling and transportation planning.

    Penny has been with EnviroIssues since 2000. Her current work includes project management, facilitation, and strategic community relations planning for a number of clients. Penny is known for her facilitation, management, and implementation of short- and long-term processes with respect and a focus on achieving measurable and durable outcomes.

    Penny is the chapter secretary for the Puget Sound Chapter of IAP2, a member of the American Public Works Association, past board chair of the Washington State Recycling Association and a board member of The Recycling Foundation.

    Lewis Michaelson

    Participation by Design
    300 W Beech St, #908
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States

    Email: lmichaelson@sbcglobal.net
    Phone: (858) 382-4348
    Website: LinkedIn Profile

    Master of Science, Conflict Management, George Mason University
    Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of California at San Diego
    U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution Roster of Neutrals

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Lewis is a facilitator, community relations manager and trainer with over 30 years of experience. He has performed virtually every task common to public involvement programs, including organizing and moderating public meetings, facilitating community and technical advisory groups and preparing fact sheets, brochures, videos, media releases and other public outreach materials. He has also trained over a thousand project managers, public participation practitioners and technical staff in public involvement and risk communication.

    Using a collaborative problem-solving approach, Lewis has facilitated community outreach and consensus for projects and issues involving a wide range of subjects, including regional water supply facilities, wastewater and storm water projects, light rail transit, sea level rise, airport facilities, electrical transmission, watershed planning, waterfront development and land use management plans. As a facilitator, Lewis has also worked extensively on intra-and inter-organizational conflict management issues, including helping individual agencies develop strategic plans and multiple agencies develop interagency agreements.

    Lewis has designed and conducted public participation programs in controversial situations that have built trust and empathy among stakeholders and project proponents by using innovative workshops, citizen advisory groups, risk communication and other conflict management techniques. He has in-depth experience working with disadvantaged and environmental justice communities. He is also knowledgeable and experienced with indigenous cultural issues.

    Lewis has over 30 years of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) experience as a project manager and facilitator, overseeing all aspects of public notification, public participation and comment processes. He also has worked on CEQA review processes in California for two decades, including joint NEPA/CEQA documents. Other NEPA projects include environmental impact statements for the U.S. Navy, Army and Marine Corps throughout the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.

    He is the past president of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). As a board member of IAP2, he spearheaded development of the IAP2 Code of Ethics and Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation. He was also one of the three original developers of the IAP2 Foundations of Public Participation training.

    Amanda MitchellAmanda Mitchell

    City of Vancouver
    Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

    Email: hello [!at] amandamitchell.ca
    Twitter: @iheartcities
    Website: amandamitchell.ca

    National Charrette Institute Charrette System Certificate
    LEED Accredited Professional
    Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Amanda Mitchell has over thirteen years of experience designing public engagement processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Her work is creative, attention-getting and strategic, and she thrives helping engagement practitioners fine tune their skills.

    Amanda is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments. She currently works at the City of Vancouver as a Public Engagement Specialist where she acts as an internal trainer and coach to staff across the organization who are managing public engagement processes. In this role she provides strategic advice and leads in-house trainings.

    Prior to this role, Amanda managed the public engagement process for the City of Vancouver’s award-winning Greenest City Action Plan. She has shared her experiences of this project with cities from around the world and co-authored a chapter about the Greenest City engagement process in a planning textbook “Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach” published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.

    As a trainer, Amanda creates a learning environment that is relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Learning is cemented through reflections and case study exercises. She draws on stories and uses humour and a variety of teaching methods to keep things fresh. As a Girl Guide leader and former camp counsellor, creative facilitation techniques infuse her teaching style. Amanda has led trainings at the City of Vancouver, and at conferences across North America and in Scandinavia.

    Amanda has been involved with IAP2 Canada since 2014 and has served as a deputy board member, board member and Vice-President. In 2015 the City of Vancouver won an Honourable Mention for Organization of the Year as part of the IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards for the work of the Engaged City Task Force. She has been a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer since 2018.

    Mary Moreland

    Ottawa, Ontario Canada
    Phone: (613) 620-8329
    Email: marymoreland.p2@bell.net

    Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Ottawa, Canada
    Facilitation and experiential learning training (ICA, Intersol, Strachan & Tomlinson, Katimavik, Canada World Youth)

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    A bilingual career public servant with the Canadian federal government, Mary Moreland has more than 15 years of experience contributing to national public participation initiatives such as the creation of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, the implementation of the National Innovation and Learning Engagement Strategy, coordinating outreach activities during the United Nations Climate Change Conference as well as working on secondment to other regulatory departments such as Health Canada (Office of Consumer and Public Involvement) and Environment Canada (Corporate Consultations Directorate). While her work is often at the national level, her community volunteer commitments keep her grounded in what’s happening at the local level. Mary has been an accredited trainer for IAP2’s five day Public Participation Certificate Course since 2005.

    Mary has presented P2 themed sessions at conferences and in university and other class settings. For workshops, she strives to design creative and interactive panel sessions reflecting the best of P2 practices. Mary pioneered the launch of IAP2’s French language training and volunteered her time (and friends’!) to revise translations. She is the only IAP2 trainer delivering courses in French and has been a supporter over the years of AIP2 France and it’s unfolding. Mary is active with IAP2 Canada and is a member of the IAP2 St. Lawrence chapter. She is also engaged with the government’s P2 community, which she finds key to staying current.

    Early on Mary worked with national and international youth and community development programs in Canada and in Pakistan, which fostered her cross cultural training and facilitation skills based on adult education principles. A wonderful part of training for Mary is the opportunity to learn from participants as they share their stories about the consultations they have worked on and talk about how they might improve their next ones by implementing what they are learning from their IAP2 courses and from their peers.

    Elmah Nthebolan

    Geoflux (Pty) Ltd
    PO Box 854
    Gaborone, Botswana

    Email: elmahnthebolan@geoflux.co.bw
    Phone: +267 397 5105
    Mobile: +267 72145439
    Fax: +267 390 0242

    Diploma candidate, International Environmental Law (UNEP), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    MSc (Environmental Science)
    Accredited trainer, Integrated Environmental Management with the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA)
    Certified Principal Environmental Assessment Practitioner, Botswana Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Elmah Nthebolan is an Executive Director (Integrated Environmental Management) at Geoflux (Pty) Ltd in Botswana. She has 18 years of post-graduate experience, 12 of which were spent gaining insight into planning and execution of public participation as part of broader EIA and SEA projects covering various fields such as water development, tourism development, commercial, mining land use, and waste management for both government and private sectors.

    Elmah is a member of the IAP2 Southern Africa Affiliate.

    Gay Robinson

    Gay Robinson Consulting
    163 Woodpark Circle SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2W 6G1 Canada

    Email: gerobinson@shaw.ca
    Phone: (403) 281-8849
    Fax: (403) 281-8945
    Website: www.canadiantrainerscollective.ca

    Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), University of Calgary
    Associate Diploma in Public Relations, Mount Royal College
    Professional Accreditation (APR), Canadian Public Relations Society

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Gay Robinson has over 30 years’ experience in public consultation, facilitation and stakeholder relations. Throughout her career she has been drawn to working with clients who realize the benefits of involving stakeholders in decision-making.

    After a successful career in government, not-for-profit, education and the private sector, Gay opened her consulting practice in 1999. Her client list includes energy companies, regulators, community groups, local governments, not-for-profits and industry associations. Based in Alberta, Canada, much of her work is in the natural resources sector, pushing to raise the bar and establish best practices for stakeholder engagement. Gay has facilitated a number of multi-stakeholder groups and is active in Synergy Alberta – a network of grassroots community groups working on oil and gas related issues.

    Gay teaches Community Relations through Continuing Education at the University of Calgary and has developed and delivered a number of training programs related to stakeholder engagement for the petroleum industry. She is an active member of IAP2 and has held many leadership roles locally, nationally and internationally. She was a member of the Executive Committee for the Interim Board of IAP2 Canada and is currently in her second term on the Executive Committee of the IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter.

    Gay is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative agreement between three IAP2-licensed Canadian trainers, whose mission is to provide professional development to practitioners and others who wish to enhance relations with their stakeholders. The CTC has delivered the IAP2 Certificate Program to hundreds of participants from coast to coast in Canada.

    Stephani Roy McCallum

    Courageous Leadership Project
    Ottawa, Ontario Canada

    Email: stephani@bravelylead.com
    Phone: (613) 302-2235
    Website: www.bravelylead.com

    Assessor, Coach & Mentor, IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage Train Preparation Program
    IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage Training Program Course Developer
    Co-Active Trained Coach and Leadership Development Program, Coaches Training Institute
    Post Crisis and Disaster Facilitation, Global Facilitation Service Corp
    Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators
    Certificate in Community Development, Institute of Cultural Affairs
    Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Stitt Feld Handy Group
    Leadership Coach, International Coach Federation
    Assessor, IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation T3 Program
    Certified Moderator, National Issues Forums
    Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership, Naropa University
    Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Carleton University

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Stephani Roy McCallum is the “Chief Storm Rider” at the Courageous Leadership Project. She is a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, and a seasoned leader specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked internationally on controversial projects with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations solve the problems in our world.

    She has led and managed conversations involving more than 30,000 participants, and has worked on five continents facilitating complex topics like municipal budgets, school closures, land use, health care, transportation, nuclear waste, natural disaster, truth and reconciliation, environment and more.

    Stephani has been the Project Lead on a number of international and national award winning projects, including a project which received the IAP2 International Core Values Award for finding common ground and a way forward for the blood donation policy for men who have had sex with other men for Canadian Blood Services, a highly divisive and polarizing issue.

    She has been a licensed trainer of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation since 2005, and was a lead developer of IAP2’s Strategies for Public Opposition and Outrage course. She was an IAP2 Assessor, coach and mentor for new candidate trainers for all of IAP2's training programs from 2011 to 2016, and continues to serve as an Assessor and Coach for new trainers of the Outrage program. She was the 2008 President of IAP2 International. Stephani has a background in Sociology and holds certificates in Co-active coaching, Courageous Leadership, Authentic Leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution. She regularly speaks and presents internationally on how to lead powerfully in the face of challenges, creating new more possible futures for all of us, together.

    Marty Rozelle

    The Rozelle Group
    1711 E. Frier Drive 
    Phoenix, AZ 85020 United States

    Email: RGL97marty@rozellegroup.com
    Phone: (602) 224-0847
    Mobile: (602) 527-1176
    Website: www.rozellegroup.com

    IAP2 Certificate Course curriculum developer
    PhD, Community Education & Management
    MS, Public Administration; BA, Political Science
    U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (Udall Center) roster member

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    For more than 35 years Dr. Marty Rozelle’s clients have experienced the satisfaction of a good outcome resulting from thoughtful integration of stakeholder values with the scientific data and technical aspects of a project or public policy question. She has facilitated a consensus or designed effective communication strategies for more than 400 forums and citizen committees in the following sectors: renewable and traditional energy; water and natural resources; transportation planning; hazardous and radioactive waste clean-up; facility siting, including dams, sanitary landfills, wastewater reclamation plants, highways, power plants, high-voltage transmission lines and substations, pipelines, mines, and high- and low-level waste repositories

    Internationally, she has facilitated forums and training on public participation in Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, and Hungary.

    Marty is one of the original founders of IAP2, serving as President (1997-1999) and as a member of the team that delivered the first IAP2 training in 1999.

    Doug Sarno, MCP3

    Forum Facilitation Group
    1028 South Walter Reed Drive, Suite 821
    Alexandria, Virginia 22204 United States

    Email: doug@forumfg.com
    Phone: (703) 521-1459

    Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3), IAP2 USA, 2016
    IAP2 Certificate Course curriculum developer
    Masters of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
    U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (Udall Center) roster member

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    For the past 25 years, Doug Sarno has worked throughout the world in public participation, outreach and education. He regularly convenes and facilitates diverse groups to discuss controversial subjects, make consensus recommendations, and establish effective teams. Doug has designed and managed public participation programs on many diverse issues including nanotechnology, nuclear and hazardous waste management, transportation and transit, energy, and public health. He has managed and facilitated well over a thousand public meetings, over a dozen long-term stakeholder advisory boards, and he has designed and facilitated over ten national stakeholder forums. Doug has designed public participation training and guidance for seven federal agencies and three states. Internationally, he has facilitated forums and training on public participation in Australia, Thailand, Laos, the Democratic Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and Hungary.

    Doug served as Executive Director of IAP2 from 1996 to 2001, and has served has an advisor and board member for numerous federal agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations. He was a member of the team that delivered the first IAP2 training in 1999, and continued to serve as a IAP2 Certificate Course curriculum developer and Certificate Course review team member.

    Amelia Shaw

    Amelia Shaw Consulting
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Email: amelia@ameliashaw.ca
    Mobile: (778) 231-2353

    Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators
    Simon Fraser University, Online Engagement & Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation
    Calming Controversy and Conflict in Public Involvement, Dialogue Partners
    LEAD graduate, leadership in sustainable development
    Management Certificate, Carleton University (Highest Overall Average Award)
    Governor General’s Leadership Study Conference graduate
    B.A. Concentration in History (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Amelia Shaw is well known to many in the IAP2 community, having served as the past interim Executive Director for the IAP2 Federation, a past International Board director, and past president of IAP2 Canada. She has been a leader in IAP2 for many years and has many IAP2 achievements including being a Core Value Awards winner. Amelia currently serves as Executive Manager for IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada.

    When not working for IAP2, Amelia works part time as a consultation strategist, practitioner and IAF certified facilitator. Over the past nineteen years Amelia has been successfully involved in the development of significant policies, projects, and plans from strategic design, to initiating and facilitating inclusive processes, and implementation.

    Her overarching goal is to find an innovative approach that supports both community and organizational values and objectives and leads to helpful deliverables and a positive outcome. Organizations might hold the pen or shovel, but everyone will live with and help find the outcome – people must be involved.

    Alice SherringAlice Sherring

    Portland, Oregon USA
    Neutral Minds Consulting

    Email: asherring@enviroissues.com
    Phone: USA: 971 401 7724 | AUS: 0412 116 216
    Websites: www.enviroissues.com and www.neutralminds.com.au

    Environmental Science and Urban and Environmental Planning with qualifications in Management and Training

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Winner of two IAP2 Core Value Awards, Alice has over a decade of local government experience, leading a city council’s community engagement program for more than two years. As an urban and regional planner, Alice has delivered stakeholder engagement training to more than 400 practitioners from all levels of government, health, mining, infrastructure, community and emergency services sectors.

    Alice has developed a respect for public participation in her work across major projects including: large scale greenfield development, urban-infill projects, community planning, master planning, local laws, policy and strategy development. Alice facilitated a range of large scale community participation and organisational engagement initiatives in Australia, before relocating to Portland.

    A contemporary artist, in her spare time you’ll find Alice in front of with a canvas with a paintbrush in hand, or enjoying the nearest ski slope.

    Gale Simpson

    G Whiz Consulting Ltd.
    Calgary, Alberta Canada

    Email: gwhiz@telus.net
    Phone: (403) 242-5705
    Fax: (403) 246-0108

    Certificate in Community Relations, Boston College
    Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Mount Royal University
    Arts Degree (partial), University of Alberta

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Gale Simpson’s background in public relations and community relations spans more than 25 years with the Alberta provincial government, a major utility corporation, and as an independent consultant providing public engagement advice and solutions to a variety of clients. Her consulting practice extends through the areas of planning, education, transportation, not-for-profit, waste management, Aboriginal communities, and research and development. Specific services include public involvement program planning and management; strategic communications; facilitation; public involvement training; and team building. Gale has been involved in some of the largest and most complex projects delivered in Alberta. Throughout her career she has focused on building trust through transparent and responsible processes. She believes her success can be attributed to being able to balance and negotiate the requirements of a variety of stakeholders with those of the client to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.

    Gale is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative agreement between three Canadian trainers licensed to train the IAP2 Certificate Program initiated in 2006. The CTC partners are highly experienced and offer several other advanced level public engagement courses.

    Gale has been an active member of IAP2 since 1999, beginning at her local chapter (Wild Rose). She currently serves as the Training Director for the International Board, and is working with a colleague to develop an advanced course focused on solving complex problems using a collaborative approach.

    Lara Tierney

    Positive Influence Consulting
    Calgary, Alberta Canada

    Email: laraj@shaw.ca
    Phone: (403) 827-5272

    Positive Psychology Certificate, Wholebeing Institute
    Change Management Certificate, Prosci
    Adult Education Certificate, Mount Royal University
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Calgary

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Lara Tierney has been working in the field of public participation for more than ten years. The majority of her experience has been working with municipal government. She has worked on diverse projects from many lines of service including parks, transportation, police, finance, community development, recreation, and planning.

    Her experience includes the creation of public participation strategies for complex and controversial multi-stakeholder projects. Changing the conversation from issues management to effective public participation is one of her strengths. She is also well versed in implementing a large variety of digital and in-person public participation tactics. Her facilitation experience includes everything from small stakeholder meetings to large public events.

    Lara had a leadership role working with The City of Calgary’s Engage Resource Unit to amend the engagement policy and develop a new engagement framework, leading a team of engagement professionals working on over 90 active public participation projects at any given time.

    Lara has been an active member of IAP2 since 2007, and has been a part of her local chapter’s (Wild Rose) professional development committee since 2011.

    Tannis Topolnisky

    Topent Ltd
    Experience Creator
    1076 Summerwood Estates Rd
    Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 0E2 Canada

    Email: tannistopolnisky@gmail.com
    Phone: 780-913-1367

    Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)
    Assessor, Coach & Mentor, IAP2 Foundations Trainer Preparation Program
    Masters of Science, Human Ecology
    Bachelor of Science, Human Ecology

    Experience as a public participation practitioner
    Tannis Topolnisky has eighteen years of public engagement experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in a variety of areas such as legislation, policy and program development, health, contaminated sites, heritage conservation, municipal budgeting, land use planning, affordable housing, education and more. Tannis has diverse experience engaging communities, consumer interest groups, non-government organizations, professional and industry associations, academics, patient groups and Indigenous peoples. She often finds herself planning and facilitating projects where there are potential impacts to health, livelihood, relationships, community and quality of life.

    Tannis has extensive experience providing facilitation, training support and capacity building services to government and non-government organizations across the country and around the world. She regularly works with senior leaders and decision makers to build their capacity to support public engagement practices in their unique role they play. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

    “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

    Doug Zenn, Principal

    Zenn Associates
    Portland, OR USA

    Email: dzenn@zennassociates.com
    Phone: Ofc: 503-256-7222; Mobile: 503-329-0352