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IAP2 Applying Methods

By July 13, 2023April 30th, 2024No Comments

Training Level: All


Applying Methods Course Overview

Course Description:

Applying Methods is a Level 2 course that focuses on methods (techniques) for P2 (public participation)/engagement and how to implement them successfully. A matrix of 70 different methods is presented, with special focus on those of most interest to the group and of general recognition within the practice.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a range of methods that can be used for various engagement purposes and processes, and strategies to select the most appropriate method/s for an engagement project/process
  2. Research, design and test a F2F (face to face) and/or online method using a range of tools and resources
  3. Apply the four steps of designing a method to incorporate the eight key components of method design
  4. Develop rational and experiential aims
  5. Design an appropriate format
  6. Design questions and process
  7. Develop appropriate communications
  8. Combine methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives and test for appropriate sequencing
  9. Incorporate inclusivity and diversity principles
  10. Identify data management needs, evaluation points and measures
  11. Identify resources required
  12. Explore a variety of both F2F (face to face) and online methods/techniques that include  a nested structure of different methods (e.g. deliberative processes, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology)
  13. Analyze the specific engagement requirements for online and digital methods, identify and select appropriate platforms and tools to meet needs, and strategies to sequence these methods for delivery
  14. Identify principles for monitoring online activity
  15. Test the design by running elements of the method and submitting for peer review using a checklist
  16. Apply methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives including using effective communication skills, and test for appropriate sequencing
  17. Design key messages and know how to use communication tools that build trust and integrity, and meet the needs of diverse audiences

Organization: Engage Delaney
Phone: 613-837-5890 | Email:

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Online or In-Person Training: Online

Instructions/Location Info:

Fundamentals of P2 and Engagement is the prerequisite course.


Start Date & Time: October 15, 2024 at 9:30 AM
End Date & Time: October 18, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Free or Paid? Paid
Price: $795.00 + applicable tax


Engage Delaney virtual training courses are online, trainer-led sessions (using Zoom and G-Suites) where you learn from your trainer, the course materials and activities, and your co-participants. Sessions are highly interactive, so get ready to be engaged! Our trainers are assisted by a technology producer, who supports you by moderating the chats and breakout rooms and by troubleshooting. For more information, including a FAQ section, please see the link below.

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