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IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts & Designing Public Participation & Engagement (Victoria, June 5-7)

Training Level: Developing



Amelia Shaw and Tannis Topolnisky, two longtime professionals in P2 and training, are excited to present a one-week, full-immersion course in the IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) Global Certificate in Public Participation, June 5 through 9, 2023 just outside Victoria, British Columbia.   This is part one of the two part Global Certificate.

Part One:

This in-person Victoria training includes two out of the three core courses necessary to obtain the IAP2 Global Certificate in Public Participation.

IAP2 Way in Challenging Contexts sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of public participation and engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community. Specifically in terms of what it is, who is involved, standards of practice, and why it is important to be practiced ethically and effectively. Participants will explore these concepts and models in contexts that are challenging and will gain skills and knowledge to apply to their work. This course is suitable for practitioners who already have substantial experience in public participation and engagement practice work and are ready to be leading this work with others (2-5 years). See course agenda.

Designing Public Participation & Engagement introduces practitioners to the design and plan phases of the practice framework, providing them with the opportunity to develop public participation and engagement practice plans. This includes scoping, community mapping, determining purpose and objectives and levels of influence, choosing appropriate methods and managing resources, while considering the needs of diverse audiences. See course agenda.

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Organization: Amelia Shaw Consulting
Phone: 778-231-2353 | Email:

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Online or In-Person Training: In-Person

Instructions/Location Info:

Lester B. Pearson College – 650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria, British Columbia V9C 4H7


Start Date & Time: June 5, 2023 at 8:30 AM
End Date & Time: June 7, 2023 at 4:30 PM

Free or Paid? Paid
Price: $1,275 for the two courses


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