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Fun in the sun &… New Online Training Offered with IAP2 USA

June 28, 2017 Leave a comment

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July is coming up fast! Train from anywhere and be surrounded by professionals working to improve their skills and hone their techniques! In the month of July we are offering two UNIQUE training opportunities that will give you real, usable tools and techniques to apply in REAL WORLD situations. Nowhere else will you be able to experience the flexibility and usability of online training, at such an affordable cost! Read more…

Train from anywhere – IAP2 USA offers NEW online courses!

June 22, 2017 Leave a comment


Summer is here and we are excited about these upcoming courses. We have three new courses just for YOU! You can expect that every one of these courses will give you real, usable tools and techniques apply in REAL WORLD situations. Topics include Participatory Budgeting, Social Media, Evaluation, and Tools & Techniques selection. There is a course to fit every p2 professional no matter your experience level or area of discipline. Read more…

GEAR UP for Online Training!

April 18, 2017 Leave a comment

We are ready to rock this spring with online training designed with you in mind! We are excited to announce we have two courses coming up as early as May 1st, 2017! Take a look and see what these two courses can add to your professional repertoire!

“Choosing the Right P2 Tools: Workshops, Surveys, & Tools – Oh, my!” – If you need to know how to select tools and techniques to fit your P2 process design, understand the huge impacts of tool choices on stakeholder participation, and learn how to ensure equity and inclusion, Choosing the Right P2 Tools – Workshops, Surveys, & Tours – Oh, My!” is the course for you!

This 4-hour online course over two weeks is taught by recognized P2 consultant Anne Carroll and specifically designed to be interactive, insightful, and engaging. You’ll walk away with access to an open-source directory of tools and techniques, as well as skills to better weigh your options so you can confidently construct your next project and better engage your stakeholders!

Take a seat in this virtual classroom! Reserve your spot today!

“Participatory Budgeting: Real Money, Real Engagement” -We are three weeks away from offering the much anticpated co-produced course “Participatory Budgeting: Real Money, Real Engagement”, featuring Maria Hadden from the Participatory Budgeting Project!

Maria has years of facilitation and training experience, previously working as a mediator and a mediation trainer prior to taking on her role as Project Manager for the PB Project. As a project manager, Maria oversees activities in the Midwest and Southern region of the US, leading advocacy, training, and implementation of consulting efforts.

This introductory course is designed for anyone interested in planning and advocating for PB in their community! This course is recommended for elected officials, government staff, consultants, and organizations looking to gain a solid foundation in PB before decidend if and how to move a process forward locally.

Spaces are limited and we want YOU to be there with us! Find out more today!

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Sign up for training at IAP2 USA’s “Virtual Training Academy!”

October 17, 2016 Leave a comment

IAP2 USA is pleased to announce the launch of our new online training courses. This is an exciting opportunity for you to update your professional skills — in collaboration with colleagues and without leaving your office.


These courses are designed to support ongoing learning, and are more than a set of worksheets or templates. They include videos, exercises, interactive multimedia examples, case studies, interaction with fellow participants and your trainer, and more.

The best online learning goes beyond the content. Our trainers teach skills and knowledge in a way that connects to your goals, hopes, and values AND demonstrates how these connect to your work and world.

Welcome to Virtual Training @IAP2 USA!


onlinecourseChoosing the Right P2 Tools
This course focuses on the critical and oft-neglected professional development “zone” between process design and detailed instructions on specific techniques – that space where practitioners and decision makers decide which tools and techniques to employ.

Too often those decisions are based on the practitioner’s experience or comfort with a particular technique, a project lead or decision maker’s new favorite tool, fears about stakeholder influence or conflict, and so on. While there are always demands and constraints on choices, this course offers a more thoughtful and efficient approach to wisely choose tools and techniques to support stakeholder engagement, meet your project and engagement objectives, and account for key variables including schedule, budget, opportunities, and risks.

Who should take this course? What are the learner outcomes? Got questions? Read more!

October 31 through November 11
LIVE SESSIONS: Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, November 10, 1:00-3:00 pm US Central

December 5 through December 16
LIVE SESSIONS: Wednesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 pm US Central

What is involved? This course will be delivered in a mixed format with two live sessions, some offline preparation, and an open-source resource directory of materials and links.

Price: IAP2 Members – $99.00 (USD) – For members of IAP2 USA, the IAP2 Affiliates, and members of the IAP2 Federation. International Members, should contact for the registration code. Non-Members – $109.00 (USD)


onlinecourseDeliberative Forums – A Deep Dive
What kind of tools and techniques do you use in your P2 processes? Are you keen to learn about a deep, rich conversational process that allows for critical thinking and productive discussion that results in a decision all while bringing participants together to jointly explore the pros and cons of a variety of alternatives? This course is intended to provide you with a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of how to design and implement a deliberative forum all while complementing and building on the content introduced in the IAP2 Foundations for Public Participation course.

Who should take this course? What are the learner outcomes? Got questions? Read more!

Dates: November 9 through December 12
Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Friday, December 2, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern

What is involved? Week 1, participants will complete course activities on their own with formal online support. In Week 2, a live session with all participants will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern. Week 3 will also provide a live session on Friday, December 2, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern. In Week 4, like Week 1, participants complete course activities on their own with formal online support.

Price: IAP2 Members – $139.00 (USD) – For members of IAP2 USA, the IAP2 Affiliates, and members of the IAP2 Federation. International Members, should contact for the registration code. Non-Members – $169.00 (USD)

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