The 2017 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium! San Diego, California, Feb. 27 – March 3, 2017

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We keep saying that the San Diego Skills Symposium has something for everyone, and it does! Where are you on your learning journey? What skills do you need for continuous improvement? What should you be signing up for? The following provides some insights on what you could learn and where courses lie on the continuum of experience. But many overlap, so don’t let us define or limit your journey – choose the courses that best fit where YOU are and what YOU need.
Course and Audience

Some of the things YOU will learn in these courses

If you are new to the P2 field or want a refresher…
IAP2 Foundations Planning
Planning – 3 Days
Techniques – 2 Days

  • Define P2 and understand its value, risks and benefits
  • Design, deliver and evaluate effective P2 planning processes
  • Select appropriate techniques that align with P2 objectives
  • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies
Introduction to Facilitation
1-day course
  • Learn about what facilitation is and when to use it
  • Learn and practice basic facilitation skills and methods
If you are experienced in delivering P2…
Social Media and P2
2-day course

  • Understand the range of ways people participate online
  • Write appropriate content and understand the importance of two-way communication in this medium
  • Identify challenges to participation in digital environments and be aware of approaches that may address these challenge
IAP2 Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation
2-day course
  • A common understanding of outrage: the causes of outrage
  • Strategies & approaches for dealing with outrage
  • Practice the kinds of behavior that are most effective in mitigating people’s anger, fear and emotional reactions
Designing for Diversity
2-day course
  • Recognize the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives to complex issues
  • Learn how to define clear objectives for increasing and deepening diversity within public engagement efforts
  • Learn how to choose the appropriate participation tools and techniques based on the engagement design
Group Facilitation
2-day course
  • Identify & use skills, behaviours, attitudes required by a facilitator
  • Learn tools and techniques used by a facilitator
  • Create/design effective group process and manage group dynamics
Building the Trust for Civil Communication
1-day course
  • Review how trust is built
  • Recognize what makes communication effective
  • Recognize communication patterns that can evoke negative emotions
Evaluating & Measuring P2
1-day course
  • Determine the most appropriate type(s) of evaluation for a P2 project and identify the challenges to evaluation
  • Populate a logic model and use it to structure an evaluation plan
  • Craft evaluation questions
If you have been delivering good P2 for quite a while…
When Things Go Sideways
2-day course

  • Build experience and practice through practical tools and approaches to constructively engage with emotional stakeholders
  • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions and responses to the emotions of others
  • Understand and identify some of the triggers for emotion, and practice strategies to support people in constructive engagement
P2 Retreat: Reflect, Renew and Reinvigorate your P2 Practice
1-day course
  • Evaluate your own strengths and leadership abilities and style
  • Conduct an “audit” of your own practice, identifying current state, successes, failures, lessons learned and gaps in performance and effectiveness, and consider how this audit connects to the state of engagement
  • Create a personal plan of action to enhance your own P2 practice towards mastery
Wherever you are in your P2 learning journey, plan to join us for these highly interactive and participatory courses.

Sign Up Today!

Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3, 2017

Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California

Take advantage of the Early Bird Rates – now through November 30! 


info@iap2usa.org

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