Conférence nord-américaine 2019 de l’AIP2 – y participerez-VOUS?


Jusqu’à 300 participants!
> 40 séances!

Ateliers, visites sur le terrain, conférenciers captivants!
De tout pour tous lors de la Conférence nord-américaine 2019 de l’AIP2!

Dans deux mois, les acteurs mondiaux de la P2 se réuniront à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord. Et ce sera sans contredit un événement mondial, puisque nous aurons des participants de l’Amérique du Nord, de l’Australasie, de l’Asie et de l’Afrique – ainsi que des présentateurs venus pratiquement d’un pôle (Finlande) à l’autre (Australie). Serez-vous des nôtres?

Si c’est le cas, nous avons très hâte de vous voir… Il ne nous reste que 70 places et l’événement affichera complet par la suite, alors ne tardez pas. Continue reading

25 IAP2 CP3s and MCP3s in North America. YEAH!

Certification Program Reaches Milestone!

25 IAP2 members across North America have now achieved this internationally-recognized credential!

CONGRATULATIONSto the latest group of Certified Public Participation Professionals (CP3):

Left-to-right: Trevor Joyal (Calgary), Kirsty Neill (Calgary), Gay Robinson (Calgary), Megan Fitzgerald (Vancouver), Sarah Dechter (Flagstaff AZ), Lara Tierney (Calgary)

Left-to-right:Trevor Joyal (Calgary), Kirsty Neill (Calgary), Gay Robinson (Calgary), Megan Fitzgerald (Vancouver), Sarah Dechter (Flagstaff, AZ), Lara Tierney (Calgary)

They join these CP3 and MCP3(Master Certified) holders across North America.

Why should you apply for a CP3? Here’s what others have said:

… to demonstrate my capability in the public engagement field, assist in the growth of the engagement branch of my company … I have been involved in public and Indigenous engagement for nearly a decade and this is the next logical step for my career.

A career in P2 is an incredibly rewarding source of joy and opportunity for life-long learning – about our communities, about people, about ourselves … my passion lies in helping organizations have conversations with people about changes that are taking place in their city. It may sound cheesy, but it’s all I want to do, every day.

(I) love … working with people (and using) my organizational skills to tactfully navigate complex systems while giving a voice to those who aren’t always heard. I feel like now is the time to seek formal recognition for the last 10+ years of dedication I’ve shown to advancing the practice of P2 through my volunteer and professional work.

If those statements resonate with your own career, find out more about the IAP2 Canada Certification process.

Read the Information Kit, and get to work on your applicationThe deadline for the next IAP2 Canada Assessment Centre (November 29-30) is August 12.

The designation “Certified Public Participation Professional” (CP3) indicates that you meet or exceed an internationally-recognized set of standards as a P2 practitioner. It means you possess the Core Competenciesand have an established “track record” in the field. (It is not the same as receiving a “Certificate of Completion” in the IAP2 Foundations course.)

Come and be apart of the Next 25!

All the best,
IAP2 Canada

Kim Hyshka
Kim Hyshka, CP3 – Edmonton, AB

Jessica Delaney, CP3
Jessica Delaney, CP3 – British Columbia
Tannis Topolinsky
Tannis Topolinsky, CP3 – Edmonton, AB
Jessica Bratty
Jessica Bratty, CP3 – North Vancouver

Shawn Bravender
Shawn Bravender, CP3 – Edmonton, AB

Tracy Ehl
Tracy Ehl, MCP3 – Oakville, ON

Natalie Henault
Natalie Henault, CP3 – Winnipeg, MB

Amanda Kaiser
Amanda Kaiser, CP3 – Calgary, AB

Anne Harding
Anne Harding, CP3 – Calgary, AB
Yvonne Morrison
Yvonne Morrison, CP3 – Winnipeg, MB
Theresa Gunn
Theresa Gunn, MCP3 – Phoenix, AZ
Doug Sarno
Doug Sarno, MCP3 – Washington, D.C.
John Godec
John Godec, MCP3 – Phoenix, AZ
Steven Wolf
Steven Wolf, MCP3 – Omaha, NE
Leah Jaramillo
Leah Jaramillo, CP3 – Salt Lake City, UT
Wendy Lowe
Wendy Lowe, CP3 – Idaho Falls, ID
Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith, CP3 – San Diego, CA
Cassandra Hemphill
Cassandra Hemphill, CP3 – Missoula, MT
Tina Geiselbrecht
Tina Geiselbrecht, CP3 – Austin, TX


FIVE DAYS LEFT to save! IAP2 North American Conference!


2019 North American Conference starts with diversity focus!

Register now and SAVE: early-bird pricing ends MONDAY!

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”
– Verna Myers

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference (Sept. 4 – 6 in Charlotte, NC) promises to be much more than sessions and presentations. You don’t want to miss Day One — Wednesday — with its field trips and workshops!

Plan to attend the workshop on Race, Equity and Inclusion, to gain practical tools for taking that step past diversity and focusing on inclusion. In the Driver’s Seat goes into the relationship between P2 and transportation; and — new this year, the P2 for Decision-Makers Workshop, goes into the how-to, why-to, when-to and when not to engage the public on policy and project decisions.

Something else new this year: SESSION THEMES — so you can make the most of your time!

Tips, Tools, Techniques
Race, Equity, & Inclusion
Advocating for Good P2
Youth Engagement
Online Engagement
Cities & Policing
Cities & Communities
Reaching the Hard to Reach
Politics & P2
Empathy & Sensitivity
Creating a Culture of P2
Planning for Good P2
Indigenous Inclusion

Whatever themes you choose, it’s all about “Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities”. The Schedule-at-a-Glance shows what’s in store, like The Art and Science of Online Engagement— designing a process and making sure “seldom-heard” communities are included. Learn about the campaign to spread the message of P2 far and wide through The Ambassador Program; or learn how to overcome built-in racial inequity in P2 processes with Let’s Talk Race: Operationalizing Racial Equity Principles Within Community Engagement.

But unless you have money to burn, DON’T DELAY! The early-bird deadline is Monday, July 1, so register here, and save!

Remember: if you’re a student, staffer at a not-for-profit or new community advocate, you may qualify for a scholarship. Find out more and apply here.

Welcome to our new sponsors! Bang the Table joins the list of exhibitors at this year’s Conference, while IAP2 USAIAP2 Canada, the Greater Los Angeles and Colorado Chapters are all sponsoring scholarships to encourage a new generation of P2 practitioners.

That’s just one of the many sponsorship opportunitiesthis year, including the exciting new Conference app, which keeps everyone up-to-the-minute on Conference events, and is an excellent way to get your business name in front of hundreds of potential clients. Find more information here, and download the sponsorship application form here.


 Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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Show your commitment to P2,reach new customers or get up-close-and-personal with existing ones! Download the sponsorship package to get started today!

Get out and about at the IAP2 North American Conference!


Outdoor field trips – and lessons in self-care – at #iap2nac!

The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference(Sept. 4 – 6 in Charlotte, NC) promises a grand array of presentations covering the public participation field. But we’re also excited to offer some unexpected gems outside the session-rooms!

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

You care for your stakeholders and clients, but how well do you take care of yourself? At lunch on Friday, hear from Janine Hamner Holman and personal coach Kelly Mobeck, as they tell us Why it’s non-negotiable for us to take care of ourselves!

Join us on Wednesday, September 4th for some pre-conference activities (included with your full Conference registration) that get you out on the town, learning how the Queen City has engaged the public in its ongoing development! Continue reading

Des découvertes vous attendent à la Conférence nord-américaine de l’AIP2!


Visites sur le terrain – et leçons sur l’art de prendre soin de soi – au programme de la #iap2nac!

En assistant à la Conférence nord-américaine 2019 de l’AIP2 (du 4 au 6 septembre à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord), vous profitez d’un vaste choix de cours et d’ateliers portant sur la participation publique (présentations en anglais seulement). Nous sommes également très heureux de vous proposer quelques trouvailles intéressantes à l’extérieur des salles de conférence! Continue reading

Apply by August 12 for IAP2 Professional Certification!

Time to show your P2 Proficiency at the next Assessment Centre!

“Public Consultation” … “Public Participation” … those terms are bandied-about a lot these days, as more and more people recognize that they have a right to be heard on issues that affect them. But how can people be sure that the process is real and meaningful?

When it’s being run by someone with recognized credentials in the P2 field — someone with “CP3” after their name — Certified Public Participation Professional. Continue reading