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IAP2's Designing Public Participation



**You must first complete Fundamentals of Public Participation before this course**

Design and plan an engagement process using IAP2's Practice Framework.  This course is for you if you will be leading the planning and implementation of P2/engagement processes.


Cost: Members $550 -- Regular $650  Please contact us to receive the member discount code


Available Courses:

  • May 13-16, 2024; 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00 MT / 12:00-14:00 + 15:00-17:00 ET
  • July 29-Aug 1, 2024; 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00 MT / 12:00-14:00 + 15:00-17:00 ET
  • Oct 29-Nov 1, 2024; 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00 MT / 12:00-14:00 + 15:00-17:00 ET


Designing & Leading Public Participation (P2) introduces practitioners to the design and plan phases of the practice framework, providing them with the opportunity to develop P2 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.


Course objectives

  • For a real-world scenario, design an engagement process and plan that includes developing a clear scope of the work, problem or opportunity with identified negotiables and non-negotiables (and much more!)
  • Explore principles and approaches for equity, diversity and inclusion, and apply them to stakeholder analysis
  • Develop an evaluation framework to suit the scenario
  • Identify key roles and resources needed to implement the P2/engagement plan
  • Develop and apply a suitable presentation to senior leaders that will secure commitment and resources for the P2/engagement plan
  • Identify the many different contexts of engagement, including the elements present in more complex engagement scenarios


Professional Certification/Credits

  • This course is required for IAP2 Professional Certification
  • This course is eligible for APA - AICP Continuing Education Credit CM I 16 CM



Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that life can happen.

All cancellation and requests for refunds must be received in writing. Requests must be sent to

Full refunds

Requests for full refunds require written notice and must be submitted a minimum of five (5) days before the first day of the course. Those canceling will receive a full refund, minus an administrative fee of $50.00.

No refunds

There will be no refunds for cancellation requests received within the two week period prior to the course start date. Transfers to future sessions or courses will also not be permitted within this time period.

Instead, a substitute may be named prior to the beginning of the course. Please email your substitution information to

Courses require a minimum number of participants to proceed so that the best learning experience is provided. Confluence Training reserves the right to cancel courses if the minimum number of participants isn’t reached 5 days prior to the course start date. Registered participants will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer their registration to another course.

To guarantee your spot in a course, full payment is required 10 days before the course starts. If you require an exception, please email

There will be no refunds for missed (full or partial) courses and session recordings are not available. Multiple session courses usually build up knowledge from one session to the next. If a participant misses a full session they may not be able to attend subsequent sessions of the course.

Participants are responsible for making sure that they are receiving course emails and are aware of the course time zone. Training participants are responsible for ensuring that they have access to Zoom  or Butter and are able to access course materials.

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