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IAP2's Fundamentals of Public Participation and Engagement



**First course to be taken before any other course on IAP2's Global Learning Pathway (GLP)**


Understand the principles of meaningful and effective P2 and engagement. Learn how to apply the IAP2 Spectrum and other foundational models to your practice.


Regular Cost: Members $275 -- Regular $325  

Developing Country* Cost: Regular $130

Please contact us to receive the member or developing country discount code

*as designated by the International Monetary Fund - limited seats available

Enroll for the entire IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation and save!


Available Courses:

  • April 23-24, 2024; 13-17 BST / 14-18 CEST
  • May 22-23, 2024; 13-17 BST / 14-18 CEST
  • July 2-3, 2024; 13-17 BST / 14-18 CEST
  • Aug 13-14, 2024; 13-17 BST / 14-18 CEST
  • Sept 17-18, 2024; 13-17 BST / 14-18 CEST
  • Oct 16+18, 2024; 13-17 BST / 14-18 CEST


      The Fundamentals of Public Participation (P2) course is a prerequisite to other courses in the Global Learning Pathway that sets out the underpinning models and frameworks of engagement practice as defined by the IAP2 community.


      The focus of this course is on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective P2 and what participants need to know to do this well. The training explores best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your P2.


      Course objectives

      By the end of this course participants will be able to:

      • Define P2 and related terms and what makes it unique
      • Identify what makes P2 meaningful, and reflect on the benefits, risks and myths related to P2
      • Identify the role that values play in P2 work, and the leadership attributes that will serve them in practice
      • Reflect on and apply ethical leadership actions and abilities to P2 situations
      • Apply the Profiles of P2 model to P2, and explore organization- and community-led engagement and how that impacts the engagement process
      • Reflect on and apply the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and explore the roles and impacts of power and influence
      • Apply the IAP2 Spectrum to P2 situations and practice
      • Explore the Practice Framework as a tool for effective planning and process, and assess the quality of the process



    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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