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Do you have what it takes to become a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)?

Knowing and showing that you provide quality P2 is key in today’s marketplace. Certification is your way to do so. If you have taken the IAP2 Foundations course (formerly the Certificate training), have experience delivering good P2, and are ready to have your work assessed by a panel of your professional peers, then it is time to get certified.

Why get certified? Certification moves your career forward. With certification, your services and the profession has greater value to clients:

  • Gives you an edge over your competition
  • Demonstrates to clients and colleagues the value you bring as a Certified Professional
  • Builds the credibility and profile of our profession and IAP2 so that clients are more willing to invest in the services
  • Validates and documents that you have the skills and abilities to be a Certified Professional
  • Validates the efforts you have made in your career to provide value to clients
  • Shows that you meet internationally recognized standards
  • Demonstrates a willingness to invest in your own development and commitment to the field to reinforce a culture of quality

Now that you are interested the next steps are:

For more information please visit the website or contact Amelia at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com.

The time is right for you to become a Certified Public Participation Professional

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Message from the President: Good People

Catherine Smith, President

I’m sitting at my desk and looking at a list of our new members. Their addresses send me on a small and temporary road trip to travel coast-to-coast and border-to-border. They are in: Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Gainesville, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Lansing, Michigan; Golden and Boulder, Colorado; Scottsdale, Arizona; Beaverton and Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington.

This organization and its values are forces that truly unite us across our country.

These new members, along with our existing ones, have found a home here. For the past five years that home has been taken care of by Amelia Shaw, our Executive Manager. Most days, my email inbox shows a message sent from her at 5:30 am or so from her desk, which is in the middle of a beautiful place that she shares with husband, Drew, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. That 5:30 am email lets me know that she’s there among the forest and flowers doing the work of the organization to make it a welcoming home for each and everyone one of us.

25 IAP2 CP3s and MCP3s in North America. YEAH!

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Certification Program Reaches Milestone!

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

CONGRATULATIONS to 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)

Government with the People?

A new report from the Kettering Foundation, With the People: Making Democracy Work as It Should, offers a strategy for bridging some of the divide separating the people of the United States from their government and from the country’s major institutions. It envisions a form of collaboration that would have institutions working with citizens, not just for them. 

2019 IAP2 North American Conference — are YOU participating?

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Up to 300 Participants!
> 40 Sessions!
Workshops, Field Trips and Engaging Speakers!
Something for all at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference!

In just two months, the P2 world will converge on Charlotte, North Carolina — and we mean the world will converge: attendees from across North America, Australasia, Asia and Africa, and session presentations from practically one pole (Finland) to the other (Australia). Will you be a part of it?

If so, we’re excited to see you … We have just over 50 spots left and then we will be sold out – so don’t delay!

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

This is the annual chance to meet up with other P2-minded people and learn new things in a variety of ways! Have great conversations and share experiences and expertise! Join the engaging and stimulating pre-Conference workshops and field trips! Learn how the best P2 is being done at the annual Core Values Awards Gala (your registration includes your ticket to the Gala).

Check out the program for the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 4 – 6. You’re bound to find something that you can add to your P2 toolbox. We’ve added themes to the Schedule-at-a-Glance to help you decide. And forward this flyer to your friends and colleagues!

Want to attend but don’t think you can afford it? If you’re a student, AmeriCorps member, staffer with a not-for-profit or a new community advocate, you could qualify for a scholarship. Find out more here.

Check out the Sponsorship package and see the ways you can get your business name in front of a whole lot of P2 folks!

And remember to book your room at our host hotel, the Sheraton Charlotte, by August 4, to get the special Conference rate (US $149/night)!

We’ll see you in Charlotte!

IAP2 USA / IAP2 Canada

 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!

Midwest Chapter Update: Regional Conference Recap

Successful Regional Conference in St. Louis Provided Learning, Networking

Last month, 55 Midwest Chapter members and friends gathered in St. Louis for the 2019 Regional Conference. The two-day conference was full of interesting sessions, networking, sharing, and professional growth. A big thank you to presenters of our 10 exceptional sessions, conference organizers, and many volunteers who made the event successful. 

We are especially pleased that attendees found so much value in the conference, and shared these comments in their evaluations: 

  • Session was very enlightening and helpful.
  • Fascinating and very informative, helpful perspective, great format
  • Great discussion and very needed!
  • Inspired me to learn more
  • Wow!!! Amazing teaching. I learned a lot!
  • Great to meet so many peers

Want to know more?

  • The presentations from the conference are available here to view and download. Thank you to the presenters who graciously made their presentations available. 
  • Notes from our lunch session are also available to view and download
  • Looking to receive AICP CM credits for the conference? Details are available here
  • Please help us learn from this conference and make our future events even better! We have a brief survey and would very much appreciate your feedback. Access it here.

SIX DAYS LEFT to save! IAP2 North American Conference!

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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
Transportation
Youth Engagement
Online Engagement
Cities & Policing
Cities & Communities
Reaching the Hard to Reach
Research
Politics & P2
Environment
Empathy & Sensitivity
Creating a Culture of P2
Planning for Good P2
Indigenous Inclusion
Communications
Infrastructure

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!

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.

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

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!