Year End President’s Message

As we reflect on the things we are thankful for, IAP2 USA would like to thank its members for regularly providing input and feedback on the services and programs we provide. You are taking the surveys, filling out evaluations, sharing social media posts and emailing suggestions. So, thank you for being engaged and communicating with us regularly!

The feedback you have provided through the membership survey, conference and program evaluations and via individual comments have been reviewed and incorporated into the updated IAP2 USA Strategic Plan (2018-2020). We are pleased to report that significant progress has been made since the creation of the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan and we continue to advocate for best practices in public participation, for the professionalization of the field and remain the organization of choice for good P2.

We’re happy to say that our successful programs and services are carrying forward as well. We will be continuing with our monthly learning webinars, the National Dialogue, the Skills Symposium will become an annual event, we are planning on adding more Communities of Practice, adding new online training, scholarships and mentorship for students, the North American Conference and so much more.

Updates to the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan include a priority focus on connecting the members and chapters to the national level of the organization, cultivating and training future P2 leaders and providing wise stewardship for future success of the organization.

As a primarily volunteer-run organization, we rely on our members to drive these priorities forward. Special thanks are also due to Chapter leadership, committee and board members, the 2017 Conference planning team and our small but stalwart staff for their hard work and dedication to IAP2 USA and the practice of good P2.

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