As of January 1, 2020, responsibility for IAP2 training will transfer from the Federation to the individual affiliates. It’s part of a revision of the relationship between the worldwide body and the affiliates, with the Federation now known as “International” (yes, the International Association for Public Participation, International) and the affiliates becoming “Regions”. The regions — such as USA. Canada, Australasia, etc. — will be responsible for licensing, administering and in some cases hosting training.
In a nutshell, what it means for trainers is:
3 winning IAP2 USA Projects receive International Awards!
All three “national” award winners at the 2019 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards have just received top honors on the International stage, as announced at the recent IAP2 Australasian Conference.
The City of Portland (OR) Transportation Bureau for “PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Transportation Plan”, which tied with the City of Brisbane, Australia, for Project of the Year. Watch their Core Values Awards video here. Portland’s project was featured in the October learning webinar: IAP2 USA members may watch the webinar here.
The City of Boulder (CO) for “Creating a Meaningful and Inclusive P2 Culture”. Boulder leaders had felt for a long time that they were being inclusive in their planning and policy-making, but when they started hearing that it could be a lot better, they set out to engage the public on how to engage the public. The result earned Boulder the Organization of the Year Award Internationally, as well as in the USA. Watch their Core Values Awards video here.
PRR Inc. of Seattle launched a comprehensive study into the best ways to assess how well a public participation process is working. Its “Measuring Public Involvement: an easy-to-use toolkit” received the award for Research Project of the Year. Watch their Core Values Awards video here.
You can read about all the Core Values Award winners from around the world in the annual IAP2 Showcase.
The IAP2 Core Values Awards recognize excellence in the public engagement field and also serve as a way for other P2 practitioners to learn best practices and elevate their own “game”. Applications for the 2020 IAP2 USA Core Values Awards will be received starting in February: watch for the announcement of the opening of the application period in the New Year.
Nominations close today. Submit your nomination for the IAP2 USA Board of Directors and the IAP2 International Board — USA Representatives.
IAP2 USA is looking for new leaders. By serving on the IAP2 USA IAP2 board you will not only give back to your profession, you will develop leadership skills, and increase your knowledge and passion for the public participation practice.
This year’s board needs visionary and enthusiastic leaders intent on guiding the organization into the future.
Nominations are now open for 2020-2022 Board members. For more information please visit the IAP2 USA website.
For more information review the Nominations Information Package.
Consider becoming a Board member. It can be a very rewarding experience. To nominate yourself please fill in the following form Board Nomination Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org – subject heading “Nomination Application”.
This year IAP2 USA elections will include nomination and selection of the IAP2 International Board’s USA Representative. For more information see the IAP2 International position description.
For questions contact Traci Ethridge, Chair, Nominations Committee or Gail Madziar, Executive
Manager, IAP2 USA at email@example.com
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Give your career a boost –
Get Certified by IAP2
Prove to your customers, employers, clients, or co-workers that you are a skilled and knowledgeable p2 practitioner. Many of us work in professional isolation, surrounded by other sorts of professionals like engineers, health care specialists, educators, or environmental scientists. When they question our professional judgment, we wonder, how can I prove that I know what I am doing?
Get Certified! Architects do it, engineers do it, facilitators do it, and public relations specialists do it. The idea is hardly new. Here is an example from another profession, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), which certifies planners. Their website reads:
Time to show your P2 Proficiency at the next Assessment Center!
“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 authentic 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 — or “MCP3” — Master Certified P2 Professional.
I have been a P2 practitioner for nearly 15 years and I feel that this certification can help differentiate me and my practice from others in my field.
– Leah Jaramillo
It was just two months ago in a downtown Denver conference room when we met the finalists for the Executive Manager position. Out of 72 applicants, the choice came down to two fantastic candidates. Meeting them in person made us not want to make that choice. It made us want to make a different choice—the choice to hire them both. So we asked for their patience, worked through the numbers, and discovered and decided, it was time. Not only could we acknowledge there was too much for one manager to do, but it was time to specialize the Executive Manager role and create a new one as well.
So it is with great happiness, we are able to introduce you to our new Executive Manager (Gail) and to our new Strategic Development Manager (Erin). It’s due to years of steadily moving and growing into this era, that we have arrived and now, they have arrived to join us. We look forward to you meeting them through our events, services and member engagement opportunities. For now, please say hello to Gail and Erin.
Are you looking to increase capacity for public participation but need more resources?
The purpose of the Community Capacity Grant is to create mutually beneficial partnerships that will support high quality, culturally relevant work with community partners in Oregon and SW Washington.
Open to IAP2 members or those partnering with IAP2 Cascade Chapter members
Applications open: Sept 9 – Nov 15, 2019
Amount available: $3000 (up $1000 per project)
Application + more information: https://iap2usa.org/cascade/
The last webinar of the “season” brought together four longtime P2 practitioners to reprise their presentation from the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference. John Godec, Debra Duerr, Wendy Green Lowe and Doug Sarno have seen a lot in their careers, including an alarming decline in trust in public institutions. This has coincided with the increase in cultural divisions, and has reached a point where, according to a Pew Research survey, only 18% of American trust their government. A similar survey in Canada pegs that number at 36%, and in Australia, it’s 21%.
What does that mean for a P2 practitioner?