Training: Intermountain Chapter Offers IAP2 Certificate Program Courses
Check out this upcoming training opportunity hosted by our Intermountain Chapter (Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana):
- November 1-2, 2010 — Planning for Effective Public Participation, in Salt Lake City, UT (register online)
- November 3, 2010 — Communications for Effective Public Participation, Salt Lake City, UT (register online)
IAP2’s Planning for Effective Public Participation is a two-day course that introduces the foundations of effective public participation. Developed collaboratively with practitioners around the world, the material transcends national and cultural boundaries. Designed to be of use for even the most experienced of practitioners, the Planning for Effective Public Participation course introduces the IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics and the IAP2 Spectrum of Participation (PDF). Course content includes detailed examples and practical hands-on exercises so participants leave with the tools needed to build realistic public participation programs. Students leave the course with a manual to support effective application of the material for years to come.
The one-day Communications for Effective Public Participation course provides an overview of the communication skills used by public participation practitioners. The course provides an introduction to communication skills and models and focuses on how to prepare and present information as a key component of any program for of engaging communities. This course is suitable for beginning to intermediate level practitioners and those who want a review of basic communication techniques. Interactive exercises and practical tips are used to enliven the basic theory and reference materials presented throughout the day and reinforce skills that participants can put to immediate use.
Both courses will be taught by Wendy Green Lowe. Wendy served on the team of trainers who developed the Certificate Program and was licensed by IAP2 as a Master Trainer in 2004. She served on the International Board of Directors 2004-2007. Wendy lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho and has been an officer of IAP2’s Intermountain Chapter since its 1995 inception. Wendy has 25 years of experience in group process facilitation and public participation management.
She has developed and implemented public involvement plans; managed public meetings of various formats; and moderated public hearings. She is thoroughly familiar with the policy-making process and how to design a program for involving the public in that process.
Wendy achieved the status of Certified Professional Facilitator under the auspices of the International Association of Facilitators in 2006 and she is listed on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s roster of environmental facilitators.