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Core Values Awards Update– Review Underway

Core Value Awards Update– Review Underway

The 2014 Core Value Awards are in full swing, with submittals under review and announcements of winners to be made in Winnipeg at the IAP2 North America Conference Core Values Awards Gala, September 30, 2014. Three categories of awards are under review: project of the year; organization of the year; and research.

Our judging panel includes seasoned practitioners with many years of experience and research expertise. They bring great wisdom and insight to this volunteer work. We are appreciative of the hours of service by: Dr. Jim Creighton, Mike Huggins, Lewis Michelson, Joel Mills, and Dr. Marty Rozelle,

The tradition of Core Value Awards is an opportunity to highlight the leading work in the field. Applicants assess their efforts along each of the seven IAP2 core values, indicating how their project, organization or research meets these standards. As noted by IAP2 International, the Core Values were developed to “identify those aspects of public participation which cross national, cultural, and religious boundaries.”

Winners of the IAP2-USA awards are entered into the competition for the IAP2 International awards.


Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation

  1. Public participation is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process.


  1. Public participation includes the promise that the public’s contribution will influence the decision.


  1. Public participation promotes sustainable decisions by recognizing and communicating the needs and interests of all participants, including decision makers.


  1. Public participation seeks out and facilitates the involvement of those potentially affected by or interested in a decision.


  1. Public participation seeks input from participants in designing how they participate.


  1. Public participation provides participants with the information they need to participate in a meaningful way.


Public participation communicates to participants how their input affected the decision. 

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