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New Ideas & New Techniques for Delivering Top-Notch P2!

You asked for it and we are delivering!  Don’t miss this opportunity, make sure that you register soon for these advanced P2 training courses. Until April 27th, you can register for the courses you want to attend ­ but any courses that do not have a minimum number of registrants by that date will not be offered.  

Open Space; Designing and Facilitating Deliberation for Co-Created Outcomes; Integrating Public Participation Throughout our Organizations, and IAP2’s Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation are just some of the 14 exciting and informative sessions that are being offered.  

Can’t wait and want to see them all?  Check out the website!

Open Space (Friday, May 29th):

The world is facing complex, stubborn issues. Participative methods, such as Open Space Technology offer an opportunity to tap the collective intelligence, leverage diversity, encourage constructive conflict and lead to collective clarity and wise action. At a minimum, OST allows participants to learn about each other’s interests. With more time, organizations can tackle the difficult issues and have solutions that people are invested in and ready to move forward.

This workshop explores the concepts behind the method and prepares the participants to step into creating an Open Space with confidence. There is ample opportunity to practice the method and plenty of time for questions and learning together.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce principles of Open Space Technologies
  • Introduce history of Open Space Technologies
  • Provide teachi
  • ng opportunities for participants
  • Provide experiential learning opportunities for participants
  • Teach basic knowledge of OST allowing participants to conduct basic OST meetings

Register here

Designing and Facilitating Deliberation for Co-Created Outcomes (2 Days):

Sometimes public participation efforts, especially early in planning processes, require well-considered, collectively generated input or recommendations – something beyond asking participants to select from a series of previously-identified options. In these situations, where participants create their own options, practitioners must guide the group’s work by continually channeling it toward a desired product.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify contexts where deliberation leading to a collective product is an appropriate tool.
  • Participants will be able to formulate a template (form, not content) for the deliberative product that maximizes its usefulness in next steps.
  • Participants will be able to design a stepped deliberative process to produce a well-considered, collectively drafted outcome that conforms to the template.
  • Participants will gain facilitative skills useful in guiding a group to think and work together to generate a collective product.

Register here

Integrating Public Participation Throughout Our Organizations (Saturday, May 30th):

What helps public participation become part of our organization’s culture? This exploratory workshop is designed for staff who are responsible for, or interested in, embedding public participation into the fabric of their organizations. Our time together will consist of sharing stories and examples, facilitated reflection, tangible project exploration and group work as we explore strategies and techniques to embedding public participation deeper into our organizations. In the end, every participant will leave with an adaptable action plan they finalize and implement with their coworkers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover a model used by City of Dubuque to develop strategies for embedding public participation deeper into the organization
  • Discuss human and process strategies used to align existing structures of the organization with the IAP2 spectrum
  • Explore approaches to addressing staff capacity issues during this change
  • Develop a personalized action plan focused on framework development, integration or both.

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IAP2:  Emotion and Outrage in Public Participation (2 Days):

Making better decisions in today’s world of conflicting viewpoints and rising outrage requires skills and knowledge.  Dr. Peter Sandman has been a leader in communicating in high-outrage situations.  IAP2 has been a leader for effectively involving people in decision making.  Their experience and knowledge are combined in Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation.  This course is designed to help participants improve their decision making and public engagement in emotional projects — situations where outrage threatens decisions, collaboration, and community. Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation is highly interactive and uses case studies, video clips, group discussion and application of strategies.

Learning Objectives:

Participants who complete the Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course will be able to:
  • Link meaningful and best practices for public participation with outrage and emotion
  • Apply the principles and concepts of both and understand how they can work together
  • Apply newly-learned outrage management behaviors
  • Use six strategies for addressing outrage and plan for it in their public participation efforts

Register here

Choose or Lose:

Until April 27th, you can register for the courses you want to attend – but any courses that do not have a minimum number of registrants by that date will not be offered. So make your decisions soon, and register for the courses you want to attend at this “smorgasbord of learning” about public participation.

IAP2 USA would like to thank our partners:
University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality.

Here’s the web page link – please pass this along to your various networks, and encourage your colleagues and friends to register early so they get the courses they want before they fill!

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