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You are a good P2 practitioner — but you could be better! Learn more …

Wednesday 27 May through Sunday 31 May, 2015
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

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.

Improving Youth Engagement and the Facilitation Graduate School are just some of the 14 exciting and informative sessions that are being offered.

Want to see them all? Check out the website!

Improving Youth Engagement through Participatory Conversations (Saturday, May 30th):
Do you want to create ways for youth to have a voice in decision making? Or enhance the methods you’re already using? Then this course is for you. You will explore approaches and practice using new tools to create participatory and inclusive conversations where all voices are heard and youth can move from brainstorming into action in a short period of time. This workshop teaches fun ways to create inclusive, welcoming environments that allow for youth voice, help resolve conflicts, and engage youth in shaping decisions that affect them.

Learning Objectives: Participants will

  • learn to create fun and engaging events so youth voices are heard
  • practice how to move ideas to action
  • learn how to develop youth leaders
  • learn how to invite youthful voices into decisions
  • practice how to create inclusive, welcoming environments


Register here

Facilitation Graduate School (Sunday, May 31st):
Be ready to have your facilitation fundamentals challenged, and add techniques and strategies that are critical for success in high stakes facilitation! Note: As with other Graduate Education, the fundamentals of facilitation are assumed. This is a “beyond the basics” training session, involving individual,small and large group, activities.

You will learn:

  • How a fundamental ethical approach can keep you on track/out of trouble
  • The use of a proven Strategic Analysis tool to plan for success
  • Six collaboration elements necessary for group momentum
  • How a group evolves and how facilitation needs to evolve with it
  • How to handle POWER in a group
  • How to handle difficult people with tact and professionalism
  • Arranging for success – how to set-up for task groups and public meeting

Learning Objectives:

  • to take PI practitioner facilitative skills to the next level
  • to identify reasons why groups struggle w/problems
  • to discuss application of facilitative strategies/techniques
  • to understand how groups evolve and learn
  • to provide proven techniques to resolve issues

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
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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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