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3 Reasons to become an IAP2 USA Mentor

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment


 3 Reasons to B an IAP2 USA Mentor!applynow2

  1. You’re a goldmine of information. Share the wealth! – Mentoring is a way to stay grounded. It becomes a gateway for you to access your past experiences, pitfalls, and triumphs. Mentoring can become an exercise in critical thinking in a way that will help you to look at your practice more analytically. Challenging yourself to become a mentor and share your knowledge will give you an opportunity to explore your reflections and pass on better P2 practices.
  2. Stay hip and keep up with the times! – Our world is changing at an exponential rate. We have seen the rise of technology and every day we are surrounded by the force it wields. There is no doubt the upcoming generations we see today are far more tech savvy. Taking on a mentee may mean that you will, in turn, learn some tricks of the technology trade and fortify your own P2 practices.
  3. Change a life, and the industry! – By becoming a mentor you will help set the tone of our industry. For many of us, there is a mentor in our past that helped set the tone and build the foundation upon which we built our career. The personal reward of seeing those positive changes is immense!

If you’re excited about this opportunity, click here to learn more about the role of the mentor or check out our mentoring page.

Applications are due by March 10th, 2017. Do not miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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3 Reasons to become an IAP2 USA Mentee!

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment


3 Reasons to B an IAP2 USA Mentee

    1. Mentors provide a wealth of information – Have ever felt that you are stuck in a professional rut with no viable options, there’s a good chance your mentor has been there. If they haven’t, it is likely they know someone who has. Mentors offer encouragement, but also help set goals and share experiences to help you avoid the sticky situations beginners can make.
    2. Mentors can provide genuine constructive feedback – There is nothing more frustrating than having a project kicked back with the only nugget of feedback being something akin to “needs work.” Mentors can help you see where you need to improve, where you may be blind to it.
    3. Mentors find ways to stimulate our personal and professional growth – Mentors have a way of seeing our faults in such a way that it creates a place for growth and change. Having a safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, and explore new techniques is priceless. They can help you set realistic goals and find ways to make them reality.

getanswers“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living – if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing you the way. A mentor.”
—Denzel Washington

If you’re excited about this opportunity, click here to learn more about the role of the mentor or check out our mentoring page.

Applications are due by March 10th, 2017. Do not miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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Core Values Awards Update– Review Underway

June 26, 2014 Leave a comment

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.