Increasingly we are all responsible for engaging and improving our engagement with the public. The course will give you the skills to ask the right questions and/or skills to plan and implement successful community engagement.
The program is divided into modules:
- Module 1: Three days – Planning for Effective Public Participation
- Module 2: Two days – Techniques for Effective Public Participation
Foundations in Public Participation is an interactive and practical course, designed for participants from a variety of disciplines, organisations and perspectives. Module 1 offers the opportunity to apply the learning to participant case studies. Module 2 provides the chance to learn about and practice some of the techniques you might use in your engagement. We will look at emerging and popular techniques such as deliberative techniques and methods to manage your online presence.
The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is the professional association for community engagement practitioners that has a presence in many countries around the world. This course has been designed by practitioners who are experienced in helping colleagues understand that planning to engage the public will have valuable outcomes for both their organisation and stakeholders.
Key info: dates, costs and location
Full course: 5 days.
This course can also be completed in two separate blocks at different times.
13-15 March 2019 (Module 1) and 8-9 April 2019 (Module 2) or
25-27 September 2019 (Module 1) and 28-29 October 2019 (Module 2)
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
$2,915 (GST free)
Courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers to run.
Who should attend?
Engagement practitioners, planners, project managers, communication specialists, elected officials, general managers or any person wanting to effectively engage or improve their engagement with stakeholders.
The course is suitable for those with experience and new starters. Experienced people will learn frameworks for encouraging and explaining it to others in their organisation.
Course content and outcomes
Participants will learn to:
- Identify and analyse impacts on stakeholders and learn about their hopes and concerns
- Select the appropriate level of public participation using the IAP2 Spectrum
- Scope a decision and an engagement process to suit
- Identify project decision steps and engagement timing and resources
- Establish roles and responsibilities
- Set clear and achievable objectives.
- Develop a detailed public participation plan
- Plan for communication to support a policy or project
- Identify tools to measure the success of engagement
You will also
- Learn 50+ practical tools and methodologies to support implementation
- Work experientially with seasoned practitioners and your peers
- Have powerful techniques to put to immediate use in your next project
- Have the chance to explore your own challenges
About the presenters
Principal trainer, Margaret Harvie is a community engagement practitioner with 30 years' experience. She is involved with a range of projects for the private sector and state and local governments. She has been conducting the internationally recognised IAP2 courses since 2008 in Australia and in Singapore and is an Associate of UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance.
Professor Roberta Ryan is a leading practitioner in the field of diversity and inclusion and researcher with over 30 years’ experience. Based at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Roberta combines this expertise with her social research, policy evaluation and social planning skills.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses.Find out more.
Booking and payment options
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Customised and in-house delivery options
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