The public want and need to be engaged in decisions that affect them. Those of us managing community engagement processes must ensure this happens in a respectful, positive, and effective way that creates the best possible outcomes for all concerned.
This professional development course will provide you with:
- the skills to plan for, and effectively engage with the community,
- the ability to apply frameworks to policy development, and
- the 'Certificate in Public Participation' that can be a requirement of government positions.
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?
All practitioners needing to engage their community, particularly those seeking to appreciate the role of government in engaging and working with the community.
Course content and outcomes
The new IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation program is divided into modules which focus on the two phases of public participation, planning and techniques implementation:
- Module 1: Three days – Planning for Effective Public Participation
- Module 2: Two days – Techniques for Effective Public Participation
Participants of the program will learn:
- How to plan for effective public participation by developing a clear understanding of stakeholder views
- How to enable stakeholders to participate in decision-making
- How to select and use the appropriate level of public participation for specific projects based on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.
About the presenters
Principal trainer, Margaret Harvie is a community engagement practitioner with 30 years experience. She has been conducting these internationally recognised courses for the past eight years in Australia and Singapore and is an Associate of UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and the Civil Service College, Singapore.
Professor Roberta Ryan, Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance is a leading practitioner in the field of diversity and inclusion and researcher with over 30 years’ experience. 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
This course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
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