Another thing I’ve been invited to do in Sydney is to attend the 2-day IAP2 Summit 2011, which is focused on improving IAP2′s certificate program in public participation. About 18 of us will be exploring these questions on February 6th and 7th:
What would a world-class certificate program look like? What will make it the best in the world? What will make it unique to IAP2?
I’d love to hear from some NCDDers who have gone through the certificate program about what worked really well about the training, and what do you think should have been different?
And for those of you who aren’t familiar with the certificate program or haven’t participated yet, I’d love to hear what types of specific content, skills, etc. you feel are the most valuable to cover in a training on engaging the public in policy-making.
Also, who are the very best trainers you have ever worked with? We’ll be discussing who can/should be approached to develop materials based on their expertise and capacity to deliver.
Other “summitteers” are Lyn Carson, Moira Deslandes, Jan Elliott, Michelle Feenan, Teresa Forest, John Gastil, Janette Hartz-Karp, David Kahane, Lars Kluver, Matt Leighninger, Rodolfo Lewanski, Ron Lubensky, Stephani Roy McCallum, Doug Sarno, Vivien Twyford, Mark Warren, and Kimbra White–so it’s quite the impressive group!