IAP2 offers several internationally recognised training programmes, including the 5-day IAP2 Certificate in public participation and the 2-day Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation. These are delivered by accredited IAP2 trainers. As a regional affiliate, our job is to ensure sufficient training opportunities are scheduled and delivered each year in southern Africa.
Among other things, this portfolio focuses on:
Working with trainers to schedule, market and deliver IAP2 training offerings
Overseeing the administration of affiliate-run training
Supporting the IAP2 accreditation of additional trainers in the region
Seeking national accreditation of IAP2 training offerings
Collaborating with trainers and members to identify additional training needs of members and design tailored solutions
Standards and innovation
The IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics underpin the standard of excellence in public participation which IAP2 promotes worldwide. This portfolio focuses on ways to advocate for excellence in public participation in Southern Africa and support other networks to do the same throughout Africa.
Among other things, the standards and innovation team is responsible for:
Staying abreast of international developments in standards and accreditation for public participation
Representing IAP2 SA at public fora (workshops and conferences) and in regional discussions to advocate for excellence in public participation
Planning and delivering the southern African Core Values Awards for Excellence in Public Participation
Facilitating the exchange of good practice knowledge and resources via the IAP2SA peer network
Communications and outreach
We currently communicate with members and the public via our website, Facebook page, emails and annual report.
This portfolio focuses on:
Delivering a high standard of communication via these and other media channels
Communicating with members in engaging ways to cultivate rich discussion, dialogue, and involvement
Engaging with other stakeholders in the public participation field, including private and public sector organisations
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