Promoting excellence in public participation in Southern Africa


Have you completed any of the IAP2 courses?

Foundations in Public Participation:

  • Planning for Effective Public Participation (3 days)
  • Techniques for Effective Public Participation (2 days)
  • Final Certificate of Completion

Learn more about this course:

Foundations in Public Participation was designed with the input of successful practitioners who work with diverse populations and divergent circumstances throughout the world. The course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. Upon completion of both modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from IAP2.

Who should take this training?
Regardless of the arena in which you work, IAP2’s Foundations in Public Participation can broaden your toolkit and bring greater creativity to your approach. This programme will give you a broad-based understanding of how public participation works across the world.

Foundations is right for anyone working for or involved in public participation and community engagement projects in:

  • Government—municipalities, state and provincial agencies
  • Corporations
  • Utilities
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Community Organisations
  • Universities

Training Schedule

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 Meet Our Trainers

Toni Pietersen Toni Pietersen

IAP2 Licensed Trainer

Senior Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Golder Associates

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IAP2 Licensed Trainer: Elmah Nthebolan Elmah Nthebolan

IAP2 Licensed Trainer

Executive Director, Integrated Environmental Management, at Geoflux (Pty) Ltd

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Tisha Greyling

IAP2 Licensed Trainer

Independent Social and Environmental Specialist

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