Promoting excellence in public participation in Southern Africa




The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Southern African Affiliate is pleased to announce the presentation of the two internationally certified training courses in the Foundations of Public Participation in September 2018 in Pretoria. An outline of the two courses accompanies this announcement.

The training will be delivered by Tisha Greyling, one of the most experienced trainers in P2 globally.

The training is hands-on, interactive, and fun whilst learning and participating in group work. It takes trainees from theory to practice and back with ample examples and photos from real case studies, and real case studies used during group work.

Monday, 3 to Wednesday 5 September 2018, Module 1,

Planning for Effective Public Participation (a prerequisite for the next course), 3 days

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2018, Module 2,

Techniques for Effective Public Participation, 2 days.

Aurecon Centre, Lynnwood Bridge Office Park, 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Manor 0081

Please download the registration form here for more details or contact us directly if you have any queries

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


 Meet Our Trainers


Tisha Greyling

IAP2 Licensed Trainer

Independent Social and Environmental Specialist

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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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