TPC’s Calendar for Virtual On-Line Courses in 2020

Ready to register for a course and take your skills to the next level? Here’s where you can find our training locations and complete the registration process.

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The Participation Company is offering virtual on-line training courses throughout the remaining 2020 calendar year. Check out our calendar listings below.

If you don’t see dates that are convenient, we can work with you on other dates to provide virtual training to your agency or team.  To discuss further opportunities, please contact:

Melissa at 720-237-9175 melissa@theparticipationcompany.com  or  Wendy Lowe (970)667-1417 lowe@theparticipationcompany.com

Foundations in Public Participation – The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

Completely revamped in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPC is pleased to announce that we are ready to offer the International Association for Public Participation’s flagship Foundations Program ONLINE.  Module One introduces a proven method for planning effective public participation and Module Two equips students with 40+ diverse methods for accomplishing engagement objectives.  Both courses are delivered in half-day sessions full of interactive exercises and opportunities to get to work with your fellow students virtually.  Class size, as always, is limited to 25 students to provide the maximum opportunity to learn.

Two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public communication and participation – Planning and Techniques – offered virtually over nine (9) 4 Hour Days in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Planning for Effective Public Participation 5- 4 Hour Days  CM I 18 CM 
Techniques for Effective Public Participation 4- 4 Hour Days  CM I 12 CM

Maximum Class Size: 20

  • PLANNING November 2 – 6 and/or TECHNIQUES November 9 – 12 
    • Class Time: 1 PM – 5 PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 10/09/20
    • Last Day to Register: 10/22/20  (CLASS IS FULL – Registration Closed)
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  • PLANNING November 30 – December 4 and/or TECHNIQUES December 7 – 10 
    • Class Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 11/05/20
    • Last Day to Register: 11/17/20  (CLASS IS FULL -Registration Closed)
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  • PLANNING January 25 – 29 and/or TECHNIQUES February 1 – 4
    • Class Time: 12 PM NOON – 4 PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 12/31/20
    • Last Day to Register: 01/14/21
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  • PLANNING February 22 – 26 and/or TECHNIQUES March 1 – 4
    • Class Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 01/28/21
    • Last Day to Register: 02/11/21
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  • PLANNING April 12 – 16 and/or TECHNIQUES April 19 – 22
    • Class Time: 3 PM – 7 PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 03/18/21
    • Last Day to Register: 04/01/21
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  • PLANNING May 10 – 14 and/or TECHNIQUES May 17 – 20
    • Class Time: 12 PM NOON – 4 PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 04/15/21
    • Last Day to Register: 04/29/21
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Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation: Conflict Resolution Training

NOTE: This course was updated and was previously titled Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation.
CM I 12 CM 

A two day conflict resolution training workshop that builds on IAP2’s global best practices in public involvement and the work of Dr. Peter Sandman, offered in partnership with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Maximum Class Size: 20

    • STRATEGIES-OUTRAGE  November 16 – 19, 2020
      • Class Time: 11AM – 2 PM Eastern
      • Early Bird Deadline: 10/23/20
      • Last Day to Register: 11/04/20
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    • STRATEGIES-OUTRAGE January 11 – 14, 2021
      • Class Time: 11 AM – 2 PM Eastern
      • Early Bird Deadline: 12/14/20
      • Last Day to Register: 12/23/20
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    • STRATEGIES-OUTRAGE March 29 – April 1, 2021
      • Class Time: 11 AM – 2 PM Eastern
      • Early Bird Deadline: 03/05/21
      • Last Day to Register: 03/16/21
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    • If interested in this course, but you don’t see a date that works for you, click on the INTEREST LIST complete the form.  INTEREST LISTPlease check this page again soon for additions to TPC’s 2019 Calendar.Course DetailsCourse Details and Pricing

Public Facilitator Training: Public Facilitation Essentials

This course is introducing the basics of facilitation in the public arena and built on best practices from both the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and the International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

There are no VIRTUAL ON-LINE COURSES for this course at this time.

Maximum Class Size: 12

    • 2020 VIRTUAL training dates     NONE AT THIS TIME

Note: Clicking on dates above takes you directly to the registration form.

If interested in this course, but you don’t see a date that works for you, click on the PFE INTEREST LIST complete the form here>  PFE  INTEREST LIST

Please check this page again soon for additions to TPC’s 2020 Calendar.

Course DetailsLocations and Pricing

Building Public Trust in Government

This two, half-day online workshop will help you and your team (re)build trust with oftentimes cynical, skeptical and oppositional citizens. Attendees will better understand and manage interactions with highly suspicious and skeptical citizens who don’t believe in government authority or the value of public service professionals. Learn more about the course or choose your date below.

  • February 17 – 18, 2021 (previously scheduled for October 20 – 21, 2020)   
    • Class Time: 11 AM – 2PM Eastern
    • Early Bird Deadline: 01/26/21
    • Last Day to Register: 02/05/21
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Course Details and Pricing

Register early, save with Early Bird pricing and help make this a successful event. This not only saves you money and secures you a seat in a limited seating event (see above for varying min/max class sizes by course), but it assists us in our planning because all training events require a minimum number of participants. Decisions for “go” or “no go” events are made within the week after the Early Bird Deadline. 
When registering for a course, be sure to review our Policies.
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