Engagement Training

Since 2009 Tanya has been a provider of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations Training and Certificate for clients around the world. She has delivered training in person throughout the UK, Australia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, South Africa and Yemen. IAP2 is an international association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in nations around the world. For more on IAP2 visit the IAP2 website.

Tanya also regularly delivers training at the International Association for Impact Assessment annual conferences, bringing together IAIA and IAP2 approaches to best practice impact assessment and public participation. The next training for IAIA can be viewed here.

Foundations Program in Public Participation

The IAP2 Foundations Program in Public Participation provides practitioners at all levels with a broad-based learning experience covering all the foundations of public participation.  IAP2 Training provides useful and effective tools for communicating public participation concepts.  The course is designed to provide the fundamentals of public participation that practitioners from around the world can use to implement customised and effective programs. The program is divided into two modules, Planning and Techniques. Participants can undertake one or both modules. The Planning module is a pre-requisite for the Techniques module.

The next Foundations Program training commences online in May 2022.The training cost is £900 for the 8-day Foundations Program, or £550 for the 5-day Planning module.

Planning Module – 5 sessions over 5 weeks
9am – 1pm BST / 10am – 2am SAST
10 May
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June


Techniques Module – 3 sessions over 2 weeks
9am – 1pm BST / 10am – 2am SAST
14 June
16 June
21 June


To register for the 2022 dates above or enquire further, please email tanyaburdett@essentialplanning.uk or register online here.

Effective Engagement in Impact Assessment – Working to International Good Practice Standards

As part of 6 critical components this training explores costs and benefits of public participation for the proponent, and all stakeholders. This includes a full understanding of who stakeholders are, how to identify and reach them; applying the IAP2 Core Values for Public Participation to your entire process; and understanding different technique formats – for sharing information, collecting and compiling information and bringing people together – when and why to use different techniques, technique role play and insights.  The course draws these principles together with the IAIA Best Practice Principles and FasTips to hone participants’ skills in effective engagement in impact assessment – planning for, delivering, and evaluating engagement in impact assessment.

The next IAIA training commences online in March 2022. The 4-day program costs $475USD for IAIA Members and $575USD for non-members.

Planning Module – 5 sessions over 5 weeks
8am – 11am UTC
15 March
17 March
22 March
24 March


To register for the 2022 dates above or enquire further, please email tanyaburdett@essentialplanning.uk or register online here.

Testimonials

In 2011, I successfully completed the IAP2 Certificate Programme Training. The Trainers were extremely knowledgeable and generous. This was a truly remarkable experience

Ros Griffiths, Social Entrepreneur

I would highly recommend IAP2 for those actively doing consultation with the public and other stakeholders. Tanya had a wealth of experience to share and the course was insightful with a lot of interaction and role playing.

Lucy Hayward-Speight, now TfL Policy Manager, IAP2 course participant 2013

Tanya is is brilliant at what she does. She is passionate about public participation; well organised and a clear headed decision-maker. Her contribution, over many years, to the work of the other Directors of IAP2 UK/Ireland and to the establishment and growth of the Company ensured it received high quality professional attention when it was needed most. I have no hesitation in endorsing Tanya.

Geoff Fagan, CEO, The CADISPA Trust – July 2010