Wednesday, 17th September 2014

IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation Course, 1-5 December 2014

Good engagement reduces project risks and costs.

It also eases the approvals and development process and builds relationships.

The IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation course provides a thorough grounding in stakeholder and community engagement planning and techniques.

It is based on over 18 years’ R&D by specialist public participation practitioners.


The IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) course is a 5 day course providing comprehensive training in the tools and skills for effective stakeholder and community engagement and participation. It is made up of two modules:

  • Planning module 1-3 Dec
  • Techniques module 4-5 Dec


Full course details are available here.

Course fees:

  • £1,250* + VAT for the full 5 day course
  • £1,125 + VAT for NGOs, community and voluntary sector

Planning Module (1-3 Dec): £750* +VAT

A 10% discount from the full course price or the Planning Module is available for 2 or more individuals attending from the same organisation. Please contact us to arrange this.


Location: Devon House, 58-60 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1LB.


Previous Participants

In the last few years participants have come from:

  • DECC
  • DCLG
  • Local, district and county councils
  • Consulting and construction firms
  • Community and voluntary sector organisations
  • NGOs
  • NHS and health sector bodies
  • Energy sector

Past participants have come from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia as well as the UK.

‘I was on the first ever IAP2 course in the UK, run at OPM, by Vivien Twyford. It was extremely valuable, giving me a great opportunity to spend time thinking constructively about some of the issues I encountered in my day to day work.’
Diane Beddoes, Chief Executive, Dialogue by Design.

‘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, TfL Policy Manager, IAP course participant 2013.


‘The IAP2 training has been invaluable in my work to engage Londoners in actively shaping the policing service they receive [and] in the community engagement we have done to counter terrorism, but the principles underpinning them could be applied in any public policy work.’
Andy Hull, Metropolitan Police Authority, London


‘Tanya is a gifted trainer. She brings knowledge, energy, pertinent stories and inquiry to the trainer room. She fosters discussion to augment and enhance students’ learning. She is a terrific asset.’
Mary Hamel, trainer and master trainer, IAP2


The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) improves the practice of public participation. . IAP2 developed the Foundations course to provide practitioners at all levels with techniques and knowledge for effective public participation and community engagement across a wide spectrum of fields.

Upon successful completion of the full 5 day course participants receive the IAP2 Foundations Certificate.

Course leader Tanya Burdett has been an IAP2 practitioner and trainer for nearly 5 years and has 20 years’ experience advising government and private sector clients on community engagement, strategic planning and environmental management.


To book a place please go to the Eventbrite page, find here.

For all enquiries and to find out more about the course please contact Genevieve Oller at  or on 0207 394 3700.

Full joining instructions will be provided on registration.


Temple Group reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course if insufficient bookings have been received. We will strive to give as much notice as possible in such an event. In all cases, people who have registered to attend a cancelled course will be given the option of a full refund of course fees or of rescheduling to a future course date but Temple Group disclaim any further liability. 

Note: the course comprises two modules over five days and both modules must be taken in order to complete the IAP2 Foundations course. Completion of the 3 day Planning module is a prerequisite for the follow on 2 day Techniques module. We are able to offer participants the opportunity to undertake the 3 day Planning module on 1-3 December 2014 and then undertake the 2 day Techniques module on the planned IAP2 course in April 2015.  Please contact us directly if you’re interested in this.