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Perspectives Group to Offer IAP2 Certificate Course in Alexandria, VA

The Perspectives Group has just announced two 2006 training dates for their 5-day Public Partcipation course. This training is designed for professionals working in the fields of community development, nonprofit and government public services, and public understanding and outreach. It is also designed for industry communications and public affairs or public relations, advocacy and lobbying organizations, private and government groups, and any individual/organization required to deal with the public about complex or potentially contentious issues. Upon completion of the full week of training, participants will receive a certificate from IAP2, the world’s leading association for public participation. The course will be offered in Alexandria, VA from September 18 – 22 and December 4 – 8. The full week of training is $1,475, or $295 per day. The Course is broken up into 3 sections: Planning for Effective Public Participation (two days), Effective Communication for Public Participation (one day), and Techniques for Public Participation (two days). Please note that the Planning course is a prerequisite to the Communications and Techniques courses. For additional information, go to http://www.theperspectivesgroup.com/resource/trainingpro.html to download the program brochure. Or contact The Perspectives Group at 703-837-1197 or
training@theperspectivesgroup.com.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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