Training harmonisation and learning pathway project

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The International Association for Public Participation is in a moment of historic and exciting change!

The Training Harmonisation project will provide a global curriculum for public participation. This will include entry level and more advanced learning opportunities for our more experienced professionals.

A key to our success is engagement with the IAP2 community so we’re hoping you’ll be with us every step of the way to offer your unique insights.


Feedback on Integrated Learning Pathway: Building on the best of the past, growing for the future

Where we are on this journey in the training harmonization project

IAP2 International now holds the training products from all the regions.

Following the development of the Draft Competencies Framework and the review of the existing courses and participant feedback, we have now developed the Learning Pathway Consultation Booklet.

So, what is a ‘learning pathway’ and how does it relate to training courses? What program areas for learning are we suggesting? What topics might form the basis for courses at the emerging level? How should the courses be structured?

In short - the learning pathway shows the journey someone might take in progressively developing skills and knowledge. The IAP2 integrated Learning Pathway will map learning opportunities across three levels: Emerging, Developing and Advanced.

Your input on the draft integrated Learning Pathway will help firm our direction as we move to developing detailed curriculum and course outlines.

There are five sections to this consultation booklet which will be part of the Virtual Focus Groups and appear in separate forums below, with each section having its own set of discussion questions. Please review the materials in each section and then respond to the questions. You can answer all sections or focus on the ones that have the most interest to you.

Section 1 – How did we get here and where are we on the journey?

Section 2 – Assumptions and Principles

Section 3 – Program Areas for the Learning Pathway

Section 4 – Topics for courses in each of the program areas

Section 5 – What’s next and additional input

Section 1 – How did we get here and where are we on the journey? You can learn more about how we got to this part of the project by watching this video and Consultation Booklet.


How to get involved

We’re currently looking for volunteers to become "Critical Friends" of the project.

Read more and apply here: Critical Friends Expression of Interest (open indefinitely over the course of the project).

We know how critical our training programs are to you, our members, trainers and practitioners. We’re looking to you for your insights, experiences, wisdom and expertise as we create this new learning pathway curriculum to grow the practice around the globe.

IAP2 is known for world-class training: we want to take that a step further and deliver a global platform of courses that builds the skills and knowledge we need to continue to excel in this important work.

In addition to the Critical Friends group, there are many other opportunities to contribute to this project: see them outlined in the Communications and Engagement Activities table.



The International Association for Public Participation is in a moment of historic and exciting change!

The Training Harmonisation project will provide a global curriculum for public participation. This will include entry level and more advanced learning opportunities for our more experienced professionals.

A key to our success is engagement with the IAP2 community so we’re hoping you’ll be with us every step of the way to offer your unique insights.


Feedback on Integrated Learning Pathway: Building on the best of the past, growing for the future

Where we are on this journey in the training harmonization project

IAP2 International now holds the training products from all the regions.

Following the development of the Draft Competencies Framework and the review of the existing courses and participant feedback, we have now developed the Learning Pathway Consultation Booklet.

So, what is a ‘learning pathway’ and how does it relate to training courses? What program areas for learning are we suggesting? What topics might form the basis for courses at the emerging level? How should the courses be structured?

In short - the learning pathway shows the journey someone might take in progressively developing skills and knowledge. The IAP2 integrated Learning Pathway will map learning opportunities across three levels: Emerging, Developing and Advanced.

Your input on the draft integrated Learning Pathway will help firm our direction as we move to developing detailed curriculum and course outlines.

There are five sections to this consultation booklet which will be part of the Virtual Focus Groups and appear in separate forums below, with each section having its own set of discussion questions. Please review the materials in each section and then respond to the questions. You can answer all sections or focus on the ones that have the most interest to you.

Section 1 – How did we get here and where are we on the journey?

Section 2 – Assumptions and Principles

Section 3 – Program Areas for the Learning Pathway

Section 4 – Topics for courses in each of the program areas

Section 5 – What’s next and additional input

Section 1 – How did we get here and where are we on the journey? You can learn more about how we got to this part of the project by watching this video and Consultation Booklet.


How to get involved

We’re currently looking for volunteers to become "Critical Friends" of the project.

Read more and apply here: Critical Friends Expression of Interest (open indefinitely over the course of the project).

We know how critical our training programs are to you, our members, trainers and practitioners. We’re looking to you for your insights, experiences, wisdom and expertise as we create this new learning pathway curriculum to grow the practice around the globe.

IAP2 is known for world-class training: we want to take that a step further and deliver a global platform of courses that builds the skills and knowledge we need to continue to excel in this important work.

In addition to the Critical Friends group, there are many other opportunities to contribute to this project: see them outlined in the Communications and Engagement Activities table.



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  • Learning Pathway Discussion Part 1

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    Assumptions and Principles 

    What are the fundamental principles and assumptions that will guide the design of the integrated pathway? In order to build an outline of the integrated learning pathway and topics for curriculum we established some principles and assumptions: 

    A. The new curriculum builds on the best of the past and designs for the future of the practice 

    B. Knowledge, skills and abilities are developed progressively to equip professionals over time 

    C. Different learners (and the market) have different needs and motivations 

    D. Regions, learners, trainers and the market are supported with a variety of delivery options 

    E. Market and practice growth should not be constrained by a ‘5 days’ training model 

    F. Assessment of learning could be an option for those looking for a more formal certificate 

    G. Selecting an entry point and program of study empowers learners with choice and flexibility 

    H. A Recognition of Prior Learning framework would help participants to identify their entry point 

    3.   Which of the principles resonate with you? Why? 

    4. Which of the principles do you have questions or concerns about? Why? 

    5. What would you change or add to the principles? 

    Assumptions and Principles 

    What are the fundamental principles and assumptions that will guide the design of the integrated pathway? In order to build an outline of the integrated learning pathway and topics for curriculum we established some principles and assumptions: 

    A. The new curriculum builds on the best of the past and designs for the future of the practice 

    B. Knowledge, skills and abilities are developed progressively to equip professionals over time 

    C. Different learners (and the market) have different needs and motivations 

    D. Regions, learners, trainers and the market are supported with a variety of delivery options 

    E. Market and practice growth should not be constrained by a ‘5 days’ training model 

    F. Assessment of learning could be an option for those looking for a more formal certificate 

    G. Selecting an entry point and program of study empowers learners with choice and flexibility 

    H. A Recognition of Prior Learning framework would help participants to identify their entry point 

    3.   Which of the principles resonate with you? Why? 

    4. Which of the principles do you have questions or concerns about? Why? 

    5. What would you change or add to the principles? 

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  • Learning Pathway Discussion Part 2

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