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Public Engagement

Training and consultation

The MnDOT Communications and Public Engagement Office sponsors training public engagement and related training for MnDOT Project Managers, Planners, Public Engagement staff and others who are involved in public engagement activities. Offerings include:

Foundations in Public Participation

Foundations in Public Participation was designed by IAP2 with the input of successful practitioners who work with diverse populations and divergent circumstances throughout the world. The course is divided into two modules, each focusing on one of the two major phases of public participation, planning and techniques. 

Public Engagement that Works

The curriculum is influenced by the best practice of the International Association for Public Participation  (IAP2).  Participants will learn MnDOT’s public participation approach and public engagement policy, the core values of effective public participation, and the successive five-step process of public participation that works.