Tannis Topolnisky, Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)

Experience Creator

Topent Ltd, Owner

Tannis Topolnisky is a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) with almost 20 years experience in the field. She is a licensed trainer of the International Association of Public Participation’s (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation training program and an IAP2 mentor. Tannis Topolnisky has managed over 300 different municipal, national and international projects aimed at bringing together organizations, partners, stakeholders, staff and the public to build relationships, establish trust and work together to make decisions. Impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are common in most of her engagement projects.

She also has specialized experience working internally with organizations to not only assess and understand the current state of engagement but also to put into place the necessary structures, skills, attitudes and behaviors to build the practice of P2 internally.  She regularly work with senior leaders and decision makers to build their capacity to support public engagement practices in their unique role they play.



Workshop D: Creating the Engagement Experience: Moving from Delivering to Receiving Information (E, CS)