We want to hear from you.

Stakeholder engagement is a critical part of the success of GAPC and GAPC Standards, programs, resources, and services. It is ultimately the stakeholders that determine the success, or not, of our efforts.

The principles of GAPC’s stakeholder engagement include:

  • Inclusive: GAPC strives to be inclusive to allow all stakeholders the opportunity to voice their opinions, concerns, and questions by evaluating the environment in which we operate and identifying existing and new stakeholders.
  • Trustworthy: GAPC strives to be trustworthy by planning engagements with purpose and sincerity to collect feedback from a variety of stakeholders and by building and maintaining trusting relationships.
  • Transparent: GAPC strives to be transparent with stakeholders by sharing proposed changes to GAPC Certification and training standards, policies, and processes with stakeholders.
  • Responsive: GAPC strives to be responsive by acting on the information from stakeholder engagement and to share the feedback with GAPC decision-makers.

GAPC engages both through direct engagement (i.e. one-on-one meetings and presentations) and through solicitation. Solicitation includes releasing information about GAPC’s progress or challenges in the previous year and asking stakeholders to submit feedback on existing or proposed plans for standards, services, or resources during public comment periods.

Comments provided during a Public Comment period will be shared with the Board of Directors and any needed responses to address the stakeholder’s feedback, concerns, or questions will be prepared.


Schedule for Public Comment

1st Comment Period on the summary and review of previous and current year activities, training, standards, policies, processes, and programs is announced between January and March.

2nd Comment Period on Board approved, draft proposals for revisions or additions to training, standards, policies, processes, and programs for next year is announced between September and October.


There are no open Comment Periods at this time.  


If you would like to be included in our list of stakeholders to receive notification of open Comment Periods please send an email to info@gapconnections.com requesting to be added or call GAPC's office at 865.622.4606.