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Jul
01

2019-2020 Eastern District Book Club

Start/End Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM - Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 AM
District: Eastern District

Stay tuned to the District e-blasts for meeting details.

Join the Eastern District Book Club in reading three books over the 2019-2020 year:

Fall (July-September)
Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (2017) by Ashley Dawson. Meeting will take place in October during the OPPI Symposium in Toronto.

Winter (November-January)
The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future (2019) by Ben Green. Meeting will take place in Ottawa in February.

Spring (March-May)
Perfect City: An Urban Fixer’s Global Search for Magic in the Modern Metropolis (2019) by Joe Berridge. Meeting will take place in Ottawa in June.

Jun
05

WLOD: Photo Contest

Start/End Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 AM - Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

Photo Contest! Submit your photos on the theme ‘you know you’re a planner working from home when’ and win a gift card to a local shop of your choosing.

The WLOD Committee will choose the winner and share the submissions with everyone who participates.

Email your photo and a brief caption to: jennifer.roth@hamilton.ca

Contest closes July 31, 2020!

Jun
05

Forum Friday Webinar: Adapting to Virtual Engagement Under the Planning Act

Start/End Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 12:15 PM - Friday, June 5, 2020 1:15 PM
District: Ontario

On Friday, June 5, 2020, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., please join OPPI and several guest speakers for a roundtable discussion on holding public meetings under the Planning Act.

This roundtable discussion will focus on what has gone well and what has been challenging with regards to holding virtual public meetings under the Planning Act.

Our participants will have hosted a public meeting and can share their experiences and details to inform members and inspire other municipalities to find ways to make things work during this challenging time.

Members have shared with OPPI their questions about virtual engagement, so we are kicking off our second Forum Friday webinar series by bringing you the opportunity to listen and ask our guest speakers about their experience.

 

Guests include:


·     Michelle Banfield, RPP, Director of Development Services for the City of Barrie

·     Jason Ferrigan, RPP, Director of Planning Services for the City of Greater Sudbury

·     Andy Reside, Strategic Programs and Project Officer for the City of Ottawa

On a bi-weekly basis, OPPI delivers a total of eight timely and relevant webinars for this first season of Forum Fridays. We will invite guests speakers and encourage members to visit our website for information on our new series, and keep an eye out in the weekly Planner for announcements.

To register, please click on the button below and enter your information on our registration webpage. Members can also submit questions ahead of our conversation. 

REGISTER TODAY

Jun
07

OPPI Province-Wide Book Club: Summer edition - 2020

Start/End Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:00 AM - Monday, August 31, 2020 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

Are you looking for a good book to read this summer? Join planners from across Ontario in a Province-wide planning book club!

This summer we will be reading “The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World” by Steven Johnson.

In light of covid-19, we thought it would be interesting to learn about how an early disease outbreak in the industrial city changed the course of urban planning and public health forever.

From the publisher:
"It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in."

We will aim to read one chapter, approximately 30 pages per week, beginning June 7. We will post weekly reflections/discussion questions to our linkedin group, so please join us at the link below and participate in the conversation: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13713010/

We also plan to hold one or two in-person (virtual) book club discussions, using Zoom or a comparable platform. Stay tuned for details.

The book is available from IndigoAmazon, or your local library, in both hard copy and e-reader formats:

OPPI members may claim Continuous Professional Learning units according to the CPL Program Guide.

Jun
11

Project Management for Planners - June 11, 2020 - CANCELLED

Start/End Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:30 AM - Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge (Nexient Learning Centre)

2 Bloor St East, 31st Floor

Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

Thank you for signing up for Project Management for Planners. We regret to inform you that this event will be postponed. Because of the spread of Covid-19, OPPI is monitoring various public health sources and is working with Districts to provide CPL opportunities for members whether that is virtually, as a webinar or in other formats that allow members to access information from home. We hope to reschedule this event in the future for members and apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Course Outline: 

Join us for this one-day course that will help you understand the importance of effective project management in ensuring the success of your project. You will come away with the basic knowledge and skills in managing various sized projects in all areas of urban and rural community development, urban design, environment, transportation, health and social services, housing and economic development.

 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

 

• Identify the importance of having project planning skills

• Identify and define various project management related terms

• Brainstorm the requirements for a project plan

• Identify project risks

• Use project management templates and tools

 

OPPI wants you to go green! 

Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event. 

 

Course Instructor: 

Mellissa Last is a Certified Training and Development Professional with extensive project management experience. She has managed complex and highly strategic projects from inception to deployment and beyond involving stakeholders across multiple business units. She has experience in the Telecommunications, Retail, and Financial Services industries. 

 

Jun
16

Eastern District - Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:00 PM - Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:15 PM
District: Ontario

The hunt will be conducted over Zoom. Every participant must be familiar with Zoom meetings, and be comfortable with sharing applications (Google maps) with the group. Any questions, please contact hunt organizers in advance. Zoom meeting details will be shared with participants the day prior.

Join fellow planners on a planning-themed virtual hunt! The hunt will consist of a series of rounds. Each round will begin with an objective being assigned by the organizers, with strict geographic limits to the search. Participants will have a few minutes to find a solution location using Google maps. Each objective will have multiple solutions, so participants will then be asked to share their solution/screen with the group and explain how it best meets the objective. Bonus recognition will be awarded for creativity and boldness. Because of the interactive nature of the activity, numbers will be limited.

Jun
18

Applied Project Management for Planners- June 18, 2020 - CANCELLED

Start/End Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:30 AM - Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge Centre

2 Bloor St E, 31st Fl.

Toronto, ON   M5H 2V4

Thank you for signing up for Applied Project Management. We regret to inform you that this event will be postponed. Because of the spread of Covid-19, OPPI is monitoring various public health sources and is working with Districts to provide CPL opportunities for members whether that is virtually, as a webinar or in other formats that allow members to access information from home. We hope to reschedule this event in the future for members and apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Course Outline: 

Join us for this one-day course and learn to apply key concepts of project management in a variety of hands-on group activities with a real-world scenario. It is important to note that this course is a continuation of Project Management for Professional Planners course. It is not a more advanced course on project management.

 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Identify the key concepts of project planning

Create a project charter

Relate specific concepts required for development a project plan

Determine project risks and possible management techniques

Use a variety of project management templates and tools

 

Although previous participation in the Project Management for Planners course is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite.

 

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event.  

 

Course Instructor: 

Mellissa Last is a Certified Training and Development Professional with extensive project management experience. She has managed complex and highly strategic projects from inception to deployment and beyond involving stakeholders across multiple business units. She has experience in the Telecommunications, Retail, and Financial Services industries. 

 

Jun
22

WLOD Book Club

Start/End Date: Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00 AM - Friday, August 28, 2020 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

N/A - will occur virtually.

Starting the week of June 22, 2020 and continuing until the end of August, please join us online for a facilitated discussion of ‘Soft City’ (Amazon.caIndigo)

Online discussion will occur bi-weekly by email

Cost $5 (excludes purchase of books)

Contact Lauren Vraets should you have any questions.

Jun
23

AM 202: Managing Assets for a Sustainable Future in our Changing Climate - Online

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:30 PM
District: Ontario

Virtual workshop.

Municipalities are growing concerned about the enourmous impact of climate change. There are many questions to consider—like, how does climate change affect the delivery of essential services to the public? And what climate change factors should we consider in asset management planning?


Using interactive exercises and case study examples, participants will explore how to consider climate change, climate risk and vulnerability of assets in their asset management planning.

June 23-24, 2020
9am-12:30pm


Cost: $130+HST

To register, visit www.ospe.on.ca/asset-management

Aug
11

AM 202: Managing Assets for a Sustainable Future in our Changing Climate - Online

Start/End Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:00 AM - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:30 PM
District: Ontario

Virtual workshop.

Municipalities are growing concerned about the enormous impact of climate change. There are many questions to consider—like, how does climate change affect the delivery of essential services to the public? And what climate change factors should we consider in asset management planning?

Using interactive exercises and case study examples, participants will explore how to consider climate change, climate risk and vulnerability of assets in their asset management planning.

Virtual workshop session dates:
August 11-12, 2020
9am-12:30pm

Cost: $130+HST

To register, visit www.ospe.on.ca/asset-management

 




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