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Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Jun
14

Public Health and Planning 101: An Online Course for Public Health and Planning Professionals to Create Healthier Built Environment

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:00 AM - Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

This free online course can be taken anytime and you can go through it at your own pace. The course format consists of short videos, exercises, interactive activities, supporting resources, self-assessments and takes approximately four hours to complete. 

 

The Ontario Public Health Association, OPPI and the Public Health Agency of Canada, have launched of a new online training program entitled, Public Health and Planning 101: An Online Course for Public Health and Planning Professionals to Create Healthier Built Environment. Developed by volunteers and staff and inspired by research and user feedback, this introductory level course is designed to bridge the gaps between both professions, as well as provide greater opportunities for developing collaborative partnerships to help create and foster healthy built environments.

This free online course can be taken anytime and you can go through it at your own pace. The course format consists of short videos, exercises, interactive activities, supporting resources, self-assessments and takes approximately four hours to complete.

For more information or to sign up for the course, click here!

Jan
05

OPPI Session in a Box – Call to Action

Start/End Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:00 AM - Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:00 AM

 

OPPI is excited about the launch of Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm – A Call to Action, which challenges planners, government, municipal departments, agencies, other related professionals, builders, developers, community groups and members of the public to make the public realm a focus in community building and placemaking efforts across Ontario.


OPPI is encouraging members to continue discussions on topics related to the public realm, and how they can help to create healthy communities. This template allows Districts to easily hold a session on the Call to Action without a lot of additional work. (You do not need an expert on this topic to run this session.)


Support materials for this one hour session (can easily be 90 minutes to give more time for discussion or condensed to 45 minutes for a lunch and learn format) include:


·        The Call to Action on the Public Realm 

·        A short video on the public realm that can be shown at the beginning of the session

·        PDF version of the presentation that is ‘ready to go’  

·        List of questions for participants to help guide discussion                                                              

 

For questions, please contact OPPI Director of Public Affairs, Loretta Ryan at 416.483.1873 or 1.800.668.1448 ext.226 or l.ryan@ontarioplanners.ca

Sep
28

Planner as a Facilitator

Start/End Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:30 AM - Friday, September 29, 2017 4:30 PM
District: Ontario

Lanark County
Administration Building
99 Christie Lake Road
Perth ON K7H 3C6

 

This two-day course provides training in effective facilitation methods and techniques to lead groups, guide discussions, analyze problems and achieve a consensus within groups.

The course is designed to be interactive and offers participants the theory and methods to:

·         Facilitate any group more effectively and confidently

·         Make meetings more productive

·         Focus a diverse group's energy on common goals

·         Lead discussion on sensitive issues and problems

·         Create a sense of teamwork

·         Maximize productivity

·         Analyze and solve problems

 

Participants will be introduced to facilitation theory and be given the opportunity to lead actual facilitation sessions.

Course Instructor: Brian Benn

Registration Fee: $500.00 (no HST) includes meals and course book.

To register, please contact:  jstewart@lanarkcounty.ca

Sep
28

SW A Walking Tour of Carriage Crossing

Start/End Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 PM - Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:30 PM
District: Southwest District

Meet at 105 Oak Park Drive, Waterloo (Carriage Crossing Plaza) at 5:30 pm

 

Join us for a guided walking tour of the Carriage Crossing neighbourhood in East Waterloo - one of Activa’s newly developed communities comprising of an array of beautifully built custom homes, townhouses, villas and apartment buildings. The neighbourhood features trails and protected natural features and borders RIM Park and Grey Silo Golf Course. It was planned with a unique outdoor maintenance strategy for the long-term benefit of the community and features numerous amenities and unique architectural designs.

The guided walking tour will feature a discussion on the planning, design and development that has contributed to the success of this neighbourhood. Food and drink will follow. Please ensure that you are wearing comfortable walking shoes.

Oct
03

OPPI Conference

Start/End Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

The Conference is OPPI's largest annual event taking place this year from October 3-5 at Blue Mountain Resort in the Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario. This idyllic, internationally recognized location serves as a perfect backdrop for the biggest planning event of the year. 


Sessions from across the province will be featured, highlighting some of the most important trends in the planning profession. Each session is related to one of four knowledge areas: management and leadership; infrastructure resiliency, ethics and professionalism, and conflict resolution. Additionally, our mobile workshops offer participants the opportunity to see some of the best in planning!


Check out our spectacular program and keynote speakers for a full glimpse of what's on offer.


Join us this October and help us to promote and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise for the betterment of planning in Ontario.


Don't delay, register today

Oct
13

Introductory Transportation Impact Study Course

Start/End Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, October 13, 2017 4:00 PM
District: Ontario

CHSI
5110 Creekbank Rd.
Mississauga, ON

This course will help to identify the additional traffic contribution of a particular site development and provide a basis for estimating roadway improvements attributed to a proposed development to maintain a satisfactory level of service, while ensuring that the recommendations are compatible with the local jurisdiction’s road policy. Don’t miss the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with your transportation colleagues from across Ontario in solving interactive TIS scenarios.

Details and registration at http://www.otc.org/events/

Nov
09

Toronto Planning Dinner presented by UWPAT

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:00 PM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:00 PM
District: Ontario

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Canadian Room
100 Front St West

 

Join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for the Annual Dinner! Reconnect with old classmates and make new contacts at the largest networking event for the planning and development industry. We are pleased to welcome this year's speaker, Anthony Townsend with his keynote address entitled Digital Cities - A Master Plan for the Future.

To register, please visit http://uwplanningalumni.com/

Nov
16

Project Management for Planners - PM - November 16, 2017

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:30 AM - Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge (Nexient Learning Centre)

2 Bloor St East, 31st Floor

Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

 

Course Outline:

 

OPPI’s popular Project Management for Planners course has a new look! Join us for a one-day session that will help you understand the importance of effective project management in ensuring the success of your project. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page. 

  

Attendees are encouraged to go green! Instead of providing printed resources, you are asked to bring a laptop. If you prefer paper resources, please contact OPPI.   

 

Course Instructor:

 

Mark Snook is a professional facilitator & instructional designer with a strong background in adult learning principles having logged over 10,000 hours in leading classroom training.  He is passionate about life-long learning and brings this love of education and training to his development and design efforts.  Mark regularly facilitates multiple learning programs covering a broad spectrum of topics and is a leader in Customer Service and eLearning development, having Mark designed curriculum and facilitated sessions for public, private, non-profit and academic sector companies. 

Nov
30

Applied Project Management - November 30, 2017

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:30 AM - Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge Centre

2 Bloor St E, 31st Fl.

Toronto, ON   M5H 2V4

 

Course Outline: 

 

This one-day course provides learners with the opportunity to apply key concepts of project management by creating a project plan case study as part of a group. The case study will include all aspects of project management, including project charter, scope management, stakeholder management, and much more.

 

Although previous participation in the Project Management for Planners course is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page.

 

Attendees are encouraged to go green! Instead of providing printed resources, you are asked to bring a laptop. If you prefer paper resources, please contact OPPI

 

Course Instructor: 

 

Mark Snook is a professional facilitator & instructional designer with a strong background in adult learning principles having logged over 10,000 hours in leading classroom training.  He is passionate about life-long learning and brings this love of education and training to his development and design efforts.  Mark regularly facilitates multiple learning programs covering a broad spectrum of topics and is a leader in Customer Service and eLearning development, having Mark designed curriculum and facilitated sessions for public, private, non-profit and academic sector companies.  

Dec
07

Managing Skills for Professional Planners - December 7, 2017

Start/End Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:30 AM - Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge Centre

2 Bloor St E, 31st Fl.

Toronto, ON   M5H 2V4

 

 

 

Course Outline: 

 

Are you a professional planner who is about to, or already has transitioned to a more senior role in your organization? Are you looking for ways to develop your skills as a manager or leader? Participate in OPPI’s Managing Skills for Planners course to learn tools and techniques to help you effectively manage teams or departments. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page.

 

Attendees are encouraged to go green! Instead of providing printed resources, you are asked to bring a laptop. If you prefer paper resources, please contact OPPI

 

Course Instructor: 

 

Mark Snook is a professional facilitator & instructional designer with a strong background in adult learning principles having logged over 10,000 hours in leading classroom training.  He is passionate about life-long learning and brings this love of education and training to his development and design efforts.  Mark regularly facilitates multiple learning programs covering a broad spectrum of topics and is a leader in Customer Service and eLearning development, having Mark designed curriculum and facilitated sessions for public, private, non-profit and academic sector companies.  




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  • Full refund: requires a minimum of one month's notice
  • 75% refund: requires 2-4 weeks' notice
  • No refund: if less than 2 weeks' notice


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