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Jan
12

Community Energy Management Program

Start/End Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:30 PM
District: Ontario

The program is online.

Do you want to make addressing climate change at the local level a career? Check out this British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Community Energy Management program, which is delivered by Community Energy Association’s Director of Capacity Development, Pat Bell. Pat has more than 25 years of experience in sustainable community development and delivers coursework covering renewable energy, finance, transportation, buildings, and how climate action benefits local economies. The program has attracted students from across Canada and you can be part of the next cohort.

Program starts January 12, 2022, register now: https://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/cesa5110

• CESA 5110 – Introduction to Community Energy & Emissions Planning
• CESA 5210 – Community-Based Renewable Energy
• CESA 5310 – Green Energy & Local Economic Development
• CESA 5410 – Financing & Governance for Green Energy Systems
• CESA 5510 – Reducing Energy Use in New & Existing Buildings
• CESA 5610 – Low Carbon Transportation

To register or for more information contact Kerly Acosta Hitchcock at Khitchcock@bcit.ca or see https://www.bcit.ca/construction-environment/study/partnership-learning/community-energy-management/

Jan
25

ORD: The Growing Demand for Self Storage: How are GTA Municipalities Reacting? - SOLD OUT

Start/End Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:00 PM - Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:00 PM
District: Oak Ridges District

Virtual event.

Information to connect will be emailed to registrants on January, Monday 24 at noon.  Please, check you "spam/junk" folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

Join us for a LUNCHTIME WEBINAR with:

• Chris Rouse, RPP (City of Mississauga)
• Christina Heydorn, RPP (City of Toronto)
• David McKay, RPP (MHBC)

THE GROWING DEMAND FOR SELF STORAGE: HOW ARE GTA MUNICIPALITIES REACTING?

Join the Oak Ridges District of OPPI for a lunch time virtual event all about self-storage. Municipalities throughout the GTA are experiencing an influx of applications for commercial self-storage facilities. These aren’t your traditional land consuming drive-up style units either. Self-storage facilities are evolving as well designed, multi-storey and multi-use buildings, located in urban centers.

We will hear from three professional planners who will share their experience and thoughts on how this new style of storage is working within existing policy frameworks and what (if anything) needs to change.

This is a free event, but registration is required by January 18, 2022. Space is limited.


Feb
22

Leading Virtual Teams - 2022

Start/End Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:30 AM - Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:30 AM
District: Ontario

Online workshop 

 

The information to connect will be emailed to you on February, Monday 21 at noon. Please, check your “spam/junk” folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

This online workshop is for the professional planner who is in a leadership role, a partner in a private firm, or managing others. You will have the opportunity to practice techniques and develop skills to both manage and lead others effectively. All practice activities are conducted in small groups.

 

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

  • Understand the responsibilities of a manager and leader
  • Apply methods of communication to drive trust
  • Apply methods of performance management in your professional life
  • Understand some fundamentals of human resources

 

This workshop consists of two 120-minute online sessions.


February, Tuesday 22 (9:30-11:00)

February, Thursday 24 (9:30-11:00)

 

Maximum number of participants, 15. 

 

OPPI wants you to go green! Please, note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants.

 

Course Instructor 

Brodie Church is a facilitator and certified training practitioner with a passion for workplace performance and project management. He has more than a decade of experience within the financial services industry, having worked increasingly senior roles within retail, call centre, IT and HR environments.  He now focuses his energy helping a wide range of industries and government bodies prioritize and execute their project objectives through instructor-led training solutions, specializing in project management and workplace communication.

Feb
28

Project Management for Planners - 2022

Start/End Date: Monday, February 28, 2022 9:30 AM - Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:30 AM
District: Ontario

Online Workshop

 

Information to connect will be emailed to you on February, Friday 25 at noon. Please, check your “spam/junk” folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

Join us for this online workshop 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 project challenges and create solutions
  • Define various project management related term
  • Understand how to improve project communication
  • Apply the requirements for a project plan and create a project charter
  • Use project management templates and tools

 

This course will involve two 120-minute online sessions.

 

February, Monday 28 (9:30-11:30)

March, Wednesday 2 (9:30-11:30)

 

Maximum number of participants, 15. 

 

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants.

 

Course Instructor

Brodie Church is a facilitator and certified training practitioner with a passion for workplace performance and project management. He has more than a decade of experience within the financial services industry, having worked increasingly senior roles within retail, call centre, IT and HR environments.  He now focuses his energy helping a wide range of industries and government bodies prioritize and execute their project objectives through instructor-led training solutions, specializing in project management and workplace communication.

Mar
02

Transportation Planning Foundations {online course}

Start/End Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 6:00 PM - Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:00 PM
District: Ontario

Online. Class times listed are in Pacific Time

Transportation involves the myriad multimodal ways in which goods and people move. In general, transportation planning involves undertaking strategy, analysis, conceptual or schematic design, planning, monitoring, and engagement. This course focuses on the professional practice and process of transportation planning, including a high-level overview of transportation governance in metro Vancouver, and best practices in planning for transit, active transportation, driving and parking, goods movement, and new mobility.

 

Register here

Mar
07

Applied Project Management for Planners - 2022

Start/End Date: Monday, March 7, 2022 9:30 AM - Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:30 AM
District: Ontario

Online workshop

 

Information to join the sessions will be emailed to participants on March, Friday 4 at noon. Please, check your “spam/junk” folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

Join us for this online workshop and learn how to apply key concepts of project management with a variety of hands-on group collaborations using real-world scenarios. This workshop is a continuation of Project Management for Planners, expanding on specific activities and best practices that can be applied when working through the project lifecycle. Although previous participation in the Project Management for Planners workshop is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite.

 

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

  • Manage project changes and shifting priorities
  • Handle interpersonal conflict within project teams
  • Identify and assess project risks
  • Communicate assertively when providing recommendations
  • Save time and delegate project tasks
  • Stay motivated and engaged throughout the project lifecycle
  • Apply project management templates and tools

 

This workshop will involve two 120-minute virtual sessions.

March, Monday 7 (9:30-11:30)

March, Thursday 10 (9:30-11:30)

 

Maximum number of participants, 15. 

 

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants.

 

Course Instructor

Brodie Church is a facilitator and certified training practitioner with a passion for workplace performance and project management. He has more than a decade of experience within the financial services industry, having worked increasingly senior roles within retail, call centre, IT, and HR environments. He now focuses his energy helping a wide range of industries and government bodies prioritize and execute their project objectives through instructor-led training solutions, specializing in project management and workplace communication.

Mar
10

Climate Change Impacts and AdaptationTraining for Professional Planners

Start/End Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:00 AM - Friday, March 25, 2022 12:30 PM
District: Ontario

 

Online course

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), in collaboration with Climate Risk Institute, Risk Sciences International and Dillon Consulting, with funding support from Natural Resource Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program, has developed a suite of climate change training modules for Ontario Planners.

The online training program is a first of its kind in Ontario, bringing together current knowledge informed by the deep experience of practitioners in the field, and supported by an Advisory Committee of academic, municipal, private sector, and Indigenous members.  

 

MODULE 

Date and Time 

Lead Trainers

Module 1: Climate Science and Adaptation 

Part 1: Thursday, Mar. 10th, 2021 
10:00 am -12:30 pm (EDT) 

Part2: Friday, Mar. 11th, 2021 
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (EDT) 

Glenn Milner, P.Eng., MCC., Climate Risk Institute 

Anna Zaytseva, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc., Climate Risk Institute 

Module 2: Climate Policy 

Part 1: Thursday, Mar. 17th, 2021 
10:00 am -12:30 pm (EDT) 

Part 2: Friday, Mar. 18th, 2021 
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (EDT) 

Paul Cobb, B.Eng. Climate Risk Institute 

Megan Gereghty, MCIP, RPP, Climate Risk Institute

Merrilees Willemse, MCIP RPP, Dillon Consulting 

Module 3: Communication and Collaboration 

Part 1: Thursday, Mar. 24th, 2021 
10:00 am -12:30 pm (EDT) 

Part 2: Friday, Mar. 25th, 2021 
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (EDT) 

Zahra Jaffer, RPP., Dillon Consulting

TBD 

 

Module #1 reviews the fundamentals of climate change science and data, impacts in Ontario, risk assessment and adaptation planning. Module #2 covers climate and planning policy, reviewing requirements and opportunities around climate change adaptation. Lastly, Module #3 provides tools and strategies to support communication and collaboration around climate change impacts and adaptation planning.

 

We encourage participants to register for all three modules. Participants will work on an interactive case study that connects in each module, applying new concepts and knowledge throughout the training.

 

Training sessions begin March 10th, 2021. Space is limited! 

 

 

 

Register here.


Mar
21

Introduction to Plain Language for Planners - 2022

Start/End Date: Monday, March 21, 2022 12:00 PM - Monday, March 21, 2022 2:00 PM
District: Ontario

Online workshop.

Information to connect will be emailed to you on March, Friday 18 at noon. Please, check your “spam/junk” folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

Introduction to Plain Language for Planners is designed to provide planners with the tools they need to:

·       Apply Plain Language theory and techniques to improve their reports, plans, studies, memos and other planning documents,

·        Communicate more effectively with other experts and decision makers, and address the disconnect with the general public on influential, complex plans, projects, and programs, and

·       Provide engaging content that generates meaningful input and better outcomes with diverse communities. 

Plain Language is an internationally accepted approach to communicating with a wide range of people, from other subject matter experts to the least-engaged members of the public. It helps to provide information in a way that the reader can find, understand, and use. This course introduces planners to the Plain Language techniques they need to know to prepare top quality documents that have an impact.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have enhanced their professional knowledge and skills to:

·        Understand the value of writing in Plain Language to advance their profession and the communities they serve,

·        Apply the techniques to writing reports, studies, and other documents, and

·        Be able to analyze and evaluate documents to communicate in a more accessible and inclusive manner.

 

Lisa Orchard makes complex ideas clear for diverse audiences. As a technical communication professional with 20+ years of experience writing and editing strategic documents that advance city building projects, she brings a big-picture, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach to her clients in industry, government, and non-profits. With a background in urban and transportation planning, policy and research, and consultation and engagement, she has been involved in many high-profile initiatives that will influence our cities for decades into the future. She launched her firm, Scribe Technical Writers and Editors, in 2019, to bring best practices from the field of technical communications to city building professionals.

 

 

 

Mar
23

Technical Writing & Editing Skills for Planners - 2022

Start/End Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:00 PM
District: Ontario

Online workshop.

Information to connect will be emailed to you on March, Tuesday 22 at noon. Please, check your “spam/junk” folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

Technical Writing and Editing Skills for Planners is designed to introduce planners to the writing and editing principles and best practices involved in communicating their complex planning ideas in studies, plans, and reports – particularly those with a technical component.

·        Introduce the field of technical communication and how it applies to the planning profession,

·        How to improve the readability and clarity of your documents,

·        How to make documents more persuasive and defensible,

·        How to cope with gibberish, jargon, and meaningless phrases,

·        Editing tips to add polish to your documents,

·        The key elements of an in-house style guide to streamline and simplify the development of planning documents, and

·        Share evidence and technical analysis to educate diverse audiences and generate buy-in.

 

Technical writing is fact-based, clear, and direct communication. It helps the complicated behind-the scenes work shine and make sense to non-experts. Even an expert prefers a well-written document that lets them quickly find what they need and use it to advance their complicated technical work! This course introduces planners to techniques and tips they need to prepare accurate, concise, and polished professional documents.

 

By the end of this webinar, planners will have enhanced your professional knowledge and skills, and:

 

· Understand the vaue of technical communication and apply learned techniques in their professional writing,

 

· Share the evidence and analysis that educates diverse audiences and generates buy-in by making it easier for others to understand their work, and

 

· Be able to analyze and evaluate their own professional writing on complex topics.

 

 

Lisa Orchard makes complex ideas clear for diverse audiences. As a technical communication professional with 20+ years of experience writing and editing strategic documents that advance city building projects, she brings a big-picture, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach to her clients in industry, government, and non-profits. With a background in urban and transportation planning, policy and research, and consultation and engagement, she has been involved in many high-profile initiatives that will influence our cities for decades into the future. She launched her firm, Scribe Technical Writers and Editors, in 2019, to bring best practices from the field of technical communications to city building professionals. 

Mar
31

IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers

Start/End Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:00 AM - Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:00 PM
District: Ontario

Online workshop.

Information to connect will be emailed to you on March, Wednesday 30 at noon. Please, check your “spam/junk” folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

The IAP2’s Public Participation for Decision Makers workshop is designed to help integrate effective public participation into a project plan. During the session, we will examine the challenges and benefits of public participation, discuss when to involve the public in an organizational decision, and discuss the importance of balancing public involvement and the decision process.

 

By the end of this workshop, planners will have learned:

      the foundations of Public Participation (P2)

      how P2 can be integrated into the overall project plan

      the costs and benefits of a P2 process and how to get the best value

      the importance of both the decision to be made and the promise to the public about what their involvement means in making that decision when to involve the public in an organizational decision

 

This workshop is well-suited for planners, politicians, project managers, engineers, non-profit organization employees and senior executives and management. This course is not intended for public participation practitioners.

 

 

Instructor Details

Tracey Ehl is an RPP, a Master Certified Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3), Certified Professional Facilitator and is a licensed trainer for IAP2. Tracey has over two decades of professional planning and P2 experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supportable solutions that uphold shared values. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, and community development. Her training approach is rooted in adult education principles, and is highly collaborative, energetic and experiential.




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