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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.

Apr
09

2020 UofT Friends of Planning Spring Social

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:00 PM - Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:00 PM
District: Ontario

Join the University of Toronto Planning Alumni Community at the 24th Annual Friends of Planning Spring Social, to reconnect with friends, faculty and fellow city builders across Toronto and the region to enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres, each others' company and, especially, a keynote address on a contemporary planning and city building topic from a prominent community voice.

Presented by Counterpoint Engineering, this year’s event features a keynote address by Jay Pitter, an award-winning placemaker and author whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres across North America. Jay will share her insights and challenge our thinking in her talk: “Safe In The City: Unpacking the Complex Environmental and Social Dimensions of Urban Safety”.

Doors open at 5:30pm and the keynote will be introduced at 6:30pm.

More information and ticket purchasing is available at www.alumni.utoronto.ca/spring-social. Proceeds from the event help to nurture the growth and professional development of the University of Toronto planning students through conference, field trip & research grants, scholarships and events.

Apr
16

AM202: Managing Assets for a Sustainable Future in our Changing Climate - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:00 AM - Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:00 PM
District: Ontario

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

Join OSPE for a full-day, in person workshop (with a follow-up group teleconference) where we will explore how to integrate climate considerations into your municipality’s asset management activities.

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. Discover how your municipality can take steps to adapt asset management practices to become more resilient to climate change.

Cost: $160+HST (light lunch and refreshments included)

Apr
30

Planner as a Facilitator Course - April 30 & May 1, 2020 - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:30 AM - Friday, May 1, 2020 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

 

Room: TBA

Thank you for signing up for Planner as a Facilitator. 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. 

 

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

Apr
30

AM 202: Managing Assets for a Sustainable Future in our Changing Climate - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Start/End Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:00 AM - Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:00 PM
District: Ontario

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

Join OSPE for a full-day, in person workshop (with a follow-up group teleconference) where we will explore how to integrate climate considerations into your municipality’s asset management activities.
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. Discover how your municipality can take steps to adapt asset management practices to become more resilient to climate change.

Cost: $160+HST (light lunch and refreshments included)

May
10

OACA Conference

Start/End Date: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00 AM - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

Conflict of Interest, What Information can be given without a formal FOI Request?, Provincial Natural Heritage System implications for Minor Variances and Consents, Planning for Climate Change at the local Municipal Level, Social Media – How to Use it to Build your Professional Profile and Public Communication, Zoning By-law Reviews: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Review, Riverfront Community Review, Ask an Expert: Lawyer Edition , Exotic Animals, Process Improvements, Parkland Dedication: How Low Can You Go? , Navigability of Water, E-Filing, How to address public Concerns at a Hearing, Bill 108, Granting a Consent, Making Decisions and Handling Objections and Complaints at the Municipal Level, Importance of Pre-Consultation. 




May
14

Management and Leadership Skills for Professional Planners - May 14, 2020 - CANCELLED

Start/End Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:30 AM - Thursday, May 14, 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 Managing Skills for Professional 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: 

This one-day course 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 course 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

 

 

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. 

 

May
14

Understanding Legislation for Planners Course - May 14, 2020 - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Start/End Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:30 AM - Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

 

Room: TBA

Thank you for signing up for Understanding Legislation for Planners Course. 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.

 

Planning operates within many legislative frameworks which affect planners and their day to day activities. This myriad of legislation can at times produce complex and frustrating issues for planners and organizations when they apply and use the legislation.

 

Understanding Legislation for Planners is a one-day course designed to provide planners with a foundation for working with planning legislation. It is an introductory course to help planners read and draft legislation and covers:

 

Ø    The role of legislation in the planning framework and an    overview of legislation relevant to Ontario planners

Ø    How legislation is enacted and implemented, principles of statutory interpretation

Ø    Jurisdictions and interrelations of planning legislation

Ø    Guidelines for drafting municipal by-laws

Ø    Applying, interpreting and challenging legislation

 

This course focuses on legislation that is applicable to Ontario planners, touching on relevant precedent decisions of the courts and tribunals related to legislative interpretation. Participants are provided with resource materials related to the legislation, relevant readings and case law. In addition, practical examples of drafting techniques arising in land use planning are covered. 

 

Course instructors: Ian Lord and Martin Rendl, RPP

 

May
27

Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium

Start/End Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:30 AM - Friday, May 29, 2020 2:30 PM
District: Ontario

The Alberta Rural Development Network and the Rural Ontario Institute are hosting the 2nd Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium in Guelph, Ontario. The symposium will be held at the Delta Hotel Guelph from May 27-29th 2020, with an additional workshop on May 26th: “Jump Start your Affordable Housing Development”.

 

This 3-day event focuses entirely on how rural and remote communities experience and create solutions to affordable housing and homelessness-related issues. No other national conference focuses specifically on the complexities and strategies required to tackle these issues in rural settings - it really is a unique event with a wide range of attendees. The inaugural symposium in 2018 received tremendously positive feedback, and had over 250 attendees and 30+ sessions and workshops. We look forward to growing it even more this year.

 

The call for presenters is currently open, submission deadline is February 7, 2020 . Presenters whose proposals are selected for the symposium will receive one complimentary symposium registration for the day of their presentation. Submission details and the application form can be found in the link: https://www.crrhh.ca/call-for-presenters

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. 

 




Cancellation Policy for OPPI Events

  • 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


Cancellation Policy for Partnered Events

  • Please contact the partnered organization directly