IPA-Affiliated Events

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2017 Delaware Institute for Local Government Leaders: The Role of Local Governments in Economic Development
The 2017 Institute will highlight the role of local governments in economic development in Delaware. Featured speakers include Clarence Anthony, CEO & Executive Director, National League of Cities; Cerron Cade, Director, Division of Small Business, Development & Tourism; Troy Mix, AICP
Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware; and Bert Scoglietti
Director, Policy and External Affairs, State Office of Management & Budget.

November 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | The Outlook at the Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman Street, Dover, Delaware | Dover, Del.

Cost: Individual Rate: $65.00 | Organizational Rate (for a group of four): $200.00
Includes continental breakfast and lunch

Registration closed | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: November 2

Planning Your Community’s Future (PLN 101)
“Planning 101” focuses on community planning and land-development matters. Planning and zoning commissioners, board of adjustment members, and others who take part in community planning and land-development matters will also find this course informative.

January 12, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Ed O’Donnell, AICP; Linda Raab, AICP; Max Walton, Esq.; and David Edgell, AICP

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: January 11

Land-Use Law, the Constitution, and Takings (PLN 102)
"Planning 102" focuses on land-use law. It begins with a review of the basic principles governing land-use law. Topics include police power, delegation of authority, nuisances, due process, equal protection, just compensation, vagueness, and vested rights. Participants will then learn about Delaware court decisions affecting local land use.

February 9, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Ed O’Donnell, AICP, and Max Walton, Esq.

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: February 8

Land-Use and Development Administration (PLN 103)
“Planning 103” is primarily a hands-on course designed to build the skills for administering and interpreting landuse regulations. Participants will be introduced to zoning, subdivision, and land-use codes.

March 2, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Linda Raab, AICP, and Ann Marie Townshend, AICP

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: March 1

Basic Mediation Training
During this four-day training, participants will:

  • Develop effective problem-solving techniques that can be applied immediately to all environments.
  • Acquire techniques for dealing with emotions and difficult dynamics.
  • Understand the source of conflict from multiple perspectives.
  • Develop strategies to move from confrontation to collaboration.
  • Enhance their negotiation style and skills.
  • Learn how to resolve disputes before they escalate to litigation.

March 13–14 & 20–21, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Buena Vista Conference Center | New Castle, Del.

Cost: $725
(includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and materials)
Register now | download workshop flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: February 14
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Advanced Land-Use and Development Administration (PLN 203)
Planning 203 is a new hands-on course designed to apply skills discussed in Planning 103 for administering and interpreting land-use (zoning and subdivision) regulations. This course features in-class exercises that will provide an opportunity for participants to analyze and interpret a land-use and development code, to formulate answers to typical land-use administration questions, and to review development plans.

March 23, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Linda Raab, AICP, and Ann Marie Townshend, AICP

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: March 22


Creating a Flood Ready Community (PLN 201)
This popular course returns for the fourth year. “Planning 201” reviews the multiple sources of flood risks to Delaware communities that can be addressed and mitigated through planning, codes, and ordinances. It covers floodplain requirements for municipalities and tools for adapting to flood risk. Sources of funding and technical assistance will also be presented.

May 11, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Danielle Swallow, Greg Williams

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: May 10


Freedom of Information Act and Ethics for Local Officials (LGL 101)
“Local Government Leadership 101” will provide information for all officials dedicated to ensuring open, transparent, and honest government.

June 1, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Max Walton, Esq.; Kyle Evans Gay, Esq.; Deborah Moreau, Esq.

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: May 31