IPA-Affiliated Events

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The Housing Demographic Realignment: Solving the Millennial Puzzle in Delaware
Planning 207 will explore changing demographics in Delaware and how they are impacting the housing
market. The course will provide an overview on demographic trends, specifically relating to Millennials and Baby Boomers; DSHA’s 2014 Housing Needs Assessment and affordability issues facing the state; status of Delaware’s housing market and how changing demographics will likely affect demand in different parts of Delaware; and resources like Downtown Development Districts, Complete Communities, and First Map that can help local governments to better address the housing needs in their communities.This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership.

September 29, 2017 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Karen Horton, AICP, Principal Planner, Delaware State Housing Authority; Phil McGinnis, CCIM, GAA, ACoM, ALC, ePRO, Principal and Managing Broker, McGinnis Commercial Real Estate; David Edgell, AICP Principal Planner, Office of State Planning Coordination

Register now | download workshop flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: September 28

Board of Adjustment Issues
The Board of Adjustment is an important quasi-judicial municipal body. This session will provide an
overview of proper composition of the board of adjustment; jurisdiction of the board; proper board procedures for conducting hearings and rendering decisions; use and area variance standards; and an overview of appellate review standards for board actions. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership, and the Delaware Planning Education Program.

October 13, 2017 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Linda Raab, AICP, Senior Land-Use Planner, IPA, University of Delaware; Max Walton, Esq., Partner, Connolly Gallagher, Newark, Del.

Register now | download workshop flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: October 12

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.

October 3–4 & 10–11, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Buena Vista Conference Center | New Castle, Del.

Cost: $825
(includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and materials)

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| download workshop flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: September 5 |
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