IPA-Affiliated Events

You can register for most of our events online with either a major credit card or online check.

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

Municipal Clerks Certificate Training Program
The Municipal Clerks Certificate Training Program is a 40-hour program consisting of six Friday sessions on March 9, 16, 23, and April 6, 13, 20, 2018. Each session lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kent County Levy Court Building, Room 221, 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

Cost: $475, which includes Graduation Luncheon and morning and afternoon snacks
Scholarships Information available

If you are interested in registering for one of these courses to earn MMC certification credits, contact Fran Fletcher at franf@udel.edu. The list of master's level courses, dates, and descriptions is available here.

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: February 26, 2018

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: $825
(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