IPA-Affiliated Events

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

Board of Adjustment Issues - Virtual Seminar (“Planning 206”)
a workshop on two DVDs with supplementary data CD
Available for sale now! - $50

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Planning Your Community’s Future ("Planning 101")
This course will provide valuable information for all officials who take part in community planning and land-development matters. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership and the Delaware Planning Education Program.

Jan. 16, 2015 | Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $50

Register now
| event flyer | registration deadline: January 12

Land-Use Law and Regulation ("Planning 102")
This course focuses on land-use law. Topics include basic principles governing land-use law, delegation of authority, due process, just compensation, and vested rights. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership and the Delaware Planning Education Program.

February 13, 2015 | Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $50

Register now | event flyer | registration deadline: February 9

Municipal Clerks Certificate Training Program
This 40-hour program consisting of six Friday sessions. Participation in this training over a three-year cycle satisfies the International Institute of Municipal Clerks's educational requirements for the Certified Municipal Clerk designation.

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, and April 10, 2015 | Kent County Levy Court Building | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $475

Register now | event page | registration deadline: February 18

Understanding & Marketing Your Local Economy ("Planning 212")
This new course focuses on gathering, analyzing, packaging, and reporting local economic data. 
The course will review key data sources, techniques for accessing and analyzing economic data, and approaches to sharing data with stakeholders such as elected officials, future residents, and site selectors. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership and the Delaware Planning Education Program.

February 20, 2015 | Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $50

Register now | event flyer | registration deadline: February 16


Land-Use and Development Administration ("Planning 103")
This is primarily a hands-on course designed to build the skills for administering and interpreting land-use regulations. Participants will be introduced to zoning, subdivision, and land-use codes. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership and the Delaware Planning Education Program.

March 13, 2015 | Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $50

Register now
| event flyer | registration deadline: March 9

Basic Mediation Training
A four-day training session offered by IPA's Conflict Resolution Program
April 22–23 & 29–30, 2015 | Buena Vista Conference Center | New Castle, Del.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Delaware Conflict Resolution Network members receive a $100 discount for this event. Call 302-831-8158 to register if you are a DCRN member.

Register now | download workshop flyerPDF icon | registration deadline: April 1


Board of Adjustment Issues ("Planning 206")
The Board of Adjustment is an important quasi-judicial municipal body. This session will provide an overview of proper board composition; proper board procedures for conducting hearings and rendering decisions; 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.

May 15, 2015 | Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $50

Register now | event flyer | registration deadline: May 11


Creating a Flood Ready Community ("Planning 201")
This course 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. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership and the Delaware Planning Education Program.

June 12, 2015 | Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $50

Register now | event flyer | registration deadline: June 8