IPA-Affiliated Events

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for Local Officials
“Local Government Leadership 101” will provide information for all officials dedicated to ensuring open,
transparent, and honest government. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive review of the most significant provisions in the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, along with examples of how certain FOIA issues have been addressed or resolved by local officials. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership.

June 16, 2017 | 9 a.m. to noon | University of Delaware Paradee Center | Dover, Del.
Cost: $50 | Instructors: Max Walton, Esq., Partner, Connolly Gallagher

Register now | download workshop flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: June 15

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

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: $725*
(includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and materials)
*late registration fee applies of $825

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