IPA-Affiliated Events

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Introduction to Delaware FirstMap: Delaware’s Portal to Geographic Information Systems
Planning 220 is an all-day hands-on training course that will teach municipal officials how to most effectively use Delaware's GIS tool FirstMap via ArcGIS Online. Both FirstMap, a clearinghouse for Delaware state data layers, and ArcGIS Online are free-to-use GIS tools. The course will teach registrants how to sign up for ArcGIS Online and use it to access FirstMap to create maps and map apps. By the end of the day, users will have an understanding of the GIS platform providing a variety of benefits in their daily workflow. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership.

October 24, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Sussex County West Complex Office Building, 22215 Dupont Blvd
Georgetown, DE 19947, 2nd Floor | Georgetown, Del.

Cost: $100 | Instructors: Nicole Minni, GISP, Associate Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration,
University of Delaware; Miriam Pomilio, Principal Planner/GIS Coordination, Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination ;Michael Townshend Senior Software Engineer, Delaware Department of Technology and Information

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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 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

Register now | download event flyerPDF icon | Registration deadline: November 2

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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