IPA-Affiliated Events

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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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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

Picking Up Speed: Delaware Broadband for Economic Development
Access to broadband infrastructure and service is an important component of what makes a region an attractive place to live, work, and visit. Focused on ongoing efforts in Sussex County, Delaware, this forum aims to 1) highlight broadband initiatives and opportunities for partnership; 2) raise awareness of needs; and 3) build momentum for continued economic development work in southern Delaware.

Presentations and panel discussions will focus on the state of broadband in southern Delaware, initiatives that are enhancing connectivity in the region, and opportunities for pushing forward on broadband initiatives and economic development in southern Delaware. Forum sponsorship provided by Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks & Fibertech Networks.

May 20, 2015 | Carvel Research & Education Center | Georgetown, Del.
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Register now | event flyer | draft agenda | registration deadline: May 13


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

Basic Mediation Training
A four-day training session offered by IPA's Conflict Resolution Program
October 6–7 & 13–14, 2015 | Buena Vista Conference Center | New Castle, Del.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $725* if registered before August 14, 2015, $825* from August 14, 2015 to September 14, 2015
(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.

Registration Opens June 1, 2015 | download workshop flyerPDF icon | registration deadline: September 14