Who should attend
Aimed at professionals in the areas of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Students range from development officers, planning technicians, land use, environmental, and community planners, to resources managers, government officials, consultants, developers, lawyers, zoning administrators, administrators in smaller municipalities, and others involved in planning processes. Especially suited for planners or planning professionals who are looking at management career advancement, have additional supervision responsibilities, or are in a municipal administrator role.
About the course
Addresses common issues affecting individuals who transition into, or considering, roles which involve administering and coordinating municipal land use planning activities. It is intended to provide students with a practical understanding of planning administration function and its municipal context, how planning administration differs from land use planning, and the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the planning administration role.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the similarities and differences between the role of a municipal planning administrator and the role of a land use planner.
- Recognize the similarities and differences between the role of a municipal planning administrator and a more standard management role.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the institutional context, the important network of internal and external relationships, and the expectations within which municipal planning administrators operate.
- Recognize the challenges posed by the content and process requirements for effective land use planning, especially in medium-sized and smaller municipalities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the approaches normally used by municipalities (particularly those that are medium-sized and smaller) to respond to the challenges they face in carrying out their land use planning responsibilities.
- Apply the theory, concepts, knowledge, and skills needed to be effective in the municipal planning administration role related to land use planning projects.
- Conduct an effective self-assessment of your knowledge and skills in relation to your planning administration role and responsibilities, for example by identifying specific areas where knowledge and/or skills must be acquired or enhanced to improve your personal effectiveness in this role, and developing practical professional development strategies to acquire or enhance the additional knowledge and/or skills identified.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.