A one-day short course and hands-on workshop on the principles and practice of community involvement-based planning. Course participants are elligible for 6 AICP CM credits. In addition to professional planners, the course is also open to administrators and managers, planning board members, and elected officials-- to encourage lively discussions and many perspectives. Seating is limited to 40 spaces and the course fee is $28.00.
This short course is designed to address the following:
• How to focus limited staff and board resources on critical issues, thereby expanding the reach of the planning program.
• How to employ principled negotiation in public processes to achieve specific objectives.
• How to remove the public official from the whipping boy role and into a role of respect and trust.
• How to make it easier for appointed and elected officials to support the outcome of a plan or project.
• How to reduce eleventh hour changes by special interests and adoption cycles which would otherwise drag on for months.
• How to increase understanding and consensus among elected officials, appointed officials, steering committee members, planners, and citizens--efficiently and effectively.
• How to design the plan and the process to position the plan for implementation.
For more information contact: Andrea Kozloski, Andreak@bcdcog.com or Kathryn Basha, email@example.com.
Andrea Kozloski, Special Assistant to the Director