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Join the planning knowledge exchange

Ontario Professional Planners InstituteConference

October 3-5, 2017 | Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Blue Mountain

Join the planning knowledge exchange

Ontario Professional Planners InstituteConference

October 3-5, 2017 | Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Blue Mountain

Join the planning knowledge exchange

Ontario Professional Planners InstituteConference

October 3-5, 2017 | Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Blue Mountain

Wednesday, October 4

7:00am-8:15am

Hike The Mountain

- Pre-Registration Required
Mobile Workshop
8:00am-9:00am

Networking Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am

Morning Greetings & Announements

9:30am-10:30am

Keynote: Building Institutions based on Respect for Indigenous Peoples

10:30am - 11:00am

Refreshment Break

11:00am-5:00pm

Public Engagement with LEGO ®

- located in the PKE
11:00am-12:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Interactive Training: 60 or 120 minute sessions designed to teach specific skills or concepts, and to address specific planning-related issues. These sessions will provide skill development for planners and may incorporate.

Ignite sessions: Fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all! 

Mobile workshops:  On the go learning by bus, bike or on foot.  Pre-registration is required and some may be offered at an additional cost.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Interactive 60

These sessions feature 60 minutes of interactive content.
11:00am-12:00pm

OPPI Planning Issues Strategy Group

11:00am-12:00pm

Designing Effective Engagement: Identifying the Tools and Tactics

11:00am - 12:00pm

Doing it In-House: How to Use Projects to Foster Team-Building, Succession Planning and Knowledge Transfer in Planning Departments

11:00am-12:00pm

How Our Code Stacks Up

11:00am-11:30am

Generational Influence on Internal Change and Service Delivery

11:00am-12:00pm

Get Into Our Dreams; Get Out of Your Car

11:00am - 12:00pm

Communities Of Interest

11:00am - 12:00pm

Ignite Sessions

Ignite sessions are fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all!
11:45am - 12:00pm

IE3: “Phoenix Communities” - Fostering a Disaster-Resilient Model for Community Building

- Student Ignite
Student Ignite
11:00am-11:15am

WET Infrastructure: Building Blue and Green

11:20am-11:35am

Wetlands and Flood Mitigation in Southern Ontario: Natural Resiliency to a Changing Climate

Mobile Workshops

A variety of options will be available - on foot or by bus- some will be an additional cost.
11:00am - 2:00pm

Quarry Tour

- Pre-Registration Required
Hiking Shoes Required, Mobile Workshop
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Networking Lunch

Mobile Workshops

A variety of options will be available - on foot or by bus- some will be an additional cost.
1:00pm-4:00pm

Collingwood Trails Bike Tour

- Pre-Registration is required
1:00pm-4:00pm

Downtown Meaford Heritage Conservation District – A New District Challenged with Balancing the Old With New

- Additional Fee
1:00pm-4:00pm

Planning for Wine

- Additional Fee $40 and Pre-registration required
Mobile Workshop
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Breakout Sessions

A variety of options will be available.

Interactive Training: 60 or 120 minute sessions designed to teach specific skills or concepts, and to address specific planning-related issues. These sessions will provide skill development for planners and may incorporate.

Ignite sessions: Fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all! 

Mobile workshops:  On the go learning by bus, bike or on foot.  Pre-registration is required and some may be offered at an additional cost.

1:15pm - 3:30pm

Interactive 120

These sessions are presented in two 60 minute time slots and they include a 15-30 minute break.
1:15pm-2:15pm, continuing 2:30pm-3:30pm

A Tool You Can Use: Greenspace and Ecohealth Policy Toolkit

1:15pm - 3:30pm, with no break

Rethinking the Highway 26 Gateway in Thornbury

- Design Charette, Pre-Registration Required
Pre-Registration Required
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Interactive 60

These sessions feature 60 minutes of interactive content.
1:15pm-2:15pm

F8: Culture Change Needed: Empowering Tomorrow's Public Sector Leaders

1:15pm-2:15pm

Dear Dilemma: LIVE AND IN PERSON (not your everyday ethics blab-fest)

1:15pm-2:15pm

Leadership: Building Relationships through the Canada 150 Environmental Design Competition

1:15pm-2:15pm

Not Changing What We Do, But How We Do It!

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Revitalizing Wasaga Beach: Bringing Back the Social, Cultural & Economic Heart

1:15pm-2:15pm

The Latest Models and So Much More…! An Ontario Climate Change Primer

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Ignite Sessions

Ignite sessions are fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all!
1:55pm - 2:10pm

Coaching and Communications Skills

- Ignite
1:35pm - 1:50pm

Developing People for Their Current Level of Competency

- Ignite
1:15pm - 1:30pm

What Type of Leader Are You?

- Ignite
2:15pm - 2:30pm

Stretch Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions

A variety of options are available

Interactive Training: 60 or 120 minute sessions designed to teach specific skills or concepts, and to address specific planning-related issues. These sessions will provide skill development for planners and may incorporate.

Ignite sessions: Fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all! 

Mobile workshops:  On the go learning by bus, bike or on foot.  Pre-registration is required and some may be offered at an additional cost.

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Interactive 120

These sessions are presented in two 60 minute time slots and they include a 15-30 minute break.
2:30pm-3:30pm, continuing 4:00pm-5:00pm

Facilitation in Action

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Interactive 60

These sessions feature 60 minutes of interactive content.
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Building Accessible Communities: What Planners Need to Know

2:30pm-3:30pm

How to Hire and Manage Consultants

2:30pm-3:30pm

Measuring Farmland Loss in Ontario: Quantifying Change to Plan for the Future

2:30pm-3:30pm

Strategies in Conflict Mitigation and Consensus Building - Indigenous Community Perspectives

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Ignite Sessions

Ignite sessions are fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all!
2:30pm-2:45pm

Can Planners Adapt to Climate Change Policy and Energy Planning?

- Student Ignite
Student Ignite
3:10pm-3:25pm

Community Improvement Plans & Infrastructure

- Ignite
2:30pm-3:00pm

Digital seals and signatures coming to Ontario soon. What could it mean for Ontario Planners? Find out by attending.

- 30-minute session
2:50pm-3:05pm

The Changing Rural Economy Around On-Farm Businesses

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Policy Implementation Tools for Healthier Urban Environments

Student Ignite
3:15pm-3:30pm

Urban Intensification & Cycling - Are They Compatible? For Who?

Student Ignite
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Refreshment Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Breakout Sessions

A variety of options will be available

Interactive Training: 60 or 120 minute sessions designed to teach specific skills or concepts, and to address specific planning-related issues. These sessions will provide skill development for planners and may incorporate.

Ignite sessions: Fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all! 

Mobile workshops:  On the go learning by bus, bike or on foot.  Pre-registration is required and some may be offered at an additional cost.

4:00m - 5:00pm

Interactive 60

These sessions feature 60 minutes of interactive content.
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Indigenous Place Making as an Agent of Reconciliation

4:00pm-5:00pm

Places to Grow Implementation Fund 2016/17: Highlighted Projects

4:00pm-5:00pm

Starting a Mentorship Program at Your Own Office

4:00pm-5:00pm

Using ‘Living’ Green Infrastructure to Build a Resilient Community - The Wellington County ‘Green Legacy’ Story

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Ignite Sessions

Ignite sessions are fifteen minute, rapid-fire presentations with 5 minutes for questions at the end. These come in groupings of 2 or 3. Stay for one session or stay for all!
4:40pm-4:55pm

Europe is Ditching Green Roof Policy. Why Aren't We?

- Student Ignite
Student Ignite
4:20pm - 4:35pm

How to Become a Mentor and Sponsor and Give Back to Your Profession

- Ignite
4:00pm - 4:15pm

Indigenous Involvement in Environmental Planning in Southern Ontario: Ontario’s Greenbelt Plan

- Student Ignite
Student Ignite
4:00pm-4:15pm

OPPI Student Case Competition Champions

- Student Ignite Session
Student Ignite Session
4:40pm - 4:55pm

RPP Certification Process – Discover Your Professional Journey

- Ignite
4:20pm - 4:35pm

Using Satellite Imagery in ArcGIS to Measure Development, Urbanization, and Environmental Features

- Student Ignite
Student Ignite
5:45pm - 9:30pm

Celebrating RPP Networking Dinner & Annual General Meeting

- OPPI members and invited guests welcome