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Courses & Events

RPPs gather and analyze information from all sides of an issue in order to inform the better path towards inspired communities. Maintaining and increasing knowledge in today’s rapidly changing world is imperative to gaining a 360 degree perspective on the issues of our time.

OPPI offers a dynamic package of educational opportunities aimed at helping members make informed and unbiased recommendations in the process of change and choice. Courses offered increase knowledge, skills or professional performance standards and members can access them through a variety of formats: in-class, online, through webinars and in the workplace. Self-guided learning allows members to learn at their own pace and convenience while continuing to fill their demanding roles as professional planners.

The Workplace Continuing Education Program allows organizations to provide on-site continuing education opportunities and enables them to take advantage of the savings that can be realized by managing the delivery themselves.

Explore the Calendar of Events to see when and where the below programs and events are offered, costs and cancellation policy. Registration forms are available for individual courses.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Join us for this one-day course and learn to apply key concepts of project management in a variety of hands-on group activities with a real-world scenario. It is important to note that this course is a continuation of Project Management for Planners course. It is not a more advanced course on project management.
 
At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the key concepts of project planning
  • Create a project charter
  • Relate specific concepts required for development a project plan
  • Determine project risks and possible management techniques
  • Use a variety of project management templates and tools

Although previous participation in the Project Management for Planners course is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite.

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event.

If you are an individual interested in taking the in-class course check the Calendar of Events for details.

If you are an employer interested in offering this course in the workplace Continuing Education course details are here.

This one-day course is for the professional planner who are in a leadership role, a partner in a private firm, or managing others. You will have the opportunity to practice techniques and develop skills to both manage and lead others effectively. All practice activities are conducted in small groups.
 
At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the responsibilities of a manager and leader
  • Apply methods of communication to drive trust
  • Apply methods of performance management in your professional life
  • Understand some fundamentals of human resources

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event.

If you are an individual interested in taking the in-class course check the Calendar of Events for details.

If you are an employer interested in offering this course in the workplace Continuing Education course details are here.

This two-day course provides training in effective facilitation methods and techniques to lead groups, guide discussions, analyze problems and achieve a consensus within groups. The course is designed to be interactive and offers participants the theory and methods to:

  • Facilitate any group more effectively and confidently
  • Make meetings more productive
  • Focus a diverse group's energy on common goals
  • Lead discussion on sensitive issues and problems
  • Create a sense of teamwork
  • Maximize productivity
  • Analyze and solve problems

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event.

If you are an individual interested in taking the in-class course check the Calendar of Events for details.

If you are an employer interested in offering this course in the workplace Continuing Education course details are here.

Join us for this one-day course that will help you understand the importance of effective project management in ensuring the success of your project. You will come away with the basic knowledge and skills in managing various sized projects in all areas of urban and rural community development, urban design, environment, transportation, health and social services, housing and economic development.
 
At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of having project planning skills
  • Identify and define various project management related terms
  • Brainstorm the requirements for a project plan
  • Identify project risks
  • Use project management templates and tools

OPPI wants you to go green! Please note that OPPI does not provide printed resources for course registrants. Instead, you will be provided with digital resources approximately two weeks before the commencement of the course and are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with you on the day of the event.

If you are an individual interested in taking the in-class course check the Calendar of Events for details.

If you are an employer interested in offering this course in the workplace Continuing Education course details are here.