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Hosting a Course in the Workplace

The Workplace Continuing Education Program provides ease of access to valuable and required Continuous Professional Learning for Registered Professional Planners.

All of the courses currently offered by OPPI can be delivered in the workplace. For hosting details specific to each, please see the course information below.

Information Sheet

1. What does the course cover?

Content can be customized to meet specific needs in consultation with the instructor, however the overall objective of the program is to provide professional planners with the basic knowledge and skills in managing various sized projects through the introduction and practical application of the common project management tools.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key concepts of project planning
  • Create a project charter
  • Relate specific concepts required for developing a project plan
  • Identify project risks
  • Use project management templates and tools.
  • As part of the group, create a project plan based on the provided case study

2. Who do I contact to make the arrangements?

Administrative arrangements for the course are made through OPPI. Contact Maria Go, 416-483-1873 ext. 2315. Scheduling arrangements are made directly with the Pathways Training & e-Learning, who facilitates this course on behalf of OPPI.

3. How much does it cost?

OPPI will invoice your office $175 per registrant for the one time use of the materials. Each registrant receives access to a digital workbook containing course materials, and other resources as provided by the instructor. Those attending also receive a digital certificate via email from OPPI, confirming their participation in the course. Please note that OPPI does not provide printed versions of either the course workbooks or certificates.

The instructor will invoice your office $1,600 as the instruction fee plus associated expenses such as travel and accommodation if applicable.

HST is extra on all the above amounts.

The maximum size for this course is 20 persons.

4. What are the responsibilities of the workplace provider?

The workplace is responsible for the following:

  • Suitable venue;
  • All refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch if applicable;
  • Screen and PowerPoint projector;
  • Designating a contact person.
  • Network (wifi) access

At least two weeks before the day of the course, the contact person will provide OPPI with a list of persons attending. OPPI will prepare digital certificates to be distributed after completion of the course. 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.

Applied Project Management Agenda

Welcome & Introductions 9:00 AM
Review of Project Manager Requirements (Skills & Role Responsibilities) 9:20 AM
Review of Common Terms 9:50 AM
Project Lifecycle 10:00 AM
Break 10:15 AM
Managing Multiple Projects—Best Practices 10:30 AM
Preparing for Project Start 10:45
Project Management Tools Review 11:00 AM
Case Study Review & Preparation 11:45 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Project Charter Development & Review 12: 30PM
Scope Management Plan Development & Review 1:30 PM
Break 2:30 PM
Risk Management Plan Development & Review 2:45 PM
Review & Wrap-up 3:45 PM
Program End 4:00 PM

Information Sheet

1. What does the course cover?


Content can be customized to meet specific needs in consultation with the instructor, however the overall objective of the program is to provide professional planners with the basic knowledge and skills to help inspire commitment and leadership in their teams and those they work with, and to work effectively in teams as you work together towards personal improvement and team success. This program is ideal for new managers and those looking to hone their leadership and managing skills.  The program can also be customized to focus on common “problem” areas for some Managers, such as performance management, managing difficult conversations, working with strong personalities and strategies for getting the best out of your team.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the responsibilities of a manager.
  • Apply methods of communication to drive trust.
  • Identify methods to manage teams from across generations.
  • Apply methods of performance management in their professional lives.
  • Understand some fundamentals of human resources.

2. Who do I contact to make the arrangements?

Administrative arrangements for the course are made through OPPI. Contact Maria Go, 416-483-1873 ext. 2315. Scheduling arrangements are made directly with the Pathways Training & e-Learning, who facilitates this course on behalf of OPPI.

3. How much does it cost?

OPPI will invoice your office $175 per registrant for the one time use of the materials. Each registrant receives access to a digital workbook containing course materials, and other resources as provided by the instructor. Those attending also receive a digital certificate via email from OPPI, confirming their participation in the course. Please note that OPPI does not provide printed versions of either the course workbooks or certificates.

The instructor will invoice your office $1,600 as the instruction fee plus associated expenses such as travel and accommodation if applicable.

HST is extra on all the above amounts.

The maximum size for this course is 20 persons.

4. What are the responsibilities of the workplace provider?

The workplace is responsible for the following:

  • Suitable venue;
  • All refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch if applicable;
  • Screen and PowerPoint projector;
  • Designating a contact person.
  • Network (wifi) access

At least two weeks before the day of the course, the contact person will provide OPPI with a list of persons attending. OPPI will prepare digital certificates to be distributed after completion of the course. 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.

Managing Skills for Professional Planners Agenda

Welcome & Introductions, Summary of Experience 9:00 AM
Determining your Leadership Style 9:30 AM
Manager Skills Review 9:45 AM
Break 10:30 AM
Responsibilities of a Manager 10:45 AM
Communication to Drive Trust 11:15 AM
Best Practices for Difficult Conversations Part I 11:45 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Best Practices for Difficult Conversations Part II—Case Study Review and Application 12:30 PM
Managing Across the Generations 1:00 PM
Performance Management Review 1:30 PM
Break 2:00 PM
Determining Core Commentaries for your Team 2:15 PM
Performance Review Application 2:30 PM
HR Fundamentals 3:00 PM
Discrimination Case Study Review 3:15 PM
Program Wrap-Up 3:45 PM
Program End 4:00 PM

Information Sheet

OPPI can deliver the Planner as a Facilitator Course in your workplace. This information sheet provides specifics for the delivery of the course in the workplace.

1. What does the course cover?

The course outline is provided overleaf. Content can be customized to meet specific needs in consultation with the instructor.

2. Who do I contact to make the arrangements?

Administrative arrangements for the course are made through OPPI. Contact Maria Go, 416-483-1873 ext. 2315. Scheduling arrangements are made directly with the instructor, Brian Benn, 613-217-7261

3. How much does it cost?

OPPI will invoice your office $175 per registrant for the one time use of the materials. Each registrant receives access to a digital workbook containing course materials, and other resources as provided by the instructor. Those attending also receive a digital certificate via email from OPPI, confirming their participation in the course. Please note that OPPI does not provide printed versions of either the course workbooks or certificates.

The instructor will invoice your office $1,600 per day as the instruction fee plus associated expenses such as travel and accommodation if applicable.

HST is extra on all the above amounts.

The maximum size for this course is 16 persons.

4. What are the responsibilities of the workplace provider?

The workplace is responsible for the following:

  • Suitable training venue (one large room for day one plus a second smaller break-out room for day two);
  • All refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch if applicable;
  • Screen and PowerPoint projector;
  • Two flipchart stands (with firm back board) and flipchart paper;
  • Assorted flipchart markers and two rolls of masking tape;
  • Designating a contact person.

At least two weeks before the day of the course, the contact person will provide OPPI with a list of persons attending. OPPI will prepare digital certificates to be distributed after completion of the course. 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 need any additional information, contact Maria Go or Brian Benn.

Planner as Facilitation Workshop Agenda

Day One

8:30 am Check-in & Breakfast Refreshments
9:00 am Welcome, Introductions, Overview of the Workshop Objectives, and Agenda
9:05 am Getting-Acquainted Exercise
9:25 am Facilitation Method #1: Interview Matrix Process & Debrief of Method
10:40 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am Facilitation Roles, Attributes and Core Values – Foundational Theory
11:30 am Understanding Group Development Theory and the Role of the Facilitator
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Community Engagement Spectrum – Linking Session Design to Desired Level of Engagement
1:30 pm Designing Community Engagement Sessions: Planning for Effective Public Participation Sessions
2:15 pm Facilitation Method #2: Affinity Clustering (AC)
2:45 pm Refreshment Break
3:00 pm Preparing for Day Two: Co-Facilitation Practice Sessions
3:55 pm Facilitation Method #3: Nominal Group Technique (NGT)
4:25 pm Day One Review and Day Two Preview
4:30 pm Day One Complete

Day Two

8:30 am Breakfast Refreshments
9:00 am Welcome back, Reflections on Day One and Preview of Day Two
9:10 am Facilitation Method #4: World Café (WC).
9:40 am Facilitation Practice Sessions - Prep Time for Co-facilitation Teams
10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am Facilitator Communication Practices
11:15 am Facilitation Practice Sessions on Case Studies #1
12:00 am Lunch
1:00 pm Facilitation Practice Sessions on Case Studies #2-4
3:45 pm Wrap-up Discussion: Participants Panel
4:15 pm Closing Reflections and Workshop Evaluation
4:30 pm Workshop complete.

Information Sheet

1. What does the course cover?

Content can be customized to meet specific needs in consultation with the instructor, however the overall objective of the program is to provide professional planners with the basic knowledge and skills in managing various sized projects through the introduction and practical application of the common project management tools.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the importance of having project planning skills
  • Identify and define various project management related terms
  • Brainstorm the requirements for a project plan
  • Review common project management tools
  • Identify project risks
  • Use project management templates and tools. 
  • Review strategies for selecting team members

2. Who do I contact to make the arrangements?

Administrative arrangements for the course are made through OPPI. Contact Maria Go, 416-483-1873 ext. 2315. Scheduling arrangements are made directly with the Pathways Training & e-Learning, who facilitates this course on behalf of OPPI.

3. How much does it cost?

OPPI will invoice your office $175 per registrant for the one time use of the materials. Each registrant receives access to a digital workbook containing course materials, and other resources as provided by the instructor. Those attending also receive a digital certificate via email from OPPI, confirming their participation in the course. Please note that OPPI does not provide printed versions of either the course workbooks or certificates.

The instructor will invoice your office $1,600 as the instruction fee plus associated expenses such as travel and accommodation if applicable.

HST is extra on all the above amounts.

The maximum size for this course is 20 persons.

4. What are the responsibilities of the workplace provider?

The workplace is responsible for the following:

  • Suitable venue;
  • All refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch if applicable;
  • Screen and PowerPoint projector;
  • Designating a contact person.
  • Network (wifi) access

At least two weeks before the day of the course, the contact person will provide OPPI with a list of persons attending. OPPI will prepare digital certificates to be distributed after completion of the course. 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.

Project Management for Planners Agenda

Welcome & Introductions 9:00 AM
Project Manager Skills 9:20 AM
Role of the Project Manager 9:40 AM
Review of Common Terms 10:00 AM
Break 10:15 AM
Project Lifecycle 10:30 AM
Project Management Tools Introduction 11:00 AM
Project Charter 11:15 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Scope Management Plan 12:30 PM
Risk Management Plan 1:00 PM
Work Breakdown Structure 1:30 PM
Break 2:00 PM
Closure Report 2:15 PM
Selecting Team Members 2:24 PM
Practical Application 3:00 PM
Review & Wrap-up 3:30 PM
Program End 4:00 PM

Information Sheet

OPPI can deliver the Understanding Legislation in your workplace. This information sheet provides specifics for the delivery of the course in the workplace.

1. What does the course cover?

The course outline is provided overleaf. Content can be customized to meet specific needs in consultation with the instructors, Martin Rendl, MCIP, RPP and Ian Lord of WeirFoulds LLP.

2. Who do I contact to make the arrangements?

Administrative arrangements for the course are made through OPPI. Contact Maria Go, 416-483-1873 ext. 2315. Scheduling arrangements are made directly with the instructor Martin Rendl, RPP.

3. How much does it cost?

OPPI will invoice your office $175 per registrant for the one time use of the materials. Each registrant receives access to a digital workbook containing course materials, and other resources as provided by the instructor. Those attending also receive a digital certificate via email from OPPI, confirming their participation in the course. Please note that OPPI does not provide printed versions of either the course workbooks or certificates.

Each instructor will invoice your office $1,600 as the instruction fee (combined total $3,200) plus associated expenses such as travel and accommodation if applicable.

HST is extra on all the above amounts.

The maximum size for this course is 16 persons.

4. What are the responsibilities of the workplace provider?

The workplace is responsible for the following:

  • Suitable venue;
  • All refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch if applicable;
  • Screen and PowerPoint projector;
  • Designating a contact person.

At least two weeks before the day of the course, the contact person will provide OPPI with a list of persons attending. OPPI will prepare digital certificates to be distributed after completion of the course. 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 need any additional information, contact Maria Go or Martin Rendl.

Understanding Legislation

Program

8:45 am Introduction
9:00 am Legislative Framework
Rules of the Road in Understanding Legislation
10:30 am Morning Break
10:45 am Province Wide Legislation
Local/Regional Legislation
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Guidelines for Drafting Municipal By-laws
Applying, Interpreting, and Challenging Legislation
2:45 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Ontario Municipal Board
3:30 pm Wrap Up