Education & Training
THANKS TO OUR Principal EDUCATION
sponsors FOR 2018:
PMPEI Community Planning Course This Fall
TCRPC will offer a Community Planning course in October in partnership with the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI).
The course will take place 6 to 9:30 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays, October 9, 16 & 23, at the Swatara Township Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111. Cost to attend is $35.
The course teaches planning commissioners, local officials and others how to carry out their responsibilities under the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Participants learn where planning fits in the framework of local government, how planning commissioners relate to the governing body, zoning hearing board and zoning officer.
Topics include basic knowledge of the MPC, comprehensive planning, plan implementation (including zoning, subdivision and land development regulations), the official map, and how effective planning commissions work together.
Multi-municipal planning and implementing planning agreements is emphasized. The course is designed for new and experienced planners and officials.
Continuing education credits are available for realtors, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, UCC officials and lawyers who attend the course.
NOTE: Attendance at all three sessions is required for completion of the course.
Co-sponsored by the American Planning Association's PA Chapter, Central Section.
Lunch & Learn Events
As part of our efforts to implement the 2040 Regional Growth Management Plan, TCRPC is continuing to expand the Lunch & Learn program.
We’re also adding new locations to give you more options to attend (see below).
These FREE webinars usually happen twice each month on Wednesdays, starting at 12 p.m. and running for 75 to 90 minutes. We offer Certification Maintenance credits for some sessions, providing a convenient way for you to stay current with your continuing education requirements.
As always, we’re hosting live webinars covering land use topics presented by Penn State Extension -- many of them identified in the RGMP.
Be sure to check the schedule below for details, and for the new, convenient locations we've added.
NOTE: NO NEED TO REGISTER -- JUST SHOW UP!
Wed 8/15, 12-1:15 PM
"THE CHANGING STORMWATER LANDSCAPE: ARE WE CREATING ACTUAL SOLUTIONS OR EXPENSIVE DREAMS?"
Stormwater from land development can have adverse effects on a municipality’s infrastructure. This live Penn State Extension webinar will review flooding types, regulatory changes, green infrastructure practices, low impact development methods and controlling runoff. 1.25 CM credits available. Location: Swatara Twp. Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg 17111.
Wed 9/19, 12-1:15 PM
"ADDRESSING NOISE IN PA COMMUNITIES & NEIGHBORHOODS"
Noise can cause serious health issues and undermine quality of life. Municipalities have the ability to address noise issues and can even be liable if it’s not controlled. This live Penn State Extension webinar covers background, scientific research and “nuisance” ordinances. 1.25 CM credits available. Location: East Shore Library, Room A (downstairs), 4501 Ethel St., Harrisburg 17109.
Wed 10/17 , 12-1:15 PM
"ECONOMIC PROFILES & ASSESSMENTS"
Businesses market themselves for success and so can municipalities. Using your community’s demographics, statistics, economic indicators and “story” as a planning tool can attract prospective businesses. This live Penn State Extension webinar will explain how. 1.25 CM credits available. Location: Swatara Twp. Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg 17111.
Wed 11/14 , 12-1:15 PM
"PROPERTY LAW ISSUES INVOLVING PUBLIC RIGHTS, OPEN SPACE & ACCESS TO PRIVATE LANDS"
Public resources are sometimes privately owned. Landowners, planners and officials need to understand the laws that cover the overlap of private property and the public’s right to use it. This live Penn State Extension webinar will cover them. 1.25 CM credits available. Location: East Shore Library, Room B (downstairs), 4501 Ethel St., Harrisburg 17109.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR PAID SEMINARS:
NOTE: Lunch & Learn events are free.
Cancellations must be made at least seven days before a seminar. If a cancellation is made at least seven days before a seminar, a credit will be issued toward a future seminar (good for one year). No refunds or credits are issued for registrants who fail to cancel less than one week prior to a seminar. If TCRPC cancels a seminar, registrants may request either a refund or a credit toward another seminar.
OTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING RESOURCES
Tri-County Regional Market Trends & Land-Use Implications:
This online presentation by Todd J. Poole, managing principal of 4ward Planning, covers the Tri-County Region's current and projected demographic and real estate market trends. It touches on trends in population, households, education, consumer spending, labor and industry, and real estate.
- American Planning Association Pa. Chapter Resource Library
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Webinars & Resources
- FEMA Emergency Management Institute Training Programs
- National Highway Institute Training (web-based training for transportation planning)
- Penn State Extension Economic & Community Development Courses
- U.S. Department of Transportation Leadership Academy