Professional pathways and guest lecturing
Keeping up to speed with red-hot planning issues and RMA changes is important. We offer in-house seminars and guidance on a range of planning related topics. We like policy planning a lot and value sharing our knowledge and experience with you. When we help our clients increase their own confidence and capabilities, it makes our day.
Programmes are personalised around what your group wants to learn. Increase subject knowledge with a short seminar. Stay on top of plan reviews with mentoring sessions throughout the process. Write better policy.
A single shot of fresh planning guidance for your team. One topic (your choice), four hours, lots of coffee. Brewed for planners, non-planners, councillors and organisations. Popular topics include:
S32 professional pathways
A series of group discussions and individual mentoring sessions that takes place during your council's ‘live’ plan making process. Discussion topics are tailored to give your team the edge they need. This package reinforces existing skills and gives you the tools to do plan reviews independently in the future. More >
Specific one-on-one help on a project or process to sharpen your planning edge. The topic, structure and meetings are designed to fit your requirements. Plan review strategies and section 32 evaluations are our most popular requests, but feel free to surprise us with something a little different.
The vineyard special
Nothing says team building like getting out of the office! THis is one of our most popular offerings. We host professional development days in Martinborough for councils, organisations and project teams. Join us for a day in the beautiful Wairarapa for presentations (your team and ours), policy debates and field trips. Maybe we'll cycle to lunch at a vineyard. Have some fun and get excited about planning! More>
Presentations and workshops
Stay up to speed with current planning matters and RMA changes. We deliver presentations and workshops around the country on a range of planning-related topics for planning teams, community groups, university students and elected officials.
Some groups are involved in regular resource management processes but don’t have in-house planning expertise to address complex RMA issues. We create guidance material so your team can make effective contributions to RMA decisions. By helping you build capacity in your organisation, you can minimise the need to engage specialists.