Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Opportunities 


NYS DOS Webinars https://dos.ny.gov/events?f%5B0%5D=filter_term%3A2716

Wed. Jan 11, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Planning Board Overview

Wed. Jan 18, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Zoning Board of Appeals Overview


4th Thursday 2023 Monthly Municipal Boot Camp Program presented by MRB Group and Hancock and Estabrook

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5013248983683015766

Thurs. January 26, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm The Basics of Running a Meeting, 

Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm The Roles of Planning and Zoning Board in Development Process

Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Managing Development of Solar Projects

Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm State Environmental Quality Review- SEQR

Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Financing Your Future

Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Specialized Zoning Tools

Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Local Regulation of Cannabis

Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Transforming Former Industrial Properties  

Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Preventing Sexual Harassment

Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 6 to 7 pm Case Studies – good and bad of 2022


NYS DOS On-Demand Training

 Click Here  NYS DOS On-Demand Trainingto access on-demand training available on the NYSDOS  website. The courses are 1-2 hours each.  You may chose to complete a final quiz on each topic.  Print the quiz to provide documentation of course completion.  You will need to disable your browser's pop up blocker to access links in the training.

 New York Planning Federation  trainings are free if your municipality is a member.  

Call or e-mail with membership number or to pay and participate as a non-member. 518-512-5270 or email nypf@nypf.org 

Recorded Webinars

THE ESSENTIALS OF PLANNING AND ZONING

Introduction to Planning, Zoning and Land Use

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Preparing a Comprehensive Plan

Understanding and Applying SEQRA (NY State Environmental Quality Review Act)

The What, Why, and How of Site Plan Review

Common Mistakes and Mishaps in Site Plan Review

MEETING PROCESS AND COMMUNITCATION

Enhancing Transparency Effectiveness in Planning Proceedings

Innovations and Best Practices for Planning/Zoning Boards

Engaging Diverse Communities and Dealing with Difficult People

Working with Elected Officials and Understanding Everyone’s Role in Planning

The Open Meetings Law for Zoning and Planning Boards, Part 2

Working with Developers to Foster Investment in the Community

Communication, the Media and Social Media

Open Government and Planning and Zoning Decision Making

The NY Conference of Mayors also offers virtual and recorded webinars for member villages and cities https://www.nycom.org/training/webinars

NYSCOM Recorded webinars 

ACCESSING FEDERAL FUNDING FROM FEMA (recorded 7-29-20) | Speakers: Robert T. Kennedy, Mayor of the Village of Freeport and NYCOM President; J. Andrew Martin, CFM, Public Assistance Section Chief, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; Janet Plarr, Village Administrator, Village of Blasdell; and Donna Lyudmer, Village of Saltaire

ADOPTING LOCAL LAWS AND CONDUCTING REFERENDA | (recorded 6-24-21) | Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel

ARPA FUNDING: OVERVIEW OF ALLOWABLE USES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS (recorded 8-3-21) | Speakers: Peter Baynes, NYCOM Executive Director and Barbara VanEpps, NYCOM Deputy Executive Director

CELL TOWERS AND WIRELESS REGULATIONS AND A CASE LAW UPDATE (recorded 12-15-20) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel

CONDUCT MEETINGS NOW AND DOWN THE ROAD: NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF MEETINGS AND HEARINGS AS COVID NUMBERS DROP (recorded 3-18-21) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel; John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel

ETHICS FOR ZBA AND PLANNING BOARD PROCEEDINGS (recorded 12-9-21) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

FAIR HOUSING CONSIDERATIONS FOR MUNICIPALITIES (recorded 12-16-21) | Speakers: Charles Grieco, Bond, Schoeneck & King; Moderator: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

GRANTS TRAIN IS AT THE STATION: GET READY FOR THE RIDE AHEAD! | (recorded 5-6-21) | Speaker: Jim Thatcher, Manager, Community Development, C.T. Male Associates

LAWYERS AND ETHICS FOR ZBAS AND PLANNING BOARDS (recorded 12-10-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

NEW YORK’S MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS? | (recorded 4-15-21) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel; John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel; Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel

PLANNING AND ZONING HOT TOPICS AND CASE LAW UPDATE (recorded 12-14-21) | Speakers: Terry Rice, Partner, Law Office of Terry Rice; Moderator: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

REGULATING CANNABIS OPERATIONS (recorded 12-7-21) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel; Corey Auerbach, Barclay Damon, LLP

SOLAR PANELS, LARGE SCALE ENERGY GENERATION SITING, AND LOCAL ZONING (recorded 12-17-20) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counse