Services - Training
The Planning & Zoning Center at MSU provides a variety of training services. PZC staff regularly provide training on a variety of topics for local, regional and statewide audiences, and can provide training on a specific topic for one community (or a group of communities). Examples of recent training programs include:
- The new Michigan Zoning Enabling Act training for nearly 2,000 local officials and others in 15 locations around the state in May-June 2006.
- Training on the new Michigan Planning Enabling Act and amendments to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act for nearly 2,000 local officials in Spring 2008.
- "Filling the Gaps." The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Association of Planning sponsored training on how communities can protect the environment and sensitive natural resources (wetlands, environmental areas, sand dunes, high risk erosion areas, floodplains, inland lakes and streams, natural rivers and soil erosion and sedimentation). This program was conducted for several hundred local officials in five locations around the state in September 2006.
- The Michigan Department of Transportation's Access Management Guidelines training was conducted in 2006 at three locations in Michigan between April and September.
- Training for facilitators to help communities with the new Michigan Smart Growth Readiness Assessment Tool (a new online tool for communities to assess the extent to which they are growing smart, and the extent to which their Master Plans and Zoning Ordinances enable them to grow smart) was provided to the MSU Extension Land Use Area of Expertise Team and to consultants in early 2007.
- Training with others at LPI in conjunction with the Michigan Townships Association on the New Economy in Spring and Fall 2008.
- The only Michigan Zoning Administrator Certificate training program. Eight modules, three hours each, to 56 persons in Spring 2009.