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Trying to log your CM credits and can’t remember the title of the workshop you attended?  Check out our list of recently held events below.

Upcoming Events

Leading for Results, A CBI Institute

April 5, 2013  8:00 AM – 3:15 PM
Three Rivers Community College, Norwich

We are all looking for, or to be, leaders who get results.  This session will introduce you to people who are those leaders.  You’ll learn: Consensus building; Leading in a crisis; Building public support; Leading on ethics; and, Facilitation skills, with an interactive session on effective presentation skills. New this year is CBI’s 5 Minute Solution, a brain storming, problem solving session.  Plus a great tour of Downtown Norwich.  This workshop is organized by CBI- Community Builders Institute – and co-sponsored by CCAPA and the Norwich Community Development Corporation.  Click here for more information and to register.  4 CM credits.

The Peril & the Potential: How the New Housing Market Cound Affect Towns, Residents and Revenue

April 11, 2013, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Lyceum, Hartford

A panel will discuss the Spring issue of The Connecticut Economy, a quarterly journal of the UConn Department of Economics, and consider how the new housing market could affect towns, residents and revenue-raising.  Organized by the Partnership for Strong Communities in cooperation with the UConn Deparment of Economics and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.   Click here for more information and to register.  2 CM credits applied for.

CLEAR Land Use Academy Advanced Training

April 20, 2013  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Middlesex County Extension Office

This all-day seminar will cover: Bias, Pre-disposition (predetermination) and Conflicts; Implementing and Enforcing Land Use Decisions (the use of conditions and modifications in land use permitting and the challenges of land use enforcement); and, Running a Meeting and Making a Decision.   Click here for more information and to register.  4.75 CM credits applied for, including 1.5 Law credit.

Bike Walk Summit 2013 Creating Bike-Friendly, Walk-Friendly Places

April 27, 2013  9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Yale University, Linsly-Chittenden Hall

The 2013 Bike Walk Summit will bring together people from all over Connecticut to talk about how to improve bicycling and walking in our state.   Hear the latest biking and walking updates from around the state.  Learn how to navigate the funding maze and get projects built in your community.  Get detailed guidance on making your community or organization officially bicycle or walk friendly.  Network and socialize at our bike/walk tours of New Haven and the Summit Happy Hour.  Click here for details.  No CM credits.

Helping Your Town Grab the TOD Advantage

May 9, 2013 8 AM – noon
Bridgeport City Hall Annex

This workshop will follow up on topics introduced at the April 4th TOD event, both sponsored by the Regional Plan Association, Partnership for Strong Communities, CT Fund for the Environment, and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.  Check here for further details on the program.

Climate Adaptation Training for Coastal Communities

May 14 – 16, 2013
UConn Avery Point, Groton

This intensive and interactive three day training course provides local officials and other interested individuals in coastal communities with the latest information and skills necessary to proactively adapt to the impacts of changing climate. Course modules are taught by NOAA’s Coastal Services Center expert training staff and local partners. You will learn about local climate adaptation efforts from expert practitioners working in Connecticut. Through individual and group discussions, you will apply what you learned in each module to your issues and identify and document the next steps that your organization can take to effectively integrate climate change adaptation strategies into policies, plans and programs.  Space is limited and registration is required by April 26th.  Registration Fee is $20.  Click here for details and to register.  18 CM credits pending.

Recently Held Events

Mixing Uses, Income, Vitality: Case Studies From Neighboring StatesMarch 22, 2013 2 CM credits

Planners’ Lunch: Demographic Analysis, Forecasting and Planning March 1, 2013 2 CM credits

The Capital Region Economy and New Housing in Downtown Hartford: What’s Next? March 6, 2013 1.5 CM credits

IForum – What Makes a Strong Community? Jan. 29th 2 CM credits

Continuing Opportunities

CD-ROM Library The CCAPA is offering a new service to chapter members who need to obtain Certification Maintenance credits: a lending library of training CD-ROM’s produced by and approved for CM’s by the APA. Our library of CD-ROM’s cover a wide range of topics, and new titles will be added every year. Click here for a list of available CD-ROMs and how to check out a CD-ROM.
Land Use Education Partnership Education for land use board members co-sponsored by CCAPA throughout the year at various locations. Click here for details and schedule of events.
APA Audio / Web Conferences Audio/web conferences connect you to panels of experts discussing a variety of topics. Ask your questions of the speakers, and expand upon your experience with a special program website that contains readings, note sheets, and links to useful websites. For upcoming opportunities, see: addition, along with other chapters, CCAPA co-sponsors additional APA Monthly Webcasts.  For more information, including upcoming opportunities, see:
Planning Education at a Distance Planning Education at a Distance (PED) is an Internet based educational tool that provides professionals and government officials with on-line planning related continuing education and for-credit opportunities.
For more information including current course offerings, visit:


APA National Conferences

It’s never too early to plan to attend a future APA National Planning Conference. For more information see:

2013 Chicago April 13-16

For more information please contact
by phone 312.786.6397 or by email.

SNEAPA 2013 – Save the Date October 17-18,2013

Learn from and network with planning professionals across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and surrounding areas at the 2013 Southern New England APA Conference led by the APA‐MA chapter. The conference will take place at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. If you have an interest in helping with the conference, please contact us at

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