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Planning and Zoning Training Workshops

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Early every year, MAP offers a variety of workshops throughout the state to meet the training needs of community planning officials.  Our highly experienced instructors enable new officials to better understand their roles and responsibilities and reacquaint experienced officials with innovative planning tools and techniques.

We make it easy for you to receive the education and training necessary to keep up with the ever-changing land-use landscape.

Who should consider attending?

  • New planning commissioners and zoning board of appeals members learning roles and responsibilities
  • Experienced planning commissioners and zoning board of appeals members needing a refresher
  • Elected and appointed officials
  • Zoning administrators
  • Staff
  • Emerging planning professionals
  • Planning students (special student-member rate!)
What makes these workshops valuable?
  • All instructors are certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • All attendees receive a supplemental guidebook
  • All workshops include a half-hour break for networking and a light dinner. 
  • MAP's reputation and credibility as a land use leader are widely recognized, assuring the highest quality educational experience.

Regional Registration Brochure NOW AVAILABLE.  Online Registration now open.



March 2, 2017

Planning & Zoning Essentials

Delta Township/Lansing

(Noon-5:30 pm)


March 8, 2017

Planning & Zoning Essentials


(Noon-5:30 pm)


Risk Management


(5:30-9:00 pm)


March 15, 2017

Community Engagement

Oshtemo Township

(5:30-9:00 pm)


March 15, 2017

Site Plan Review

Oakland County

(5:00-9:00 pm)


March 22, 2107

Planning & Zoning Essentials

Traverse City

(Noon-5:30 pm)


March 29, 2017

Advanced Zoning Board of Appeals

Isabella County/Mt. Pleasant

(5:00-8:30 pm)

This page last updated on 1/12/2017.

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