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Growth Management Workshops

Broward County - Broward MPO

100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 650

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309


Planning Administration Best Practices Series

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Session 1: Re-Forming Your Comprehensive Plan

¨ Evaluating Your Comprehensive Plan

¨ Organizing and Writing Your Comprehensive Plan

8:30 am—Noon

AICP 3 CM Credits

$75 per session




Session 2: Managing Your Land Development Regulations

¨ Organizing and Writing Land Development Regulations

¨ Best Practices for Development Review

12:30 pm—3:30 pm

AICP 3 CM Credits

$75 per session




$125 for BOTH sessions (includes lunch)

3 CCC Elective Credits for attending both

3 CGE Elective Credits for attending both



Growth Management Planning Officials Symposium

Friday, March 23, 2018   8:30 am—3:30 pm      $125 per person (includes lunch)


Florida Association of Counties

  • 6 Core CCC Credits
  • 6 Core CGE Credits
  • 25 Torchbearer Points (ACC Alumni)


  • AICP 6 CM Credits


Friday's Growth Management workshop is designed for elected and appointed officials who make planning and zoning recommendations and decisions, as well as planning staff.

The series covers the laws, principles and practices that have shaped the planning process in Florida. Officials will receive basic instruction about Florida’s planning and growth management system, his/her role and how to do the job more effectively. Peer exchange and discussion are valuable parts of this events.

Topics Include:

  • Planning and Growth Management in Florida
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Constitutional and Legal Foundations for Planning
  • The Community Building Process
  • Decision-making 


Presented by: Gene Boles, FAICP

Mr. Boles is a Senior Fellow of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. His work currently focuses on training, coaching and consultation regarding “best practices” related to comprehensive plans and land development regulations. He has over 45 years of local government experience as a planner, planning director and consultant.

Click here to register for the Growth Management workshops


UPCOMING Ethics, Public Records, and Sunshine Laws:    $75 registration fee

  • June 26, 2018 - Orange County (registration opens in March)
  • November 27, 2018 - Hillsborough County (registration opens in September)
  • Online Ethics Workshop - available all year  (CLICK HERE to register now)

Core Courses

The program content for each core course is designed to cover fundamental information necessary to effectively serve as a county commissioner. To be certified, commissioners must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of core curriculum. Each core course is equivalent to 6 hours of credit. The majority of these programs are offered once a calendar year.


Elective Courses

The following courses develop skills that are important to county commissioners. A maximum of 9 credit hours from these or similar classes may be applied toward the 45 hours required for certification. Each elective course is equivalent to 3 hours of credit. Four elective courses are provided throughout the year. The program topics offered vary from year to year.


Continuing Education Courses

Participation in statewide education and policymaking events is an important part of the CCC curriculum. As such, the following events are CCC accredited. The credit hours for each of these programs vary due to program length. To become certified, commissioners must earn 6 hours of continuing education credits.