Available Training

Available Training
As we prepare our schedule for training opportunities, we want to hear what you are interested in.  Do you want to attend a Planned Unit Development training session or would you rather learn what your role and duty is as a planning or zoning board member?  These are just some examples of training that can be conducted.  Please contact the Planning Department at either (585) 815-7901 or to let us know what training you think is necessary.

Creating Thriving Communities: from Vision to Reality
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Genesee Community College
7:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

A Workshop for Professionals and Community Members
led by Esther Greenhouse

Join us to learn how to use design to decrease dependence on services and enable people of all ages to thrive! Nationally recognized expert Esther Greenhouse will deliver an engaging and informative presentation on design + planning; aging services; government policy; housing & development

A breakout session follows, where you will explore how to apply the Enabling Design Approach to benefit your community. At the end of this event, you will have a powerful perspective as well as resources to apply to development projects, to address policy barriers and levers, and to apply for funding. CEU’s will be available at this event.

RSVP to:
Donna Becker (585) 815-8501

**Local training opportunity – 2.5 hrs**


Monroe County Fall 2019
Land Use
Decision-Making Training Program

Time: All workshops are from 4:30 to 9:00 PM
w/ check-in at 4:00 PM and dinner around 6:00 PM

Cost: Each session costs $40 per workshop and includes 4 hours of training and dinner.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Lodge 1, Braddock Bay Park, Greece, NY we are hosting Managing Regulatory Challenges for Resilient Management for the Great Lakes.  This training will focus on the CEHA Permit Program, Floodplain Management, Basic Land Use Tools for Resiliency, Model Local Laws to Increase Resiliency, Coastal Shoreline Protection Measures, Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs, and more.

Monday, October 28, 2019 at MCC’s Brighton Campus we are hosting Transportation Fundamentals. This training will focus on the policy, planning, and legal framework that impacts surface transportation in New York State. Case Studies and local examples will be used to explain both basic and advanced transportation issues and project development. 

For more information, descriptions of each training, and to register online or with the paper form, visit: 

Please contact Pat Gooch ( or
Kim Hudson ( with questions

2019 Livingston CountyGiant Hogweed/MAM/Spotted Lanternfly Training Workshop
October 29, 2019
Watershed Education Center
5828 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY

**9-credit pesticide certification for qualified participants.  
Workshop is not limited to pesticide applicators/licensees or to Livingston County.  

Please register by Friday, October 25to: or (585) 721-6170

Fall 2019 Regional Local Government Workshop
Friday, November 15, 2019
Quality Inn & Suites,
8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020
For information and registration please visit or contact David Zorn at Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council at or 585-454-0190 x14.
Sessions include: Planning Board Overview; Zoning Board of Appeals Overview; Aging in Place; Comprehensive Planning; Renewable Energy Zoning and Local Law Panel; Energy Resiliency and Security (Battery Storage + Microgrids); Clean Energy Upgrades and Audits; State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable Discussions; “Open Government” in New York – Navigating Open Meetings Law and Freedom of Information Law; Using Model Local Laws to Increase Resilience; and 2020 Census Benefits Your Community.
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
50 West Main Street, Suite 8107
Rochester, New York 14614


Please refer to the Land Use Training Network Calendar for additional training opportunities.