Two day SIA Training Workshop 17-18 May 2010

Experienced social assessment professionals Nick Taylor and James Baines from Taylor Baines and Associates will lead a two-day training workshop in social assessment in Tauranga on 17-18 May 2010. The venue is The Tauranga on the Waterfront.

Participants will learn about the potential for social assessment to support good policy development and resource management practice. They will understand the basic components of social assessment as well as the principles of good practice; and thereby be able to recognise what to expect of social assessments commissioned in support of policy development, or submitted by project proponents in support of resource consent applications.

Purpose of the Workshop

The training workshop will make participants aware of the range of policy and project applications for social assessment, and how this mode of assessment is particularly relevant in the contexts of the Local Government Amendment Act 2002 and the Resource Management Act 1991. This purpose will be achieved by covering social assessment theory, process and techniques, applying these to relevant case studies, and discussion of the participants' experiences.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop will be useful to those in central, regional and local government, infrastructure agencies, private-sector developers, social service agencies, researchers and consultants, lawyers and academia.

Training Workshop Outline

Workshop Flier

Workshop Registration Form

Course fees

Earlybird registration - $860 + GST
Full registration - $960 + GST

Cancellation Policy

If a registrant wishes to cancel, the following refunds will apply:

Cancellation by 31 March Full fee paid
Cancellation 1-30 April Fee paid less 15%
Cancellation from 1 May Fee paid less 40%

If Taylor Baines cancel or postpone the workshop for any reason, either:

Taylor Baines reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum registrations are not achieved.

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