Donald F May MCIP_ RPP

Document Sample
Donald F May MCIP_ RPP Powered By Docstoc
					Donald F. May M.C.I.P., R.P.P.
UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION
Professional History Planning Practice/Principles Employment Opportunities

Professional History
Education
• Bachelor of Applied Arts (Urban Planning) Ryerson University 1973 • Certificate in Public Administration Ryerson University 1973 • Generic Mediation Training – 1993/1994 Law Society of Upper Canada

Professional History
Education
• Continuing Education
Environmental Assessment The Planning Act Land Development Governance

continued…

Environmental Science Land Development Media Training

• OJT
Computers, Facsimile, AutoCad, Email Digital World, i.e. Palm Pilot/Cell Phone/Photos/Video, etc.

Professional History
Professional Associations
•
•

continued…

Canadian Institute of Planners 1976
Ontario Professional Planners Institute
   
District Rep, 1998-2000 Director of Professional Practice and Development 2000-2002 President Elect 2002-2003 Ontario Rep. – CIP Council - Chair Professional Development - PD/CPD National/Affiliate Initiative - First Nations Land Resource Centre (partnership) - China Initiative

•

OPPI President September 2003 to September 2005

Professional History
Other Associations
• Ontario Land Economists 1987  Past Director

continued…

• Ontario Home Builders Association 1987
• Hamilton Halton Home Builders Association 1980’s • Burlington Art Centre, President 1997

Employment
1973 City of Kitchener – Planner, Development Department 1974-75 Polysar Limited – Planner  Development Co-ordination  Asset Management Costain Estates – Development Planner  Development Co-ordination

1976

1977

Barr Associates – Planning Partner  Land Use Planning

Employment continued…
1978-96 Donald May & Associates  May, Pirie, Dakin & Associates  Land Use Planning (Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara) 1997- Present Donald May M.C.I.P., R.P.P.  Strategic Management

 Health Care – Asset Management  Estate Management  Major Tourist Commercial

Planning Practice
• Purpose of Planning
  

Order/Resources Compatibility – Urban/Natural Environment Quality of Life

• Planning Process
    

Science – Interdisciplinary Public Input/Involvement Competing Interests/Consequences Politics – Local/Provincial/Federal/World Protect the Public Interest

Ten Planning Principles
1. Planning is a DYNAMIC Process
 
Good planning is based on good science Implementation process is an art

2.

Planning is Providing for Change
 People resist change  Planners must determine, quantify and visualize
change

3.

Planning is Politics
 Approval authority rests with politicians  Unpopular needs are difficult to implement

Ten Planning Principles continued…
4. Top Down Theory / Bottom Up Practice

required

Good planning provides for needs before
Poor planning reacts to needs once identified (delay)



5.

Existence of OMB is Important
 
elected The ability to appeal requires stakeholders and approval authorities to act responsibly Fundamental objective is to support good decisions

Ten Planning Principles continued…
6. The More Planning Changes / More it Stays the Same
 
New acts / Legislation Fundamentals remain the same  Science  Collaboration (including public)  Competing Interests  Process

Ten Planning Principles continued…
7. Planning is Co-ordination
   
Planner must be a team player Work with experts Respect public role Compromise / mediation

8.

Technology is Important
   
Tools to assist planning Information – effective selection and use GIS Modeling (visual)

Ten Planning Principles continued…
9. Ethics / Reputation are Important
  
No difference between municipal and private Judge me by what I don’t do Strength as a profession

10.

Excellence Comes from Passion
 
Believe you can make a difference Take your responsibility seriously

Employment Opportunities
• Getting a job is a job – Start Today

• CIP/OPPI  Student / Provisional Membership  Networking Opportunities (culture)  Intern Programs – CIP  Scholarships
• Know Yourself  Ask others  Skills – languages  Interest  Aptitude

Employment Opportunities
continued…

• Identify Advantages  Willing to relocate  Aunt in Saskatoon  Family friends – Engineer/Ambassador/Tim Horton’s
franchise

• CV  Format Top 20%  Course / projects • Awareness (Find the Pony)  Newspaper  Professional Networking

Employment Opportunities
continued…

• Network / Network / Network
   
Kiss the frogs to find the princes MAKE CONTACTS DRESS / VERBAL SKILLS INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE

• What the Professional World Expects of YOU

What the Professional World Expects of YOU
• Show interest in everything you do
• Show enthusiasm and good work ethic

• Learn how to get along with every personality type
• Develop good communication skills • Develop and refine good writing skills, especially reports

What the Professional World Expects of YOU
• Develop good telephone manners • Always return phone calls and e-mails, even when busy • Ask if you don’t know – but only ask once, write it down • Be focused on the task at hand • Embrace change

What the Professional World Expects of YOU
• Work hard • Strive for excellence, not perfection • Have FUN with what you do • Understand your employer’s expectations • Keep your promises

What the Professional World Expects of YOU
• Deliver “on time” • Embrace technology • Use tact in dealing with people • Treat people with respect • Be honest

What the Professional World Expects of YOU
• Have a competitive spirit – strive to be your best • Maintain a schedule or calendar • Take good notes at meetings • Plan your professional and personal goals • Maintain balance and perspective between your professional and private life

What the Professional World Expects of YOU
• Be proud of what you do • Participate and remain engaged in meetings

• Understand mission, vision and values
• Listen to your customers…this includes internal customers

What the Professional World Expects of YOU


 

Positive attitudes
Positive attitudes Positive attitudes


				
DOCUMENT INFO