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Making Good Decisions

WSP Environmental Training Centre delivers the “Making Good Decisions (MGD) Programme” on behalf of the Ministry for the Environment. The purpose of MGD is to help councillors, community board members, and independent commissioners make better decisions under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). It provides RMA decision-makers with the skills needed to run fair and effective hearings, and to make informed decisions.

The programme covers three courses:

Foundation – this course is intended for Councillors, Council officials, industry professionals and iwi groups to obtain certification to sit as an accredited member of a Hearings Panel.
Recertification for Panel members – this course is intended for existing certified panel members who wish to recertify before the expiration of their certificate.
Recertification for Panel Chairs – this course is intended for commissioners who are already experienced Chairs or who would like to develop skills as Chairs.

Foundation

Making Good Decisions - Foundation Course 2020

2 Days

$2,198.00 excl. GST

The aim of the Foundation course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to guide them through the ethical, legal and practical requirements of decision making under Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).

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Panel Recertification

Making Good Decisions - Panel Recertification Course 2020

One Day

$1,304.00 excl. GST

The aim of the Panel Recertification course is to share knowledge and experiences gained since attendance of prior course and to ensure your knowledge is up to date with legislative changes and case law decisions. Also to help further develop the range of complex skills required to be a successful Panel member.

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Making Good Decisions - Panel Recertification Interactive Online

One Day

$1,304.00 excl. GST

The Panel Recertification course now has the option of an Interactive online course with a mix of online activities and live zoom sessions throughout the day you have registered for. The aim of the course is to share knowledge and experiences gained since attendance of a prior course and to ensure your knowledge is up to date with legislative changes and case law decisions. Also to help further develop the range of complex skills required to be a successful Panel member.

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Making Good Decisions - Foundation Course 2020

2 Days

$2,198.00 excl. GST

The aim of the Foundation course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to guide them through the ethical, legal and practical requirements of decision making under Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).

More information

Making Good Decisions - Panel Recertification Course 2020

One Day

$1,304.00 excl. GST

The aim of the Panel Recertification course is to share knowledge and experiences gained since attendance of prior course and to ensure your knowledge is up to date with legislative changes and case law decisions. Also to help further develop the range of complex skills required to be a successful Panel member.

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Making Good Decisions - Chair Certification and Recertification Course 2020

One Day

$1,618.00 excl. GST

The aim of the Chair Recertification course is to enable Chairs whose certification expires to gain re-certification and for potential new Chairs to gain endorsement. Develop the skills and behaviours required of a Chair, also share your experiences and gain knowledge from other Chairs.

More information

Making Good Decisions - Panel Recertification Interactive Online

One Day

$1,304.00 excl. GST

The Panel Recertification course now has the option of an Interactive online course with a mix of online activities and live zoom sessions throughout the day you have registered for. The aim of the course is to share knowledge and experiences gained since attendance of a prior course and to ensure your knowledge is up to date with legislative changes and case law decisions. Also to help further develop the range of complex skills required to be a successful Panel member.

More information

Making Good Decisions - Chair Certification Interactive Online

One Day

$1,618.00 excl. GST

The Chair Certification and Recertification course is now available to be completed online with a mix of online activities and live zoom sessions on the day you have registered for. The aim of the course is to enable Chairs whose certification expires to gain re-certification and for potential new Chairs to gain endorsement, develop the skills and behaviours required of a Chair and to share your experiences and gain knowledge from other Chairs.

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Chair Recertification

Making Good Decisions - Chair Certification and Recertification Course 2020

One Day

$1,618.00 excl. GST

The aim of the Chair Recertification course is to enable Chairs whose certification expires to gain re-certification and for potential new Chairs to gain endorsement. Develop the skills and behaviours required of a Chair, also share your experiences and gain knowledge from other Chairs.

More information

Making Good Decisions - Chair Certification Interactive Online

One Day

$1,618.00 excl. GST

The Chair Certification and Recertification course is now available to be completed online with a mix of online activities and live zoom sessions on the day you have registered for. The aim of the course is to enable Chairs whose certification expires to gain re-certification and for potential new Chairs to gain endorsement, develop the skills and behaviours required of a Chair and to share your experiences and gain knowledge from other Chairs.

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