APPI Council Highlights
APPI Council met on Saturday prior to the annual conference in Jasper and discussed the progress we’ve been making in a number of areas. One of these is to reach out to APPI members with regular updates about what Council does. Our objectives are to reveal the mechanisms of Council governance, demonstrate some of the activities we pursue on APPI members’ behalf, and build a broader and more solid understanding of the roles and values of planning.
Apart from the regular business of administration and governance, we covered the following topics:
• Communications – We are developing a formal strategy for internal (APPI members) and external (government agencies, private sector, general public) audiences, with an estimated completion date of March 2017. The strategy will put form to some of Council’s ongoing priority activities, such as creating informative brochures, writing news releases and meeting with government officials on a variety of issues.
• Regulation – We are exploring the potential to review and update the Professional Planner Regulation with the Government of Alberta. The designation of “RPP” is crucial to planners and to APPI’s mandate, and must be reflected properly in the legislation that gives APPI its authority and powers.
• Budget – Council discussed APPI’s financial state and concluded that we’re in a healthy and positive position with respect to investments and reserves, so we took the opportunity to direct some funds to the priorities identified at our strategic planning retreat in May. Examples include professional development programming, continuing professional learning and the biannual planners’ salary survey in 2017.
Do you have any questions, comments or ideas? Please contact the APPI office via email [email protected]