Expressions of Interest Invited - March 2017

Membership of Executive Committees - Expressions of Interest Due by 31 st March

 The Institute’s Constitution provides for 8 Executive Committees, each made up of members of the Institute’s Council and the wider membership. The Committees normally meet at least every two months or as otherwise required, with as much work as possible done electronically.

The Committee structure offers enhanced opportunities to get involved in your Institute and profession. Sitting on an IPI Committee puts you at the heart of developments in your profession and allows you to meet and work with a range of interesting people working across planning in Ireland. It is also considered part of a member's CPD.

Vacancies on a number of committees may arise in the coming months so we are now inviting members to express their interest in sitting on the various committees which are described below. A panel will be formed from those interested and vacancies on the committees filled as they arise.

If you are interested in participating in any of the Committees or have any queries please call Seán on +353 (0)1 8788630 or email s.oleary@ipi.ie by Friday 31st March indicating which committee(s) may be of interest to you.

 Executive Committees Overview

The Finance and General Purposes Committee considers and advises Council on the financial affairs of the Institute and is also responsible for a number of key initiatives such as the marketing and branding and commercial arrangements.

The Membership and Professional Practice Committee considers and advises Council on membership applications and the rules and regulations on general membership policy, it investigates matters of professional conduct and delivers the membership Recruitment and Retention Strategy.

The Technical & Education Committee considers and advises Council on matters such as CPD policy, implementation and monitoring of the Education Guidelines, accreditation of planning courses, and public education and awareness.

The Private Practice Committee considers and advises Council on matters relating to planning and professional planners operating in Private Practice. It is also responsible for some CPD programmes.

The Public Sector Committee considers and advises Council on matters relating to planning and professional planners operating in the Public Sector. It is also responsible for some CPD programmes.

The Policy and Research Committee considers and advises Council on policy papers and submissions by the Institute in response to public consultation requests from external organisations. The Committee is responsible for matters such as developing guidance and proposing external funding opportunities to Council.

The Young Planners Committee considers and advises Council on matters such as the Young Planners Network and graduate recruitment and skills.

The Branches Committee considers and advises Council on matters relating to the organisation and operation of the Branches of the Institute.

For more on the committees and their operation and work see the 2016 Annual Report.

Irish Planning Institute’s representation on Dublin City Council’s Planning & Property Development Strategic Policy Committee

Expressions of Interest Due by 10th April

The Institute currently has a representative on Dublin City Council’s Planning & Property Development Strategic Policy Committee (SPC). The Institute is now inviting expressions of interest from Corporate and Fellow members in representing the Institute and planning profession on the SPC. Any IPI nominee will be subject to Dublin City Council’s approval procedures.

The statutory basis for SPCs is set out in Section 48 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by Section 41 of the Local Government Act 2014. In essence the purpose of a SPC is to:

i) assist the council in the formulation, development and review of policy;

ii) reflect the major functions or services of a local authority;

iii) reflect to the size, membership and administrative resources of a local authority; and

iv) have one third of its membership drawn from sectors relevant to the SPC work.

The SPC meets quarterly. The Institute’s representative will be required to discuss upcoming agenda matters with the Institute and report after each meeting.

Those who express their interest will be subject to a shortlisting and selection process overseen by the Institute’s Council. To express your interest send your CV and a short cover letter outlining your interest and suitability to Seán O’Leary at s.oleary@ipi.ie by Monday 10th April.

2018 and 2019 Annual Conference Venues 

Expressions of Interest Due by 28th April

Each April the Institute holds its flagship two day conference in a location around Ireland. We are now inviting members/groups of members, branches or local authorities to express their interest in hosting the 2018 and 2019 conferences.

Considerations include transport options and accessibility, costs, availability of hotel rooms and town/city centre venue(s), availability of local case study/tour examples and the available package of local support. Conference venues should be able to accommodate 300+ delegates at the conference and its gala dinner.

Previous venues include:

2017 – Westport

2016 – Athlone

2015 – Cork

2014 – Limerick

2013 – Belfast

2012 – Kilkenny

2011 - Galway

If you wish to express your interest in bringing the conference to your location or wish to discuss the requirements further please email s.oleary@ipi.ie or call +353 (0)1 8788630. Expressions of Interest are required by Friday 28th April.