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Kawartha Conservation is offering three unique programs in January, February, March and April through our Innovation Hub.

February 6 (1 day course)

Project Management for the Practitioner

This highly-interactive workshop will enable participants to understand foundational project management techniques and will allow the attendees to apply the tools and templates that will be introduced in this learning event. Case studies, exercises and discussions will be industry-based, therefore, professionals who work in the public sectors such as municipalities and townships, and the private sectors such as engineering, and other organizations which support infrastructure, technology and natural resources, will be able to immediately use the content that will be introduced in this workshop. Participants in this course will also have the opportunity to customize their templates and tools and use these in their jobs right away.

Learn More Here: Course Outline

Register Here

March 9 - 13 (5 day course)

Ontario Building Code (OBC) - Part 8 On-Site Sewage Systems 2012 (Exam Prep)

This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of 10,000 litres per day or less. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6.

This course is designed for on-site sewage system inspectors, designers and supervisors of on-site sewage systems wishing to challenge Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) qualification examinations. On-site sewage system inspectors, must have successfully passed the required MMAH examinations and be registered to be employed in the permit approval or inspection of sewage systems. Designers and supervisors must also have successfully passed the Ministry examination and registered be qualified to do design work for permit submissions or be a supervisor for the construction of on-site sewage systems.

$849 per person plus HST - lunch and refreshments included

Learn More Here: Course Outline

Register Here

March 25 (1 Hour Webinar)

Preparing for your PMI Application for PMP Certification

Register for this FREE short webinar that will cover the application requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP certification as per the Project Management Institute.

Register Here

April 9 (1 day course)

Tips & Techniques: Leading Successful Meetings

Do you lead meetings where people simple show up, don’t engage, and when they walk away, they have taken little or no accountability for moving towards next steps? If you are looking to impact behaviours of those who attend your meetings and want them to take action, you will benefit from the techniques shared in this workshop. We will give you a framework to use for designing and delivering meetings that are purposeful and results-oriented. Knowing your role and those of others, including what to do before, during and after a meeting, will allow you to create an environment that fosters shared responsibility of all team members - to action measurable deliverables resulting from the meeting. Lunch and Refreshments Included.

Cost: $449 per person plus HST - lunch and refreshments included.

Register Here

April 21 (1 Hour Conference Call)

Ask the Experts about the PMI Application

This one hour conference call is a follow up to the March 25 webinar. Candidates who have any questions about he lengthy PMI-PMP Application will have the opportunity to discuss any questions on this call.

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April 21 & 22 (2 day course)

Introduction to River Ice Engineering

River ice causes prevalent problems in Canada and will be addressed in this course.  Breakup and subsequent ice jams cause significant damage in some areas.  This course will provide an introduction to river ice engineering and is tailored to an audience of non-specialist professionals.

From the formation of ice covers to breakup and ice jams, this course will illustrate the river ice processes and identify common problems associated with these processes through case studies.

Ideally suited to professionals involved in the management of river ice engineering projects, including; Water Resource Engineers & Specialists, River Engineers, Environmental Specialists, Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Technologist & Technicians and Engineering Consultants.

Register Here:

September 10 (1 day course)

Project Management for the Practitioner

This highly-interactive workshop will enable participants to understand foundational project management techniques and will allow the attendees to apply the tools and templates that will be introduced in this learning event. Case studies, exercises and discussions will be industry-based, therefore, professionals who work in the public sectors such as municipalities and townships, and the private sectors such as engineering, and other organizations which support infrastructure, technology and natural resources, will be able to immediately use the content that will be introduced in this workshop. Participants in this course will also have the opportunity to customize their templates and tools and use these in their jobs right away.

Learn More Here: Course Outline

Register Here

September 17

Soils Evaluation

The objective of this course is twofold. Firstly, introduce the learner to information currently not  taught or known, but will be required to be known in the future and, secondly, cover the current soil requirements needed to meet the criteria required for onsite wastewater design.

The morning will be spent in the classroom and the afternoon will be in the field.

Participants, working in pairs, will describe a minimum of two soil profiles in the field. From the field data, the loading rate from the Tyler table will be determined.

There will be a great deal of material covered and all participants are expected to participate fully throughout the course. Credit will not be given to anyone who does not participate (Lunch Included).

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September 23

Presentation Skills for Technical Topics

Preparing, designing and delivering effective presentations is a challenge, even more so if the content is of a technical nature. Learn techniques and strategies that will help you communicate better and achieve the results you need. In this workshop, you will deliver one short talk and one longer presentation on a work-related topic of your choosing.

Keep in mind that this workshop is designed for participants to explore and learn new techniques in a safe, non-threatening environment.

$550 per person + HST

To learn more or register contact Nancy Aspden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 218.

October 15-16 & 20-21 (4-day course)

Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep

This course is unique in that it walks you through the project processes from beginning to end, just as projects are performed in practice. This program is meant to prepare participants to successfully pass the Project Management Institute’s vigorous Project Management Professional (PMP) 6th Edition Certification Exam.

$1,450 per person + HST

To learn more or register contact Nancy Aspden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 218.

October 27

Preparing Your PMI Application for PMP Certification (Webinar)

This short webinar will cover the application requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification as per the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the PMI’s process in becoming a PMP
• Understand the difference between PMP and CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification
• Complete the online PMI application for PMP certification
• Become familiar with the formal education contact hours needed for the application process
• Track the required work hours needed for the application

Pre-Requisites: NONE

Who Should Attend?
Anyone wishing to become a PMP.

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October 29

Leadership for New Managers

Making the transition from independent contributor to Manager of people is one of the most significant transitions in your career. Up to now you have trusted primarily your technical and interpersonal skills to be successful. Since you are entering your first management position, you must already have some natural leadership skills. All this will continue to serve you well.

This program will introduce you the technical Human Resource skills you need to be a People Manager in today’s employment environment as well as prepare you to develop your leadership style and the positive influence you can have on your team to keep them engaged and productive.

$499 per person + HST

To learn more or register contact Nancy Aspden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 218.

November 2

Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 8 (Exam Prep)

This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of 10,000 litres per day or less. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6. This course is an introduction to the principles of on-site sewage systems and includes the following topics:

  • Requirements under the Building Code Act (BCA) as related to sewage systems
  • Site evaluations, test pits and percolation times (T-times
  • System characteristics and daily design flows
  • Design and construction of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sewage systems
  • Inspection and review of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sewage systems
  • Operation and maintenance minimum requirements for existing systems, and
  • Occupational Health and Safety as related to sewage system inspection or enforcement

$849 per person + HST

To learn more or register contact Nancy Aspden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 218.