IAIAsa Pre-Conference Training - Tuesday 20 August 2019

In order for IAIAsa conference delegates to maximise the benefit of their travel spend IAIAsa facilitates the delivery of pre-conference training courses on the day immediately prior to conference. 

Delegates not attending conference but wishing to attend a one day pre-conference training session only, may do so by selecting the Pre-Conference only option from the Dropdown menu on the registration portal.  

This year four training courses are on offer:

Pre Conference Training Courses   Title  Member Cost  Non-Member Cost 
1 Biodiversity for Sustainable Development 
(Min 10 Delegates)
R 850.00 R1 630.00
2 Integrated Environmental Management: How to make Environmental Assessment more effective 
(Min 10 Delegates)
R2 500.00 R3 280.00
3 Integrating biodiversity into business for the effective management of corporate biodiversity risk and opportunity 
(Min 15 Delegates)
R3 000.00 R3 780.00
4 The EIA Big 5: Alternatives, Independence, Need & desirability, Public Participation, Significance 
(Min 10 Delegates)
R2 500.00 R3 380.00

The training courses will run on Tuesday 20 August 2019 from 08h30 - 17h00 at Klein Kariba, Bela Bela

Please note the following with regard to all courses offered above: 

  • Closing Date for registrations and payment is 19 July 2019
  • Until payment has been received, registration for the training course cannot be confirmed.
  • The cost of the course is inclusive of refreshments, lunch and training materials.
  • Government and other institutions requiring approval to attend are encouraged to download all documents and information and prepare, submit and obtain approvals before registering. 
  • Delegates who request de-registration on or before 19 July 2019 will be entitled to a 50% refund of their course fee. No refunds are possible for de-registrations requested after this date. De-registrations must be submitted in writing to the Conference Organiser, at operations@iaiasa.co.za, in order to receive a refund. A delegate who de-registers may ask the Conference Organiser to transfer their registration to a colleague.
  • The minimum number of delegates required for each course to be financially viable is Course 1 - 10 delegates, Course 2 - 10 delegates, Course 3 - 15 delegates. Course 4 - 10 delegates
  • IAIAsa reserves the right to cancel the course if there are insufficient delegates to make it financially viable.
  • We will inform you by 22 July 2019 if there are sufficient delegates to run the course. In the event that the course of your choice is cancelled you are entitled to a full refund. You may elect to transfer your registration and payment to any other alternative course on offer. 
  • Refunds will be processed after the Conference.
  • Refunds for no shows are not possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for 2019 Conference and Pre-Conference Training all takes place through one registration portal. See Registration Button below


Courses confirmed to run once the minimum number of delgates is reached will be validated for 1 Category 1 CPD point each 


Pre-Conference Training Event 1 - Biodiversity for Sustainable Development Course (Min 10 Delegates)

Learn to improve the way in which criteria to prevent/minimise and offset impacts on biodiversity is applied by staff of regulatory authorities and other environmental management professionals and provide feedback to SANBI on the constraints experienced when mainstreaming biodiversity priorities into EIAs.
This course will provide useful guidance on how to integrate biodiversity information during the pre-application and application review processes as well as how to formulate defensible decisions. Anticipated learning outcomes include an improved understanding of:-
•    The legal framework that allows for biodiversity issues to be consideration as part of EIAs; What biodiversity information should be incorporated into EIAs; 
•    How biodiversity priorities are determined;
•    Why approving development in biodiversity priorities negatively impact on achieving environmental sustainability in the landscape and how to assign significance ratings when considering such developments
•    How to interpret biodiversity specialist input;  
•    What the different impacts on biodiversity are;
•    How to apply alternatives in order to achieve environmental sustainability; 
•    What is considered appropriate mitigation?
•    Crafting a credible and defensible environmental authorisation, which addresses the mitigation hierarchy, with auditable and enforceable conditions

Level:   Intermediate
Pre-requisites for participants:
  • be proficient in English
  • have the necessary skills and qualifications required to do EIAs
  • Have an interest in incorporating biodiversity information into EIAs;
  • Have a desire to improve practice in order to achieve environmental sustainability in the landscape 
Language of delivery: English
Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: 10 - 40 
Cost: IAIAsa Members R850 (VAT inclusive)
Non-Members R1630 (VAT inclusive)
Trainers: Abigail Bahindwa (lead trainer) - SANBI
  Mthobisi Nzimande (lead trainer) - SANBI
  Shonisani Netshishivhe (facilitation support) - SANBI
  Rosina Millicent Masango (facilitation support) - SANBI

Further course information available here.  


Pre-Conference Training Event 2 - Intergrated Environmental Management: How to make Environmental Assessment more effective (Min 10 Delegates)

While environmental assessments continue to conducted in large numbers in South Africa and internationally, there are also a plethora of topic-specific Environmental Assessments (EAs)1 being done as well, such as social impact assessment, health impact assessment, traffic impact assessment, heritage impact assessment. This fact, together with the direct experience of the trainers and feedback from IAIA participants attending international training courses, indicates that the profession is, perhaps, moving away from an integrated approach to environmental management. There may be many reasons for this, but one could be that there are many practitioners (as well as regulatory authorities) who are uncertain as to how integrated impact assessments can be conducted.
The aims of this 1-day course, therefore, are to assist anyone who manages, writes or contributes to an EA to:

  • Understand the concept of Integrated Environmental Management (IEM) and motivate why it is essential to improve the effectiveness of EA and to deliver on the sustainable development goals;
  • Provide guidance on how to manage the EA process to achieve IEM;
  • Provide practical tools to analyse impacts in an holistic manner.
  • The course will combine lectures delivered by the trainers, general discussions and group work.
Level:  Intermediate
Pre-requisites for participants:

Participants need to be proficient in English and have a basic knowledge of and experience in undertaking Environmental Assessments.

Language of delivery: English
Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: 10 - 40 
Cost: IAIAsa Members R2500 (VAT inclusive)
Non-Members R3280 (VAT inclusive)
Trainers: Bryony Walmsley - SAIEA
  Terry Calmeyer - MDT

Further course information available here.  


Pre-Conference Training Event 3 - Integrating biodiversity into business for the effective management of corporate biodiversity risk and opportunity (Min 15 Delegates)


Course Cost 
IAIAsa members  R3000.00
(VAT inclusive)
Non-Members R3780.00 (VAT inclusive) 

Level:   Foundation
Pre-requisites for participants:
  • be proficient in English
  • have the necessary skills and qualifications required to do EIAs
  • Have an interest in incorporating biodiversity information into EIAs;
  • Have a desire to improve practice in order to achieve environmental sustainability in the landscape 
Language of delivery: English
Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: 15 - 40 
Cost: IAIAsa Members R3000 (VAT inclusive)
Non-Members R3780 (VAT inclusive)
Trainers: Shelley Lizzio - Digby Wells Environmental 
  Rudi Greffrath - Digby Wells Environmental  

Further course information available here


Pre-Conference Training Event 4 - The EIA Big 5: Alternatives, Independence, Need & desirability, Public Participation, Significance (Min 10 Delegates)

Stand out from the herd by advancing your EIA skills and knowledge ………..this course has been designed by two highly skilled and experienced practitioners in EIA and environmental law to provide both the legal interpretation and practical application of 5 of what are considered to be the most essential elements of EIAs: alternatives; independence; need & desirability; public participation and significance. Although integral to a successful and legally compliant EIA, these concepts are often not well understood, executed or regulated by EAPs and competent authorities. 
The purpose of the training course is to re-examine these elements in depth and ensure that instead of just replicating what everyone else is doing, we are in fact aligned with the prevailing legislation, case law, and applicable guidelines as well as up-to-date with methodologies and approaches that are considered to be current best practice. 
 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
Pre-requisites for participants:

Some experience in EIA procedures

Language of delivery: English
Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: 10 - 30 
Cost: IAIAsa Members R2500 (VAT inclusive)
Non-Members R3280 (VAT inclusive)
Trainers: Jannice Tooley - JTA Attoneys 
  Sean O' Beirne - SE Solutions 

Further course information available here.  

 


 

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