Public Policy

pupPol_hero_intFor over 25 years, we have trained a multitude of planning professionals across many disciplines. The practitioners who serve as our instructors and speakers are leaders in their respective fields and continually contribute added value to our training’s with the most updated information. We hope that you will discover a course that is right for you.



Successful CEQA Compliance: A Step-by-Step Approach Seminar 
Thursday & Friday, November 2nd to 3rd,  9:00am – 4:30pm

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) forms the backbone of the state’s system of environmental protection. CEQA requires governmental agencies to evaluate and consider the environmental impacts of a broad variety of projects that they carry out or approve. Thus, CEQA has important ramifications for both public entities and the private sector. CEQA also provides for public involvement, making it an important tool by which citizens and interest groups can participate in government planning and decision-making. This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals of CEQA, with emphasis on the policies, procedures, and practices necessary to make it successful. The workshop is designed for anyone new to CEQA as well as those needing a comprehensive refresher and should be of particular interest to public officials, agency staff, project applicants, attorneys, consultants, and interested citizens.


CEQA Updates: Issues and Trends in 2017 Seminar
Thursday, November 9th,  9:00am – 4:30pm

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a complex and dynamic law that changes from year to year. Keeping abreast of the latest developments is essential for professionals involved in any aspect of environmental impact assessment. This 2017 update features the latest legislative amendments, proposed revisions to the CEQA Guidelines, and court decisions handed down in the past year. The course also includes key issues and trends in CEQA practice at the state and local levels.


32nd Annual Land Use Law & Planning Conference: Updates, Trends & Assessments
Friday, January 19th 2018, 
 8:30am – 5:00pm
Millennium Biltmore Hotel: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

UCLA Extension’s 32nd Annual Land Use Law and Planning Conference is the leading source of information on California land use legislation, case law, and the emerging issues that frame land use and development practices in the nation’s most populous state. This conference offers a unique cross-disciplinary approach that explores the full range of perspectives drawn from the land use planning, legal, development, and environmental communities and demonstrates how these factors influence the day-to-day work of attorneys, planners, public officials, consultants, developers, real estate professionals, and others involved in land use and environmental issues in California.

7 hours of MCLE credit. 7 hours of CM credit for AICP certified planners.