Part of a sector development strategy is in the capacity-building of its current labour force, and the provision of additional support to future sector participants. NEIA facilitates the delivery of professional development seminars and workshops for its members and others within the environmental sector.

These seminars can either be topic or profession specific, and typically involve round-table input from experts representing multiple industry players and the public sector.NEIA also works with its members to develop and facilitate the delivery of specific training programming and opportunities for their staff that cannot be done in-house. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and learn from industry experts and network with professionals who have similar interests.

If you would like to engage NEIA in organizing and professional development seminar that would be of benefit to your firm, organization, or sector segment, please contact us. View below for a list of NEIA’s previous professional development seminars.

Upcoming Professional Development Seminars

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, March 14, 2017

    The next Environmental Managers Roundtable is taking place on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting.

Previous Professional Development Seminars

  • NEIA Engagement Session: Review of the 2012 Changes to the Fisheries Act

    On June 20, 2016, the Government of Canada launched a review of a number of environmental and regulatory processes, including a review of the 2012 changes to the Fisheries Act. The review will focus on restoring lost protections and incorporating modern safeguards to the Fisheries Act. This engagement session, hosted by NEIA, will provide an excellent opportunity for professionals to give their feedback and input on this subject directly to DFO officials.

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, June 24, 2016

    This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting. The agenda is in development, and driven by the participants of the roundtable. NEIA works in a support role for the roundtable to provide for its indicated needs.

  • Fisheries Protection Workshop for Environmental Professionals

    Environmental consultants have an integral role in the implementation of the Fisheries Act both through their representation of their clients, and as a primary screening role of prospective projects for compliance. This workshop on March 16, presented by DFO, will provide an excellent opportunity for all parties to gain a better understanding of new requirements and processes.

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, February 16, 2016

    The next Environmental Managers Roundtable is taking place on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting. This session is reserved for environmental leads and managers only working in the private sector.

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, September 16, 2015

    The next Environmental Managers Roundtable is taking place on Wednesday, September 16th. This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting. This session is reserved for environmental leads and managers only.

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, May 7, 2015

    The next Environmental Managers Roundtable is taking place on Thursday, May 7th. This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting. This session is reserved for environmental leads and managers only.

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, December 2014

    The next Environmental Managers Roundtable is taking place on Tuesday, December 9th. This session will be an opportunity for environmental managers in varying segments of the economy to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share information in a relaxed and informal setting. This session is reserved for environmental leads and managers only.

  • Environmental Chemistry Made Easy for Site Investigation and Remediation

    Newleef registrants can attend this workshop at no extra cost. Space is limited, so indicate your interest early. The workshop explores “A New Perspective on Water, Contaminant Solubility, Sorption, Plume Behavior and Innovative Techniques to Enhance In-situ and Ex-situ Remediation”.

  • Environmental Crisis Communications

    Newleef registrants can attend this workshop at no extra cost. Space is limited, so indicate your interest early. This workshop explores the management of your firm’s communications and messaging in the event of an environmental crisis.

  • Environmental Managers Roundtable, September 2014

    Our roundtable is filling up with managers from various industries. Click the link as more details on this session have been published! Our Environmental Managers Roundtable on Sept. 9th is an opportunity to network, discuss issues of common concern, and share info in a relaxed and informal setting.

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments – Building Block or Stumbling Block?

    An overview and exploration of the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment process. This professional development seminar takes place during the Newleef 2014 conference on October 9th and 10th, and is available to conference registrants on a first-come first-serve basis.

  • NEIA Aboriginal Consultation Roundtable

    Join NEIA for a discussion of Aboriginal Consultation requirements, processes, and recent practice for proposed development projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, from the perspective of environmental firms and practitioners with recent and on-going experience in this field. The panel will include representatives from both the provincial government and industry.

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