Career Development Webinars
APA's Career Center offers planners a variety of webinars and workshops with practical tips on job search, career paths, and professional development issues for new and seasoned planners alike.
Planning Supervisor's Playbook
CM | 4.5
The follow-up to the popular Planning Supervisors' Playbook Series, Part 1, Part 2 includes 3 interactive live sessions that go deeper into key managerial skills. Starting with the first session on honing communication skills in a telecommuting and hybrid world. In the second session examine biases to create a more inclusive workplace and in the final session consider new approaches to motivation and performance evaluations. The topics are tailored to those currently in supervisory positions or established in the profession of planning.
Member Price: $90.00 per learner
Nonmember: $180.00 per learner
This series explores the overlap between urban planning and its adjacent professions. Hosted by APA's Student Representative Council, these webinars feature change-makers in architecture, civil engineering, environmental studies, and political science to discuss how they apply planning principles in their fields, and where they believe future opportunities lie.
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The event is intended to expose planning students, and emerging planners, to the roles held by higher-level academics as well as see the applications for a PhD in planning and planning-adjacent fields. The presenters will offer future resources to pursue, and ideas to engage with for those curious about the type of opportunities for advanced degrees in planning.
Topics of conversation to include personal assessment on pursuing higher education goals, financial considerations, career pathways and sharing of personal experiences.
Previous 'SRC Presents' Webinars
Intersections: Civil Engineering and Planning
The session explores the education, skills, experiences, and current context of civil engineering and planning, as well as ethics, regulations, finances, and critical decision points for working together effectively.
Intersections: Architecture and Planning
This session delves into the critical decision drivers in each field and how to effectively collaborate. Topics include advice for emerging professionals on working in the field, education, skills, ethics, and the current context of architecture and planning.
Intersections: Environmental Science
The session explores the history, education, skills, and experiences, of planners working in environmental justice and justice-centered climate solutions. Discussion on how communities are finding ways to align environmental justice and planning with a look at the Green Recovery Agenda for the city of Chicago.
Folded Map Project (Tonika Johnson)
An Urban Planner's Advice for Making Equity Your Focus, Carlton Eley, MSURP
Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government, Susan T Gooden
Career Webinars in Passport
CM | 1.5
CM | 1.0 | Equity
This course aims to link school planning with the work of local government planners by providing greater insight, tools, and techniques into collaborating on school and traditional planning. Our panel of experts will provide tangible examples of how to improve outcomes for students and communities, as well as present career opportunities available in school planning.
Presented in partnership with APA's Public Schools Interest Group (PSIG)
CM | 5.0
CM | 1.5 | Ethics
CM | 1.5 | Law
From the structure of your organization to the goals and vision of your community, we are mediators, negotiators, problem solvers, counselors, and even referees. To help serve as a guide and as a platform to start the conversation, we have curated a six-part series course that will help you navigate the waters of entry-level management to director of your organization.