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 as a Path to Collective Healing and Liberation (2-Part Event)

CM | 3.0

Black-led and centered organizations BlackSpace and Maroon Arts Group will discuss their work transforming communities impacted by racism through addressing discriminatory planning practices; and will guide dialogue about the steps needed to continue disrupting harmful planning practices.

The first session will include an introduction to the liberatory work of BlackSpace and Maroon Arts Group. In the second session, we will continue to dialogue about harmful planning practices, and how these practices can be disrupted with healing and liberatory-centered methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore and discuss the role of the planning field in perpetuating oppressive and racist practices in racialized and minoritized communities
  • Develop a foundational understanding of healing and liberatory-centered methods and the value of shared commitment and application of these practices
  • Begin to understand actionable steps that planners can take to co-create and co-facilitate transformative community change alongside Black-led and centered organizations.

Planning as a Path to Collective Healing and Liberation Presentation

June 1, 2022, 3:30–5:00 p.m. CDT

  • Monica Tibbits-Nutt, AICP
  • Chloé Greene

Planning as a Path to Collective Healing and Liberation Learning Circle

June 29, 2022, 3:30–5:00 p.m. CDT

  • Monica Tibbits-Nutt, AICP
  • Chloé Greene

Free for Everyone

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'SRC Presents' Webinar Series

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.

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.


Career Webinars in Passport

Jumpstart Your Equity Work Partnering with School Planners

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)


Planning Supervisor's Playbook Series, Part I

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.

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