Career Reality Webinars

APA's Career Reality Webinars offer members practical tips on job search and professional development issues for new and seasoned planners alike.

The no-cost webinars featured here are for APA members only. Paid webinars are open to all. We'll be adding to this list on a regular basis. Do you have a suggestion for a Career Reality webinar? Let us know: careerservices@planning.org.

Webinars will be available for viewing on-demand after the live event has taken place.


Upcoming Webinars

Getting started to get ahead: from interview to first days on the job

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Noon–1:15 p.m. ET

In the session, a planner and a career services professional share their experiences and knowledge to offer emerging professionals and students insights to help make sense of a new workplace.

They will present lessons learned and insights from their work in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. The session will provide tips and recommendations for students, newer professionals just starting out, and those looking to advance in their careers. Q&A with the audience is welcome.

Speakers: Krystyn Kitto, Assistant Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Courtenay D. Mercer, AICP, Principal of Mercer Planning Associates

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The Planning Supervisor's Playbook Series

Making Great Planning Leaders

Jumping into a supervisory role or any level of management is a career goal many people share. While basic management skills are a necessity, there are unique challenges and situations which only a planner will face. 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 are hosting a series of web events to help you navigate the waters of entry-level management to director of your organization.

Take advantage of special pricing and sign up for the series or sign up for individual webinars.

Public Speaking Communication and Leadership

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

1:00–2:15 p.m. ET

CM | 1.25

Team Evaluation and Implementing Change

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1:00–2:15 p.m. ET

CM | 1.25

Managing Multidisciplinary Teams

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

1:00–2:15 p.m. ET

CM | 1.25

Ethics in Practice

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

CM | 1.50 | Ethics

Management Legalities in Practice

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

CM | 1.50 | Law

Measuring Success for Planning Leaders

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

1:00–2:15 p.m. ET

CM | 1.25

Entire Six-Part Series

CM | 5.00

CM | 1.50 | Ethics

CM | 1.50 | Law

Previous Free Webinars

Careers in Food Systems planning

September 14, 2017

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Careers in Planning Beyond Planning

July 20, 2017

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Careers in Transportation Planning

April 7, 2017

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Cosponsored by Transportation Planning Division

Skills and Thrills for Up and Coming Planners

February 1, 2017

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Optimize Your Executive Presence

December 8, 2016

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How to Start a Planning firm

November 22, 2016

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Cosponsored by APA's Private Practice Division

City Manager versus City Planner Skillsets Discussion

August 10, 2016

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Careers In Transportation Planning

June 8, 2016

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Cosponsored by APA's Transportation Planning Division

Compensation and Salary Negotiations

April 13, 2016

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Working Abroad

February 10, 2016

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Cosponsored by APA's International Division

Resume and Portfolio Development

December 9, 2015

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