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.


Upcoming Career Reality Webinars


The private practice challenge: going out on your own

Presented by the Private Practice Division

Date and registration coming soon


Planning Supervisor's Playbook Series

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CM | 7.0

(Includes CM | 1.50 | Ethics and CM | 1.50 | Law)

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Previous Free Webinars

Strategies for Successful Salary negotiation

October 23, 2019

Presented by Women and Planning Division

Careers in Food Systems Planning

September 18, 2019

Presented by APA's Food Systems Special Interest Group

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Igniting Joy in Your Career

August 21, 2019

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Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Professional Pathways

May 16, 2018

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Mentoring at APA

April 4, 2018

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Getting Started to Get Ahead: From Interview to First Days on the Job

December 13, 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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