NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference

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Come to the Career Zone and invest in your future. Find resources, interactive activities, and sessions to support your job search and career development no matter where you are in your planning career.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 9 a.m.
#9108629
Saturday, May 6 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Hall 1A19 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Career Zone
NPC Topic: Career Development

Book a one on one session for resume review.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9110050
Saturday, May 6 | 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Don Draper was a master of the pitch - from selling Lucky cigarettes to Kodak’s carousel. In today’s fast paced, media-centric world, presentation skills are critical for success. Learn seven tips from the field of advertising to perfect your pitch.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 a.m.
TICKET REQUIRED
Regular $50.00
#9109157
Saturday, May 6 | 11 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1E17 (Javits Convention Center)

APA's Emerging Professionals Institute is designed for students and recent graduates entering the job market. Top professionals in the field answer your most pressing career questions.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | noon
#9116703
Saturday, May 6 | noon - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Career Zone

Employers will discuss current job openings during informational small-group meetings. Dress for an interview and bring your resume.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
#9116705
Saturday, May 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

APA's Mentor Match program offers emerging and seasoned professionals an opportunity to make connections and share advice about career and professional development. Sign up before the conference; APA will match mentors to protégés before NPC17. Attendance recommended, not mandatory.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m.
#9107271
Sunday, May 7 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

A discussion of the benefits and requirements of AICP membership. The facilitated group discussion will cover Certification Maintenance, Volunteer Opportunities (Community Planning Assistance Team), the AICP Code of Ethics and tips on how to market your new designation to improve your career. Additional presenters include Professional Development Officers.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9 a.m.
#9116721
Sunday, May 7 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Hall 1A19 (Javits Convention Center)
Activity Type: Career Zone

Everyone at every level, book a session to have your resume reviewed by a seasoned planner or HR professional. Invest 20 minutes and come away with insights that can help you see, and seize, new opportunities.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
#9110373
Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Everyday new sustainability and resiliency-focused jobs are created by both public agencies and private corporations. But what are employers looking for in candidates? Where are these jobs advertised? What should interested candidates do to prepare for these positions? Learn from several sustainability experts on how to craft careers focused on sustainable development.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 p.m.
#9108625
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Interactive session on creating a resume and portfolio that stands out.

CM | 1.25
#9109026
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore the unique relationship between City Manager and City Planner. Discovering similarities in skillsets, roles, and responsibilities can help minimize conflict or issues within your organization and allow you to find ways to improve the working relationship.

#9107266
Sunday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A06 (Javits Convention Center)

The AICP Exam Prep Workshop will cover the updated AICP exam content outline, a brief tutorial on the application process, and an overview of the five sections of the exam. Fifteen minutes at the end of the workshop are set aside for Q & A. Seating is limited.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
#9108877
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Involvement in APA leadership can be a great way to jump start, or substantially build up, your network of contacts in the profession; and to build your own communications and leadership skills which employers highly value. Hear from experienced leaders who have participated in activities in all APA's components.

#9108558
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

First impressions make the difference between getting hired and being overlooked. Hosted by Sequence Staffing and Rutgers University, this interactive training provides the opportunity for participants to learn from experts in conducting thousands of professional interviews. Come prepared to ask your most burning questions and test out techniques with fellow participants.

#9115363
Sunday, May 7 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Students are welcome to visit the Planning Expo and meet with exhibitors.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.
#9109523
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

This panel discussion + ideas exchange features student leaders from all regions of the country to speak about their PSO’s successes and challenges. Stop in to hear what student organizations around the country are doing and network with your colleagues. Sponsored by the Student Representatives Council (SRC) Executive Committee.

#9109340
Sunday, May 7 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

A planner, an architect, and an economist discuss the value of design in planning, especially within an interdisciplinary world. This moderated session will allow audience members to participate through live polling and interactive questions.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m.
#9116732
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

First impressions make the difference between getting hired and being overlooked. Hosted by Sequence Staffing and Rutgers University, this interactive training provides the opportunity for participants to learn from experts in conducting thousands of professional interviews. Come prepared to ask your most burning questions and test out techniques with fellow participants.

#9110017
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

This session will provide insight on how to start and run a planning firm from the ground up, including real life experiences and best practices for everything from getting your first client to running the business side of things.

#9116731
Monday, May 8 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Hall 1A19 (Javits Convention Center)

Everyone at every level, book a session to have your resume reviewed by a seasoned planner or HR professional. Invest 20 minutes and come away with insights that can help you see, and seize, new opportunities.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.
CM | 1.25
#9109510
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Explore planning's historic evolution from visionaries to functionaries. A panel of AICP's Fellows (FAICP) will examine shifting professional and policy context of our work; reevaluate the larger purpose of planning; and advance the role of planners as 21st Century change-leaders.

#9109573
Monday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

This ‘speed networking’ session will provide participants with the opportunity to talk with various professionals about international career paths.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m.
#9116733
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Why do it? What do you need to know? Get study tips and candid advice from recent AICP members.

CM | 1.25
#9109040
Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

Being a Planner is tough. You spend time learning the procedures and responsibilities for the job, but no one prepares you for the emotional side. Discover ways for dealing with the emotional politics and not letting it get you down.

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
#9109152
Monday, May 8 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Calling all young and emerging professionals! Network with your colleagues and learn about running a successful group in your chapter or division.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.
#9109718
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Hear from colleagues about their work in "non-traditional" sectors, including public health, advocacy, and other specialties. In this part presentation, part networking roundtable session, each speaker will describe how they use their planning skills in their job, followed by structured table discussions with participants.

#9109682
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A12 (Javits Convention Center)

Looking to take the next step in your planning career? This roundtable discussion will focus on how to progress in your career.

#9110187
Tuesday, May 9 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

An interactive discussion on professional stretching and how to take full advantage of opportunities to make yourself indispensable. Participants will share their own stories and learn how to create a compelling professional value proposition for potential employers and when networking.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
#9108635
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A15 (Javits Convention Center)

Interactive training session on successfully negotiating compensation and salary benefits.

#9110181
Tuesday, May 9 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

Graduates from the University of Nebraska will facilitate a lighthearted conversation about the planning profession from very different facets of professionalism.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m.
#9116741
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: 1C01 (Javits Convention Center)

Share your mentoring stories with APA through video and take advantage of the last chance to meet a mentor at NPC17.

#9108556
Tuesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Hall 1A17/1A18 (Javits Convention Center)

Learn how to assess your value, develop your compelling story, chart your path and create a professional brand that lasts your entire career.