The APA Private Practice Division is pleased to celebrate its 25th anniversary as a division of the American Planning Association!
As a division dedicated to meeting the needs of private planning consultants, we offer our members access to valuable networking opportunities, business resources, current information on private practice planning, and technical support. Your membership helps us to highlight issues and opportunities of interest to private practice planners. We welcome you to join us in our efforts to promote quality private practice!
Your membership and participation in Division activities are greatly appreciated and critical to the Division's success! We welcome everyone interested in the special issues of private practice to join us in continuing our efforts to achieve these goals.
Are you working on an especially interesting project? Has your firm produced an award-winning plan? Please share your successes, ideas and projects with us by submitting them to our newsletter, Private Practice Perspectives
The APA Private Practice Division seeks to:
- Promote the quality of private practice.
- Improve the quality of life as a private practitioner.
- Increase the recognition of the value of planning in the private sector.
- Improve the manner in which consultants are used.
- Improve the image of the planner/private practitioner.
Contact us with questions, comments, or to express your interest in supporting the division as a volunteer. Members may contribute newsletter articles focusing on private planning consulting, speak at a division session at the National Planning Conference, promote private practice at state chapter events, or participate in a division committee — such as Education, Membership, Communications and Outreach, or Mentoring.
The division's varied educational outreach has included topics such as:
- Small Firms: Doing Your Job While Running Your Business
- Matching Consultants and Clients
- Small Planning Firm — Large Consulting Firm
- ABCs of RFPs and RFQs
- Using Planning Consultants During Lean Times
- The Secrets to Improving Client-Consultant Relations
- The Future of Private Planning Consultants
- The Ethics of Private Practice Consulting
- Planners Gone Wild! How to Start a New Consulting Firm
- Public vs. Private Practice Planning
Coming in the Spring 2014: We will release a new handbook authored by our members for private planning consultants with all the business information you need to run your own firm — free as a membership benefit to PPD members.