A wide variety of resources for planners new to the profession.
Training for New Professionals
What do you need to know on the job that wasn’t taught in planning school? APA has a number of products that will help get you up to speed and impress your employer. Ask for professional development funds to help cover the cost.
- Mechanics of Code Writing
- Regulating First Amendment Land Uses
- Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Planning
- Ethics and Food Systems Planning
- Social Media for Planners
- Social Media and Ethics
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning
- Historic Preservation, Sustainability, and the Recent Past
- Retrofitting Corridors
- Vehicle Miles Traveled
The list is always growing. Visit the APA Store to find a comprehensive library of streaming products and books of special interest to emerging professionals.
Membership for emerging professionals is a great way to get involved with APA. Students can join APA's Early Career Membership Program and enjoy five years of discounted dues and prices on products and services.
A Conference for Emerging Professionals
Planners new to the profession can find the skill-building training and cutting-edge information they need at APA's National Planning Conference. Build your schedule with the right mix of programs, training workshops, and sessions for emerging professionals.
When you're just starting out, a little help can go a long way. Take a look at some helpful resources that APA offers to emerging professionals.