Facilitated Dialogue on Leadership and Planning
You'll learn about:
Greater awareness and understanding of what leadership is – and is not – and how it pertains to planning education and practice.
Familiarity with the basic theory and skills of leadership
Understanding of how leadership can enhance planning practice and public problem-solving.
Key leadership learning objectives for planning students and professional
Next steps for enhancing the practice of leadership in planning practice and integration into planning education
This facilitated discussion will engage participants in a highly interactive dialogue about whether there is a need for greater exercise of leadership in planning practice and, if so, what this means for educating and training planning students and practicing professionals. The dialogue will begin with a brief introduction to the theory and practice of leadership, with attention to different conceptualizations of leadership and how they apply to planning. It will then engage participants in facilitated dialogue about the challenges and opportunities planners face in their work, particularly in terms of their role in facilitating public problem-solving, and whether and how leadership training might advance the planning profession. The session will work toward identifying key leadership learning objectives for planning students and professionals. It will also engage participants in generating next steps for enhancing the practice of leadership in planning practice and integration of leadership theory and skills into planning education. Through this facilitated discussion, participants will gain: greater awareness and understanding of what leadership is – and is not – and how it pertains to planning education and practice; familiarity with the basic theory and skills of leadership; and an understanding of how leadership can enhance planning practice and public problem-solving.
Ivis Garcia Zambrana
, Salt Lake City
Confirmed SpeakerOriginally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Garcia is an urban planner with a long history of working with and for low-income communities throughout the nation including Albuquerque, New Mexico, the San Francisco bay Area, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Ivis is currently a professor at the University of Utah in City and Metropolitan Planning as well as a planning commissioner in Salt Lake City. Her work addresses the problems of uneven development, as well as grassroots organizing and community development. She is especially interested in facilitating the integration of racialized and ethnic groups into democratic planning processes.
, South Ogden
, Salt Lake City