Facilitated Dialogue on Leadership and Planning

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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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.

 

Speakers

Ivis Garcia Zambrana , AICP , Salt Lake City , UT (see bio)
Andrea Garfinkel-Castro , South Ogden , UT (see bio)
Cody Lutz , Salt Lake City , UT