Planning Post Graduate School

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Each of the three presenters came from the University of Nebraska, and they each entered their graduate program from different undergraduate educations.  They have been practicing planners for over a decade and feel an open conversation about their experiences would benefit students, seasoned planners and elected officals.

They will cover an arry of topics including; why I choose planning, what I wish I would have known in school and what I learned in my first year after graduation. Next they will have a canid conversation on certification and the process to becoming accredited, and a frank excahnge about dealing with the burnout trifecta (i.e. professional, place, people). Finally, we will conclude with a discussion of  what's next and how will we define ourselves in the future.  A question & answer period will be available at the end of the conversation.

This discussion is timely for those within the planning community and within various levels of community government. 


David Loveland , Bentonville , AR (see bio)
Kurt Elder , AICP , Lincoln , NE (see bio)
Tracy Steinkruger , West Hollywood , CA (see bio)