2018 National Planning Conference

Planning Leadership Institute

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Cost: $199.00

Activity Type: Ticketed Events

Activity ID: NPC182303


  • Understand the difference between authority and leadership.
  • Learn skills, tools, and tactics for leading change in your community.
  • Develop a plan for engaging key stakeholders and expanding your influence.


The Planning Leadership Institute (PLI) provides planning professionals with a full day of intensive training and professional reflection. PLI is designed to provide the skillsets and mindsets needed for planning professionals to exercise leadership, influence stakeholders, face challenges, and shape a legacy in your community.

It is a once-a-year opportunity to connect with a select group of your peers for a dynamic, interactive, creative workshop-style training program developed by APA in collaboration with seasoned directors from around the country. Through a blend of theory, practice, and application, you will understand the difference between authority and leadership; learn skills, tools, and tactics for leading change in your community; and learn how to expand your influence.

Participants will leave with a work plan for leading change in their communities.

Sponsored by the City Planning and Management Division.

Session Speakers

Theresa O'Donnell, AICP
City of Dallas
Dallas, TX

Eric Klein
Encinitas, CA

Gil Kelley, FAICP
City of Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, 02

John S. Rahaim
San Francisco Planning
San Francisco, CA

S. Gail Goldberg, FAICP
Urban Land Institute
Los Angeles, CA

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