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Launching (and Relaunching) Your Planning Career

The planning profession offers many types of work in support of important public objectives, so planners face many choices about launching and re-launching their careers. This course is based on the idea that planners are most effective when their jobs are well-matched with their characteristics and goals. We will discuss everything that a prospective or junior planner needs to know to chart a fulfilling career.

62 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Organizational Behavior at the Individual Level

Understanding the behavior of others can enhance the performance of your organization. This course highlights some of the individual-level behavior at the heart of work dynamics.

52 Mins
AICP CM

Working With Cross-Cultural Differences

At the end of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of some of the theoretical dimensions of culture that help us to understand cross-cultural differences.

71 Mins
AICP CM

Early Career Strategies for Successful Planning Practice

This course is for planners with a few years of practice under their belts and looking to become more effective in their careers and derive greater satisfaction from their work.

60 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Working From Home for Planners

The future of work and the future of education are location independent, and we’re all better off because of it. This course focuses on general remote work tips and three remote work topics at the forefront of urban planners' minds as working from home becomes a new normal in the field of urban planning: productivity, teamwork, and public meetings.

51 Mins
AICP CM

Working in Teams

Learn two key frameworks around team dynamics and think critically about how they can be applied effectively at work.

64 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

How to Speak

In developing the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, urban planners should follow a series of simple rules, guidelines, and heuristics. In this course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Patrick Winston shares what urban planners need to know to improve their communication skills.

65 Mins
AICP CM
Free

Best Practices for Community Engagement

This course provides you with solid understanding of the benefits to community engagement, the psychology of public participants, an overview of the tools and tactics to choose from and advice on the creation of a public engagement plan to meet the needs of your projects.

70 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Urban Planning Work

This course will help you understand what emotional intelligence is, what the component parts of emotional intelligence are, and understand some strategies to try in each of these areas.

44 Mins
AICP CM

Writing for Planners: Documents that Work

This course reviews the different types of documents planners are called on to write—from one-page memos to complex master plans—and apply a simple writing approach that ensures the document's points are complete, compelling, and accurate.

74 Mins
AICP CM

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