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