Emerging Professionals Institute 2014

Make plans now to participate in the Emerging Professionals Institute at APA's 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta.

When and Where

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee: $125 (includes lunch and snacks)

The Emerging Professionals Institute is designed for APA members in the early stages of their careers. This is the place to get direct access to the field's top professionals and a network of peers in a highly interactive, small-group workshop. What a great way to kick off your conference experience!

Who should register? APA members with one to five years of professional experience looking to challenge themselves in an energetic environment.

What will you learn? Strategies for standing out in a tough economy and growing your career in the right direction, including:

  • Marketing Yourself in a Tough Economy: What Does the Planning Field Really Look Like and How to Set Yourself Apart
  • Getting Things Done: How to Be an Effective Employee
  • Communicating Effectively: Building The Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills That Matter
  • Planning Ahead: Where Do You Want to Be in 10 Years and How Do You Get There?

Kudos for the Program

Feedback from 2013 participants:

"Excellent session, this was extremely valuable and helpful for my professional development."

"Now I can decide what to do for the next two years and plan for my future. The skills I learned here are invaluable. They will benefit me a lot!"

Want more feedback? Ask one of our past participants on the EPI LinkedIn page.


To participate in the Emerging Professionals Institute, you must register for APA's National Planning Conference, April 26–30, 2014.

Online Registration

To register, you must first log in.

Register online

Paper Registration

Registration form (pdf)

Enter Function Code W408 under Step 4 on page 4 of the paper form.

There is a $50 paper processing fee, so select online registration to save.   

2014 Program


Detailed agenda of the program (pdf)

Institute Faculty

Don Elliot, FAICP
Director, Clarion Associates

Frank DeSafey
President/Principal, Sequence Staffing

Mary Kay Peck, FAICP
Principal, MKPeck Associates

David Siegel, FAICP
Senior Project Manager, Leland Consulting Group

Craig Travis
Vice President of Recruiting & Employment Services, Sequence Staffing

View full information on the members of the faculty (pdf)


For more information on the Emerging Professionals Institute, please contact Monica Groh, Director of Early Career Programs, at mgroh@planning.org.