Advance Your Career

APA gives your planning career a boost through webinars, online resources, and advice from planning professionals in a wide array of occupations.

Career Resources


Planning Management Learning Circles

Dive into networking events centered around topics in planning management. APA provides a forum for planning managers to share ideas, challenges, and solutions.

Career Reality Webinars

APA's Career Reality Webinars offer practical tips on job search and professional development issues for new and seasoned planners alike.

A Guide for the Idealist Blog Series

Richard Willson, FAICP,draws on years of experience in the classroom, as a researcher, and as a mentor to young planners to offer insights into decision making, doubt, types of work, and work settings.

People Behind the Plans

Planners of every discipline share the impactful work they do in this podcast series. Led by host Courtney Kashima, AICP, these conversations illuminate the essential hows and whys of planning.

APA Learn

Wherever you are in your planning career, you can find high caliber, curated education in our online learning platform, APA Learn. Browse essential planning topics, emerging concepts, and more in an easy-to-use catalog.

GIS Learning Plan

GIS can transform the way planners serve their communities. Build or enhance your skills through this step-by-step learning plan and master technologies to help you analyze data and demonstrate planning outcomes to residents and decision-makers. The plan was developed in a partnership between APA and Esri.

Planners’ Communication Guide

Talking to the Media

This online, interactive guide is designed to help you develop and deliver messages about the positive impact of planning. Whether you are new to speaking to the media or answering questions about planning, this guide is for you. Available only to APA members.