Career Development Webinars

APA's Career Center offers planners a variety of webinars and workshops with practical tips on job search, career paths, and professional development issues for new and seasoned planners alike.

Upcoming Webinars

Leading with Empathy

March 2, 2023 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT

CM | 1.0

In the wake of the pandemic, emerging work culture focuses on the power of infusing leadership with empathy. Empathy leaves space for genuine emotion at work and humanizes the workforce. The panelists will discuss their unique leadership styles and how engaging empathetically can strengthen relationships and the organization.

Webinar presented in collaboration with APA Career Services and APA Women & Planning Division.


'SRC Presents' Webinar Series

This series explores the overlap between urban planning and its adjacent professions. Hosted by APA's Student Representative Council, these webinars feature change-makers in architecture, civil engineering, environmental studies, and political science to discuss how they apply planning principles in their fields, and where they believe future opportunities lie.

Intersections: Academia


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Previous 'SRC Presents' Webinars

Intersections: Civil Engineering and Planning

The session explores the education, skills, experiences, and current context of civil engineering and planning, as well as ethics, regulations, finances, and critical decision points for working together effectively.

Intersections: Architecture and Planning

This session delves into the critical decision drivers in each field and how to effectively collaborate. Topics include advice for emerging professionals on working in the field, education, skills, ethics, and the current context of architecture and planning.

Intersections: Environmental Science

The session explores the history, education, skills, and experiences, of planners working in environmental justice and justice-centered climate solutions. Discussion on how communities are finding ways to align environmental justice and planning with a look at the Green Recovery Agenda for the city of Chicago.

Useful Resources/Links

Chicago Climate Action Plan

Chicago Recovery Plan

Folded Map Project (Tonika Johnson)

Portland Climate Plan: Climate Action through Equity

Carbon Free Boston: Social Equity Report

Revolutionary Power: An Activist's Guide to the Energy Transition, Shalanda Baker

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

An Urban Planner's Advice for Making Equity Your Focus, Carlton Eley, MSURP

Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government, Susan T Gooden

Environmental Justice Through Planning

Career Webinars in Passport

Jumpstart Your Equity Work Partnering with School Planners

CM | 1.5
CM | 1.0 | Equity

This course aims to link school planning with the work of local government planners by providing greater insight, tools, and techniques into collaborating on school and traditional planning.

Presented in partnership with APA's Public Schools Interest Group (PSIG)


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Planning Supervisor's Playbook

CM | 4.5

The follow-up to the popular Planning Supervisors' Playbook Series, Part 1, Part 2 includes 3 interactive live sessions that go deeper into key managerial skills. Starting with the first session on honing communication skills in a telecommuting and hybrid world. In the second session examine biases to create a more inclusive workplace and in the final session consider new approaches to motivation and performance evaluations. The topics are tailored to those currently in supervisory positions or established in the profession of planning. 

Member Price: $90.00 per learner
Nonmember: $180.00 per learner