Preparing for Success in Planning Management

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This course is now offered on the APA Learn educational platform.

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CM | 1.25

You'll learn:

  • How three newly minted planning managers transitioned from planner to supervisor.

  • Tips on how to establish leadership and gain team trust during your first 100 days on the job.

  • Strategies to motivate a team to work collaboratively, productively, and efficiently.

  • Organizational challenges and responsibilities not taught in school.

Are you a planner on the management track? Then this session is a must. You’ll hear from others who have transitioned seamlessly from planner to supervisor. What skills and knowledge proved critical to success during their first 100 days on the job? What do they wish they had contemplated before making the leap into the management? Drawing from The New Leader’s 100 Day Action Plan, the presenters will cover what you should consider when applying and interviewing for a planning management job, what you need to learn to hit the ground running (once hired!), and how to chart a positive direction as a planning manager. Topics to be covered include understanding the workplace culture and political environment; building relationships, budgets, and the work program; meeting, assessing, and building your team; and managing the different expectations of team members, elected officials, administrators, and the public.