Professional Development Tips for Latino Planners

You'll learn about:

  • What can help Latino planners succeed

  • Distinct issues affecting Latino planners

  • Strategies that can help Latino planners succeed in their careers

Latino planners can face a number of distinct professional challenges, such as being pigeonholed in their careers, facing skepticism or micro-aggressions from non-Latino colleagues or stakeholders because of their ethnicity or accents, or feeling culturally isolated. Theres also the challenge of trying to determine whether the challenge is because of who I am or what I am. But with the Latino population growing throughout the United States, there are also many opportunities for planners with special knowledge of Latino communities to get ahead.

Identify the biggest professional development challenges you face as a Latino planner. Break into small groups and explore how to address these challenges. Share your experiences and develop contacts with other Latino planners.