2018 National Planning Conference

Optimizing Your Own Professional Development Strategy

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CDT

Location: 219

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188155


  • Identify what you want to achieve career-wise.
  • Analyze your current role and job skills.
  • Learn how to close the gap from goal to reality and identify achievable steps to achieve that reality.


Where do you see yourself in five years? Have you been asked this question as a job candidate and been left to consider this question on your own as an employee? Do you have serious ambitious but wonder how you are going to achieve them? This session will feature a facilitated group session with five mid-career planners with diverse professional backgrounds who will guide participants through conversations intended to provide structure to their career goals using the GROW model. Within their groups, participants can share work experiences, brainstorm alongside others, and uncover resources available to assist them with their professional development.

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Session Speakers

John Asuncion
Agoura Hills, CA

Jason R. Rogers, AICP
Town of Parker
Parker, CO

Philip Chu
San Bernardino Associated Govts.
Pomona, CA

Richard A. Rojas, AICP
City of Carson
Carson, CA

Regina Dean
City of Burnsville
Burnsville, MN

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