APA Interact December 11, 2019

This week at APA
You’re first in line for NPC20

Member-only registration is now open for the 2020 National Planning Conference! Through January 8, you have exclusive access to claim tickets for mobile workshops, orientation tours, and other popular activities. At the premier planning event of the year, you’ll become inspired through actionable education and make valuable connections to elevate your career.

Why should you attend NPC? Hear others' reasons for attending the biggest planning event of the year, find your why, and register today!
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Tip: Make the most of FY19 funds! Apply expiring capital to your NPC20 registration.
Present your expertise

In this ever-changing planning world, a lot has happened since we first asked for your help building the NPC20 program.

We want your help again — submit a poster or session proposal on an emerging planning issue and present at NPC20.

The deadline is January 8.
‘Tis the giving season

As you consider your year-end, tax deductible charitable donations, don’t forget the APA Foundation! Join our growing community of donors and help us empower the planning profession and strengthen communities through scholarships, research, and community assistance.

Set up a recurring donation or make a one-time gift today.
Students: Submit your innovative solutions

Enter the 2020 APA Student Design Competition to elevate equitable and resilient communities. Finalists will present at NPC20, and the winning team is awarded a $2,500 prize. Submissions are due by December 31.
Elevate planning as an APA ambassador

The APA ambassador program is a volunteer activity led by members with the goal of increasing awareness of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
Volunteer for the APA Equity Diversity Inclusion committee

APA is committed to promoting more inclusive, just, and equitable communities throughout the planning profession. Are you interested in volunteering for APA's Equity Diversity Inclusion committee? Submit your application today.
Paid fellowship for recent graduates

Govern For America seeks to build the next generation of public sector leaders through a two-year paid fellowship. Apply and learn more about the fellowship — the application period closes December 20.
APA Learn: "Strategies for Successful Salary Negotiations"

The gender wage gap persists in the planning profession. In this course, a panel of practicing planners and other experts address the forces affecting the pay gap and provide strategies for salary negotiation. CM | 1.25
Apply now for AICP Certification

Apply for AICP Certification during December to be eligible for the May 2020 AICP Certification Exam. The deadline to apply is December 30. Get the information you need to prepare a successful application by exploring the AICP Exam Guides and other online resources.
Need to find CM?

You may have already earned it! You have the option to claim CM credit for events other than those given by a traditional CM provider.

Self-reporting. You can self-report up to eight credits each two-year reporting period using the self-reporting tool to claim CM-eligible activities not posted by a provider — this includes activities meeting CM law and CM ethics!

Pro bono. Claim up to eight credits for pro bono planning service.

Authoring. You can claim up to 16 credits per reporting period using the authoring an article/book tool.
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