Local Planning Agency Management and Skills


  • The nuts and bots of local planning agency management
  • Emerging trends and their impact on local planning agencies’ organizational structure and planners’ professional development
  • Management skills needed for emerging professionals and planning managers looking to build and develop their teams
  • How planners’ increasing focus on sustainability and resiliency is changing the planning skillset 


Learn the nuts and bolts of local planning agency management—basic management skills, office organization, permit-counter customer service, professional and political environments, information technology, and, most importantly, leadership. Explore and contemplate new trends and approaches in local planning agency management. Gain a better understanding of the knowledge, perspective, and skills that emerging and seasoned planners need to succeed. Examine the skills and knowledge planners need to be effective in emerging sustainability and resiliency work.