How to Play Well With Others

What You'll Learn

  • Learn bite-size, easy-to-recall techniques (such as Five Strategies in Five Minutes) to enhance interpersonal interactions with others.
  • Gain an understanding of the sections in the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that affect interpersonal interaction.
  • Discover practical techniques to avoid common ethical pitfalls.

More Course Details

Strong interpersonal abilities and skills are critical to coordinating projects, implementing plans, developing consensus and advancing your planning career. These areas can also be flash points for ethical issues, reflected in the fact that much of the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct pertains to interpersonal interaction.

This course aims to provide strategies and techniques for enhancing planners' roles in everyday interactions while weaving in components from the code. Speakers provide practical guidance on topics such as conflict resolution, professional and client relationships, social media interaction, interpersonal communication and negotiation within the purview of the code.

The course focuses on two sections of the AICP Code of Ethics: Principles to Which We Aspire and Our Rules of Conduct. Experienced public and private sector planners discuss the complex ethical issues associated with interactions and relationships.

Learn to be more effective in working with others while still upholding your responsibility to the public, your clients and employers, and your colleagues and the profession.