Moving into Management: Strategies for the Career Transition

What You'll Learn

  • Articulate the opportunities and challenges involved in transitioning to planning management
  • Draw on a toolkit of techniques for responding to those challenges
  • Explain their initial approaches to management

More Course Details

AICP Fellows Rick Willson and Whit Blanton discuss the challenges faced by first-time managers and provide ideas and solutions to those challenges. This course is to help planners currently in practice for at least four years make the transition to planning management. They will address themes relating to building your brand as a manager, being aware of your strengths and weaknesses, communication, and honing your negotiation skills.

Willson and Blanton will also discuss tactical ideas for time management, letting go of directly doing the work, dealing with conflict, reducing stress, and work assignment triage. They'll address your vision as a manager, in putting community first, and helping your team tell their story.