Choose Your Own Adventure: The Many Sides of Planning Inside Government and Out

What You'll Learn

  • Identify nontraditional planning career options and key strategies for getting hired.
  • Learn about mid-career transition strategies in public and private sectors.
  • Gain an understanding in managing nonprofit organizational health and growth.

More Course Details

You went into planning to make a difference, to change communities for the better. There are lots of ways to push your career in that direction. Planners are working in an array of nontraditional fields: legislatures, nonprofits, foundations, and more.

Moving across sectors requires building organizational management, fundraising, mediation and negotiation, radical imagination, and partnership skills. Hear from two women planners whose careers have taken some unexpected turns, including balancing professional impact with parenting. Both presenters have been involved in policymaking and community building, from inside and outside of government, with insights to share with others whether starting your careers or considering a mid-career transition.

Planners are facing myriad new challenges in this era of the pandemic. Peruse nontraditional career paths and learn how planning skills can land you a spot working in arenas of influence.


Looking for more courses like this? You might like the NPC20 @ Home Collection, a bundle of all the recordings from the digital conference.