The American Planning Association will host a communications 'boot camp' webinar series for planners from November 4 - January 31. Planners will learn effective communication tools like how to handle difficult public meetings, working with elected officials, and how to utilize social media.
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Introducing APA's Planning Communications Boot Camp
Do you want to be a smart, effective advocate for planning in your community? Enlist in basic training.
Planners encounter a variety of challenges that include ideological attacks on planning, constrained budgets, and inhospitable economic and political climates. APA is about to launch an intensive effort to help members build public support, counter critics, and reframe local perceptions of planning. Communications Boot Camp will empower and transform planner participants into highly effective messengers and planning advocates.
Communications Boot Camp will include free webinars, how-to guides, case studies, and other online training materials — everything you need to become a forceful champion of planning in your community. The program draws on the insights and expertise of communications specialist Robin Rather of Collective Strength, our Washington, D.C.-based partner Axiom Communications, and other experienced communications professionals who work locally.
Once a week — beginning November 4 and ending January 31 — APA will conduct a webinar or release a detailed how-to guide focused on a key communications topic.
APA will publish complete event and registration information on our website, in APA Interact, and in e-mails sent in advance of each activity. Communications Boot Camp webinars are free but registration is required.