PLAN Sac Valley Mentoring Program

PLANNING + LEADERSHIP + ADVANCEMENT + NETWORKING

FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

About the Program

PLAN Sac Valley is a dynamic and challenging one-on-one and group mentoring forum for personal and professional growth and development. The program matches planners (mentees) just starting their careers with established technical and policy planning professionals (mentors) that will share their invaluable knowledge and experience to help mentees:

  • Build an extended network of peers and professionals that will serve as a valuable resource during and after the mentoring program.
  • Develop new technical and professional skills and increase your knowledge of planning policy.
  • Gain greater knowledge of the planning profession and how to position and market yourself for success.
  • Learn how to navigate the complexities of the planning profession and how to interact with a variety of other related stakeholders and professions.
  • Understand the resources available to increase your professional effectiveness.

The program curriculum addresses topics such as:

  • The politics and nuances of public, private, and nonprofit sector planning
  • Planning into the future
  • Tips for your professional toolkit
  • Résumé and interview skill building
  • Discovering your strengths
  • Planning for the next steps in your career

The 9-month PLAN program (October 2018 – June 2019) also integrates participants with other Sac Valley Section and YPG events, including the holiday party and the Section Awards Night.

PLAN 2018-19 is Underway!

Join the APA Sac Valley Section and YPG as we launch into the 8th year of the APA award-winning PLAN Sac Valley (Planning + Leadership + Advancement + Networking) mentoring program. PLAN Sac Valley is a dynamic and challenging one-on-one and group mentoring forum for personal and professional growth and development.

Receive Mentoring – Do you want to develop technical, leadership, and networking skills to advance your career? PLAN Sac Valley provides emerging planners, with less than 5 years of career experience, the exposure and a greater understanding of the tools and resources available to be a successful professional planner.

Be a Mentor – Have you always wanted give back and be a mentor to emerging professionals? PLAN Sac Valley is looking for established technical and planning policy professionals to volunteer as mentors and share their knowledge and experience.

View the 2018-19 Program Calendar At A Glance

The mission of PLAN Sac Valley is to provide the next generation of professional planners with a dynamic and challenging one-on-one and group mentoring forum for personal and professional growth and advancement. PLAN is dedicated to providing young planners new technical insight into planning and other related fields, professional development tips, leadership skills, networking strategies, exposure to community service, and so much more. Participants with PLAN Sac Valley gain a greater knowledge of the professional planning sphere and build an extended network of peers and mentors that serve as a priceless resource during and beyond the program experience.


2018 Section Sponsors

Without the support of our sponsors, many of the programs we offer would not be possible.  Click on the logos to the right to learn about each firm.
 
To our sponsors -- Thank You!

  • Visionary

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  • Partners

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  • Friends

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  • Friends (cont'd)

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  • In-Kind

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