Professional Development

The KS Chapter has joined other Chapters around the country to join together to provide CM credits via the internet.  2018 Planning Webcast Series is available now!

Upcoming Webcasts – all are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits:

Transportation Corridor Planning for Improved Land Use Outcomes

October 19, 2018

Speakers: Jason Gilman, AICP; Tim Acklin, AICP; Will Kratt, PE

This session will discuss two parallel arterial corridor planning programs the City of La Crosse undertook in 2017 and how each engaged stakeholders, identified goals and integrated transportation design and desired outcomes with triple bottom line targets in land use planning. Learn how the City worked with consulting teams, engaged citizens and businesses to set the stage for improvements and redevelopment on these aging urban strips. This program will also discuss regulatory and economic strategies to effect nodes of development on these corridors.


How to Mobilize and Turn Volunteers Into Leaders in Your Community

October 26, 2018

Speakers: Laura Cantwell and Gena Torres

Keeping volunteers engaged is key to any community planning project that relies on the altruistic investment of its residents. In Florida, AARP has had success in turning core volunteers into viable leaders who help educate local communities about the benefits of planning healthier and livable communities for residents of all ages. For Hillsborough County (Fla.), December marks the one-year adoption of its Vision Zero Action Plan. Progress has been made in all four of the action tracks and plans are underway to continue the important work of eliminating traffic injuries and fatalities. This session will explore AARP’s best practices in utilizing its core volunteers and how by allowing them to develop deep relationships with community leaders benefits everyone. It will also delve into how Hillsborough County is elevating its Vision Zero initiative beyond the agency and into the community where the movement can grow. We will explore strategies such as coalition building, citizen engagement and project identification that can help transform a planning initiative into a volunteer-led movement.

Click on the title links to register. You can see the current listing of all webcasts at

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider.

Distance Education – These two recorded webcasts from 2017 have been selected for AICP CM DE credit for viewing anytime during the 2018 calendar year.

· Law: Images, Creative Commons and Copyright – Urban Design and Preservation Division. Event #9143138

· Ethics: Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – LGBTQ and Planning Division. Event #9143146

Remember that the event numbers for DE credits are different from those for the live sessions.