Professional Development

APA Kansas assists members with improving their knowledge and understanding of planning.  The KS chapter provides and promotes professional development opportunities around the state, region, and country.  We also seek out opportunities to work with experts and organizations in related professional fields.

Our Professional Development Officer is Bonnie Johnson, PhD, AICP.

Bonnie Johnson, PhD, AICP, Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Urban Planning Program, School of Public Affairs & Administration
1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Snow Hall, Room 207, Lawrence, KS 66045

APA Learn

The APA website now offers “APA Learn” which has over 375 online courses for over 500 AICP CM credits including LAW and ETHICS sessions.  It does cost money though.  For members, 1.5 CM credits are around $30.00.

Learn more about the topics covered in this blog post of “APA Learn: Planning Education from A to Z”:

As always, if you have questions about applying for the AICP exam, taking the exam, or getting your CM credits, let Bonnie know.  She is also available to read your application if you need another set of eyes.

Get CM Credits – at home, when you want, in nice 30 minute webinars 

To be able to offer AICP CM credits during these times, the Kansas APA Chapter is partnering with the Public Management Center ( to offer free 30-minute webinars that you can view any time. After you view each webinar, please go here to register and give us your feedback on each one. This link is provided below each YouTube video as well:

After you view the webinar and register, go to your CM log and log your credits.

See the flyer for information on one webinar that was posted on YouTube on July 3rd, “How Can Public Service Managers Help Ensure the Health and Well-being of Their Employees and Themselves in these Challenging Times?” and one that will be posted on the July 17th “Managing Workplace Culture in a Remote Environment”.  We will continue with these throughout the year so check the Do Democracy website for more webinars and look for the KS APA and CM credit logos for which events are approved for AICP CM credits:

Planning Webcast Series Update

We have four distance education sessions available (LAW and ETHICS) for on-demand viewing through December 31! Visit our webpage and click on the “Distance Education” tab.

All webcasts take place on Fridays from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET unless otherwise noted
Visit to view the complete schedule and to register

August 7th
Planning for Uncertainty: Risk-Based Transportation Planning
Sponsored by: Transportation Planning Division
CM | 1.5

August 14th
Perspectives on Resiliency Planning
Sponsored by: Transportation Planning Division
CM | 1.5

August 21st
Planning for Utility Scale Solar Energy Facilities
Sponsored by: Virginia Chapter
CM | 1.5

August 28th
Advanced Air Mobility – Integrating the Third Dimension into Metropolitan Transportation Systems
Sponsored by: Washington Chapter
CM | 1.5

September 4th – LAW
The Peace Cross case: US Supreme Court and local guidance
Sponsored by: National Capital Area + Maryland chapters
CM | 1.5  CM# 9203631 LAW

September 11th  
Public Art Life Cycle Part 1: Concept to Commission
Sponsored by: Urban Design & Preservation Division
CM | 1.5  CM# 9203435

September 18th 
Public Art Life Cycle Part 2: Maintenance to Mayhem
Sponsored by: Urban Design & Preservation Division
CM | 1.5  CM# 9203436