This webinar will explore key skills needed to integrate empathy and compassion in planning practice. It will focus on deepening planners’ awareness of and practice of skills that support them in honoring their own identity (and stories) while also respecting and valuing the varied identities, stories, and experiences of the community, leading to relationships that can advance equitable and sustainable planning.
– Articulate (even if only to yourself) how your own identities, thoughts, feelings, and body are shaped by a career dedicated to serving the public’s interests;
– Reflect on and engage with the challenges associated with fostering and facilitating relationships in diverse communities;
– Identify two practical activities planners can use to practice empathy and create opportunities for connection.
This webinar qualifies for one Equity CM.