To be an effective leader, it takes practice and training. Here are some of the current programs that help develop leadership skills for urban planners:
LeadershipITE – Institute of Transportation Engineers – Participants engage in an intensive program of workshops, conferences, team projects, webinars, and other activities that address the challenges and opportunities facing the transportation profession.
Leaders in Urban Transport Planning Program – World Bank – The “program helps participants develop a structured way of decision making that considers the complexities of urban transport. The program uses a “hands on” learning approach that makes extensive use of case studies, group exercises, and site visits to highlight the linkages among the different components of the urban transport system.”
Next City Vanguard Conference -Next City – Brings together rising urban planning leaders who are working to improve cities from a variety of sectors.