Sorry for the double post, but in case you didn’t see this on the blog for the Why This Work Matters book — wanted to make sure you knew that we’re developing what I think will be an interesting and rewarding way for people to explore their own frustrations about their work in communities — and reconnect with their passion for doing it. If you’d be interested in doing this in your own community or at your own conference, let me know.
I’m thrilled to say that you have two upcoming opportunities to join in the discussion of Why Your Work Matters with your colleagues and some of the authors this fall!
On October 3, I will be moderating a panel at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Planning Conference with Jason Segedy, Mike Hammes and Bill Lutz. We’ll be talking about the experiences that they shared in the book and their experience managing the demands of working to make communities better on their time and their energy. Knowing these guys, this will be a no-holds-barred, brutally honest discussion. To learn more about attending, check out www.oki2014.com
On October 17, Kimberly Miller and I will be leading a discussion at the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Annual Conference. We’ll be sharing our own insights and selections from the book, but more importantly, we’ll be able to have a discussion of frustration, burn out and determination among all the participants. I think this will be an amazing experience, and I’m intensely looking forward to aving a deep, free-flowing conversation! For more information, check out www.txplanning.org/
I’ll also be preparing audio, and maybe video, of the sessions, so if you can’t get to these, stay tuned.