Professional Development


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The Urban Affairs Association offers professional development opportunities throughout the year in the areas of: Career Pathways, Teaching & Publishing. Many of the webinars from the past few years can be accessed by members in the Resource Library.

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Career Pathways
Past Webinars

Details available in September.

FALL 2022

  • Webinar: Setting the Stage – Understanding Your Mentoring Needs
    Recording available soon in the Resource Library.



  • Economic Inclusion Workshop (sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation)
  • The Dissertation Workshop
  • Getting a Job Workshop
  • Speed Mentoring Session
  • Finding a Work-Life Balance
  • Professional Opportunities Beyond the Academy
  • Advanced Career Professionals – What’s Next? Life Beyond Full-Time
  • Mid-Career Professionals
  • Best Strategies and Practices 1: The Tenure Review Process
  • Best Strategies and Practices 2: Publishing and Tenure

Please see conference website for more details.

FALL 2022

  • Balancing Student and Community Partner Needs in Community Engaged Teaching
    Recording available soon in the Resource Library.


  • Understanding by Design Workshop
  • Teaching First-Generation College Students Workshop
  • Teaching for Career Building
  • Teaching for Applied Fields & Community Engagement

Please see conference website for more details.

Current members have full access to all of the past webinar recordings through the Resource Library.

Topics include: 

  • Beyond the Ivory Tower: How Academics Promote Political, Economic and Social Justice
  • Career Advancement Strategies for BIPOC Professionals
  • Research Pivoting
  • Transitioning to Online Teaching
  • Book Publishing – Advice from Successful Authors
  • Book Publishing – What do Publishers Look For? 
  • Journal Publishing – Advice from Urban Affairs Journal Editors
  • Journal Publishing – Insights from Authors & Reviewers
  • Selecting the Right Journal
View Past Webinars