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4/11 Work Smart Workshop - Sponsored by the APA-IL Diversity Committee

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Women face a significant wage gap in the workplace – on average, women are paid just 80% of what men are paid. Women in Planning and Development (WP+D) in partnership with the American Association of University Women is offering Work Smart, a salary negotiation workshop designed to help women claim their full worth as a planning professional.

The APA-IL Diversity Committee is pleased to sponsor this workshop.

APA-IL members receive discounted registration, use code KFH915XV.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available with preference given to students. Contact the Diversity Committee Chair, Marcella Bondie Keenan at to request a scholarship.

Workshop Details: In this two-hour workshop you'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

  1. How to identify and articulate your personal value

  2. How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion

  3. How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

  4. About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Work Smart Workshop Flyer

The workshop will be facilitated by Angela Hurlock, a leader in the field who serves as Executive Director for Claretian Associates and who trains community development professionals through the Chicago Rehab Network Empowerment Series.


Interested in upcoming diversity events?

Please visit the APA-IL Diversity Committee webpage for more information. Questions about the Diversity Committee should be emailed to

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