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Chief Planners of Tomorrow

What is the RTPI Chief Planners of Tomorrow Initiative?

Chief Planners of Tomorrow is a new work-shadowing scheme offering RTPI Young Planners the chance to step into the shoes of a Chief Planning Officer for the day.  The aim is to give participants opportunity to:

  • Learn from the best - those who currently hold senior leadership roles in Local Authorities
  • Understand what it's like to be 'at the top table' – the challenges and opportunities
  • See how  strategic decision making processes are made at top level

The initiative builds on work undertaken by the RTPI to champion good leadership in Planning and to provide our Chief Planners of the future with development opportunities.

Submissions for 2020

Our next round will open in autumn 2019. Contact us to be notified when we are open for submissions.

Read what this year's particpants had to say about their experience

Life at the Top Table - a day as a Chief Planner

A young planner goes behind the scenes

View our Chief Planner of Tomorrow photo gallery


Chief Planners and Senior Directors

Get in touch if you would like to participate in next year's programme - or simply to find out more about how the scheme works.