About the Program
The vision of the Planning Associates (PA) Program is to develop and sustain a national network of agile and informed planning leaders who are capable of solving the nation's most complex water resource issues.
Each year, the Planning Associates program selects associates for this quality, year-long intensive training in USACE Civil Works Planning and leadership development.
The Planning Associates Program will develop planning leaders who are capable of executing today's USACE Planning mission and are prepared for tomorrow's mission challenges.
The goals of the PA program are:
- Provide an opportunity for journey-level planners to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help them grow into expert planners.
- Develop future planning leaders who can influence the Civil Works Program, including study execution, planning processes, and development and application of policy.
The PA program will develop planners through course instruction and hands on experience who will possess core knowledge, skills, and abilities in Civil Works Planning and apply them to influence ongoing activities within the Planning Community of Practice.
2020 Planning Associates Program Handbook
Planning Associates Example Schedule
Sample Critical Think Pieces / Capstone Projects
Institute for Water Resources POC