NURTURING AND EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARCHITECT LEADERS
Beginning in 2013, the AIA|DC chapter undertook an initiative to develop a program which would help train and nurture the next generation of leaders. With the success of the previous program years, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program is happy to announce its first expansion outside of DC!
AIA Colorado welcomes the CKLDP curriculum and is looking forward to a busy inaugural year.
- Eager to learn about architecture as a business and industry?
- Curious to develop new skills for your own business?
- Excited at the prospect of meeting and collaborating with other eager learners, driven professionals and budding leaders?
All emerging professionals within 10 years of licensure (10 years before and 10 years after) are welcome to apply.
If you have questions or want to “stay in the loop” regarding next year’s program, please email the Executive Committee at email@example.com.
The CKLDP focuses on core professional skills, such as: entrepreneurship and firm management; teamwork and collaboration; negotiation skills; client development; community leadership; understanding industry trends, and; developing your future within the practice. The selected scholars to CKLDP will plan and participate in each of the sessions. The program is kicked off with a “Boot Camp” session to introduce the participants and develop the curriculum for the year.
- September 16, 2016
- Introduction to the course and participants
- Importance of leadership within the profession
- “How To” set-up future courses in the coming months
- Breakouts with scholars to develop session content for year ahead
- Sponsorship now and in your future
- Review of program templates
- October 14, 2016
- The role of architects relative to other project stakeholders, including public and private owners, developers, contractors, consultants, financial institutions, and other allied professionals
- Teams, groups, and organizational problem solving
- Understanding your own leadership skills and how they relate to the rest of your team
Session 2: Professional Practice
- November 11, 2016
- Office and Firm management
- Leadership, ownership, and transition
- Financial planning
- Business and project management standards
Session 3: Negotiation and Contractual Pitfalls
- December 9, 2016
- Ethics and law, from contracts and codes to professional ethics and standards of behavior as it pertains to the profession
- Negotiating a contract
Session 4: Community Involvement
- January 13, 2017
- Community involvement the role of volunteerism in a market-based society
- Professional expectations for social responsibility and public service
- Becoming more involved in your own community through philanthropic work and board involvement
- Understanding how politics and advocacy effect the profession
Session 5: Marketing & Business Development
- February 10, 2017
- Business and professional communications including public relations, presentations, writing and professional speaking skills
- Importance (or not so important) use of social media
Session 6: Industry Trends
- March 10, 2017
- Industry trends and technology within the practice including Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and the latest reference(s) focusing on sustainability within the profession
- Advancing project delivery
- Learning by doing through the use of fabrication
- Getting to 2030 as it relates to the environment, economy, and social ethics
Session 7: Research, Education and Practice
- April 14, 2017
- The importance of research within the practice
- Education within the University and the role of mentorship
- Keeping involved with the academic setting and keeping abreast with new ideas
- Non-traditional roles in the practice
Session 8: The Future of Practice & Closing Reception
- May 12, 2017
- The future of architecture and the fundamentals of planning, design, documentation and service in a forward-thinking and fast changing profession
- Development trends
- Developing your own career path
- Leader effectiveness and personal development
- Closing Reception to follow
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In 2013 the AIA|DC Chapter established a program to help train and develop the next generation of architectural leaders. Demonstrating sustained success since its inception, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program looks to continue this trend by calling for applications for the 2016-2017 year not only in DC but also now in Colorado.
The year-long program consists of nine monthly half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of sixteen emerging professionals – defined as someone who has earned a degree in architecture and is within ten years of their first licensure. Prospective participants will go through an application process for selection through which they must demonstrate proven career success, community involvement, and full support by their firm/agency.
The application process for 2016-2017 is now closed.
If you have questions or want to “stay in the loop” regarding next year’s program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CKLDP is a self-funded program. The success of the program depends on like-minded folks advocating for the program and supporting the effort with their time, generous in-kind donations and financial support.