2021-2022 Schedule

Session 0 (September 3, 2021) attendance required

  • 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 the year ahead
  • Sponsorship now and in your future
  • Review of program templates

Session 1 (October 8, 2021)
Working Together

  • Understanding your own leadership skills and how they relate to the rest of your team
  • Teams, groups, and organizational problem solving
  • The role of architects relative to other project stakeholders, including public and private owners, developers, contractors, consultants, financial institutions, and other allied professionals

Session 2 (November 5, 2021)
Entrepreneurship and Business Management

  • Office and Firm management
  • Leadership, ownership, and transition
  • Financial and succession planning
  • Business and project management standards

Session 3 (December 3, 2022)
The Art of Negotiation

  • Ethics and law, from contracts and codes to professional ethics and standards of behavior as it pertains to the profession
  • Negotiating a contract
  • Contractual pitfalls
  • Stakeholder relationships

Session 4 (January 7, 2022)
Community Engagement + Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Community involvement the role of crowdsourced solutions in a market-based society
  • The business practice of public interest design
  • Social responsibility of architects as community leaders – (ie. becoming more involved through philanthropic work and board involvement)
  • Understanding how politics and advocacy affect the profession (ie. civic leadership)

Session 5 (February 4, 2022)
Closing the Deal

  • Business and professional communications including public relations, presentations, writing, and professional speaking skills
  • Appropriate use of social media
  • Networking, business development, and pursuing work

Session 6 (March 4, 2022)
Trending Now

  • Sustainability efforts as they relate to the environment, economy, social ethics, and resiliency
  • The use of technology within the practice (BIM, VR, data gathering, etc.)
  • Learning by doing through the use of fabrication

Session 7 (April 1, 2022)
Expanding the Definition of Practice

  • Research and standard of care in the profession
  • Education within the University and the role of mentorship
  • Keeping abreast with new ideas through the academic setting
  • Alternative business models to a traditional firm
  • Providing a diverse, inclusive, and innovative practice

Session 8 (May 6, 2022) attendance required
Future of Our Culture

  • Leader effectiveness and career and personal development (ie. work-life balance; self – assessment)
  • The role of mentorship with recent graduates and recently licensed architects
  • Developing your own career path through reflection on the CKLDP
  • Major disruptors in tech/construction
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