2022 Cohort Sessions

2021 – 2022 Schedule

September 3, 2021  |  Boot Camp (mandatory attendance required)

  • Introduction to the course and fellow scholars
  • Review of program templates
  • Sponsorship + fundraising guidelines
  • Session planning requirements + brainstorming activities
  • Leadership introduction + guest speakers

October 1, 2021  |  Session #1: Working Together
Session Program
Session Summary

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

November 5, 2021  |  Session #2: Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice
Session Program
Session Summary

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

December 3, 2021  |  Session #3: Art of Negotiations
Session Program
Session Summary

  • 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

January 7, 2022  |  Session #4: Community Engagement
Session Program
Session Summary

  • Community involvement and the role of volunteerism in a market-based society
  • Business practice of public interest design
  • 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, civic leadership

February 4, 2022  |  Session #5: Closing The Deal
Session Program
Session Summary

  • Business and professional communications including public relations, presentations, writing and professional speaking skills
  • Use of social media
  • Networking
  • Business Development and pursing work

March 4, 2022  |  Session #6: Definition of Practice and Future Trends
Session Program
Session Summary

  • Keeping abreast with new ideas through the academic setting
  • Alternative business models to a traditional firm
  • 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.)
  • Research and standard of care in the profession

April 1, 2022  |  Session #7: Jedi – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Session Program
Session Summary

  • Providing a diverse, inclusive, and innovative practice
  • Education, training, and knowledge dissemination
  • Recruitment and retainment
  • Measuring progress

May 6, 2022  |  Session #8: The Future of Our Culture and Mentorship / Closing Ceremony (mandatory attendance required)
Session Program
Session Summary

  • The future of architecture and the fundamentals of planning, design, documentation, and service in a forward-thinking and fast-changing profession
  • Leader effectiveness and personal development; work-life balance
  • The role of mentorship with recent graduate and recently licensed architects
  • Developing your own career path through reflection on the CKLDP