2021 Sessions

January  |  Boot Camp (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

February  |  Session #1: Leading Together

  • The basics of leadership
  • Understanding one’s personal leadership skills and how they relate to others
  • Effective communication and emotional intelligence
  • Optimizing team dynamics

March  |  Session #2: Entrepreneurship + Management (½ HSW)

  • Office + firm management standards
  • Firm organizational structures + long-term succession planning strategies
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities within the practice
  • Alternative business models

April  |  Session #3: The Art of Negotiation (HSW)

  • Ethics + Law: from contracts and codes to professional ethics
  • Overcoming negotiating pitfalls + behavior
  • Advocating for oneself
  • Public speaking + professional communication

May  |  Session #4: Research + Data (½ HSW)

  • Thought leadership
  • Creating the case for research in design + beyond
  • Using data effectively
  • Bridging the divide between architectural education + practice

June  |  Session #5: Business Development + Marketing

  • Effective networking
  • Using social media professionally
  • Business development + pursuing work
  • Building a personal brand

July  |  Session #6: Industry Game Changers (HSW)

  • Sustainability + resilience in design
  • The potential of historic reuse, preservation, and adaptation
  • New tools to change how we practice (BIM, VR, etc.)
  • Shaping the future of the design + project delivery methods

August  |  Session #7: Community Engagement (HSW)

  • Understanding the needs of the community
  • Tools to interact + collect data from the community
  • Social responsibility of architects as community leaders and public servants; citizen architects
  • Becoming more involved in one’s own community through philanthropic work + board involvement
  • Impact through political advocacy

September  |  Session #8: The Future of Our Culture (½ HSW) (Attendance Required)

  • Architecture’s role in culture, today + the future
  • Embracing a diverse, inclusive + equitable world
  • Becoming a mentor
  • Growth through the CKLDP experience