Christopher Kelly Leadership Development Program: Call for Applications

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. The first 16 scholars were selected in July 2013, and the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program has recently completed its inaugural year with great success.

The year-long program consists of nine individual half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of 16 emerging professionals (within 10 years of first licensure).  The curriculum focuses on core skills such as marketing and business development, office and firm management, presentation and public speaking, professional ethics and the law, philanthropy and board involvement, community service, industry trends, and the future of the practice. The leadership program participants are responsible for planning and participating in each of the individual sessions.

AIA|DC proudly announces its Call of Applications to begin the evaluation process for the 2015 Class.  Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of Nomination
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume: include education, employment history, organizations and activities that you have been involved in, honors and awards that you have received.
  • Essay responses

For full CKLDP Application information, please visit

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm, Monday July 14, 2014.