Alumni Class of 2017

Boot Camp

  • September 9, 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

Session 1: Working Together

  • 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 4, 2016
  • Office and Firm management
  • Leadership, ownership, and transition
  • Financial planning
  • Business and project management standards

Session 3: Negotiation and Contractual Pitfalls

  • December 2, 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 3, 2017
  • Business and professional communications including public relations, presentations, writing and professional speaking skills
  • Importance (or not so important) use of social media
  • Networking

Session 6: Industry Trends

  • March 3, 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 7, 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 5th, 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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