CKLDP Ceremony and Closing Reception

Come celebrate this year's scholars
Event is free and RSVPs are appreciated.
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May 5, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program

Join the Emerging Professional Committee in celebrating this year's CKLDP Scholars! 

Overview: Beginning in 2013, the AIA|DC chapter undertook an initiative to develop a program which would train and nurture the next generation of leaders. The year-long program consists of nine individual half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of 16 emerging professionals (an emerging professional is defined as someone who has graduated from college with an architecture degree and is within 10 years of their first licensure). Prospective participants must go through an application process for selection where proven career success, community involvement and the individual’s firm/agency support will be considered.

Curriculum: The curriculum focuses on core professional skills such as entrepreneurship and firm management; teamwork and collaboration, negotiating skills, client development, community leadership, understanding trends within the industry, and developing your future within the practice. The selected scholars are responsible for planning and participating in each of the individual sessions. 


Applications for the 2023-2024 CKLDP program will open Monday, May 22, 2023