WiA 2019 Equity Series: Me to We | Workshop

Me to We | An Authentic Look at Collaborators in the Practice of Architecture – Workshop

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April 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kirksey Architecture
6909 Portwest Dr.
Houston, TX 77024

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Women in Architecture Houston's 2019 Equity Series Event:
Me to We | An Authentic Look at Collaborators in the Practice of Architecture - Workshop

Me to We: Provoking Culture Change

Collaboration. Partnership. Collective. Culture Shift. Agents of Change.

Rethinking what collaboration looks and feels like within the AEC community isn’t the responsibility of one person and it doesn’t happen overnight. In order to shift our thinking and how we work, we need a culture change – in our firms and in the broader AEC community. For that, we need agents of change empowered to provoke a new way of working.

In the Me to We Workshop, we will build on the conversation from the Equity Series Panel Discussion and translate ideas into action. In this hands on workshop, we will discuss the perception of and barriers to collaboration within the AEC community and explore how to effectively value and implement collaboration at all levels of leadership. Using real examples of changing culture, Karen Robichaud will lead an interactive dialogue wherein participants will develop the tools to provoke change in their firms and the larger AEC community.

Karen Robichaud, Director of Creative Engagement, Payette

Karen joined Payette in 2012 as a graphic designer and has since led several communications initiatives from the ground-up for the firm. From the outset, Karen established Payette as a leader among other architecture firms with social media strategy, leveraging many voices across the firm. As she positioned the firm in the social media sphere, Karen took on the firm’s external communications strategies and PR initiatives. Karen is a leading voice in building a culture of communication at an architecture firm and has presented her work in a number of venues; AIA SF Equity by Design Symposium, AIA National Conferences, AIA COTE Annual Summit, SMPS Boston and the Boston Society of Architecture. Karen earned her BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Richmond.

Payette is the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award Recipient.

This course is approved for 3 AIA LU

For this half-day workshop, participants will have their choice between Session 01 (morning) or Session 02 (afternoon).

Session 01:
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Session 02:
2:00PM - 5:00PM

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