Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program
Sessions will be held monthly 12:00pm – 5:00pm, September 2021 through May 2022.
P.O. Box 66696
Houston, TX 77266
Beginning in 2013, the AIA|DC chapter undertook an initiative to develop a program which would train and nurture the next generation of leaders. With the success of the previous program years, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program looks to secure a promising new faction of scholars in 2021-2022. The year-long program consists of nine individual half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of 16 emerging professionals from Houston (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.
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 will be responsible for planning and participating in each of the individual sessions. The program will be kicked off by a “Boot Camp” session to introduce the participants and to develop the curriculum for the year.
Sessions will be held monthly 12:00pm – 5:00pm, September 2021 through May 2022. A full list of courses and specific dates can be viewed here.