The AIA Detroit
Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program


 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 COHORT OF THE AIA DETROIT CHRISTOPHER KELLEY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OPEN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2018

Interested in taking your career to the next level? APPLY NOW to join the 2019 Cohort of the AIA Detroit Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program! Applications and all supporting materials are due Saturday, June 30th. 

Download the Application Information Packet  |  Begin the Online Application Form  |  Download and Complete the MOU

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018-2019 program will open soon for both Benefactor (Annual) and individual Session Sponsorships. The Program Committee is also looking for potential speakers and venues for individual sessions; if you’re interested in providing sponsorship, venue, or speaker support, please reach out to the Program Committee at CKLDP@AIADetroit.com.


The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) was founded in 2013 by the Emerging Architects Committee as part of the AIA|DC Chapter. The program is in memory of Christopher Kelley, an employee of Gensler and an active member of the DC architectural community. Christopher was a recipient of the AIA Young Architects Award in 2010 and an exemplary, emerging young leader. Since its founding, the CKLDP has been established in Washington DC, Denver, Detroit, and Miami, and strives to carry forward Christopher’s legacy by actively training and nurturing the next generation of leaders within the architectural profession.

The year-long program consists of nine individual half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of 16 emerging professionals from in and around Detroit.  The curriculum focuses on core skills such as entrepreneurship and firm management, the art of negotiation, bringing in new clients, community leadership, industry culture, and developing one’s future within the practice.

The leadership program participants are responsible for planning and participating in each of the individual sessions. Each year, scholars from the previous year are selected to help guide the next year’s class. In this way, the program is continually evolving, allowing the scholars to learn on an ongoing basis about thoughts and ideas relevant to the architectural profession today.


Congratulations to the 16 Scholars of the 2017-2018 Cohort
who recently completed the inaugural session of the AIAD CKLDP:

The 8 scholar-led sessions for the 2017-2018 curriculum included:

For more information about The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, visit https://ckldp.wordpress.com/

 

The AIA Detroit CKLDP is made possible with the support of the Hanley Wood / AIA Component Opportunity Fund Grant, The AIA Trust Component Grant, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., providers of the AIA Trust Professional Liability Insurance Program underwritten by CNA Insurance Companies, and Quinn Evans Architects, SmithGroupJJR, and The Eisen Group, the program’s Benefactor Sponsors. For more information on how to support or sponsor the program or individual sessions, please contact CKLDP@AIADetroit.com