Inspired by other states that have already stepped into this arena, AIA Detroit is expanding the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program to the entire state of Michigan! All applications and supporting documents are due no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, June 30th. Please see the 2019 CKLDP Info Packet for a full description of the application requirements. Interested Candidates are encouraged to reach out to the Program Committee at CKLDP@aiadetroit.com with any questions.
To begin the application process, please complete the following steps:
The year-long program will consist of nine (separate) half-day sessions attended by a group of 16 emerging professionals from across the state of Michigan, selected by our hand-picked jury. 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 program participants are responsible for planning and participating in each of the individual sessions.
Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2019-2020 program are now available 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.
Kevin Bouchey, Strategic Energy Solutions
Leland Curtis, SmithGroup
Ethan Dome, HKS
Justin Fiema, SmithGroup
Bria Johnson, Hamilton Anderson Associates
Joshua Maddox, SmithGroup
Frank Majewski, SmithGroup
Nate Meade, GMB
Timothy Morris, Bedrock Detroit
Karin Neubauer, Quinn Evans Architects
Lauren Pedigo, SmithGroup
Erin Porter, Spackman Mossop Michaels
Bryan Seef, SmithGroup
Samantha Szeszulski, Stantec
Zachary VanOverbeke, Integrated Design Solutions
Margaret Whitfield, Yamasaki
The 8 scholar-led sessions for the 2018-2019 curriculum included:
The AIA Detroit CKLDP is made possible with the support of the AIA College of Fellows 2018 Component Grant for Emerging Professionals, and 2018-2019 Benefactor Sponsors Quinn Evans Architects, SmithGroup, and The Eisen Group. For more information on how to support or sponsor the program or individual sessions, please contact 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/