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Key Dates

02/10/2023- CKLDP 101: Application and Program Info Session

02/10/2023- Call for Applicants

03/10/2023 – CKLDP 101: Application and Program Info Session

05/26/2023 – Applications Due

07/28/2023 – Selected Applicants Notified

09/01/2023 – Tuition due

2023-2024 Sessions

All sessions will be held on Fridays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (MT)

The Fundamentals

September 15, 2023 │ Bootcamp (Attendance Required)

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Importance of leadership within the profession
  • “How To” set-up future courses in the coming months
  • Breakouts with scholars to develop session content for year ahead
  • Sponsorship now and in your future
  • Review of program templates

October 20, 2023 │ Session #1 Working Together

  • The role of architects relative to other project stakeholders, including public and private
  • Owners, developers, contractors, consultants, financial institutions, and other allied professionals
  • Teams, groups, and organizational problem solving, including alternative methodologies (ie. Six Sigma, PMP, etc..)
  • Understanding your own leadership skills and how they relate to the rest of your team

November 17, 2023 │ Session #2 Engaging your Community

  • Community involvement the role of volunteerism in a market-based society
  • Professional expectations for social responsibility and public service
  • Becoming more involved in your own community through philanthropic work and board involvement
  • Understanding how politics and advocacy effect the profession

Practice Management

December 15, 2023 │ Session #3 Entrepreneurship + Professional Practice

  • Office and firm management
  • Leadership, ownership, and transition
  • Financial and succession planning
  • Business and project management standards

January 19, 2024 │ Session #4 Art of Negotiation + Contracts

  • Ethics and law, from contracts and codes to professional ethics and standards of behavior as it pertains to the profession
  • Negotiating a contract
  • Contractual pitfalls
  • Stakeholder relationships

February 16, 2024 | Session #5 Marketing to Close the Deal

  • Business and professional communications including public relations, presentations, writing and professional speaking skills
  • Importance (or not so important) use of social media
  • Networking

Beyond the Firm

March 15, 2024 │ Session #6 Industry Trends

  • Industry trends and technology within the practice including Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and the latest reference(s) focusing on sustainability within the profession
  • Advancing project delivery
  • Learning by doing through the use of fabrication
  • Getting to 2030 as it relates to the environment, economy, and social ethics

April 19, 2024 │ Session #7 Research, Education, and Practice

  • The importance of research within the practice
  • Education within the University and the role of mentorship
  • Keeping involved with the academic setting and keeping abreast with new ideas
  • Non-traditional roles in the practice

May 17, 2024 | Session #8 The Future of Practice / Closing Reception to follow

  • The future of architecture and the fundamentals of planning, design, documentation, and service in a forward-thinking and fast changing profession
  • Development trends
  • Developing your own career path
  • Leader effectiveness and personal development
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