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The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program is key in helping a potential entrepreneur start their own practice. This course helped me re-look at how I can improve my practice with financial planning, business management, marketing, transition planning, and advancing the business in this ever evolving industry. This course was like a mini MBA for architecture.

Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture, LLC

The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program is one of the best investments our office has made in our emerging staff.  It is like an executive MBA for the architect, focused on leadership and the business of architecture.  Having had several scholars in the program, our firm has benefited from their renewed passion, elevated awareness of the business side of the practice, and definitely bring more value back into our office than the modest investment of their time and tuition.  Regardless of firm size, firm structure or practice focus, there is not a better program out there for leadership and professional development of professional architectural staff.

Senior Vice President

Our participants in the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program come back to the office with new ideas to share and further explore. The experience is a positive one – for not only the individuals – but the firm as a whole, as we watch our team members grow and develop. 

Mary Kay Lanzillotta, FAIA, LEED AP

We have been fortunate to have had two of our staff members participate in the CKLPD program.  The program exposed them to valuable information and a perspective about how a firm is created and operated. Both have grown from the experience and have become more rounded professionally and more valuable to our firm. More importantly, however, the program expanded their own professional network with other emerging professionals of their own age. As the future principals of firms, they will benefit from this network throughout their professional careers. We strongly support this program and hope to continue to encourage our staff members to participate.

Steven L. Spurlock  FAIA LEED® AP
WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

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