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AIA Detroit Leadership Institute

Join me in Detroit as I take part in the "Leadership is Fundamental - K12 Programs" panel discussion. This is a discussion on K-12 outreach programs bringing design thinking to pre-college students, fostering a more diverse and accessible pipeline into the design profession, and demonstrating industry leadership by shedding light on the architectural design process to the public, featuring:

Andrew Dunlap, SmithGroupJJR, AIA Detroit Treasurer (Moderator)
Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture Camps
Kelly Lyons, AIA Detroit ABC:D Program
Bryan Cook, NOMA Project Pipeline
Tracey Alfonsi, CAM 3D Program

The Leadership Institute 2017 is a one-day leadership training event for architects and emerging professionals. Bringing together visionary speakers on leadership, both inside and outside the profession, this training experience includes:

  • leadership best practices and how to apply them in professional, industry, community, and design settings
  • a network of local and industry leaders who are changing the leadership dialogue in architecture
  • relevant content for your career and professional journey
  • leadership resources, including a free digital copy of Living Your Life as a Leader, a reference guide and workbook that will support your personal leadership development during and after the event
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DETROIT SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

08:00 - 08:30a Breakfast / Registration

08:30 - 09:30a Leadership is Fundamental - K12 Programs

A panel discussion on K-12 outreach programs bringing design thinking to pre-college students, fostering a more diverse and accessible pipeline into the design profession, and demonstrating industry leadership by shedding light on the architectural design process to the public, featuring:

Andrew Dunlap, SmithGroupJJR, AIA Detroit Treasurer (Moderator)
Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture Camps
Kelly Lyons, AIA Detroit ABC:D Program
Bryan Cook, NOMA Project Pipeline
Tracey Alfonsi, CAM 3D Program

09:30 - 10:30a Thought Leadership in Practice

A participatory conversation on the many, sometimes unexpected ways to be a leader within the practice, impacting areas like environmental responsibility, innovation in architectural technology, engagement with and service to the community, and best practices in the business of design, featuring:

Jon Disbrow, ROSSETTI, AIA Detroit President (Moderator)
Emile Lauzzana, USGBC Michigan Director of Community
Karen Burton, Founder, SpaceLab
Meredith McLellan, SmithGroupJJR
Ceara O'Leary, Detroit Collaborative Design Center

10:30 - 10:45a Coffee break

10:45 - 11:15a (Ring)leading in a Bigger Tent

Panel discussion on the many opportunities to exercise leadership beyond, or in addition to, traditional practice, including alternative career paths and consideration of global issues that architects are uniquely positioned to address.

Kim Montague, Herman Miller, AIA Detroit President-Elect (Moderator)
Ann Phillips, AIA Detroit CKLDP Chair and 2017 AIAD Associate Award winner
Ashley Flintoff, Director of Planning, Wayne State University
Karl Daubmann, Dean, College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University

11:15 - 12:15p Lunch and Casual Conversation

hosted by AIA Detroit Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Scholars

12:15 - 12:30p Countdown to National Plenary Broadcast

12:30 - 05:00p National Plenary Broadcast (click to view Eastern Schedule)

05:00 - 06:30p Local Closing and AIA Detroit Reception

Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

06:30 - 08:00p AIA Detroit Annual Meeting and Elections for 2018 Board of Directors