AIA Minnesota’s Leadership FORUM program was created to foster and develop leadership for AIA Minnesota member architects during mid-career. The mission of the FORUM is to assist AIA members in understanding and strengthening their role in leadership in areas of community involvement, government, professional practice, business development, and mentorship.

Program Requirements

  • Candidates must be an AIA Minnesota member.
  • Licensure required.
  • 5 years of licensure recommended.
  • 8-10 years total career experience encouraged.
  • Selected participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete all homework.

Program Format

The Forum consists of six sessions from January through June. Experts speak at each session addressing leadership styles, the impact of personality type on leadership, communication, motivation, trends, knowing when and how to lead, and finally application. Learning is achieved through lecture, small group discussions and exercises.

Forum Archives

Download a list and photos of past Leadership Forum graduates (pdf).

For more information, contact Deanna Christiansen.