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Announcing the 2016 Leadership Forum Participants!

2016 Forum Advisor – Nancy Blankfard, AIA – HGA Architects & Engineers

Jarett Anderson, AIA – BWBR
Scott Aspenson, AIA – RSP Architects
Stacee Demmer, AIA – LHB
Damaris Hollingsworth, AIA – DJR Architecture
Stephanie Howe, AIA – Studio e architects
Scott Howell, AIA – Cuningham Group
Elizabeth Kalin, AIA – Gensler
Aaron Kapphahn, AIA – HGA Architects and Engineers
Denita Lemmon, AIA – Miller Dunwiddie
Mindy Michael, AIA – Kaas Wilson Architect
Michael Nelson, AIA – HDR, Inc.
William Niebur, AIA – LHB
Kimberly Sandbulte, AIA – HGA Architects and Engineers
Nathaniel Steuerwald, AIA – VJAA, Inc.
Christopher Willette, AIA – ESG Architects
Rachel Williams, AIA – The Weidt Group

Program Overview

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
  • Licensed with 10 years total career experience
  • Tuition is $675 (limited scholarships are available)
  • Participation is limited to 16 people
  • 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.