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2018 Leadership Forum

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The 2018 application will be available soon.
Application deadline: September 22, 2018

Leadership Forum Open House

Monday, September 11, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
AIA Minnesota Office

Please plan to attend and bring someone you’d like to nominate for the 2018 Forum. The reception will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Hear Karen Lu, AIA, Advisory Committee Chair, and Nancy Blankfard, AIA, 2016 and 2017 Leadership Forum Advisor, share details about why Leadership Forum is good for the individual, good for the firm, and good for the profession
  • Talk to past Forum participants
  • Enjoy refreshments

RSVP for you and your guest to Deanna Christiansen by Wednesday, September 6.

Program Requirements

  • Candidates must be an AIA Minnesota member
  • Licensed with 10 years total career experience
  • Tuition is $700 (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.


For more information, contact Deanna Christiansen.