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AIA Minnesota's Leadership FORUM program was created in response to the Leadership Task Force 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. Experts related to each area of curriculum will speak at each session.


Leadership Forum - 2014

AIA Minnesota is seeking applications for the fifth annual Leadership Forum.

October 18 – Applications due, including:

Application, completed and signed
Personal letter of interest
Letter of recommendation

November 15 – Selections announced to membership at Convention Keynote Address

December 31 - $675 tuition due

January 14, 8 to 5 pm – First session


Click on the links below for more details and the 2014 Application
2014 Program Requirements and Dates
2014 Leadership Forum Application
2013 Testimonials


Leadership Forum - 2013


Leadership Forum -2012
Graduates: (Left to Right) Front row: Christine Albertsson, Albertsson Hansen Architecture; Keon Chi, AECOM; Jesse Turck, BWBR; Kelli Wegscheid, Harmonious Architecture; Ed Wilms, DLR Group; Session Expert: Kathy Cooney, HealthPartners; Dan Grothe, Cuningham Group; Anna Pravinata, Architectural Alliance; Mary Springer, Julie Snow Architects
Second row: Session Expert: Jon Buggy, AECOM; Kenwood McQuade, Target Corporation; Sara Phillips, LHB; Jessica Vogel, AECOM; Nathan Miller, DLR Group; Susan Nelson Golberg, AECOM; Matthew Kruntorad, MS&R; James Moore, HGA; Jared Banks, SALA Architects; Forum Advisor: Nick Ruehl, RUEHL + Associates
2012 FORUM Testimonials (pdf)


Leadership Forum - 2011

Graduates:Left to right: Benjamin Lindau, AIA - AECOM Ellerbe Becket; Steven Wolf, AIA - Target Corporation; Jeffrey Loeschen, AIA - Architectural Alliance; Paul Lawton, AIA - Paulsen Architects; Rebecca Krull Kraling, AIA - HGA Architects & Engineers; Michael Grage, AIA - AECOM Ellerbe Becket; Philip Lund, AIA - Philip J. Lund Design + Construction; Lani Priddy, AIA - Cuningham Group; Ross Naylor, AIA - Architectural Alliance; Speaker: Cheryl Leitschuh; David Haaland, AIA - UrbanWorks Architecture; Marcelo Pinto, AIA - Architectural Alliance; Meghan Kell Cornell, AIA -Kell Architects; Charlie Stoffel, AIA - Cuningham Group; and Deborah Rathman, AIA - Rivera Architects (not pictured).

2011 Summary of the six programs the FORUM graduates completed. Summary 2011 (pdf).
2011 Graduate Ken Sheehan, AIA, Architectural Alliance, talks about "The X Factor" (pdf)
2011 Graduate Steven Wolf, AIA, shares his experiences. Tools 2011 (pdf)
2011 FORUM Testimonials (pdf)

Leadership Forum - 2010

The inaugural FORUM programGraduates (listed at left)