AIA Minnesota is pleased to present two new intercultural development programs help members increase their ability to lead successful equity, diversity and inclusion efforts in their firms and to more effectively engage with clients who are demographically or ideologically different.

National Intercultural Leadership Program

$570 AIA and NOMA members
$710 Non-members

AIA Minnesota hosts an annual intensive, nine-session leadership program open to members and practitioners around the country to grow the capacity of leaders in the architecture community to lead inclusively and to engage in sustained action to address systemic racism in the profession of architecture and in the built environment.

Sessions are focused on understanding identity, power and conflict styles, and recognizing differences that make a difference—particularly difference related to gender and race/ethnicity—as applied to the culture of architecture firms and to the built environment. Participants will take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Assessment as well as the Intercultural Conflict-Styles Inventory (ICS). Learn more >


Foundations of Intercultural Development

$250 per person ($200 discount for members of the AIA Minnesota board and local chapter boards, Women in Architecture committee, EDI Committee, members of the Community of Practice for Culture Change; MSP AoA NOMA, and current AIA MN committee and knowledge community co-chairs)

Learn the core concepts of intercultural development and build your ability to engage effectively with colleagues, project partners, clients, and community members of various genders, races, ethnicities, and other “differences that make a difference.” Participants will be introduced to the Intercultural Development Continuum before taking an evaluative assessment to measure their current skills and will received one-on-one guidance on the next steps needed to continue to grow in intercultural competence. The program concludes with an interactive workshop to practice using and building your intercultural skills.

5 LU Hours; 4 ethics credits

To inquire about when the next session will begin, please contact Mary-Margaret Zindren.