Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals

AIA Pittsburgh’s Foundation for Architecture is looking for people who want to…

  • Learn lifelong skills to build their leadership capacity
  • Improve their ability to work with others
  • Broaden their perspective on the profession
  • Take greater control of their career trajectory
  • Have a greater sense of purpose

Program Schedule
Each course will take place from 1:30-5:00 p.m. at the AIA Pittsburgh Office 925 Liberty Ave, Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Dates are subject to change. Attendees will be notified directly in the event of any change.

S1: Building a Leadership Community 10/7/21
S2: Collaborating for Results 11/4/21
S3: Building Issue Awareness 12/2/21
S4: Examining Your Sphere of Influence 1/6/22
S5: Exploring Organizational Context 2/3/22
S6: Creating Impact 3/3/22
S7: Community Leadership Initiative I 4/7/22
S8: Community Leadership Initiative II 5/5/22
S9: Community Leadership Initiative III & Debrief 5/26/22

Meet the Facilitator
Seth T. Hufford, The People Group
Seth brings over 15 years experience to designing and directing leadership development programs. Working across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors, he has engaged diverse groups of people from community activists to business executives – as well as dozens of architects. Seth facilitates teams both large and small to tackle complex challenges, address inter-personal dynamics, and produce results. He partnered with the American Institute of Architects to workshop conference attendees through a process to examine pressing issues in the profession. Seth has also partnered with the AIA Foundation as the facilitator of the inaugural class of the 2016-2017 Leadership Institute for emerging professionals.

Seth currently serves as a partner in his firm, The People Group, where he focuses on building people capacity to create ideal organizations and communities. Previously, he managed global executive education programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Business School, directed Coro’s Leadership New York program, and facilitated Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative. He also has experience working in local government, economic development, and management consulting.

Interested applicants must be licensed for 10 years or less. Class size is limited. Application process is competitive. Selected participants will be required to sign a commitment statement with signed acknowledgment and support from their firm/place of employment.

How to Apply
Download the application. 
Send the application and attached required documents to the Foundation at
foundation@aiapgh.org by midnight on September 17, 2021.

Application is free!
Tuition for AIA members is $950 and $1,150 for non-AIA members. Tuition will be due upon acceptance into the program.

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