Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals

Due to the ongoing events surrounding Covid-19, the AIA Pittsburgh Foundation’s Leadership Institute will be not be conducting its Fifth Year in its typical format this Fall.  We will be attentive to the changing landscape of our community’s collective health and wellness, and will be sending out an announcement of potential future programing as our situation may change.

We look forward to resuming our program which has trained 79 individuals from 32 different companies in Adaptive Leadership over the past four years.

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.

09.12.19 – Welcome Mixer – 6-8 p.m. @ the AIA Pittsburgh Office

09.19.19 – S1 – Building a Leadership Community
10.17.19 – S2 -Collaborating for Results
11.21.19 – S3 – Building Issue Awareness
12.19.19 – S4 – Examining Your Sphere of Influence
01.23.20 – S5 – Exploring Organizational Context
02.20.20 – S6 – Creating Impact
03.19.20- S7 – Community Leadership Initiative I
04.16.20 – S8 – Community Leadership Initiative II
05.21.20 – S9 – Community Leadership Initiative III & Debrief

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 an Associate AIA member or an AIA member licensed for 10 years or less or an Industry Partner of AIA Pittsburgh. 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 July 31, 2019.

Application is free!
$950 tuition will be due upon acceptance into the program.

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