Wednesday, March 2, 2011

AIA Young Architects Mentoring Series -- right on!

I apologize for the lack of posts--I've been on deadline and then out of town. Just as I got back, I got the email below from AIA Young Architects Forum. I'm glad to see them really taking a solid interest in mentoring. Hopefully I'll be able to catch one or more of these and report back. (And if you attend one of these webinars, feel free to write a review for Intern 101! And I'm having a hard time getting this to publish properly, so you might be best served by clicking on the links and going right to the website.)

AIA Professional Architect Mentoring Series
Session 1: Getting Work

The College of Fellows and the Young Architects Forum are sponsoring the development of a new, easy-to-participate webinar series to foster mentoring in the profession.

The mentoring series is directed to firm and organization leaders, unlicensed professionals, young architects, and current and potential trainers and mentors to help them understand what mentoring is and how to establish successful mentoring programs.The program will provide established practitioners with the skills and tools to act as mentors and career coaches to young licensed professionals and unlicensed interns.


Each webinar will help mentors and mentees deal with a topic, rather than train on the topic itself. Our first session,“Getting Work,”will deal with marketing and business development.


Session 1: Getting Work

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2pm EDT

Session 2: Profitability

Second Quarter 2011*

Session 3: Doing Good Work

Third Quarter 2011*

Session 4: Talent and Culture

Fourth Quarter 2011*


View the Professional Architect Mentoring Series flyer, or Register here for the first session.

Fee: $15 per registrant (via Paypal.) Groups may view webinar, but individuals must register to receive the 1.5 AIA Learning Unit.

*Session under development, date and time to be determined.

1 comment:

  1. Thankfully you posted this announcement, otherwise I may have not heard of it. Coming from a firm that does not have a defined mentor program, it was great to hear what some other firms around the country are doing to mold future professionals into the future leaders of the design world. They talked a lot of passion and holding both the mentors and mentees accountable while capitalizing on your strength and style as well as getting comfortable with your marketplace. One interesting statistic that was thrown out is that the average age of a person starting their own firm is 31. I would highly recommend spending the $15 to everyone that visits your blog. They are also going to be making the video available online at some point.