2020 Leadership Collective Application


Applications will be accepted through October 4 for the 2020 Leadership Collective Class.   

To qualify for the program an applicant must be:
• Employed full time by an architectural firm in the Austin Area, OR be employed full time by an AIA Austin Allied Member organization (up to 5 Allied Members may be admitted each year);
• On a path to licensure or have recently become licensed (may not be applicable for Allied participants);
• In good standing with the American Institute of Architects; and
• Able to commit the time and effort necessary as outlined in this document.
• Applications must be neatly typed. Do not use additional pages or attach resumes or other documents.
• Two (2) letters of recommendation are required along with this application.

Completed application and letters of recommendation are due by midnight on Friday, October 4, 2019.

The application committee will review and determine acceptance to the program. Upon acceptance, an invoice for Program Fees will be emailed to applicant from AIA Austin for payment by applicant or applicant’s firm. If you have additional questions about the program, please contact Ingrid Spencer at ingrid@aiaaustin.org.

The program consists of
• (1) kickoff retreat February 7 and 8 (Friday afternoon + full day Saturday)
• (7) half-day afternoon sessions to be held on First Fridays from March – October (excepting a July break)
• Optional (but highly encouraged) social hours following each monthly session
• A mandatory graduation celebration on the evening of October 2 (following the last session)
• (7) Leadership Experiments, to be planned and facilitated by participants between program sessions
• Up to (2) hours of additional homework per monthly session (may include reading, worksheets, etc.)
• Each participant is allowed (1) excused absence (excluding initial retreat and graduation). Please provide advance notice to program coordinators regarding any absences or time conflicts.

Tuition is $500 per participant and covers program materials, luncheons, speaker fees, administrative fees and other meeting expenses. Tuition is priced far below the market value of the content in order to promote accessibility and diversity; some financial assistance may be available upon request (especially for participants from small firms).