VISION is an Award-Winning yearlong leadership program designed especially for architects licensed less than 10 years who want to gain the skills necessary to advance to higher levels within the architectural profession. Candidates apply to participate and only a select few are accepted in order to keep the learning focused and intimate. Participants are established in their careers and recognized as leaders with great potential within their practice. Likewise, candidates should be interested in growing their innate leadership capabilities through an enriching holistic curriculum by:
– Facing the challenges of living and practicing to grow business, addressing industry trends, and leaving a lasting legacy;
– Developing and acting on meaningful civic responsibilities;
– Building professional skills – leadership development, business acumen, networking – and strengthening negotiating power;
– Developing a strong network with peers and community leaders on the rise.
The program consists of eleven intimate full-day sessions which convene monthly at various locations throughout the city. Each session varies in terms of implementation depending on the topic and speakers. During these session, Candidates gain exposure to local, regional and national leaders and issues; participate in panel discussions moderated by AIA Architects; provide monthly presentations, and a gain continuous feedback.
The program is complimented by keynote public lectures held in conjunction with the AIA Cincinnati Chapter programming. This seeks to elevate the quality of programming to the chapter members at large while at the same time connecting national and internationally recognized architects with VISION participants in the program seminars and VISION program partner’s constituencies. These lectures are held at public locations throughout the community to add to and leverage our network.