Ben Kasdan – Building an Emerging Professionals Network

AIA Grassroots 2017

March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 9:30–11am

Workshop C3
Building an Emerging Professionals Network

Nicolas Caravella, Assoc. AIA, Director-at-Large, AIA National Associates Committee
Megan Dougherty, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Regional Associate Director, AIA California Council
Ben Kasdan, AIA, AIA California Council
Brandon Warshofsky, Assoc. AIA, Region Associates Director, AIA New Jersey

At all levels of the AIA, components are seeking ways to engage emerging professionals, to empower them as effective leaders within the organization, and to provide them with the tools to become advocates for the profession and within the communities they serve. This session will focus on two components’ experiences in establishing an emerging professionals network and provide attendees with tools and specific recommendations that can be implemented within their own components for successful results.

Learning objectives
• discuss how to structure emerging professional leadership groups
• examine strategies for identifying leadership opportunities for emerging professionals
• identify resources needed for successful engagement
• examine how to organize grassroots advocacy efforts

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington DC 20001