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Diversity and Inclusion > AIA Diversity Toolkit for Components > Component Programs

Component Programs

“Asking our membership to initiate conversations and actions on the local level” is a principle of the Gateway Commitment. This page showcases what some of your component peers are doing to help facilitate discourse and action within their memberships and communities. Click on the links below to read about the various programs and initiatives taking place in components across the U.S. While some of these specifically address issues of diversity, inclusiveness, and representation, others can be tailored into an effective and engaging diversity initiative. We’ve also included links to some of the national Knowledge Communities that can provide additional tools and resources. 

Diversity Committees
AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable

Leadership Development

AIA Kansas City Pillars Leadership Program


AIA Atlanta Mentoring Program

Sample Form: Student Information Survey

Sample Form: Student Assessment

Sample Form: Mentor Orientation and Guide

Sample Form: Mentor Information Survey

Sample Form: Mentor Assessment

K-12 Outreach

AIA Atlanta High School Student Design Competition

AIA Cincinnati Architecture By Children

AIA Wisconsin Architects in Schools

ACE Mentor Program

Women in the Profession

AIA Atlanta NetWorking Women

BSA Women in Design Network

Sample Form: Women in Design Program Survey

Additional best practices, including the ones below, are available on Soloso.

Continuing Education

ARE Success Teams

Keeping Interns on the Path to Licensure: Successful ARE Programs


Steps to Creating Successful Newsletters

Knowledge Communities and Resources

Meeting Types: Planning Successful Knowledge-Generating Activities

Public Service and Community Involvement

Architectural Awareness Program for Junior High Students

Architectural Design Competition for High School Students

Architecture: It’s Elementary! A K – 5 Curriculum

Celebrating Architecture, Educating the Public

Community Leadership in Urban Design

Kids in Architecture: A Grade 5 Curriculum

Plan Savannah 2000: Reaching Out with an Unstaffed Component

Knowledge Communities

Communities by Design
Educator Practitioner Network
Emerging Professionals

For a more complete listing of diversity initiatives at the component level, click here. Have a program but don’t see it listed? Email and tell us about it.


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