Take your leadership skills to the next level with AIA. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your ability to lead, take on a larger role at your firm or in your community, or create opportunities for others, AIA can help you fulfill your vision.
Gain valuable skills, reach your leadership potential
Are you a partner in a large firm? An emerging professional in your first project management role? An elected official on a municipal council? No matter what your role or experience level, you'll gain valuable skills and reach your potential through AIA leadership programs.
Women's Leadership Summit
This annual event supports and empowers women on their leadership journeys and breaks down the barriers that get in the way. Join us for education, networking, inspiration, and the opportunity to connect with the industry's largest network of diverse women in architecture, design, and the allied building industries.
Next to Lead
This two-year program—the first of its kind—supports ethnically diverse women who aspire to be AIA leaders. It features an online curriculum and includes serving in a volunteer leadership role within AIA.
AIA Leadership Summit
This annual event is designed to help AIA chapter leaders maximize their leadership potential in their chapters, communities, and the architecture profession. Leadership in advocacy is a centerpiece of the summit, offering attendess the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for issues impacting the built environment in their state.
Women's Leadership Edge
In partnership with the University of California-Hastings' Center for Worklife Law, AIA offers members access to Women's Leadership Edge. This resource provides practical, evidence-based tools that enable organizations to effectively retain, support, and advance women from within.
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Take individual courses on paths to leadership, driving change, gaining visibility, and more.