In 2017, the AIA Miami chapter undertook an initiative to develop a program which would help train and nurture the next generation of leaders. The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP), developed by the AIA DC chapter, has now graduated two classes of scholars!
Based on the program’s success, AIA Miami looks to secure a promising group of scholars for its class of 2020-21. The year‐long program consists of nine (9) individual half‐day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of sixteen (16) emerging professionals (an emerging professional is defined as a graduate from an accredited college with an architecture degree and within 10 years of licensure). Prospective participants must go through an application process for selection where proven career success, community involvement and the individual’s firm/agency support will be considered.