Charlie Haas invited to 2020 AIA Detroit Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program

Now in its third year in Detroit, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program has announced its 2019 – 2020 class will include IDS architect Charlie Haas.

With a goal of nurturing emerging industry leaders, the CKLDP encourages engagement with industry trends, supports leadership development skills and fosters connections between area professionals.  Charlie explains he is excited about the program because “[it] looks to cover so many topics, many of which I don’t get to experience on a daily basis, [I believe] it will start to fill in those gaps in my experience and help me on a day-to-day basis.”

The program consists of day-long programming led by pairs from the cohort.  Program topics include Working Together, Engaging Your Community, Entrepreneurship and Business Management, The Art of Negotiating, Closing the Deal, Expanding the Definition of Practice, Industry Culture, and The Future of Practice.

IDS architects Katy Litwin and Zac VanOverbeke participated in the first two years of the Detroit chapter’s program, respectively.  Charlie says he “applied for the program because … they couldn’t stop speaking highly of it.  I have a desire to always keep learning, so the program just seemed like a natural fit.”

The 2019 – 2020 cohort is due to kick-off their year in September with an introductory bootcamp.

Click here to learn more about the AIA Detroit Chapter’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program.