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In 2013, AIA|DC developed a unique educational program to help cultivate the District’s next generation of design industry leaders. Now heading into its tenth year, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) is seeking a promising new cohort of emerging professionals to participate in the 2024 class. Prospective candidates must demonstrate leadership qualities, community involvement, and growth potential.

The CKLDP curriculum focuses on core professional skills such as:

  • firm management
  • collaborative excellence
  • negotiating skills
  • client development
  • community leadership
  • trends analysis
  • entrepreneurship
  • the future of the practice
  • leadership

Taking place from January to October, the schedule consists of nine half-day sessions, with one session occurring per month for the duration of the course. Learn more about how to apply on the CKLDP Homepage.