Archetypes: Leadership by Design

Session Title: Archetypes: Leadership by Design
Educational Track: Practice
Session Code: FR0619
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs

Architects generally complete the educational process and practice architecture with very little instruction or understanding of how our preferences effect relationships to others we need to work with in a positive and productive way. The soft skills of our industry are often overlooked and those who are naturally “in-tune” are better equipped to be strong leaders in our profession. 

This session will explore the realm of architectural leadership and how our character types can help/hinder our success in leading change and process especially in a small firm where everyone must work together. Whether a seasoned veteran or an emerging professional the information presented will position architects to lead more effectively! 

Participants will be inspired to explore more openly their leadership strengths and areas of growth for the benefit of their practices and relationships. “The world has and will continue to be a better place because, WE AS ARCHITECTS, are who we are!”

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify individual character archetypes and understand the preferences that reside within those realms to create understanding for being more effective leaders within our profession,
  • Define those character strengths and challenges that frame our relationships in the practice of architecture,
  • Demonstrate self-improvement techniques to capitalize on our understanding of character preferences including awareness of self and others,
  • Understand situational leadership techniques to be highly effective in our practice management, staff interactions/expectations, client relations, advocacy efforts and overall leadership in society.

Content Leader:

Kirk Narburgh, AIA

CEO/Managing Partner, King + King Architects, LLP, Syracuse, NY