2020 Call for Nominations for PMKC leadership group

Starts:  Aug 23, 2019 1:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 4, 2019 4:59 PM (ET)
Associated with  Practice Management
2020 Call for Nominations for PMKC leadership group

Information and Expectations

The AIA Knowledge Communities are volunteer member-led special interest groups of the AIA national organization.  They help members to connect with others who share the same passions and commitment—and develop projects that advance the profession and the collective work of the AIA.

As an AIA Knowledge Community, the Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) discovers, generates, organizes and shares insights, resources, and tools that enable architects to practice more effectively. We encourage all members to participate by serving on a project subcommittee or by applying to serve on the national Leadership Group (LG).

The PMKC LG is usually comprised of at least five members who serve for up to five years, with support from project-based committees and part-time AIA staff. We are currently seeking statements of qualifications from individuals who have demonstrated leadership in practice management. We currently have one (1) open position that would begin in January 2020 and end December 2024.

The PMKC LG works to fulfill our mission and deliver meaningful content to the 12,000 members of the Practice Management community in several areas:

  • PM Digest: a tri-annual or quarterly compilation of articles on a wide range of practice issues;
  • Educational content: PMKC seeks to develop content that will support the mission; the content may be displayed via AIAU; live in-person presentations; or webinars.
  • Best Practices: a subcommittee of the PMKC LG reviews/juries, develops, expands and maintains the collected Best Practices that are available to AIA members on the AIA website;
  • AIA Conference on Architecture: the PMKC LG coordinates the Practice Management Luncheon at convention, develops and presents a session focused on practice management, and meets to develop our strategic plan for the coming year;
  • Fall conference: participation at an annual conference focused on practice issues. Past iterations have included GROW at the AIA New York Chapter in 2014 and 2015, a Mini-MBA at the AIA South Atlantic Regional conference in 2016, and a session at CRAN’s conference in 2017 and 2018.

Duties and Expectations

  • Participate in one-hour monthly conference call
  • Champion one of the primary initiatives and programs (and any associated project conference calls)
  • Attend, if possible, AIA Conference on Architecture in the spring (May 2020: Los Angeles). Usually not reimbursed.
  • Attend annual three-day AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, usually in August. Partially reimbursed.
    • What is this? KLA provides an opportunity for knowledge community leaders, the Board Knowledge Committee, and AIA staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions. This is the most critical meeting to attend.
  • Attend, if possible, annual fall conference. May be partially reimbursed.

Qualifications statements:

  • Letter of interest, including a vision of what would you like to accomplish during your appointment
  • Resume with:
    • Professional accomplishments including volunteer activities.
    • Skills - leadership, organizational, speaking as well as your position and duties in your firm; what are the particular skills that you would bring to the committee that complement the existing leadership.
  • Letter of commitment from a leader in your firm that demonstrates your firm’s commitment to supporting your involvement.

The American Institute of Architects actively promotes a diverse profession, including race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. The PMKC strives to be an inclusive Knowledge Community representing diversity of thought, geographic diversity, both traditional and non-traditional practice and as well as providing opportunities for seasoned professionals, associate members and young architects.

Please submit the above information via the online form by 5pm ET on October 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact Emma Tucker at emmatucker@aia.org.