The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced details for this year's seminars dedicated to the up-and-coming architects poised to take the leap into senior roles in practice. The RIBA Future Leaders programme aims to provide vital training and skills for architects to enable them drive the future direction of their profession.
"Our bespoke seminars have been tailored to suit the exacting needs of architects on their way to the top," stated RIBA President Jane Duncan. "If you or someone in your studio is ambitious and determined to progress in our profession, I recommend joining the RIBA Future Leaders programme."
March 15 - Social Purpose
How can architects take the lead in projects with a social purpose?
How can practices lead in Corporate Social Responsibility?
Includes interactive sessions with leaders from Architecture Sans Frontières UK, UN Global Compact and the Social Value Portal.
May 10 - Improving Outcomes
How do leaders of practices explain the importance of design quality to clients?
How can practices lead in Post Occupancy Evaluation to do so?
Includes keynote session with Sherin Aminossehe, Head of Government Property Profession in the Government Property Unit at the Cabinet Office.
July 5 - Future Proofing
How to lead in securing your business against future challenges and take fullest advance of coming opportunities?
What lessons can large practices learn from small practices? How do we engender closer collaboration?
What are the major challenges facing the future leaders of the architecture profession? Includes keynote session with Daniel Susskind, Lecturer in Economics at Balliol College, University of Oxford, speaking about the future prospects of the architecture profession and professionalism.