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Future Leaders 2014 launched – a programme of essential training seminars for up-and-coming architects who aspire to drive the direction of the profession.

We are running a programme of training seminars to ensure that the senior architects of the future understand the challenges ahead and have the leadership and management skills to succeed in an increasingly complex profession and construction industry. 

This year's programme of three themed half-day afternoon seminars held at the RIBA in London will focus on the skills needed to manage processes, resources, and relationships effectively in this demanding context. Expert speakers, drawn from across and outside the construction industry, will offer thought-provoking content designed to challenge, inspire and inform.

The seminar programme will culminate in a Leadership Summit on 21 October at St Catherine's College Oxford chaired by RIBA President Stephen Hodder. The keynote speech from Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Adviser, will focus on the role of British architects in a successful future construction industry.

According to RIBA President Stephen R Hodder MBE, 'The UK construction industry is developing rapidly. The next generation of architects in leadership roles need to step up to ensure the diverse skills of the profession play a vital role in delivering efficiency, sustainability, whole life value and quality in the built environment'.

The president has advised RIBA members 'Whether you are a partner or director looking to invest in the potential of your practice, or a talented individual aspiring to drive the direction of the profession, the RIBA’s Future Leaders programme will deliver the training you need to ensure you or your staff to meet the significant challenges and realise the vast opportunities of an industry in transformation'.

Process, 10 March - SOLD OUT

  • Understanding the Government Construction Strategy
    • Hayley Miller, Cabinet Office
  • How will BIM change our industry?
    • Aran Verling, Groundhill
    • Mark Bryden, Bryden Woods
    • Rebecca De Cicco, Digital Node
  • RIBA Plan of Work 2013 – a framework for the future
    • Dale Sinclair, Dyer
  • Data and design – the next generation
    • Luke Nicholson, CarbonCulture

Resources, 6 May - SOLD OUT

  • Managing fees and time
  • Understanding value and delivering it
  • Energy literacy

Relationships, 8 July - SOLD OUT

  • Clients
  • International
  • Communication

Leadership Summit, 21 October - Oxford, click for more information

  • Introduction - Stephen R Hodder MBE, RIBA President
  • The role of British architects in a successful construction industry - Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Adviser
  • Leading design
  • Leading projects
  • Leading teams

This course is a continuation of a successful programme from previous years with new speakers and topics, and also counts towards annual CPD requirements.

Book now by clicking on the dates above, with discounted rates for attending more than one session.

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