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2021 Leadership Program Information


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AIA Florida’s Jacob Leadership Institute (JLI) educates and cultivates the next generation of leaders in architecture.

AIA Florida’s JLI Leadership Program is led by former FBI agent Michael “Bret” Hood who uses his 25 years of leadership expertise to provide in-depth training that covers the science, psychology, and ethics that define leadership.

Applicants for AIA Florida’s 2021 Jacob Leadership Institute leadership program have been selected!­
Congratulations to the JLI 2021 Class
• Dieter Borrell, AIA, NCARB
• Arlenne Gil, AIA, NCARB
• Naksiye Harris, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
• Peter Hauerstein, AIA
• Ariadna Musarra, AIA
• Gerald Perrodin, AIA
• Ryan Richards, AIA, LEED AP
• Judith Sanchez, Assoc. AIA
• Lauren Shields, Assoc. AIA
• Daniel Villa, AIA
• Betsy Yankopolus, Assoc. AIA
• Seth Yeslow, AIA, NCARB
• Chris Zimmerman, AIA

2021 Training Dates - subject to change:

January 22 – Virtual
February 22 – Virtual
March 29 – Virtual­
April 26 – In person (location TBD)
May 28 – In person (location TBD)
June 28 – In person (locatoin TDB)
July – live – Graduation at Convention

During their training, students will learn how to:

  • Gain insight into their personal leadership style
  • Understand unconscious blind-spots and emotional intelligence
  • Design methods of motivating others
  • Build an organizational culture
  • Influence stakeholders

When graduates were asked about their experience, several responded.­ View their testimonials and webinar recording to learn why this leadership program is such a success.

Applicants are highly encouraged to seek support through their local component, firm, family and friends to underwrite the cost of the training.

For more information, including the 2021 program overview and application, can be found in the links above, or call AIA Florida at 850-222-7590.­



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